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Algorithmic Trading and Stocks Essential Training

Instructor: Michael McDonald

Many stock market trades are conducted with algorithms, computer programs that buy or sell stocks according to mathematical formulas. These equity trades happen at a speed and frequency that humans cannot replicate. It’s important for finance professionals and everyone who invests in the stock market to know how these algorithms work. In this course, Professor Michael McDonald shows how to develop a back-tested, rules-based trading strategy and program a simple trading algorithm of your own. Professor McDonald goes over the basics of securities markets, from stocks, bonds, and derivatives to predicting values with regressions. He explains investing and securities, including case studies and a chance to visually examine trading relationships. He shares the steps to build your own algorithms, then goes over buying and selling with an algorithm, expanding the algorithm to other securities, and analyzing scenarios in investing. Plus, Professor McDonald covers practical examples of trading with algorithms.

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