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Sobre o curso

Get a running start in the high-stakes world of financial investment! This first course is designed to help you become an informed investor by providing you with the essential concepts for long-term success in managing money. You’ll start by learning the role of financial markets and financial assets in a well-functioning economy. From there, you’ll learn about the wide range of financial instruments available in major asset classes, their features and valuations. You’ll explore how financial markets actually operate in the real world, focusing on how and where securities are traded and how various market types differ from one another in practice. You will also learn the basics of algorithmic trading, dark pools, buying on margin and short selling. By the end of the course, learners will be able to: • List and distinguish the different financial instruments available to an investor • Compare global financial markets • Explain the features of equity, debt, and derivative instruments • Define traditional and alternative asset classes • Discuss different trading venues and mechanics of securities trading • Discuss the current trends affecting today’s financial markets This course is designed to be accessible for students of all knowledge levels and gives you the actionable foundation needed to manage money in a post-crisis world. ________________________________________ WEEK 1 Module 1: Introduction & Review of Elementary Finance Tools This module introduces the Investment and Portfolio Management Specialization, which is made up of four courses. This module discusses how the first course, Global Financial Markets and Assets, is organized. It outlines the different stages of the investment management process, which guides the focus of the Specialization. It also reviews basic finance concepts and tools such as time value of money, computing returns, discounting and compounding. Topics covered include: • Familiarize with the organization of the class • Meet the professor and your peers • Explain the investment management process • Review elementary concepts in finance • Compute present value or future value of a single cash flow • Compute present value of future value of a stream of cash flows • Define an annuity or perpetuity • Apply time value of money tools to solve basic mortgage, loan or retirement problems ________________________________________ WEEK 2 Module 2: Financial system & financial assets: fixed income securities In this and the next two modules, we cover the key institutional features of financial markets and instruments. We ask the following questions: Why do financial markets exist? What role do they play? What are financial assets and how are they different than real assets? How does it all come together? Basically, this is where I hope you will get to see the big picture of the entire financial system and how it comes together. Module 2 focuses on fixed income securities. We'll get started with a review of basics of bond valuation. You will learn about short-term money market instruments, U.S. Treasury securities as well as corporate bonds. After module 2, you will be able to describe fixed income securities, be familiar with their institutional features, and identify their cash flows. Finally, you will learn how to value fixed income securities such as Treasury bills, zero-coupon or coupon-bonds and compute yields. Topics covered include: • Explain the roles of financial markets • Distinguish between real and financial assets • Define and explain money market instruments, zero-coupon and coupon- bonds and features • Identify the cash flows associated with fixed-income securities • Define and explain bond market features • List the different types of Treasury securities and explain pricing and quoting conventions • List and define other long-term debt instruments such as corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities, sovereign debt • Find the value of a zero-coupon or coupon-bonds ________________________________________ WEEK 3 Module 3: Financial system & financial assets: equity securities and derivatives In Module 3, we continue our overview of financial markets and instruments. We next focus on two other major asset classes: equity securities and derivative instruments. You will learn about how equity differs from fixed income securities, the cash flows associated with stock and preferred stock and how to find the value of a share. You will also learn about option strategies. After completing module 3, you will be able to describe all major asset classes, including derivative instruments such as options, forwards and futures. You will be able to explain how these differ from each other and their payoffs. Topics covered include: • Distinguish between equities and fixed income securities • Define and explain the features of equity securities • Identify the cash flows associated with equity securities • Explain dividend discount model • Find the value of a share of common stock or preferred stock • Define and list different types of derivative securities • Explain option payoffs • Distinguish between a forward and futures contract • Explain forward and futures payoffs • Identify traditional and alternative asset classes ________________________________________ WEEK 4 Module 4: Organization of financial markets and securities trading In this module, we discuss how financial markets actually work. We will talk about different trading venues and the mechanics of securities trading. I will emphasize a lot of terminology and the latest trends in securities trading to familiarize you with the institutional workings of financial markets. After this module, you will be able to compare different trading venues, trading mechanisms, and be able to explain different types of orders, including transactions like margin buying and short- selling; you will be familiar with the language and terminology you need in order to become an informed practitioner of investments. Topics covered include • Explain the roles of corporations, households, government, and financial intermediaries in the financial system • Explain price discovery process • Define different type of orders • Distinguish between dealer vs. auction markets; different trading platforms • Explain margin buying and short-selling transactions • Understand the current trading environment such as algorithmic or high frequency trading, dark pools etc....

