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Currency Exchange Course


Currency Exchange
Currency Exchange

Learn about currency exchange mechanisms.


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Course Description

When most people think about currency exchange, we are usually thinking about buying foreign currency to bring with us on vacation. However, currency exchange involves much more such as treasuries, bonds, imports and exports, trade imbalances, and the borrowing costs of a country. This free online course about currency exchange gives us a key insight into the financing behind a country's growth and development, and answers questions such as how is the money raised to build a country's infrastructure. The course discusses how currency is valued, devalued, and how countries trade and lend money to each other. It also discusses the knock-on effects of lack of demand for treasury bonds to a country and the costs thereafter. This course will be of great interest to business and finance professionals who would like to learn more about currency exchange mechanisms, and to the non-finance professional person wishing to know more about what role currency exchange practices play in the financial system.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understanding of the currency exchange how it works; - Examines treasury bonds, liquid assets; - Understand the terminology used around currency exchange; - How countries trade and lend money to development growth.


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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 117 reviews
Course Title: Currency Exchange
Course #: 446
Course Publisher: Khan Academy
Course Category: 2
Content Origin:
Course Description: When most people think about currency exchange, we are usually thinking about buying foreign currency to bring with us on vacation. However, currency exchange involves much more such as treasuries, bonds, imports and exports, trade imbalances, and the borrowing costs of a country. This free online course about currency exchange gives us a key insight into the financing behind a country's growth and development, and answers questions such as how is the money raised to build a country's infrastructure. The course discusses how currency is valued, devalued, and how countries trade and lend money to each other. It also discusses the knock-on effects of lack of demand for treasury bonds to a country and the costs thereafter. This course will be of great interest to business and finance professionals who would like to learn more about currency exchange mechanisms, and to the non-finance professional person wishing to know more about what role currency exchange practices play in the financial system.
License: This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 07 November 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Yasser Badawy
    Yasser Badawy Egypt I think it's useful :) 2015-08-27 11:08:49
  • Devendra Kumar
    Devendra Kumar India It was a very informative course. 2015-08-22 08:08:58
  • Alfred Olajide
    Alfred Olajide Nigeria This was a very informative course and it helped me understand better how currency trade works. I learnt some valuable terminologies and learnt what to look out for in a market move. 2015-08-11 22:08:50
  • Philip Fahrenholz
    Philip Fahrenholz Mexico The explanations were easy to follow and the subject was intelligently broken down into segments that made overall comprehension possible in such a short period. Excellent and easy to understand introduction to the subject 2015-07-24 14:07:24
  • Sapan Patel
    Sapan Patel Australia It's a very nice short term course in which you gain knowledge to currency tread. 2015-07-21 13:07:45
  • Manish Sigdel
    Manish Sigdel United States of America Nice and simple. 2015-07-16 06:07:05
  • Rute Petautchere
    Rute Petautchere Tunisia Very simple and easy to understand. Can't wait to learn more courses 2015-07-09 14:07:47
  • Ndeh William Asongwe
    Ndeh William Asongwe Ghana I really do enjoyed the course. I have learned a lot about currency exchange within a short period of time. 2015-06-25 15:06:06
  • Innocent Mpangeru
    Innocent Mpangeru South Africa This is a great wonderful course indeed, increases ones knowledge about the currency markets and how they work, great course indeed. 2015-05-28 10:05:37
  • Robert Makepeace
    Robert Makepeace United Kingdom Very informative and easy to follow. 2015-03-12 23:03:42
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