Understanding Financial Markets and Instruments

Academy - Euronext Group
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Understanding Financial Markets and Instruments

The ‘Understanding Financial Markets and Instrumentsonline course describes the financial world in clear, easy-to-understand terms and provides a comprehensive overview of the financial markets and of some of the most common financial instruments. It will provide you with an insight into the workings of a financial market place, showing how it functions, together with an explanation of the products that are offered and traded by different users in the market.

The course is organised in 14 videos of about 15-20 minutes each for a total runtime of 4h15. The first 12 modules are for beginners, while the last two modules are at an intermediate level.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The course is particularly suitable for:

  • Professionals starting their careers in financial services
  • Those who would like to deepen their knowledge in financial markets

Those who simply wish to reacquaint themselves with our markets

Training Course Content

Module 1

Introduction to the main operations of an Exchange System

  • Markets and their origins
  • The purpose of the financial markets
  • The primary and secondary markets
  • Types of alternative trading venues MTFs,ECNs, and dark pools

Module 2

Types of participants

  • Main financial institutions and operations
  • Role of the broker, market maker, dealer
  • Traditional funds v hedge funds
  • Investor versus speculator

Module 3

Types of Equity

  • Origin of equities
  • Capital gain versus income (dividend)
  • Types of corporate action – e.g. rights
  • issue, stock split, M A
  • The risks and rewards of equity

Module 4

Understanding the price of an equity

  • How is an equity price determined?
  • Understanding equity multiples
  • What is the meaning of enterprise value?
  • The concept of discounted cash flows

Module 5

Types of secondary markets

  • Order driven
  • Quote driven
  • Algorithmic trading
  • Types of orders

Module 6

Types of Bonds

  • What is a bond?
  • Bond terminology – yield, coupon and price
  • Types of bonds
  • Pricing a bond as a series of cash flows

Module 7

Bond Price sensitivity measure

  • Understanding the bond price/yield
  • relationship
  • Duration overview
  • Modified duration
  • Bond borrowing and lending

Module 8

Types of Derivatives

  • What is a derivative?
  • Futures, forwards, options and Warrants
  • Why are derivatives used?
  • Risk and rewards with derivatives

Module 9

Derivative Applications

  • Simple hedge with forwards
  • Simple hedge with futures
  • Marking to market concept
  • Option hedge

Module 10

ETFs, CFDs, GDRs versus Equities

  • Understanding ETFs, CFDs and GDRs
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Buying and selling them
  • Comparison with equities

Module 11

Buying and selling Securities

  • Long and short terminology
  • Buying and selling (leverage)
  • Opening an account with a broker
  • Fundamental v technical analysis

Module 12

Mechanics of Trading and Investing

  • Placing an order
  • Access to market
  • Confirmation of the order
  • Role of the CCP and CSD

Module 13

Portfolio Theory and CAPM

  • Modern Portfolio Theory and CAPM
  • Equity indexes and benchmarks
  • Beta
  • Benchmarking a simple portfolio

Module 14

Time value of money

  • Future value
  • Present value
  • Rate of return
  • Use of TVM in finance

Why choose Academy - Euronext Group

Founded in 2000

More than 500 qualified trainers and practitioners

More than 14,000 participants across our business lines in 2021


€350 + VAT 22% (€427 including VAT)

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Comprehensive, quality education is fundamental in the development and growth of the economic financial system. Established in 2000, Academy pursues this aim by developing and offering a variety of seminars and training courses relevant to the financial, legal and corporate...

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