Economics for Capital Markets

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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.

What You'll Learn

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Economics for Capital Markets is part of the All Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® courses, which includes 28 courses.

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  • All 28 CMSA® courses
  • 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

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16 courses in advanced and intermediate levels.


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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.
Students must complete all core and 7 elective courses (13 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified (CMSA)® Certification will be emailed to you.

What Our Students Say

Marvellous course
I came to learn a lot of advance economic policies and indicators that drives an economy all over the globe. Thank you a lot for availing course for free and I recommend you all to take this course and have a practical and core understanding about economic indicators impacts for the country's productivity outcomes all over the globe.

Pankaj Gariya

Insightful and very explainatory
The course gave me great insight and knowledge on types of economic releases, how the financial market reacts to economic releases and how various market players trade on these economic releases to mention a few.

Jeremiah Olarewaju

Hi Team, I am really very grateful to you all for this online free course opportunity , the course are design and explicited in an excellent manner. I have learned many new concept through this course.

Neha Saluja

A Great Course for the beginner
This course is designed for the beginners who are interested in economic for capital markets. The course is informative and presented with demonstration.

Kwong Sang Yeung

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