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The financial markets context

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The financial markets context

How do financial markets match providers with users, and how efficiently does the market determine prices? Can investors rely on notoriously volatile stock markets to function efficiently? It can be difficult to determine whether successful investments are a matter of skill or luck. In this free course, The financial markets context, you will interrogate whether markets can function efficiently, and what factors might militate against this. You will also learn the importance of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • make an informed judgement about whether or to what extent a financial market satisfies the conditions of an efficient market
  • identify the main factors that could detract from that efficiency.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 14/01/2016

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