From 0 to 1: Bond Theory and Valuation

A zoom-in, zoom-out, connect-the-dots take on Free cash flow models, Dividend discount models, and equity valuation

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Course Description

A zoom-in, zoom-out, connect-the-dots tour of Bond Theory and Valuation

Let's parse that

  • 'connect the dots': Bonds is an relatively safe investments instrument with steady stream of income. The various attributes of bonds can make it conceptually complex - the various bond options just add on to the complexities. This course makes sure the concepts are made crystal clear.
  • 'zoom in': Getting the details is very important in bond valuation - All attributes influence each other in some way or the other. This course gets the details right where they are important.
  • 'zoom out': Details are important, but not always. This course knows when to switch to the big picture.

What's Covered:

  • Credits: Explained with example what credit is, why is it needed, the borrowers and the lenders.
  • The issuers of Bond: Why are bonds issued, the credit ratings and their importance
  • Attributes of Bond: Grilling down the Bond Certificate to get to the specifics of bonds: Coupon Rates, Principal, Maturity, Duration.
  • Yield Curve: Explanation of what Yield curve represents, the factors that impact the yield, discounting and Yield computation
  • Bond Risks: Interest rate risks, reinvestment risk, liquidity risk
  • Bond Options: Examples relating to put and call options, interest floor options
  • Duration: Modified Duration, Macauley Duration
  • Convexity: Derivation of Convexity, how it eliminates error margin

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What are the requirements?

  • This course assumes no prior knowledge of accounting or finance

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 28 lectures and 4 hours of content!
  • Understand the specs of bonds and the relationship between each attributes
  • Learn how to compute Yield, duration, price along with fixed and floating interest rates
  • Compare two bonds based on ratings and features and decide which is better

What is the target audience?

  • Yep! Business majors and aspiring MBAs
  • Yep! Finance professionals who are rusty on equity valuation
  • Yep! CFA Candidates
  • Yep! Accountants looking to strengthen their applied corporate finance skills
  • Yep! Non-finance professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs looking to understand how companies are valued

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Loonycorn is comprised of a couple of individuals —Janani Ravi and Vitthal Srinivasan—who have honed their tech expertises at Google and Stanford. The team believes it has distilled the instruction of complicated tech concepts into funny, practical, engaging courses, and is excited to be sharing its content with eager students.

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