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 Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® program covers all 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 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.
- 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.
The course was very Interesting, amazing and productive!
It has a very interesting exercice. This course helped me to understand some basic notions of the Fixed income market, in comprhensive method.
Junior KETO NSINGANI
Interesting, relevant, and well explained