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Financial Markets & Financial Instruments - Chapter Summary
Learn about financial markets and financial instruments with this collection of video and text-based finance lessons. Follow along with our expert instructors to examine financial markets, capital market history, bond market strategies, the stock market and much more. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you retain the information you study. You can also reach out to our instructors if you have any questions and access the chapter wherever and whenever it's convenient. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Evaluate different types of financial markets, money market funds and bonds
- Explain the money market, as well as the concept of supply and demand
- Identify different types of money market funds
- Summarize the history of capital markets
- Analyze several bond market strategies
- Define the stock market
- Compare common stock and preferred stock
- Differentiate between primary and secondary mortgage markets
- Recognize examples of currency trading
- Understand how exchange rates are determined
1. Financial Markets: Types & Characteristics
Have you ever wanted to start a business? How would you get the money to start your business? Financial markets can be used to generate capital for new and existing organizations. Short-term and long-term assets are traded on the financial market to raise money over short and long periods of time.
2. The Money Market, Supply & Demand
So much of the economy hinges on money. But this medium of exchange is actually a good, just like butter or books. This lesson explains money as a good, as well as how economists describe money.
3. What Are Money Market Funds? - Definition, Types & Examples
Do you want to earn a higher rate of return on your investment but want to do it in a safe and less risky way? Read on to find out more about money market funds and how they can help you earn a higher rate of return in a low risk way.
4. The History of Capital Markets
Wall Street has been a hub for financial markets since the 1700s, but other financial markets existed long before that. This lesson discusses the history of financial markets and how they have developed into the intricate systems they are today.
5. Bond Markets: Analysis & Strategies
Bonds may not be the most exciting investment opportunity, but they serve a valuable role in providing stability for an investment portfolio. Let's take a look at what investors need to know about bond purchases and strategy.
6. Bonds: Types, Characteristics and Issuing Procedures
In this lesson, you will learn about some of the more common types of bonds and their characteristics. Bonds include: secured and unsecured bonds, term and serial bonds, registered and bearer bonds, and convertible and callable bonds.
7. Stock Market: Definition & Indices
Understanding what the stock market is and how indices summarize the market are essential pieces of knowledge for an investor. Let's take a look at what these terms mean and how investors apply these concepts.
8. Comparing Common & Preferred Stock
From the sound of it, preferred stock has to be better than common stock, right? However, the simple truth is that it depends. For many people, common stock is the better option because it lets them vote.
9. Primary vs. Secondary Mortgage Markets: Definition & Differences
Mortgage markets are not only important for borrowers and lenders, but they also play an important role in the world of investment. In this lesson, you'll learn about the primary and secondary mortgage markets in the United States.
10. What is Currency Trading? - Definition & Examples
Currency trading may only seem like something of necessity when one travels from one country to another. This lesson will discuss currency trading as a profitable venture, and how owners/managers of such businesses deal with the fluctuations that can occur in currency valuation.
11. Exchange Rate: Determination and Conversion Across Countries
Understand what exchange rates are and the different types that can be used by governments and countries. See how they operate and how the conversion process works across countries.
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Other chapters within the TECEP Financial Institutions & Markets: Practice & Test Prep course
- Interest Rates Overview
- Financial Market Analysis & Trading
- Banks & Other Financial Intermediaries
- The Flow of Funds in Financial Intermediaries
- Regulation of Financial Institutions
- Introduction to International Finance
- Introduction to the Mortgage Market
- Futures & Options
- Branch Banking & Deposit Insurance
- Money & Interest-Rate Relationships
- Inflation & Income Policies
- TECEP Financial Institutions & Markets Flashcards