Melhores avaliações

AI
17 de Jun de 2020

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.

FA
14 de Jan de 2018

Good and succinct introduction to financial markets and instruments. Clear valuation formulas and intuitive explanation of treatment of cash-flows to define future and present values.

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por Zhuravleva E

31 de Mai de 2020

Arzu Ozoguz is an exellent teacher - so nice and calm, I liked her explanations very much! There were some problems with quizzies but with solutiom=ns it becomes clear.

Thank you for the opportunity!

por Tommaso M

15 de Abr de 2020

This course is very effective in explaining the basics of the financial markets and the various instruments that are traded here. The lessons are short but clear and simple to understand.

por Senén M C

22 de Jun de 2020

Muy buen curso para aprender conceptos básicos e intermedios a la hora de calcular el valor de una inversión, conocer los principales productos de inversión y calcular su rentabilidad.

por viraj g

15 de Nov de 2020

Very good knowledge of how to use the various financial securities which helps in terms of being a good investor / trader. Tutor is amazing at explaining every bit of the subject.

por Julian G

19 de Jun de 2017

Great online training course, helping participants to understand foundations of financial markets and instruments, helping me to grow and gain new financial capabiliites.

por Walter M M Q

18 de Jul de 2020

This is one of the best courses Coursera have, don't hesitate if you have interest into financial markets and investments, it will give you great basic knowledge.

por Savdar I

19 de Mai de 2020

Highly recommended for aspired financiers who's looking forward to establish a career in finance world such as hedge fund, private equity, investment bank etc.

por Tran D K

18 de Mai de 2020

The best course for those who are interested in Financial market and already have a basic understanding of this field - a good choice from a good foundation

por Bhoomika G

12 de Jan de 2017

It was a good course but unfortuantely I cant enroll for the entire series as I would not be able to pay for the course and there is no option of fee waiver

por Cristian A Q G

1 de Mai de 2020

Una temática muy bien manejada, y una profesora con la facilidad de explicar cada tema de la forma más comprensible posible. Sencillamente excelente!

por Simon

29 de Abr de 2020

Very interesting course and help conquering problems by moduls, detailed illustration by prof and good excercises and handouts for students, likes!!!

por Anqiergerile Y

16 de Fev de 2019

Awesome course! A valuable introduction to different aspects of finance and investing. One of the best professor and course I've studied on Coursera.

por Matthew T O

27 de Abr de 2020

I learned a lot of new things about Financial Markets from this course. Kudos to Rice University, Cousera and Dr. O for putting this together.

por CEDRIC A J T

15 de Mai de 2021

I love this course so much. If it was possible, I would have done it twice and more. It gave my a broad idea about the current business world

por Olivio A C J

30 de Mar de 2021

A very good course. The explanations of professor Arzu Ozoguz are very clear and the exercises provided helped a lot to understand the theme.

por Gaëtan G

6 de Jun de 2019

A really great course, very complete, very well explained and the professor is nice to watch. I would love to have her as a real professor :)

por Joshua M M

6 de Jan de 2021

Very interesting a friendly approach to Corporate Finance. If you know the basics this could help you brush on the math and the concepts.

por Fahim A R

25 de Jun de 2020

This course is very helpful in building your basic understanding of finance if you practice all the mathematical problems in the quizzes

por Sergio O A A

26 de Fev de 2021

An excellent course, even if I know some of the topics this course make me to understand better those topics and new someone news.

por Oliver A A

4 de Abr de 2020

Just perfect and matching what I needed and surpassing my expectations about quality of the lectures' videos and materials.

por Shubham C

1 de Ago de 2020

An amazing insight about all the tools and their ways by Professor O. Was delighted to have this course in my pocket.

por Mahima p

17 de Set de 2020

need focus and concentration must. overall it was good and easy to understand and apply the things . thank you :)

por Tino M

25 de Out de 2020

The course is very intuitive. very clear explanations. It could be better if more related readings are provided.

por Ruth R M

9 de Mar de 2018

ALTHOUGH THIS COURSE WAS VERY HARD FOR ME, SINCE I FINISHED MY DEGREE 30 YEARS AGO AND HAD TO REMEMBER MY MATHS!

por Deovrat P

27 de Mar de 2020

The course was a great learning for me and made me understand the Investment & Capital & Money Market Concepts