Overview

This course will give you a brief, but broad introduction of the capital markets - who are the primary participants, issuers, investors, intermediaries, what they trade there, and both the applications to which market participants make use of the instruments, as well as give you a sense of the role that capital markets play in the operation of the economic system as well as the financial system.

This course contains 21 lectures within 4 sections, including:

  • Capital Markets Overview
  • Fixed Income Markets
  • Equity Markets
  • Currency and Derivatives Markets

Learning Outcomes

What you'll Learn

  • You'll learn the players and participants within the capital markets
  • You'll learn what the capital markets are and the role they play in the economic and financial system
  • You'll learn about the types of instruments used

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Slack Channel - Discussion Forum

    • Slack Channel
  • 2

    Capital Markets Overview

    • Major Market Segments and Types of Instruments FREE PREVIEW
    • Major Market Segments and Types of Instruments-Slides
    • Economic Functions of Capital Markets
    • Economic Functions of Capital Markets-Slides
    • Securities Markets and Important Market Participants
    • Securities Markets and Important Market Participants-Slides
    • Commercial Banking and Investment Banking
    • Commercial Banking and Investment Banking-Slides
    • Primary and Secondary Markets
    • Primary and Secondary Markets-Slides
    • Primary Market Offerings
    • Primary Market Offerings-Slides
    • Roles of Financial Intermediaries
    • Roles of Financial Intermediaries-Slides
    • Comparing Securities to Derivatives
    • Comparing Securities to Derivatives-Slides
  • 3

    Fixed Income Markets

    • Introduction to Fixed Income Securities FREE PREVIEW
    • Introduction to Fixed Income Securities-Slides
    • Fixed Income Securities: Sources of Return and Types of Risk
    • Fixed Income Securities: Sources of Return and Types of Risk -Slides
    • Government and Government Agency Securities
    • Government and Government Agency Securities -Slides
    • Corporate Securities and Structured Securities
    • Corporate Securities and Structured Securities -Slides
    • Bond Pricing and Valuation
    • Bond Pricing and Valuation -Slides
    • Yield Curves, Credit Markets and the Business Cycle
    • Yield Curves, Credit Markets and the Business Cycle -Slides
    • Yield Curves, Monetary Policy and the Real Economy
    • Yield Curves, Monetary Policy and the Real Economy -Slides
  • 4

    Equity Markets

    • Introduction to Equity Securities FREE PREVIEW
    • Introduction to Equity Securities -Slides
    • Investment Characteristics and Valuation of Equity Securities
    • Investment Characteristics and Valuation of Equity Securities -Slides
    • Valuation of Equities Using Earnings Multiples (P/E Ratios)
    • Valuation of Equities Using Earnings Multiples (P/E Ratios) -Slides
  • 5

    Currency and Derivatives Markets.

    • Currency Markets and Factors Affecting Exchange Rates FREE PREVIEW
    • Currency Markets and Factors Affecting Exchange Rates -Slides
    • Types of Derivative Contracts and Their Characteristics
    • Types of Derivative Contracts and Their Characteristics -Slides
    • The Real Meaning of "Derivatives" and Their Use in Managing Risk
    • The Real Meaning of "Derivatives" and Their Use in Managing Risk -Slides