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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 Pritamjay S

Jul 18, 2020

The course is well designed but at some places there are few discrepancies between the dictation and the content of the slides .

By Bharat S

Jun 29, 2020

there is some mistakes in the course. which is not expected from a well known B-school professor. hope you will change it soon.


Jul 25, 2019

Really good course, Starts from the very basics of accounting and goes onto building the foundations of the Equity market

By Priyanjit P

Aug 30, 2020

Great course. However there are few errors in some of the slides with respect to the numerical figures or calculations.


Jun 17, 2020

really it was very good to learn only the quiz part is lite bit not satisfied other than that everything is fantastic.

By Shubham G

May 2, 2020


First two weeks were great and laid a solid foundation.

Faculty seemed uninterested in the last two weeks.

By Mrqeoqqt

Jul 5, 2020

Thanks. The specification and the course is well designed.

Asset pricing models need more clarification.

By Muskaan P

Nov 9, 2019

Need to be a bit more informative on the basis of formulas usage. it is complicated for the new viewers.

By Pranjal J

May 11, 2020

there were some mistakes in numericals with respect to representation of figures please look into that

By Joanne

Feb 26, 2019

If the professor can provide the excel solver solution to clarify the calculation, that will be great.

By Amit B

Apr 25, 2018

Mixed review..

Few concepts really solved..few are still mystery..

But the faculty is really good..


Jul 3, 2020

week 4 second last lecture should be explained properly with more examples and depth explanation

By Ram K S

Jun 11, 2020

A bit technical course in Finance but well covered in the modules. Thanks to Prof. Ramabhadran.

By Harsh V

Sep 13, 2020

It was very knowledgeable and an excellent course. Although video quality should be improvised

By Omar A C V

Oct 12, 2020

Thanks to the teacher. Explains in a fairly clear way both theoretical and practical concepts

By Himanshu G

Jan 30, 2018

Course is really good but not much assignments are given so you have to practice on your own.


Jan 18, 2017

Muy basico pero se necesitan temas de estadistica previos para entender modelos como el CAPM.

By Checco W

Jan 1, 2018

This is quite useful although some of the numbers showed in the video or quiz is incorrect.

By Neelesh G

Nov 14, 2017

Its a nice course to understand the basics even for someone with non-finance background.

By ghalia a

Jun 13, 2020

the only problem was the sound system in week 4 , other than that everything was good .

By Phenomenal P

Sep 7, 2020

week 1 and week 2 are excellent intros. week 3 and 4 could be taught for a bit longer.

By Prashast M

Oct 28, 2017

the course was good. i felt that the class duration was very less to cover the topics

By Xena N

Jul 6, 2020

This is a wholesome course could have been better if the teaching wasn't monotonous.


May 7, 2020

could have added some more reading sources. apart from that, well-defined course.

By Shubham U

Jan 19, 2021

It was a bit fast paced. The part with numericals couldve been explained better.