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An example of a trading strategy coded in R

In this post, we will back-test our trading strategy in R. The quantmod package has made it really easy to pull historical data from Yahoo Finance. The one line code below fetches NSE ( Nifty) data.

Executive Program in Algorithmic Trading Explained [WEBINAR] - QuantInsti

The webinar was conducted by Mr Nitesh Khandelwal, Director at iRage Capital and core faculty at QuantInsti on 14th March, 2013. The webinar focussed on informing the attendees about Algorithmic Trading in general and detailing of our E-PAT course at QuantInsti.

How to design quant trading strategies using "R"?

This presentation answers fundamental questions like - What is R? How can we use R packages in writing quantitative trading strategies?
It also details the steps in the development of a quantitative trading strategy.

SodaStream Falls on Weak Top-Line Results

SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) reported its third-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Wednesday. The company had $0.22 in earnings per share (EPS) on $110.0 million in revenue. That compared to Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of $0.21 in EPS on revenue of $111.74 million. In the same period of the previous year, the company posted EPS of $0.45 and $125.90 million in revenue.

Global Stocks Growing Dividends: Japan

Many individual investors count on dividend payments they receive for buying shares in certain companies. But with the S&P 500 Index yielding an average of only 2.1%, it is important income investors consider global stocks to maximize their total return.

Maryland, Florida Top States for August Distressed Home Sales

U.S. sales of distressed homes totaled 9.3% of all homes sold in August of this year, according to CoreLogic data. That is a 2.3 percentage point drop compared with August of 2014 and down 0.4 percentage points compared with July of this year.

VW Emissions Issues Spread to Gasoline Cars

Volkswagen AG said it found faulty emissions readings for the first time in gasoline-powered vehicles, widening a scandal that so far had centered on diesel engines. The shares fell the most in almost five weeks.

China’s CICC Covered 60% IPO from the Cornerstone Investor

The China International Capital Group, known familiarly as CICC has raised about 60% of its IPO from the cornerstone investors. The bank has planned to raise a fund of $800 million in the initial public offering. In the IPO, the bank has raised 60% of its planned fund from the cornerstone investors itself. The IPO is taking place in the Hong Kong market. According to the people who have more knowledge on this, the bank has locked this big chunk of fund from the cornerstone investor during the volatile behavior of the market. The CICC is partly owned by the KKR & Co.

SSIPL, A PE backed Footwear Retailer Refiles IPO

SSIPL retail Ltd, formerly known as Moja Shoes has now refiled its IPO papers to the SEBI. This footwear manufacturer has planned to raise fund in the market through initial public offering as one of its investor Tano Capital will not be continuing with the company hereafter. This Delhi based firm is filing the Draft red herring prospectus for the third time now. Already the firm has submitted the papers for going public in the early years but has withdrawn the papers soon as there were so many other reasons. Now the firm is believed to be entering in to the market soon.

Biggest IPO will clear all the woes of Japan

Japan is now preparing for the largest IPO in the history after the year 2014. This is probably the largest IPO that the world has ever seen, says the sources. It was Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd that has made a bench mark in the world IPO history in the year 2014. After that, the Japan Postal service IPO is going to be the largest. It is believed that this idea of privatizing the Japan post service would bring a new rise to the country. The privatization of Japan postal service definitely will help the country to revive itself from the 20 years slump.

Do You Have The Trader Aptitude?

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The London Academy of Trading

A brief insight into LAT, the students and the people who work here that make our flagship 3 month programme as successful and valuable as it is.

How to design quant trading strategies using “R”?

This presentation answers fundamental questions like - What is R? How can we use R packages in writing quantitative trading strategies?It also details the steps in the development of a quantitative trading strategy.Going further it teaches how to optimize & refine your strategy.

Genius Invention Could Transform Jet Engines

Mike McCune is an engineer with Pratt & Whitney, the airplane manufacturer. After 30 years of development, he’s created a gearbox for a jet engine that makes them 75% quieter and 15% more fuel efficient. That’s a savings of about $1.5 million per airplane each year.

We’ve got a teaser to tackle, and it’s a good old fashioned “this company has a lock on a rare mineral that will surge” pitch, the kind that we saw so often when commodities were in a bull market a few years ago… but there’s been a lot happening to stocks I own and watchlist stocks, and I also have a personal buy to report that we’re elevating to “Idea of the Month” as it comes off the watchlist after a crash in price, so let me do that first and we’ll cover the teaser as a separate piece.

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Retail Sales Weaker Than Expected, Led by Autos; Car Boom Ending?

The actual reading was a gain of just 0.1% for the month. In addition, last month's retail sales were revised lower to +0.0% from an initial reading of +0.1%.

PPI Unexpectedly Declines Second Month; Another Big Decline Likely Next Month

Demand for services had been holding up producer prices but not for the last two reports. PPI-FD fell an unexpected 0.4 percent in October vs Econoday expectations for a 0.2 percent gain and vs a low estimate of minus 0.1 percent. Year-on-year, prices are down a very sizable 1.6 percent.

Market Regulator SEBI to Cut Down Paper Works

Market regulator SEBI has made a blunder change in the IPO prospectus of every firm now. According to the new changes that have been made by the SEBI, an abridge prospectus must be submitted by the firms before they get into the IPO. The abridge prospectus should not cross more than 5 sheets or simply 10 pages printed back and front. By making this change, SEBI is letting the investors to understand the key features of the shares of a company on which they are investing their money.

Nation’s Fifth Largest Aviation Company Plans For IPO Now

GoAir, India's fifth largest aviation company by passengers is now considering plans to get into IPO soon. The plans have started and the talks regarding appointment of bankers and the sources are going on now at the top level management now. GoAir is a part of the Wadia Group which also holds var...

Hapag Llyod to Raise $300 Million with the Downward Revised IPO Price

The container shipping company Hapag Llyod has recently fixed the final price for their shares. The company has announced the share price through a report that has all details regarding their IPO. The final share price was fixed at $21.91. This is the lower end of book building range. The company has also told that they have raised a fund of $300 million through the initial public offering already.

China's Stocks Rise to Seven-Week High Amid Stimulus Speculation

China’s stocks rallied to the highest level in seven weeks and turnover jumped amid speculation the government will take more steps to bolster economic growth.

Basics of Trading Options

We assist corporate by providing qualified human resources for their operation and expansion requirement. We train their existing staff to furnish them with the latest updates and techniques in their respective domains.

Managing an Option Portfolio and how Automated Trading makes it easier

This presentation is a part of the series of webinars conducted by QI every month. This webinar was conducted on 3rd August, 2013. The topic was 'Managing an Option Portfolio and how Automated Trading makes it easier'.

Is the Marriott Starwood merger the first of many for the hotel biz?

The Marriott Starwood merger is the first big union within the hospitality industry, though it comes on the heels of a recent uptick in consolidation activity. In October, French hotel company Accor (OTCMKTS: AC) expressed interest in acquiring Canadian luxury hotel brand FRHI Hotels & Resorts for $3 billion. By the end of the month, Starwood sold its time-share business to Interval Leisure Group (IILG) for approximately $1.5 billion.

Dragonfly Capital Views Performance through November 2015

The premium service starts with an in depth Technical Analysis of the Macro Markets and their influencers. Reviewing the Equity Indexes, Gold, Oil, Bonds, The Dollar, Foreign Markets and Volatility and assessing the upcoming week. This is delivered Saturday morning. On Sunday you get 5 exclusive trade ideas culled from reviewing over 900 individual charts.