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Labeling Opportunities in Price Series

August 13, 2016
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Labeling Opportunities in Price Series

One approach to trading which has been puzzling me lately, is to sit and wait for opportunities. πŸ™‚ Sounds simplistic, but it is indeed different than, for instance, the asset allocation strategies. In order to be able to even attempt taking advantage of these opportunities, however, we must be able to identify them. Once the The post

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R Packages for Data Access

August 11, 2016
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R Packages for Data Access

by Joseph Rickert Data Science is all about getting access to interesting data, and it is really nice when some kind soul not only points out an interesting data set but also makes it easy for you to access it. Below is a list of 17 R packages that appeared on CRAN between May 1st and August 8th that,...

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New Course: Introduction to Portfolio Analysis in R

August 2, 2016
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New Course Announcement: Introduction to Portfolio Analysis in R One golden rule in investing is to always test your portfolio strategy on historical data. Then, you should constantly monitor the strategy's performance after you begin trading. In thi...

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Stock prices analysis part 2 exercises

August 2, 2016
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Stock prices analysis part 2 exercises

This is the second part of the exercises dedicated to analysis of stock prices. In this part we will provide exercises for plotting, fitting linear model and predicting stock prices. You dont need to be an expert stock’s trader in order to understand the examples, but you should go through part 1, since we shall

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An Introoduction to Portfolio Component Conditional Value At Risk

July 12, 2016
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An Introoduction to Portfolio Component Conditional Value At Risk

This post will introduce component conditional value at risk mechanics found in PerformanceAnalytics from a paper written by Brian Peterson, … Continue reading →

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Did the weather affect the #Brexit vote?

June 26, 2016
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Did the weather affect the #Brexit vote?

On the evening of the polling day, some parts of London and southern England were hit by very bad weather, while other areas experienced nice weather with high temperatures and sunshine. The weather could have affected the Brexit vote by affecting Turnout or by affecting Voting Intentions. To cut a long story short: there is, … Continue reading...

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R Consortium and User! 2016 News

June 9, 2016
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by Joseph Rickert IBM Joins the R Consortium This past Monday at the Spark Summit in San Francisco IBM announced that it had joined the R Consortium as a "Platinum" member. This is very good news with respect to the development and growth of the R language, the health of the R Community and the position of opensource software...

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Common R Programming Errors Faced by Beginners

June 6, 2016
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Common R Programming Errors Faced by Beginners

There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works. – Alan Perlis Error messages can be intimidating for novice coders, and sometimes even for the experienced ones. Trying to decipher the error can be a time-consuming task. In this issue we look at some of the common errors that you can... The post

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Using geom_step

June 3, 2016
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Using geom_step

geom_step is an interesting geom supplied by the R package ggplot2. It is an appropriate rendering option for financial market data and we will show how and why to use it in this article. Let’s take a simple example of plotting market data. In this case we are plotting the "ask price" (the publicly published … Continue reading...

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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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