Financial Market Analysis

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In this IMFx course you will learn, from hands-on demonstrations, how to price different types of bonds, how to calculate different measures of bond yields and how to compare them across different types of instruments. You will become familiar with the term structure of interest rates, a key ingredient in establishing benchmark rates used to price securities in the markets and a valuable tool for monetary policy design and diagnosis.

You’ll gain an understanding of the firm fundamentals that can explain why a stock price may go up or down, or why it might be higher for one company in comparison to another, you will be able to apply these fundamentals at the economy-wide level to analyze valuations of the stock market as a whole.

Finally, you will gain insight into investors’ decisions. You’ll explore the main criteria that an investor uses to determine how to construct the best possible portfolio of risky assets. You will also ...

In this IMFx course you will learn, from hands-on demonstrations, how to price different types of bonds, how to calculate different measures of bond yields and how to compare them across different types of instruments. You will become familiar with the term structure of interest rates, a key ingredient in establishing benchmark rates used to price securities in the markets and a valuable tool for monetary policy design and diagnosis.

You’ll gain an understanding of the firm fundamentals that can explain why a stock price may go up or down, or why it might be higher for one company in comparison to another, you will be able to apply these fundamentals at the economy-wide level to analyze valuations of the stock market as a whole.

Finally, you will gain insight into investors’ decisions. You’ll explore the main criteria that an investor uses to determine how to construct the best possible portfolio of risky assets. You will also adopt the perspective of a policymaker interested in understanding how monetary policy affects the risk and return properties of financial investments.

In short, the FMAx course is designed to provide a common language in finance, thus allowing you to interpret and analyze financial data. It will also provide you with a foundation upon which you can proceed to more advanced or policy-oriented training in areas in which macroeconomics and finance meet.

Financial Market Analysis is offered by the IMF with financial support from the Government of Belgium.

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10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 3 months ago
Course content is exhaustive and very useful for people working in Financial Market. It is tiring with full time job, I agree, but worth the effort. Good material and Instructors were good in explaining in simple way with examples.
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1 year, 10 months ago
Hi, This course perfect one, but need a lot of time, I had follow for 2 weeks, and pass the exams, but it is very difficult to follow and pass the exam with a full time job. I suggest if its start in the next time, it should give at least 14 weeks for this course will fit someone to follow the course and benefit. My recommendation for this course is to be provided on self study base. Thanks once again from IMF for providing such a valuable course on free.
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Victor Meliushko

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 11 months ago
I took this course. It is pretty difficult, but very informative. There are a lot of mathematical examples in Excel. In fact -- very good job from IMF staff! But one minus of the course -- it needs too much time. So this is the course for people who have really a lot of free time... It is impossible to spend all your free time after the work, and all your weekends just for passing the exam each week on Wednesday! So in fact, if you want to succeed you should spend your weekends during 7 or 8 weeks. Honestly it is too much for working people who have family with home job... You can try like I did, but be ready to upset sometimes;) There is no miracles in our society – you can’t pass test and get 100% without preparations. But of course if you are a student the course is perfectly prepared for you and you should use this good opportunity!
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