Jun 18, 2020
Global Financial Markets and Instruments is a MUST. Excellent instruction! I truly appreciate the opportunity to receive this course from such a prestigious University - Rice University.
Jan 15, 2018
Good and succinct introduction to financial markets and instruments. Clear valuation formulas and intuitive explanation of treatment of cash-flows to define future and present values.
By Richard v W•
May 19, 2020
Possibly the worst course I have done on Coursera.
There are errors in the videos, only some of which have been corrected by stopping the video and adding a voice over. At least one of these errors leads to an incorrect answer in one of the quiz questions.
The quiz questions themselves are often badly written and unclear. Where calculations are required it is clear that intermediate steps have been rounded but if you don't follow the same rounding as the question setter, you'll get a slightly different answer which Coursera will mark as wrong.
And they ask you to round the answer when what is really wanted is truncation.
They've even used the same question in 2 quizzes in Week 3 with different answers because they're rounded (truncated!) differently.
I'm a paying customer (I have a Coursera subscription) and expect better.
2 out of 5 Dr. O!
By Benjamin B•
Jan 01, 2017
The material was interesting, but it lacked in sufficient practice resources for the mathematical portions. Also, instructor support / feedback to student questions was lacking. I found this course adequate if it was free, but not worth $79 for the amount of resources I was given to practice what we learned. This is highlighted by the fact that the weekly quizzes didn't show you the solution when you missed a question, so you were left guessing (instructors don't respond to student discussion questions) if the videos didn't address that specific question type.
By Lingfei S•
Jun 02, 2018
It is such a disappointment for this one. Maybe it just could not fit my aim.
It teaches more about calculation instead of how to invest. I think maybe the title was wrong, it is more in finance calculation instead of investment itself, or how to become a smart investor.
And the worst part, is even for the basic calculation part, there are errors..... Finance is such an elaborate job. I could not make the balance sheet balanced if I got one little mistake during the calculation or recording process.
Basically and logically, I lost my trust for this course.
By Lazaridou E•
May 15, 2020
In my opinion, the course material can only be used as a quidance for further reading from sources and text books which you have to find because it is not an in depth course of the subject . A text book accompaning the material would be extremely helpful or even detailed handouts.
By Alex P•
May 17, 2020
While course provides a good general direction, lecture videos are full of mistakes, handout material is useless and you have to complete the missing material by searching through other online resources
By Michael B•
May 27, 2020
So many equations left with "you can solve that" or not fully explained. Most of the teaching was done like a classroom that you dread with writing on the chalk board and so many miscalculations.
By Nathan T•
Jul 11, 2017
Brief highlight of topics, with no proper demonstration of formulae derivation. Examples are often brief and the practice questions are often much harder than the actual examples given.
By Boyi Y•
May 10, 2020
Quite a few types in lectures and quiz solutions. The typos discredit the lecturer in a sense even though she is actually very knowledgable.
By Fabián V•
Jul 23, 2020
Aprendí mucho pero no es los suficientemente claro, no están bien hechas las traducciones, y los paper están todos en ingles, mal ahí
Jan 15, 2017
Some calc and formulas are not clear otherwise the course allowed to have a general overview on financial instruments and trades
By Lou V•
May 23, 2020
Repeated math errors, some corrected, some not. Terrible instruction.
By Himanshu P•
Dec 12, 2016
way too many peer reviewed assignments.
By Ethan D•
Jul 10, 2017
I didn't enjoy the lectures
By Kelsea V•
Jul 05, 2020
The professor makes constant errors during her presentations. One or two is okay, but I completed the first module and she made an error in almost every video. It’s not very conducive to learning. Also, she often said “you can figure out the calculation...” and wouldn’t provide the answer for us to check if we were right.
By Roman S•
Sep 01, 2020
Lectures do not cover the formulas that are needed for calculations or are doing a very poor job with it. No references to where to find the stuff which is unclear. The course is quite frustrating at times!
By Моисей Б•
Sep 04, 2020
The topics and concepts are touched just on the surface, assignments often have confusing questions and/or incorrect answers
By Stocks A I R T S•
Oct 11, 2020
the teacher is not teaching well
By Abelardo G•
Aug 11, 2020
Not really what I was expecting