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Trading Basics, Indian School of Business

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About this Course

The purpose of this course is to equip you with the knowledge required to comprehend the financial statements of a company and understand the various transactions that take place in the stock market so that you can replicate the strategies discovered by the extant academic literature. The first part of the course provides a brief introduction to financial statements and various common filings of firms. You will learn how to obtain information regarding a company's performance from them and use the information to build trading strategies. Next, you are taught basic asset pricing theories so that you will be able to calculate the expected returns of a stock or a portfolio. Finally, you will be introduced to the actual functioning of asset markets, type of players in the market, different types of orders and the efficient ways and opportune time to execute them, trading costs and ways of minimizing them, the concept of liquidity .etc. This knowledge is required to develop efficient algorithm to execute various trading strategies....

Top reviews

By NS

Jan 08, 2017

Good insights and must for a person who is seriously interested in trading ,\n\nAny one with a zero knowledge of finance can also take this course.

By DB

Aug 17, 2017

It is perfect for even beginners to learn basics of trading fundamentals and apply it for advanced studies. Recommend this to everyone.

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By Elias Tsoukatos

Nov 29, 2018

The course was really good, but the professor should focus more in explaining things and not just reading numbers.

By Prakshit Shivkumar Baid

Nov 23, 2018

I think the faculty could have been more explanatory in Week 3, and more factually correct and in sync with the data being read out from slides. Otherwise, this course provides a learning step for a beginner for sure.

By Tianyu Zhang

Nov 04, 2018

No answer for the quiz

By Bogdan Ivanyuk

Oct 22, 2018

Hello! Thanks for sharing this course, it is really useful for those who are just starting in finance and investments. I would recommend to split some video lectures by small quizzes of 2-3 questions to practice on concrete topic and in the end to check knowledge learned for the week. Thanks!

By Shashank

Oct 07, 2018

This course provides basic understanding of vocabulary for people from various domains.

There is a lot of learn, the tests are right place for application of learnt knowledge.

By Dipak Kumar Das

Aug 30, 2018

The explanations for the materials could have have lot better.

By Homero Ali Aguilar Moguel

Aug 13, 2018

I find it great, I just cannot downloaded the additional resources such as some Excel's, referred in the videos.

By Mudita Bhardwaj

Aug 12, 2018

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By Jose L De Jesus

Jul 15, 2018

Understandable, on-point and good examples to understand.

By Arnav Shetty

Jul 01, 2018

The professor just reads off the screen, there is no logical explanation as to why a certain thing is taking place.