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About the Course

In this course, you will learn what the main financial markets and their characteristics are as well as how they are linked to the economy. Our very diversified team of experts will start by teaching you how the price of stocks and bonds are computed and why they move while you will become increasingly aware of the notion of risk and why it matters when measuring an investment's performance. The focus will then move to less popular markets such as gold, emerging markets, real estate, hedge funds and private markets. These will be analyzed with an emphasis on their particular risks and return opportunities as well as how they can help in building efficient portfolios. Finally, the policies of central banks and their impact on financial markets will be presented to you along with the link between the economy and the price of financial assets. All along these different steps, experts from UBS, our corporate partner, will show you how the concepts you just acquired are effectively applied in a leading global bank. This focus on practicality means you will not only understand what is going on in global financial markets but also start to figure out how you can use them to achieve financial goals, be it a client's or your own. Course Director and main teaching contributor: Dr. Michel Girardin, Lecturer in Macro-Finance, University of Geneva...

Top reviews

MC
Jul 16, 2017

Mr. Michel is really an amazing teacher! His lectures are vivic and greatly attracts my attention. I hope to take more of his classes because I've Learned more than I nomally can do in a short class

RC
Oct 5, 2020

Thank you! Coursera for providing me the platform for boosting my knowledge in Financial Markets, as i have learned various financial parts in this subject and this will help me in my carrier too.

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By Marco A S C

Dec 15, 2017

Excellent introduction course! Professors are very clear when explaining concepts.

By Yogish K

Oct 7, 2016

Very useful. The part on valuation could have been a little more detailed. Thanks!

By wazaif r

Jul 25, 2020

Its amazing after completion now i have better understanding of financial markets

By Wallace d J C A

Jul 19, 2020

Excelente, grato pela oportunidade de fazer essa capacitação. Muito enriquecedor.

By Akshit A

Mar 8, 2019

Great course for beginners and Kudos to Prof. Girardin for a clear understanding!

By Qianwen O

Jul 12, 2018

Very interesting, and great content, eager to finish the whole specialization. :)

By Juan P M

Jul 9, 2020

Is the best choice to start in the world of financial markets. Excellent course.

By Scalesse

Apr 18, 2018

Very good course with superb analogies to understand some financial key concepts

By Mario A L G

Jun 9, 2017

I like how the course is intended to be short, descriptive, but very thoughtful!

By rakesh r b

Nov 7, 2016

I love this course and its very different in approach with interactive thinking.

By binny

Sep 21, 2016

awesome presentation

variety of teachers

easy conversations

what more do you want ?

By Beáta Z

Sep 5, 2016

Great course, interesting topics, understandable explanations. Highly recommend.

By Foad P

May 19, 2020

I enjoyed the course and the topics, thanks to everyone how makes this possible

By Alessandra M

Jul 13, 2019

Concepts are explained in a clear manner and the instructor is really engaging.

By Lawrence K M

Mar 25, 2018

This was probably my favorite course. It was real, informative, and enjoyable!

By Jamjose M

Apr 21, 2020

Excelente opción para comenzar a entender el mundo de los mercados financieros

By Alain M

Aug 26, 2018

Muy buen curso, excelentes profesores que aplican la teoría a casos prácticos

By Shikha k p

Jul 19, 2020

Very nice course...must try if you having great interest in financial markets

By Barna F

Jul 5, 2020

really good course, explains concepts, makes sure one actually understands it

By Bigyan B F F A C C

Oct 22, 2018

Amazing Course by University of Geneva. Learnt lots of new things.

Thankyou !

By Dobe S N

Apr 14, 2020

This course is full of insights even for students with knowledge in finance.

By Mohammed A

Jun 8, 2016

Great course for those interested in learning the basics of the financial ma

By Carl A S

Oct 29, 2020

The instructors are very nice and i liked the way they teach us the course!

By Alex D F

Oct 3, 2020

Love the financial investment, this will better help me in my future career