This course is for finance professionals, investment management professionals, and traders. Alternatively, this course can be for machine learning professionals who seek to apply their craft to trading strategies. At the end of the course you will be able to do the following: - Understand the fundamentals of trading, including the concept of trend, returns, stop-loss and volatility - Understand the differences between supervised/unsupervised and regression/classification machine learning models - Identify the profit source and structure of basic quantitative trading strategies - Gauge how well the model generalizes its learning - Explain the differences between regression and forecasting - Identify the steps needed to create development and implementation backtesters - Use Google Cloud Platform to build basic machine learning models in Jupyter Notebooks To be successful in this course, you should have a basic competency in Python programming and familiarity with pertinent libraries for machine learning, such as Scikit-Learn, StatsModels, and Pandas. Experience with SQL will be helpful. You should have a background in statistics (expected values and standard deviation, Gaussian distributions, higher moments, probability, linear regressions) and foundational knowledge of financial markets (equities, bonds, derivatives, market structure, hedging).