This course begins with a look at the four core financial markets and the three main classes of derivatives. You will learn how to distinguish the global trends in volume for each of the plain vanilla financial products and show the macroeconomic reasons for those trends. This course will also review how bonds, equity, foreign exchange and money markets are traded along with the role that equity plays from both the issuer’s and investor’s perspective. We wrap up this course with a look at the different types of stock markets. This course is part 1 of the New York Institute of Finance’s Capital Markets Professional Certificate.