The course is quite comprehensive and covers the fundamentals of financial markets in a manner that makes the subject instantly interesting and engenders curiosity among the students to learn further.
Professor Vidya Nathan had delivered the training in simplistic manner which helps to understand the 5 modules and the contents.\n\nMay be if some data visualisation or hands on would further enhance
por Kshitiz G•
A course that was good in some parts and a bit weird in others. The second module was not explained in terms of what currency markets are in the first place, and a few other things were not explained well, which forced me to quickly change tabs more often than not to read up on something before attending the lecture. Brilliant in bits and pieces, but do not think a person with no knowledge can understand a lot from this. I had prior knowledge and I barely understood some things because they were not explained at all, leave alone unclearly. Except that, a pretty decent course, great insight on certain things, I feel I know a lot more about financial markets now. Thanks!
por Mili B•
This is a good course for an introduction, a few things I believe which could help me a bit is perhaps receiving a condensed summary of the topics we went through at the end of the course so its easy to recall the terms, since there is a lot of technical phrases and terms that are used in the entire course.
Secondly I feel the course could be a bit more visual with its examples of different situations that are discussed. Sometimes I had to re-read the transcript to really understand what the lecturer explained, I think some visuals would help.
por Sapan G•
Although the course is well detailed and covers a diverse topic required to be known to have a good foundation before starting to invest, it got a little too technical at times. I personally am from a commerce background and I felt a little difficult to follow sometimes wherever sir was using more of technical jargon and technical terminology at times when using a simpler language would have been possible and better for the students who might not be from a commerce background, for better understanding. Otherwise great course, thank you.
por Manjali H•
This can be a 5-star course as I learned a lot, but sometimes hard to understand the instructor and subtitles don't always get it right.
Secondly, I wish there were more examples. He just talks through it with no slide etc. I had to read through the text to figure it out.
Moreover, there really is no discussion and some of the exercises that we were required to do (may have been optional), I have no idea if it was correct as no reply from the instructor. No answer was given. The quizzes are good as it reinforces the content.
por venupriya d•
I felt the overall course is good. Sometimes, I faced difficulty in understanding a few videos. It will be more easy for us to understand if the guide can open the financial markets and show prices and explain the types of orders by practically doing. Showing the variation of prices especially steep ones explaining them why that happened. Ex: Central bank decreased interest rates on this day and see that day the share value gone up as investors are expecting more from companies. something like that. Thank you
por Nicolas F•
Well made course which gives you an introduction to trading and three securities that are traded: stocks, bonds, currencies. The last part about economic indicators and how they influence the three trade markets covers a wide range but is not well made. It repeats over and over what could be said in 20 minutes: that bonds tend to move in the other direction than stocks and currencies; it would have been more interesting I think to reveal this general trend and then to go a bit more into detail.
por Harshit B•
Its always good to learn formally. Even with 5 years of experience with markets and taxation, 6 years with law, and a couple of years with the business, there were many terms and behavioural patterns which I did not know. However this course is customized for American students as it mentions lot of examples for US Market and also uses terminology common in wall street, rather than Dalal Street. As the course was by ISB, I was hoping it would have Indian references as well.
Basic introductory course. There were quite a few typos in the lectures. I felt that there was a need for a lot of examples to illustrate the theory but I didn't find them. I also was disappointed that the lecturer covered more of U.S/U.K Markets rather than the Indian markets -I understand that his work experience was in the U.S but I was more keen to learn more about Indian Markets so that I could get to apply the theory in practice
por Akshay R•
This is a good course to learn the basics of financial markets and what economic factors can affect the stock market,bonds and currency markets. The overall pacing of the course is good and everything is explained well.
Although the quizzes were too simple. The videos need more visual charts and visual examples. These would have made the course much better.
Overall its a good beginners course for finance.
por Prerana H M•
it is the best course for the beginner even if they don't want to invest in share market. but personally i feel it is only for us student, i mean central bank policy and other things etc. there are many student from India and across world. so if you add something related to other country than it can be more easier. since the basics are the same so its quit good to understand. Thank you...
por Ashwani C•
THis course is like the stepping stone for the interested prople in the worl of finance. Else who has just taken up for introduction it wont matter much , but if studied with interest it can actually turn the table around to dig deeper into the world of finance. Which is on of the very cruticial factor to run , manage and develop
por Mohit G•
This course is great, the content is limited but rich and it is a good course to start learning about financial markets, although the course can be difficult for people having no background in commerce because many basic concepts are not explained in detail which can cause problem to non commerce students.
por Vamshi K•
Wonderful course, especially for non-finance professionals!! Very friendly in learning.... Take enough time out to go and deeply understand the terms and concepts explained... This will provide a good head-start!! Cheers Vaidya Nathan Sir!! You are amazing... gotta meet you some time!!
por KARNATI S R•
This course was really helpful. Initially I had no knowledge about Financial markets, investments, but this course really made me understand the topics using simple examples. However, the course must have been much more interesting if the topics were explained using slides and graphs.
por Shubham D•
This course provides a brief introduction of the financial markets with respect to Equity, Bonds & Currencies and the effects of different macroeconomic fundamentals/ indicators on the same. The professor has explained everything in a simple language, easy for everyone to understand.
por Arjun M•
This course gives a great introduction to all kinds of financial markets and the complex terms used in these markets. It becomes monotonous at one stage, but it will be worth it, if you complete it with sincerity and take down notes side by side and not just for the certificate.
I think it would be nicer if there was open discussion with the teacher. Also, the. way the content was organized seemed at times out of order in a sense that he explained terms such as "interest rates " 2 lessons after the term was already widely used in his previous lessons.
por Robin M•
I wish to speak to Mr. Vaidya Nathan over a phone call. I did drop a mail but for no luck. The course is great as far as international standards are concerned. Though, coming from ISB, I'd expect and advise to have content slightly more inclined to investment banking
por Pia S•
This was a great course for a complete beginner. Very easy to understand the lecturer, he was very clear and organized in communication. Found a few things a bit repetitive but maybe that is good for some people to remember. Thanks, had a very positive experience!
por TANMOY G•
Thank you !! Wonderful course. Only thing it should have been backed with more numerical calculations to begin with and more real time example . Most of the people who are new have a hard time understanding without some more explanatory examples.
por Debroop S•
This course provided a good introduction on various financial markets, related terminologies and macroeconomic factors that affect those markets. Overall, gained some essential knowledge, especially being from a non commerce/business background.
por NEELAMBARI K•
The course has been really amazing. I have been wanting to learn the functioning of stock markets since a long time. This course was a great opportunity. To all those who are planning to opt for this, please do. the sessions are of great help.
por Shubhangi B•
It is a very good course, providing a basic knowledge of the variates of the financial market. It covers a lot of topics necessary for understanding the financial market. Pursuing this course gave me a new outlook for financial markets.
por Joanbelk G A•
I like it very much the way the lectures were taugh. Also I was expecting more examples and hand son experience at the beginning, but as the teacher said in the conclusion It was just to have an overview of the fundamental aspects.
Well detailed content, perfectly segmented, especially for beginners. Also a great refresher for those who have been already introduced to the financial markets. Post production and production could have been a lot better.