About this Specialization

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This Specialization is for finance professionals, including but not limited to hedge fund traders, analysts, day traders, those involved in investment management or portfolio management, and anyone interested in gaining greater knowledge of how to construct effective trading strategies using Machine Learning. Alternatively, this specialization can be for machine learning professionals who seek to apply their craft to quantitative trading strategies. The courses will teach you how to create various trading strategies using Python. By the end of the Specialization, you will be able to create quantitative trading strategies that you can train and implement. You will also learn how to use reinforcement learning strategies to create algorithms that can update and train themselves. To be successful in this Specialization, 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 a basic knowledge of financial markets (equities, bonds, derivatives, market structure, hedging).

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 17 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 17 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

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When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Trading, Machine Learning & GCP

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258 ratings
85 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Using Machine Learning in Trading and Finance

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88 ratings
26 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Reinforcement Learning for Trading Strategies

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39 ratings
10 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • To be successful in this course, you should have a basic competency in Python programming and familiarity with the Scikit Learn, Statsmodels and Pandas library. 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).

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