Fixed Income Securities: Become a Bond Analyst & Investor

An Introduction to Bond Markets: Everything You Need to Know About Bonds

What you will learn

Learn about fixed income instruments and yield curves

Cultivate a deep understanding of bonds

Explain how bonds work & compute risks and returns

Learn to value bonds from scratch


Why invest in bonds?

Regular Income Stream: Fixed-income securities provide investors with a steady stream of income.

Low Market Volatility: Bonds carry very low volatility as compared to the prices of equity or mutual fund.

Safety (Principal Protection): Investors benefit by preserving and increasing their invested capital.

Portfolio Diversification: Bonds enable efficient portfolio diversification and thus assist in portfolio risk mitigation.

High Priority Claim To Assets: Investors in bonds have a higher priority over common and preferred stockholders.

Zero Credit Risk: No default risk while investing in high-quality Govt Bonds.

If you’re interested in learning about fixed-income instruments and the features of certain sectors of that market, this course is for you. It will also cover a broad range of topics related to the analysis and valuation of bonds.

Fixed-income securities look cumbersome & complicated from a distance; however, this course will draw you closer to understanding how you can make the sector a haven for you. And that’s regardless of whether you are a student, a working professional, or simply an investor interested in exploring new horizons.

This is a fundamentals course that’s great for both beginners and experts alike. If you’re on the lookout for a course that starts from the basics and works up to the advanced topics, this is the best course for you.

It only teaches what you need to get started in bonds with no fluff. While this helps to keep the course pretty concise, it’s about everything you need to get started with the topic. In fact, the course teaches real-life skills that you’ll need to pass your next finance interview!

See you inside!



Introduction to Debt Financing

Course Materials
Properties of fixed income securities
Money Market & Capital Market
Primary & Secondary Markets

Introduction to Bonds

Market capitalization of the bond market
Definition of Bonds
Issuer of Bonds
Categories of Bonds
Flow of Funds in Fixed Income Markets
Example of Bond-funded projects

Characteristics of Bonds

Face value & Coupon rate
Coupon date & Maturity
Term, Purchase price & Accrued interest
Yield Rate
Coupon Payments

Types of Bonds

Zero-Coupon bonds
Convertible bonds
Callable bonds
Puttable bonds

Forms of Bonds

Default-free bonds & defaultable bonds
Rating of Defaultable bonds

The Yield curve

Types of Yield curves

Bond Valuation or Bond Pricing

Bond Symbols
Bonds issued at Par, Premium & Discount
Relationship between Yield to Maturity (YTM) and Bond Price
Value of a zero-coupon bond
Value of a bond with coupon payments

Case Study

Part a
Part b
Part c

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