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Introduction to the Financial Markets

by Instructor
Avramis Despotis

  • ENROLLED 1277 students

  • DURATION 6 hrs

  • LECTURES 6
  • LEVEL Rookie

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Description

This course will give you a good foundation of the different financial markets which will be extremely helpful in jump starting your career as an investor or trader – including those with no financial background! 

An overview of the Forex market, the stock market, derivatives or CFDs, and the cryptocurrency market will be discussed. This will serve as a good foundation for more advanced courses. By the end of this course, you should be able to comprehend the basics and be able to advance to courses that will teach you the nitty-gritty of specific financial markets (e.g. Forex) to ensure your success as an investor or trader. 

This course is recommended for complete beginners. By the end of the course, those with no financial background can expect to have a good grasp on what financial markets are about.

What you get

The basics of the different financial markets (Forex, cryptocurrencies, the stock market, derivatives or CFDs, options, futures, commodities)

The difference between going “long” and going “short”

Why the Forex market continues to be the biggest market in the world

Why the US Dollar is the world’s most dominant currency

The difference between a “base” and a “quote” currency

What exactly is a “share” or a “stock”

The value of investing in and trading shares on the stock market

The difference between a “bull” and a “bear” market

What exactly are derivatives

What are “options,” “futures,” and “CFDs”

The advantages and disadvantages of trading CFDs

How CFDs are applied to different assets such as foreign currencies, stocks, and cryptocurrencies

What is a cryptocurrency

The difference between “Bitcoin” and “altcoins”

The purpose of cryptocurrencies

Course Curriculum

1

An overview of the basic knowledge traders all levels of experience need to know to trade smarter. The three things every trader should be equipped with – method, money management, and psychology – are discussed in-depth.

11 Mins
2

Welcome to the course! This module expounds on the origin of trading, how financial trading works around the world, and the basics of financial markets. It also gives a brief overview of the Forex market, the equity market, the commodities market, and the derivatives market. This will serve as a foundation of the course.

31 Mins
3

This module gives an overview of the must-knows of the Forex market. You can expect to learn about the origin of the Forex market, the market’s structure and its participants, and the numerous currency pairs available.

38 Mins
4

This module gives an overview of what shares are and why people invest in it. It also briefly discusses the workings of the stock market.

16 Mins
5

This module gives an overview of derivatives or contracts for differences (CFDs). You can expect to learn about the types, advantages, and disadvantages of CFDs. Examples of how CFDs are applied are also provided and discussed extensively.

36 Mins
6

This module gives an overview of cryptocurrencies. You can expect to learn what cryptocurrencies are, what makes them special, and why it is revolutionizing how money works.

41 Mins

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