Understanding Capital Markets

Understanding Capital Markets
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Date(s) - 26/01/2020
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Capital markets are a crucial area of finance—and investors aren’t the only ones impacted. Retirement, buying a house, and long-term savings are all affected by the rise and fall of the investment markets. While everyone’s circumstances are different, understanding how the stock market and investments like bonds work can make you more successful. In this course, Dr. Michael McDonald explores the world of capital markets, including stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, currencies, and commodities. Learn about stock valuation, bond valuation, options, bond yields, calculation of bond ratings, and how earnings reports and other market events impact stock investors. Dr. McDonald also demonstrates how to buy and sell financial products, and assess the risk that goes along with each one.

What you’ll learn

  • Analyzing risk and return in investments
  • Domestic vs. international markets
  • Buying and selling stocks
  • Evaluating earnings reports
  • Trading call and put options
  • Investing in bonds
  • Bond valuation and yields
  • Bond ratings and returns
  • Foreign exchange and currency markets
  • Buying and selling commodities


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