Securities

In this lecture we explain what a convertible bond is, why they are issued, who issues them, how generally speculative they are, and what the terms are about used to describe them. These terms include conversion ratio, conversion value, conversion percentage, conversion premium, and so on.

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In this final one of our bond duration and convexity lectures, we apply the lessons learned in the previous lecture to start calculating convexity and using it to make more accurate price predictions for bond price changes, whenever interest rates change.

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Calculating Duration, Lecture 021, Securities Investment 101

November 25, 2013

Before we delve deeper into the mysteries of duration and convexity, now is a good opportunity to actually calculate duration, at least in its form as an average weighted cashflow period, known as Macaulay’s Duration. We do this both the long way, from first principles, and by using Excel’s built-in ‘DURATION’ command. Previous video, Securities […]

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Money Market Yields, Lecture 019, Securities Investment 101

July 4, 2013

The money markets are concerned with very liquid securities investment products based upon cash-flows, with usually less than one year to maturity and without associated coupons. Typical investment products include government treasury bills, certificates of deposit, commercial paper, and short-term zero-coupon bonds. Although investment yields are often lower than long-term bonds and other equity-based investments, […]

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Course Introduction, Lecture 001, Securities Investment 101

May 24, 2013

This is the course introduction for the MithrilMoney training course, Securities Investment 101. The video explains who the course is intended for, the very raw basics of what a ‘security’ is, and what will be covered in the complete course. Next video, Types of Shares, Part I, Lecture 002 The full YouTube playlist of Securities […]

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