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Computational Investing

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100% score on Computational Investing, Part 1 About a month ago or so I wrapped up the " Computational Investing , Part 1" course at Coursera.org. A few days ago the certificates have been released, so I figured, I write a post showing of my achievement and at the same time share my thoughts on the course. As the course name implies it is about using computation / computers to go about making investment decisions. The focus is on investing in stocks, but the principals taught in the course easily transfer to other equity types, like Mutual Funds , ETFs , Bonds, Foreign Currencies and maybe even to futures and options. The instructor of the course is Tucker Balch of the Georgia Institute of Technology . Tucker is truly passionate about the field and what I like most is his practical approach to the subject. All computational aspects of the course are done in the Python programming language and there is a Toolkit known as the QuantSoftware Toolkit aka QSTK that will do