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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Trading Basics by Indian School of Business

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584 ratings
132 reviews

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....

Top reviews

NS

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.

DB

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 Vijeth R

Feb 12, 2017

Very factual. Hard to grasp and follow.

By Kartik S

Jan 02, 2018

It takes more than one go at a video to comprehend, the teaching pace is very fast, the quizzes don't show where we went wrong and incorrect video editing/cutting skips some concepts.

The course is useful somewhat but needs a lot of improvement in terms of making students understand. Also, active participation in the discussion forum is healthy and appreciated from mentors.

By Subham K

Nov 15, 2019

The quiz questions were very difficult and different as taught in the videos.The topics should be taught with good examples not the bookish language.

By Vesa M

Dec 09, 2017

Materials are poorly constructed, difficult to follow and no explanations in certain cases for the background of the numbers

By VIKRAM K

Jun 24, 2017

Good attempt .. expect more examples and clarity .. reading out slides is not the best teaching method ..

By Scoodood

Dec 23, 2018

Confusing; Quiz with no solution, don't know if it is right or wrong; TA is not responding to messages

By Ioannis M

Dec 25, 2018

Not inspiring teaching methods,no good handouts,presentation skills.

By Kimberly C M

Dec 14, 2016

Kind of hard to follow. Explanation is

By Tianyu Z

Nov 04, 2018

No answer for the quiz

By Juan C G J

Feb 24, 2017

So monotonous

By Hardil

Sep 01, 2019

Too basic

By Lohit J

Jan 11, 2017

Its a very superficial course. It feels like the instructor is just reading out from some material. And it is not making it interesting to listen. The instructor is not putting in much effort to make student understand the concept. That's the reason for me to drop out in between the course. This course is not at all much informative and neither it is improving my grasp on the topic.

By Rahul K

Dec 17, 2017

The course is basic and is a must to build foundation. However, the course is not structured properly and the calculation and excels are missing from downloads. Also, solution to quiz is not available as there are certain solution and questions discussed in the video for which answers does not seem correct. Hence, giving 1 star purely for the content organization.

By Marc H

Apr 23, 2018

I'm sorry - but this is just extremely poor learning material. The Prof just spends minutes reading out numbers up to the 2nd decimal from the slides without any explanations as to how to implement it. Check the discussion forum for week 3, everybody seems stuck.

I was really looking forward to this course, but unfortunately it has been a complete waste of time.

By Anurag

May 18, 2019

The Course is highly monotonous and something not easily understandable due to that. Online videos are difficult but this has a very straight flat feeling to session that it is very difficult.

By Xitan Q

Aug 07, 2017

no math handout; some missing videos; quiz assessment seems to have issues; errors on the slides; no one is responding to any of the above mentioned issues.

By Graeme T

Mar 18, 2019

Very poor job at teaching the required information. You don't need a month's subscription of Coursera to read half of the articles on Investopedia.

By RAMESHWAR S

May 25, 2018

doesn't elaborate the content, not lucid, very difficult for a student from no commerce background not enough explanation provided

By David P G

Mar 06, 2018

It is BY FAR the worst course I have taken: zero didactic spirit, no answers in forums, test are full of errors, NO documentation

By Kalilur R

Jan 12, 2020

Need to have resources shared. Without examples and resources, this is a tough course as the video content is less.

By Arnav S

Jul 01, 2018

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

By Ashish A

Jun 25, 2017

I dont understand the need to cover basics of financial statement and valuation analysis for this course.

By Immadi N V S S

Mar 09, 2018

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

By Haoran W

Oct 12, 2017

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

By helliot j l v

Mar 03, 2019

examples must be share in excel and solver

quizes resolution must be share too