Included courses

The Equities Trader

4.8 STARS

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Learn all aspects of equity sales and trading at an investment bank and utilize practical skills from day one.

Completion time

8 Hours

Level

Skills Certificate

About

Learn all aspects of equity sales and trading at an investment bank and utilize practical skills from day one.

Completion time

8 Hours

Level

Skills Certificate

Module

Video Minutes

Excel Exercises

Equity to Enterprise Value Bridge

28

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Video minutes28

Excel Exercises9

  • Calculating equity value
  • Calculating enterprise value
  • Non-core items, debt equivalent items, and non-controlling interests
  • Calculating simple multiples
  • Illustrating the impact of leverage
  • Understand how growth rates, returns and multiples interrelate

Equities Markets and Products

34

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Video minutes34

Excel Exercises8

  • Cash equities
  • Different exchanges
  • Initial public offerings
  • Role of ECM versus trading desk

Special Situations

92

6

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Video minutes92

Excel Exercises6

  • Equity events: spin offs, share repurchases, asset sales
  • Fixed income events: debt restructuring, distressed debt
  • Private situations

Equity Derivatives

63

13

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Video minutes63

Excel Exercises13

  • Options, forwards, and futures
  • Asset swaps
  • Structured products
  • Hedging

The FICC Trader

5 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

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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

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Video minutes19

Excel Exercises0

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

Fixed Income Derivatives

35

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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

Get Certification Recognized on Wall Street

Upgrade your résumé with certification recognized by the top 4 investment banks.

Our exams are similar to assessments at the top firms. This means they are going to challenge you. Our online courses will teach you everything you need to know to succeed.
The Trader is made up of 2 skills certificates. Pass each one to unlock your micro-degree. Certification can easily be added to LinkedIn, demonstrating your achievement which will be recognized by the most prestigious firms on Wall Street.

THIS MICRO-DEGREE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY

Colin Evans

Managing Director at J.P. Morgan

Colin Evans is a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan and leads the financial institutions coverage team globally for Corporate Banking

Dr. Ken Lee

Professorial Lecturer

Ex-Barclays Capital, Head of European Equity, Associate Professorial Lecturer at LSE, and Associate Instructor

Norman E Toy

Senior Lecturer

Ex-J.P.Morgan training consultant, Senior Lecturer at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia in Advanced Healthcare Finance

Dr. Bridget Lyons

Professor of Finance

Professor of Finance at the Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University and Associate Instructor

LOOKING FOR A JOB AT A TOP FIRM?

We can pass successful candidate details to recruiters at the most prestigious financial institutions. Make sure you opt-in when submitting your feedback after completing your course.

Our Alumni

DEMONSTRATE YOU'RE AS GOOD AS THE BEST

By completing this course, 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.

testimonials

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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The Trader is perfect for those looking to develop an in-depth understanding of sales and trading. The 2 courses comprehensively cover numerous products, building real-world skills and knowledge that can be utilized to secure a new role or reinforce an existing one. This course has no pre-requisites but we recommend users are comfortable with valuation methods as taught in The Valuer Online.

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 your can use to impress at interviews, whether you’re looking to break into the industry or change roles. Take advantage of our recruiter service to boost your chances.

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 micro-degree is included, from instructor-led videos and Excel exercises to the exam.

Other courses you may be interested in

The Equities Trader

Learn all aspects of equity sales and trading at an investment bank and utilize practical skills from day one. From this online course you will gain essential valuation expertise and discover the intricacies of key equity and specialist products, including IPOs, ETFs, futures, options, swaps and many more.

£189 (Inc Tax)

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The FICC Trader

Learn all aspects of fixed income, currencies and commodities sales and trading at an investment bank. This online course introduces government bonds before covering FICC and specialist products such as rates, credit, foreign exchange, bonds swaps and many more.

£149 (Inc Tax)

5 Stars

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The Investment Banker

Get the same training as new hires to the top 4 investment banks. This online program covers accounting, financial modeling, valuation (including discounted cash flow and WACC), plus M&A and LBO analysis.

£399 (Inc Tax)

4.9 Stars

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