Market Fundamentals

  • Level: Beginner
  • Duration: 6.4 hours  
  • Access: Lifetime
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This course describes the major financial markets and products, including equities (stocks), bonds, short-term (money market) instruments, foreign exchange (FX), and derivatives.

  • This course is only suitable for desktop use.

Course Features

#1 Shareable Certificate

Earn a certificate upon completion.

#2 100% Online Learning

Start straight away and learn at your own pace.

#3 Beginner Level

This course is suitable for anyone looking to learn about the major financial markets.

#4 Course Duration

Tutorial time of 6.4 hours.

#5 Accepted for CPE

Many of the tutorials in this course are accepted for CPE by some of the world's largest financial associations.

What You Will Learn

1. Financial Markets - An Introduction

  • Topic 1: Financial Markets
  • Topic 2: Funding Markets
  • Topic 3: Transactional Markets
  • Topic 4: Risk Management Markets
  • Topic 5: Financial Market Participants
  • Topic 6: Marketplace Characteristics

2. Money Markets - An Introduction

  • Topic 1: What are Money Markets?
  • Topic 2: Interbank Lending
  • Topic 3: Repurchase Agreements (Repos)
  • Topic 4: Federal Reserve Requirements & Fed Funds
  • Topic 5: Treasury Bills
  • Topic 6: Certificates of Deposit & Commercial Paper
  • Topic 7: Other Key Money Market Products
  • Topic 8: Risks in Money Markets

3. Foreign Exchange (FX) Markets - An Introduction

  • Topic 1: Need for FX Market
  • Topic 2: Overview of FX Market
  • Topic 3: Uses of the FX Market
  • Topic 4: World Currencies
  • Topic 5: Exchange Rate Systems
  • Topic 6: Currency Union/Areas

4. Bond Markets - An Introduction

  • Topic 1: Overview
  • Topic 2: Key Features of Bonds
  • Topic 3: Yield
  • Topic 4: Liquidity
  • Topic 5: Bond Formats
  • Topic 6: Settlement
  • Topic 7: Issuers & Investors

5. Equity Markets - An Introduction

  • Topic 1: Equity Markets
  • Topic 2: Dividends
  • Topic 3: Common Stock
  • Topic 4: Preferred Stock & Other Equity Types
  • Topic 5: Stock Exchanges
  • Topic 6: Algorithmic Trading & HFT
  • Topic 7: Orders
  • Topic 8: Equity Metrics & Ratios

6. Derivatives - An Introduction

  • Topic 1: Overview of Derivatives
  • Topic 2: Types of Derivatives
  • Topic 3: Swaps
  • Topic 4: Uses of Derivatives
  • Topic 5: Settlement
  • Topic 6: Exchange-Traded & OTC Derivatives
  • Topic 7: Clearing

7. Derivatives - Markets

  • Topic 1: Marketplaces
  • Topic 2: Financial & Nonfinancial Assets
  • Topic 3: Derivatives Strategies
  • Topic 4: Embedded Derivatives
  • Topic 5: Linear & Nonlinear Products
Gain a professional certification in market fundamentals

Gain Industry Knowledge and a Certification

 Access your learning wherever you are. 
 Test your knowledge throughout each tutorial with
regular review questions
  End each tutorial with a short, graded test designed to enhance knowledge retention.
  Gain a shareable professional certification.

Meet Your CPE Requirements

Many examination bodies now mandate annual training, with some requiring alumni to complete up to 35 hours a year.

To support learners, Intuition Now works with key accrediting bodies including the Chartered Insurance Institute, the Financial Planning Association of Australia and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to ensure our learning materials can be used to meet your CPE requirements.
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