Understanding Financial Markets

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Offered by University of Geneva. In this course, you will learn what the main financial markets and their characteristics are as well as how ... Enroll for free.

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Taught by
University of Geneva- Ines Chaieb
SFI Associate Professor of Finance
and 15 more instructors

Offered by
University of Geneva

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r/IWantToLearn • comment
4 points • EduGuy33

You should first invest some time, not money. Invest time into learning the basics about financial markets from a trustworthy source (such as a well-known university). There is an online course by the Univ of Geneva for example (here). This might be tedious at first, but it will pay off if your really want to invest later.

r/italy • comment
4 points • far01

Evita assolutamente il trading se non sai quello che stai facendo. Investire é un'altra questione ma anche li mi sembra che ti manchino le conoscenze base per farlo in autonomia. Se vuoi iniziare a informarti ti consiglio di partire da qua https://www.coursera.org/learn/understanding-financial-markets?specialization=investment-management

r/FinancialCareers • post
7 points • periain06
PhD in Biochemistry looking to move to Finance (Switzerland)

Hi Reddit, I recently graduated as a PhD in Biochemistry in Switzerland would like to transition to Finance/Consulting. I have been listening to more Economy-oriented podcast (Freakonomics - Planet Money) for few months and would like to start applying soon. I guessed that my profile is more oriented to start in consulting, but I would like to give a shot to finance.
Right now, I am looking for MOOCs like this or that in order to learn and show future potential employers my interests. Unfortunately I have not worked in a private company except for technical summer jobs in my early 20s. I am looking right know to work part-time for some startups to improve my CV.
I would be happy to make the transition the smoothest possible as I have a mortgage to pay. (I cannot take a full time degree but a part-time is possible). CFA level 1 could be an option, MBA with my CV I would not be able to have a great one and afford it.
I have talked to some VC's who hold a PhD but they told me they are from a time were the transition was easier than now. I am still new to this field and not sure of all the option available and which to pick.
What possible advice could you give ?
Thanks in advance for your answers.

TL;DR: PhD in Biochemistry in Switzerland looking to go to finance.

r/IndiaInvestments • post
14 points • dhoopkinara
Investment Management Specialisation – a set of 4 Coursera Courses on Investment


> In this Specialization, you will understand how investment strategies are designed to reach financial goals in a global context. You will learn the theory that underlies strong investment decisions, as well as practical, real-world skills that you can apply when discussing investment proposals with your advisor, managing your personal assets or your client’s investment portfolio. You will start by developing a global understanding of financial markets and what impacts rational and irrational behaviors have in finance at the micro and macro levels. You will then learn how to adequately build and manage a portfolio with a long-term view while gaining an appreciation for novel research advances in finance and related areas as well as future trends that are shaping the investment management industry. In the final Capstone Project, you will create a sensible 5-year investment plan that accounts for an investor's goals and constraints in a dynamic economic landscape. Key speakers from UBS, our corporate partner, will contribute to this specialization by providing you with practical insights they have gathered through years of experience working for the world’s largest wealth manager.

The courses are (You can watch the lectures for free. You need to pay if you require access to the grading material and/or a certificate):

and the Capstone (available only if you pay):

r/trakstocks • comment
2 points • Goldenaluc

In my opinion one month is nothing for such complicated thing as financial market. You definitely need to spend more time on learning. And I am pretty sure you need start from fundamentals like economy, macro economy and finance in general. Read few books, finish some courses (not the one from YouTube, but rather from universities or financial institutions). You need to understand at least what they are saying and writing in these books and courses

For example, here’s my favorite course from coursera by University of Geneva and UBS. They have series of them:


From books I can recommend Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. But even this could be difficult to understand, depending on your knowledges.

I also like articles on Investopedia, but these are just articles. Books and courses way more useful.