How a Travel & Tourism Professor learnt Options Trading

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"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning” said Brad Henry.

Jyotish is a Professor by profession and an Options Trader by interest. After manually trading for options in the Indian market, he wanted to try his hand at using Python for Options trading.

He is here to share his experience.

Hi Everyone,

I am Jyotish Sebastian from India. I am a tourism and travel management professor based in Chennai. I started to take interest in the stock markets in the last 1 year and am aiming to learn more about them. That is where I discovered Quantra.  

Since I already trade options in the Indian markets, I felt Quantra's ‘Options Trading strategies using Python: Basic’ course would be the best suited for me. The course was foundational and discussed a lot of the topics with which I was already familiar, due to which it was easy for me to breeze through the content.

It was very easy to absorb the content because there were subtitles at the bottom. There was no high-level language or jargon used, content was explained in simple layman’s terms. It was very relevant to the Indian context which helped me understand most of the analogies that were given in the course.  

Since I myself am a professor, I understand the value of quizzes because it helps you to map your progress while studying. The quizzes were interesting and were relevant to the unit that was being handled.

The way the whole course was structured intrigued me in a way that a person who has genuinely observed the pointers in the class would be able to answer the quizzes correctly.

Another thing is that even if you make a mistake, there are no penalties, so for a person who is learning, it is a form of positive reinforcement, and as soon as the correct answer is mentioned you can proceed ahead.

The Jupyter notebook probably helps understand the concepts even better, other than just looking at the video. Another interesting thing that caught my attention was that the last part of the course was about python installation. Usually, a lot of users find a lot of issues while installing python, this unit had sort of, with screenshots that explained it in a very crisp manner.

Any person who is finding it difficult to install the software would thank the person who has compiled this part of the course. Because all the units were really good, somebody who doesn’t know will genuinely benefit from that last part.

There were a lot of trading strategies that were mentioned, and a lot of academic references mentioned in the course, I am pretty sure for a person who has probably going to look for such stuff online and on Youtube, wouldn't be able to consume the knowledge, practice, digest and use it in a way that is fruitful for them.  

The idea was to effectively use python to learn trading options. The key takeaway from this course would be to use those techniques for my own benefit. I am looking forward to doing more courses on Quantra, starting with some python basic courses to further strengthen my knowledge in python.

Thank you, We are humbled by your words, Jyotish. We hope you continue to drive your dedication to learning and growth. We wish you the best for your future.

Options Trading strategies using Python: Basic is a detailed and comprehensive course for beginners who wish to build a strong foundation in Options and its various strategies. For those aspiring to start, enroll now!

Disclaimer: In order to assist individuals who are considering pursuing a career in algorithmic and quantitative trading, this success story has been collated based on the personal experiences of a student from Quantra. Success stories are for illustrative purposes only and are not meant to be used for investment purposes. The results achieved post completion of the Quantra course(s) may not be uniform for all individuals.

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