Fundamental Financial Math
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Fundamental Financial Math

A guide to the building blocks of Financial Math, with in-depth analysis and examples.
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4.4 (207 ratings)
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Last updated 2/2014
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 15 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The relationship between price and yield on fixed income securities
  • What are the interest rate and pricing conventions for fixed income instruments
  • How to explain different day count and compounding conventions used in fixed income securities
  • The dramatic difference between yield to maturity and realized rate of return
  • How to determine the price of both coupon bearing and zero coupon bonds
  • Financial math applications as it is used in finance, banking, securities and insurance markets and jobs
Requirements
  • A financial calculator is recommended to get the most out of this course.
  • Knowledge of the English language.
Description

This course will introduce you to a wide variety of calculations and related concepts that are used by financial market participants in a wide variety of applications - calculating prices, rates of return, and yields for example. These concepts and more will be discussed.

This course consists of 15 modules, broken out into 3 sections:

  • Interest Rate Conventions and Time Value of Money
  • Debt Security Pricing
  • Bond Yields and Rates of Return

The course contains approximately 2 and a half hours of video content, and supplementary PDF files of the instructor's presentation are included to help participants follow along.

Who this course is for:
  • All levels of participants are encouraged to take this course.
Course content
Expand all 15 lectures 02:28:49
+ Interest Rate Conventions and Time Value of Money
6 lectures 01:03:13

Instructor Doug Carroll introduces the topic of Fundamental Financial Math and discusses Interest Rates and Yields.

Preview 10:38

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses interest rates and rates of return.

Interest Rates and Rates of Return
10:32

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses interest rate conventions and time value of money - part 1 of 2.

Interest Rate Conventions and Time Value of Money Part 1
09:51

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses interest rate conventions and time value of money - part 2 of 2.

Interest Rate Conventions and Time Value of Money Part 2
10:43

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses compound interest.

Compound Interest
10:58

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses time value of money and bond pricing.

Time Value of Money and Bond Pricing
10:31
+ Debt Security Pricing
5 lectures 48:42

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses the pricing of zero coupon bonds.

Preview 09:00

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses the pricing of coupon bonds.

Pricing Coupon Bonds
11:14

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses and compares bond pricing versus bond valuation.

Bond Pricing Versus Bond Valuation
08:34

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses pricing discount securities.

Pricing Discount Securities
10:09

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses discount rates versus bond equivalent yield.

Discount Rates Versus Bond Equivalent Yield
09:45
+ Bond Yields and Rates of Return
4 lectures 36:54

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses bond yields.

Bond Yields
09:55

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses yield to maturity.

Yield to Maturity
09:03

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses and analyzes yield to maturity versus rate of return.

Yield to Maturity Versus Rate of Return
10:06

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses the yield to maturity as an expression of current value, and concludes the course.

Yield to Maturity as an Expression of Current Value
07:50