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Hours to complete

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Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

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Bond MarketFinancial MarketsStock MarketInvestment
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Equity Markets

In this module you will be introduced to equity markets and trading in equity markets....
Reading
11 videos (Total 97 min), 1 quiz
Video11 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Currency Markets

In this module you will be exposed to currency markets and different currencies traded in these markets. The they are given a brief overview on how to trade in the currency markets....
Reading
12 videos (Total 101 min), 1 quiz
Video12 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Fixed Income Markets

In this module you will be exposed to the fixed income markets. Various types of fixed income securities available in the market are discussed. Learners are also taught the bond terminology....
Reading
7 videos (Total 60 min), 1 quiz
Video7 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Macroeconomic Fundamentals

This module focuses on key economic indicators that are monitored closely by the finance community. You will learn to examine these economic indicators in the context of business cycles....
Reading
12 videos (Total 78 min), 1 quiz
Video12 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
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Top Reviews

By SKMar 18th 2018

For a beginner like me, this course was indeed instrumental in getting me on the level ground with other investors and boost me up wit a confidence to start my own investment portfolio.

By SBMay 14th 2017

Excellent course for beginners. The lectures are easy to follow and taught in a very understandable manner. I would love to attend the advanced courses from the same faculty.

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Vaidya Nathan

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Finance

About Indian School of Business

The Indian School of Business has successfully put India on the global map of management education by nurturing young leaders with an understanding of developing economies and the society at large. Through innovations in curricula and pedagogy to reflect the shifting business landscape, the ISB is committed to providing the best venue for management education to meet the growing need to develop young leaders who can manage global challenges....

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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