Fixed Income Fundamentals Course Overview
In this Fixed Income Fundamentals course, we will explore the basic products and players in fixed income markets. We will introduce key features of a bond such as par value, coupon, yield curves, and credit spreads. Then, we will calculate the price of a bond using discounted cash flows and the relationship between a bond’s price and its yield. Clean prices, dirty prices, accrued interest, and day count are other fixed income topics discussed in this online course. Finally, we will explore bond risk measures including Macaulay duration, modified duration, dollar duration, and convexity. We will then calculate the price sensitivity to yield changes using these risk measures.
Fixed Income Fundamentals Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- Define the key concepts of the basic fixed income instrument -bonds
- Explain who buys bonds, who issues bonds, and the bond market
- Examine the concepts of yield, coupon, and day count
- Discuss the yield curve, credit spreads, and what they represent
- Calculate the price of a bond and explain the relationship between price and yield
- Measure the yield sensitivity of a bond by using duration and convexity
Fixed Income Fundamentals Is a Required Course of CFI’s CMSA™ Program
CFI’s upcoming Capital Markets & Securities Analysis (CMSA)™ program will cover all the basic, intermediate, and advanced topics about sales and trading, investment banking, and asset management. This program will teach 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.
Students can sign up for updates and reserve a spot in the Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)™ Program on the student dashboard.
Who Should Take This CMSA™ Course?
This Fixed Income Fundamentals course is perfect for anyone who would like to build up their understanding about capital markets. 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 fixed income.
What You'll Learn
What Our Students Say
Amazing teaching, clears all the concepts really well.
Wonderful Course. The materials are self-explanatory, I have struggled to attain a proper understanding of Bonds and other equity instruments for quite a while now, but with this course, I am more confident about my knowledge of bonds and its valuation and basic fixed income theoretical terminologies.
The material in the course is somewhat challenging to understand on it's face. However, CFI does a great job at explaining it so it comes off as intuitive. It may take another 1 or 2 course completions to understand the underlying concepts due to their nature but overall the course does a great job at hitting all of the fundamental fixed income building blocks.
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