Jan 15, 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.
Aug 15, 2017
Good review of simple financial material. Not an in-depth review, but a good refresher of modules that you would have seen in your MS Finance or MBA Finance.
by Jonathan M•
Mar 25, 2018
Great idea for a specialization and bravo to the professor for capitalizing on her affiliation with a top-tier research university while working there as a visiting professor. Unfortunately the course is riddled with errors in the very first week which is problematic for at least two reasons: 1) it may be reinforcing learning that is factually inaccurate, and 2) it adds unnecessary time and frustration to the process.
I have taken several excellent courses from Coursera that are well-designed, and while most courses can be forgiven for having a few have small errors, this is the first time I have noticed multiple errors--and a few major obvious errors--immediately in one course. After hardly an hour of working with this course I canceled the subscription and am requesting a refund for the first month's payment. I hope the creators of this course clean up the errors and inconsistencies or take the course offline.
by Keenan D•
Nov 24, 2017
One week in and the difficulty of the questions for the practice quiz's and tests is very significant compared to what was covered in the videos. The videos are very cut and try with basic examples and often skip over working through the problems. If I didn't have a finance background from University already, this course would be incredibly difficult.
by Carlo S•
Oct 22, 2018
I will fail because, despite submitting my assignment on time, they were not graded by my peers on time. Please notice that I took excellent grade on all quizzes and assignments. The entire peer grading system is a fraud. Professors and Teaching assistants are supposed to grade assignments, not students. I paid a fee and I deserve my assignments to be graded properly and on time. This is a fraud!
by Prateek U•
Jun 29, 2018
Pretty basic. Needed external sources to supplement study. The course has quite short videos and could be a lot more informative.
by Fabrizzio D Q d F•
May 29, 2019
I would like to rate 5 stars but the math is a problem, some people has no time to learn math formulas and spend so much time calculating things, maybe some alternatives like excel would fix that issue.
Thank you, for this beaultiful course <3
by David G H•
Mar 27, 2019
Really good and exigent course.
The supposed time needed to complete the course is not correct. You will get to "invest" much more, but my advise is that, while hard, it deserves what it takes.
by Roy M S•
Mar 01, 2019
Good for a refresher course for me
by Danny C•
Feb 21, 2019
I love the ability to replay parts of the lectures but there is zero support for this program. Also the forum features are very limited so communication and accountability are non existent. I really needed this course too but I can't spend hours and hours trying to figure it all out on my own, too time consuming. I'll have to find another investor course somewhere else.
by Deleted A•
Dec 19, 2018
Useful course but of poor quality. Content is badly organized (students are often presented with concepts not yet introduced.) The lecturer tends to not give precise definitions of important concepts and sometimes misuses terminology (for example, use "return" to refers to "return on investment" at one place and to "internal rate of return" at another.)
by Ah F•
Aug 12, 2018
Good course to waste your money on, poorly designed homework, very superficial description of the topics, (especially the 2nd week materials).
by Jason H A•
Jul 19, 2018
Short and well elaborated course! Need for further do your own research for maximum benefit!
by Esteban J R•
Jul 18, 2018
The teaching staff should pay more attention to discussion forums. They appear to be abandoned.
by Marcel D•
May 14, 2018
A very basic course, for beginners, but still not enough detail included to bring a beginner to a competent level on the subject areas covered. I had to watch supplemental videos on YouTube to "flesh out" the topics covered. Examples of this included the concept of liquidity, the course video suggested that the Bid, Ask spread indicated the liquidity of an asset class. Supplemental videos showed that one could not rely simply on the Bid, Ask spread, but also the volume of assets traded to determine how liquid a stock was. Another example was the introduction of intermediate options trading strategies for the first time on a quiz. The options profit and loss diagrams and rationale for their use were not covered in the lecture videos. Some of the optional supplemental materials were not available to me or difficult to access for me as I live outside of the United States. References to YouTube videos would have been easier to access. I ended up using YouTube videos covering the same topics instead of the recommended links.
by Michael T•
Apr 23, 2018
Practice quizzes a little difficult relative to the materials and examples presented
by Marta L•
Mar 25, 2018
Good basics with not overwhelming details, yet giving an understanding of major mathematical mechanism connected with financial instruments. I was missing a more structured content and path and the mistakes in some excercises/practice quizes or their answers were disturbing - it should not be the case
by Gavesh Y•
Sep 23, 2017
Don't take the specialization. Quizzes are incorrect and won't let you progress!
by Ayush B•
Sep 21, 2017
no formulae's are explained properly
by Jose M F U•
Jul 03, 2019
Excelente Curso! Muy completo y bastante dinámico.
by Paulina M L•
Jun 15, 2019
The course content is a bit low on examples, making connections and explaining the 'why' - it is very to the point in therms of presenting concepts - but the professor is clear, concise and just the right difficulty.
by Justin L•
Jun 09, 2019
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.
by Gaëtan G•
Jun 06, 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 :)
by Benjamin D A•
May 15, 2019
I think its a good introduction to financial markets but more from an academics perspective. We hardly had any guidance or reference to contemporary real markets. I wanted to learn about investment and I only learn how to calculate basic yields and returns. I turn on Bloomberg TV today and still do not understand any of the numbers and nomenclature they show or make reference to....
In conclusion I think the course is good from an academic standpoint but not for real life interaction with finance markets and news.
by David K•
May 01, 2019
Materials are useful to get an initial understanding of financial world.
by Artem T•
Mar 28, 2019
Great course about basics
by SOMANSHU M•
Mar 25, 2019
I learned a lot about financial markets and basics of derivatives....
great course as an introduction !