Introduction to Financial Markets

This course provides an overview of various financial asset classes like the Stock / Bond markets, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Metals etc.

Introduction to Financial markets

This course provides an overview of various financial asset classes like the Stock and Bond markets, Mutual Funds, Precious metals like Gold and silver, Oil, Commodities, Currencies and Foreign exchange, as well as Derivatives like Index Futures, Options and Credit default swaps (and the role they played in the 2008 crisis). The “Intro to Financial Markets” course looks at various examples from 2000 to 2011 to understand how certain asset classes are correlated and how certain asset classes are inversely correlated. Also covers Private Equity, Venture Capital etc.

What you will master

  • How are different financial markets correlated e.g. Stock and Bond markets
  • The Gold markets and US Dollar
  • Why does Gold move up or down
  • How does the USD dollar perform in times of crisis or stability
  • What are the RISK ON and RISK OFF modes
  • What are safe haven asset classes
  • Why is the Bond Market a safe haven
  • Why is Oil such a volatile commodity
  • What is the Carry Trade
  • Which currencies are considered safe havens and why
  • Why do some currencies become strong and others become weak
  • What are exchange traded derivatives
  • What are Over the counter derivatives and why they can be dangerous
  • What is a Credit default swap and what role did it play in the 2008 crisis
  • What warning signals should investors look for on a global macro-economic scale

Intended Audience: This course is an (advanced) introduction to financial markets. Ideal for a newcomer to Investing and Trading.

Intro to Financial Assets - I
Intro to Financial Assets - II
Intro to Financial assets - III

What's included

  • 3 Video Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Hari Swaminathan

Instructor