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

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119 reviews

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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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.

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 Arnab B

Jan 16, 2018

Reduced 2 ratings because of week 3 which is highly unorganized.

By Alberto V M R M

Apr 11, 2018

Por momentos va demasiado rápido y los datos que da no están todo lo claro que deberían estar

By Mario R M

Feb 07, 2017

The course is excellent, but there is mistakes in quiz and the forum participation is null. Professor nor your staff reply the forums.

By Silvio J R G

Dec 28, 2016

The course is really interessant, I will like more practical examples to complement the theory.

By Shivam A

Feb 27, 2017

One of the best lecture series for beginners like me. Some of the statistical concepts should have been explained better, but once you get past that, you appreciate the logic in the trading system.

By Vijeth R

Feb 12, 2017

Very factual. Hard to grasp and follow.

By Daesik K

Jul 03, 2017

It was a good intro course. There were few typos in the presentations. Few courses do not provide a transcript. One thing I really didn't like is that there is no answer or explanation for a quiz. I used the discussion forum, yet there is still no reply.

By Knut H H

Nov 14, 2016

Skillful instructor, but terrible technical setup, and plenty of faults in the lecture slides in the videos. Also the audio-quality is poor.

By pallav s

Aug 13, 2017

The teacher spends more time on uncessary things like reciting the whole equation whih is clearly visible on the screen and topics which could have been expalined in a better way

By Prasad S

Jun 18, 2017

Good course for trading basics. would have rated 4 or above (if some typos on slides in week 3 & 4 are looked into)

By prathmesh j

Jan 26, 2017

the technicalities are not elucidated by giving practical examples in simple terms. For example, the FAMA FRENCH model has been explained thoroughly but not told how to apply in real market. Also , how to calculate the expected returns from a stock has been taught using beta , but whats the duration of the returns if one buys the stock in the middle of the year.( for example I calculate returns of a stock Q using CAPM and I get 15%, then how should I interpret this in the real market scenario where I am investing in the middle of the fiscal year.

By Onur Ö

Jan 19, 2017

Although it delves into key elements of trading where it really matters, course lacks explanation on some subjects. Course progresses monotonously.

By Kostas P

Jun 27, 2017

Good overview of trade basics

Presentation could be improved on passing on the message and less focusing on reading the numbers in the examples.

By Heytor B N

May 17, 2018

There's a lot of wrong or mistyped info during the course.

By Arturo M

Feb 04, 2017

A bit complex topics for just an introductory course.

Nevertheless interesting explanation on CAPM and ABT.

By Ramanuj C

Jun 01, 2019

There's no question on the quality of the course. It is very informative. But some content could have been better explained with supplementary reading exercises. The 4th week reading link is broken. The spreadsheet as promised in video is not provided. This could have been a more enjoyable session, had all the factors been kept into mind. I believe a revision is required for this course.

By Vasu C

Jun 19, 2019

I think the question and answers of week 4 quiz should be rechecked as there are some wrong answers.

By Ioannis M

Dec 25, 2018

Not inspiring teaching methods,no good handouts,presentation skills.

By Scoodood

Dec 23, 2018

Confusing; Quiz with no solution, don't know if it is right or wrong; TA is not responding to messages

By Tianyu Z

Nov 04, 2018

No answer for the quiz

By Vesa M

Dec 09, 2017

Materials are poorly constructed, difficult to follow and no explanations in certain cases for the background of the numbers

By Kartik S

Jan 02, 2018

It takes more than one go at a video to comprehend, the teaching pace is very fast, the quizzes don't show where we went wrong and incorrect video editing/cutting skips some concepts.

The course is useful somewhat but needs a lot of improvement in terms of making students understand. Also, active participation in the discussion forum is healthy and appreciated from mentors.

By VIKRAM K

Jun 24, 2017

Good attempt .. expect more examples and clarity .. reading out slides is not the best teaching method ..

By Juan C G J

Feb 24, 2017

So monotonous

By Kimberly C M

Dec 14, 2016

Kind of hard to follow. Explanation is