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CFI offers an extensive library of free resources to help you recognize and analyze both historical and current economic trends, allowing you to formulate and express nuanced opinions about the state of the world's markets. Dive deeper and explore tailored economics courses for roles in capital markets, wealth management, and more to enhance your finance or banking career.

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From economics fundamentals, to how economic theory applies to real life, to types of economic events, CFI’s economics courses and lessons will help build competitive skills and a keen understanding of economic principles and concepts — and how that understanding can be used on the job.

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Price Elasticity: What It Is & How to Calculate It

Elasticity of demand is a fundamental economic concept any financial professional must know

Supply Side Economics

"Economic growth can be achieved by increasing the total, or aggregate, supply of goods and services within an economy"

Free Enterprise

A market-based economic system driven by market forces rather than by government interference

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Legislation to protect financial data and consumer privacy in the information age

Cottage Industry

The Resilient Allure of Cottage Industries: Nurturing Tradition in a Modern World

What Influences Exchange Rates?

Exchange rates, the rate that two currencies can be exchanged for each other, are key for global currency flows. But how well do you understand...
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What Does a Fed Hike Mean?

On June 15, 2022, the US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) did something it hasn’t done since 1994 – it hiked the Fed Funds rate...
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ISM Manufacturing Index

A measure of the level of economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector
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Peace Dividend

The idea that lower defense spending leads to greater economic growth
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Jobless Claims

Measures the number of people who have filed for unemployment benefits
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Economic Sanctions

Penalties imposed by one or more countries against another country
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A prolonged period of strong economic growth
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Why Learn Economics with CFI?

CFI is the leading learning and productivity resource for finance and banking professionals for a reason.

Focused on practical skill-building guided by experienced professionals, CFI courses are designed to help you learn by doing and gain real-world knowledge you can put to work right away. On-demand lessons mean you can go at your own pace and learn anytime, from anywhere, and range from beginner to advanced for professionals at any level.

And because CFI memberships offer unlimited access across programs and specializations, you can become an expert in any area of finance you choose.

With our economics courses, you will learn:

How to classify and interpret economic news
Using economic information to trade and invest
Why and how specific economic events impact markets
The role of central banks in the economy
Trading around economic releases
How economics factors into financial planning and wealth management

Who is professional economics training for?

Anyone interested in developing their understanding of economics is encouraged to explore the courses and lessons available, particularly if you’re starting or continuing a career in investment banking, management consulting, wealth management, or commercial banking.

Investment professionals

Management consultants

Financial analysts

Registered provider: National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

All courses are accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), CPA Institutions in Canada, and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the US. Most courses qualify for verified CPE credits for CPA charter holders.

Courses include video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments.

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