What are Z-scores and How are they Calculated?

What are Z-scores and How are they Calculated?

Abdulla Javeri

30 years: Financial markets trader

Standard normal curves and Z-scores are concepts that are often covered at school or college. Abdulla provides a refresher on the subject by outlining an example of a standard normal curve and identifying some useful excel functions to calculate a Z-score.

Standard normal curves and Z-scores are concepts that are often covered at school or college. Abdulla provides a refresher on the subject by outlining an example of a standard normal curve and identifying some useful excel functions to calculate a Z-score.

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What are Z-scores and How are they Calculated?

4 mins 49 secs

Overview

Z-scores are a crucial aspect of understanding probability distributions. The z-score can be defined as the distance from the mean as measured in standard deviations.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define z-score

  • Learn how to calculate z-scores

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Abdulla Javeri

Abdulla Javeri

Abdulla’s career in the financial markets started in 1990 when he entered the trading floor of the London International Financial Futures Exchange, LIFFE, and qualified as a pit trader in equity and equity index options. In 1996, Abdulla became a trainer for regulatory qualifications and then for non-exam courses, primarily covering all major financial products.

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