About this Specialization

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This Specialization equips individual investors and money managers with the skills required to develop their own trading strategies and test them. When you complete the Specialization, you’ll be ready to apply eight ready-made trading strategies, based on rigorous academic research, that have been shown to be. You’ll also be able to design your own trading strategy, back test it, and measure its performance.
Learner Career Outcomes
38%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
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.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
38%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
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.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Trading Basics

4.0
stars
1,254 ratings
331 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Trading Algorithms

4.6
stars
786 ratings
158 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Advanced Trading Algorithms

4.6
stars
414 ratings
51 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Creating a Portfolio

4.4
stars
224 ratings
31 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • 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.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule and experience level, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 5 months.

  • This Specialization is designed for beginners, and has no pre-requisites. The pace of the first courses is aimed at those with no prior knowledge of trading.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • After completing the specialization, you will be able to design your own strategies and back test them using real market data. You can also measure the performance of your strategy.

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