I've read through most of the intro resources on Quantopian, but I was wondering if anyone here has recommendations for online courses that focus on Quant Trading? I found one class called Algorithmic Trading Strategies on Experfy that seems like the best option right now. Has anyone taken this class before?

  • $\begingroup$ A very warm welcome to Quant.SE and thank you for your question - pls. see my answer below: quant.stackexchange.com/a/34785/12 $\endgroup$
    – vonjd
    Commented Jun 20, 2017 at 16:02
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    $\begingroup$ Imho, you cannot learn quant trading in a course. But you can start learning the requirements for it in a course. Be aware that most of the time you will still have no knowledge about the assets you want to trade at all. You should spend considerable time on that too! $\endgroup$
    – vanguard2k
    Commented Jun 22, 2017 at 7:59
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    – vonjd
    Commented Jun 28, 2017 at 7:50

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Although not free, DataCamp has a very good reputation: they have a whole career track "Quantitative Analyst" with 12 courses altogether:

Quantitative Analyst with R
In finance, quantitative analysts ensure portfolios are risk balanced, help find new trading opportunities, and evaluate asset prices using mathematical models.

One of the courses is called "Financial Trading in R"

I have taken some of DataCamp's courses myself (e.g. machine learning for R and Python) and would in general recommend it. I also use it as part of my teaching R in my data sciences classes at my university.

  • $\begingroup$ I haven't had this particular course, but I will also highly recommend DataCamp. $\endgroup$
    – Sanjay
    Commented Feb 13, 2019 at 19:57
  • $\begingroup$ @vonjd Hello. What do you think of the masters in financial engineering program offered by WorldQuant University $\endgroup$
    – Amr
    Commented Nov 11, 2023 at 17:16

It depends what you want to do with your knowledge after completing a course and your background. Do you want to end up with a degree and hence improve your future career opportunities (get a job in a hedge fund) or do you want to jump start and trade on your own? For the latter I would suggest The Python Quants: http://training.tpq.io/algo_brochure.pdf If you want to take it all the way, then consider taking a masters degree over two years at WorldQuant University: https://wqu.org/


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