611 search results for "trading"

Poor man’s pairs trading…

April 11, 2010
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Poor man’s pairs trading…

There is a central notion in Time Series Econometrics, cointegration. Loosely it refers to finding the long run equilibrium of two non-stationary series. As the most know non-stationary series examples comes from finance, cointegration is nowadays a tool for traders (not a common one though!). They use it as the theory behind pairs trading (aka

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FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) of time series — promises and pitfalls towards trading

February 24, 2010
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FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) of time series  — promises and pitfalls towards trading

Fig 1. FFT transformed time series (EBAY) reconstructed with first three and twenty harmonics, respectively.I see quite a few traders interested in advanced signal processing techniques. It is often instructive to see why they may or may not be useful....

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Genetic Algorithm Systematic Trading Development — Part 3 (Python/VBA)

February 20, 2010
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Genetic Algorithm Systematic Trading Development — Part 3  (Python/VBA)

As mentioned in prior posts, it is not possible to use the standard Weka GUI to instantiate a Genetic Algorithm, other than for feature selection. Part of the reason is that there is no generic algorithm to instantiate a fitness function. The same fl...

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Genetic Algorithm Systematic Trading Development– Part 2

February 17, 2010
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Genetic Algorithm Systematic Trading Development– Part 2

We started by discussing the goal of a genetic algorithm, which is to optimally find the candidate pool of rules that are superior to other potential rules. In our example of moving averages, we are seeking the values of parameters of the rule :if ma(...

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Genetic Algorithm Systematic Trading Development — Part 1

February 15, 2010
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Genetic Algorithm Systematic Trading Development — Part 1

I want to start with a brief introduction to what I consider one of the most powerful learning methodologies to come out of Artificial Intelligence in the last several decades-- the Genetic Algorithm. Although it was originally developed to model evol...

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IBrokers Featured on Quantitative Trading

January 17, 2009
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IBrokers Featured on Quantitative Trading

Jeff Ryan's IBrokers package was mentioned on Ernie Chan's blog, Quantitative Trading. Though the package is still in pre-alpha stage, it is generating quite a bit of interest.Source:Ernie ChanFriday, January 16, 2009Quantitative Trading: Algorithmic ...

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Welcome to FOSS Trading

September 28, 2008
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Welcome to FOSS Trading

This blog will highlight the development and use of free open-source software to research, test, and trade financial markets.Meet the authors:Joshua Ulrich is currently the author and maintainer of four R packages:TTR - Technical Trading Rules - a suit...

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Some Impressions from R Finance 2016

May 27, 2016
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Some Impressions from R Finance 2016

by Joseph Rickert R / Finance 2016 lived up to expectations and provided the quality networking and learning experience that longtime participants have come to value. Eight years is a long time for a conference to keep its sparkle and pizzazz. But, the conference organizers and the UIC have managed to create a vibe that keeps people coming back....

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Understanding Bayesian A/B testing (using baseball statistics)

May 23, 2016
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Understanding Bayesian A/B testing (using baseball statistics)

Previously in this series Understanding the beta distribution (using baseball statistics) Understanding empirical Bayes estimation (using baseball statistics) Understanding credible intervals (using baseball statistics) Understanding the Bayesian approach to false discovery rates (using baseball statistics) Who is a better batter: Mike Piazza or Hank Aaron? Well, Mike Piazza has a slightly higher career...

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Modeling data with functional programming – State based systems

May 19, 2016
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Modeling data with functional programming – State based systems

I’m pleased to announce the availability of my latest chapter on state based systems for my book “Modeling data with …Continue reading →

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