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.
Aug 15, 2017
Good review of simple financial material. Not an in-depth review, but a good refresher of modules that you would have seen in your MS Finance or MBA Finance.
By David K•
May 01, 2019
Materials are useful to get an initial understanding of financial world.
By SOMANSHU M•
Mar 25, 2019
I learned a lot about financial markets and basics of derivatives....
great course as an introduction !
By Muhammad I K•
Nov 13, 2018
Course was good but I think the teacher Dr.O wasn't convinving at all. I find it really difficult in understanding her lectures.
By Adrian N U•
May 11, 2018
The course explains some basic concepts regarding financial markets. The discussion part is very interesting, but not so much for the calculation part.
Some of the calculations are pretty hard to perform, and it takes quite a jump from the lecture to solving the practise problems. A lot of the in-class whether-you-are-dreaming quizzes are pretty disturbing. The course can improve by adding more discussions and lessen the calculation part (or probably teach us how to use financial calculator)
By Mark J C•
Dec 10, 2017
Video-embedded quiz lack solutions.
Some quiz are not well clearly stated.
By Matteo E•
Dec 27, 2017
A good overall view of the markets and the investible world. It would get 5 stars if there was a broader analysis of different asset classes (i.e. annuity vs annuity due, etc...) and the accompanying notes were more detailed.
By Norman O•
Dec 09, 2016
Explanations and examples are not so good.
By Deleted A•
Nov 16, 2017
Instructor passionate but explanation of subjects shaky
By Benjamin D A•
May 15, 2019
I think its a good introduction to financial markets but more from an academics perspective. We hardly had any guidance or reference to contemporary real markets. I wanted to learn about investment and I only learn how to calculate basic yields and returns. I turn on Bloomberg TV today and still do not understand any of the numbers and nomenclature they show or make reference to....
In conclusion I think the course is good from an academic standpoint but not for real life interaction with finance markets and news.
By Justin L•
Jun 09, 2019
The quizzes included either pretty difficult math questions or pretty simple definition questions. I have gained a high level understanding of the various methods of investment from this course.
By Qin L•
Aug 14, 2019
Many errors in notes, a little bit wasting of time to review. More formulas will be better to understand
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 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.
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 Seth V•
Jan 01, 2017
The course information is very interesting but covers the material too briefly. The topics were covered very quickly and not in very much depth. Quizzes often asked questions in a way that was not covered in the course material and were therefore quite difficult to figure out at times. I'm taking this course series to learn the material, not to be tricked of failed on a quiz. Also as this is a rather math-intensive subject, a more comprehensive review of the algebraic tools and skills required would be helpful. Lastly, there were many mistakes with grammar and spelling in the written portions. I know English isn't everyone's first language, but if we are paying for these educational materials then it doesn't look very professional for there to be glaring errors repeatedly throughout the material. It's not that difficult to have a native speaker proof-read before publishing (I would be happy to do this for you, any job openings?). Just some thoughts.
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 Ethan D•
Jul 10, 2017
I didn't enjoy the lectures
By Himanshu P•
Dec 12, 2016
way too many peer reviewed assignments.
By Shannon S•
Aug 26, 2018
Cancelled... Lecture videos did not give nearly enough info or examples to be properly set up to understand quiz questions and pass. Lecture videos gave A, when quizzes and tests want A, B, and C.