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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 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


Feb 01, 2020

All the instructors were very knowledgeable and used lots of real life examples to explain the theory. They were also kind of funny and turned a "stiff" topic into a lively and fascinating story.

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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 09, 2017

Very understandable~~ THX all the lecturers~

By Jens S

Sep 11, 2016

Very interesting course with good lecturers.

By Varun R J

Mar 25, 2016

Super professors and great guest lecturers!


Feb 28, 2016

Very useful basic informacion and concepts.

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.


Mar 28, 2020

easy to understand, good for introduction

By Tanvir S

Aug 22, 2018

great course! loved it! very informative.

By bwendelele d

Jul 30, 2017

Good teachers and very interesting lesson

By Jaime A

Jun 03, 2017

Right level of information. Learnt a lot.

By Gorava A P

Jun 11, 2020

i have learned best way to teach someone


May 01, 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 03, 2016

Excellent course and also very helpful.

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 MD. M H

Jun 24, 2020

Thanks for make me more informative ..

By Joey

Jun 07, 2020

Very useful course for the White paper

By Eduardo C

Jun 05, 2020

Excelente, muy entretenido y didáctico

By Jose L A C

May 05, 2020

Great general concepts, great teaching

By Patrik M

Apr 13, 2020

Very nice i learned a lot about bonds.

By rodrigo h

May 19, 2020

excellent curse , I really enjoyed it