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What does ‘passive investing’ really mean?

February 20, 2012
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What does ‘passive investing’ really mean?

We know the words but what do they mean? Some definitions Here are some definitions of “passive investment management”. Investopedia says: A style of management associated with mutual and exchange-traded funds (ETF) where a fund’s portfolio mirrors a market index. Wikipedia says: Passive management (also called passive investing) is a financial strategy in which an investor (or … Continue reading...

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Live Rolling Correlation Plot

February 19, 2012
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Open source is amazing! I cannot even start to imagine the amount of work invested in R, in firefox browser (Mozilla), or Rstudio IDE, all of which are used extensively around the globe, free. Not free as in: free sample … Continue reading →

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R for Quants, Part III (A)

February 18, 2012
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R for Quants, Part III (A)

This is the third part in a three part series on teaching R to MFE students at CUNY Baruch. The …Continue reading »

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MAT8886 reducing dimension using factors

February 16, 2012
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MAT8886 reducing dimension using factors

First, let us recall a standard result from linear algebra: "real symmetric matrices are diagonalizable by orthogonal matrices". Thus, any variance-covariance matrix can be written since a variance-covariance matrix is also definite positive. In ...

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The BurStFin R package

February 16, 2012
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The BurStFin R package

Version 1.01 of BurStFin is now on CRAN. It is written entirely in R, and meant to be compatible with S+. Functionality The package is aimed at quantitative finance, but the variance estimation functions could be of use in other applications as well. Also of general interest is threeDarr which creates a three-dimensional array out … Continue reading...

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Reshaping the IT world

February 16, 2012
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Reshaping the IT world

During my university time I worked on the IT help desk for a while. One day I received a call from a professor, who said that his printer had stopped working. So I asked him, if there was a message on the display and if he could read it to me. "Oh yes"...

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Revolution Newsletter: February 2012

February 15, 2012
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The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full February edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Revolution Analytics Welcomes New CEO, Dave Rich. Dave joins the Revolution team from Accenture...

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In case you missed it: January Roundup

February 13, 2012
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from January of particular interest to R users. Sponsorships from Revolution Analytics are now available for local R user groups in 2012. The winners of the Applications of R in Business Contest have been announced. The coefplot package visualizes model coefficients and standard errors in a line chart. Revolution Analytics...

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R for Quants, Part I.A

February 12, 2012
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R for Quants, Part I.A

I’m teaching an R workshop for the Baruch MFE program. This is the first installment of the workshop and focuses on …Continue reading »

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Simplified Example of Systematic Investor’s Fine Work

February 10, 2012
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Simplified Example of Systematic Investor’s Fine Work

THIS IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE AND IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE. ACTING ON THIS WILL LOSE LOTS OF MONEY. Systematic Investor Blog (be sure to check out the site) offers extremely good examples of how to use R in finance.  Since I firmly believe more examples...

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