Global Financial Markets and Instruments is a MUST. Excellent instruction! I truly appreciate the opportunity to receive this course from such a prestigious University - Rice University.
Highly benificial course for finance professionals and who is interested to grow in finance field. And the curriculum design is highly appreciated. Overall wondrful course to take up.
por Saumya R•
por Shady A•
the course is very informative but I would say the material is shallowly explained
many sessions I had to go online on several websites to understand about the subject in more depth which is essential for solving the quizzes (course's Duty) and also to the whole leaning process .
for Example :
Calculating the rate of return on a specified instrument was very hard when there are many future years (5 years from now) it would be a fraction's denominator powered by 5 and 4 and 3 ,the lectures didn't even mention anything on how to calculate this argument
on the Equity chapter for example it's not clear which formula should be used and in what situations. (even after going back on the lectures 3 Times) This made me fail several times the financial assets summary Exam- week3 (see the forum on how many questions there are on this section- not answered)
Arzu is a great teacher but she should go more in the specifics, even though this is a beginner level course, we're talking about investing here
I don't see the forum useful, there is no movement there, people/staff/instructor Rarely reply (Exploded questions unanswered for 6 months already and no body cares)
I would say: go learn Investing somewhere else or read on google.
por Adrian N U•
The course explains some basic concepts regarding financial markets. The discussion part is very interesting, but not so much for the calculation part.
Some of the calculations are pretty hard to perform, and it takes quite a jump from the lecture to solving the practise problems. A lot of the in-class whether-you-are-dreaming quizzes are pretty disturbing. The course can improve by adding more discussions and lessen the calculation part (or probably teach us how to use financial calculator)
por Juan I B•
The material is very well organized, compacted, digested. That's great. My big concern has been the lack of support in the forums. That's fundamental to me and I didn't get almost any answers to my questions neither from instructors nor others. Also would be great if the accompanying notes to the videos have the complete examples. Also a little more detail on types of order details would be very useful. Overall I'm satisfied with the course and gonna keep with the rest of the series.
por DONNA C•
The course material was extensive. Numbers are not my deal, so the 3 was more my limited knowledge than the content of the course and the instructor. I still struggle with numbers and word problems. But i was satisfied with the course material and the presentation of the materials.
por Jeremiah Z•
Most of the formulas presented are either inaccurate or not sufficiently described. The general framework is good, but formulas should be clearer and accurate. I had to look into other online materials to get better explanation. This should not be so.
por Matteo E•
A good overall view of the markets and the investible world. It would get 5 stars if there was a broader analysis of different asset classes (i.e. annuity vs annuity due, etc...) and the accompanying notes were more detailed.
por Justin L•
The quizzes included either pretty difficult math questions or pretty simple definition questions. I have gained a high level understanding of the various methods of investment from this course.
por Sergio L•
En general el curso me ha resultado util y puedo decir que cuento con un buen acercamiento a los temas. Pareciera faltarle profundidad en algunos contenidos.
por José G S V•
The profesor is great as well as the material in the course.Please help us to respond concers in forums & some issues that are still in the videos.
por Shreya O•
the course is well aligned with the US market however as a beginner it would be difficult for you to relate, if you are not from US.
por M I K•
Course was good but I think the teacher Dr.O wasn't convinving at all. I find it really difficult in understanding her lectures.
por Olga A•
The course is very basic and provides only shallow knowledge. You get familiarized with terms and concepts but no more.
por Qin L•
Many errors in notes, a little bit wasting of time to review. More formulas will be better to understand
por Mark J C•
Video-embedded quiz lack solutions.
Some quiz are not well clearly stated.
por Alain O K•
more details are needed to make the course easy to learners
por Deleted A•
Instructor passionate but explanation of subjects shaky
por Norman O B•
Explanations and examples are not so good.
por Seth V•
The course information is very interesting but covers the material too briefly. The topics were covered very quickly and not in very much depth. Quizzes often asked questions in a way that was not covered in the course material and were therefore quite difficult to figure out at times. I'm taking this course series to learn the material, not to be tricked of failed on a quiz. Also as this is a rather math-intensive subject, a more comprehensive review of the algebraic tools and skills required would be helpful. Lastly, there were many mistakes with grammar and spelling in the written portions. I know English isn't everyone's first language, but if we are paying for these educational materials then it doesn't look very professional for there to be glaring errors repeatedly throughout the material. It's not that difficult to have a native speaker proof-read before publishing (I would be happy to do this for you, any job openings?). Just some thoughts.
por Richard v W•
Possibly the worst course I have done on Coursera.
There are errors in the videos, only some of which have been corrected by stopping the video and adding a voice over. At least one of these errors leads to an incorrect answer in one of the quiz questions.
The quiz questions themselves are often badly written and unclear. Where calculations are required it is clear that intermediate steps have been rounded but if you don't follow the same rounding as the question setter, you'll get a slightly different answer which Coursera will mark as wrong.
And they ask you to round the answer when what is really wanted is truncation.
They've even used the same question in 2 quizzes in Week 3 with different answers because they're rounded (truncated!) differently.
I'm a paying customer (I have a Coursera subscription) and expect better.
2 out of 5 Dr. O!
por Benjamin B•
The material was interesting, but it lacked in sufficient practice resources for the mathematical portions. Also, instructor support / feedback to student questions was lacking. I found this course adequate if it was free, but not worth $79 for the amount of resources I was given to practice what we learned. This is highlighted by the fact that the weekly quizzes didn't show you the solution when you missed a question, so you were left guessing (instructors don't respond to student discussion questions) if the videos didn't address that specific question type.
por Lingfei S•
It is such a disappointment for this one. Maybe it just could not fit my aim.
It teaches more about calculation instead of how to invest. I think maybe the title was wrong, it is more in finance calculation instead of investment itself, or how to become a smart investor.
And the worst part, is even for the basic calculation part, there are errors..... Finance is such an elaborate job. I could not make the balance sheet balanced if I got one little mistake during the calculation or recording process.
Basically and logically, I lost my trust for this course.
por Rose C•
I was looking forward to refreshing my knowledge in this finance course. It seemed like mistakes are made, and instructions are pretty confusing with repetitiveness and contradicting information. I am so sorry. I love to complete this, but this class is definitely not for me. Perhaps I am not smart enough to detect the mistakes or errors the instructor could have made. If I am smart enough, what's the point of attending this course then? I'm frustrated and disappointed.
por Dmitry O•
very inconsistent with ease at the end and difficult beginning of the course. lots of wasted time for formulas which never been used in real life and manual calculation. not university course for sure by knowledge. cheap: all articles by Dr O asking for subscription, not good. If its part of the course add it for free, tons of information in inet which is free.
por Lazaridou E•
In my opinion, the course material can only be used as a quidance for further reading from sources and text books which you have to find because it is not an in depth course of the subject . A text book accompaning the material would be extremely helpful or even detailed handouts.