9: Fundamentals of Yield Curves & Forward Curves

Course Description

Develop a deeper understanding of spot and forward yield curves and observe why and how to incorporate yield curve analysis into their investment evaluation process.


1: Yield Curve Overview

2: Forward Curve Overview

3: Ask the Expert: Yield Curve and Forward Curve in your Investment Decision


$995 for students, governments and non-profits

$1650 for corporate and for-profit entities

Group pricing for teams of 5 or more

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Course Requirements


Course 6 Recommended or Pass on Pre-Test

Program Level


Field of Study


Credit Hours


Course Instructor

Mark Mothner

Senior Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.


For nine years, Mark Mothner was the Senior Managing Director and Head of Government Agency Trading at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. where he was responsible for the underwriting and trading of GSE debt. While at Cantor, he was asked by the CEO to launch a cryptocurrency trading desk. Mark also ran the Corporate Structured Notes trading area at Cantor. Prior to joining Cantor Fitzgerald, Mark served as Head of Structured Notes for the Americas at Merrill Lynch. Previously, he worked at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch as a senior trader for Agency debt. He also served as Head of Agency Trading at Chase Securities. Mark is a graduate of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business where he received an MBA with a concentration in Finance, and of the University of Michigan School of Business where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

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