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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...

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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 Mohammad B

Aug 01, 2020

it was really informative course

By June A

Jul 29, 2019

Well structured! Loved doing it)

By Alexander T

Jan 26, 2018

Nice teacher, especially Michael

By Hai S

Sep 05, 2020

Very good course. Recommended!

By Salah B

Aug 01, 2020

Good course. Easy explanations.

By Antonio A N

Nov 03, 2019

Great Course, Great Professors!

By Tony N

Sep 21, 2017

Good to learn useful knowledge.

By Beinn M

Jun 22, 2017

Very useful, I would recommend!

By Mominul I

Jun 11, 2020

It is very much helpful for me


May 11, 2020

Very usefull course ,

Thank you

By Alexey K

Nov 04, 2019

Very educating and insightful.

By david

Oct 03, 2016

Excellent course and speakers!

By Khibani C K

Oct 19, 2020

very informative learnt a lot

By Pavan

Sep 30, 2020

exelent course about finance

By Petro Y

Aug 22, 2020

Perfect for newbie investors

By Debojyoti B

Aug 13, 2020

Course was highly beneficial

By Nina D M

Jul 31, 2020

Michel Girardin is the man!!

By Isabella R

Apr 08, 2020

Michel is my favourite prof!

By Prince V

Feb 07, 2019

wonderful cognitive approach

By Antriksh P

Aug 20, 2017

Learned a lot of new things.

By 翰雄 王

May 04, 2016

is really helpful and useful

By Swati S

Jul 06, 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 Arya S

Jul 04, 2020