||Field Of Study
|Interactive Self Study
||Michael Walker, CPA
Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Overview
Financial markets represent the lifeblood of our global economy. These mechanisms promote greater economic efficiency by transferring funds from individuals, businesses and governments with an excess of available funds to those with a shortage. Funds are transferred in the financial markets through the purchase and sale of financial instruments (such as stocks and bonds). Short-term financial instruments are available in money markets, while longer-term financial instruments are purchased and sold in the world’s capital markets. Many financial markets have been in existence for hundreds of years; however the modern era has brought along many new innovations such as securitization and the derivatives market.
This course provides an introductory overview of the world’s largest financial markets, including the money, bond, stock, mortgage, foreign currency and derivatives markets. This course reviews the various types of financial risk that impact these markets, as well as the economic variables that influence market activity (such as interest rates and monetary policy).
Who Should Attend: CPA's
Chapter 1: FINANCIAL MARKETS & INTERMEDIARIES
Chapter 2: INTEREST RATES
Chapter 3: CENTRAL BANKING AND MONETARY POLICY
Chapter 4: MONEY MARKETS
Chapter 5: CAPITAL MARKETS (PART I)
Chapter 6: CAPITAL MARKETS (PART II)
Chapter 4: FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKETS (PART I)
Chapter 4: FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKETS (PART II)
• Identify the unique characteristics of financial markets.
• Recognize the types of financial instruments traded in financial markets.
• Recognize how economic variables (such as interest rates and monetary policy) and financial risks impact financial market activity.