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Discover hidden stock gems with investing class

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Understanding the stock market and financial lingo can seem impossible. How do you determine what stock to invest in? What signs should you look for in a company? Portland Community College will cover all the basics in an online course this spring.

The Analysis and Valuation of Stocks is designed to show students how to research and value stocks. Instructor Aaron Clarey will cover reading financial statements, calculating financial ratios, industrial comparisons, and pricing techniques.

Held entirely online via the Internet, the six-week, non-credit class offers the flexibility to open lessons whenever your schedule allows and features discussion boards with the instructor and other students. The class will be offered from March 21 through April 27. Cost is $85. To register, email, or visit

For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-731-6619.

Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving approximately 88,200 full- and part-time students. For more PCC news, please visit us on the Web at PCC has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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