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I'm not sure if this is a question for "Quantitative Finance" or "Personal Finance & Money" so forgive me if this one is irrelevant for this site.

The Situation

So I wrote a program (in vb.net for the curious) that predicts stocks sentiments and movements. (the method does not matter) The program eventually procude a serious of numbers or scores, that represents the prediction of the stocks. Each stock has it's own number.

The Main Problem

What can I do with these numbers?...I mean, lets say stock X got a score of -421.5234 and stock Y got a score of 532.521. Sure, the user can understand that stock X, according to the prediction, will go down, and stock Y will go up. But this presentation of results is obviously not realistic and does not say much.


I know it is a pretty broad question and not very detailed, but since I have no clue what to do, I hoped that perhaps you can help me. I'm pretty sure that the prediction should rely on the previous value of each company according to the stock market, but still, i can't find a method that will relate the scores generated, to the real prediction.

Any way, any method will be welcome. Thanks :)

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Hi Mr Anderson, welcome to quant.SE! To be honest, I don't really understand what you want. You will have to be less vague and give some examples. – Bob Jansen Aug 3 '14 at 11:28
First of all it would be good for you to test if the scores give consistent results i.e. high score stocks go up and vice versa. A probabilistic score would be the first check before jumping to conclusion. – Taran Aug 9 '14 at 9:27

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