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Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets | [The Great Courses]

Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets

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
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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.

Disclaimer: Please note that this recording may include references to supplemental texts or print references that are not essential to the program and not supplied with your purchase.

©2013 The Great Courses (P)2013 The Teaching Company, LLC

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    Lynn Chandler, AZ, United States 09-26-13
    Lynn Chandler, AZ, United States 09-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    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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    Joe SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 10-28-13
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    "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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    Would you listen to Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets again? Why?

    Yes; it is the type of information that behooves you to refresh.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets?

    The explanation of adverse selection.


    Which character – as performed by Professor Connel Fullenkamp – was your favorite?

    Himself.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    This book is nothing if not one interesting tidbit after another.


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    Professor B. mistakenly describes Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme as a Pyramid scheme. Not a huge deal as his definition was right, he just called it the wrong term.

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