Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Learning Elementary MATLAB ($60)

Learning Elementary MATLAB (One on One Course)

Personalized 5 hours of Live interactive classes to help you learn basics of MATLAB
Our Approach for MATLAB course is individual specific. In this regard, we offer one on one MATLAB sessions for better overall preparation. The classes are customized according to the requests made by our students. We can cut short the classes or extend them as per the requirements of our students. This way we can serve them much better.

Course Fee would be $60.

 Now ask for as low as just one customized  session (1 hour) from qcfinance.in at $20.
Course Highlights
  • Requires absolutely no knowledge of programming
  • Highly flexible and tailored as per needs of individual
  • Gain confidence in MATLAB which will add to your profile
  • Contains right blend of learning and practice
  • Examples with real data to enhance your IQ

Language of Instruction: English

Course Description 
MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in Math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages.
This course is a basic-level course on MATLAB. Anyone who has absolutely no knowledge of MATLAB and wants to learn it will find it very useful. The course contains 5 one-on-one live classes of 1 hours each.
In this course, the learner gets an introduction to MATLAB and various elementary topics in MATLAB.

Course Package:
  • 5 Interactive Live classes
    • Schedule: 9AM-11 PM IST Weekdays & Weekends
  • 10 PPTs

Other Details:
  • It is a personalized one-to-one course
  • Course starts within a week of enrolment
  • Free download access for course content and class recordings

Why should you enroll in this course?
  • Requires absolutely no knowledge of programming
  • Provides details about MATLAB
  • Highly flexible and tailored as per needs of individual
  • Sensitization to the MATLAB toolboxes
  • Gain confidence in MATLAB which will add to your profile
  • Examples with real data to enhance your IQ
  • Contains right blend of learning and practice (Ratio 6:4)
  • Real recent examples and real cases
  • New interpretation, terminologies, and basic IQ for the subject covered
  • Right mix of data handling, scripting, mathematical skills

How this course will benefit you?
  • Adding to the profile by learning MATLAB.
  • Base for learning advanced MATLAB.
  • Perfect platform for launching a career in MATLAB.

Topics covered in the course:

Class No.TopicClass duration
1Introduction to MATLAB. 30 min
2Basic programs in matlab, Input -output in matlab, String Handling 1 hour
3Arrays, Loops, Logical and Matrix Indexing and operations, Vectors 1 hour
42D graph,3D graph ,M-file in matlab 1 hour
5Calculus Operations with MATLAB,Integration and Differentiation MATLAB 1 hour
Study material (customized topics )-Data Analysis in Matlab,Object Oriented Programming basicsGUIOperators and special charactersStructureSymbolic Math toolbox
Revision & Extra sessions 30 min
Note: *Mix can be changed as requirements


Learning Elementary MATLAB course:

Some MATLAB Programs:


Custom Video Solutions:

In yet another innovation to simplify things for our learners, qcfinance.in has introduced the Custom Video Solutions Options. If a learner has some specific query but don't have the time to come to live online class, then he/she can ask for custom video solution for the query. qcfinance.in will make a video recording that will be uploaded to YouTube or given directly to the learner in mp4 format for there viewing. A learner can go through the recording as per there convenience. If still doubts exist, he/she can email us  anytime for clarifying them.
Here are some examples of custom video solutions provided by qcfinance.in:

Note: If you miss a scheduled one on one class, then don't worry, you can reschedule it at your convenient time & the missed class won't be counted. You may defer a class any number of time. Also, you get life time access to materials which gets constantly updated.
Frequently Asked Questions: http://qcfinance.in/FAQ.pdf
Contact Us: info@qcfinance.in
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About the Instructor

Shivgan Joshi

Indore, India
141 Recommendations

Shivgan Joshi holds a B.E. from Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology, Indore & PGDF (Post Grad Diploma in Finance) from Business India Institute of Finance, New Delhi. He has cleared CFA Level 1 and FRM L2 and has scored 70% in BAT (in top 10 percentile globally approximately). He has taken more than 500 classes on GRE & GMAT preparations in last 1 year. He has published research papers in top journals like IEEE, LNCS Springer and more. He writes a popular blog named ‘Stock Credit Finance CFA’.

