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Equities Markets Certification (EMC©)
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6-Course Certification Program

Equities Markets Certification (EMC©)

6 Courses
7h 48m
5,906 Students

This self-paced EMC certification program prepares trainees with the skills they need to succeed as an Equities Markets Trader on either the Buy Side or Sell Side.

  • Earn a verified certification

    Shareable on LinkedIn and in resumes

  • Finish in 1 month

    Recommended pace 4 hours/week

  • Globally Recognized

    The same rigorous training program used by salespeople and traders at top global investment banks

Skills Covered
  • Cash Equities
  • ETFs
  • Delta One
  • Futures
  • Equity Swaps

About this Certification Program

While other Equities Markets courses add formulas and complexity to hide the lack of real-world experience, Wall Street Prep’s Equities Markets Certification was created by former sales and trading professionals focused on what interns, new hires, and early career analysts need to know on the job.

Designed following extensive discussion with hiring managers at major investment banks, we built our Equities Markets program around gaining the practical knowledge needed of growing markets such as ETFs, Delta One and Prime Brokerage.

You'll Get
  • Taught by Markets Professionals Master how to use the Bloomberg terminal to analyze financial statements, find consensus EPS and monitor short interest.

  • A Comprehensive ProgramDesigned with input from the largest global investment banks on what Equities Markets salespeople and traders need to know.

  • Meaningful, Shareable Certification Graduates will receive a blockchain-verified, shareable certification that can easily be added to LinkedIn and resumes.

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Your Path to Certification

This course is career-focused. We begin with an overview of how a individual stocks are traded on an exchange. Then we analyze the drivers of a company's public valuation using the Bloomberg Excel Add-In and the investor relations role; proceed to discuss equity indices and different approaches in the market to invest in these indices including asset managers, ETFs, futures and Delta One; and conclude with a discussion of securities lending and prime brokerage, analyzing how asset managers lend hedge funds the shares to short.

Recommended Path

  1. 1 Cash Equities Week 1
  2. 2 Equity Valuation Week 1
  3. 3 Equity Indices, Asset Managers and ETFs Week 2
  4. 4 Equity Futures and Delta One Week 3
  5. 5 Hedge Fund Strategies Week 3
  6. 6 Securities Lending and Prime Brokerage Week 4

Complete in 16 Hours

The EMC is a job-focused program that drills down on what Equities Markets professionals need to know while cutting out the rest. Average completion time (coursework + exam) is 16 hours.

Skills Equities Markets Employers Look For
  • Fixed Income Covered
  • Bloomberg Covered
  • Hedging Covered
  • Trading Covered
  • Derivatives Covered
Top Jobs the EMC Will Prepare You For
Position 1st Year Salary + Bonus *
Delta One Trader $135-160,000
ETF Trader $135-160,000
Buy Side Trader $105-130,000
Hedge Fund Trader $150-175,000
Cash Equities Sales Trader $100-125,000
Cash Equities Sales Researcher $100-125,000
Securities Lending Analyst $90-115,000
Prime Brokerage Analyst $105-130,000

* glassdoor.com estimates.

$128K

The average starting salary + bonus for Equity Sales & Trading Analysts. See our Sales & Training Salary Guide for more details of the career and pay progression. Data on starting salaries is taken from glassdoor.com U.S. estimates.

What You'll Learn

  • Master the technical skills and concepts that Equities traders are expected to know on the trading floor
  • Learn how to chart, graph and analyze stocks, indices and futures on Bloomberg
  • Speak and understand the trader jargon
  • Analyze company financials using the Bloomberg Excel-Add In
  • Demystify the Buy-Side business model and learn how Asset Managers and Hedge Funds are paid and their economic drivers and priorities
  • Learn how ETF Traders profit from arbitrage opportunities
  • Compare funded investment options (Mutual Funds, ETFs) with Unfunded investment Options (Futures and Equity Swaps)
  • Discover how derivatives are traded, margined, and hedged
  • Understand how to “short a stock” and the Securities Lending process
  • Demystify Hedge Fund Trading strategies
The EMC© is the same program used to train new hires at Wall Street's largest investment banks.
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WSP trains investment professionals and traders at the world's largest sell-side investment banks and buy-side asset managers.

Our employees are telling us this is the best virtual learning experience they have ever had.

