“Is there a connection between asset prices and the real economy?” is an intriguing question. Naturally, financial market participants fiercely debate whether connections between the two should be expected.
So, what is the predictive power of asset prices and can any rules of thumb be relied on? From the influence of commonly traded assets and instruments, to some of the more curious subjects of indicators (lipstick, Coca-Cola and Superbowl results, really?) we examine whether what happens in financial markets makes its way to everyday people on their local streets.
In this course you will learn to:
- Discuss the influence of how financial markets participants have historically analysed data on how future data is interpreted
- Describe the wealth effect and how consumer behaviour impacts economic activity and market sentiment
- Evaluate the extent to which financial market activity around cash, inflation, foreign exchange, property, equity markets, research and analysis, and business news reporting transfers to everyday happenings
- Analyse financial markets’ fascination with and the value of bizarre correlations between economic activity and patterns in commonplace behaviours.
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Each CPD course has specific learning outcomes, reflections and extra resources and activities, and is assessed via a short online multiple choice quiz. You have 8 weeks to complete the course.