Global Money flows and Macroeconomics

Global money flow moves across the world every day in search of return, and this is the "Global Money Machine" in motion.

The Global Money Machine

Global money flow moves across the world every day in search of return, and this is the "Global Money Machine" in motion. We quantify in absolute dollars how large this pool of money is, where and how it is invested, what are its trends over the last two decades, and where money is getting its best return. We introduce the concepts of an Index fund and Alpha - the return investors seek over and above the return from a broad market index like the S&P 500. We look at risk-adjusted returns of various asset classes, as well as countries and regions. This is also an introductory course, with maximum benefit for a newcomer to financial markets. The course contains very interesting charts and data analysis.

What you will master

  • How much wealth exists in the world in financial assets
  • Which institutions have the most money and where do they invest
  • Where is this wealth invested and what has been their performance in recent times
  • Why are emerging markets an attractive investment destination
  • Should you go all-in into emerging markets...and when do you exit them
  • What are "safe" investments and what money flow is in safe investments
  • Where is wealth being accumulated the fastest
  • What are cross-border flows and what are the trends of the last two decades
  • What do we mean by seeking "alpha"
  • Why do institutional investors seek "Alpha" and where do they go to find it
  • What is an Index fund and why are they popular
  • Why are monkeys better investors than most money managers (this is not a joke!)
  • What do we mean by risk-adjusted returns

Intended Audience: Beginner to financial markets

What's included

  • 2 Video Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Hari Swaminathan

Instructor