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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 Sergi R

May 8, 2020

fantastic course, great instructors, very useful

By Gustavo G M

Feb 16, 2020

Great for beginners without previous experience!

By Josh

Oct 14, 2018

amazingly clear teaching and practical material;

By Jiaqi S

Mar 12, 2018

Very well designed course and enjoyable to learn

By Ahmer J K

May 19, 2017

Excellent course, very well delivered! Loved it!

By Kevin S C G

Nov 12, 2020

The greatest introduction to Financial Markets.

By Fabian E L

Dec 4, 2019

Love this course. Great instructors. Thank you!

By Loretta W

May 15, 2019

it's very practical and i've learned a lot here

By ing. L M O

Apr 8, 2018

Excellent course with well-prepared professors.

By Kristijonas G

May 30, 2016

Very nicely organized and presented. Thank you!

By Thrismeil A

Aug 16, 2020

This course should be given more than 5 stars.

By Santiago A C B

Jul 17, 2020

Amazing course and the proffesors are stunning

By Gan X N A

May 8, 2020

Easy to understand and interesting!! Thank you

By George K

Jun 9, 2019

I really enjoyed it, good learning experience.

By Cheryl S

Dec 3, 2020

Very informative and practical for beginners.

By Mayank A

Apr 24, 2020

Very good course for entry into FInance world

By Dishyant

Jun 3, 2017

The course material is described pretty well.

By Hamilton M

Feb 7, 2021

Its an amazing opportunity to gain knowledge


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By Basel T

Jun 23, 2020

amazing and very informative and interesting

By Arturo B

Nov 19, 2019

Really great content and excellent teachers.

By zhuyouwei

Aug 24, 2019

Good coverage, clear structure, nice lecture


Feb 9, 2017

Very understandable~~ THX all the lecturers~

By Jens S

Sep 11, 2016

Very interesting course with good lecturers.

By Aram C

Jan 8, 2021

Very good, quite impressed with the content