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Equity Indices, Asset Managers, and ETFs
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Equity Indices, Asset Managers, and ETFs

23 Lessons
1h 54m
52,490 Students

Master investing and trading the S&P 500. We start with how the S&P 500 is calculated, discuss how mutual funds work, and explain how traders profit from arbitrage opportunities on S&P500 ETFs.

Why You Should Take This Course

This course has everything you need to know about equity indices and buy-side asset management. You'll learn how indices are constructed, explore the business of mutual funds, and cover the growing role of ETFs.
  • Understand how equity indices are constructed Equity indices drive investors' views on market sentiment. In this course, we explore how they are constructed, and build our own custom index. We explore the impact of weighting and rebalancing on the index, and how a move in one stock will have a different impact in the Dow, the S&P500 and the Nasdaq 100.
  • Demystify buy-side asset management Whether you are seeking to work at an asset manager, cover an asset manager as a salesperson, or hire an asset manager as an investor, we explore the business of mutual funds. We analyze their menu of strategies, the benchmarks they track and their fee structures.
  • Discover how banks profit from ETF arbitrage It is no secret that investors are shifting assets from mutual funds to ETFs. ETFs have grown enormously in the last decade because they are cheap to operate and pass on low fees to investors. In this course, we show you how banks profit from trading the ETF versus the underlying stocks in the ETF.

This course is part of the Equities Markets Certification Program, a complete course that teaches you the skills you need to succeed as an Equities Markets Trader on either the Buy Side or the Sell Side.

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What You'll Learn

  • Equity Indices
  • Asset Management
  • Mutual Funds
  • ETFs
  • ETNs

Course Samples

Introduction to Equity Indices
Retail Investors
ETF Introduction

Get the Equities Markets Certification

This course can be taken standalone, or as part of the Equities Markets Certification Program. Graduates of the program earn a Wall Street Prep certification that can be shared with potential future employers.

Course Extras

  • Taught by bankers

    Our instructors are former investment bankers who give lessons real-world context by connecting it to their experience on the desk.

  • Earn a Certification

    Take this course standalone, or, to earn a shareable certification, as part of Wall Street Prep's Equities Markets Certification Program.

  • Used on the Street

    This is the same comprehensive course our corporate clients use to prepare their analysts and associates.

  • Free Unlimited Access to the WSP Support Center

    Receive answers to questions, free downloads, and more from our staff of experienced investment bankers

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