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Hours to complete

Approx. 39 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 3 - 4 hours per week ...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

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Behavioral FinanceFinancial MarketsFinanceBehavioral Economics
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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 39 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 3 - 4 hours per week ...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 1

Welcome to the course! In this opening module, you will learn the basics of financial markets, insurance, and CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model). This module serves as the foundation of this course. ...
Reading
23 videos (Total 184 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
Video23 videos
Financial Markets Introduction8m
Your Teaching Assistant, Arun!1m
Good and Evil3m
VaR and Stress Tests8m
S&P 50013m
Joe McNay Story1m
Distribution and Outliers9m
Chalk Talk - Covariance11m
Insurance Fundamentals10m
Insurance Milestones6m
Insurance is a Local Phenomenon6m
Health Insurance6m
Disasters8m
Eggs in One Basket7m
Salon - Risk13m
CAPM10m
Chalk Talk: Beta7m
Chalk Talk: CAPM and Diversification8m
Short Sales7m
Calculating the Optimal Portfolio9m
Efficient Portfolio Frontier10m
Chalk Talk - Gordon Growth Model9m
Reading1 reading
Pre-Course Survey10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Lesson #1 Quiz8m
Lesson #2 Quiz12m
Lession #3 Quiz10m
Lesson #4 Quiz10m
Module 1 Honors Quiz28m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 2

In this next module, dive into some details of behavioral finance, forecasting, pricing, debt, and inflation. ...
Reading
17 videos (Total 139 min), 4 quizzes
Video17 videos
Salon - Innovation4m
Limited Liability7m
Inflation Indexed Debt5m
Unidad de Fomento4m
Real Estate: Risk Management Devices5m
Forecasting15m
Intuition of Efficiency12m
Price as PDV5m
Doubting Efficiency6m
Introduction to Behavioral Finance6m
Prospect Theory18m
Chalk Talk - More on Prospect Theory5m
Logical Fallacies9m
The Brain11m
Magical Thinking8m
Personality Disorders5m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Lesson #5 Quiz10m
Lesson #6 Quiz8m
Lesson #7 Quiz12m
Module 2 Honors Quiz22m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 3

Stocks, bonds, dividends, shares, market caps; what are these? Who needs them? Why? Module 3 explores these concepts, along with corporation basics and some basic financial markets history. ...
Reading
18 videos (Total 137 min), 3 quizzes
Video18 videos
Federal Funds and Interest Rates10m
Compound Interest3m
Discount Bonds11m
Consol and Annuity8m
Forward Rates and Expectation Theory4m
Inflation4m
Leverage11m
Market Capitalization by Country6m
The Corporation8m
Shares and Dividends11m
Common vs. Preferred2m
Corporate Charter8m
Corporations Raise Money8m
Dilution6m
Share Repurchase6m
PDV of Expected Dividends11m
Why do firms pay dividends?8m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Lesson #8 Quiz16m
Lesson #9 Quiz18m
Module 3 Honors Quiz28m
Week
4
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Module 4

Take a look into the recent past, exploring recessions, bubbles, the mortgage crisis, and regulation. ...
Reading
22 videos (Total 189 min), 4 quizzes
Video22 videos
History of Mortgage Lending3m
Commercial Real Estate Vehicles11m
Mortgages, part 19m
Mortgages, part 29m
PMI, CMOs, CDOs5m
Post Crisis Regulation8m
Chalk Talks - Excess Reserves9m
The Bubble, part 17m
The Bubble, part 25m
The Bubble, part 311m
Salon - Bubbles13m
Regulation Overview7m
Salon - Regulation and housing10m
Within Firm Regulation, part 15m
Within Firm Regulation, part 27m
Trade Groups4m
Local Regulation3m
National Regulation, part 113m
National Regulation, part 215m
National Regulation, part 311m
International Regulation6m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Lesson #10 Quiz16m
Lesson #11 Quiz18m
Module 4 Honors Quiz18m
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Top Reviews

By EMNov 4th 2018

This was really a great experience. A course taught by a valued teach. Enjoyed it all the way though I would have liked more mathematical and theoretical models. But then where do you end in a MOOC ?

By MKJun 8th 2018

Through this course, I have learned not only technical financial terms but much deeper meaning of the financial markets which I always wanted to understand. I feel very lucky that I took this course.

Instructor

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Robert Shiller

Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University
Economics

About Yale University

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  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Professor Shiller has made some pretty amazing updates to his course; not only do you see updated lectures from 2016-2017, he also has additional videos which include student salons, chalk talks, interviews, and TA timeouts. Join us in the course, watch the introductory module, and learn more about these great additions to increase your knowledge of financial markets!

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