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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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Jan 08, 2017

Good insights and must for a person who is seriously interested in trading ,\n\nAny one with a zero knowledge of finance can also take this course.


Aug 17, 2017

It is perfect for even beginners to learn basics of trading fundamentals and apply it for advanced studies. Recommend this to everyone.

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By Ankit S

Nov 23, 2016

important -- do take

By Bharat B

Apr 02, 2017

A good course with thorough knowledge of the basic terminology required for trading

By Pramesh P

Dec 27, 2017

Great course for a beginner trader!!

By Joakim H

Mar 24, 2017

Very happy with this course! It was easy to follow with a good mix of theory and examples.


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 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 Mudita B

Aug 12, 2018










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 Louis A

May 29, 2019

Très bon cours


Jul 22, 2019

Trading basics course is wonderfully designed to capture the fundamental and execution of actual trading.

By Carlos A C A

Jul 20, 2019

It was a very demanding course, I recognize that I had to work hard to achieve it, I definitely learned a lot. Thanks for the opportunity and the knowledge acquired.

By Parag S

Jul 25, 2019

Concise and accurate

By Dr. R

Aug 08, 2019

Excellent course

By Oussema G

Aug 19, 2019

Clear and brief

By yogesh b

Jan 13, 2019

effectively covers the basic part of trading

By Ankit c

Nov 19, 2019

Informative course .

By Harsh M

Oct 22, 2019

Nice Course and really helpful

By Vikas Y

Nov 10, 2019

Quizzes are a bit time-consuming. More of a calculator work than learning. Otherwise, the course is great.

By Akshay M

Dec 30, 2018

Few errors in the video content.

By Joanne

Feb 27, 2019

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

By Varun B

Dec 23, 2018

While the course provides a relevant insight into the key aspects of investments and trading, the end of week quiz does not provide a holistic representation of the topic covered in the course

By Chukwudi U

Dec 24, 2018

The content needs some updates.

By Himanshu G

Jan 30, 2018

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

By Arjit B

Sep 25, 2017

Some technical improvements can be made otherwise good


Jan 19, 2017

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