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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 Pavitra A

May 16, 2020

helped with the basics of market. everything is taught in a intresting way

By Paulo M

Mar 06, 2020

It's a great start to understand the Financial Markets.

Good Job Teachers!!

By Julio O S D J

Apr 04, 2019

Very good, instructions are very clear and the explanations are well based

By Mihai T

Nov 13, 2016

a lot of usefull information, presented in an intuitive manner. Thank You!

By Carolina A

Aug 11, 2016

Excellent. Covers a great range of issues and teaches us the basic but pra

By MARVASO F

Aug 28, 2020

A good course for understandig the task of central bank about of Country

By ABOSEDE G B

Apr 25, 2020

I love Michel Classes. Thanks to all the lecturers you guys are awesome!

By Desiree L

Sep 24, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the video lectures, reading materials and the quizzes

By Yash P

Aug 07, 2016

Very nicely structured. Great presentations and very easy to understand.

By Rizwan U

Sep 05, 2020

Extremely helpful for a general understanding of the financial markets.

By Deepanshu K

Aug 01, 2020

Awesome Course the Guest Lectures are very Interesting and very helpful

By Julien v M

Oct 19, 2018

I enjoyed this course very much, they way of teaching is very pleasant.

By Jeremy Z Z

Jun 18, 2016

Great course that taught me the very fundamental conduits on investment

By Hardik S

Apr 19, 2020

I love the way Michele Sir teaches, was a wonderful experience for me.

By Atishy R

Feb 05, 2018

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

By Shweta M B

May 29, 2020

This course is gave me a more information about the financial market

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