Python for Finance – Financial Analysis

The Finance and Investment Industry is experiencing rapid change due to the rapid advancement of processing power, connectivity, and machine learning tools. Not only this, Finance and Investment are increasingly becoming a data-driven business, shifting from a math/formula-based business.

Intermediate 5(4 Ratings) 18 Students enrolled English-hindi
Created by Jobaaj Learnings
Last updated Mon, 17-Jan-2022
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Course overview

Why do you need to take this Python for Finance Course? The Finance and Investment Industry is experiencing rapid change due to the rapid advancement of processing power, connectivity, and machine learning tools. Not only this, Finance and Investment are increasingly becoming a data-driven business, shifting from a math/formula-based business.

How can you keep up?
You need to leave Excel behind to manage your Financial Data. Python and Pandas offer the opportunity for deep dives into Machine Learning, as well as becoming more efficient at work when you are dealing with Financial Data.
Learning Pandas from scratch is nearly as easy as learning Excel. Pandas is like Excel for Python. Due to its many features, Pandas appears to be more complicated than other tools. As you practice, you will become familiar with pandas and will be able to use them for managing financial data, for meeting the same goal Jobaaj Learnings introduced Advanced Python for Finance Course.

Significant Highlights of The Course

  • Deep Dive in Pandas, Financial Data, and Financial Concepts
  • Online video lectures
  • Quizzes for Practice
  • Taught by qualified Python professional
  • Projects at the end of the course


Why learn Pandas?

The workflows you usually carry out with Excel can be more efficiently done with Pandas. There may be dozens of lines of coding running automatically behind the scenes of Pandas, which is a high-level coding library. Pandas operations are typically wiped out in one line of code! However, you must learn and master Pandas in an order that enables you to understand more about what’s going on and realize the pitfalls (Don’ts) and remain compliant (DOs). Python/Panda coding is one of the most in-demand skills in Finance.

The difficulty level can be selected from the Python courses we offer:-

For getting started with Python you can choose our Python for Finance Level – 1 Course, there is no prior knowledge needed. In Python for Finance Level – 2 you’ll be learning to Import Financial Data from Free Web Sources, CSV, and Excel Files. Calculate Returns, Risks, and Correlations of Stocks, Indexes, and Portfolios. Calculate Simple Returns, Log Returns, and Annualized Returns and Risks. Learn how to construct your financial index (price, equal, or value-based). Optimize your stock portfolio Calculate Sharpe Ratio, Systematic Risk, Unsystematic Risk, Beta, and Alpha for stocks, indexes, and portfolios. Understanding Modern Portfolio Theory and Risk Diversification, thus allowing for Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). Insight into Mean-Variance Optimization (MVO) and how it is used in Real World (and why it is not used in many cases). Create customized charting with technical indicators (SMA, Candle Stick, Bollinger Bands, etc.) for the financial performance (e.g. Rolling Statistics, Simple Moving Averages, etc.)

What else do we offer?

  • Practical-oriented course
    There is a strong practical focus to the course lessons, and students work only with the existing programs to demonstrate the concepts. Every module ends with a Quiz containing practical questions related to the course, and students are encouraged to answer the questions before moving forward.
  • Quizzes for practice
    A quiz is also included at the end of every section of this course and the module end questions. We have also provided worksheets, assignments, and projects for practice.
  • Instructor support for questions
    Connect with Instructor via WhatsApp/Mail. Jobaaj understands that students will have questions about the course. It is also necessary for a healthy learning process, so we encourage students to ask their questions in the videos discussion forum. Every question will be answered as soon as possible.


Who can take this Course?

  • For Investment & Finance Professionals who are interested in transitioning from Excel to Python to boost their careers and work efficiency.
  • Finance Students and Researchers who learned to handle large datasets and reached the limits of Excel.
  • Data Scientists who want to improve their data handling/manipulation skills (in particular for statistical data).
  • Anyone interested in data science (financial).
  • Anybody who is interested in how Financial Performance is measured and how indices (stock) and portfolios are created, analyzed, visualized, and optimized. By using data examples instead of theories and formulas, it is easier to understand the concepts.

What will i learn?

