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50%

started a new career after completing these courses

46%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 7 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Equity Markets

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 97 min)
11 videos
1. Equities Market : All you wanted to know11m
2. Secondary Markets : The basics6m
3. Market timing and movement : Pattern's emerge7m
4. Understanding financial information : A guide9m
5. Types of orders : A primer8m
6. Building your portfolio : Start now10m
7. Diversification : Never to forget7m
8. Matching your investments and knowledge : Go with your gut8m
9. Trading rules : For all times - Part 19m
10. Trading rules : For all times - Part 28m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Currency Markets

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 101 min)
12 videos
2. Around the world in a trading day : A round up8m
3. Foreign Exchange Markets and Other Financial Markets : The complete spectrum7m
1. The Mechanics of Currency Trading : Must follow10m
2. Profit and Loss : Don't take it personally12m
3. Understanding currency codes and Trading Strategies : Make you a winner7m
4. Short term high frequency trading : Finding Direction8m
5. Medium term directional trading : Define your strategy7m
6. Developing a disciplined trading plan : Never to forget7m
7. Getting started with real money : A golden opportunity8m
8. Types of orders : For all your requirements9m
9. Managing the trade : Lesson's Learned9m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Fixed Income Markets

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 60 min)
7 videos
2. Interest Rates or Yields : Finding Direction9m
3. Calling a Bond : Expect the unexpected7m
4. Bond Ratings : Necessary, not Optional11m
1. Government Bonds : The favored asset class10m
2. Agency Bonds7m
3. Municipal Bonds : Not all bonds are equal7m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Macroeconomic Fundamentals

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 78 min)
12 videos
2. Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) : How confident are you?8m
3. GDP : The back bone of the economy6m
4. Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization7m
5. Consumer Price Index (CPI) : Fixed income investor's enemy8m
6. Producer Price Index (PPI) : A must know4m
1. Housing Starts : Navigating through troubled water5m
2. Retail Sales : Good for financial health3m
3. Manufacturing Survey : Possible, but not probable consequences4m
4. Yield Curve : Warning signs9m
5. Monetary Policy : Central bank's tool5m
Conclusion6m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m

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About the Financial Markets and Investment Strategy Specialization

The Investment Management Specialization teaches professional asset management of securities using portfolio management and behavioral aspects of finance. Specific topics include: an introduction to the basics of finance, how to evaluate risk and expected return, the behavioral aspect of investment strategy, and current trends....
Financial Markets and Investment Strategy

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