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edX: Introduction to Bond, Equity Markets and Financial Regulation

 with  Jack Farmer

This course begins with an understanding of the role of debt and equity in a firm’s capital structure and identifies the main issuers of bonds and the different types of bonds they issue. Examples are used to calculate a bond’s price and its yield (IRR). You will learn how to distinguish between different yield curve shapes and understand their implications for the economy and the business cycle.

We then explore the role primary and secondary markets play and provides an understanding of the mechanics of a Treasury. You will learn about the sources and impacts of the different types of risks that bondholders face and the bond market’s use and calculation of credit ratings and credit spreads.

This course wraps up with an understanding of the different classes of Common Stock and the main types of Preferred Stock along with warrants and depositary receipts. You will get introduced to different types of stock markets, exchanges and electronic clearing networks. You will also learn about the key regulators of the financial system along with their primary objectives. You’ll also look at the main features and objectives of Dodd-Frank and Basel III.

Syllabus

  • LO1: Capital Markets
  • LO2: Understanding Bond Market
  • LO3: Issuers
  • LO4: Classifying Bonds
  • LO5: Coupon Bonds
  • LO6: Interest Rate
  • LO7: Sample Bond
  • LO8: Coupon Frequency and Floating Rate Coupons
  • LO9: Maturity
  • L10: Legal Status of Bond Holders
  • L11: Prepayment Provisions
  • L12: Volatility and Prepayments
  • L13: Bond Contract and Structures
  • L14: Pass Thrus
  • L15: Treasury Markets
  • L16: Corporate Bond and Municipal Market
  • L17: Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS)
  • L18: Asset Backed Securities (ABS)
  • L19: Bond Pricing Language
  • L20: Price/Yield Relationship
  • L21: Treasury Yield Curve
  • L22: Accrued Interest
  • L23: Total Bond Price
  • L24: Current Yield
  • L25: Present and Future Value
  • L26: Internal Rate of Return
  • L27: Yield to Maturity (YTM)
  • L28: Inflation
  • L29: Yield Curve
  • L30: Fiscal and Monetary Policy
  • L31: Primary Dealers
  • L32: Primary and Secondary Markets
  • L33: Treasury Auction Process
  • L34: Corporate Bonds/Primary Markets
  • L35: Risks in Bond Market
  • L36: Rating Agencies
  • L37: Common Stock
  • L38: Preferred Stock
  • L39: Rights/Warrants
  • L40: Depositary Receipts and Convertible Bonds
  • L41: Primary and Secondary Markets
  • L42: Other Markets
  • L43: Regulation of the financial system
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Cost $229
Pace Self Paced
Subject Finance
Provider edX
Language English
Hours 1-2 hours a week
Calendar 7 weeks long

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