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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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UP
Jun 19, 2020

The tutor has clearly explained various concept of trading, investment and risk with examples. I have learned about finance ratio, cost, financial statement and trading.

SV
May 16, 2020

The course was taught in a really nice way with all the math presented clearly. The professor made sure that the topics were easy and at the same time relevant.

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By Venkata R S R

Apr 10, 2020

The course is good for those who already have some background in financial markets. The quizzes neither contain explanations nor showing which question put wrong by the candidate. It would be better to provide some explanations and also notes for the course. Some kind of material to revise at a later date.

By suraj p

Feb 21, 2019

Course is very good for beginners, but it has some mistakes which users has pointed out but hasn't been fixed.

Will recommend to fix the typo errors as receivers may be following up the in-correct teachings.

Thus 3 stars. Would have marked 5 star if the mistakes would had been fixed in time.

By Timothy L

Jul 26, 2017

Week 1 and Week 2 was good and informative. However, I feel a lot more information could be added and method to be implemented can be shown. Week 3 and Week 4, I felt so out of place, I feel it is unnecessary on this stage and also it was very hard to absorb the content.

By Daesik K

Jul 3, 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 Roberto S O

Feb 9, 2021

Its not very complete when thwy explain where do they get some results or answers. Also some of the information or numbers are wrong on the presentation. Poor video quality in some videos. But you learn about trading and thats the main goal of these course.

By Hiranyagarbh N

Jul 5, 2020

Instructor just reads the slides, no proper explanations. Would recommend refering investopedia to learn about basic financial concepts. Quizzes were hard, especially 2nd and 4th, insufficient info in many questions, and no proper feedback.

By Kalyan K S

Aug 2, 2020

Starting 2 weeks were good. Teaching was excellent, But main portion starts from WEEK 3 where Professor didn't explain well on the starting point of trading basics. So i was not able to acquire good knowledge and insights

By anishek a

Jun 14, 2020

its not like a trading basics its like a theory and theory telling formula without telling the meaning of that technical term . not good examples were given so understandng those things as a student is a tuff challenge

By Sujay A

Jul 23, 2020

There are a lot of topics where you need to understand the basics of statistics, this is not something everyone is aware off. The faculty just speaks out what is in the slides. There is no in-depth explanation.

By Juan P

Nov 29, 2020

The course is very simple and basic, which is good for starting the specialization. However, there are many errors in the slides, subtitles and video editing that makes difficult the understanding of subjects.

By Sandeep J

Mar 16, 2020

Week 1 and four are pretty useful. Week 3 is extremely confusing. In week 3 the instructor throws in a lot of jargon that has not been mentioned or explained previously. Overall learning experience was okay.

By Madhav J

Apr 25, 2020

the first two weeks are quite good and helpful, however while coming to the 3 rd and 4th week things get messy , there are no feedbacks given in the quiz as well as the information given is also blurry.

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 Stephan S

Apr 27, 2020

Probably it is a custutal problem, but I do not like a professor reading the numbers on a slide. The content of the course is really good, but for europeans the teaching style is unusual.

By Sukeerth M

May 13, 2020

As a beginner course into the specialization, this is really helpful, but there seem to be a lot of errors in videos and slides that the Prof was using. I just hope they can correct this

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 Somya A

Jul 19, 2020

the third week's video about the CAPM Model should be explained in more detail and the beta calculation too.

otherwise the course ave good information on the basics of trading.

By Raghav T

Jun 29, 2020

Should share a demo to help calculate during the course before the quiz. That allows for some practice for people who are not good with numbers. Just a suggestion.

By Guilherme C M M

Aug 2, 2020

The course was able to show some important fundamentals but I believe that it lacks a bit of reference and for week 03 the content was not so well prepared.

By Rithika

Jun 20, 2020

Lack of commitment by the professor on explaining other than reading out the script. This can be done by just sharing PDF's with us. The content was good.

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 om u

Jun 1, 2020

week 3 explanation and content was very poor. continuity wasn't maintained. weeks 1, 2 and 3 were decent. more practice should've been included.

By Ketan K

May 9, 2020

This course is not properly designed as it has various typos which makes it difficult to understand. Certain topics are not explained properly.

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 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.