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From 0 to 1: Bond Investments

Learn the fundamentals of what bonds are, the risks related to bonds, NPV of a bond and more. Master the art of choosing the right bonds for your needs.

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Introduction the the Course:

Bonds are a safe and secure investment instrument that ensure a steady flow of income. Bonds are instruments issued to investors by borrowers, which can be banks, governments, or companies. They specify the details of the bond like the amount borrowed, the risks attached, and the interest rate. The bond market comprises the lions-share of the global financial system. In fact, it's almost twice as large as the stock market. The bond market may be very confusing, but understanding the basic terminology will make you comfortable while investing in bonds.

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Course Objectives

What will you gain from this course?

  • An understanding about the specs of bonds and the relationship between various attributes
  • The ability to compute yield, duration, price along with fixed and floating interest rates
  • Knowledge of how to compare two bonds on the basis of ratings and features and the ability to decide which is better

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Prerequisites and Target Audience

This course does not require you to have any prior knowledge of Finance or Accounting.

This course is designed by a Stanford-educated ex-Googler and an IIT, IIM - educated ex-Flipkart lead analyst specifically for:

  • Finance professionals who want to brush up on Bond Valuation
  • Accountants who want to strengthen their applied Corporate Finance skills
  • Candidates who are preparing for the CFA exam
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs who are interested in understanding how companies are valued
  • MBA and other Finance students who want to understand bond theory and valuation

Course Plan
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1. You, This Course and Us
1 video
Introduction to the Course 01:48
2. Credit and Basics of Bond
6 videos
The Origination of Bonds 12:35

The Specific features of Bonds 07:16

The Yield Curve 14:43

Pre-requisite Knowledge

Bond Yield and an example 16:47

Connection between bond Price, Par Value, interest and Yield 11:39
3. Risks relating to bond investment
4 videos
Coupon Rates and Reinvestment Risk 09:58

Interest Rate Risk and types of bonds 07:01

A teaser into Convexity 05:29

Various options attached bonds 12:12
4. Series of Examples
4 videos
Interest Rates, bond prices, maturity amount 07:35

Accrued interest, Clean Price, floating interest 06:19

Bond Rating, comparing two bonds 05:54

Bond Duration, Value of Call and Put Options 13:05
5. Up one level with the series of examples
4 videos
Present Value of Bonds 08:03

Negative Relationship between Yield and Price 05:34

Modified Duration and Macauley Duration 13:31

6. Bond Convexity
3 videos
Deriving Bond Convexity 07:39

Previous examples using convexity 06:44

Effective Convexity and Effective Duration 14:42
7. Primer on Net Present Value
7 videos
Compound interest and NPV 10:29

NPV and Price 07:28

A Simple PV Example 04:35

Future Value of Present Cash Flow 01:54

Continuous Compounding 03:44

NPV of Stream of Cash Flows 05:01

Meet the Author

4 Alumni of Stanford, IIM-A, IITs and Google, Microsoft, Flipkart

Loonycorn is a team of 4 people who graduated from reputed top universities. Janani Ravi, Vitthal Srinivasan, Swetha Kolalapudi and Navdeep Singh have spent years (decades, actually) working in the Tech sector across the world.

  • Janani: Graduated from Stanford and has worked for 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore). She also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft.
  • Vitthal: Studied at Stanford; worked at Google (Singapore), Flipkart, Credit Suisse, and INSEAD.
  • Swetha: An IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Madras alumnus having experience of working in Flipkart.
  • Navdeep: An IIT Guwahati alumnus and Longtime Flipkart employee.
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