Financial Market Environment & Investment Strategies
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Financial Market Environment & Investment Strategies

Know the basics of investment and portfolio management strategies linking with the players & nature of financial markets
5.0 (1 rating)
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503 students enrolled
Created by Md Mohan Uddin
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Differentiate between real assets and financial assets
  • Identify different types of financial assets
  • Explain the decisions associated with different portfolio construction strategies
  • Recognize the implications of competitive financial markets
  • Classify the major players and their role in financial markets
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Requirements
  • No specific prerequisite but should be able to recognize the potential success of investing in financial assets.
Description
  • Are you a stock investor?
  • Are you planning to invest in stocks and other financial assets?
  • Do you want to be a smart investors who potentially outperform others by getting more return with less risk?
  • Do you want to know the players making up the financial market setting?
  • Are you interested to know the constraints you may encounter in a highly competitive market?
  • Are you looking forward for a better investment management strategy?

If the answers to the above questions are 'YES', then this course is for you. 

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As an investor in the financial market securities like stocks, bonds, funds, or financial derivatives, we should know the structure and players of the financial markets. This would make it possible to formulate and employ better investment management strategies and a greater success.

Knowledge of the nature of financial assets, financial market participants, competition and its impact in the financial market, and types of investment management strategies and actions can start preparing one as well-informed, smart, and wise investor who could outperform many others just following others' actions and/or rumors in the market.

Hence, the aim of this course is to introduce the students with financial and real assets for investment, investment setting in the financial markets, and the basic investment management decisions and strategies.

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More specifically, at the end of this course you should be able to:

  1. differentiate between real assets and financial assets.
  2. identify different types of financial assets.
  3. explain the decisions associated with different portfolio construction strategies.
  4. recognize the implications of competitive financial markets.
  5. classify the major players and their role in financial markets.

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Looking forward to see you in the course.

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This course consists of several video lectures that will be updated over time and based on students' requests, quizzes at the end of every section for testing your level of understanding, and additional resources. The lectures contain explanations of necessary concepts along with examples and illustrations.

The instructor welcomes his students for continuous discussion with him. Any sort of input for improving the course is also appreciated. He also expects your positive and genuine review and rating of the course

Who is the target audience?
  • Stock traders
  • Investors
  • Anyone who wants to be familiar with financial markets
  • Anyone who intends to employ appropriate investment strategies
  • Novice investment managers
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
01:19:25
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:50
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Real Assets versus Financial Assets
4 Lectures 09:25
Real assets
02:52

Financial assets
02:10


Investments in real assets
01:46
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Financial Assets
4 Lectures 14:10
Types of financial assets
00:59

Fixed income or debt securities
06:24

Equity securities
02:17

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The Investment Process
4 Lectures 14:24
Portfolio management activities
03:13

Asset classes
03:09

Portfolio construction decisions
04:21

Portfolio construction strategies
03:41
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Competitive Financial Markets
4 Lectures 17:06
Implications of competitive financial markets
02:31

The risk-return trade-off
07:30

Efficient markets - the hypothesis
02:51

Efficient markets - investment management strategies
04:14
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The Players
7 Lectures 20:26
The players in the financial markets
01:43

Three major players - business firms
01:57

Three major players - households
01:55

Three major players - governments
02:17

Financial intermediaries
05:35

Financial intermediaries - investment companies
03:38

Investment bankers
03:21
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References and Future Directions
1 Lecture 00:04
References
00:04
About the Instructor
Md Mohan Uddin
4.2 Average rating
97 Reviews
4,986 Students
3 Courses
PhD in Finance, Academician

Md Mohan Uddin enjoys making learning and instruction videos and is very much excited to get a platform like Udemy, where he can utilize those technologies for the purpose of reaching a large number of learners worldwide. During his academic career, he has been teaching undergraduate/graduate level business and finance courses since 2003. The courses he taught include: Corporate Finance, International Finance, Financial Management, Principles of Finance, Investment Analysis, Bank Management, Banking & Insurance, Project Management, Strategic Management, and Computer Applications in Business. He has got his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees majoring in Finance and Banking from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and his Doctor of Philosophy in Finance from Universiti Utara Malaysia. Currently he is working as Associate Professor of Finance at United International University. Before that, he worked as Senior Lecturer in Finance at Universiti Utara Malaysia, as Assistant Professor at United International University, and as Lecturer in Finance at two other universities all in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In addition to presenting research papers in international conferences he has also been active in publishing research articles in different local and international journals in the area of finance. His area of interest includes corporate finance, capital market and its regulation, international finance, and small business finance.