Some of the finest universities all over the globe are providing courses which traders may find interesting.
University of Oxford Algorithmic Trading Programme
The University of Oxford was recently ranked the number five university in the world, according to rankings by US News and World Report.
Now, the University of Oxford provides an on-line course in algorithmic trading.
Here is part of the description from its website:
“While algorithmic trading has been around for a long time, the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) has substantially accelerated its advance. This allows trading algorithms to find market efficiencies and better recognise profitable patterns of their own accord, making trades at a very high frequency. The performance of these algorithms, therefore, often exceeds those of professional traders and financial advisors.
“This online programme from Oxford Saïd equips you with a comprehensive understanding of the rules that drive successful algorithmic trading strategies and hedge funds, as well as a grounded introduction to financial theory and behavioural finance. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll learn four principles established by Programme Convenor Nir Vulkan, to guide you through the process of evaluating an algorithmic trading model. You’ll also discover what biases are present in the market and how these behavioural traits create exploitable patterns. On completion, you’ll have the ability to assess whether a trading model or fund is worth investing in.”
According to the prospectus, the course will cost 2,300 British Pounds, will last six weeks, and will have from eight to ten hours of course work weekly, all on-line.
“This programme will be beneficial to you if you’re already in the trading and investment space, or a professional not currently familiar with the algorithmic trading platform.” The course prospectus states, “The programme will also give you an introduction to the skills and procedures required to develop or implement your own algorithmic trading strategies. In addition to career or financial gains, this algorithmic trading programme will be of value to anyone interested in hearing from industry leaders and top systematic trading academics about their views on the key issues facing algorithmic systematic traders, as well as private and part-time traders who wish to improve their trading abilities. Upon successful completion of the algorithmic trading programme, you’ll receive verifiable proof of your competencies through a credible certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.”
The University of Toronto: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Investing
The University of Toronto in Canada was ranked nineteenth best university in the world in the most recent rankings by Times Higher Education.
The University of Toronto is offering a one-day seminar on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investing.
Here is from the website for the course.
“Would you like to learn the easiest way to get into cryptocurrency investing? Also, would you like to take advantage of the huge potential of the cryptocurrency market which is made possible through “fintech”? If your answers are yes to both questions, this workshop is for you.
“This one-day workshop will demystify the nuances of cryptocurrencies, the technology behind them, and provide a detailed analysis of the opportunities and risks associated with cryptocurrency investing. You’ll have the opportunity to walk through setting up an online account at an exchange to buy, sell, store and transfer Bitcoin, Ethereum and LiteCoin. Emerging techniques in valuation of cryptocurrencies and trends in the market will also be discussed.”
The website states this is what students should expect to learn.
- Identify the investment opportunities and risks in the digital currency markets
- Set up an online account at an exchange to buy, sell and store Bitcoin, Ethereum and LiteCoin
- Compare and contrast different digital currencies available in the market
- Estimate the value of digital currencies by using fundamental and technical analysis techniques
London School of Economics: Cryptocurrency and Disruption
The London School of Economics (LSE) was ranked ninety-third best English speaking university in the world, according to Unirank.
LSE is offering an on-line course entitled, “Cryptocurrency and Disruption.”
The website for the course notes, “The exponential growth and volatility of cryptocurrencies and the distributed ledger technology underpinning them has led to a global interest in crypto-assets and the distribution of digital wealth. Private organisations, financial service firms, governments, and regulatory bodies worldwide are taking note of this highly disruptive trend. In such a volatile environment, it can be difficult for businesses to make sense of, and accurately evaluate, cryptocurrencies and their uses.”
The prospectus notes that the course will cost 2,100 British Pounds, will last six weeks, and require seven to ten hours of course work weekly.
The prospectus further states, “This LSE course gives you a comprehensive understanding of what cryptocurrencies are, how they work, and the technology on which they’re built. You’ll learn how cryptocurrencies are affecting business innovation and the funding of startups, and compare digital currencies and cryptocurrency markets to their traditional counterparts. The role cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets will play in shaping the future of money and society is also investigated.”
“You’ll gain an understanding of the rapid evolution of the cryptoasset and digital currency markets, as well as the regulation and technologies surrounding them. This course will give you a new critical perspective on cryptoassets, and teach you theoretical frameworks that will remain relevant for years to come. Alongside expert insights and crypto use cases, you will also learn the theory behind cryptoassets and cryptocurrencies, as well as specific frameworks and models with which to analyse cryptoassets and other disruptive technologies.”