As I was to take up my first assignment in the financial markets sector, I got a brilliant opportunity to undergo the e-leraning program created by Origin. The best thing about the course is that it appeals to the lowest common denominator, anybody could take it. It assumes no prior finance knowledge, it is non-mathematical and it builds up on the basics slowly. It also helped me develop a gue feel, an intuitive feel for things- e.g., options are traded for taking a view on the speed of the markets, CDS for credit spreads and so forth. The excel based trading simulators crystallizes the learning. It also makes you acquinated with financial lexicon-jargon used by traders, risk managers.
The whole expereince transformed me into a competent finance and market professional. I would highly recommend others to avail of these courses.