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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

MC

Jul 17, 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

RC

Oct 06, 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 sebastian a

Oct 04, 2020

excellent, the concepts are explained in an extremely valuable way for use in practice.

By Harshad V F

Aug 28, 2020

Nice course. Professor Girardian explains difficult concepts in a very simple manner...

By Kanishk k

Dec 09, 2019

Very informative and the concepts are very well explained, which are easy to understand

By Shanmugavel S

Aug 15, 2018

Awesome! It was a Great way to learn about Financial markets. Michel Girardin is Great!

By Matias C

Jun 02, 2017

Excellent. Learned a lot. Appreciate all the time and the good advice from professors.

By EVANS W G

May 07, 2017

Modules on portfoloio construction and risk management are the best anywhere! Keep up!

By ROHAN S

Jul 19, 2020

A very insightful course in understanding the financial markets! Very well explained!

By Anindita B

May 03, 2020

great course. I have learned so many things. Thank you coursera for all your support.

By Ong Y H

Mar 22, 2020

Know more about financial market and how it operates especially with equity and bonds

By Andreas Z

Jul 21, 2019

Excellent course strongly for anyone trying to understand a bit more about investing.

By SUJOY M

Oct 29, 2018

Its good and interesting, its taught in a way where they keep us interested all along

By Shivam A

Aug 06, 2018

All the knowledge is encapsulate and given in the course. This course is very useful.

By Marco C

Jul 15, 2018

Lessons very interesting. It gave me a good overall of what are the financial market.

By Kalid I J C

Oct 28, 2017

Temas muy completos y bien explicados, que te ayudan a entender muy bien el mercado

By Marco A S C

Dec 15, 2017

Excellent introduction course! Professors are very clear when explaining concepts.

By Yogish K

Oct 07, 2016

Very useful. The part on valuation could have been a little more detailed. Thanks!

By wazaif r

Jul 25, 2020

Its amazing after completion now i have better understanding of financial markets

By Wallace d J C A

Jul 19, 2020

Excelente, grato pela oportunidade de fazer essa capacitação. Muito enriquecedor.

By Akshit A

Mar 09, 2019

Great course for beginners and Kudos to Prof. Girardin for a clear understanding!

By Qianwen O

Jul 13, 2018

Very interesting, and great content, eager to finish the whole specialization. :)

By Juan P M

Jul 09, 2020

Is the best choice to start in the world of financial markets. Excellent course.

By Scalesse

Apr 18, 2018

Very good course with superb analogies to understand some financial key concepts

By Mario A L G

Jun 09, 2017

I like how the course is intended to be short, descriptive, but very thoughtful!

By rakesh r b

Nov 07, 2016

I love this course and its very different in approach with interactive thinking.