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Diploma in Financial Markets is a comprehensive financial market course that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the financial markets, including the stock market, bond market, foreign exchange market, and commodity market.

The program typically covers topics such as financial instruments, investment strategies, risk management, financial analysis, and regulatory frameworks. It aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in various roles within the financial markets, such as financial analysts, traders, portfolio managers, and investment bankers.

What you will learn:

Financial Instruments: You will learn about various financial instruments, such as stocks, bonds, derivatives, and commodities, and their characteristics.
Investment Strategies: The program covers investment strategies, such as value investing, growth investing, and momentum investing. You will also learn about portfolio management and risk management techniques.
Financial Analysis: You will develop skills in financial analysis, including fundamental analysis, technical analysis, and quantitative analysis.

 

Market Operations: The program covers the functioning of financial markets, including the stock market, bond market, foreign exchange market, and commodity market. You will learn about market participants, market structure, and trading mechanisms.
Regulatory Frameworks: You will study regulatory frameworks governing the financial markets, including securities laws, banking regulations, and corporate governance.
 

Overall, a Diploma in Financial Markets is an extensive study of finance and prepares you for various roles in the financial industry, such as financial analysts, traders, investment bankers, and portfolio managers.

  • Financial Markets Beginner’s Module
  • Derivatives Market Dealers Module
  • Macro Economics
  • Technical Analysis
  • Fundamental Analysis
  • Currency, Commodity, Fixed Income
  • Mutual Funds
  • Life Insurance
Hours 6 Lecture
Lecture 1 : Introduction to Financial Market
Lecture 2 : Investment Basics
Lecture 3 : Primary & Secondary Market
Lecture 4 : Financial Instruments
Lecture 5 : Corporate Actions
Lecture 6 : Time Value of Money

Module Benefit

This module is designed for individuals who want to start a career in the Indian financial markets or gain a solid understanding of the foundational principles of capital markets. The curriculum is structured to provide knowledge on essential concepts related to various investment opportunities, the primary and secondary markets, the derivatives market, and the analysis of financial statements.

  • Learn the basic terms, players, features, roles, structure of capital market
  • Know the basic concepts and rules of investing
  • Understand the concepts of IPOs (Initial Public Offer)
  • Pursue various financial assets
  • Understand and analyze types of corporate actions and impacts on share prices
  • Concept of Time Value of Money (TVOM) and its practical application in MS Excel
Hours 4 Lecture
Lecture 1 : Introduction to Derivatives
Lecture 2 : Introduction to Futures & Options
Lecture 3 : Trading
Lecture 4 : Clearing & Statement

Module Benefit

Derivatives are widely recognized as highly influential financial instruments. The Indian market for equity derivatives has experienced remarkable expansion since the introduction of equity derivatives in 2000. This module offers valuable knowledge about various categories of equity derivatives, including their trading, clearing, settlement procedures, and the applicable regulatory framework.

  • Learn the basics of derivative market
  • Understand the use of derivative products in speculating, hedging and arbitraging
  • Learn the trading, clearing, settlement and risk management in equity derivatives
  • Interpret the regulatory – accounting and taxation issues relating to equity derivatives
Hours 4 Lecture
Lecture 1 : Introduction to Macro Economics
Lecture 2 : Inflation & Interest Rates
Lecture 3 : Fiscal & Monetary Policy
Lecture 4 : Role of Financial Market

Module Benefit

Having a grasp of economics is crucial for comprehending the functioning of financial markets. There exist complex connections between economic factors and financial variables, which can exert both direct and indirect influence on the financial markets. An economic perspective enables the identification of causes behind economic developments and the ability to anticipate the potential effects of policy changes. The objective of this module is to offer a foundational understanding of diverse macroeconomic concepts and provide a glimpse into macroeconomic behavior.

  • Understand how an economy works
  • Learn the factors affecting the economy
  • Get to know the importance of policies and its impact on economy
  • Learn how economy impacts your finances/wealth
Hours 4 Lecture
Lecture 1 : Introduction
Lecture 2 : Value Investing
Lecture 3 : Valuation of Stocks
Lecture 4 : Portfolio Management

Module Benefit

Fundamental analysis is a method of evaluating stocks through security analysis, which serves as the foundation for making successful investment decisions. The purpose of this module is to offer a fundamental understanding of the concept of fundamental analysis and the diverse valuation methodologies employed in the process.

