$25.00 USD

Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

Instructor: Steve Coughran, Founder of BYFIQ, CFO, Entrepreneur, and Expert in Strategy and Finance

Brief Description: Delve into the critical relationship between macroeconomic principles and financial markets in this comprehensive course led by Steve Coughran, an accomplished CFO and strategic finance expert. This course is tailored for students, business professionals, and financial decision-makers keen on making informed economic and financial decisions that align with corporate strategies and market dynamics. From foundational theories to practical market applications, participants will acquire a robust understanding of the economic indicators and policies that shape the financial landscape.

What You Will Learn:

  • Fundamental Macroeconomic Concepts: Understand GDP, inflation, economic growth, and unemployment, and their impact on financial markets.
  • Economic and Debt Cycles: Analyze the phases of economic and debt cycles to forecast financial trends effectively.
  • Monetary Structures and Policies: Explore the structure and impact of fiscal and monetary policies through the lens of the Federal Reserve System.
  • Financial Markets and Instruments: Master the dynamics of different financial markets and the use of various financial instruments for risk management and return optimization.

Course Outline:

Section 1: Introduction to Macroeconomics

  • Overview of Macroeconomic Principles
  • Key Economic Theories and Models

Section 2: Economic Performance Indicators

  • Measuring Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • Dynamics of Aggregate Supply and Demand
  • Influences and Implications of Inflation and Unemployment
  • The Role of Fiscal and Monetary Policies

Section 3: Advanced Economic Concepts

  • In-depth Analysis of Economic and Debt Cycles
  • Comparative Study: Trailing 12 Months vs. Month Over Month Analysis
  • Calculation Techniques for Major Market Indices like the Dow Jones and S&P 500

Section 4: Monetary Systems

  • Exploring the Functions of Money
  • Detailed Structure and Functions of the Federal Reserve System

Section 5: Financial Markets and Risk Management

  • Types and Functions of Financial Markets
  • Understanding and Utilizing Financial Instruments
  • Theories of Market Efficiency and Investor Behavior
  • Strategies for Managing Risk and Return

What's in it for You:

  • Expert Guidance: Learn directly from Steve Coughran, whose vast experience as a CFO and strategist enriches the course content.
  • Practical Skills: Develop analytical skills essential for assessing economic conditions and making strategic investment decisions.
  • Career Advancement: Boost your credentials with a certification endorsed by a seasoned finance professional, making you more competitive in your field.
  • Strategic Decision-Making: Equip yourself with the knowledge needed to navigate and influence complex financial and economic environments effectively.

This course is a perfect fit for individuals aiming to deepen their understanding of macroeconomic and financial principles through practical and expert-led instruction. Whether you are advancing your career or enhancing your academic knowledge, this course will provide profound insights and real-world applicability.