Financial Markets E-learning

A clear financial markets roadmap : what products are traded by whom and why, pricing and trade organization
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 34 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

Hi, my name is Michiel van den Broek.

I am a financial expert, specialized in explaining complex finance.

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the financial markets fundamantals course where I introduce you to the workings of the universe of finance. I will show you that finance is not rocket science!

Since the '80s, banks have become huge financial supermarkets offering a wide range of different services and products. Employees in these large banks have specialized expertise in the area they make a career. Also, the fast developments in information technology has resulted in large IT departments staffed by people without financial and banking knowledge.

Financial products significant contribute to our social welfare and economic development. The financial crisis of 2008 was a turning point in way financial products are traded on the Financial Markets. How do Financial Markets work and why are they so important?

You will learn about the supply and demand of capital, foreign currencies and risk. You will get a picture of how and where supply and demand meet; and you will understand why the financial market needs supervision and regulation.

As a bonus you can download a free copy of my book Financial Market Fundamentals.

What are the requirements?

  • Computer or Tablet
  • Loudspeaker
  • Paper and Pencil

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn what happens on financial markets
  • Understand trading motives
  • Enhances your financial decision making skills

What is the target audience?

  • People that work in the finance industry.
  • No economic background is required.
  • Finance professionals
  • IT staff; Accountants; Controllers; Journalists; Consultants; Engineers;
  • Sales; Project management

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: What this course is about

In this introduction lecture you will find the program. You can also download the pdf: a booklet where you read what is explained during the training.

Section 2: Financial Market Activities - 3 Product Categories

A market is a trading place to buy and sell products. In the Financial Market it is no different: its simply the trading by buying and selling of financial products. There are three Financial Market product categories. In this lecture I explain the suppy & demand of capital for 1 currency.


A market is a trading place to buy and sell products. In the Financial Market it is no different: its simply the trading by buying and selling of financial products. This lecture is about supply & demand of foreign currencies.


A market is a trading place to buy and sell products. In the Financial Market it is no different: its simply the trading by buying and selling of financial products. Finally, there is supply and demand of risk. This section explains the drivers of risk management products: derivatives.

Section 3: Motivation for Financial Market Activities

The next question is why trading is happening? This lecture explains the 3 possible motives for conducting trading activities.

Section 4: Organization of Financial Market Trading

The dealing room is part of the Treasury Department and is the front office where traders execute all financial market transactions of the organization. Every Bank, Pension Fund, Insurance Company, Multinational, Hedge Fund or Other Financial Institution has a dealing room.


In this lecture I explain the trading place where demand and supply can engage to close transactions and where the products can be traded.

Section 5: Summary

Now you have completed your first flight you are introduced to the hidden universe of finance. You are ready for exploring, for example price setting, products specifications, capital management, risk analysis or other areas. It is a fantastic journey and you will be surprised often.

And it’s not so complicated, It’s no Rocket Science! I am happy to be your instructor. If you want more flight hours, if you have questions, or if you have remarks, please contact me by email

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Instructor Biography

Michiel van den Broek (MSc), Finance Trainer & Consultant

Finance is no Rocket Science

I'm passionate about training. My ambition is to take away the curtain of complexity to make finance understandable for you.

Since 2005 I have trained hundreds of participants working in the finance sector about Financial Markets and Products, Banking Fundamentals, Risk Management, Asset & Liability Management and Business Economics Fundamentals.. .

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