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About the Course

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....

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Jul 24, 2020

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!


Jul 14, 2020

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.

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By Vishesh A

Jun 22, 2020

The project is extremely basic. The instructor's accent is a bit hard to understand but you'll get used to it in a while. It'll hardly take 30 minutes to 1 hour for completing the project. The cloud desktop will misbehave a bit and is slow to react. Login using your Google account, and open the Google Sheet in your personal device instead of using the cloud interface if you want a smooth experience.

By Taenchiki S

Apr 5, 2021

This project could have been much better if it was focussed on the different ways to compare stock performance & related risks. Too much time is spent on explaining simple Google Sheet manipulations.

By Nilanjana B

Sep 9, 2021

T​he project is good, but explanation of the instructor is not upto the mark. There are certain things you will need to learn or read from google. so, overall its good.

By Alex T

Aug 2, 2020

The instructor was very hard to understand, and the content was not explained thoroughly. The ideas presented were interesting though!

By Sujeet K S

May 31, 2020

Project explanation was quite good but was expecting more content and bit more explanation about free risk return and its calculation.

By N A Q

Sep 6, 2020

I feel difficulty in finding the Excel in which respective instructor done the exercise

By Akshat T

Jul 29, 2020

can be more informative and detailed and also have more access options

By Naman D

Aug 3, 2020

Too short but other than that, the learning curvature was great.

By Avinash S

Jun 4, 2020

There is very basic things not much to learn.


Aug 8, 2020

Too easy project! Nothing much learned

By Nikhil B

Aug 15, 2020

Good for stock comparing

By Dylan S

Aug 11, 2020

I think the Subject is great and I was really looking forward to taking this but it seems as though there are a lot of technical issues. I couldn't follow along because I couldn't find the files to download, the videos would work, when the videos did work they would pause in the middle and I couldn't gather the necessary information to complete the course or learn what I wanted form it.

By Vedant L

Jun 17, 2020

the instructor is not good. his voice and what he means is also not clear but in overall its nice n short

By Rohit K

Aug 31, 2021

While calculating the downside standard deviation, the instructor puts 0 for positive values and this will give a wrong value while using the stdv formula and that will result in whole calculation of sortino ratio going wrong

By Bill S

Jul 12, 2021

Unable to find assignment material. Contacted help desk without any explanation. I would like to take the course but can not get the material required.

By Sean D

Jul 21, 2020

Subpar course & clunky flow with the instructor. Would not recommend.

By Aafreen S

Jul 12, 2020

google sheet was not available