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Python for Financial Analysis and Algorithmic Trading

Learn numpy , pandas , matplotlib , quantopian , finance , and more for algorithmic trading with Python!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 16h 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Welcome to Python for Financial Analysis and Algorithmic Trading! Are you interested in how people use Python to conduct rigorous financial analysis and pursue algorithmic trading, then this is the right course for you!
This course will guide you through everything you need to know to use Python for Finance and Algorithmic Trading! We’ll start off by learning the fundamentals of Python, and then proceed to learn about the various core libraries used in the Py-Finance Ecosystem, including jupyter, numpy, pandas, matplotlib, statsmodels, zipline, Quantopian, and much more!
 We’ll cover the following topics used by financial professionals:
•Python Fundamentals•NumPy for High Speed Numerical Processing•Pandas for Efficient Data Analysis•Matplotlib for Data Visualization•Using pandas-datareader and Quandl for data ingestion•Pandas Time Series Analysis Techniques•Stock Returns Analysis•Cumulative Daily Returns•Volatility and Securities Risk•EWMA (Exponentially Weighted Moving Average)•Statsmodels•ETS (Error-Trend-Seasonality)•ARIMA (Auto-regressive Integrated Moving Averages)•Auto Correlation Plots and Partial Auto Correlation Plots•Sharpe Ratio•Portfolio Allocation Optimization •Efficient Frontier and Markowitz Optimization•Types of Funds•Order Books•Short Selling•Capital Asset Pricing Model•Stock Splits and Dividends•Efficient Market Hypothesis•Algorithmic Trading with Quantopian•Futures Trading

You will learn

✓ Use NumPy to quickly work with Numerical Data
✓ Use Pandas for Analyze and Visualize Data
✓ Use Matplotlib to create custom plots
✓ Learn how to use statsmodels for Time Series Analysis
✓ Calculate Financial Statistics, such as Daily Returns, Cumulative Returns, Volatility, etc..
✓ Use Exponentially Weighted Moving Averages
✓ Use ARIMA models on Time Series Data
✓ Calculate the Sharpe Ratio
✓ Optimize Portfolio Allocations
✓ Understand the Capital Asset Pricing Model
✓ Learn about the Efficient Market Hypothesis
✓ Conduct algorithmic Trading on Quantopian


• Some knowledge of programming (preferably Python)
• Ability to Download Anaconda (Python) to your computer
• Basic Statistics and Linear Algebra will be helpful

This course is for

• Someone familiar with Python who wants to learn about Financial Analysis!
Head of Data Science at Pierian Training
Jose Marcial Portilla has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University and years of experience as a professional instructor and trainer for Data Science, Machine Learning and Python Programming. He has publications and patents in various fields such as microfluidics, materials science, and data science. Over the course of his career he has developed a skill set in analyzing data and he hopes to use his experience in teaching and data science to help other people learn the power of programming, the ability to analyze data, and the skills needed to present the data in clear and beautiful visualizations. Currently he works as the Head of Data Science for Pierian Training and provides in-person data science and python programming training courses to employees working at top companies, including General Electric, Cigna, The New York Times, Credit Suisse, McKinsey and many more. Feel free to check out the website link to find out more information about training offerings.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 16h 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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