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Update on The Pre-FOMC Announcement Drift

March 3, 2015
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Update on The Pre-FOMC Announcement Drift

In the February 2015 edition of The Journal of Finance, a well known academic paper, “The Pre-FOMC Announcement Drift”, was finally published, almost 4 years after the working paper was released in the public domain in 2011.Authored by researchers, Lucca and Moench, at the US Federal Reserve, it documents the tendency for the S&P500 Index to rise in the...

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The Quarterly Tactical Strategy (aka QTS)

February 13, 2015
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The Quarterly Tactical Strategy (aka QTS)

This post introduces the Quarterly Tactical Strategy, introduced by Cliff Smith on a Seeking Alpha article. It presents a variation … Continue reading →

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Comparing Flexible and Elastic Asset Allocation

January 29, 2015
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Comparing Flexible and Elastic Asset Allocation

So recently, I tried to combine Flexible and Elastic Asset Allocation. The operative word being–tried. Essentially, I saw Flexible Asset … Continue reading →

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Book Review: R for Business Analytics

January 28, 2015
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Book Review: R for Business Analytics

The book R for Business Analytics by Ajay Ohri sets out to look at "some of the most common tasks performed by business analysts and helps the user navigate the wealth of information in R and its 4000 packages." In my opinion it succeeds in covering an extensive range of topics but fails to provide The post

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An Introduction to Change Points (packages: ecp and BreakoutDetection)

January 21, 2015
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An Introduction to Change Points (packages: ecp and BreakoutDetection)

A forewarning, this post is me going out on a limb, to say the least. In fact, it’s a post/project … Continue reading →

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Contraceptive Choice in Indonesia

January 20, 2015
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Contraceptive Choice in Indonesia

I wanted yet another opportunity to get to use the fabulous caret package, but also to finally give plot.ly a try.  To scratch both itches, I dipped into the UCI machine learning library yet again and came up with a … Continue reading →

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An Update On EAA and a Volatility Strategy

January 16, 2015
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An Update On EAA and a Volatility Strategy

Again, before starting this post, I’d like to inform readers that the book Quantitative Trading With R, written by Harry … Continue reading →

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Downloading Option Chain Data from Google Finance in R: An Update

January 13, 2015
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Downloading Option Chain Data from Google Finance in R: An Update

I recently read an article which showed how to download Option Chain data from Google Finance using R. Interestingly, that article appears to be a close adaption of another article which does the same thing using Python. While playing around with the code from these articles I noticed a couple of things that might benefit

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Adding a Risk-Free Rate To Your Analyses

January 9, 2015
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Adding a Risk-Free Rate To Your Analyses

First off, before beginning this post, I’d like to make my readers aware of the release of a book that … Continue reading →

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For A New Year, A New Asset Allocation System Just Published in SSRN

January 2, 2015
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For A New Year,  A New Asset Allocation System Just Published in SSRN

Happy New Year! So, this is something I’ve been working on before its official publication (so this is the first … Continue reading →

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