Course curriculum

  • 1

    Economics for Capital Markets Overview

    • Course Introduction

    • Downloadable Files

  • 2

    Economic Events

    • Indicators vs. Releases

    • Economic Events

    • Interactive Exercise 1

    • Types of Economic Events

    • Important Aspects of Economic Indicators

    • Interactive Exercise 2

    • 3 Classes of Economic Indicators

    • Get to Know Your Market Animals

    • Bloomberg Demo: Finding Economic Events

    • Interactive Exercise 3

  • 3

    Central Banks

    • A Quick Refresher

    • Interactive Exercise 4

    • Central Banks vs. Sovereign Wealth Funds

    • Central Bank Actions

    • What is Monetary Policy

    • Interactive Exercise 5

    • Foreign Currency Reserves

    • How Policy Rates Affect the Real World

    • Case Study: Black Wednesday

    • Case Study: Black Wednesday (continued)

    • The Federal Reserve System

    • Fed Board of Governors & FOMC

    • Fed Key Policy Rates

    • Interpret the Tone Exercise

    • Interactive Exercise 6

    • FOMC Statements & Minutes

    • Bloomberg Demo: FOMC & Fed Funds Forecasts

    • European Central Bank & Key Policy Rates

    • Bloomberg Demo: Finding ECB

    • Bank of England & Bank Rate

    • Bloomberg Demo: Finding BoE

    • Interactive Exercise 7

    • Bank of Japan

    • Quantitative Easing & Yield Curve Control

    • BoJ Monetary Policy & Key Rates

    • Interactive Exercise 7

    • Bloomberg Demo: Finding BoJ

  • 4

    Economic Indicators

    • Labor Market

    • Output

    • Prices & Wages

    • Interactive Exercise 8

    • Consumption

    • Industrial Sector

    • Purchasing Managers' Index

    • Surveys & Housing Sector

    • Interactive Exercise 9

  • 5

    Trading Around Economic Releases

    • How Economic Releases Move Markets

    • How We Get These Forecasts

    • How Markets Should React vs. How They React in the Real World

    • How Economic Releases Affect Markets Exercise

    • How Market Practitioners Trade Releases

    • How Market Practitioners Trade Releases (continued)

  • 6

    Qualified Assessment

    • Qualified Assessment

    • Share Your Feedback

    • Course Completion