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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Understanding Financial Markets by University of Geneva

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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 Sujnani G

Jul 3, 2016

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


Jun 1, 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.

By David M

Apr 13, 2021

Gives students a better view of the financial markets

By Даулеткали К Б

Dec 1, 2020

Everthing good and helpfull information. Thank You!!!

By Naman c

Aug 9, 2020

Best course for building a career in Investment field

By Daniel S O

Jun 25, 2020

I have a clear idea about how financial markets works

By Dr. J P M

May 7, 2020

Excellent Course on Financial Markets - Learnt a lot.

By Markus Z

Feb 21, 2016

Excellent video series with very good teaching staff.

By Brennan L

Jan 23, 2019

Great course with good analogies and topics covered.

By Jaysheel S

Sep 9, 2016

amazing course, great detailing and from the basics.

By Priyanshi G

May 3, 2016

Covered very practical aspects! THank you so much :)

By Jose I F M

Jul 14, 2020

Basic and easy form to understand financial markets

By Daniel V Y

Jun 26, 2020

Introductory level but challenging enough in parts.

By Prereet B

May 30, 2020

A really well balanced and basic course, loved it!!

By Adam W

Feb 17, 2020

Love Michel. Innes was a little hard to understand.

By Hubert Y

Jun 11, 2016

Great! Would like a more mathematical view, though.

By Muhammad U H S

Oct 24, 2020

it was great course,amazing experience,Thank you:)

By Roger T G

Apr 19, 2020

Relevant content for learning the financial market

By Shrinidhi H G

Mar 28, 2020

Very informative.. Thought the concepts previously

By Lambertus d G

Apr 15, 2021

Very indepth course material, highly recommended!

By Srijan N

Jan 12, 2021

A lot of info in a short course. Concept clarity.

By David S

Aug 19, 2017

Great for understanding or refreshing the basics.