Economics for Capital Market Course Overview
In this Economics for Capital Markets course, we will go over important economic principles that impact financial markets, rather than worry about Micro/Macro theory. We will introduce economic events and cover how to differentiate between economic releases and economic indicators.
Next, we will do a quick refresher on Central Banks and monetary policy, before we dive into specific examples such as The Federal Reserve (The Fed), European Central Bank (ECB), Bank of England, and Bank of Japan, and discuss these institutions and their policies in detail. After having learned about Central Banks, we will go back to economic indicators and give examples of some of the more important ones to be familiar with, such as: Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Consumer Price Index (CPI), Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), and Building Permits. Finally, we will end the course by discussing the impact on markets and how the markets should react to economic news vs. how they react in real life.
Economics Course for Capital Markets Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- Know how economic principles impact financial markets.
- Classify & interpret economic releases.
- Understand Central Banks, their goals, and role in the economy.
- Perceive how specific markets are impacted by specific economic events.
- Grasp how market practitioners use this information to trade and invest.
Economics Course for Capital Markets is a Prep Course of CFI’s CMSA® Program
CFI’s Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® program covers the basic, intermediate, and advanced topics about sales and trading, investment banking, and asset management. This program teaches you trading strategies used in the finance and capital markets industry. It is ideal for students who want to learn how to trade different asset classes. The program is completely online so you can take it at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.
Common career paths for students who take the CMSA® are Sales & Trading, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Treasury, Risk Management, and other capital markets careers.
Who Should Take This CMSA® Course?
This Economics for Capital Markets course is perfect for anyone who would like to build a strong foundation on economic principles before jumping in financial markets as economics forms the foundation of our monetary system. This course is designed to equip anyone who desires to begin a career in fixed income, equity, sales and trading, or other areas of finance with the fundamental knowledge of economics.
- Skills Learned Trading strategies used in the finance and capital markets
- Career Prep Work in capital markets, whether on the buy-side or the sell-side
5 courses from beginner to intermediate level.01Optional
8 courses from beginner to intermediate level.02Required
16 courses in advanced and intermediate levels.03Required
Submit your CMSA® checklist and order your certificate.04Required
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Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.05Optional
How the Certification Works
Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.
The program is a part of the All Access Subscription, which includes all programs and courses.
CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience.
Very insightful especially with regards to the key players in the markets that are so vast and the important to know what is involved.
Hazel Asantewaa kissi-Dankwa
This course aims at teaching participants in the markets that help shape the financial markets using behavioral finance.
Anuj Kumar Karmakar
As a toddler in capital markets, this is the good meal to strengthen and support my first steps. It is insightful.!!