Introduction to Financial Markets

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About this course: Learn the general concepts of financial markets and economy. You will see the difference between primary and secondary markets and learn about markets for different products. You will also look at various economic Indicators and their influence on the markets. After completing this course, you will have a much stronger background of financial markets and ready to go to the next stage in the Specialization. This course is designed to help students with very little or no finance background to learn the basics of investments.

Created by:  Indian School of Business
  • Taught by:  Vaidya Nathan, Lecturer

    Finance
Basic Info Course 1 of 5 in the Finan…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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About this course: Learn the general concepts of financial markets and economy. You will see the difference between primary and secondary markets and learn about markets for different products. You will also look at various economic Indicators and their influence on the markets. After completing this course, you will have a much stronger background of financial markets and ready to go to the next stage in the Specialization. This course is designed to help students with very little or no finance background to learn the basics of investments.

Created by:  Indian School of Business
  • Taught by:  Vaidya Nathan, Lecturer

    Finance
Basic Info Course 1 of 5 in the Financial Markets and Investment Strategy Specialization Level Beginner Commitment 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.6 stars Average User Rating 4.6See what learners said Coursework

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WEEK 1


Equity Markets
In this module you will be introduced to equity markets and trading in equity markets.


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  1. Video: 0. Introduction
  2. Video: 1. Equities Market : All you wanted to know
  3. Video: 2. Secondary Markets : The basics
  4. Video: 3. Market timing and movement : Pattern's emerge
  5. Video: 4. Understanding financial information : A guide
  6. Video: 5. Types of orders : A primer
  7. Video: 6. Building your portfolio : Start now
  8. Video: 7. Diversification : Never to forget
  9. Discussion Prompt: Stock Price Information
  10. Video: 8. Matching your investments and knowledge : Go with your gut
  11. Video: 9. Trading rules : For all times - Part 1
  12. Video: 10. Trading rules : For all times - Part 2
  13. Discussion Prompt: Trading rules

Graded: Quiz 1

WEEK 2


Currency Markets
In this module you will be exposed to currency markets and different currencies traded in these markets. The they are given a brief overview on how to trade in the currency markets.


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  1. Video: 1. The foreign exchange markets : Overview of basics
  2. Video: 2. Around the world in a trading day : A round up
  3. Video: 3. Foreign Exchange Markets and Other Financial Markets : The complete spectrum
  4. Video: 1. The Mechanics of Currency Trading : Must follow
  5. Video: 2. Profit and Loss : Don't take it personally
  6. Video: 3. Understanding currency codes and Trading Strategies : Make you a winner
  7. Video: 4. Short term high frequency trading : Finding Direction
  8. Video: 5. Medium term directional trading : Define your strategy
  9. Video: 6. Developing a disciplined trading plan : Never to forget
  10. Video: 7. Getting started with real money : A golden opportunity
  11. Video: 8. Types of orders : For all your requirements
  12. Video: 9. Managing the trade : Lesson's Learned

Graded: Quiz 2

WEEK 3


Fixed Income Markets
In this module you will be exposed to the fixed income markets. Various types of fixed income securities available in the market are discussed. Learners are also taught the bond terminology.


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  1. Video: 1. Bonds : What are they?
  2. Video: 2. Interest Rates or Yields : Finding Direction
  3. Video: 3. Calling a Bond : Expect the unexpected
  4. Video: 4. Bond Ratings : Necessary, not Optional
  5. Discussion Prompt: Bond Ratings
  6. Video: 1. Government Bonds : The favored asset class
  7. Video: 2. Agency Bonds
  8. Video: 3. Municipal Bonds : Not all bonds are equal

Graded: Quiz 3

WEEK 4


Macroeconomic Fundamentals
This module focuses on key economic indicators that are monitored closely by the finance community. You will learn to examine these economic indicators in the context of business cycles.


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  1. Video: 1. Jobs report : Country's fuel
  2. Video: 2. Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) : How confident are you?
  3. Video: 3. GDP : The back bone of the economy
  4. Video: 4. Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization
  5. Video: 5. Consumer Price Index (CPI) : Fixed income investor's enemy
  6. Video: 6. Producer Price Index (PPI) : A must know
  7. Discussion Prompt: Business Cycle
  8. Video: 1. Housing Starts : Navigating through troubled water
  9. Video: 2. Retail Sales : Good for financial health
  10. Video: 3. Manufacturing Survey : Possible, but not probable consequences
  11. Video: 4. Yield Curve : Warning signs
  12. Video: 5. Monetary Policy : Central bank's tool
  13. Video: Conclusion

Graded: Quiz 4
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