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In financial markets, two of the most common trading strategies used by investors are the momentum and mean reversion strategies. If a stock exhibits momentum (or trending behavior as shown in the figure below), its price on the current period is more likely to increase (decrease) if it has already increased (decreased) on the previous period.
When the return of a stock at time t depends in some way on the return at the previous time t-1, the returns are said to be autocorrelated. In…Continue
Summary: The annual Burtch Works salary survey tells us a lot about which industries are using the most data scientists and the difference between higher and lower skilled data scientists. Salary increases show us whether demand is increasing, and finally we take a shot at determining which skills are most in demand.
What a difference a few years can make. We used to say that everyone loves a data scientist – and wants to be one. …Continue
By Ajit Jaokar. This post is a part of my forthcoming book on Mathematical foundations of Data Science. In this post, we use the Perceptron algorithm to bridge the gap between high school maths and deep learning.
As part of my role as course director of the Artificial Intelligence: Cloud and Edge Computing at the University of Oxford, I see more students who are familiar with programming than with mathematics.
They have last learnt maths…Continue
Originally published in 2014 and viewed more than 200,000 times, this is the oldest data science cheat sheet - the mother of all the numerous cheat sheets that are so popular nowadays. I decided to update it in June 2019. While the first half, dealing with installing components on your laptop and learning UNIX, regular expressions, and file management hasn't changed much, the second half, dealing with machine learning, was rewritten entirely from scratch. It is amazing how things changed in…Continue
We propose simple solutions to important problems that all data scientists face almost every day. In short, a toolbox for the handyman, useful to busy professionals in any field.
1. Eliminating sample size effects. Many statistics, such as correlations or R-squared, depend on the sample size, making it difficult to…Continue