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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 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 John S

Sep 4, 2021

Excellent introduction to the subject.

By Ana P

Dec 20, 2020

Professor Michele is just fantastic!!!

By MD. M H

Jun 24, 2020

Thanks for make me more informative ..

By Joey

Jun 7, 2020

Very useful course for the White paper

By Eduardo C

Jun 4, 2020

Excelente, muy entretenido y didáctico

By Jose L A C

May 5, 2020

Great general concepts, great teaching

By Patrik M

Apr 13, 2020

Very nice i learned a lot about bonds.

By Arsen

Sep 14, 2021

Great course and staff, THANK YOU !!!

By Antonio H

Sep 28, 2020

Excellent course, highly recommended.

By Arghya C

Jul 23, 2020

i came to know a lot from this course

By Rodrigo H

May 19, 2020

excellent curse , I really enjoyed it

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.