Volatility and Correlation

USD $150


In this e-Learning course, we delve into the essential concepts of volatility and correlation in the context of risk assessment. We engage with you in practical exercises in Excel, to calculate volatility and correlation for different asset classes, adjusted for fat tails (kurtosis), and time-weighting to measure risk effectively.

Who Should Enroll:

This course is ideal for finance professionals, risk analysts, traders, and anyone seeking to enhance their risk management expertise. It is suitable for College and University students who aspire to become risk and finance professionals.

What You Will Gain:

Upon completing this course, you will:

  • Gain a practical understanding of how volatility and correlation are calculated.
  • Learn how to effectively time-weight volatility to adapt to changing market conditions, using Excel as a practical tool.
  • Calculate risk-adjusted volatility considering fat tails and time-weighting using Excel, providing you with actionable skills for risk measurement.

Course Duration:

1 hour

Course Access Duration:

270 days starting from enrollment date.


Audio-Visual Content and Course Duration:

  • The time that it takes to complete the course will be determined by your pace.
  • The total viewing time of lesson presentations is 1-1.5 hours;  individual lesson topics are between 5-15 minutes each, presented as audio-visual content.
  • The time needed to complete each exercise presented is between 10-20 minutes, based on your level of engagement.
  • The exam is allocated 1 hour.

Downloadable Content:

  • The exercises presented in lessons are provided in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet. This will enable you to practice the exercises, side-by-side with the lesson presentations.
  • A downloadable PDF is provided as a text version of the lessons presentations. This can be used as reference and to make notes, as you go through the presentations.

Exam and Certificate:

  • The course exam is comprised of questions in the form of true/false, multiple choice, sorting choice, and fill in the blank.
  • A personalized course certificate will be issued to you with a minimum score of 50%.


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