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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 Jorge A G O

Feb 29, 2016

Excellent advance finance levels.

By Gbadema S T

Oct 18, 2020

The course is going but studious

By Mohammad B

Aug 1, 2020

it was really informative course

By June

Jul 29, 2019

Well structured! Loved doing it)

By Alexander T

Jan 26, 2018

Nice teacher, especially Michael

By Apostolos F

Oct 21, 2021

Excellent course and professors

By farah s

Dec 16, 2020

most interesting course so far!

By Hai S

Sep 5, 2020

Very good course. Recommended!

By Salah B

Aug 1, 2020

Good course. Easy explanations.

By Antonio N

Nov 3, 2019

Great Course, Great Professors!

By Tony N

Sep 21, 2017

Good to learn useful knowledge.

By Beinn M

Jun 22, 2017

Very useful, I would recommend!

By Jarred N

Nov 30, 2021

Fantastic basic course. Thanks

By Abilash K B

Jan 26, 2021

It was very informative course

By Felipe C

Nov 10, 2020

Pretty good course. Good pace.

By Mominul I

Jun 11, 2020

It is very much helpful for me


May 11, 2020

Very usefull course ,

Thank you

By Alexey K

Nov 4, 2019

Very educating and insightful.

By david

Oct 3, 2016

Excellent course and speakers!

By Larissa E

May 1, 2021

Comprehensive and insightful.

By Esteban C U

Dec 20, 2020

Excelent introductory course.

By Karagiannis G

Nov 12, 2020

amazing material and lectures


Oct 19, 2020

very informative learnt a lot

By Pavan M

Sep 30, 2020

exelent course about finance

By Petro Y

Aug 22, 2020

Perfect for newbie investors