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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

AF

Mar 15, 2016

This course excellent provides all the basic information which is important and necessary would recommend the course to all the newbies in financial markets\n\nP.S:The professors are AMAZING!

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By Jeremy Z Z

Jun 18, 2016

Great course that taught me the very fundamental conduits on investment

By Atishy R

Feb 05, 2018

Great course if you want to understand basics of financial principles.

By Михаил Е

Sep 05, 2018

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

By reinaldo m p

Dec 09, 2019

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

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 Cameron D K

May 26, 2019

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

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 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 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 Kristin L S

Nov 11, 2017

Very comprehensive introduction to finance! Great teachers!

By ahmed E a

Mar 06, 2016

I thank all who shares in preparation of this great course.

By Veronika I

Aug 04, 2019

The fascinating taught course and clearly taught material!

By Junqing L

Jan 29, 2018

A very helpful introductory course. Michel is really good!

By Aditya J

Apr 22, 2016

very good material as well as way of presenting it . :) :)

By christopoulou v

Aug 20, 2017

Enlightening, very well organized with a lot of examples!

By chester b

Aug 17, 2017

loved it and late earn great deal about financial markets