Introduction to the Markets

An introduction to the securities markets provides the foundation needed for the study of finance. Learn the differences among stocks, bonds, commodities, futures, derivatives, options and currencies. Topics include the history of capital markets and their function; risk/return trade-off; fundamentals versus technical analysis; and contemporary investor attitudes, problems, and pitfalls. There will also be discussions of the 2008 Financial Crisis: causes, responses and prospects for the future. This course will touch on the basic concepts also found in macroeconomics, portfolio management, corporate finance, and money and banking.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the history of capital markets and their function
  • An understanding of the differences among stocks, bonds, commodities, futures, derivatives, options, and currencies

Ideal for

  • Professionals with little to no knowledge of finance
  • Students interested in a career in asset management

1 section

  • Spring 2023

    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Spring 2023
    • Date

      Feb 14 - Apr 4
    • Day

      Tuesday
    • Time

      6:30PM-9:00PM
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      8
    • Faculty

      Hickok, Burdin
    • Location

      Instructor Led