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Understanding Financial Markets and Instruments

Coventry Academy -  Understanding Financial Markets and Instruments

Course Schedules

 11-15 Nov 2024
 24-28 Feb 2025

Training course overview

Welcome to the Understanding Financial Markets and Instruments training course. This comprehensive program is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of the complex world of financial markets and the various instruments that drive them. Whether you're an aspiring finance professional or an individual looking to enhance your financial literacy, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the global financial landscape.

What are the goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a solid understanding of different financial markets, including stock, bond, commodity, and forex markets
  • Learn about various financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, derivatives, and their characteristics
  • Understand how markets function, including trading mechanisms and price determination
  • Explore techniques for assessing and managing financial risks
  • Gain insights into investment strategies and portfolio management
  • Understand the regulatory environment governing financial markets
  • Apply knowledge to real-world scenarios through case studies and discussions

Who is this training course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Aspiring Finance Professionals
  • Current Finance Practitioners looking to deepen their knowledge and skills in financial markets and instruments
  • Business Managers & Professionals seeking to make informed financial decisions in their roles
  • Investors & Individuals looking to enhance their investment strategies and decision-making
  • Anyone interested in finance interested in improving their financial literacy

How will this training course be presented?

This training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The facilitator will provide interactive presentation that incorporates slides, videos, group discussion, and practical exercises to examine all aspects of the topic.

Course Outline

Day One: Introduction to Financial Markets
  • Overview of Financial Markets
  • Types of Financial Markets
  • Market Participants and Their Roles
  • Market Efficiency and Behavior
Day Two: Stock Markets and Equity Instruments
  • Introduction to Stock Markets
  • Common vs. Preferred Stock
  • Stock Valuation Methods
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
Day Three: Bond Markets and Fixed-Income Instruments
  • Understanding Bonds
  • Types of Bonds: Government, Corporate, Municipal, and More
  • Bond Pricing and Yield Calculation
  • Risks in Bond Investing
Day Four: Derivatives and Alternative Instruments
  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • Types of Derivatives: Futures, Options, Swaps
  • Uses and Risks of Derivatives
  • Alternative Investments: Real Estate, Commodities, and Hedge Funds
Day Five: Forex Markets and Risk Management
  • Foreign Exchange Markets
  • Exchange Rates and Currency Pairs
  • Currency Trading Strategies
  • Risk Management in Financial Markets
  • Course Conclusion and Q&A

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course.

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