This Specialization is for finance professionals
, including but not limited to: hedge fund traders, analysts, day traders
, those involved in investment management or portfolio management, and anyone interested in gaining greater knowledge of how to construct effective trading strategies using Machine Learning
. Alternatively, this specialization can be for machine learning professionals who seek to apply their craft to quantitative trading strategies
. The courses will teach you how to create various trading strategies using Python.
By the end of the Specialization, you will be able to create long-term trading strategies, short-term trading strategies, and hedging strategies. To be successful in this Specialization, you should have a basic competency in Python programming and familiarity with pertinent libraries for machine learning, such as Scikit-Learn, StatsModels, and Pandas. Experience with SQL will be helpful. You should have a background in statistics (expected values and standard deviation, Gaussian distributions, higher moments, probability, linear regressions) and foundational knowledge of financial markets (equities, bonds, derivatives, market structure, hedging).