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The FICC Trader

4.4 STARS

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About

Learn all aspects of fixed income, currencies and commodities sales and trading at an investment bank.

Completion time

6 Hours

Level

Skills Certificate

About

Learn all aspects of fixed income, currencies and commodities sales and trading at an investment bank.

Completion time

6 Hours

Level

Skills Certificate

Module

Video Minutes

Excel Exercises

Rates Markets and Products

39

5

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Video minutes39

Excel Exercises5

  • US government bond market including TIPS and zero coupons
  • European government bond market including index linked Gilts, Gilt strips, and other inflation-linked bonds (e.g. Germany)
  • Asian government bond market including JGBi
  • Yield curve
  • Central bank activity and impact to capital markets

Credit Markets and Products

41

9

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Video minutes41

Excel Exercises9

  • Credit ratings
  • Credit spreads and implied risk premia
  • US corporate bond market
  • European corporate bond market
  • Bonds with specialist including puttable, callable, contingent capital (coco), CLOs, CDOs, convertibles, and exchangables
  • Bank loans
  • Calculating bond yields
  • Calculating bond prices
  • Role of DCM versus the trading desk

FX and Commodities

19

0

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Video minutes19

Excel Exercises0

  • FX definitions and quote methodology
  • FX spot market
  • Cross rates
  • Commodity markets

Fixed Income Derivatives

35

8

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Video minutes35

Excel Exercises8

  • Options, forwards, and futures
  • Interest rate swaps
  • Swaptions
  • Credit default swaps and credit default indices
  • FX and commodity derivatives
  • Structured products

Collateral Management

33

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Video minutes33

Excel Exercises5

  • What is collateral?
  • Types of collateral
  • Credit risk
  • Centralized clearing

From Skills Certificate to Recognized Micro-Degree

Upgrade your résumé with the same certification we use at the world’s top 4 investment banks.

Pass the exam and demonstrate your new trading capabilities on LinkedIn with the FICC Trader Skills Certificate.

Take the next step, challenge yourself to join the best bankers by earning a sales and trading micro-degree recognized on Wall St.

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what our students say

Individuals

Akarsh Chourasia

The Trader

Really well paced teaching format with essential details and topics covered during the course.

Corporate clients

Sales and Trading Analyst

The Trader

Terrific, course, thank you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What tech do I need?

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Access your course across desktop, laptop, tablet or phone; either via our web portal or the dedicated mobile app. While we have optimized our video quality and size, we recommend a broadband connection to enable uninterrupted video playback. A PDF reader and spreadsheet application are required to open the supporting resources.

Is it right for me?

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Perfect for anyone looking for a role in rates, credit, high yield, or commodities. Whether you know it as sales and trading, global markets or securities, you will learn essential skills to help you secure a role in this division. These skills are also applicable to the buy side including investment management, asset management or private wealth. Enhance your career by mastering the practical skills you need to know.

Are Financial Edge's courses credible?

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The 4 leading investment banks, as rated by the FT, hire us to train their incoming analysts. If you are looking to join the best analysts in the world, why not challenge yourself with the same content and certification with the same Wall Street instructors ready to answer your questions.

Will this course help me get a job in sales and trading?

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Absolutely. Develop practical skills you can use to impress at interviews, whether you’re looking to break into FICC or other sales and trading roles.

How long do I have to complete the courses?

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We are delighted to announce that we now offer lifetime access on all online courses! Fit studying around your schedule. Learn at your own pace with on-demand video, practical examples to download and expert instructor support.

Are there any hidden costs?

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No. Everything you need to earn your skill certificate is included, from instructor-led videos and Excel exercises to the exam.

How do I join Financial Edge's alumni?

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Join our world-class alumni on LinkedIn by upgrading your skill certification to any one of our micro-degree’s. To unlock all alumni benefits, you will need to verify you have successfully passed all courses within the online program.

Want to Join Our Prestigious Alumni?

JOIN THE BEST

By completing any one of our micro-degree’s, you will be able to join our prestigious alumni on LinkedIn alongside hires at the top 4 investment banks. After becoming a member of this elite community, you can unlock exclusive benefits such as course discounts and more.

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