751 search results for "finance"

Clustering with Currencies and Fidelity Funds

May 26, 2011
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Clustering with Currencies and Fidelity Funds

Great news came yesterday with the release of the R In Finance 2011 Presentations.  I must attend next year after seeing all that I missed.  The Iacus: Statistical Analysis of Financial Time Series and Option Pricing in R (pdf) presentation o...

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another look at CRAN Task Views

May 26, 2011
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another look at CRAN Task Views

We've been impressed with how helpful the CRAN Task Views are in guiding us in R as we wend our way through the huge number of add-on packages (3021 as of May, 2011). These are web pages that are maintained by volunteers with expertise in a specified ...

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RcppArmadillo 0.2.20

Conrad Sanderson is preparing version 2.0.0 of his Armadillo templated C++ library for linear algebra and has released a first public beta version 1.99.2. This has been folded into a new release of the RcppArmadillo wrapper for R based on our Rcpp li...

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Eigen-who? How Can I Write About Eigen-anything and Expect You to Read?

May 25, 2011
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Eigen-who? How Can I Write About Eigen-anything and Expect You to Read?

After the very nice Convore reply @timelyportfolio some of your posts include "eigenvalue ratio plots" -- kindly tell us what they show and how they might be useful in constructing a portfolio. I felt like I should at least attempt to offer a little m...

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Specific differences between Ledoit-Wolf and factor models

May 22, 2011
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Specific differences between Ledoit-Wolf and factor models

What can we learn about the difference in structure between a Ledoit-Wolf variance matrix and a corresponding factor model variance? Previously We’ve generated a set of random portfolios with constraints on the risk fractions of a Ledoit-Wolf variance matrix, and a corresponding set of random portfolios with risk fraction constraints from a statistical factor model. … Continue reading...

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Long XLU Short SPY

May 20, 2011
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Long XLU Short SPY

THIS IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN GAINS AND LOSSES. I spend my days and nights wondering what a bond manager should do if he/she doesn’t like bonds, but also cannot sit in 0% cash.  I generally dislike spreads...

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10 reasons why you should learn R

May 20, 2011
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10. Can't crack that hard Sudoku problem?? Use R!9. Want to pick a skill that will give you an early adopter advantage?? Learn R! It is the leading open source statistical and data analysis programming language, and is heating up! 8. Need to ...

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10 reasons why you should learn R

May 20, 2011
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10. Can't crack that hard Sudoku problem?? Use R!9. Want to pick a skill that will give you an early adopter advantage?? Learn R! It is the leading open source statistical and data analysis programming language, and is heating up! 8. Need to ...

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Russell Napier, ASIP in FT Says Emerging Market Currencies

May 17, 2011
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Russell Napier, ASIP in FT Says Emerging Market Currencies

Clearly I have succumbed to confirmation bias, since my second favorite presentation from the CFA Institute Annual Conference this year came from Scotland native Russell Napier, ASIP who shares my views nearly completely http://video.ft.com/v/946244201...

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AIB Stock Price, EGARCH-M, and rgarch

May 17, 2011
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AIB Stock Price, EGARCH-M, and rgarch

This post examines conditional heteroskedasticity models in the context of daily stock price data for Allied Irish Banks (AIB), specifically how to test for conditional heteroskedasticity in a series, how to approach model specification and estimation when time-varying volatility is present, and how to forecast with these models; all of this is done in R,

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