Fundamentals of Financial Markets: A Beginner's Overview
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- Certificate of Completion
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- How the Financial Market Operates
- How Key Players Influence the Market
- How Laws and Regulatory Bodies Monitor the Market
- Describe how Different Options / Futures / Positions can be used
- This course is a beginners overview of the financial system. There are no prerequisites, although basic mathematics skills will be used throughout the course. I also assume that you understand basic financial terms, such as stocks, bonds and the concept of interest.
Welcome to Fundamentals of Financial Markets. This course presents a beginner's overview of how the financial system works. This is not an investing course or a course on financial management. You will not learn how to calculate the present value of an annuity or select the perfect stock to invest in. Rather, you will learn how the system itself works. We will be looking at how the financial system functions and what makes it tick. Some of the questions that will be answered include:
How does a company go public and create an IPO?
How can futures contracts be used to hedge against market uncertainty?
How are stock brokers different from dealers?
What role does the Federal Reserve play in the financial market?
What laws govern the financial system?
By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of the most important concepts related to the financial market. Everything in the course is explained in detail to enable student success and understanding. This course is designed to help you succeed. In addition to the in carefully explained video lectures, each video lecture has an attached PDF Slideshow Resource, and each section has a quiz to help check your understanding of the concepts.
- Intermediate Business Students
- Undergraduate Economics Students
- Beginners in Finance
We know that stocks can be risky, so expected return helps us to estimate an expected value that accounts for different scenarios that could affect the price.
This lesson covers the basics of the stock market. We will learn about the requirements for a company to be listed on an exchange, how an exchange differs from the over the counter market, the difference between discount and full service brokerage firms, and several types of transaction costs associated with the stock market .
Buying and selling stocks is different from buying products at the store. Because the price of stocks fluctuates, we have a certain about of control regarding the price we pay. Market orders are the most common type of orders in which we simply buy or sell shares at the market price. We will also learn about specialized types of orders that can be used in certain circumstances
In this video, we will learn how a call option can give a trader the option, but not the obligation to buy a stock at a specified price.