  • Python for Finance
Curriculum for this course
115 Lessons 11:52:01 Hours
Numpy Crash Course
8 Lessons 01:40:00 Hours
  • Why Numpy? Numpy Array VS Python List
  • How to Use Numpy
  • Basic Operations in Numpy
  • Numpy 2D Array
  • Numpy Arrays: Boolean Indexing
  • Generating Random Numbers
  • Performance Issues
  • Statistics in Numpy
Introduction to Pandas
8 Lessons 01:30:00 Hours
  • Intro to Pandas/Tabular Data
  • Inspection of Data
  • Built-in Functions, Attributes and Methods
  • Where we can get DATA From
  • Selecting Columns
  • Selecting Rows with Square Brackets (not advisable)
  • Selecting Rows with iloc (position-based indexing)
  • Pandas Cheat Sheet
Different ways of Importing Data Using Pandas
6 Lessons 01:06:04 Hours
  • Using pd.read_csv to import csv files
  • Using pd.read_csv to import messy csv-files
  • Importing Data from Excel with pd.read_excel()
  • Importing messy Data from Excel with pd.read_excel()
  • Importing Data from the Web with pd.read_html()
  • Creating IPL Dataset using pd.read_html()
Cleaning Data Using Pandas
12 Lessons 02:07:30 Hours
  • First Steps of Data Cleaning - Data Inspection
  • Different ways of formatting and Cleaning string Data
  • Typecasting - Changing datatypes using astype()
  • What are null, NA, NaN values?
  • How to detect the null values in large datasets?
  • Removing null values without affecting the Dataframe
  • How null values can be replaced?
  • Intro and detection of Duplicates
  • Handling the duplicate data in a Dataframe
  • What are outliers? How to find an Outlier?
  • Best ways of handling an Outlier?
  • Compressing data size using categorical dtype
Deep Dive in Pandas
13 Lessons 01:58:45 Hours
  • Dropping Rows and Columns using Pandas
  • Adding new Columns using Square Brackets
  • Case study for Arithmetic Operations on NITI Ayog Data
  • Best possible ways to create a DataFrame
  • Adding new Rows (Custom Data)
  • Merging, Joining and Concatenating Dataframes
  • Manipulating Elements in a DataFrame
  • Introduction to GroupBy Operations
  • Splitting with many Keys
  • split-apply-combine
  • split-apply-combine applied
  • Hierarchical Indexing with Groupby
  • stack() and unstack()
Time Series in Pandas
7 Lessons 01:19:21 Hours
  • Getting started with the Time Series Dataset
  • Types of converting str to datetime object
  • Analysis and Visualization of Timeseries Data
  • Using Indexing and Slicing in Time Series Data
  • fixed frequency DatetimeIndex using pd.date_range()
  • Using resample() to Downsampling Time Series
  • Time Series Using yfinance and resample()
Importing Financial Data from Yahoo Finance
11 Lessons 01:35:44 Hours
  • Getting Data of TESLA Stock by YFinance
  • Customising the Stock Data by YFinance
  • Stock Split and Dividends by YFinance
  • Exporting to CSV/ Excel File by YFinance
  • Importing multiples stocks and Financial Indexes Data by YFinance
  • Importing Currency Exchange & CryptoCurrency Data by YFinance
  • Importing ETFs and MF Data by YFinance
  • Stock Fundamentals, Meta Info and Performance Metrics by YFinance
  • Financials (Balancesheet, Cashflows, P&L) by YFinance
  • Put and Call Options by YFinance
  • Stream Real Time data from YFinance
Financial Data - Essential Workflows (Risk, Return & Correlation)
6 Lessons 00:34:37 Hours
  • Getting the Data ready - Initial inspections
  • Time Series Normalization
  • Using shift, diff and pct_change method
  • Measuring Stock Performance with MEAN Returns and STD of Returns
  • Financial Time Series – Return and Risk
  • Financial Time Series – Covariance and Correlation
Advanced Techniques (Rolling Statistics & Reporting) on Financial Data
14 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Importing Financial Data from Excel
  • Simple Moving Averages (SMA) with rolling()
  • Momentum Trading Strategies with SMAs
  • S&P 500 Performance Reporting – rolling risk and return
  • S&P 500: Investment Horizon and Performance
  • Simple Returns vs. Log Returns
  • The S&P 500 Return Triangle
  • The S&P 500 Dollar Triangle
  • The S&P 500 “Weather Radar”
  • Exponentially-weighted Moving Averages (EWMA)
  • Expanding Windows
  • Rolling Correlation
  • rollling() with fixed-sized time offsets
  • Merging / Aligning Financial Time Series (hands-on)
Creating and Analysing Financial Indexes
9 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Financial Indexes
  • Getting the Data
  • Price-Weighted Index – Theory
  • Creating a Price-Weighted Stock Index with Python
  • Equal-Weighted Index
  • Market Value-Weighted Index – Theory
  • Creating a Market Value-Weighted Stock Index with Python
  • Comparison of weighting methods
  • Price Index vs. Performance/Total Return Index
Create, Analyze and Optimize Financial Portfolios
5 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Getting the Data
  • Creating many random Portfolios with Python
  • What is the Sharpe Ratio and a Risk Free Asset?
  • Finding the Optimal Portfolio
  • Sharpe Ratio – visualized and explained
Modern Portfolio Theory & Asset Pricing (CAPM, Beta, Alpha, SLM & Risk divers.)
5 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Capital Market Line (CML) & Two-Fund-Theorem
  • The Portfolio Diversification Effect
  • Systematic vs. unsystematic Risk
  • video coming soon
  • video coming soon
Forward-looking Mean-Variance Optimization & Asset Allocation
5 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Mean-Variance Optimization (MVO)
  • It´s not that simple – Part 1 (Investments 101 vs. Real World)
  • Changing Expected Returns
  • It´s not that simple – Part 2 (Investments 101 vs. Real World)
  • Cyclical vs. non-cyclical Stocks – another Intuition on Beta
Interactive Financial Charts with Plotly and Cufflinks
6 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Creating Graphs
  • Interactive Price Charts with Plotly
  • Customizing Plotly Charts
  • Interactive Histograms with Plotly
  • Candle-Stick and OHLC Charts with Plotly
  • SMA and Bollinger Bands with Plotly
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  • Afreen Khan
    The course is very good if you want to understand financial data with the use of pandas. The explanations are very clear. It is very easy to follow the course with kaggle notebook. I enjoyed it very much.
  • Manish Dixit
    This is a helpful guide to analyzing financial data using Python. In the training, the trainer describes in detail how to calculate different metrics (return, risk, correlations, portfolio optimization, etc.), get data, and customize charts. Overall, this training course was excellent.
  • Anurag Singh
    Despite all the information, which is a lot, he manages to deliver it in an excellent manner. He explains everything in great detail and one practically cannot get lost (even with all this information, which is a lot). There is a lot of information included in the course. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Pandas.
  • Deepesh Tyagi
    It is by far the most comprehensive course on using Python/Pandas with financial data sets. I highly recommend it because everything is clear and concise, without getting bogged down in finance theory.
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