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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...

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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 Rahul D

Aug 2, 2017

This is good course for beginners in financial market.....

By Petros T

Sep 18, 2017

Great introduction to complex issues. Professor is great!

By Samson P

Apr 10, 2016

Easy understanding the basic concept of Financial Market.

By Ray

Apr 11, 2016

Very clear on the points he is teaching, and good humor.

By Sivakumar N

Mar 21, 2016

the course could have been enhanced to be more rigorous.

By Sam F

May 30, 2017

Solid introduction to concepts in portfolio management

By Babeth P C

Oct 16, 2022

The course is very informative and useful in my work

By Christian A

Jan 8, 2022

Great primer to start learning about capital markets

By Johann J

Nov 29, 2017

Very good course for beginners. Opens up a new world.

By Usama Q

Mar 4, 2018

Some modules seemed a bit vague during explanation.

By Dr. D S T

Oct 11, 2022

A highly insightful course on financial markets!

By Moksh

Apr 4, 2020

Good Course. Please keep the graphs more simple.

By Aastha A

Mar 14, 2022

a good course to start with finacial market

By Kuldeep V

Jul 21, 2021

Helpful with pretty good practical coverage

By Charlotte z

May 18, 2020

Very basic concept. For absolute beginners.

By Daniel T

Feb 29, 2016

A little too basic, but very well explained

By Dmitri E A

Mar 22, 2021

great introduction in the financial market

By Philip M

Feb 18, 2018

Simple and easy to understand with practi


Apr 9, 2021

It was very good and easy to understand.

By Ganesh S

Jan 24, 2020

Good Course to Grow and Enrich Ourselves


May 2, 2019

The course is very good and fun to study


May 7, 2020

good course to gain practical knowledge

By Artem R

Feb 23, 2020

Very good! Just like MBA materials :)

By Alberto e c j

Oct 9, 2017

Very useful and well organized course


Nov 10, 2020

Good introduction for the beginner.