Explore treasuries and agencies, municipals, mortgage pass-throughs and their derivatives, asset-backed securities, and corporate and convertible bonds in this introduction to domestic and international debt markets. Review the basics of pricing, the risk/return characteristics of fixed income and embedded option analysis, bond duration measures, convexity, credit and rating factors, basic portfolio applications, foreign bonds, emerging market debt, Brady bonds and rate swaps, tax and regulatory consequences, and historical returns. Examine the basics of bonds and their evaluation, as well as the market players. Establish a foundation and context for managing fixed-income portfolios.
You'll Walk Away with
- A foundation and context for managing fixed-income portfolios
- An understanding of the bond markets