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ライス大学(Rice University) による Global Financial Markets and Instruments の受講者のレビューおよびフィードバック

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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....

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FA

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.

CC

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.

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Global Financial Markets and Instruments: 26 - 50 / 144 レビュー

by Ana C A

Jul 12, 2018

A great course, undoubtedly.

by Andrea B

Jul 25, 2018

Very nice introduction, I advice the new student to make some extra research to understand better the topic. And I advice the admin of the course to take out the quiz in the middle of the video, for me where difficult to follow the lesson with them. As an overall I would advice it, because make me understand better the financial market.

by Julian G

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 charles h v n

Jun 18, 2017

A big waou!!!! I like the professor's attitude and the content is so rich and so well delivered.

by Fannie G B

Feb 13, 2017

Excellent!

Completely practical and objective, this course provides the mathematical basis for obtaining the data necessary to implement a financial plan or strategy. Understanding the numbers, nothing is clearer and more convincing.

by Deleted A

Dec 02, 2016

Super helpful!

by csd

Sep 11, 2017

Excellent foundational course for financial markets

by Prathap D

Dec 15, 2017

Excellent Intro

by Mohit P

Apr 05, 2018

Amazing Course by Rice University.

by Victor M

Jul 11, 2017

Good

by RAFAEL A Z

Jun 04, 2018

excelent cpurse and excelent teacher

by Bhoomika G

Jan 12, 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

by Fadhel B A

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.

by Federico V

Dec 01, 2017

A great introductory course to the basic financial concepts. Complete, well structured and easy to follow.

by Sumit M

Jul 09, 2017

Great content.

by Manish J

Oct 23, 2016

Excellent course!! Dr. O's personalized and prompt responses are very motivating.

by Aditya G

Mar 22, 2017

Very well conducted course that helped me answer a lot of my own questions. Like why do bond prices fall when yield increases. Or what do they mean by having a long call position.

Would recommend this course to anyone seriously interested in understanding how the components of a modern portfolio works. Thank you! for this course.

by Telesforo F

Nov 20, 2016

It´s easy to follow up, well structured.

by Kristofer P

Feb 02, 2017

Great overview of financial markets and tools. There is some basic investment math in the first part of the class that can become tedious but is good to at least see in action. The more complex investment topics are only defined and summarized, which was exactly what I was looking for.

by Daniel V

May 16, 2017

Excellent course for an introduction on how financial markets works and what kind of instruments it offers.

by karan d s

Mar 19, 2017

A really nice introduction to financial markets and its instruments.

by Sarah B

Oct 20, 2016

Excellent review of the basics for investing

by Vladimir O

Nov 20, 2016

Great course. Teaching the basics of financial education in theory and practice.

by Lahcene O M

May 21, 2017

how nice

by gari j c g

Jul 19, 2017

Very good introduction to financial markets!