Compare Stock Returns with Google Sheets

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In this Guided Project, you will:

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

Clock3 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

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.

Skills you will develop

Financial Data AnalysisCapital MarketQuantitative Analysis

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Preparing the data

  2. Calculating mean returns and variance

  3. Calculating Sharpe Ratio

  4. Calculating Sortino Ratio

  5. Visualizing the outcomes and drawing conclusions

How Guided Projects work

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

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