Introduction to Capital/Financial Markets

Capital markets refers to the channeling of money from lenders of cash, such as asset managers, to those who need to borrow money, such as corporations and governments. Traditionally, capital markets implied equities and fixed income securities. Today, the lines are blurred between these traditional markets and foreign exchange and derivatives. There are a plethora of instruments, and an abundance of terminology. Executing market transactions, in both the primary and secondary markets, would also come under the umbrella of capital markets. This introductory series familiarizes participants with several components: