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Backtesting in Excel and R

February 17, 2011
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This post is the introduction to a series that will illustrate how to backtest the same strategy in Excel and R.  The impetus for this series started with this tweet by Jared Woodard at Condor Options.  After Soren Macbeth introduced us, Jare...

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RSI(2) and the pre 80s Market

February 17, 2011
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RSI(2) and the pre 80s Market

In his detailed research on RSI(2) indicator, MarketSci emphasized several times that the contrarian strategies based on the RSI(2) indicator didn’t start working until the 80s. I remembered this observation recently when I observed another interesting anomaly … In statistics, an important initial step in studying time series data is to consider the auto correlation

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Silver and Russell 2000

February 16, 2011
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Silver and Russell 2000

When I find a chart that looks like this, I always like to explore a little further. via StockCharts.com I pull it into R and try to find anything worthwhile.  I do not find anything, except that I do not want to be trading both in the same direc...

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Stack Exchange: Quantitative Finance in public beta

February 14, 2011
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Stack Exchange: Quantitative Finance in public beta

The Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange community entered public beta last week.  To quote the FAQ: The Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange is intended specifically for professionals and traders working in investment banking, and aca...

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Where’s your high-end sportswear made?

February 13, 2011
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Where’s your high-end sportswear made?

Sierra Trading Post mailed me their End-of-Winter 2011 catalog, which consists mostly of mid- to high-end sportswear products, but also things like snow skis, flashlights, and binoculars. STP sells closeouts, overstock, seconds, and items with cosmetic blemishes or irregularities. I spent an hour of relaxation time enumerating the various product brands and their places of

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Enhancing R Graphic packages

February 12, 2011
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Enhancing R Graphic packages

This will be the last thing I’ll post prior starting to connect R with Metatrader. Indeed, as you may suspect already I use this blog as my lab-book. The following might be quite general, but it fits in my overall ambition to build a personal quant-trading architecture as professional as I can. Graphic visualization is

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The R-Files: Dirk Eddelbuettel

February 4, 2011
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The R-Files: Dirk Eddelbuettel

"The R-Files" is an occasional series from Revolution Analytics, where we profile prominent members of the R Community. Name: Dirk Eddelbuettel Background: Ph.D. (EHESS, France), Quantitative Analyst Nationality: Canadian Years Using R: About 15 Known for: RQuantlib, Rcpp/RInside, R packaging for Debian/Ubuntu, Task Views for Finance and HPC, CRANberries Dirk Eddelbuettel is an active member of the R community...

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Tick data retrieval

January 31, 2011
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I just published Java based code to pull tick data from Interactive Brokers. There are thousands tools to get tick data from IB, but I had one feature in mind. You can get maximum 50 quotes per second from Interactive Brokers (its IB limitation for TWS API) . Imagine a situation, when there is a

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A new sponsorship program for local R user groups

January 25, 2011
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Over the past year, Revolution Analytics has sponsored a number of local R user groups, and we've been thrilled to see the enthusiasm with which R users are coming together. This year, we decided to expand and formalize our sponsorship program, so that any local R user group, whether just starting up or already established, can benefit from additional...

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sab-R-metrics: Intermediate Scatter Plots

January 25, 2011
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sab-R-metrics: Intermediate Scatter Plots

First off, I'll say it's been a whirlwind of a past few days. Thanks to David Smith at the Revolutions Blog for his kind words about the sab-R-metrics series and link back this way. Add in Ed Kupfer's posts at the APBRmetrics board, Harry Pavlidis at THT, Dave Allen at Fangraphs...

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