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1,072 reviews

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 Emmadi S

Jul 28, 2020

very good. knowledgable

By Ha F

Apr 20, 2019

very easy to understand

By Duke N

Sep 1, 2016

Very informative course

By Cherikuri V A

Feb 26, 2016

Its a great course.....

By Ιωαννης Π

Feb 18, 2016

Very and helpful course

By Ahmed S

Apr 28, 2020

one of the best course

By Stefano C

Feb 10, 2020

Super clear and useful

By Vishal S

Jun 13, 2016

Very good introduction

By Abdalhay A A A

Mar 8, 2016

Best course I had ever

By Sebastian S

Feb 15, 2016

Very simple and useful

By Pratik T

May 30, 2021

Very much informative

By Elkiyar Z

Dec 18, 2020

Very educative course

By Raminta A

Nov 19, 2018

Well prepared course!


Oct 7, 2021

Concise and logical.

By Artak H

Oct 9, 2016

Very good course !!!

By Yash S

Jul 19, 2021

It was fun learning

By Alvaro A I F

Jan 7, 2021

Easy to understand.


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By I.Buğra D

Aug 28, 2020

perfect time for me

By Elio J L 1

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By Soumen K H

Dec 24, 2019

Excellent teaching.

By Ayush r

Aug 4, 2019

Very good lectures.

By lucio m

Apr 6, 2016

Excellent Course...

By Joaquin L

Oct 30, 2020

They are awesome!!

By Mayank M

Jul 16, 2020

Outstanding Course