History of The Financial Industry


Here's what you'll learn:

  1. 1The History of Money
  2. 2Birth of the Financial Industry
  3. 3The Stock Market: Rise of an Institution
  4. 4Recessions, Bubbles, and Crashes
  5. 5The Financial Crash of 2008

Introduction to the Pack

5 Courses

The History of Money

Take a look into how our financial system started by answering the question: Where does money come from?

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  1. 1 The Origins of Money Start Course
  2. 2 From Barter to Currency
  3. 3 Banking
  4. 4 Capitalism
  5. 5 Trust and Money
  6. 6 Quiz

Birth of the Financial Industry

The financial industry is relatively new and has gone through many changes since its inception. Understanding how the market works is crucial to a successful investment strategy. This course will help you learn how banks came to be and how to avoid the problems they have created in the past.

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  1. 1 What is the Financial System? Start Course
  2. 2 Adam Smith and Free Markets
  3. 3 Banks Again
  4. 4 Central Banks
  5. 5 Banking and The Great Depression
  6. 6 Quiz

The Stock Market: Rise of an Institution

Any investor must first understand the stock market, before expecting success. This course covers a basic overview of how the stock market got started, as well as how investing has evolved to become what it is today. 

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  1. 1 Stock Market Basics Start Course
  2. 2 The Origins of the Stock Market
  3. 3 The Need for Formal Rules
  4. 4 The Changing Role of the Stock Market
  5. 5 Innovating out of control?
  6. 6 Quiz

Recessions, Bubbles, and Crashes

The economy moves according to a natural pattern of growth and decay, but every once in a while, catastrophe strikes. This course will teach you how the economy changes and breaks down through time.

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  1. 1 It's a Trap! Start Course
  2. 2 Economies Work in Cycles
  3. 3 Cycles and Bubbles
  4. 4 Bubble Bath
  5. 5 The Biggest Bubble of Them All (and its Silver Lining)
  6. 6 It's Déjà Vu All Over Again
  7. 7 Quiz

The Financial Crash of 2008

In 2008, disaster struck as a housing bubble sent the world crashing through biggest recession since the Great Depression. This course will explain how the world economy almost collapsed.

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  1. 1 The Calm Before the Storm Start Course
  2. 2 Two Minutes to Midnight
  3. 3 So How Did it Happen?
  4. 4 Not Just the Housing Market
  5. 5 Financial Smarty Pants Make Everything Worse
  6. 6 Does Capitalism Have a Future?
  7. 7 Quiz

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