Macro Analysis Bootcamp
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Macro Analysis Bootcamp

Learn how to analyze and profit from global economic trends.
4.3 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
64 students enrolled
Created by Steven Place
Last updated 10/2013
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • understand how and why countries and companies raise capital
  • key market breadth indicators to time tops and bottoms
  • a riff on dollar cost averaging that can save you money in the long run
  • why some markets will drive others
  • key risk indicators
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  • a passion for the financial markets

Maybe you think that understanding global finance has to be super complicated, with important concepts that only Harvard MBA's.

Or maybe you think it doesn't matter what's going on in global markets, and as long as you grind away in your day job, nothing else matters.

Well it does matter, and the crash in 2008 proves that. Those who had little "skin in the game" when it came to the stock market found out soon enough that companies will lay you off if they think the economy is going to get worse.

If you want to build wealth, you must have an understanding of the world around you, and the best way to do that is to learn about different asset classes and how they interact with each other.

This course will give you the ability to have a context for your investment decisions, so you can get better risk-adjusted returns.

Who is the target audience?
  • Career engineers nearing retirement that want to control their financial future
  • Professionals in non-finance industries that want to gain insight into how the markets affect their industry
  • Recent graduates who want to get education that will have their investment compound over time
  • Anyone who wants to have a distinct edge when investing and trading
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
Markets and Motivations
3 Lectures 27:44

Learn why macro analysis matters as an investor. You will also be introduced to the Macro Bootcamp Roadmap, a simple framework to use when analyzing these markets.

Preview 11:52

Risk markets are completely different than capital markets. See some of the areas we will cover and some examples of the motivations that drive risk prices.

Understanding Risk Markets

We go into why bankers aren't evil (most of the time), and who really are the "big fish" in global markets.

The Players and Their Motivations
The Capital Markets
3 Lectures 35:53

If all you know about stocks is the "Dow Jones" average, then you are missing out. Discover the major market indexes as well as important international funds to monitor.

Equity Markets

Instead of issuing equity to raise capital, companies and governments can issue debt. We go through the major debt markets and how they relate to stocks.

Debt Markets

Some quick analysis into less-liquid areas of the capital markets.

Alternative Assets
The Risk Markets
3 Lectures 55:15

Discover why the futures market is so important, and the assets you can track. Also learn about commodity ETFs and the risks involved with them.


See why the "Carry Trade" is cruical to a healthy global market, and why forex matters outside of travelling to another country.

Foreign Exchange

Learn about option pricing and how we can quickly measure it. Exotic hedging will be covered, with an intro into Credit Default Swaps.

Options and Exotics
Major Macro Signals
3 Lectures 56:52

There are major tradeoffs fund managers must make when choosing between different assets. See what they are and how they drive major market themes.

Key Market Relationships

Comparing one asset against another is a great way to measure risk appetite and whether we have a healthy global market. Find out the key "Ratio Trades" to follow.

Following Ratio Trades

Get a primer on Market Cycle Theory and the chart studies to use in your analysis.

Using Technical Signals
1 Lecture 16:25

It's not just about market timing, it's about diversifcation and rebalancing. See how buying at the market top wasn't that bad if you were smart about it.

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About the Instructor
Steven Place
4.3 Average rating
5 Reviews
64 Students
1 Course
Head Trader at InvestingWithOptions

After doing the whole "buy and hold" game with stocks for a while, Steven started to trade options.

His background as an engineer helped him with his success as a derivatives trader. Soon enough, other traders on other websites and social media began to ask him for trade tips and instruction on how to trade options.

He founded as a way to provide instruction and trade ideas to other investors. Having navigated the market crash through a smart use of options, he adapted his trading strategies for the new bull market.

Steven has been a speaker at the MoneyShow and the Nasdaq site in Times Square.

He has been featured in Reuters, Forbes, TheStreet, and CNBC.