Co-instructor: Nehal Jain

Nehal holds a B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication from IIST-II, Indore. Her major project was “Door opening & closing system by fingerprint using Matlab”. Her key skills include MATLAB ,C , C++, Core Java and Advance Java.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Avoiding Usual Mistakes During Hiring

Imagine the cost to the company in terms of time and resources when you hire a person not suited to the job.  What are the things we can do to avoid hiring the wrong candidate.  Let us take a look at common mistakes we generally make.

  • Modest budget with high expectations - Spending constraints can make you settle for the cheapest hire, but that can lead to cost escalations if you have to get the work re-done several times just to get it right.  It is a better option instead to hire based on evaluation and appraisal of individual work collection.
  • Advertising vague job descriptions - Make sure your job description is complete and adequate rather than vague and incomplete to communicate effectively what are the services you need.  Fill out every part of the job posting and include your expectations such as completion date and availability of the professional. This increases the chance of you receiving quotes that are detailed and appropriate for the job you have in mind.
  • Over relying on feedback - Depending on feedback is one way to reduce mistakes, but that overlooks the possibilities of hiring a fresh hand.  Often the quality of work by a fresh hand costs less and is similar to the output by an experienced hire.  So do not rule out the option of hiring a fresh hand as long as they are able to provide you with samples of their work and their quotes.
  • Impulsive decisions - Often we give in to impulses and hire the first professional we come across with a decent record and unbelievable quotes.  This can prove to be costly and a money losing proposition if you have not searched for the perfect fit.  So take your time and get the right person for the job.
  • Taking chance with cultural and personality differences - Ensure that you can communicate with your hire appropriately and adequately so that your job is done the way you want it.  If there is a communication gap and they are unavailable when you need them, then things can get pretty much rough down the road.  Get your expectations defined and agreed on with a person you can easily communicate with.  That is half the job done.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Practical Work on Corporate Finance (Helpful for BAT / CFA L1 Exam Prep/VBA for finance)

Advisory on Corporate Finance Matters:

  • Peers in the same sector (Sectors Industry). 
  • MLR - Some Return/Leverage effects multiple.
  • Projecting balance sheet 4-5 years.

Top 3 Banks in USA - JP Morgan, Goldman & BOA.

Important Topics:

  1. Interest Rate Movements - Fixed vs. Floating.
  2. Convertible dept.
  3. Tactical Share Repo.

Balancing Complexity with Simplicity:

Advisory - Keeping things simple is most Important.

  •   What we want to run (not using C# or R):
  1. MLR – Linest &
  2. MC – 1000 paths.
  3. Rank Correlation.
  4. Choskley – Eigen values.
  • Financials of a company?
  • Options? Excel vs VBA vs R – Everyone should be able to decript?
  • What adds complexity in Excel? Mastery of data tables – support from VBA and not running it from VBA.
  • What are we dealing with? Scale 50 data tables, 20 MB file, 1000 paths of many fundamental process
Sell Side Investment Banking US - Quant Corporate Finance:   
  •   Functions:
  1. Advisory on Optimal Leverage – levered repo.
  2. Forecasting companies financials.
  3. Sensitivity analysis – forecasting with fixed Multiple.
  4. MLR and regression with non stationary elements.
Monte Carlo Simulation - How to use Monte Carlo Simulation in quant corporate finance environment:
  • Use data tables.
  • Do in excel validate through R – Install R packages.
  • Pull automated values using formulas of CIQ or Fact set.
  • VBA toolkit for MC engine in Excel – Join split – Indexing – Choskley transform. 
Interest Rate Dynamics for QCF:

  •  LIBOR & 3ML & 10 UST.
  • Trend and modeling perspective.
  • Fixed vs. floating – why balance sheet projections become important here?
  • Swap rates – where to pull – bloomberg / CIQ / compustat. 

Contributions in Sectors:

  •   Does contribution of growth differs? Why tech has max contribution of growth and defense least – why return has most contribution in return in defense?
  • EV/EBITDA for sectors how much things contribute in them.
  • List of EV/EBITDA multiple for all companies – what does trend show.
  • Regimes to regress EV/EBITDA and what are indicators of regime change.

Areas of Discussion:

  •   REGRESSION ANALYSIS – Coeff – contribution – p value - r-sq.
  • SURPLUS CASH – projections – cost - utilization.
  • TRANSFORM during Regression. 

VBA Toolkit:

  •   VBA programs to make it work in Excel.
  •  Shutting and reactivating data tables.
  • 3rd dimension to data tables by split join.
  • Segregating risk or risk attributions.

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