Algorithmic Trading for Beginners
Gain an understanding of the theory and mechanics behind algorithmic trading and how to create a basic trading algorithm
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$199.00 $199 USD
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  • Over 2 hours of on-demand videos, interactive exercises, and real-life case studies
  • Build your very own trading algorithm
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In this Algorithmic Trading course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the theory and mechanics behind the most common algorithmic trading strategies, and learn the basic skills needed to create your own algorithm.

What will I learn?

  • Discover what algorithms are, why they’re useful, and considerations that go into trading with them
  • Identify the key data points needed to create algorithms and the best ways to discover and verify these points
  • Define specific investment parameters that go into creating an algorithm
  • Use fundamental and technical formulas to automate repetitive tasks
  • Create a basic algorithm that can be used as a base for a range of trading strategies

This course is designed for: traders from all experience levels who are looking to learn more about algorithmic trading and how to integrate it into your trading strategy

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Financial Assistance

Students and U.S. military may be eligible for reduced pricing. See this page for details about how to apply.

About the Instructor

Daniel Jassy
Daniel Jassy CFA

Daniel Jassy, CFA, worked on idea generation, due diligence and modeling as a portfolio manager for a long-only equity fund. He attended the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University. Daniel was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation in August of 2016 after passing levels I, II and III of the CFA ® exam. He currently designs and develops trading-analysis software, which provides an edge to portfolio managers by lowering execution costs.

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