ABOUT THE MODULE
In order to meet the demanding world for students not able to attend classes all the time due to commitments or geographical issues we have decided to expand our offering to cater for all students as we strive to keep up with the Fourth Industrial Revolution(4IR). Due to COVID-19 pandemic venue based classes have been temporarily suspended. We offering Zoom online classroom, consultation via Zoom and videos to ensure that you have all the resources you need on your journey to be a graduate.
The aim of this module is to help students to determine the fair value of fixed income securities based on interest rate forecasts, investment horizons and risk assessment. The skills acquired enables the student to be a valuable asset to the organization they belong to as the knowledge of fixed income securities is essential in understanding sources of capital
For this module you will need the prescribed textbook Fixed Income Analysis 2nd and 3rd edition. Book is provided by us free of charge. The choice of the calculator is up to you whether its SHARP or HP. As we go through the curriculum the lecturer will show you the steps to use both calculators.
STUDY UNIT 1: Features of Debt Securities
STUDY UNIT 2: Risks associated with investing in bonds
STUDY UNIT 3: Overview of bond sectors and instruments
STUDY UNIT 4: Understanding yield spreads
STUDY UNIT 5: Introduction to the valuation of debt securities
STUDY UNIT 6: Yield measures, spot rates and forward rates
STUDY UNIT 7: The measurement of interest rate risk
STUDY UNIT 8: Term structure and volatility of interest rates
We will cover at least for past papers and review current semester’s assignments. If students have other questions they encounter during revision they will get assistance as well.
NB! THE PURCHASE OF THIS MODULE GRANTS YOU ACCESS UNTIL YOU SIT FOR YOUR EXAMINATION FOR THE MODULE