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Overview

Repo (Repurchase Agreements) Course Overview

This Repo course examines the core concepts of short-term funding. We will look at the different types of repos, alongside who would use them and why, while assessing the risks of the trade along the way. From the nuances of what motivates a repo trade to how to calculate payments, we will go through the broadest concept to the smallest detail.

Repo (Repurchase Agreements) Learning Objectives

This Repo course will give you a practical understanding of how the repo market allows financial institutions that own large volumes of securities to borrow cheaply, while simultaneously allowing others that hold excess cash to earn small returns with low risk. Major learning outcomes of this course include being able to:
  • Explain the full life cycle of a repo trade from the perspective of both counterparties
  • Calculate repo interest, as well as security generated income (i.e., coupon), and understand their treatment
  • Identify the differences between general collateral and special repos, and in what scenario each trade type is used
  • Compare and contrast the differences between repos/reverse repos and buy sell backs/sell buy backs
  • Appreciate the risks associated with entering into repo trades and how they can be managed
  • Explain the concept of negative rates in the repo world and understand their significance

Repo (Repurchase Agreements) Is an Elective Course of CFI’s CMSA® Program

CFI’s Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® program covers all the basic, intermediate, and advanced topics about sales and trading, investment banking, and asset management. This program teaches you trading strategies used in the finance and capital markets industry. It is ideal for students who want to learn how to trade different asset classes. The program is completely online, so you can take it at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Common career paths for students who take the CMSA® are sales & trading, asset management, wealth management, treasury, risk management, and other capital markets careers.

Who Should Take This CMSA® Course?

This Repo (Repurchase Agreements) course is perfect for anyone looking to build a fulsome knowledge of capital markets. This course is designed to help those who are interested in careers in portfolio management, as well as sell-side trading, develop an understanding of how financial institutions use their assets to borrow and lend cheaply and efficiently. This course explores concepts that will be useful for beginner and intermediate level capital markets professionals, or business and finance students seeking to better understand money market products.  

Repo (Repurchase Agreements)

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This Course is Part of the Following Programs

Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

All Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® Courses
  • Skills Learned Trading strategies used in the finance and capital markets
  • Career Prep Work in capital markets, whether on the buy-side or the sell-side

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