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.
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 Hussain M•
The Instructor is very very energetic and creates focus, but only reason for a 4 star is that the questions asked are much more harder than what taught in the lectures and sometimes out of what was taught in the lecture, so it felt pretty hard to solve the practice questions. I'm sorry to say but I had to take help from internet for understanding some aspects of course because the instructor did'nt teach about that but was given in the questions.
By Gita A L•
Good introductory course! It gives an overview of the global financial market-as the course name suggests. The math problems are a bit hard though. Improvement can be made for the pop up quiz during the lecture--it suddenly cut the lecture; thus disrupting my concentration. It think it needs to be properly placed during the lecture so as to help in reviewing the lesson, not disrupt the student's focus.
By Christina M•
The course was very informative. The material is well summarized for a beginner or as a fresher course. However I wish the quiz module was more user friendly. Sometimes it got questions wrong because it did not recognize a number format when it was not specified.
Also if its possible can old articles be added in PDF. Some links didn't work for nonsubscriber.
By Tee W K•
Personally I enjoyed getting to "sit in class" again. The lecturer made things pretty clear cut as well. Not 5 stars because I believe there are some small errors for the quizzes, especially when some answers are correct but registered as an error due to decimal places or having and extra symbol like %.
For those who are determined to learn, you'll do fine.
By David K•
This course was very helpful for me as a complete newbie to the subject, it provided me with an impulse to learn more. I would rate it at full 5 stars if learning videos were more concrete and went into more detail as I want to deeply understand the subject I'm studying in a complex manner and not only in definitions and limited applications.
By Amira M S•
Thank you for the high qualified course with the respectable Instractor I really enjoyed it and the questions was intermediate level so it helps I noticed that the questions in the video not accurate at the the time of the expressing take care and i hope i would complete the parts successfully I respect and appreciate your support
By Chidam C•
Hello from Istanbul, my names Chidam. I wanted to improve my academic science language by attanding this course. To receive training from experts in this field and improve my knowledge. I offer my respects to all the lecturers who helped organization of this course.
By Sergio L M F•
Great Course which provides students with a strong option for entering the financial planning field, taking less time than a extensive course and allowing students to study on their own time, without having to make major sacrifices in their professional or personal lives.
By Aniket S•
This is a great introductory course to get yourself familiar with various financial markets (Money Market , Bond Markets) and financial instruments (Stocks, Bonds, Etf's, Derivatives, Options etc... ). it helps you understand the fundamentals of investment ecosystem.
By Jeff T•
I'd like more details in the course -- more of the mathematical derivations of the equations -- and I'd be willing to pay more a course like that. I also think that the transcription could be easily cleaned up so that the text matches the lecture.
By Vivek V•
I know I have not been able to spend as much time as I wanted for this course. But till now whatever time I have spent has been really good. Very clear and concise explanation of simple concepts of finance. Great work by the lecturer
By Edward G M•
The course was well structured with a lot of practice questions. I personally struggled with the week 1 financial mathematics. I suggest that the formulas be included in the summary notes.
By Anant C•
Great course with a lot of problem-solving to help learn the concepts better. Very well taught! I would recommend the course to anyone trying to learn the basics of financial markets.
By Eduardo M C•
Great course covering aspects of global financial markets: from the market players to the instruments and the formulas used to make investment decisions and explain market behaviour.
By Austin R•
Probably a little elementary for most people signing up for this series of classes, but it was a good review and would be a great intro for those with zero experience with investing.
By Abhishek S•
Course was very advanced. It was mainly focused more on sums and real life problem solving pedagogy rather than teaching basic financial terminology and and its understanding.
By chaoyu x•
1. some in video questions pop up before the concept is being introduced or covered; 2. this course gives a pretty good high-level illustration on some basic concepts
By rajiv A•
A great course for dummies like me to learn the basics of investment industry.
I would appreciate if they incorporate more examples to explain and make things easier.
By Oleksandr S•
In general a course is very informative and useful. The issues were only some misconceptions, especially in formulas, between video examples and quiz questions.
By Sharif H•
Pretty Formula heavy but covers a decent relevant range of topics. A lot of personal research is needed to understand the content more thoroughly.
By Kristina E•
Overall, the course is fine, however there were several annoying typos / rounding issues, which would prevent you from getting the correct answer.
By Viviana G T L•
In this course you learn from scratch how financial markets work and develop your analysis skills, in general the explanations are good
By rahul g•
The course was very informative. Could have been better if more reading materials along with more real life scenarios were included
By Pariket T•
Decent course, some mistakes however in some of the answers. Some topics could've been explained more in depth.
By Najmi J•
Excellent overview. Would have appreciated more depth in topics like bonds, options, and margin trading.