An Introduction to Financial Markets on Wall Street
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An Introduction to Financial Markets on Wall Street

Comprehensive guide to finance: equity, debt, FX, commodities, derivatives, investment bank, hedge fund, risk, jobs
5.0 (1 rating)
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19 students enrolled
Created by Ying Chen
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the function of financial markets and financial institutions (investment banks, funds, insurance companies and so on).
  • Learn most updated financial and economic data.
  • Understand financial instruments (stock, bond, FX, MBS and commodities) and their derivatives (options, futures, interest rate swap, swaption, credit default swap, CMO and CDO).
  • Learn financial instrument related risk (interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and counterparty risk). Learn 2008 financial crisis.
  • Learn what is the difference between sell side and buy side. Learn different jobs on Wall Street and what skills are needed.
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Requirements
  • No finance experience is required. Everything is explained from the scratch.
  • You just need basic math skill to understand the financial data and statistics used in this course.
Description

An Introduction to Financial Markets on Wall Street gives a comprehensive introduction of financial markets, financial institutions and products on Wall Street.

  • Equity, bond, MBS, FX, commodities
  • Investment bank, mutual fund, hedge fund, insurance company, pension fund. 
  • Financial derivatives (forward and future, option, interest rate swap, swaption, credit default swap, CMO, CDO)
  • Investment risks (interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, counter-party risk)
  • Financial crisis (a lot examples from the 2008 subprime crisis)
  • Types of jobs on Wall Street (portfolio manager, trader, analyst, developer, operations and so on).

 What are differences between this course and other online finance courses? 

  • Knowledgeable instructor (PhD from Stanford, worked at JP Morgan, Munich Re and a macro hedge fund)
  • It uses the most updated financial and economic data and statistics from various sources including Fed, BLS, BEA, IMF, SIFMA, and US Department of Treasury.
  • It is useful for all types of students. You can improve your financial knowledge needed for the personal financial planning. If you would like to seek a career in finance, this course gives your a complete training to land your dream job. 


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is interested in finance.
  • Anyone who wants to improve his or her financial knowledge.
  • Anyone who have an interest to have a career in the financial industry.
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
01:52:08
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Introduction
1 Lecture 04:53
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An overview of the financial system
6 Lectures 23:44
Function of financial markets
05:31

Structure of financial markets and stock markets
05:19


Foreign exchange markets
01:51

Financial intermediaries
01:58

Regulations of the financial sytem
02:46
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Financial institutions
7 Lectures 27:54
Why do we need financial institutions
03:52

Banks
01:51

Insurance companies
05:35

Pension funds
02:38

Mutual funds
04:17

Investment banks
04:46

Hedge funds
04:55
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Financial product I (Stock, Forex and Commodities)
5 Lectures 20:08
Stock
04:47

FX and commodities
03:38

Financial derivatives - forward and future contracts
04:07

Financial derivatives - options 1
03:48

Financial derivatives - options 2
03:48
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Financial Product II (Fixed Income Securities)
7 Lectures 25:54
Overview of fixed income products
02:18

Bond
06:56

Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS)
04:40

Asset Backed Securities (ABS)
01:45

Fixed income derivatives - bond futures and bond options
02:53

Fixed income derivatives - interest rate swap and swaption
02:43

Fixed income derivatives - credit default swap (CDS), CMOs and CDOs
04:39
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Types of jobs on Wall Street
3 Lectures 09:35
Overview of employment in financial services
01:56

Organization and structure of banking and financial services
01:28

Jobs on Wall Street
06:11
About the Instructor
Ying Chen
5.0 Average rating
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19 Students
1 Course
Wall Street Quantitative Analyst with 10+ Years experience

EDUCATION
 
Ph.D. in Computational Fluid Mechanics, Stanford University                    

M.S. in Statistics, Stanford University           

EXPERIENCE

Quantitative Analyst,               QFR Capital Management               

Quantitative Analyst,               MEAG New York A member of the Munich Re Group              

Quantitative Analyst,               JPMorgan Investment Management Inc.,        

 
COMPUTER SKILLS
 
Programming languages:  C/C++, C#, Java, Python , Perl, Tcl, SQL, VBA, Shell scripting and parallel programming with MPI.  Operating systems: UNIX, Linux and Windows.  Hardware System: Parallel system, Supercomputers, Workstation, Pc and Mac. Applications: R, Splus, Matlab, SAS and MS-Office.