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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 MD. M H

Jun 24, 2020

Thanks for make me more informative ..

By Joey

Jun 07, 2020

Very useful course for the White paper

By Eduardo C

Jun 05, 2020

Excelente, muy entretenido y didáctico

By Jose L A C

May 05, 2020

Great general concepts, great teaching

By Patrik M

Apr 13, 2020

Very nice i learned a lot about bonds.

By Antonio H

Sep 28, 2020

Excellent course, highly recommended.

By Arghya C

Jul 23, 2020

i came to know a lot from this course

By Rodrigo H

May 19, 2020

excellent curse , I really enjoyed it

By Tosin B

Jul 07, 2019

Thank you very much for your lessons.

By Isaac H

Dec 05, 2018

Excellent coarse! Highly recommended!

By Avi

Feb 23, 2018

Excellent Videos, Easy to Understand.

By Aron L

Jun 27, 2017

Simply Brilliant. Highly recommended!

By Arthur P

May 20, 2020

A Fantastic course! Congratulations!

By Rui J M S J

Feb 04, 2020

Great content and tutors! well done.


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Sep 12, 2020

Very useful course, superb teaching

By Tuhan U A

Jun 22, 2020

It is great course. Thanks for all!

By Asad A R A

Apr 21, 2020

Excellent course. Great instructors

By Diego G d A

Dec 02, 2019

Sensacional. Simplesmente, obrigado

By Simone F

Dec 24, 2017

Very useful and interesting course.

By Kim J

Aug 10, 2016

Great course with good instructors.

By Ghozy A A

Sep 30, 2020

The design, the teaching, exellent

By Bafodé D

Aug 23, 2016

Excellent courses strongly advice.

By abhishek b

Jun 23, 2020

Good faculty . Easy explanantion.

By Racheal

Apr 25, 2016

the course is easy to understand.