Investing for Beginners

Learning to invest strategically is a valuable skill no matter where you are on your career trajectory. With the online courses in this curated collection, you can learn the fundamentals of investing and finance, so that you can be more confident when it comes to investing your own money. You’ll learn about topics such as the stock market, portfolio construction, risk management, bond valuation, real estate, and investment strategies.

Investing for Beginners

Learning to invest strategically is a valuable skill no matter where you are on your career trajectory. With the online courses in this curated collection, you can learn the fundamentals of investing and finance, so that you can be more confident when it comes to investing your own money. You’ll learn about topics such as the stock market, portfolio construction, risk management, bond valuation, real estate, and investment strategies.

Investing for Beginners online courses, curated by Coursera

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Financial Markets

Financial Markets

Yale University

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Rated 4.8 out of five stars. 19960 reviews
Beginner LevelBeginner Level

What is Investing?

From a financial standpoint, to invest means to spend money on something with the expectation that it will increase in value over time. Investments are commonly made in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and physical assets such as real estate. Investing is a crucial element of personal finance—equipped with the right knowledge, you can grow your money at a higher rate than if it were in an ordinary savings account. Investing your money does not guarantee profitable returns, however, which is why it is important to understand the fundamentals of investing, so that you can maximize your profits while minimizing risk.

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