Included courses

Applied Finance & Economics

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This online course studies the impact of the economy, business cycle, central banks, regulation and general market trends on investment decisions. These factors play an important role in “top down” analysis, used to evaluate market conditions before selecting specific companies, securities or asset classes.

Completion time

4 Hours

Level

Skills Certificate

About

This online course studies the impact of the economy, business cycle, central banks, regulation and general market trends on investment decisions. These factors play an important role in “top down” analysis, used to evaluate market conditions before selecting specific companies, securities or asset classes.

Completion time

4 Hours

Level

Skills Certificate

Module

Video Minutes

Excel Exercises

Intro to Financial Markets

19

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Video minutes19

Excel Exercises0

  • FX market intro
  • FX quotes and terms
  • Commodities markets intro

Monetary Systems

20

4

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Video minutes20

Excel Exercises4

  • Role of central banks
  • Monetary policy
  • Fiscal policy

US Treasuries

39

5

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Video minutes39

Excel Exercises5

  • Govt bonds and terminology
  • US govt bonds products
  • Govt bonds yield curve

Understanding Economic Cycles

20

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Video minutes20

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  • Global economics – trade advantages
  • Global economics – balance of payments
  • Stages of the business cycle
    • Stages of the business/economic cycle
    • Monetary and fiscal policy affect on the business/economic cycle

Macroeconomic Indicators

20

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Video minutes20

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  • Leading indicators
  • Coincident indicators
  • Lagging indicators
  • Price level indicators

Equity Indices

11

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Video minutes11

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  • Introduction
  • Market value weighted
  • Price weighted
  • Equally weighted
  • Fundamentally weighted

Regulatory Considerations

17

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Video minutes17

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  • Fiduciary responsibilities
  • ERISA
  • UPMIFA
  • Regulatory agencies SEC
  • Regulatory agencies FINRA
  • Regulatory agencies – state agencies

Global Capital Markets History

11

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Video minutes11

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  • Cyclical and secular bull and bear markets
  • Extremes of equity valuation
  • Equity valuation within various secular market cycles

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 asset management capabilities on LinkedIn with the Applied Finance & Economics Skills Certificate.

Take the next step, challenge yourself to join the best bankers by earning an asset management micro-degree recognized on Wall St.

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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Essential for all finance professionals who interact with the financial markets in any capacity. Particularly useful if you are looking for a role on 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 asset management?

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Absolutely. Develop practical skills you can use to impress at interviews, whether you’re looking to break into asset management or other finance 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?

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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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