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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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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.

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 Homero A A M

Aug 13, 2018

I find it great, I just cannot downloaded the additional resources such as some Excel's, referred in the videos.

By Hardil

Sep 1, 2019

Too basic

By Kanishk R

Apr 9, 2020

Formulas are thrown like candies. There is no rational or a moment of pause to reflect on what has been just said. Its just plain reading out of the slides. Also if you make it to quiz week 2 you will get to know that most of the questions wont be solved by the formulas that were thrown at you in the week. Pathetic course offering and this was the first time I think i wasted my time on coursera.

By Dmitry K

Apr 17, 2020

The course is a waste of time. What you see on slides doesn't match to what the instructor says.

The instructor just read the numbers from slides without any explanation.

Modules are not connected to each other at all.

I finished this course only to remove it from the 'in progress' folder.

By Norberto V

Apr 8, 2020

the teacher uses wrong data and contradictory formulas.

it does not include the job spreadsheet or any additional resources.

the accent of english is very bad

By Lester L

Mar 16, 2020

Lots of bugs and errors in the lecture and quizzes are wrong. There are better courses out there - save your money and time.

By Arnav S

Jul 1, 2018

The professor just reads off the screen, there is no logical explanation as to why a certain thing is taking place.

By Immadi N V S S

Mar 9, 2018

Not an enjoyable course. It is too much of just reading what is on slide and no explaining whatsoever.

By Haoran W

Oct 11, 2017

The instructor is essentially reading slides, without any interpretation from his perspective.

By Victor C G d O

Mar 23, 2020

This is not a course. it is just one guy that has been recorded reading a teleprompter

By Ana G

Aug 4, 2020

Too many formulas and not useful info to start trading!!!

By Siarhei D

Feb 10, 2018

There are many mistakes or typo in the course.

By Moise M

Apr 2, 2020


I'd like b unenroll from this course

By Vinamra A

Nov 24, 2017

needs serious improvements

By Sai P G

May 30, 2019

Worst payment technique

By Vladimír V

Jun 11, 2019

Horrible sound


Nov 27, 2017

Es un curso importante para los que estamos interesados en aprender sobre este tema, explica aspectos y términos que desconocía, deseo aprender mas por un precio accesible, confieso que no domino el idioma ingles, pero eso no ha sido limitante para hacer el esfuerzo por entender y aprobar. Gracias Coursera, Gracias ISB, GRACIAS MAESTRO.

By Rehanuddin S

Apr 13, 2020

The course content was awesome...I only have some background in the finance field and all the theory in this course felt pointless... but after thorough research of every topic and a lot of reading...each and every topic of this course started to make sense and it was awesome learning these things.....

By Bogdan I

Oct 22, 2018

Hello! Thanks for sharing this course, it is really useful for those who are just starting in finance and investments. I would recommend to split some video lectures by small quizzes of 2-3 questions to practice on concrete topic and in the end to check knowledge learned for the week. Thanks!

By Prateek S

Jul 27, 2020

In quiz 4 there is an error in data - at 11:59 bid-ask spread is given 36.2 & 36.05 it should be 36.02 & 36.05

Overall course is good for a beginner but week 3 is like a sudden jump it would be better if you could increase the difficulty not too gradual (Problem only in week-3 rest was good).


Apr 13, 2020

First, I want to thank the lessons taught by INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSSINES.I think the initial course could be improved by attaching Excel files to perform the explained calculations of all Operations and finally more examples of calculations. I sent you a great greeting from Peru.

By Andrés C F

May 16, 2021

Excelente curso, muy matemático y preciso, se aprende desde a comprender los primeros conceptos básicos sobre los estados financieros hasta calcular los costos, algunos vídeos deben verse más de una vez para llegar a una comprensión total, principalmente si no hablas inglés.

By Kanahaiya

May 2, 2020

This course basically provides a fundamental analysis of share and how to analyze a company performance, which is quite beneficial. Overall experience is good, but can be explained more and detailed so that people with non-financial background can have some advantages.

By Atindra G

Jul 18, 2017

Its a very nice course. This course is must for any one who wants to pursue career in trading. Professor's teaching methodology is really commendable. I would recommend you to take this course. Thank you Coursera.

By sapron s

Mar 9, 2021

A huge thanks to Prof. Ramabhadran Thirumalai at IBS for giving expert insight into the basics of Trading in emerging markets, and also to Coursera for providing a wholesome platform for pursuing this course.