Skill Path

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.

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  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    27 hours
  • Certificate of completion

  • Prerequisites


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


6 units • 19 lessons • 17 projects • 16 quizzes
  • 1

    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.

  • 2

    Introduction to NumPy

    Learn the basics of NumPy, a Python package for handling large, multi-dimensional arrays and matrices, to quicken your financial analyses.

  • 3

    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.

  • 4

    Visualizing Finance Data

    Learn the basics of Matplotlib, a Python package for data visualization, and discover how to optimize a portfolio of stocks.

  • 5


    Learn the basics of Regression, a statistical modeling technique for estimating the relationships between variables.

  • 6


    Complete our capstone project that will test all of your financial and programming skills.

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