Calculate stock returns using stock price historical data
Calculate the average return of a stock and its volatility
Use Sharpe and Sortino Ratios to calculate risk-adjusted stock performance
Use Sharpe and Sortino Ratios to compare performances of different stocks
In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to compare the performance of different securities using financial statistics (normal distributions) and the Google Sheets toolkit to decide which one performed the best in terms of risk-to-return (risk-to-reward) metrics. This will teach you how basic risk management using quantitative analysis is done and is applied in calculating mean returns of the stock, variance, standard deviation, the Sharpe ratio, and Sortino Ratio. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We're currently working on providing the same experience in other regions. This course's content is not intended to be investment advice and does not constitute an offer to perform any operations in the regulated or unregulated financial market.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Preparing the data
Calculating mean returns and variance
Calculating Sharpe Ratio
Calculating Sortino Ratio
Visualizing the outcomes and drawing conclusions
Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required
In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step
It is a simple and easy course to understand and compare stock returns based on Sharpe and Sortino ratios. Very helpful for someone trying to understand the basics of stocks!
Amazing instructor and the teaching is done without any assumptions of the student having prior knowledge, implying every detail required to understand a topic is covered.
This is great and thank you very much. I am so eager to learn more about comparing stock and returns, and portfolio & risk management.
It was an wonderful experience and the only problem is with the desktop provided and I hope coursera will take care of it in future
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