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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

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

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 Rivaldi R

Aug 8, 2020

Interactive explanation with many practical examples. Great Course

By Thirupathi R J

Nov 1, 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 8, 2016

Great course for kick-starting this well presented Specialization.

By Lesley N N

Mar 1, 2021

I love how the lectures are done. I have loved being part of this

By Diego A

Aug 14, 2020

An amazing introduction to Financial Markets. Excellent lectures.

By Sius C

Jun 26, 2019

This course has further broaden my knowledge of financial market.

By Vivien R

Sep 6, 2016

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


Jan 10, 2021

Amazing course, faculty teaching methodology was on point superb

By Feby W

Dec 6, 2020

very clear explanation and easy to understand with many examples

By 18BRM004 A N

Jul 31, 2020

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

By Leonardo V

Sep 9, 2017

Excellent course. High quality content and challenging concepts.

By Niranjan S

Oct 5, 2016

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

By Carlos F

Oct 31, 2020

Really good course for anyone with prior knowledge of Economics

By Naman M

May 22, 2020

Excellent information gained with practically applicable skills

By azver r

Jul 24, 2021

The topics are explored in depth and are simple to comprehend.

By Sho A

Jan 31, 2021

This course has provided a basic knowledge of markets with me

By Remigius J d M

May 26, 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 5, 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 Paul M

Apr 25, 2021

Rich in straight-to-the-point valuable pieces of 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.