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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 Jeremy Z Z

Jun 18, 2016

Great course that taught me the very fundamental conduits on investment

By Hardik S

Apr 19, 2020

I love the way Michele Sir teaches, was a wonderful experience for me.

By Atishy R

Feb 4, 2018

Great course if you want to understand basics of financial principles.

By Ulanbek T

Feb 9, 2021

This course is as informative as it's explained concisely. Thank you!

By Shweta M B

May 29, 2020

This course is gave me a more information about the financial market

By Михаил Е

Sep 5, 2018

Thanks for nice basic course, it helps build and revise fundamentals.

By Muna M S

Apr 6, 2021

the first course i am taking from financial markets ,thanks coursera

By reinaldo m p

Jun 16, 2020

Great content and great lecturers, from academy and from the market.

By Blaga O I

Mar 21, 2020

This course has helped me a lot info understanding financial markets

By Andre S

Oct 10, 2016

Excellent summarizing overview of financial markets. Well presented!

By Gilang R P

Sep 8, 2016

The lecturers is a real deal and the course is so fun and enjoyable.

By Anthony T

Jan 23, 2021

Great course for an introduction into the global financial markets.

By Artem G

Apr 12, 2020

Excellent teachers, clear presentations and very easy to understand

By Cameron D K

May 26, 2019

Great course. Well organized topics. The instructors are top notch.

By Sumit K B

Oct 23, 2020

Excellent Course. I loved the way Michel taught me in this course.

By Rivaldi R

Aug 8, 2020

Interactive explanation with many practical examples. Great Course

By Thirupathi R J

Nov 1, 2016

Great course for new students, I love to learn. Thank you Coursera

By Nigel P

Sep 29, 2016

Excellent. Thank you for an interesting and well presented course.

By David W

Apr 8, 2016

Great course for kick-starting this well presented Specialization.

By Lesley N N

Mar 1, 2021

I love how the lectures are done. I have loved being part of this

By Diego A

Aug 14, 2020

An amazing introduction to Financial Markets. Excellent lectures.

By Sius C

Jun 26, 2019

This course has further broaden my knowledge of financial market.

By Vivien R

Sep 6, 2016

Great course, learned a lot about financial markets in a fun way!


Jan 10, 2021

Amazing course, faculty teaching methodology was on point superb

By Feby W

Dec 6, 2020

very clear explanation and easy to understand with many examples