  • Learn the basic concepts and steps in fundamental analysis
  • Know the types and methods of analysis – ratio analysis and company analysis
  • Work on various methodologies – DCF, DDM, FCFF, FCFE, SOTP, P/E, etc.
  • Understand the concept and methods
Hours 4 Lecture
Lecture 1 : Introduction
Lecture 2 : Indicators
Lecture 3 : Trading Strategies
Lecture 4 : Trading Psychology & Risk Managementony

Module Benefit

This program includes practical principles of Technical Analysis and enables participants to grasp the dynamics of price movements driven by supply and demand. Learners will acquire the skills to effectively analyze price charts and make informed trading or investment choices. Designed for investors, retail traders, sub-brokers, and students new to the market, this program facilitates market research, portfolio selection, and investment activities.

  • Understand the basic concepts and rules of technical analysis
  • Different types of indicators like Moving average (MA), Exponential moving average (EMA), Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD), Relative Strength Index (RSI), Stochastic oscillator, Standard deviation, Bollinger bands, Fibonacci retracement and their interpretation
  • Know the types of trading strategies &nd; news trading, EOD trading, swing trading, intraday trading, trend trading, scalping trading, positional trading
  • Analyse stop loss importance, trading on trend basis, importance of discipline
Hours 3 Lecture
Lecture 1 : Currency Market
Lecture 2 : Commodity Market
Lecture 3 : Fixed Income Market

Module Benefit

In this module, students will delve into the dynamics of currency markets, including exchange rates, factors affecting currency movements, and strategies for currency trading. They will also gain insights into commodity markets, exploring various commodities such as precious metals, energy products, agricultural products, and their trading mechanisms. Additionally, the module covers fixed income securities, including government bonds, corporate bonds, and other debt instruments. Students will learn about the valuation, pricing, and trading of fixed income securities, as well as the impact of interest rates on bond prices.

  • Learn the importance of currency market and its need & basic terms and understanding – currency pairs – reading the order book data – how tos of currency trading
  • Understand commodity market evolution, different exchanges – different players in the market – MCX & NCDEX contracts – factors affecting commodity markets with examples & product contract features
  • Fixed income/bond definition & types of debt securities & price yield relationship & interest rate risk & credit rating
Hours 6 Lecture
Lecture 1 : Mutual Funds Basics
Lecture 2 : Types of Mutual Funds
Lecture 3 : Offer Document
Lecture 4 : NAV Concept & Taxation of Tax
Lecture 5 : Risk, Return & Performance of Funds
Lecture 6 : Mutual Fund Structure & Constituents

Module Benefit

The purpose of the examination is to establish a standard level of knowledge that is essential for individuals engaged in the selling and distribution of mutual funds. The certification aims to improve the quality of sales, distribution, and associated support services in the mutual fund industry.

  • Work on the concept of mutual funds
  • Understand various categories of mutual fund schemes and types of schemes thereon
  • Learn about KIM/OD, NFOs – risk factors and fundamental attributes of a scheme
  • Study NAV/MTM concept – expense ratio, type of taxation, capital gains, STT & indexation
  • Interpret driver of return – risk in a different scheme – various performance measures
  • Figure out regulatory structure AMFI – rights and obligations of investors
Hours 5 Lecture
Lecture 1 : Fundaments of Life Insurance
Lecture 2 : Risk & Life Insurance contracts
Lecture 3 : Required Cover
Lecture 4 : Types of Plans & Riders
Lecture 5 : Regular & Legal

Module Benefit

The module provides a fundamental understanding of life insurance and its core principles. It covers risk concepts and their connection to life insurance contracts. Participants will explore factors determining coverage, analyze different plan types and riders, and gain insights into the regulatory and legal aspects of the industry. By completing the module, participants will have a strong foundation in life insurance, enabling them to make informed coverage decisions and navigate the legal and regulatory landscape.

  • Understand the basic concepts – need & working of life insurance
  • Study the type of risk – underwriting concepts – features and clauses of insurance contract
  • Know the important factors and calculations for required cover
  • Analyze various types of life insurance, product categories and rider benefits
  • Interpret regulatory structure (IRDAI) – claims procedure and grievances redressal mechanism
Hours 6 Lecture
Lecture 1 : Basics of Financial Planning
Lecture 2 : Budget – the deciding factor
Lecture 3 : Financial Plan – Concepts and Factors
Lecture 4 : Planning for Life Stages
Lecture 5 : Childrens' Future Planning
Lecture 6 : Retirement Planning

Module Benefit

The financial planning module covers the basics of financial planning, budgeting, and creating a solid financial plan. It also focuses on planning for different life stages, including children’s future planning and retirement planning. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to make informed financial decisions and secure their financial future.

