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Fixed Income Securities: Become a Bond Analyst & Investor

Overview Fixed Income Securities: Become a Bond Analyst & Investor is a comprehensive course designed to equip you with the …

Fixed Income Securities: Become a Bond Analyst & Investor

Fixed Income Securities: Become a Bond Analyst & Investor

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Fixed Income Securities: Become a Bond Analyst & Investor Overview

Fixed Income Securities: Become a Bond Analyst & Investor is a comprehensive course designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the field of debt financing and bond investment. This course covers the fundamentals of bonds, their characteristics, and various types. You’ll explore the intricacies of the yield curve, bond valuation, and bond pricing through real-world case studies. By the end of this course, you will be adept at analysing and investing in fixed income securities, ready to apply these skills in a professional setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals of debt financing.
  • Identify and describe different types of bonds.
  • Analyse the characteristics and forms of bonds.
  • Interpret and apply the concept of the yield curve.
  • Perform bond valuation and pricing with confidence.
  • Evaluate bonds for investment purposes.
  • Develop skills to become a proficient bond analyst.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to practical case studies.
  • Enhance decision-making skills in fixed income investments.
  • Stay updated with current trends and advancements in the bond market.

Who Is This Course For

This course is ideal for individuals aspiring to become bond analysts or investors. It is suitable for finance students, professionals in the banking and finance industry, and anyone interested in learning about fixed income securities. If you are looking to deepen your understanding of bonds and enhance your investment skills, this course is perfect for you.

Eligibility Requirements

To enrol in Fixed Income Securities: Become a Bond Analyst & Investor, participants should have a solid grasp of relevant subjects or disciplines and a strong interest in the field. This course is designed for recent graduates, professionals looking to enhance their skills, and individuals aiming to transition into the industry.

Entry Requirements

  • Age Requirement: Applicants must be aged 16 or above, allowing both young learners and adults to engage in this educational pursuit.
  • Academic Background: There are no specific educational prerequisites, opening the door to individuals from diverse academic histories.
  • Language Proficiency: A good command of the English language is essential for comprehension and engagement with the course materials.
  • Numeracy Skills: Basic numeracy skills are required for understanding nutritional data and dietary planning.

Why Choose Us

  • Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials;
  • Tutorial videos/materials from the industry-leading experts;
  • Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform;
  • Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result;
  • The UK & internationally recognised accredited
  • Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere, anytime;
  • The benefit of career advancement opportunities;
  • 24/7 student support via email.

Career Path

Completing this course will open up various career opportunities in the finance industry. You can pursue roles such as bond analyst, investment banker, financial analyst, portfolio manager, and more. This course also provides a solid foundation for those looking to specialise in fixed income securities and advance their careers in financial markets and investment firms.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Debt Financing
Introduction 00:01:00
Properties of fixed income securities 00:01:00
Money Market & Capital Market 00:01:00
Primary & Secondary Markets 00:01:00
Introduction to Bonds
Market capitalization of the bond market 00:01:00
Definition of Bonds 00:01:00
Issuer of Bonds 00:01:00
Categories of Bonds 00:03:00
Flow of Funds in Fixed Income Markets 00:02:00
Example of Bond-funded projects 00:01:00
Characteristics of Bonds
Face value & Coupon rate 00:01:00
Coupon date & Maturity 00:01:00
Term, Purchase price & Accrued interest 00:01:00
Yield Rate 00:01:00
Covenants 00:01:00
Coupon Payments 00:01:00
Types of Bonds
Zero-Coupon bonds 00:02:00
Convertible bonds 00:01:00
Callable bonds 00:01:00
Puttable bonds 00:02:00
Forms of Bonds
Default-free bonds & defaultable bonds 00:01:00
Rating of Defaultable bonds 00:01:00
The Yield curve
Introduction (The Yield curve) 00:01:00
Types of Yield curves 00:01:00
Bond Valuation or Bond Pricing
Bond Symbols 00:01:00
Bonds issued at Par, Premium & Discount 00:03:00
Relationship between Yield to Maturity (YTM) and Bond Price 00:03:00
Value of a zero-coupon bond 00:02:00
Value of a bond with coupon payments 00:01:00
Case Study
Part a 00:07:00
Part b 00:02:00
Part c 00:06:00

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