JuniorDepot6 – Buying German Mid-Cap ETF and Getting Breakeven

Elle, a 7-year old girl who manages her savings plan with letYourMoneyGrow.com,  became more careful after her stockpicking flop with GoPro and readily agrees to invest in an index ETF so far. We explain why we bought an ETF on mDAX this time and review our quarterly performance.  Continue reading "JuniorDepot6 – Buying German Mid-Cap ETF and Getting Breakeven"

QuantLib Python – Twisting a Snake to fit a Yieldcurve

I explain how to install QuantLib Python from sources and discuss how to fit a yield curve: PiecewiseLogCubicDiscount and NelsonSiegel.
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A Quick but Insightful Look at Stock Fundamental Data Summary

StockPup.com generously shares the fundamental data for several hundred stocks. However, there are a lot of outliers and missing data. We present some interesting results for the market summary and the long-term trends.
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Nordex – Market Reaction to Annual Report and SolarWorld Bankruptcy

Nordex SE is one of the leading producers of the wind turbines. Its stock has a long difficult story, being both a tenbagger and a miserable loser. In either case it offers a lot of interesting case studies, one of which is the reaction to the annual report and the bankruptcy of a peer SolarWorld.
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Does Stock Picking Still Make Sense? Yes, it does!

Many "experts", at least in Germany, state nowadays: currently the markets are driven by macroeconomic factors (FED and ECB policies, quantitative easing, etc) thus the stock picking does not make sense. We show that it still does. Continue reading "Does Stock Picking Still Make Sense? Yes, it does!"

Visualizing the Data on 6356 American Stocks – with R source code

By current artificial intelligence, big data and robo-advisory hype many people believe that computers can do everything for you. I am pretty skeptical about it. Never denying (and actively engaging by myself) a computer-aided trading and investment I always claim "man and machine" rather than "man vs. machine". In this post I show you how to summarize and visualize the data from Alpha Vantage for 6356 American stocks. Continue reading "Visualizing the Data on 6356 American Stocks – with R source code"

JuniorDepot5 – Learning Pain of Loss with GoPro Action

Elle, a 7-year old girl, insisted last month on investing in GoPro. Now she has to learn the pain of losing money.
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Gallery of TBOT – triangle bottoms according to Lo et al 7/8

We continue publishing the visual results from Vasily Nekrasov's attempt to reproduce the results from "Foundations of Technical Analysis: Computational Algorithms, Statistical Inference, and Empirical Implementation" by Lo, Mamaysky and Wang(2000). Continue reading "Gallery of TBOT – triangle bottoms according to Lo et al 7/8"

Gallery of RTOP – rectangle tops according to Lo et al 6/8

We continue publishing the visual results from Vasily Nekrasov's attempt to reproduce the results from "Foundations of Technical Analysis: Computational Algorithms, Statistical Inference, and Empirical Implementation" by Lo, Mamaysky and Wang(2000). Continue reading "Gallery of RTOP – rectangle tops according to Lo et al 6/8"

Gallery of RBOT – rectangle bottoms according to Lo et al 5/8

We continue publishing the visual results from Vasily Nekrasov's attempt to reproduce the results from "Foundations of Technical Analysis: Computational Algorithms, Statistical Inference, and Empirical Implementation" by Lo, Mamaysky and Wang(2000). Continue reading "Gallery of RBOT – rectangle bottoms according to Lo et al 5/8"