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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 Isabelle A

Apr 22, 2020

Excellent teaching. Summarise the main concepts very clearly.

By Wainer M L F

Apr 12, 2020

Avaliações práticas de situações de países ao redor do mundo!

By Matthew B

Nov 23, 2020

A very insightful course; the course leaders were excellent!

By Anupama G

Sep 16, 2020

Very useful and made my understanding easy with the subject.

By Elangbam M

Aug 12, 2020

nice system thanks for organizing beautiful online platform.

By Rajeev S

Aug 6, 2020

Good knowledge about the Financial markets and opportunities

By Kaustubh T

Jul 23, 2020

Very concisely and precisely explained with lots of examples

By Emmanuel L A

Apr 12, 2020

Very clear and easy to undestand course on financial markets

By Kristin L S

Nov 11, 2017

Very comprehensive introduction to finance! Great teachers!

By ahmed E a

Mar 6, 2016

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

By Nakshatra V 0

Sep 17, 2021

amazing and informative for beginners! really recommend it!

By Francis

Jul 26, 2020

Very interesting and the tutors went straight to the point.

By Ambar S

Jul 9, 2020

It was a very useful course. It will surely help in future.

By Dhanish J

Apr 20, 2020

This is a fantastic course to learn about financial markets

By Aman S

Aug 15, 2020

Thank You Very Much For This Skillful & Wonderful Course .

By Veronika I

Aug 4, 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 21, 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 3, 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 5, 2017

Professor Girardin is a great teacher, i loved the course

By Andreas W

Jun 6, 2016

Comprehensive introductory overview. Lecturers are great!