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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 17, 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

SA

Feb 01, 2020

All the instructors were very knowledgeable and used lots of real life examples to explain the theory. They were also kind of funny and turned a "stiff" topic into a lively and fascinating story.

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By Михаил Е

Sep 05, 2018

Thanks for nice basic course, it helps build and revise fundamentals.

By reinaldo m p

Jun 17, 2020

Great content and great lecturers, from academy and from the market.

By Blaga O I

Mar 21, 2020

This course has helped me a lot info understanding financial markets

By Andre S

Oct 10, 2016

Excellent summarizing overview of financial markets. Well presented!

By Gilang R P

Sep 08, 2016

The lecturers is a real deal and the course is so fun and enjoyable.

By Gordeev A

Apr 12, 2020

Excellent teachers, clear presentations and very easy to understand

By Cameron D K

May 26, 2019

Great course. Well organized topics. The instructors are top notch.

By Rivaldi R

Aug 08, 2020

Interactive explanation with many practical examples. Great Course

By Thirupathi R J

Nov 02, 2016

Great course for new students, I love to learn. Thank you Coursera

By Nigel P

Sep 29, 2016

Excellent. Thank you for an interesting and well presented course.

By David W

Apr 08, 2016

Great course for kick-starting this well presented Specialization.

By Alloysius C O

Jun 26, 2019

This course has further broaden my knowledge of financial market.

By Vivien R

Sep 06, 2016

Great course, learned a lot about financial markets in a fun way!

By 18BRM004 A N

Jul 31, 2020

A very informative course , got to learn a lot about investment.

By Leonardo V

Sep 10, 2017

Excellent course. High quality content and challenging concepts.

By Niranjan S

Oct 05, 2016

Great. It has helped increase my knowledge of financial markets.

By NAMAN M

May 22, 2020

Excellent information gained with practically applicable skills

By Remigius J d M

May 27, 2020

This course provided an in-depth insight to Financial Markets.

By Hemant M

Aug 27, 2019

Its is a very interesting course and the faculty is excellent.

By Vitor W R d O

May 31, 2019

Amazing course. Michel is an excellent Macro-Finance lecturer.

By José F A d V V

Dec 05, 2018

This course give me a solid general view of financial markets.

By Richard E B

Nov 27, 2017

Excellent subjects, really good content, valuable information.

By Raphael G V

Jul 11, 2020

I simply loved the content and the instructors were fantastic

By Isabelle A

Apr 22, 2020

Excellent teaching. Summarise the main concepts very clearly.

By Wainer M L F

Apr 12, 2020

Avaliações práticas de situações de países ao redor do mundo!