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Financial Markets (Advanced) Module Overview

Financial Markets Advanced module is all about learning about the policies of financial markets. This module gives direction for the financial markets practices in India. This module also helps in understanding the concepts financial markets and its operations under the regulatory framework. Various products and functioning of these markets have been taught under this course.


Why should one take this course?

  • To have a comprehensive and broad based knowledge about the financial markets.
  • To get acquainted with various products, players, and functioning of financial markets.

Who will benefit from this course?

  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Investors
  • Finance Professionals
  • Employees of Trading Members/ sub-brokers
  • Anybody having interest in this subject

Financial Markets (Advanced) Module Syllabus


Financial Markets, Products & Institutions

A. Financial Markets
B. Financial Products and Market Entities
C. Market Infrastructure Institutions
D. Conflicts of Interest

Quantitative Background to Debt

A. The Nature of Debt
B. The Price of a Debt Security
Perpetual Debt
Discount Instrument
Coupon Instrument
C. Price-Yield Relationship of a Debt Security
D. Modified Duration of a Debt Security

Debt – Investment Drivers & Approaches

A. Interest Risk
Forward Rates
Yield Curve Estimation
Shape of Yield Curve
Debt Portfolio Structures
B. Credit Risk & Yield Spreads
Assessment of Sovereign Debt Servicing Ability
Assessment of Private Debt Servicing Ability
Credit Rating
Structured Obligations
Yield Spread & Changes in Credit Risk

Financial Statements: Analysis & Projections for Equity

A. Financial Statement Analysis
Revenue, Cost & Margin Structure
Capital Efficiency
Dividend Yield
Price – Earnings Ratio
B. Financial Projections

Equity – Valuation & Investment Decisions (Part 1)

A. Required Rate of Return on Equity
B. Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
C. Fundamental Valuation Approaches
Dividend Discounting
Free Cash Flow
Enterprise Value
Earnings Multiple
Price to Book Value Multiple
D. Margin of Safety

Equity – Valuation & Investment Decisions (Part 2)

A. Economy & Industry Analysis
Economy Analysis
Industry Analysis
B. Top-Down or Bottom-up?
C. Technical Analysis


A. Background
B. Interest Rate Futures
C. Credit Default Swaps (CDS)
D. Currency Futures
E. Currency Options
F. Equity Futures & Options

Alternate Assets & Structured Products

A. Alternative Assets
Real Estate
B. Structured Products
Portfolio Insurance
SEBI Regulations

International Markets

A. Depository Receipts
B. International Stock Indices
S&P 500 Index (SPX)
Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU)
NASDAQ Composite Index (CCMP)
EURO STOXX 50 Price Eur (SX5E)
FTSE 100 (UKX)
Deutsche Borse AG German Stock Index DAX (DAX)
Nikkei 225 (NKY)
okyo Stock Exchange Tokyo Price Index TOPIX (TPX)
Hong Kong Hang Seng Index (HSI)
C. Feeder Funds
D. Trading in Global Markets through NSE
Futures & Options
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

New Paradigms in Regulation of Financial Markets

A. Market Infrastructure Institutions
B. Alternative Investment Funds
C. Standardisation of Rating Symbols and Definitions
D. Investment Advisers
E. Commission on Public Issues of Debt
F. Merchant Bankers’ Track Record
G. Algorithmic Trading
H. Outsourcing by Intermediaries
I. Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs)
J. KYC Registration Agency (KRA)