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Artificial Intelligence for Trading

Complete real-world projects designed by industry experts, covering topics from asset management to trading signal generation. Master AI algorithms for trading, and build your career-ready portfolio.

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Pre-requisites : In order to succeed in this Nanodegree program, we strongly recommend that you have following prerequisites.

You should have some experience programming with Python, and be familiar with statistics, linear algebra, and calculus.

Python programming knowledge

  • Basic data structures
  • Basic Numpy

Intermediate statistical knowledge

  • Mean, median, mode
  • Variance, standard deviation
  • Random variables, independence
  • Distributions, normal distribution
  • T-test, p-value, statistical significance

Intermediate calculus and linear algebra knowledge

  • Integrals and derivatives
  • Linear combination, linear independence
  • Matrix operations
  • Eigenvectors, eigenvalues

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In case you feel unsure about the program, we offer a full refund on cancelling within 7 days of classroom opening.
  • Term 1

    Term 1 : Basic

    Quantitative Trading

    Learn the basics of quantitative analysis, and work on real-world projects from trading strategies to portfolio optimization.

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      ₹ 49900

  • Term 2 : Advanced

    AI Algorithms in Trading

    Learn how to analyze alternative data and use machine learning to generate trading signals. Run a backtest to evaluate and combine top performing signals.

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      ₹ 49900

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Quantitative Trading

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Course content

Best in-class content by industry leaders in the form of bite-size videos and quizzes.

Course Syllabus
  • Basic Quantitative Trading

    Learn about market mechanics and how to generate signals with stock data. Work on developing a momentum-trading strategy in your first project.

  • Advanced Quantitative Trading

    Learn the quant workflow for signal generation, and apply advanced quantitative methods commonly used in trading.

  • Stocks, Indices, and ETFs

    Learn about portfolio optimization, and financial securities formed by stocks, including market indices, vanilla ETFs, and Smart Beta ETFs.

  • Factor Investing and Alpha Research

    Learn about alpha and risk factors, and construct a portfolio with advanced optimization techniques.


Industry relevant projects + unlimited project reviews by our global reviewers

Project 1
  • Trading with momentum
Project 2
  • Breakout Strategy
Project 3
  • Smart Beta and Portfolio Optimization
Project 4
  • Alpha Research and Factor Modeling


We guide and support you throughout your learning journey through these services.

  • Search-based Q&A forum
Project reviews & feedback
  • Receive actionable feedback from expert project reviewers until you get your code right!
Dedicated Personal Mentor
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Weekly Live Sessions
  • All benefits of a real classroom every week.
Personalized learning plan
  • Study plans that fits your schedule.


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Chung Yeung K.

Absolutely. I learned practical knowledge, techniques, and skills in searching alpha as well as risk factors. Project 7 and project 8 are my favorites. Good work Udacity.

Jonnie W.

Some of it was confusing regarding what the quiz and test questions were asking for and subject to interpretation; a source of frustration. However, overall, it is one of the best put together and well designed courses out there.

Konstantin K.

Excellent! A bit Hard!

Andy L.

Very well structured and wonderful lectures! The course offers unique hands-on experiences which allow people to apply the skills in real world problems! Highly recommended to anyone who want to be quant traders!

James K.

Before taking this Nanodegree, I had no background in finance. I've actually learnt a lot. It's worth the money.

Graduation Benefits

Graduate to unlock Benefits

After you successfully complete all terms

  • Industry recognized Nanodegree Certification

    Nanodegree certification recognized and valued by top companies in India

  • Career fair & career services

    Access to a hiring partner network of over 100 companies & Udacity Propel - our flagship career fair

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  • Rs. 5,000 Udacity credits to continue learning

    A small incentive for you to come back and continue your learning with another Nanodegree program


Become a quant trader

Amazing Job Prospects

Algorithmic trading share in total turnover grows to 50% in 8 years from merely 9.26% (average) in 2010

Turbocharge your salary

Quantative analysts earn upto INR 20 lakhs at India's top quant trading firms in India

Top-rated jobs

It is expected that India would eventually be at par with the developed economies with 80 per cent of the total stock market turnover expected to be through HFT by 2020.


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    Program Overview - Why Should I Take this Program?
  • Why should I enroll?
    Demand for quantitative talent is growing at incredible rates. Data-driven traders are now responsible for more than 30% of all US stock trades by investors (or about $1 trillion USD worth of investments, up from 14% in 2013). This scenario represents incredible opportunity for individuals eager to apply cutting-edge technologies to trading and finance.Whether you want to pursue a new job in finance, launch yourself on the path to a quant trading career, or master the latest AI applications in trading and quantitative finance, this program will give you the opportunity to build an impressive portfolio of real-world projects. You will build financial models on real data, and work on your own trading strategies using natural language processing, recurrent neural networks, and random forests. You’ll also enjoy direct access to leading experts in the field, and get personalized project and career support.To create the curriculum for this program, we collaborated with WorldQuant, a global quantitative asset management firm, as well as top industry professionals with prior experience at JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Millennium Management, and more. If your goal is to learn from the leaders in the field, and to master the most valuable and in-demand skills, this program is an ideal choice for you.
  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

    Graduates of this program will have the quantitative skills needed to be extremely valuable across many functions, and in many roles at hedge funds, investment banks, and FinTech startups.

    Specific roles include:

    • Quantitative analyst
    • Quantitative researcher
    • Investment analyst
    • Data intelligence analyst
    • Risk analyst
    • Desk quant
    • Desk strategist
    • Financial engineer
    • Financial data scientist
  • How do I know if this program is right for me?
    If you’re a programmer, data analyst or someone with a strong quantitative background, this program offers you the ideal path to pursue a quant trading career and prepares you to seek out data science jobs across the financial ecosystem.
    Enrollment and Admission
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?
    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    The Artificial Intelligence for Trading Nanodegree program is designed for students with intermediate experience programming with Python and familiarity with statistics, linear algebra and calculus. In order to successfully complete this program, you should meet the following prerequisites:

    Python programming

    • Basic data structures
    • Basic Numpy


    • Mean, median, mode
    • Variance, standard deviation
    • Random variables, independence
    • Distributions, normal distribution
    • T-test, p-value, statistical significance

    Calculus and linear algebra

    • Integrals and derivatives
    • Linear combination, independence
    • Matrix operations
    • Eigenvectors, eigenvalues
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?
    We have a number of Nanodegree programs and free courses that can help you prepare, including: Intro to Data Analysis, Intro to Statistics, Linear Algebra
    Tuition and Term of Program
  • How is this NANODEGREE program structured?

    The Artificial Intelligence for Trading Nanodegree program is composed of two (2) three (3)-month terms. Each term has fixed start and end dates.

    Students must complete both terms and all projects to graduate from the Nanodegree program. Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided, and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

  • How long is this Nanodegree program?

    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the period noted in the Term Length section above.

    See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?
    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.
  • How much does the program cost?

    The full program consists of 2 (two) 3 (three)-month long terms at a cost of INR 49900 per term, for a total program cost of INR 99800.

    Software and Hardware - What Do I Need for This Program?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?
    To successfully complete this Nanodegree program, you’ll need to be able to download and run Python 3.7.
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