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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 Jens S

Sep 11, 2016

Very interesting course with good lecturers.

By Aram C

Jan 8, 2021

Very good, quite impressed with the content

By alejandro f

Jul 9, 2020

the best financial course i have ever taken

By Varun R J

Mar 25, 2016

Super professors and great guest lecturers!


Feb 28, 2016

Very useful basic informacion and concepts.

By Varun G

Jan 22, 2021

Great Course, Good Learning, Nice faculty.

By Anil

Aug 2, 2020

Excellent! Professor Michelle is Amazing!!

By Yadav s m R

May 28, 2020

Excellent to learn this through Coursera .

By Marcos B T

Jun 12, 2017

Great market overview and top pick topics.

By Raunak S

Sep 25, 2020

Well structured course and well explained


Mar 28, 2020

easy to understand, good for introduction

By Tanvir S

Aug 22, 2018

great course! loved it! very informative.

By Denis B

Jul 30, 2017

Good teachers and very interesting lesson

By Jaime A

Jun 3, 2017

Right level of information. Learnt a lot.


Apr 21, 2021

great introduction for financial markets

By Fabio B

Jul 10, 2020

Very clear explanation of basic concepts

By Aakash G

Jun 11, 2020

i have learned best way to teach someone


May 1, 2020

Try this, you will remember me lifetime.

By sandeep b

Jun 15, 2016

it's awesome to be a part of this course

By A.H.M. A

May 3, 2016

Excellent course and also very helpful.


May 2, 2021

Simply describing it is a great course.

By Lewis D

Feb 2, 2021

Great introduction to financial markets

By Francisco P

Jun 16, 2020

Great course ! Very easy to understand!

By Junjie K

Feb 19, 2020

Easy to Learn and I have learned a lot!

By Ana P

Dec 20, 2020

Professor Michele is just fantastic!!!