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Core Financial Concepts
1. Financial Mathematics - A Library of 7 Courses
 
 
This course gives an introduction to the basic financial measures. It helps the user understand:
  • The various yield measures
  • The concept of net present value for evaluating investment proposals
  • The concept of duration, modified duration and convexity and their calculations
  • The concept of basis point value
Duration: 2 hours
 
 
 
This course gives an introduction to the concept of time value of money. It helps the user understand:
  • The concept and importance of time value of money
  • The various methods to calculate the future and the present value of cash flows
  • The concept of future and present value of an annuity
  • The concept of amortization
Duration: 2.5 hours
 
 
 
This course deals with the concept of bond pricing and its calculation. It helps the user understand:
  • The calculation of price of a option free bond
  • The price determination process when settlement date falls between two coupon periods
  • The different types of yield and the formula to calculate them
  • The price volatility characteristics of option free bonds
Duration: 2 hours
 
 
 
This course gives an introduction to the concept of yield curve analysis. It helps the user understand:
  • The concept of yield curve and its types
  • The various theories under yield curve analysis
  • The types of interest rates and its computation
  • The applications of yield curve analysis
Duration: 2 hours
 
 
 
This course gives an introduction to the concept of probability distributions and their properties. It helps the user understand:
  • The concept of probability distributions
  • The different types of probability distributions
  • The properties of each of the distributions
Duration: 2.5 hours
 
 
 
This course gives an introduction to the concept of volatility and the methods of measuring volatility. It helps the user understand:
  • The basic statistical measures and methods to compute them
  • Normal distribution and establishing the relationship between standard deviation and confidence level through a normal distribution function
  • The concept of volatility and its characteristics
  • The measures of risk exposures and the characteristics of financial asset price movements
  • The estimation of volatility using historical and implied volatility models
Duration: 2 hours
 
 
 
This course gives an introduction to correlation and regression analysis. It helps the user understand:
  • The concept of correlation and coefficient of correlation
  • The different types of correlation
  • The methods of measuring correlation
  • The concept of regression analysis
  • The methods of computing regression lines
  • The significance of standard error and the coefficient of determination
Duration: 2 hours
 
 
 
 
 

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