This mini course will explain why firms choose to have their shares traded on the stock exchange and how trading works. We’ll spend the first two sessions developing a language for talking about the stock market, firms, and firm and share performance. Then we’ll have a session on the “risk-return tradeoff”; this is an important topic to understand before we turn to our finale – how to create a trading strategy and see if you can use it to make money in the stock market! You’ll work in teams to create and test your trading strategy. Your team will need to know how to use excel and some basic statistics. But don’t worry if you don’t know this, we’ll cover everything.