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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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Created by Paul Siegel
Last updated 2/2014
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What Will I Learn?
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
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  • A financial calculator is recommended to get the most out of this course.
  • Knowledge of the English language.

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 is the target audience?
  • All levels of participants are encouraged to take this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 15 Lectures Collapse 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

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

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

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses compound interest.

Compound Interest

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

Time Value of Money and Bond Pricing
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

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

Bond Pricing Versus Bond Valuation

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses pricing discount securities.

Pricing Discount Securities

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses discount rates versus bond equivalent yield.

Discount Rates Versus Bond Equivalent Yield
Bond Yields and Rates of Return
4 Lectures 36:54

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses bond yields.

Bond Yields

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses yield to maturity.

Yield to Maturity

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

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.

Yield to Maturity as an Expression of Current Value
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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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