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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...

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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


Oct 06, 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 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 Dimitris T

Oct 10, 2020

Very well structured with excellent professional approach

By Svitlana B

Jul 17, 2020

Excellent course. The quality of lecturing is exceptional

By Yonathan S

Jun 03, 2020

Excellent course! Great basics for every future investors

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

By Arie H A

Jul 05, 2017

Professor Girardin is a great teacher, i loved the course

By Andreas W

Jun 06, 2016

Comprehensive introductory overview. Lecturers are great!

By Luis H P B

Jul 29, 2020

Very good, especially if you consider its short schedule

By Oleksandr S

Jun 20, 2020

Thank you for an exiciting and very usefull information!

By Lauana m r S

Jun 06, 2020

Congradulations! Excellent course strategy and didactic.

By horesh b s

Dec 22, 2019

I liked the pace and high-quality content of the course.

By Pablo S

Jun 24, 2018

Amazing course and very well summerized all the concepts

By Leonardo d S

Nov 16, 2017

Excellent course, great teachers. A wonderful experience

By Faragó J

Sep 15, 2017

It was very well composed, and the lecturers are awesome

By Sam

Jul 24, 2017

Great introductory course that gets you hungry for more!

By thomas d

Oct 25, 2018

Complex things made simple by great teachers. Thank you

By Alex K

Sep 20, 2016

A very comprehensive, informative, and engaging course.

By Sujnani G

Jul 03, 2016

If a person new to finance then its good to refer here.


Jun 01, 2020

Extremely Beneficial. Learnt a lot. God Bless Coursera

By Jesús R M

May 21, 2020

Good course for an introduction to financial concepts.

By Deepshikha M

Apr 21, 2020

Professors were too good. Thanks for this opportunity.

By Sean L

Feb 12, 2017

Accessible for learners with close to zero background.