Online Courses

AIWM members may take advantage of a range of worldwide on-line courses provided by Moody's Analytics offered with a members discount.


Please find below the courses on offer:

The Gold Market - An Industry Overview and Investment Options

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Overview :

There are many reasons to hold gold as an investment, including portfolio diversification and as a hedge against currency weakness. However, for many investors gold's long history as a safe haven in times of geopolitical uncertainty is its primary investment advantage.

Gold was the first storehouse of value and has remained so, in many different countries and cultures, for centuries. It is also an important mined commodity. While gold has always been an important source of wealth, today over two-thirds of gold demand is accounted for by the jewellery sector. Canada is an important source for mined gold and ranks eighth for worldwide gold production, with China most recently becoming the world's largest producer, followed by South Africa.

The Crude Oil Market - An Industry Overview and Investment Options

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Overview :

Although currently almost half of the energy consumed in the world is supplied by oil and its by-products, their share of the energy market has actually been declining in recent years. Oil is still in high demand in the transportation industry, because alternatives have not yet proven to be as efficient and practical.

The crude oil industry directly affects the day-to-day lives of a wide range of participants: consumers, producers, traders, hedgers, speculators, investors and policymakers. The impact on the economy and on the investment markets make this a critical area of understanding for anyone who invests, whether directly in crude oil or crude oil producing investments, or in any investment affected by changes in the economy.

The Natural Gas Market

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Overview :

Although currently almost half of the energy consumed in the world is supplied by oil and its by-products, their share of the energy market has actually been declining in recent years. Other forms of energy-natural gas, electricity and nuclear, wind and solar power-have grown in their share of the market, and are increasingly being used in power generation, space heating and water heating. In fact, over the past decade countries like Canada, the United States and Russia have greatly expanded their production of natural gas.

Today, natural gas represents about one-quarter of the energy consumed in North America. The industrial sector is the largest user of natural gas, followed by electrical utilities. The industry directly affects the day-to-day lives of a wide range of participants: consumers, producers, traders, hedgers, speculators, investors and policymakers. The impact on the economy and on the investment markets make this a critical area of understanding for anyone who invests, whether directly in natural gas or natural gas producing investments, or in any investment affected by changes in the economy.

Understanding High-Frequency Trading

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Overview :

One of the most discussed trading strategies to transform the securities industry is high-frequency trading (HFT). Utilizing high speed computers and complex algorithms, HFT is changing the securities landscape. Computerized stock trading now accounts for an ever-growing share of all trading volume. Increasingly, HFT firms act as traditional market makers, maintaining two-sided markets on the majority of liquid stocks. Financial professionals who understand how HFT works and its impact on equity markets will be prepared to answer questions about this hot topic.

The Understanding High-Frequency Trading course gives professionals a more formal understanding of HFT along with its possible benefits and drawbacks, creating increased credibility with clients and peers. As every advisor is obliged to stay informed about current trends and future developments, HFT is one of those to watch given its impact on markets which has resulted in increasing regulatory scrutiny.