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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Understanding Financial Markets by University of Geneva

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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 Debojyoti B

Aug 13, 2020

Course was highly beneficial

By Nina D M

Jul 30, 2020

Michel Girardin is the man!!

By Isabella R

Apr 8, 2020

Michel is my favourite prof!

By Prince V

Feb 7, 2019

wonderful cognitive approach

By Antriksh P

Aug 20, 2017

Learned a lot of new things.

By Hanxiong W

May 4, 2016

is really helpful and useful

By paco b

Dec 17, 2020

thanks alot for this course

By Swati S

Jul 6, 2020

michele is a great teacher.

By Kamruzzaman M

Jun 14, 2020

Amazing course. Great work.

By John K Y

Jun 22, 2016

Great learning experience!!

By Peter C

May 27, 2021

Excellent congratulations!

By Kevin L

Mar 22, 2021

Really well taught course.

By Dias I

Nov 19, 2020

Nice and simple. Great one

By Arya S

Jul 4, 2020


By Rayhan A

Jun 16, 2020

Great learning experience.

By Nwachukwu U

Apr 14, 2020

it was a great experience.

By Vladyslav S

Jan 25, 2020

Really good made course!))

By Priyush P S

Aug 30, 2020

It was really insightful.

By Luis H E R

Apr 23, 2020

Excellent course, thanks

By 卫泓泰

Oct 23, 2017


By Sergey K

Aug 11, 2017

great realistic insights

By Ahmed H A M

Dec 20, 2016

Very handy and purposive


Jun 17, 2016

clear and easy to follow

By Azim U

Jan 28, 2021

Well organized coourse

By P M

Jan 7, 2021

It was very informative