Should I do a course in Microsoft Excel?

Mr.G

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#1
I have been thinking about the merits of learning excel myself. As till this time either I have been making all my financial models on paper. Now as I have started learning short-term trading, then I dont think my brain can take all the heat.

I dont trust excel, Coding errors n all. What are your thoughts? I bet it can be used to make tools for both my long-term and short-term needs. Its seems useful to take a course in it.
 

boarders

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#2
I have been thinking about the merits of learning excel myself. As till this time either I have been making all my financial models on paper. Now as I have started learning short-term trading, then I dont think my brain can take all the heat.

I dont trust excel, Coding errors n all. What are your thoughts? I bet it can be used to make tools for both my long-term and short-term needs. Its seems useful to take a course in it.
just click formulas - insert function - then from drop down list "select a catergory" select all - then from top select each function and read the description one by one until last - if you do this a couple of times and also try out some functions as you do this in a blank excel sheet then you will get the expertise. this is better than going for a course....just my two bits
 

Mr.G

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#3
Nice idea, Paise waste karke kya karna. :p Il just learn it like I learned everything else. Google babaji se.
 

Giraffe

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#9
I have been thinking about the merits of learning excel myself. As till this time either I have been making all my financial models on paper. Now as I have started learning short-term trading, then I dont think my brain can take all the heat.

I dont trust excel, Coding errors n all. What are your thoughts? I bet it can be used to make tools for both my long-term and short-term needs. Its seems useful to take a course in it.
Don't trust excel????? What's there to trust and not trust ?
It's a tool......"and as is the case with tools, it's only as good as its master. Give a chisel in my hand and you are unlikely to get a Michelangelo's David."
Just red that somewhere..........:p

IMHO, Excel is the most powerful trading tool available. You just need to learn to harness the immense power of this beast.....;)
 

ashu1234

Well-Known Member
#10
Can't believe you said you don't trust excel.
Have you done any financial modelling yourself, because I have, and most of the modelling nowadays is done only in excel. Take any recent book of financial modelling and it will lead you to templates which are built in excel.
Dear friend I've gone through a lot of modelling in the beginning of my career and i have to take 5-10 years of data starting from sales to dividend which can't be done on papers, can't get how are you doing fundamental analysis on papers. And I'm talking about things which were done just 5 years back. So please update yourself.
 
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