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INVESTING IN FINANCIAL MARKETS : HOW DOES IT WORK ?

 

 

Module 1: Introduction to the Securities Industry

  • Gain a basic understanding of the investment world and the Securities Industry
  • Understand the role of Primary and Secondary Markets
  • Understand the process of a Public Offering

Module 2: Introduction to Equity Securities

  • Identify the basic characteristics of common stock
  • Read and comprehend stock quotations
  • Identify the characteristics and types of preferred stock

Module 3: Introduction to Debt Securities

  • Identify the basic features of corporate, U.S. government, and municipal bonds
  • Read and comprehend bond credit ratings and yields
  • Identify different government securities

Module 4 : Fixed Income Markets

  • Fixed Income Markets Overview
  • Bond Pricing and Yield Measures
  • Treasury Securities
  • Corporate Bonds
  • Global Bonds I
  • Global Bonds II
  • Duration
  • Basis Point Value
  • High Yield Bonds

Module 5 : Money Markets

  • Overview of Money Markets
  • Instruments of Money Markets
  • Arithmetic for Money Markets
  • Money Market Deposits
  • Certificates of Deposit
  • Repurchase Agreements (Repos)
  • Treasury Bills
  • Bills of Exchange
  • Commercial Paper

Module 6 : Financial Mathematics

  • Basic Financial Measures
  • Time Value of Money
  • Bond Pricing
  • Yield Curve Analysis
  • Probability Distributions and Their Properties
  • Measuring Volatility
  • Correlation and Regression Analysis

Module 7 :  Combination Strategies

  • Portfolio strategies

Module 8 : Equity Markets

  • Global Equity Markets
  • Equity Valuation Models I
  • Equity Valuation Models II
  • Convertibles
  • Warrants
  • Portfolio Management