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.
©2013 The Great Courses (P)2013 The Teaching Company, LLC
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2 out of 5 stars
By Santiago on 18-09-16

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Shorty on 19-12-17

comprehensive explanation of the financial markets

a basic course in financial literacy very good for beginners who wants to know how the financial markets work

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joe on 28-10-13

Great all around primer on the finanacial markets!

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This book was a great listen. I feel much more informed and understating of the general principles that make our financial markets work. Highly recommended for anyone interested in that understanding.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Lynn on 26-09-13

Clear, Concise and Easy Listening

Where does Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best

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This was a very nice course/audiobook. The prof. is pleasant to listen to and he makes his points quite clearly. I highly recommend this to anyone than wants an understanding of money and the economy.
In listening, he has another course called "Understanding Investments" unfortunately, to date, it is not available as an audiobook. If it comes out I would order it immediately based on the quality of this audiobook.

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