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MOOC Student Demographics (Fall 2012)

May 25, 2013 by


I report on survey responses from  2,350 students who enrolled in a Massive Online Open Class (MOOC) titled “Computational Investing, Part I” via  in Fall 2012. The responses represent 41% of the students who completed the course and 2.6% of those who initially enrolled but did not complete it.

What Students Said About My MOOC (Spring 2013)

May 25, 2013 by


The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: These are quotes provided by students who completed the course I taught with TA Sourabh Bajaj via coursera in Spring 2013.

Review of “Computational Investing, Part I” taught by Tucker Balch (Fall 2012)

May 25, 2013 by


ALERT: This is an old review based on the Fall 2012 session. Please follow this link  to see the new review.

How News Affects Stock Prices

May 23, 2013 by


A quick overview of news, prices and technologies.

Why do low volatility ETFs have alpha?

May 9, 2013 by


A recent white paper answers the question.

Leverage: An Example Use with a Low Volatility ETF

May 5, 2013 by


Some people view “leverage” as a four letter word, especially since the market collapse in 2008/2009. But leverage, when used properly can be sensible. Here’s an example use.

Opinion: DOW 15,000 is a Sugar High

May 4, 2013 by


The DOW recently touched 15,000 and it will probably blast through that mark. It makes me worried.