CFA Level 1 Prep- Fixed Income

Exam Weight 10% | Taught by Amit Parakh, CFA

Fixed income is one of the largest segments of global financial markets. The first reading introduces elements that define and characterize fixed-income securities. The second reading describes the primary issuers, sectors, and types of bonds. The third reading introduces calculation and interpretation of prices, yields, and spreads for fixed-income securities; market conventions for price/yield calculations and quotations; and spot rates, forward rates, and alternative definitions of a yield curve. The fourth reading focuses on securitization and describes types, characteristics, and risks of asset-backed securities.

The fifth reading describes the sources of return on fixed-income securities and measures and analysis of interest rate risk. The sixth reading introduces measures and analysis of credit risk of fixed-income securities.

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    LanguagesEnglish
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    Published DateJul 19, 2018
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    Video: 32
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    Test: 20

Course Highlights

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    Introduction to fixed-income securities
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    Understanding the primary issuers, sectors, and types of bonds.
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    Learn how to calculate and interpret prices, yields, and spreads
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    Learn about the sources of return and analysis of interest rate risk.

Schedule

Section 1 - Reading 51: Fixed Income Securities
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    Overview of a Fixed Income Security-1
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    Overview of a Fixed Income Security- 2
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    Overview of a Fixed Income Security- 3
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    Reading 51 Quiz 1
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    Legal, Regulatory and Tax Considerations
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    Reading 51 Quiz 2
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    Structure of a Bond's Cash Flows-1
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    Structure of a Bond's Cash Flows-2
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    Structure of a Bond's Cash Flows- 3
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    Structure of a Bond's Cash Flows- 4
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    Reading 51 Quiz 3
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    Bonds with Contingency Reserves- 1
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    Bonds with Contingency Reserves- 2
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    Bonds with Contingency Reserves- 3
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    Reading 51 Quiz 4
Section 2 - Reading 52: Fixed Income Markets
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    Overview of Global Fixed Income Markets
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    Reading 52 Quiz 1
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    Primary and Secondary Bond Markets
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    Reading 52 Quiz 2
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    Issuers of Bond
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    Reading 52 Quiz 3
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    Short Term Funding Alternatives to Banks
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    Reading 52 Quiz 4
Section 3 - Reading 53: Introduction to Fixed Income Valuation
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    Bond Prices and TVM-1
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    Bond Prices and TVM-2
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    Reading 53 Quiz 1
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    Quote Conventions & Matrix Pricing-1
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    Quote Conventions & Matrix Pricing-2
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    Reading 53 Quiz 2
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    Yield Measures-1
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    Yield Measures-2
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    Reading 53 Quiz 3
Section 4 - Reading 54: Intro. to Asset Backed Securities
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    Introduction to Securitization
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    Reading 54 Quiz 1
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    CMBS and ABS
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    Reading 54 Quiz 3
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    CDOs
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    Reading 54 Quiz 4
Section 5 - Reading 55: Fixed Income Risk and Return
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    Sources of Risk
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    Reading 55 Quiz 1
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    Interest rate risk on fixed rate bonds-1
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    Interest rate risk on fixed rate bonds-2
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    Interest rate risk on fixed rate bonds-3
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    Reading 55 Quiz 2
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    Yield Volatility, Interest Rate Risk and Investment Horizon
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    Reading 55 Quiz 3
Section 6 - Reading 56: Fundamentals of Credit Analysis
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    Credit risk, Capital structure, Seniority Ranking
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    Reading 56 Quiz 1
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    Rating Agencies, Credit Risk and their role in markets
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    Reading 56 Quiz 2
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    Traditional Credit Analysis
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    Reading 56 Quiz 3

Instructor

Amit ParakhIndiaContact Instructor

Amit Parakh is one of the most qualified global trainers in the CFA Program and FRM space. He has a B-Com from Calcutta University and an MBA from IIMA. Having aced Chartered Accountancy (a national rank), FRM, CS, CFA exams all in first attempt, he knows what it takes. Amit has been with ICICI Bank in the structured finance division. He has also been a sell side equity analyst with JP Morgan. He carries an extensive experience of teaching specialized courses in derivative and fixed income.