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About the Course

Learn the general concepts of financial markets and economy. You will see the difference between primary and secondary markets and learn about markets for different products. You will also look at various economic Indicators and their influence on the markets. After completing this course, you will have a much stronger background of financial markets and ready to go to the next stage in the Specialization. This course is designed to help students with very little or no finance background to learn the basics of investments....

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May 28, 2020

The course is quite comprehensive and covers the fundamentals of financial markets in a manner that makes the subject instantly interesting and engenders curiosity among the students to learn further.

Oct 7, 2019

Professor Vidya Nathan had delivered the training in simplistic manner which helps to understand the 5 modules and the contents.\n\nMay be if some data visualisation or hands on would further enhance

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By Jacob F

Jan 2, 2020

Very well done. I fell very informed and as though I understand much better. I appreciate the in-depth analysis of all parts of financial markets as opposed to narrowing down to one or keeping it very general without detail.

By Samved I

May 29, 2020

The course is quite comprehensive and covers the fundamentals of financial markets in a manner that makes the subject instantly interesting and engenders curiosity among the students to learn further.

By mridula s

Sep 6, 2020

This course was really good for a beginner level...precise and well structured .

Two things could be better:

1) visual aids such as Graphs being discussed if shown on screen would have helped

2) the English translation/transcript was BAD. it was way off the mark at so many key places!

By Abhishek S

Sep 24, 2020

A good starting point for an amateur in the Financial World. The overall course structure and lesson plans were good. It gets a person abreast with most of the things present in the world of Finance in a short span of time. With that said, the professor tried his best which is something commendable but the overall delivery could have been better and more natural. Also, at various junctions of questions during the videos, mistakes can be found. All in all, glad for doing this course and looking forward to doing many more through coursera

By Akshat A

Sep 25, 2019

If the examples were given more on Indian context that would be good as it is been posted by one of the prominent business school of INDIA.


Apr 15, 2020

starting of the course was good, But then it became useless because since it is a course by ISB the audience is indian and the general examples are given with respect to US market. Which is useless. The topics covered were also not covered in a interesting manner, they were pretty dull at times.

By Prem K R

Jul 30, 2020

It was a very boring lecture. I got an headache by this guys lecture. his words make me sleep.

By somisetty r

Jan 26, 2021

The content of the course helped me to understand the basics & terminology used financial markets.

This course laid a strong foundation for the basics for finance which would ultimately helps me a lot in the nearest future. Special mention to the Instructor Vaidya Nathan Sir. One of the best lectures heard till date. Thanks a Ton Sir for explaining it and made the course engaging and interesting too.

By Stephanie L C

Apr 15, 2021

If you want to learn about the Financial Markets and Investing, this course is for you! The content covers everything you will need to know to get started or enhance your investment skills. The lessons are detailed and the test are challenging and you get to work at your own paste. Coursera offers the greatest educational online experience you could hope for. Definitely 5 stars!!!

By Soumya

Aug 30, 2020

I was always curious to know more about ISB academic formulas and then I find this course. This course provides basic to advance level of knowledge about the financial markets and also how to study the market and when to trade. The assignments provided in between was very attractive and help me to understand the really concepts of videos. Perfect course.

By Alexandra M

Jul 4, 2020

Very thorough and discussed what is necessary. I have a few suggestions. For the provided files, a brief pdf of the presentation can be helpful. The text file does not reflect some words correctly. For the video, perhaps zooming in and out or providing another place for the eyes to focus is a good idea to keep attention. Anyway, thank you for this!

By Adarsh K

Sep 17, 2020

Highly recommended if you're completely new to this topic, especially because of the way of teaching. This subject can seem pretty daunting for a person new to this field, but Vaidya Nathan makes it seem relatively easy, with the conversational approach of teaching and the little jokes sprinkled in between.

By Dr. A V K

Jul 19, 2020

By doing this course we can learn fundamentals of financial markets. The instructor has taken much care in presenting the concepts. Definitely it serves purpose for those who want to excel in the field of finance and stock markets. Anyone can do this course without prior knowledge in the concerned domain.

By Vishal M

Aug 1, 2020

Professor Vaidya Nathan is an amazing instructor. This course simplifies investing a lot. This is just the starting point so don't hope that you will learn everything you need to know about investing but it gives great overview of markets, economy and wealth management.

By Shannon R

Jul 2, 2020

This course was very helpful as it covered the basics of financial markets, this coming from someone who did not know or even understand anything in finance. i would really like to thank Professor Vaidya Nathan, he is am amazing teacher.

By Nitesh G

Sep 14, 2020

Great overview, covers all the financial market in a nutshell with a wider range of topics and their meaning that everyone should know. Thanks to Prof. and creator team of this course for giving a greater insight into the topic.

By Sivaji P

Apr 22, 2017

Questions in examination can be taken from a pool of 20, may be 30 every time but not the exact 10 always.

Since all questions have maximum of 2 options, if it is wrong, for the next attempt other answer is true definitely.

By Duncan K D

Jul 26, 2020

Taking this course has been a stepping stone into my financial portfolio. Vaidya makes learning and understanding of this course very simple with good practical examples. Looking forward to taking more courses from him.

By Parimala V

Apr 1, 2021

An excellent course and thoroughly engaging teaching methodology by Dr Vaidya Nathan . The interest in the course was kept intact till completion. An excellent course for getting an overview of the financial markets

By Kelly E

Nov 1, 2020

The teacher is very good at explaining in the simplest way possible. I wasn't into financial markets until I watched his lessons. Can't wait to put this into action.Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity.

By Bageshree U

Jul 30, 2020

This course is ideal for people like me, who are from a non-finance background. It introduces you to the basics in simple and easy-to-understand terms. Will definitely help us to invest wisely and more confidently.

By Mohamed H

Feb 6, 2021

Very great course, missing visual representations. But at all, beautiful experience, gained a lot of information and looking forward to taking the next course, also looking forward for further improvements.


By Rahul J

Apr 17, 2018

Great Course if you are looking for an overview of financial markets. Gives the basics on the functioning of Stocks, Bonds, Currency Markets and how some macro & micro economic factors influences these markets.

By Elsie B

Jan 1, 2021

I really love this course. I learned a lot about the financial markets and encouraged me to learn more so that I can make sound judgement in any investment that I may make in the future. Thank you so much!

By Anoushka S

May 5, 2020

The course was extremely helpful and quite easy to understand financial markets and their workings. The material taught was perfect and sufficient for a beginner and the teaching faculty was remarkably good.