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Fixed Income Securities

An introduction to fixed income securities, covering general characteristics as well as specific sectors of the market.
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Last updated 3/2014
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What Will I Learn?
You'll be able to understand the structure and function of the primary and secondary fixed income markets
You'll be able to explain the similarities and differences between bonds and loans and the valuation issues of each
You'll be able to describe the contract features of bonds, including day count conventions, risk, returns and yield calculation
You'll be able to appreciate the nature and pricing of fixed income instruments and the yield curves
You'll be able to summarize the distinguishing characteristics of structured securities as well as the unique features of specific types, including mortgage backed securities, important types of asset backed securities such as auto loan/lease finance and credit card account receivables securitizations, and CDOs
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  • Knowledge of the English language.
  • A financial calculator is recommended for this course.

This course will introduce you to the market for fixed income securities, provide you with a lot of details on the characteristics of fixed income securities in general, as well as discuss specific characteristics of specific sectors of the fixed income market - insurers, investors, and a wide variety of concepts relating to the analysis and validation of those securities.

This course consists of 24 lectures classified within three sections:

  • Introduction to Fixed Income Securities
  • Bond Contract Features and Investment Characteristics
  • Types of Fixed Income Securities

The following types of fixed income securities are introduced and discussed:

  • Government Securities
  • US Treasury Securities
  • Corporate Fixed Income Securities
  • Convertible Securities
  • Structured Securities
  • Mortgage Backed Securities
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Credit Card and Auto Loan Asset Backed Securities
  • Collateralized Debt Obligations
  • Agency Securities & Regional/Local Government Debt Securities
Who is the target audience?
  • Analysts and associates in commercial, corporate and investment banking.
  • Relationship managers (0-5 years) in commercial, corporate and investment banking.
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Introduction to Fixed Income Securities and Markets
3 Lectures 32:08

Instructor Doug Carroll introduces the course by discussing the elements of fixed income securities and markets.

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Instructor Doug Carroll discusses the primary market, and addresses issuing bonds to borrow funds.

The Primary Market: Issuing Bonds to Borrow Funds

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses the similarity of bonds to loans, and bond valuation issues.

Similarity of Bonds to Loans & Bond Valuation Issues
Bond Contact Features and Investment Characteristics
7 Lectures 01:15:35

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses bond contract features.

Bond Contact Features

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses bond coupons, accrued interest and bond pricing conventions.

Bond Coupons, Accrued Interest and Bond Pricing Conventions

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses day count conventions and bond retirement.

Day Count Conventions & Bond Retirement

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses types of risk.

Types of Risk

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses sources of return and bond yields.

Sources of Return & Bond Yields

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses bond yields, yield to maturity and rate of return.

Bond Yields, Yield to Maturity and Rate of Return

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses yield curves.

Yield Curves
Types of Fixed Income Securities
14 Lectures 02:31:47

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses yield curves and government securities.

Preview 10:06

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses government bonds and U.S. treasury securities.

Government Bonds & US Treasury Securities

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses corporate fixed income securities.

Corporate Fixed Income Securities

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses credit risk of corporate securities and trust indentures.

Credit Risk of Corporate Securities & Trust Indentures

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses secured and unsecured bonds.

Secured and Unsecured Bonds

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses convertible securities.

Convertible Securities

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses preferred stocks and introduces structured securities.

Preferred Stocks & Introduction to Structured Securities

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses asset securitization and introduces mortgage backed securities.

Asset Securitization & Introduction to Mortgage Backed Securities

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses mortgage backed securities.

Mortgage Backed Securities

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses CMOs and introduces asset backed securities.

CMOs & Introduction to Asset Backed Securities

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses credit card and auto loan asset backed securities.

Credit Card and Auto Loan Asset Backed Securities

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses collaterialized debt obligations.

Collateralized Debt Obligations

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses CDOs and money market instruments.

CDOs and Money Market Instruments

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses agency securities, region/local government debt securities, and concludes the course.

Agency Securities & Regional/Local Government Debt Securities
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