This video teaches the concept of Financial Markets. Financial markets are those markets that exist for buying and selling financial assets. The most important financial assets for individual investors are bonds, stocks and mutual funds.

Key Concepts

Investing, Saving, Real vs. Nominal, Bond, Mutual Fund, Stock, Economic Institutions


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