  • Work on the concepts and need for financial planning
  • Understand the concepts and necessity for budgeting
  • Master the power of compounding – SIP, STP & SWP facility – Inflation impact and asset allocation
  • Learn the things to do in various life stages
  • Understand the need of planning – importance of starting early – strategies to build corpus
  • Debunk myths and learn the rule of investing
Hours 5 Lecture
Lecture 1 : Presentation
Lecture 2 : Communication
Lecture 3 : Email Etiquettes
Lecture 4 : Sales Process + Role Play
Lecture 5 : Mock Interview

Module Benefit

The module covers Presentation skills, Communication techniques, Email Etiquettes, Sales Process with Role Play, and Mock Interviews. Participants will learn effective ways to present, communicate professionally, follow email etiquette, practice sales scenarios through role play, and enhance their interview skills through mock interviews. This comprehensive module equips individuals with essential skills for successful professional interactions.

  • Adopt basic presentation skills necessary in interaction
  • Phone Communication Skills
  • Learn email writing rules
  • Be job-ready with mock interview sessions
Student Placement

Connecting Talent with Job Opportunities

Student Akash Sarkar placement in Diploma in Financial Markets (DFM) in Dalhousie

Akash Sarkar

Studied From : Dalhousie

Placed At: SIS Group Enterprises

Joining Salary: 16,000

Student Bijay Mandal placement in Diploma in Financial Markets (DFM) in Dalhousie

Bijay Mandal

Studied From : Dalhousie

Placed At: HDFC Securities

Joining Salary: 21,000

Student Sounak Karmakar placement in Diploma in Financial Markets (DFM) in Dalhousie

Sounak Karmakar

Studied From : Dalhousie

Placed At: Arb Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.

Joining Salary: 15,000

Student Shivum Chakraborty placement in Diploma in Financial Markets (DFM) in Dalhousie

Shivum Chakraborty

Studied From : Dalhousie

Placed At: Sharekhan

Joining Salary: 21,000

Student Md Shamshed Ahmed placement in Diploma in Financial Markets (DFM) in Dalhousie

Md Shamshed Ahmed

Studied From : Dalhousie

Placed At: Ernest and Young

Joining Salary: 15,000

Student Siddharta Majhi placement in Diploma in Financial Markets (DFM) in Dalhousie

Siddharta Majhi

Studied From : Dalhousie

Placed At: Arb Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.

Joining Salary: 22,300

Student Rohit Biswas placement in Diploma in Financial Markets (DFM) in Dalhousie

Rohit Biswas

Studied From : Dalhousie

Placed At: HDFC Securities

Joining Salary: 18,000

Student Harsh Doshi placement in Diploma in Financial Markets (DFM) in Dalhousie

Harsh Doshi

Studied From : Dalhousie

Placed At: Kotak Securities

Joining Salary: 25,000

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To enroll in the course, you must have completed your 10+2 or pursued graduation from any recognised university.

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  • Must complete their graduation in any stream.
  • ICA shall only be assisting the candidates in finding a paid internship in case of students pursuing graduation or are undergraduate after completion of course.
  • ICA has placement offices across 30+ cities with a huge employer base. Our priority will be to place the candidate within the city nearest to their place. In case of vacancies not arising during the specific time, we shall be providing the opportunities across other cities.
  • Students must clear all the assessments post completion of every such module followed by one common/final exam towards the end.
  • If a student is found using malpractice/unfair means, he will be suspended.
  • In case of Student’s knowledge is not found sufficient, ICA may call the student to appear for assessment in person at the center.

The individual must: 

  • Have completed their graduation from any domain.
  • ICA has placements in more than 30 cities spanning across India. We will try to place the candidates nearest to their hometown. However, if there are no vacancies during that certain period, we shall provide placement opportunities in other cities.
  • Students must be able to clear all the assessments post completion of every such module with an examination at the end.

  • For Classroom training nothing is required as our classrooms are well equipped with high end computers & stable internet connection
  • Smartphones are required to access the e-content.

  • For Classroom training examinations will be conducted in the center only.
  • Common / Final exam will be conducted after completion of all the modules and their assessments.
  • Student identity validation and surveillance is a must during the exam time.
  • Non-submission of assessments in time will be considered as if not attempted.

Upon completion of your course, clearing your assessments and projects, you will receive the certificate by ICA Edu Skills.

  • Students will have access to ICA’s Learnersmall Application on Google Play Store.
  • E-content has been made available in the English language along with various notes, self-assessments and mock examinations.
  • Physical books are also available as an option but at an extra cost.

No, you will be getting a soft copy of the certificate in your student portal.

You will be taught in both English and Hindi depending on your preferences.

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