Economics & Markets
Course Number: ABA
Course Code: ABA
Explains the macro-economic forces that affect financial markets and investment portfolios enabling advisors to have a deeper conversation about these topics with clients. Introduces the important relationship between interest rates and inflation, and explores the causes and effects of inflation and how inflation is measured.
Updated: February 2019
What You’ll Learn
After completing this course, students will be able to:
-Describe the relationships between macro-economic forces and financial markets
-Explain how the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) affects the business cycle
-Describe how changes in interest rates affect financial markets and investors
-Describe how inflation affects GDP and investor buying decisions
-Distinguish between the government’s fiscal policy and the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy
Audience: Trust officers with at least three years of personal trust experience who need a deeper understanding of technical trust concepts and how solutions work when applied to client needs.???