Math for Finance

with Ned Krastev

Learn how to apply mathematical concepts and techniques in finance through real-world case studies and hands-on exercises. Acquire the skills and knowledge to navigate the complex financial landscape and make informed decisions in this high-stakes field.

4 hours 34 lessons
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4 Practical Tasks
4 Hours of Content
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Course Overview

Math is a critical skill for any successful financial analyst. Much of the work entails evaluating capital projects and selecting investments. To carry out these tasks accurately, you must understand the mathematics behind time value of money problems. In this Math for Finance course, you will learn critical mathematical concepts required for a career in financial analysis, corporate finance, investment banking, risk management, private equity, financial planning and analysis, and many more. You will learn about the time value of money and why money is more valuable today than tomorrow. We also introduce the concept of interest rates and examine the premiums that compensate investors for bearing risk. By the end of the financial mathematics course, you will know how to solve time value of money problems in Excel for different frequencies of compounding. You will also learn to calculate and interpret the future and the present value of a single sum of money, an ordinary or annuity due, perpetuity, and a series of unequal cash flows. We explain the differences between the effective and annual interest rates, the importance of compounding frequency, and how it affects the future and the present value of our investments. Next, the finance mathematics course covers two of the most common metrics for estimating capital budgeting projects’ profitability: the Net Present Value (NPV) and the Internal Rate of Return (IRR). We contrast the two measures and identify problems associated with the IRR rule. Then, we introduce the most common investment and portfolio return measures: the Holding Period Return and the Money-Weighted and Time-Weighted Rate of Return. Our Math for Finance course also touches on several fixed income investment topics, such as bond valuation and yields. You will learn how to calculate the most common yield measures—current yield and yield to maturity. We also introduce the most important Excel functions that you need to calculate them. Lastly, we examine the different money market instruments and their specific yield measures, such as the money market, effective annual, and bond equivalent yields. Math for Finance is the must-have course for anyone looking to excel in finance. It covers key mathematical concepts and their real-world applications, equipping you with the knowledge to understand financial markets and make informed investment decisions. Whether you're a student or a seasoned professional, this course will give you a competitive edge. Enroll today and master the math behind financial markets.

Topics covered

Corporate FinanceDCFExcelFinance Fundamentalsfinancial analysisFinancial ModelingValuation

What You'll Learn

Do you want to become a successful financial analyst? Math for Finance is the ultimate course for anyone looking to take their career to the next level. Most importantly, you will:

Understand the time value of money
Learn about the components that form interest rates
Compare present and future cash flows
Assess a project’s feasibility from a financial perspective using the Net Present Value and the Internal Rate of Return
Calculate the rate of return on your investment
Calculate the price of a bond using discounted cash flows


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Well, everything is fine and taught much simpler comparing to financial books or some university courses. Though practice part of the course - practice exams and perhaps final (for now haven't taken it yet) - need some cleaning from mistakes.
This course single handedly be the best Financial course in comparison to others, the quality of the visual explanation and voice over is something I need to point out. Because it is beyond me how they pulled this out
Very interesting insights, regarding the financial systems. Most of the lectures contain information that schools should definetely include in their programms
indebt teaching on present value and future value of annuity, perpetuity, and unequal cash flow. with practical examples. very beautiful lessons.
Useful review for me as I previously did such a course years ago manually. Now using Excel is indeed a breeze.
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Ned Krastev

“They say math is the secret to understanding the world. And while it may not be the answer to all ontological questions, it certainly is the key to being a successful financial analyst.”

Ned Krastev

CEO at 365 Data Science

Math for Finance

with Ned Krastev

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