Analyze Financial Data with Python
Level up in financial analytics by learning Python to process, analyze, and visualize financial data.
Includes Python, Portfolio Optimization, Financial APIs, NumPy, Financial Statistics, MatPlotLib, and more.
Time to complete7 weeks
Certificate of completionYes
About this skill path
The best analysts at banks and hedge funds rely on more than Excel to efficiently process data and produce recommendations. In this Skill Path, you will learn to process, analyze, and visualize financial data with Python, one of the most popular programming languages in the world. Along the way, you’ll produce case studies and presentations to demonstrate your new skills.
Skills you'll gain
- Optimize a portfolio with Python
- Automate financial analysis
- Produce visual reports
Syllabus6 units • 19 lessons • 17 projects • 16 quizzes
Introduction to Python
Learn the basics of Python, one of the world’s most popular and powerful programming languages, and see how it can be utilized in Finance.
Introduction to NumPy
Learn the basics of NumPy, a Python package for handling large, multi-dimensional arrays and matrices, to quicken your financial analyses.
Introduction to Pandas
Learn the basics of Pandas, a Python package for data manipulation and analysis, and discover how to access financial data from APIs.
Visualizing Finance Data
Learn the basics of Matplotlib, a Python package for data visualization, and discover how to optimize a portfolio of stocks.
Learn the basics of Regression, a statistical modeling technique for estimating the relationships between variables.
Complete our capstone project that will test all of your financial and programming skills.
Hands-on learningDon't just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You'll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Projects in this skill path
Block LettersDisplay your initials on the screen in block letters and create an ASCII art.
Receipts for Lovely LoveseatsKeep receipts for your lovely loveseats. Programming is a treat with this sweet suite of feats! Use strings and numbers to save a catalog of furniture, then perform concatenation and math calculations to create a receipt.
NPV Analysis - Project GreenspaceHelp your team evaluate a potential project, and visualize changes to cash flows to assess how those changes can affect the attractiveness of a project.
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