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Skills you will gain

Python ProgrammingStock MarketPandasInvestment
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 23 hours to complete

Suggested: 8-12 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Portfolio Management and Market Mechanics

In this module, you will understand the course content from a portfolio manager's viewpoint, the incentives for portfolio managers, types of hedge fund, and how to assess fund performance; Also, you will gain insight into market orders, the basic infrastructure of an exchange, and computational components of a hedge fund. ...
Reading
13 videos (Total 113 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video13 videos
Course Overview 7m
Incentives of Portfolio Managers 11m
Metrics for Assessing Fund Performance 10m
Metrics for Assessing Fund Performance 7m
Data Manipulation - Demo7m
How Prices Move Up and Down 9m
The Order Book 11m
Hedge Funds and Arbitrage 7m
Computing Inside a Hedge Fund 13m
Interview: Paul Jiganti Part 1 7m
Interview: Paul Jiganti Part 2 8m
Interview: Paul Jiganti Part 3 9m
Reading6 readings
Consent Form10m
Syllabus10m
Course Resources10m
Python Tutorials10m
Key Terms and Support Resources10m
Get More from Georgia Tech10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Portfolio Management and Market Mechanics10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Company Worth, Capital Assets Pricing Model and QSTK Software Overview

In this module, you will learn how to value a company, and an overview of the theory Capital Assets Pricing Model (CAPM), its assumptions, implications and how you can apply it in fund management. Finally, you will learn to install QSTK Software. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 88 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
How and Why News Affects Prices 7m
Fundamental Analysis of Company Value 7m
Capital Assets Pricing Model 10m
CAPM: What is Beta? 11m
How Hedge Funds Use CAPM13m
Installing QSTK on Windows 11m
Installing QSTK on a Mac (no audio)14m
Reading3 readings
Key Terms and Support Resources10m
QSTK Installation Guide10m
Earn a Georgia Tech Badge/Certificate/CEUs10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Install QSTK4m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Manipulating Data in Python and QSTK

In this module, you will learn how to work with financial data, create a portfolio and optimize a portfolio using Python with Numpy library as well as QSTK and the Pandas library....
Reading
10 videos (Total 109 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Manipulating Data in Python with Numpy Part 2 13m
Manipulating Data in Python with Numpy Part 3 10m
Manipulating Data in QSTK Part 114m
Manipulating Data in QSTK Part 25m
Interview with Sosnoff Part 1 10m
Interview with Sosnoff Part 2 9m
Interview with Sosnoff Part 3 15m
Assess and Optimize a Portfolio Overview Part 1 10m
Assess and Optimize a Portfolio Overview Part 2 8m
Reading1 reading
Practice Activity: Portfolio Optimization10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Assess and Optimize a Portfolio20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Efficient Markets Hypothesis and Event Studies, Portfolio Optimization and the Efficient Frontier

In this module, you will learn about information may affect equity prices and company value, understand efficient market hypothesis and how event studies work; Also, you will learn about the inputs and outputs of a portfolio optimizer, correlation and covariance, Mean Variance Optimization, and the Efficient Frontier. ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 84 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
3 Versions of Efficient Markets Hypothesis 9m
Event Studies 8m
Event Studies in QSTK 17m
Optimization Overview 6m
The Inputs and Outputs of a Portfolio Optimizer 5m
The Importance of Correlation and Covariance 6m
The Efficient Frontier 5m
How Optimizers Work 8m
Review Preparation8m
Reading1 reading
Research Papers and Event Profiler Tutorial10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Event Studies22m

Instructor

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Dr. Tucker Balch

Associate Professor
School of Interactive Computing

About Georgia Institute of Technology

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