Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets : The Great Courses: Business & Economics

  • by The Great Courses
  • Narrated by Professor Connel Fullenkamp
  • Series: The Great Courses: Business & Economics
  • 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With record-breaking highs one minute and economy-rocking lows the next, it can seem as if there's no way to feel truly comfortable in the mysterious world of finance. But there is, and it's more accessible than you might think.
Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets is an essential primer on this domain, from its functions, strengths, and possibilities to its weaknesses and vulnerabilities. In 24 eye-opening lectures, an award-winning Duke University professor reveals the interconnected workings of the financial markets and how society's financial strength -and your own - depend on money flowing through these channels.
You'll not only gain a new appreciation for the variety of financial products and services available to you, but also for how crucial we as individuals are to the functioning of the entire system.
You'll clearly see how these markets affect you - and vice versa - any time you're involved in a financial transaction, whether you're


financing a car;
Applying for a mortgage
Receiving a preapproved credit card offer
Participating in your company's 401K plan or
Making a deposit at your local bank.
This course provides the concepts and tools you need to draw connections between headlines made globally and what's happening to your bottom line locally. By the final lecture, you'll understand just how interdependent the world's markets have become; feel newly at ease in the realm of stocks, bonds, derivatives, and credit; and be better able to make informed decisions for your financial future.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Not great

There were several fallacies in this course that one hears a lot in finance. For example, counting stock volatility as a risk is nonsense from a buy and hold perspective. The role of central banks is an inherently political topic, and presenting it as a purely financial one adds more confusion that it clears. More examples would have helped make the subject less dry. Good effort at objective presentation, but not a very compelling outcome in my opinion.
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- Santiago

Great courses...

This is the second I have completed and I am really satisfied with them all round. They are really well structured, very professionally delivered and most importantly accessible.
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- Phill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-08-2013
  • Publisher: The Great Courses