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About the Course

Course Overview: Python is now becoming the number 1 programming language for data science. Due to python’s simplicity and high readability, it is gaining its importance in the financial industry. The course combines both python coding and statistical concepts and applies into analyzing financial data, such as stock data. By the end of the course, you can achieve the following using python: - Import, pre-process, save and visualize financial data into pandas Dataframe - Manipulate the existing financial data by generating new variables using multiple columns - Recall and apply the important statistical concepts (random variable, frequency, distribution, population and sample, confidence interval, linear regression, etc. ) into financial contexts - Build a trading model using multiple linear regression model - Evaluate the performance of the trading model using different investment indicators Jupyter Notebook environment is configured in the course platform for practicing python coding without installing any client applications....

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Aug 3, 2019

Great course! Very didatic explanations about financial and statistical concepts also with some interesting practical Python for Finance! Looking forward for new courses from same Univ. and prof.!


Mar 28, 2022

Very useful introductury course into both python and statistic analysis wich allows you to create a simple trading strategy. It serves as a great first step but there is a long way to go still.

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By George S

Apr 13, 2020

First course I've completed using Coursera initially found it difficult to get to grips with embedded python, but quickly got to grips with it, really interesting course and a brilliant introduction to python and statistics for financial analysis think the course was really well structured.

By Goh S T

Apr 4, 2020

Generally a very informative course on how to use python for financial analysis. Some of the concepts are not clearly explained. Would recommend to have a little basic finance background and to have some ideas about statistics as these concepts are only vaguely explained during the course.

By Weiru S

Mar 31, 2021

The jupyter notebook embedded in the course is quite useful and can be replicated in real life experience, but it requires intermediate programming and statistics knowledge to better understand the content. Would be great if the lecturer could dive deeper into the pre-requisite knowledge.

By Pokman Y

Apr 19, 2020

Good and quick course for beginner to use python for financial analysis. The Jupyter Notebook is advanced development environment for python and academic/scientific researcher, but difficult for beginner. Would suggest to have a summary card for all the commands used during the course.

By John

Aug 5, 2020

Good pace, instructor at times is hard to understand, had to look at the transcript to understand some parts. Course only scratches the basic parts of python and statistics -- good beginner course, but may require small knowledge of python and basic statistics before beginning.

By Diego A C C

Jun 20, 2020

Es un curso que presenta conceptos interesantes sobre el mercado bursatil, y explica de manera clara la manera en que se pueden analizar los comportamientos de diferentes indices bursatiles. Es importante tener conceptos previos de estadística y algo de logica de programación.

By Ronald F

Feb 6, 2023

It's a great introduction course to Financial Analysis without much knowledge of Python. But some of the material might be slightly out-dated now and there are not much explanation at the latter half of the course especially on how to apply the model to other variations.

By Juan d D

May 24, 2020

The content of the course is really good.

The amount and density of the information for the last week is high. Specially compared with first week. Would be great if it could be balanced information per week.

Time to time the (English) pronunciation wasn't good enough.

By Deep S

Jun 2, 2020

The course has offer me a insight in Python in Statistics and how I can implement in the field of Finance.

Overall difficulty was moderate to high, Week 4 was way to difficulty, I would suggest that a person with Knowledge on Statistics should apply to this course

By Sergio J

Aug 21, 2020

I agree the content is extremely useful, especially, for people who are starting to learn about finance, and statistics. The only complain was that my expectations were rather a focus in python than in the finance concepts themselves. Overall, a great course

By Bryan M

Jun 10, 2020

It has been a really interesting course, but I expected to learn a way to get the signals using a price action analysis, or even identify some support/resistance areas. However, it has given me some ideas to continue with my learning.

Completely recommended!

By Julian W

Jan 9, 2020

Nice intro to using python in financial statistics. I dont have financial background so a lot of things were too complex for me. In general this course will not teach you statistics or python but will rather show potential in learning both of them together.

By Thomas M

Oct 15, 2022

Professor Wan was a great teacher. However, I believe that going in to more depth concerning the modules contained in jupyter notebook would be beneficial to better understand the actual mathematical processes behind the statistical analysis we performed.

By Eryk P

Jan 23, 2023

Very good course combining financial analysis with Python implementation! However, I've expected more of the own work in the Jupyter notebooks, rather than just running pre-made code. Besides that, well-taught course with real-life implementations.

By Wanyu W

Mar 9, 2022

It's easy for me.The only difficlut part is the knowledge of trading strategy. This is a basic class for some finacial students who didn't know how to use python to predict price and make decesions. What's more, adding more progamming is favorable.

By john s

Jul 3, 2021

good overview. some of the formulas were a bit hard to follow initially. need to plan to spend time on labs/examples to get the hang of it. a little more explanation of interpreting results would have been nice. overall, good course.

By Alvaro V T

Jan 23, 2021

The course was good, however the resources used are sometimes confusing and lack information

also, the tests have links and NONE of them work (at least on my computer)

In general, thank you for making this course available for everyone ;)

By Arash P

Aug 25, 2022

Thanks to professor and Coursera, this course was beneficial, although because of my lack of statistical knowledge, it was pretty time-consuming and hard to keep up with, though with a little study on the side it became possible.

By Prashant G

Dec 4, 2022

Course touch based on lot of good fundamentals and basic maths for finance. Also the Python coverage is very good. Some of the things I feel could improve

1. Abrupt jumps

2. Not explaining the rationale of formulas at many places.

By Robert B

May 17, 2022

Easy course to follow, just wish there was more 'do-it-yourself' parts vs. having all the code written already and all you have to do is run them. Overall, I learned quite a bit as the Professor was very detailed and concise.

By Francisco R

Apr 12, 2021

Too much too fast. I was having trouble keeping up in some lessons because i didn't know how to code in with Python in the first place. But overall, good course and use of statistics applied to finance modeling and analysis.

By Richie S

Sep 1, 2020

Good introduction to Financial Analysis. However people with no background in statistics may have trouble. Moving back and forth between lectures to recollect small details makes it a good learning tool.

Thanks Again!


Aug 19, 2021

The course true to its title and objectives and delivers a good understanding of the basics of python and statistics needed for financial analysis. An additional practice dataset for each week would be helpful.

By Gregório P d O

Jul 13, 2020

The course is very short and condensed, serving as an introduction to Finance with Python. More examples and exercises are needed to explain more about the topics, but overall it's pretty good and straightforward.

By Zacharias L

Mar 10, 2020

I have learned quite a lot from this course. Econometrics and statistics are an important part of Financial Analysis of course. I would prefer if the course drew more deeper into the mechanics of Python, however.