Jun 1st 2015

Introduction to Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics (Coursera)

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Learn mathematical and statistical tools and techniques used in quantitative and computational finance. Use the open source R statistical programming language to analyze financial data, estimate statistical models, and construct optimized portfolios. Analyze real world data and solve real world problems.

Learn mathematical, programming and statistical tools used in the real world analysis and modeling of financial data. Apply these tools to model asset returns, measure risk, and construct optimized portfolios using the open source R programming language and Microsoft Excel. Learn how to build probability models for asset returns, to apply statistical techniques to evaluate if asset returns are normally distributed, to use Monte Carlo simulation and bootstrapping techniques to evaluate statistical models, and to use optimization methods to construct efficient portfolios.

You'll do the R assignments for this course on, an online interactive learning platform that offers free R tutorials through learning-by-doing. The platform provides you with hints and instant feedback on how to perform even better. Every week, new labs will be posted.

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