The INFORMS Data Mining Section (in conjunction with Sinapse) is pleased to announce its third annual Data Mining Contest. This contest requires participants to develop a model that predicts stock price movements at five minute intervals.
Competitors will be provided with intraday trading data showing stock price movements at five minute intervals, sectoral data, economic data, experts' predictions and indexes. (We don’t reveal the underlying stock to prevent competitors from looking up the answers.)
Being able to better predict short-term stock price movements would be a boon for high-frequency traders, so the methods developed in this contest could have a big impact on the finance industry.
We have provided a training database to allow participants to build their predictive models. Participants will submit their predictions for the test database (which doesn't include the variable being predicted). The public leaderboard will be calculated based on 10 per cent of the test dataset.
The submission deadline is October 10th 2010. Final results will be announced on October 12th. The winners of this contest will be honoured at a session of the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Austin-Texas (November 7-10).
Details at: http://kaggle.com/informs2010