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Economics and Markets

Economics & Markets


Price: $175 members; $225 non-members
Member Online Enrollment | Non-Member Online Enrollment
This course is also available at discounted prices under an annual license. Call or email for details.

Created: July 2014

Economics and Markets explains the macro-economic forces that affect financial markets and investment portfolios enabling advisors to have a deeper conversation about these topics with clients. . It takes a close look at interest rates and the effect on the bond market. . This course introduces the important relationship between interest rates and inflation. This course explores the causes and effects of inflation and how inflation is measured. It studies the goals of fiscal and monetary policies and how they can influence the economy.


  • Describe the relationships between macro-economic forces and financial markets
  • Explain how the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) affects the business cycle  Describe how changes in interest rates affect financial markets and investors
  • Describe how inflation affects GDP and investor buying decisions
  • Distinguish between the government’s fiscal policy and the Federal Reserve’s 
    monetary policy 

Audience: Trust officers with at least three years of personal trust experience who need a deeper understanding of technical trust concepts and how solutions work when applied to client needs. 

Credit: AIB: 0; ICB: 1 CRSP, CSOP, CTFA(INV)

The Nebraska Bankers Association is a Local ABA Training Provider.

For More Information Contact:

Joanne Smith
Education and Member Information Coordinator

Nebraska Bankers Association / 233 South 13th Street, Suite 700 / PO Box 80008 / Lincoln, NE 68501-0008