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In this practical and extensive two-day course we will explore how the world economy works and how it impacts governments, companies and financial markets. We start with an overview of various macroeconomic theories and then assess how successful they are in explaining economic issues such as inflation, employment, monetary policies and many others.
It requires absolutely no prior financial or economic knowledge and is suitable for all backgrounds.
- Gain a solid understanding of macroeconomic factors and how they impact the world economy.
- Study about different responsibilities of Central Banks and how they manage them.
- Find out what level of unemployment is appropriate for a country.
- Understand which methods and tools can be used to increase the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
- Learn why deflation is undesirable and what measures governments take to prevent it.
- Recognize the relationship between employment, inflation, economic growth and other macroeconomic factors.
- Be able to explain different stages of business and credit cycles.
- Find out why the new Modern Monetary Theory is controversial among the economists.
- Explore what is Quantitative Easing and why governments engage in it since the 2008 financial crisis.
- Beginner traders and investors, looking to learn how macroeconomy impacts their trades.
- Professionals within the financial industry or those providing services to the financial sector.
- Professionals in non-financial industries performing financial functions, such as corporate treasury and investor relations.
- Students, preparing for an upcoming internship or starting their careers in finance.
- Anyone looking to gain a better view of how the global economy works.
- Economic history and rise of capitalism.
- Schools of economic thought.
- Efficient Market Hypothesis.
- Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).
- Aggregate supply and demand curves.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Economic Growth:
- Government spending and debt.
- Imports and exports.
- Real and nominal GDP.
- Stimulating economic growth.
- Core and headline inflation.
- Causes of inflation.
- Deflation and hyperinflation.
- CPI, PCE and PPI indicators.
- Impact of inflation on financial assets.
- Types of unemployment.
- Natural rate of unemployment.
- Unemployment rate.
- Employment solutions.
- Phillips curve.
- Initial jobless claims and non-farm payrolls.
- Labor force participation rate.
Federal Reserve and the Central Banks:
- Central banks and monetary policy.
- Responsibilities of the Fed, ECB and Bank of England.
- Structure of the Federal Reserve.
- Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).
- Functions of the Fed.
- Quantitative Easing (QE).
Balance of Payments:
- Current Account.
- Capital Account.
- Financial Account.
- Balancing the payments.
- Different stages of the business cycle.
- Consequences for corporations.
- Explanations by economic theories.
- Business cycle impact on the US Treasury Curve.
- Credit spreads.
- Credit expansion and contraction.
- Stages of repair and recovery.
- Effects of the credit cycle.
Economic Indicators and Their Implications:
- Government economic indicators.
- Housing market indicators.
- Consumer confidence and sentiment.
- Industrial economic indicators.
- Labor markets indicators.
Class size:20 students
- Formal completion certificate.
- Course notes and materials.
- Follow-up support – ability to ask questions and seek further clarification, if needed.
- 20% OFF any future courses you wish to attend.
At the moment, we are planning for all of our training courses starting with September 2020 to go ahead in a physical location in Central London.
In case if circumstances change and we won’t be able to deliver the course in a classroom setting, we will deliver it virtually online via Zoom.
If this happens, we will get in touch and ask if you would like to go-ahead and attend the course virtually or if you prefer to cancel for a full refund.
We accept all major credit and debit cards, and PayPal.
You will receive this by email after completion of any of our classes.
You can cancel your booking and receive a full refund up to one month in advance of the course start date.
If you made a booking for a seminar that starts in less than one month, you can cancel for a full refund within the 14 days of making the booking.
In case if we are unable to deliver a course in a physical classroom and had to move it online due to COVID-19, you can also cancel and request a full refund if you don’t want to attend the course virtually.
This course is aimed at individuals who have very little knowledge about the financial markets or macroeconomics and there are no pre-requisites required in order to attend this course.