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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 John L

May 19, 2019

Great course.

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Feb 17, 2019

Great Course!

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Mar 12, 2017

Great course!

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Jan 21, 2017

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Dec 31, 2016

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Aug 31, 2020

great course

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Jul 28, 2020

Very Helpful


Aug 27, 2019

great course

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Jan 5, 2019

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Jul 3, 2020

Nice course

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Jun 14, 2020

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Jun 7, 2020

Good course


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Mar 20, 2019

Very Good!!

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Jan 7, 2018

good course

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Aug 29, 2020

Very good.

By Giraud A

Feb 28, 2020

Super top.

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May 24, 2019

Very Good!

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Nov 29, 2020

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Sep 21, 2020

Very good