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The estimation of Value at Risk and Expected Shortfall

November 19, 2012
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The estimation of Value at Risk and Expected Shortfall

An introduction to estimating Value at Risk and Expected Shortfall, and some hints for doing it with R. Previously “The basics of Value at Risk and Expected Shortfall” provides an introduction to the subject. Starting ingredients Value at Risk (VaR) and Expected Shortfall (ES) are always about a portfolio. There are two basic ingredients that … Continue reading...

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Momentum in R: Part 3

November 18, 2012
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Momentum in R: Part 3

In the previous post, I demonstrated simple backtests for trading a number of assets ranked based on their 3, 6, 9, or 12 (i.e lookback periods) month simple returns. While it was not an exhaustive backtest, the results showed that when trading the top 8 ranked assets, the ranking based 3, 6, 9, and 12 … Continue reading...

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Datacentric product development and the rebirth of engineering

November 17, 2012
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Datacentric product development and the rebirth of engineering

An old irony in New York is the ubiquity of the ‘gourmet deli’. It is hard to find a deli …Continue reading »

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Using R — Callling C code with Rcpp

November 12, 2012
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This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Using RIn two previous posts we described how R can call C code with .C() and the more complex yet more robust option of calling C code with .Call().  Here …   read more ...

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The guts of a statistical factor model

November 12, 2012
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The guts of a statistical factor model

Specifics of statistical factor models and of a particular implementation of them. Previously Posts that are background for this one include: Three things factor models do Factor models of variance in finance The BurStFin R package The quality of variance matrix estimation The problem Someone asked me some questions about the statistical factor model in … Continue reading...

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Portfolio Trading

November 12, 2012
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Portfolio Trading

In finance and investing the term portfolio refers to the collection of assets one owns. Compared to just holding a single asset at a time a portfolio has a number of potential benefits. A universe of asset holdings within the … Continue reading →

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R Tips for Quantitative Trading

November 10, 2012
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The article below is an updated version of an article I wrote  for R-Bloggers in August 2010. As a first post I thought it was a good idea to introduce one of the best tool out there for quantitative  trading: R R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and

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Hello World!

November 4, 2012
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Eventually this will be a blog about a reformed physicist's forays into data analysis in the world of finance. I'll be using R, Python, d3 and anything else I can get my hands on to serve up some tasty nuggets of data!

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Generate stock option prices – How to simulate a Brownian motion

October 29, 2012
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Generate stock option prices  – How to simulate a Brownian motion

The Brownian motion is certainly the most famous stochastic process (a random variable evolving in the time). It has been the first way to model a stock option price (Louis Bachelier's thesis in 1900).The reason why is easy to understand, a Brownian mo...

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A Greedy ARMA/GARCH Model Selection

October 26, 2012
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An idea that I have been toying for a while, has been to study the effect of a domain-specific optimization strategy in the ARMA+GARCH models. If you recall from this long tutorial, the implemented approach cycles through all models within a the specified ranges for the parameters and chooses the best model based on the

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