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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 Tosin B

Jul 7, 2019

Thank you very much for your lessons.

By Isaac H

Dec 4, 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 Juliet F

Feb 23, 2021

Very informative and easy to follow!

By Dr. M M S

Dec 25, 2020

very informative and understandable.

By Arthur P

May 20, 2020

A Fantastic course! Congratulations!

By Rui J M S J

Feb 3, 2020

Great content and tutors! well done.


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By Keiarash Z

Jan 11, 2021

Well organised and presented course


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 1, 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 Bon B

Jul 7, 2021

V​ery informative and well-taught!

By 202_EL_ G A

Sep 30, 2020

The design, the teaching, exellent

By Bafodé D

Aug 23, 2016

Excellent courses strongly advice.

By kofi D

Oct 21, 2020

so perfect, I have learned a lot.

By Abhishek B

Jun 23, 2020

Good faculty . Easy explanantion.

By Racheal

Apr 25, 2016

the course is easy to understand.

By Jorge A G O

Feb 29, 2016

Excellent advance finance levels.

By Gbadema S T

Oct 18, 2020

The course is going but studious