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Google Correlate Certainly Does Not Imply Causation

July 6, 2011
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Google Correlate Certainly Does Not Imply Causation

I recently heard about a new tool called Google Correlate that helps one finds Google search patterns that correspond to (i.e. correlate with) real-world trends.For those that don't get it yet, the tool allows one to type in a search term and the tool ...

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Asians Love Their Bandwidth

June 13, 2011
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Asians Love Their Bandwidth

I recently ran across some data from comScore networks. The data contains results from surveys from a number of households across the US with demographic information (ethnicity, household income, household size, state, zipcode, etc.) along with whether...

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Can You Beat the Market with Modern Portfolio Theory? (Part 2)

June 12, 2011
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Can You Beat the Market with Modern Portfolio Theory? (Part 2)

(Obligatory Warning: This post should not be considered investment advice. The author(s) of this blog are not certified financial analysts. Any analysis presented here is meant only as an opinion. Following our opinion could end up losing you a lot of ...

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Can You Beat the Market with Modern Portfolio Theory? (Part 1)

June 11, 2011
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Can You Beat the Market with Modern Portfolio Theory? (Part 1)

For an integer programming class, Andrew and I were interested in seeing if some ideas from modern portfolio theory could be used to "beat the market."In particular, our goals were the following:For a particular time period, compute the covariance...

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