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Indian School of Business

Introduction to Financial Markets

Indian School of Business via Coursera


Learn the general concepts of financial markets and economy. You will see the difference between primary and secondary markets and learn about markets for different products. You will also look at various economic Indicators and their influence on the markets. After completing this course, you will have a much stronger background of financial markets and ready to go to the next stage in the Specialization. This course is designed to help students with very little or no finance background to learn the basics of investments.


  • Equity Markets
    • In this module you will be introduced to equity markets and trading in equity markets.
  • Currency Markets
    • In this module you will be exposed to currency markets and different currencies traded in these markets. The they are given a brief overview on how to trade in the currency markets.
  • Fixed Income Markets
    • In this module you will be exposed to the fixed income markets. Various types of fixed income securities available in the market are discussed. Learners are also taught the bond terminology.
  • Macroeconomic Fundamentals
    • This module focuses on key economic indicators that are monitored closely by the finance community. You will learn to examine these economic indicators in the context of business cycles.

Taught by

Vaidya Nathan


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  • Lawrence Khoza is taking this course right now.

    I don't have knowledge of financial markets and do wish to no how to trade. I was told by my brother regarding investing in financial markets but still need a background knowledge first. I therefore believe that doing the course will provide me with perfect skills to carry on with my dreams to be a trader

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