Construct Stock Market Indices

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Use Google Finance to import stock price data

Identify the free float of the stock

Use free-floated weighting to construct an index

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Clock2 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to use Google Finance to import stock price data, identify the free float of the stock, use free-floated weighting to construct an index. 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 Analysis
  • Stocks

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. What is a stock market index?

  2. Importing data with Google Finance

  3. Free-float index weighting

  4. Calculating index prices

  5. Graphing the results

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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