Fundamental Financial Math

A guide to the building blocks of Financial Math, with in-depth analysis and examples.
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2014 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • A financial calculator is recommended to get the most out of this course.
  • Knowledge of the English language.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You'll understand the relationship between price and yield on fixed income securities
  • You'll understand interest rate and pricing conventions for fixed income instruments
  • You'll be able to explain different day count and compounding conventions used in fixed income securities
  • You'll be able to understand the dramatic difference between yield to maturity and realized rate of return
  • You'll be able to determine the price of both coupon bearing and zero coupon bonds

Who is the target audience?

  • All levels of participants are encouraged to take this course.

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Interest Rate Conventions and Time Value of Money

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


Instructor Doug Carroll discusses interest rates and rates of return.


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


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


Instructor Doug Carroll discusses compound interest.


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

Section 2: Debt Security Pricing

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses the pricing of zero coupon bonds.


Instructor Doug Carroll discusses the pricing of coupon bonds.


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


Instructor Doug Carroll discusses pricing discount securities.


Instructor Doug Carroll discusses discount rates versus bond equivalent yield.

Section 3: Bond Yields and Rates of Return

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses bond yields.


Instructor Doug Carroll discusses yield to maturity.


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


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

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Instructor Biography

Paul Siegel, Education you can bank on

We deliver superlative, hands-on and practical corporate and investment banking education that you can use immediately in your job, or that next great job you are looking to start. We focus on making complex subjects readily understandable and usable. If you want to take a great leap forward in your finance career, we are here to make that happen.

Our instructors are practitioners who have worked in the field of finance. They relate the subjects covered to real work situations you will encounter in your banking job. So, the concepts are real, the coverage is at the right level of depth, and the material is easy to absorb.

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