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New Applied Finance Course: Bond Valuation and Analysis in R

January 25, 2017
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New Applied Finance Course:  Bond Valuation and Analysis in R

This week we are launching Bond Valuation and Analysis in R taught by Clifford S. Ang, CFA, Vice President at Compass Lexecon. Bonds are securities issued by governments or corporations that pay interest over a fixed schedule and are the most well-kno...

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Reproducible Finance with R: Sector Correlations

January 18, 2017
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by Jonathan Regenstein Welcome to the first installation of reproducible finance for 2017. It’s a new year, a new President takes office soon, and we could be entering a new political-economic environment. What better time to think about a popular topic over the last few years: equity correlations. Elevated correlations are important for several reasons

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R / Finance 2017 Call for Papers

January 11, 2017
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Last week, Josh sent the call for papers to the R-SIG-Finance list making everyone aware that we will have our nineth annual R/Finance conference in Chicago in May. Please see the call for paper (at the link, below, or at the website) and consider submitting a paper. We are once again very excited about our conference,...

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R/Finance 2017: Call for Papers

January 4, 2017
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R/Finance 2017: Applied Finance with RMay 19 and 20, 2017University of Illinois at ChicagoThe ninth annual R/Finance conference for applied finance using R will be held on May 19 and 20, 2017 in Chicago, IL, USA at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  The conference will cover topics including portfolio management, time series analysis, advanced risk tools,...

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How to download and organize financial data from yahoo finance for several tickers

January 2, 2017
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How to download and organize financial data from yahoo finance for several tickers

Using package BatchGetSymbols - One of the great things of working in finance is that financial datasets are freely available from sources such as Google and Yahoo Finance. This is an excelent feature for building up to date conte...

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Reproducible Finance with R: A Shiny ETF Map

December 16, 2016
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by Jonathan Regenstein In a previous post, we built an R Notebook that laid the groundwork for a Shiny app that allows users to graph country ETFs by clicking on a world map. In today’s Fun Friday post, we’ll charge forth to build that app, again using a flexdashboard so that we can stay in

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Reproducible Finance with R: Pulling and Displaying ETF Data

December 14, 2016
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by Jonathan Regenstein It’s the holiday season, and that can mean only one thing: time to build a leaflet map as an interface to country Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) data! In previous posts, we examined how to import stock data and then calculate and display the Sharpe Ratio of a portfolio. Today, we’re going to

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Reading a Table from Yahoo Finance

December 5, 2016
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As you know, the composition of an Index changes over time and this scipt takes the Yahoo Finance page and retrieves all individual stock symbols for you and stores it in the tickers object.I had to update my R-Version to use the RCurl package - this is required as it is a https:// connection we would like to use.I...

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Reproducible Finance with R: A Sharpe Ratio Shiny App

November 18, 2016
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Reproducible Finance with R: A Sharpe Ratio Shiny App

by Jonathan Regenstein In this previous post, we used an R Notebook to grab the monthly return data on three stocks, build a portfolio, visualize portfolio performance, and calculate the Sharpe Ratio. The Notebook format emphasized reproducibility and reuse by other R coders. Today, we’ll convert that Notebook into a Shiny application that allows end

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Reproducible Finance with R: The Sharpe Ratio

November 9, 2016
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