Jan 08, 2017
Good insights and must for a person who is seriously interested in trading ,\n\nAny one with a zero knowledge of finance can also take this course.
Aug 17, 2017
It is perfect for even beginners to learn basics of trading fundamentals and apply it for advanced studies. Recommend this to everyone.
by Michael F•
Jun 07, 2018
I found the information provided useful. And certainly as a VERY "gentle" Introduction to the material the course was adequate. But I have always had a BIG Problem with courses in which the Professor's use "Slides" and do NOT actually ADD Value to the slides. I would say there is TREMENDOUS room for improvement of the course if the Professor would be willing to go BEYOND just the mere "Re-statement" of the Equations (That anyone who is not visually impaired can easily read for themselves) and actually provide some additional context. Actually, the Professor in this course does this, somewhat, but only VERY minimally, and NOT nearly ENOUGH! :)
However, I definitely don't want to be totally Negative, the (albeit VERY brief) comments the Professor made indicating HOW the information (values calculated from equations, values of ratios, etc) could actually be USED did provide me with some more insight than I would have been able to come up with on my own. And getting "more" insight than I, myself, can come up with on "my own" is basically the ONLY reason I want to "take" an "educational" course. However, one of the things, I myself, have consistently had to deal with in an attempt to "learn" about Investing is that book knowledge (or in the case of this course, data and text from slides), is not really enough. What I constantly search for is "insights from the "Experts". I have no doubt the Professor is an expert in the subject and it would have been better, for me, if he had been willing to share more of his "nuanced" expertise with the students. However, I recognize this is "just" an "Intro" course, so I likely have been a bit too negative than I should be. And I actually was reasonably "satisfied" with the course. Probably this review should be classified in the category of someone whose expectations for course was somewhat unrealistic.
Finally, not even sure if I need to say this because it was so blatant, but there was a consistent amount of ERRORS in the Slides also! Essentially, the errors amounted to some lines of data from a previous equation being repeated for a new ratio calculation in the Week 1 material and then occasional errors where the material in the slide was different from the Professor's stated numbers in his lectures.
by Udit N•
May 03, 2019
The Theoretical Concepts in Week 1 and Week 2 are good and a student can follow from scratch. However, Week 3 is completely different and completely has vague teaching when it comes to explaining CAPM and CAPM Beta. Either the week is missing videos or there is a problem with the assumptions of the instructor. The instructor is just reading the numbers from the slides without explaining any formulas properly. The discussion forum is similar to the summary I have written here. There are many students who have encountered the same situation I have. Would suggest the instructor from ISB to take a look at it and Coursera to do it's part by auditing the course.
by Aida H•
Jun 17, 2019
I learned a lot and liked the practical teaching method in weeks 1 and 2. However, week 3 and 4 lessons are not clear.
by Rohit J•
Jul 27, 2019
The instructor explained all the theories and formulas in a simple manner which made it easier for me to understand.
by Elias T•
Nov 29, 2018
The course was really good, but the professor should focus more in explaining things and not just reading numbers.
by Zachary S•
Feb 10, 2019
There were mistakes in the slides presented where the instustor would say one thing but the slide displayed different numbers, the slides also could not be downloaded for review. Additional the quizzes also had mistakes and wouldn't tell you which question you got wrong. I would spend days retaking some quizzes just to find out I had to accept the wrong answer in order to pass the quiz. The additional materials and readings did not reflect the rigor of what I was expecting from the course.
by RICARDO M V•
Nov 27, 2017
Es un curso importante para los que estamos interesados en aprender sobre este tema, explica aspectos y términos que desconocía, deseo aprender mas por un precio accesible, confieso que no domino el idioma ingles, pero eso no ha sido limitante para hacer el esfuerzo por entender y aprobar. Gracias Coursera, Gracias ISB, GRACIAS MAESTRO.
by Bogdan I•
Oct 22, 2018
Hello! Thanks for sharing this course, it is really useful for those who are just starting in finance and investments. I would recommend to split some video lectures by small quizzes of 2-3 questions to practice on concrete topic and in the end to check knowledge learned for the week. Thanks!
by Atindranath G•
Jul 18, 2017
Its a very nice course. This course is must for any one who wants to pursue career in trading. Professor's teaching methodology is really commendable. I would recommend you to take this course. Thank you Coursera.
by Roberto P G J•
Mar 18, 2018
Vergy Good Course.
The instructor is very clear and objective and the examples help a lot in understanding.
The course is most recommended for those who have few knowledge, because the content is very basic
by Carlos A C A•
Jul 20, 2019
It was a very demanding course, I recognize that I had to work hard to achieve it, I definitely learned a lot. Thanks for the opportunity and the knowledge acquired.
by Nitesh S•
Jan 08, 2017
Good insights and must for a person who is seriously interested in trading ,
Any one with a zero knowledge of finance can also take this course.
by Homero A A M•
Aug 13, 2018
I find it great, I just cannot downloaded the additional resources such as some Excel's, referred in the videos.
by Vikas Y•
Nov 10, 2019
Quizzes are a bit time-consuming. More of a calculator work than learning. Otherwise, the course is great.
by Harrison F•
Sep 22, 2017
Spectacular course, very detailed and informative but also interesting and attention grabbing. Thanks you!
by SASMIT H•
Jul 22, 2019
Trading basics course is wonderfully designed to capture the fundamental and execution of actual trading.
by Abhaybharati G•
Feb 04, 2017
Amazing course. Highly relevant for the fundamental knowledge of markets and trading in them.
by Joakim H•
Mar 24, 2017
Very happy with this course! It was easy to follow with a good mix of theory and examples.
by Bharat B•
Apr 02, 2017
A good course with thorough knowledge of the basic terminology required for trading
by Abhishek P•
Aug 25, 2017
Highly mathematical, concepts and numericals were thoroughly tested in quizzes
by Shivang G•
Jun 10, 2018
Very nicely structured .Helps you quite a lot especially to start in finance.
by Shreedhar T•
Jan 19, 2020
The course was amazing and helped understand the basics of trading
May 31, 2017
The course gives a very good overview on the basics of Trading.
by Jose L D J•
Jul 15, 2018
Understandable, on-point and good examples to understand.
by Vaibhav S•
Jun 01, 2017
Basic course with good insights in the last week.