Linear Regression Model – Predicting Apple Inc. share price

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Hello. 🙂 I am back with a post about forecasting, a subject I have always, carefully tried to avoid … for personal reasons. 😀 Forecasting is the science (or an art for some:) of analysing trends and estimating future outcome probabilities … Continue reading

Green Finance in China – Timeline, Government Commitment and Early Indicators

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In July 2007 the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the PBC, and the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) jointly released the Opinions on Implementing Environmental Protection Policies and Laws to Avoid Credit Risks (Ministry of Environmental Protection Document [2007] No.108), which … Continue reading

Financial Regulation, Internet Banking and FinTech in China

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Recently, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), who are collectively known in China as the “Yi Hang San Hui” (one central bank, three commissions), … Continue reading

Luxembourg For Finance Mission to China

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As in previous years, Luxembourg for Finance launched a mission to strenghen cooperation on financial matters with China and held seminars in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, with panels on investment and financing solutions. Last week I joined Luxembourg for Finance Mission … Continue reading

Streaming and Handling Financial data in R – Data Tables and Time Series – I

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For streaming and handling financial data in R, we will need the libraries XML, and then work either with data.tables or timeseries (or other types). Here we look at both data.tables and timeseries. Run the following lines. In the line ‘url01 <- fread(“http://linktoyourquote“)’, change the … Continue reading

Bullish/Bearish Sentiment in 200 Google Hits: Concordancing and N-grams

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The linguist who is not yet introduced to the universe of programming languages, may obviate with a ready-made software solution for computational linguistics. These can also be very useful in prototyping (or brainstorming phases of) automated analytic routines and software development. Wordsmith … Continue reading

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Notes on Financial Software Engineering for MiFID II-Compliance

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Following a critical discourse analysis of the MiFID II financial regulation, here are some notes for the industry tackling the issue of Financial Software Engineering for Investment Suitability and Reporting Quality. This is my own reading of the regulation and how … Continue reading

DATA Mining – A Social Scientist’s Tools: ELAN and Praat

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If one considers doing serious field and/or ethnographic work in social, interactional and behavioural sciences, one should consider getting acquainted with the softwares Elan developed by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (MPI Nijmegen henceforth), and Praat by (Boersma and Weenink, 2014). In my doctoral … Continue reading