Why You Should Take This Course
We’ll be blunt: bond analysis is usually taught horribly. Our course completely demystifies fixed income analysis to give people from the outside a clear window to the inside.
If you’ve ever tried to learn about bonds – either through a textbook, a university class, or CFA training materials, you’ve most likely discovered that it quickly gets painful. We’ll be blunt: bond analysis is usually taught horribly. Beyond super-basic concepts of bond pricing and interest rate valuation, concepts like convexity, modified duration and forward curves are introduced with no connection to how they relate to real-world investment strategies.
We made this course with one overall objective in mind: to make something truly different than what’s out there now. Something that completely demystifies fixed income analysis and gives people a clear window to the inside.
We feel certain we've accomplished this. We take you step-by-step through the core concepts you need, and completely cut out concepts you’ll never use. The result is an intuitive look at the use of bonds in fixed income research, sales and trading and investment banking.
What You Will Learn
- Fixed income market overview
- Bond math basics
- Yield calculations and conventions
- Money Market math
- Interest rate risk
- Real world bond pricing nuances
- Callable bonds
- The yield curve
- Nominal spread & Z-spread
- Spot rates
- Realized compound yield
- Holding period yield
- Forward rates
- Credit analysis
- Debt Capital Markets
PLUS: We'll show you how market practitioners use Bloomberg on the job.
Wall Street Prep's Crash Course in Bonds is used at top financial institutions and business schools.
Get the Bond Math & Analysis Certification
Trainees are eligible to take the WSP Bond Math & Analysis Certification Exam for 24 months from the date of enrollment. Those who complete the exam and score above 70% will receive the certification. The exam is a challenging online examination covering the most difficult concepts covered in the Crash Course in Bonds and Debt.
Used on the Street
This is the same comprehensive course our corporate clients use to prepare their analysts and associates.
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Taught by bankers
Our instructors are former I-bankers who give lessons real-world context by connecting it to their experience on the desk.
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Crash Course in Bonds Reviews (9)
I just switched back to capital markets after spending few years in corporate finance and wanted to refresh my fixed income knowledge. I found this course to be very useful, and I would certainly sign up for any more advanced fixed income courses you might offer!
I enrolled in Crash Course in Bonds is to help with the fixed income section of the CFA Level III exam.
This Bonds course has a good mixture of briefings/theory along with hands-on calcs/Excel. The pace is good and the materials and Excel models are really good ... I see myself signing up for the Premium Package once I get past the CFA Level III.
(I also attended a Wall Street Prep seminar about 5 years ago in NYC - it was Oil and Gas modeling. I enjoyed the hands on course and I still have the materials!)
I bought this course to get a comprehensive refresher on FIC topics. I’m three years into my career as a Legal Entity Analyst at a bulge bracket bank, and recently accepted a job within the US Rates Risk and P&L space.
The course has been great. I’d recommend it to any user who wants to refresh on FIC topics. The course is helping me beat the learning curve as I transition into a new role at my firm.
My main goal when I bought this course was to learn more about bonds as they are treated in the real world. I've been taught the basics through schooling but it's been highly theoretical. I just graduated from college and will be starting as a fixed income investment analyst at a large MM bank. I figured I should get ahead when I could so I could hit the ground running.
I heard about the course through wallstreetoasis.com. They gave a pretty detailed background on all the various courses. Based on the overwhelming positive feedback about WSP, I decided to give the course a shot.
The course has been very helpful. It breaks down the material well and keeps it concise so I remain engaged. I definitely feel more prepared to start work with a better understanding of the industry.
It is very well structured, nice examples, inspiring presentation, both friendly and professional presentation.
The Bonds course is a great foundation and has helped me gain more confidence in my knowledge as I move through the ranks of portfolio management. Bond courses are also impossible to find. Thank you for providing one!
I enjoyed the videos provided and the supplementary material (course book and excel workbook). I think the course followed the right cadence, using each subject to build into another as you progressed. It was a great refresher and also helped to provide an understanding of how this material is applied.
My motivation for choosing this course was to refresh my knowledge of the fixed income market. I have been investing for over 20 years but my focus has been mainly on equities and equity capital markets. I have studied fixed income/credit through the CFA program but never worked in this sector so my knowledge has remained largely theoretical.
I liked the short, focused modules that allow me the follow material in my own order and review as/when I need to. The material is quite thorough and well put together.
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