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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 17, 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 06, 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 Dr. J P M

May 07, 2020

Excellent Course on Financial Markets - Learnt a lot.

By Markus Z

Feb 21, 2016

Excellent video series with very good teaching staff.

By Brennan L

Jan 23, 2019

Great course with good analogies and topics covered.

By jaysheel s

Sep 09, 2016

amazing course, great detailing and from the basics.

By Priyanshi G

May 03, 2016

Covered very practical aspects! THank you so much :)

By Jose I F M

Jul 14, 2020

Basic and easy form to understand financial markets

By Daniel V Y

Jun 27, 2020

Introductory level but challenging enough in parts.

By Prereet B

May 30, 2020

A really well balanced and basic course, loved it!!

By Adam W

Feb 18, 2020

Love Michel. Innes was a little hard to understand.

By Hubert Y

Jun 11, 2016

Great! Would like a more mathematical view, though.

By Muhammad U H S

Oct 24, 2020

it was great course,amazing experience,Thank you:)

By Roger T G

Apr 19, 2020

Relevant content for learning the financial market

By Shrinidhi H G

Mar 28, 2020

Very informative.. Thought the concepts previously

By David S

Aug 19, 2017

Great for understanding or refreshing the basics.

By Sergio R

May 08, 2020

fantastic course, great instructors, very useful

By Gustavo G M

Feb 17, 2020

Great for beginners without previous experience!

By Josh

Oct 14, 2018

amazingly clear teaching and practical material;

By Jiaqi S

Mar 12, 2018

Very well designed course and enjoyable to learn

By Ahmer J K

May 19, 2017

Excellent course, very well delivered! Loved it!

By Fabian E L

Dec 04, 2019

Love this course. Great instructors. Thank you!

By Loretta W

May 15, 2019

it's very practical and i've learned a lot here

By Luciano M

Apr 08, 2018

Excellent course with well-prepared professors.

By Kristijonas G

May 30, 2016

Very nicely organized and presented. Thank you!

By Thrismeil A

Aug 16, 2020

This course should be given more than 5 stars.

By Santiago A C B

Jul 17, 2020

Amazing course and the proffesors are stunning