Introduction to Capital Markets
What you’ll learn
Students will learn about the products, players and jargon of the capital and derivative markets. The capital markets are a place to raise money or invest money and students will learn about the two key capital markets – equities and fixed income. The derivative markets are a place to manage risk. Students will learn about futures, forwards, options and swaps.
No prior knowledge is required.
This course is a foundation programme in financial markets. It covers the major capital markets – equities and debt and the main derivative markets – futures, forwards, options and swaps.Students will learn about each of the main products and how they are used by companies and institutions such as fund managers and banks.Through the course students will:Gain confidence in understanding the terminology used in the markets.Learn distinct features of equity product and its marketLearn distinct features of fixed income productsLearn to price a simple bond and read bond yield curveUnderstand working of range of derivative products and its application in financial marketUnderstand the dynamics of different market structures
Section 1: Introduction to Equities
Lecture 1 Equities, Shares and Ownership
Lecture 2 Equities as a form of funding
Lecture 3 Accounting Equity
Lecture 4 Shares in Issue and market capitalization
Lecture 5 Growth and value stocks
Lecture 6 Cyclical and defensive stocks
Lecture 7 Introduction to Equity BETA
Section 2: Introduction to Fixed Income
Lecture 8 What is a bond ?
Lecture 9 Key features of a bond
Lecture 10 Issuers of a bond
Lecture 11 Who invests in bond ?
Lecture 12 Types of bonds based on coupons
Lecture 13 Other types of bonds
Lecture 14 What is a credit rating ?
Lecture 15 What drives the price of a bond?
Lecture 16 Understanding yield
Lecture 17 The yield Curve
Section 3: Introduction to Derivatives
Lecture 18 Physical, Capital and Derivative market
Lecture 19 What is a derivative?
Lecture 20 Types of derivatives
Lecture 21 Over the counter vs exchange driven derivatives
Lecture 22 Long vs short positions
Lecture 23 Hedgers, arbitrators and arbitrageurs
Lecture 24 What is a futures contract?
Lecture 25 The role of the futures exchange
Lecture 26 What is a forward contract?
Lecture 27 Call option basics
Lecture 28 Put options basics
Lecture 29 Interest rate swaps
Lecture 30 Different types of swaps
Students studying the financial markets and anyone hoping to further their career in financial services.
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Created by: Ryan Spendelow