Fixed Income & Bonds Course

This 2-part course will introduce you to the main products and players in fixed income markets. This course teaches using real market data and examples of the most commonly used Bloomberg screens for bonds. Core concepts such as bond pricing, duration and yield curves are covered in detail. This course incorporates a wide range of applied exercises with case studies and quizzes to test what you have learned.

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Fixed income products and markets

In this first section, we explore the key features of a bond including the issuer, coupon and maturity date. The key issuers are covered and ratings for bonds are discussed. Bond prices are driven by changes in the yield curve. Typical yield curve shapes are investigated together with how the yield curve moves through the economic cycle. The module uses Bloomberg’s DES, YAS and IYC screens to illustrate the points discussed.

  • Learn the key features of fixed income securities & bonds
  • Understand the yield curve and what it represents
  • Track yield curve changes throughout the economic cycle

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Pricing fixed income securities and duration

The second module starts by demonstrating how bonds are priced using discounted cash flow and the relationship between a bond’s price and its yield. Clean prices, dirty prices, and accrued interest are also discussed. Understanding how bond prices move as their yields move is a fundamental concept in the fixed income market. Macaulay and modified duration are both explained. This session provides an intuitive explanation of these concepts before looking at detailed calculations.

  • Use Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) to price bonds
  • Learn the relationship between bond prices and yields
  • Use duration to learn how bond prices move in the market

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More fixed income course information

This course incorporates a wide range of applied exercises and case studies. Sophisticated search and navigation tools allow you to go at your own pace while pop quizzes test what you have learned. The course also includes two PDF reference guides – a financial statements glossary and an accounting fact-sheet. These can be used while taking the course and downloaded to your computer for future reference.

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Shruti Mishra
Amazing teaching, clears all the concepts really well.
Laolu Bolarinwa (BSC, ACA)
Fixed Income Fundamentals
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.
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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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Ivana Rakic
very simple and well explained. I give 5 stars to this course
Davide Carisi, MBA
Despite the fact that I worked as a Financial Planner for many years during my previous work experience In Italy, the course has been very good because I have the possibility to study more in debt the topic. In addition, also the teacher was very clear during the explanation.
Zakiya Abdul Samad
I just completed one free course Fixed Income Fundamentals and enjoyed the learning thoroughly. The instructor videos are professionally prepared, well presented and easy to understand. The best part is the course is interesting and provides practical training on using the tools and techniques. This is motivating and immensely satisfying. I am looking forward to receiving the digital certificate for this course and then buying the full course set.
It has a very interesting exercice. This course helped me to understand some basic notions of the Fixed income market, in comprhensive method.
Rishi shingala
Excellent course....content is very good and also the presentation .
ngoni simon maiwasha
The course gave me the necessary challenges, and the lecturers presented the course excellently. However, the downloadable notes were too summarized. They had little help in the qualifying test.
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Ozan Toros
Great course for the ones who are new to the topic. Clear explanation of duration and pricing. Bloomberg snapshots also make it clear to understand what a bond and terms look like. Thank you for this opportunity.
Iboro Ekiko
I learned fixed income during training school but didn't get as much clarity as I did get from this short course. Thanks a million
Ranjan Sethi
The course has been very useful in value addition to my knowledge. May I request to please send me a certificate of completion of this course as the earlier one sent by you is misplaced on my Laptop. Thanks
Teka Derick Tikum
Teaches you more in the financial market of Bonds Maths and equity, FED monetary policy and yield curve Analysis. Has enhanced my investment Banking Skills. Thanks
Sukanto Chakraborty
It helped me to clear my fundamentals
Mohamed Kanneh
Interesting and I really want to forward my knowledge with CFI
Hariharan Sairam
Many concepts were clearly explained. Well done Sir!!!!
Alvin Tezi
It's easy to understand and helpful for those who have little knowledge about the subject and a good reminder for those who already know about the bond market.
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Richard Hastings
Interesting, relevant, and well explained
Nicola Kini
I enjoyed the short course because it was easy to follow through and comprehend.
Sonal Sahani
I liked the entire course and I have learnt alot. Just the last calculations needs a bit more of clarification
Omiyale Abiodun ACA, ACS, ACIS
The course is straight to the point. It is very good for professionals who are switching roles within the capital market ( from equity trading to fixed income) or those who require a refresher course. It delivers exactly what the IBs require
Rustom Rupand
I like how you make this course so practical, not like stuff I've taken in school before

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