Python for Finance

This course will take your analytical thinking to the next level by blending programming skills in Python and financial theory, while working with real-world data.








Course description

Python for Finance is the crossing point where programming in Python blends with financial theory. Together, they give you the know-how to apply that theory into practice and real-life scenarios. In a world where individuals and companies are aiming to become more and more autonomous, your ability to combine programming skills with financial data will allow you to create independent analyses. And that competency will give you an edge over your competitors or in your personal investments. To prepare you for these multi-faceted challenges, this course provides the relevant topics in financial theory and their hands-on application in Python.


Using Regressions for Financial Analysis

Understanding rates of return and risk is not all there is about finance. Working with regression analysis is a must, and you will see that Python only helps you to be quicker and more precise when doing such estimations.


Markowitz Portfolio Optimization

One of the main pillars of modern finance is the Markowitz Portfolio Theory. It relates to building a portfolio optimization model, which is quite a complex task mathematically. However, you can see once more how Python can make such a challenge manageable, so long as we stick to theory and are careful at each step while coding.


Multivariate Regression Analysis

While in Section 4 we deal with simple regression analysis, here we will take this technique to the next level. As you can guess, multivariate regression analysis is more advanced, but is also more interesting, as it allows you to deal with more complex financial problems.


Monte Carlo Simulations as a Decision-Making Tool

You can’t consider yourself a full-fledged investor if you don’t know how to use Monte Carlo Simulations. All tools you’ve learnt so far in the course will be essential to your ability to embrace the advantages of this technique for visualizing the potential outcomes of financial operations and improving your estimation of the risk associated with them.