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Introduction to Financial Concepts in Python

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Using Python and NumPy, learn the most fundamental financial concepts.

Understanding the basic principles of finance is essential for making important financial decisions ranging from taking out a student loan to constructing an investment portfolio. Combining basic financial knowledge with Python will allow you to construct some very powerful tools. You'll come out of this course understanding the time value of money, how to compare potential projects and how to make rational, data-driven financial decisions.


The Time Value of Money
-Learn about fundamental financial concepts like the time value of money, growth and rate of return, discount factors, depreciation, and inflation.

Making Data-Driven Financial Decisions
-In this chapter, you will act as the CEO of a company, making important data-driven financial decisions about projects and financing using measures such as IRR and NPV.

Simulating a Mortgage Loan
-You just got married, and you're looking for a new home in Hoboken, New Jersey. You will build a mortgage payment simulator to estimate your mortgage payments and analyze different possible economic scenarios.

Budgeting Application
-You just got a new job as a data scientist in San Francisco, and you're looking for an apartment. In this chapter, you'll be building your own budgeting application to plan out your financial future.

Taught by

Dakota Wixom

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