This course provides an introduction to bonds and the bond market, and is taught by a financial markets professional who has worked in the bond market.
This course is tailored to students who have no prior or only very little knowledge of finance and want to learn about bonds so that they can invest wisely using fixed interest investments.
This course comes in the form of an easy to follow webinar and is split up into the following lectures:
• What is a Bond?
• Features & Characteristics of Bonds
• Types of Bonds
• Credit Ratings
The Bond Market
• Primary vs. Secondary Market
• Players In The Bond Market
Investing in Bonds
• Why Invest In Bonds
• How To Invest In Bonds
• Why Are Bond Yields Currently So Low?
• What Is Quantitative Easing?
• Additional Resources & Learning Materials
In this lecture we go into detail and discuss the various features and characteristics of bonds.
In this lecture we discuss credit ratings and ratings agencies and what role they play in the bond market.
In this lecture we look at the Credit Rating Matrix from the three major credit ratings agencies S&P, Moody's and Fitch.
In this lecture we discuss the various risks that affect bond prices that every investor needs to be aware of.
In this lecture we discuss the difference between the new issue market, also known as the primary market, and the secondary market.
In this lecture we introduce the various participants in the bond markets and what roles they each play.
In this lecture we look at why holding bonds in a diversified portfolio is crucial for any serious investor.
In this lecture we look at how you can actually go about investing in the bond market as a retail investor.
In the bonus section we look at why bond yields are currently at histroic lows and what role quantitative easing plays in that.
In this lecture we look at why bond yields are currently at historic lows and what role quantitative easing plays in that.
In the this section of this course we discuss additional resources and learning materials, and a way of how you can contact the lecturer if you have questions or feedback on the course.
In the final section of this course you will find additional resources and the lectures notes for the entire Udemy course.
Alexander Lielacher is a personal finance expert, a former financial markets professional and a Udemy lecturer. He has worked for several major financial institutions in the City of London and has gained experience in the financial markets as a bond trader and salesman. Furthermore, he holds a degree in Investment & Financial Risk Management from Cass Business School, City University London and is an FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) approved person. He now runs the personal finance education platform 'Smart Money Smart Living'.
Away from the financial markets his interests lie in entrepreneurship, cryptocurrencies and engaging in humanitarian work.