— Associate Director, Learning & Development
Global Investment Bank

This program includes the following 6 courses

1

Cash Equities

Cash Equities are the fundamental building blocks of the Equity Markets. We begin with an overview of the Equities trading floor and mapping out the different roles and responsibilities. We then take a look at exchange trading, and discuss the different order types, trading conventions and the opening and closing auctions. Next we dive into the spe ...
Cash Equities are the fundamental building blocks of the Equity Markets. We begin with an overview of the Equities trading floor and mapping out the different roles and responsibilities. We then take ...
Cash Equities are the fundamental building blocks of the Equity Markets. We begin with an overview o ...
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2

Equity Valuation

Designed for Salespeople and Traders, this course provides an overview of equity valuation including the P/E ratio and EV/EBTIDA. We begin with an overview of valuation metrics and drivers of the income statement. We the discuss EPS and how we arrive at consensus EPS. After discussing the concepts, we see how salespeople, traders and investors use ...
Designed for Salespeople and Traders, this course provides an overview of equity valuation including the P/E ratio and EV/EBTIDA. We begin with an overview of valuation metrics and drivers of the inco ...
Designed for Salespeople and Traders, this course provides an overview of equity valuation including ...
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3

Equity Indices, Asset Managers and ETFs

Equity Indices such as the S&P500 drive market sentiment. We begin by discussing the major equity indices and then dive into the detail of how they are constructed and calculated. Next, we explore Asset Managers and explore how they invest funds for both institutional and retail investors. We discuss different strategies, including active versu ...
Equity Indices such as the S&P500 drive market sentiment. We begin by discussing the major equity indices and then dive into the detail of how they are constructed and calculated. Next, we explore ...
Equity Indices such as the S&P500 drive market sentiment. We begin by discussing the major equit ...
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4

Equity Futures and Delta One

Most traders start their day by looking at Equity Futures. This course builds on the Equity Indices, Asset Managers and ETFs course which looked at funded investments. The Equity Futures and Delta One course focuses on derivatives and achieving the same exposure using unfunded investments. We begin with an overview of futures and discuss details of ...
Most traders start their day by looking at Equity Futures. This course builds on the Equity Indices, Asset Managers and ETFs course which looked at funded investments. The Equity Futures and Delta One ...
Most traders start their day by looking at Equity Futures. This course builds on the Equity Indices, ...
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Hedge Fund Strategies

This course demystifies Hedge Fund Strategies and how Hedge Fund Investors evaluate Hedge Funds. We begin by discussion traditional equity hedge funds and then discussing the strategies of growing quantitative hedge funds. Next, we discuss Macro, Relative Value and Credit Hedge funds, with many of these hedge funds using leverage to magnify returns ...
This course demystifies Hedge Fund Strategies and how Hedge Fund Investors evaluate Hedge Funds. We begin by discussion traditional equity hedge funds and then discussing the strategies of growing qua ...
This course demystifies Hedge Fund Strategies and how Hedge Fund Investors evaluate Hedge Funds. We ...
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6

Securities Lending and Prime Brokerage

How do you short a stock? In this course, we discuss the process to short a stock and walk through an example of how a hedge fund would borrow shares an asset manager through a securities lender. We discuss the fee model and economics of borrowing shares through a securities lender. Next, we analyze short interest metrics on Bloomberg including how ...
How do you short a stock? In this course, we discuss the process to short a stock and walk through an example of how a hedge fund would borrow shares an asset manager through a securities lender. We d ...
How do you short a stock? In this course, we discuss the process to short a stock and walk through a ...
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Get the Equities Markets Certification

Trainees are eligible to take the WSP Equities Markets Certification Exam for 24 months from the date of enrollment. Those who complete the exam and score above 70% will receive a the certification. The exam is a challenging online assessment that covers the most difficult concepts taught in the program.

Course Samples

Overview of the Equity Markets
Consensus EPS
Introduction to Equity Indices
ETF Introduction
Futures on Bloomberg
Hedge Fund Strategy Demand, Hedge Fund Economics
Hedge Fund Leverage
How Investors Express a Negative View
Lenders of Securities, Fee Income for Lenders
Meet Your Instructor
Eric Cheung

Eric is the lead instructor for Wall Street Prep’s Capital Markets and Sales & Trading programs. Eric’s financial markets career began after he was a finalist for J.P. Morgan’s Fantasy Futures trading competition. Eric worked at J.P. Morgan for 10 years across DCM, Syndicate and Sales & Trading Roles, including in the Cross Asset Sales & Structuring group with trade execution experience across all asset classes. Eric is an expert in International Markets and Cross-Border transactions with global work experience in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Round Out Your Markets Training Buy the FIMC© and EMC© together and save $199

Fixed Income Markets Certification (FIMC©)
10 Courses • 22h 32m
Reg Price $399
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Equities Markets Certification (EMC©)
6 Courses • 7h 48m
Reg Price $299
  • Buy both programs together for a complete Markets Training Program.
  • Gain a real-world understanding of Fixed Income and Equities Markets trading.
  • Learn what it takes to become a successful trader on the Buy Side and Sell Side.
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