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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Trading Basics by Indian School of Business

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About the 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....

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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.


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 Misael C

Jan 14, 2018


By Vineeth

May 31, 2017

The course gives a very good overview on the basics of Trading.

By Abhishek S

Jul 16, 2017

Excellent mentor and learning !

By Bharat B

Apr 02, 2017

A good course with thorough knowledge of the basic terminology required for trading

By Pramesh P

Dec 27, 2017

Great course for a beginner trader!!

By Roberto P G J

Mar 18, 2018

Vergy Good Course.

The instructor is very clear and objective and the examples help a lot in understanding.

The course is most recommended for those who have few knowledge, because the content is very basic

By Abhaybharati G

Feb 04, 2017

Amazing course. Highly relevant for the fundamental knowledge of markets and trading in them.

By Joakim H

Mar 24, 2017

Very happy with this course! It was easy to follow with a good mix of theory and examples.

By Louis A

May 29, 2019

Très bon cours

By Carlos A C A

Jul 20, 2019

It was a very demanding course, I recognize that I had to work hard to achieve it, I definitely learned a lot. Thanks for the opportunity and the knowledge acquired.


Jul 22, 2019

Trading basics course is wonderfully designed to capture the fundamental and execution of actual trading.

By Parag S

Jul 25, 2019

Concise and accurate

By Rohit J

Jul 27, 2019

The instructor explained all the theories and formulas in a simple manner which made it easier for me to understand.

By Dr. R

Aug 08, 2019

Excellent course

By Oussema G

Aug 19, 2019

Clear and brief

By Akshay M

Dec 30, 2018

Few errors in the video content.

By Joanne

Feb 27, 2019

If the professor can provide the excel solver solution to clarify the calculation, that will be great.

By Prakshit S B

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 Varun B

Dec 23, 2018

While the course provides a relevant insight into the key aspects of investments and trading, the end of week quiz does not provide a holistic representation of the topic covered in the course

By Sumit P

Dec 24, 2018

Very well structured

By Chukwudi U

Dec 24, 2018

The content needs some updates.

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 Franco A

Apr 09, 2017

The course is very interesting but sometimes is too fast on difficult steps

By Dhruv A

Jun 18, 2017

It was great, but need to refine the slides which are incorrect.

By Talha N K

Jun 05, 2018

Great Course.