The Equities Trader includes

The Equities Trader


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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


Skills Certificate


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

Completion time

8 Hours


Skills Certificate


Video Minutes

Excel Exercises

Equity to Enterprise Value Bridge



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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



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Video minutes34

Excel Exercises8

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

Special Situations



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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



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Video minutes63

Excel Exercises13

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

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 Equities 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.


what our students say


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 equities. Whether you know it as sales and trading, global markets or securities, you will learn essential skills to help you secure or reinforce understanding for the role. 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 equities 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.

What is CPD?

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All Financial Edge online courses are CPD accredited. CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and makes demonstrating your commitment to learning easy. Your institution or accrediting body may track CDP points through activities, units or hours. Check with the relevant party to find out how you should be monitoring your progress.

Want to Join Our Prestigious Alumni?


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.