Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2016«

How to avoid accidental global variables in Python

January 29, 2016 by

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Because of the way the Python programming language is implemented it is easy to “accidentally” define and use global variables without the programmer even realizing it.  Later on, the code might behave oddly and be hard to debug.  Here’s a quick trick you can use to avoid that pitfall. Advertisements

Do the returns of high turnover trading offset tax consequences?

January 20, 2016 by

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Strategies that trade frequently usually have high turnover and are therefore taxed at a higher rate than strategies that hold positions for one year or longer.  In this article we examine the tax consequences for high turnover strategies. keywords: short term capital gains tax, investing, trading

Could Artificial Intelligence have predicted this correction?

January 15, 2016 by

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To answer that question, we asked our Machine Learning-based forecaster what it thought would happen a month ago.

Big Data & the Value of Shorting: Talk at Vero Beach

January 8, 2016 by

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I was invited by Essex Asset Management to speak about the influence of big data on investment practice in Vero Beach, FL.