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.
Jun 19, 2017
Great online training course, helping participants to understand foundations of financial markets and instruments, helping me to grow and gain new financial capabiliites.
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 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 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 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 Ayush B•
Sep 21, 2017
no formulae's are explained properly
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 Jason H A•
Jul 19, 2018
Short and well elaborated course! Need for further do your own research for maximum benefit!
by Ritvik S•
Apr 10, 2018
Great course to get an introduction to the workings of the financial market. Designed in a way that makes it possible for anyone to comprehend the matter.
by Roy M S•
Mar 01, 2019
Good for a refresher course for me
by Esteban J R•
Jul 18, 2018
The teaching staff should pay more attention to discussion forums. They appear to be abandoned.
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 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 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 Michael T•
Apr 23, 2018
Practice quizzes a little difficult relative to the materials and examples presented
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 Gavesh Y•
Sep 23, 2017
Don't take the specialization. Quizzes are incorrect and won't let you progress!
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 Daniel k•
Dec 03, 2018
Clear, precise, to the point, accessible, and practical!
by Lin, Y•
Dec 05, 2018
very helpful!! thank you so much!!
by Enrico S•
Jan 28, 2019
Very good course and amazing
by Susan M•
Feb 12, 2019
Professor was excellent - clear and con
by Anqiergerile Y•
Feb 17, 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.
by ARVIND K S•
Feb 28, 2019
Excellent course. A must for all portfolio investment managers and finance professionals.
by enrique a r•
Jan 15, 2019