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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 Mayank M

Jul 16, 2020

Outstanding Course

By Barak

Jan 14, 2018

Thank you so much.

By Harry L

Sep 3, 2017

fantanstic course.

By Giorgi T

Oct 15, 2016

It is really great

By Ron T

Mar 30, 2016

Good for beginners

By ibrahim z

Oct 18, 2021

V​ery Inisghtful!


Jan 21, 2021

excellent course!

By Nicolás C

Oct 19, 2020

Excellent course!

By Igor M

Sep 4, 2020

Excellent course!

By Akashbhai B P

Jun 13, 2020

Very good course.

By Onur K P

May 17, 2020

Very nice course!


May 8, 2020

Very Descriptive.

By Carlos A M E

May 6, 2020

Excellent teacher

By Santhu S

May 3, 2020

excelent teaching

By Barbara S

May 24, 2017

Excellent course!

By Gleb V

Apr 25, 2017

очень крутой курс

By Enrique D P

May 12, 2016

Very nice course!

By Viktor L

Feb 13, 2016

Excellent Course!

By Aorkodeep M

Nov 27, 2021

Very Good Course

By Rafael M B

Aug 27, 2021

Curso excelente!


Jul 18, 2021

excellent Lesson

By 5360 C D J

Apr 29, 2021

Nice pretty good

By Pranali B

Apr 24, 2021

Excellent course

By Matias P

Apr 12, 2021

A great course ,

By Suman P

Mar 18, 2021

Very good course