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Python library for Portfolio Optimization

Does anyone know of a python library/source that is able to calculate the traditional mean-variance portfolio? To press my luck, any resources where the library/source also contains functions such as ...
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What tools exist for order book analysis and visualization?

What tools exist for order book analysis and visualization? In particular, if one wanted to examine a limit order book and understand how it changes throughout the day where would you turn for ...
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Except Zipline, are there any other Pythonic algorithmic trading library I can choose?

Except Zipline, are there any other Pythonic algorithmic trading library I can choose? Especially, for backtesting?
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Correctly applying GARCH in Python

Problem: Correct usage of GARCH(1,1) Aim of research: Forecasting volatility/variance. Tools used: Python Instrument: SPX (specifically adjusted close prices) Reference material: On Estimation of ...
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Generate tick data from candlestick

Is there software (or Python / R / ... scripts) to generate (pseudo) tick data from candlestick data. I have candlestick data (CSV format) from monthly timeframe (MN) to minute timeframe (M1) but ...
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Why does regression capture differences in volatility?

I read the following statement in the book python for data analysis, chapter 11, and I was wondering if someone could give me intuition about why regression has this effect? The purpose of the ...
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Rate Distortion Minimization in a Python Clustering Algorithm

I'm attempting to solve for $\hat{k}$ clusters, such that the rate distortion is minimized, as described here, however, the answers that I am getting from my algorithm are not following the "Jump" ...
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Build a customizable trading engine in python [closed]

I am planning building fully customizable backtesting trading engine in python from scratch as a open source project, the main features i am considering is, It should be fully customizable from ...
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How to model bracket orders?

I'm looking for a way to make my own Python backtester (like zipline or pyalgotrade) or improve one of these backtesters. One major lack of these backtesters is the lack of support of bracket orders ...
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Are there Python algorithmic trading libraries supporting forex?

I know about zipline and ultrafinance, but as far as I know, they don't support fx trading. Which libraries do?
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Historical volatility from close prices (Haug pg 166)

I have implemented a function for calculating historical volatility using close the close method as described by Haug on page 166. When I implemented the formula given by Haug, it resulted in some ...
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Building custom indices; getting data from web; stats analysis; Python or R?

I would like to build a couple of custom indices. I would like to be able to enter ticker(s) into an input and have ohlc, volume, qualitative ...data downloaded from yahoofinance, google finance, ...
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Python code to download historical firm data

I am looking for a Python code that scraps a website to download historical firm data such as market capitalization, dividend-yield, and so on. I have a code that downloads the current firm data from ...
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How to implement the herding measure proposed by Lakonishok et. al (1992) in python

I would like to test for herding behaviour using the herding measure developed by Lakonishok et. al (1992) on a dataset containing trader transactions during 2013, however, i am having some trouble ...
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Calculating Bollinger Band Correctly

My bollinger band comes out like the below, which doesn't seem right. Any idea what is wrong with my code for calculating upper and lower bollinber bands? I obtained my data from here ...
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Black Scholes well coded Python

I have some trouble with the following code. Some jump and a decentered path are present but it's not the case, normally for Black Scholes diffusion ! Is anyone see a problem in my code ? ...
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Technical analysis in Python - source of knowledge

I did my best, but I could not find answer for this one - is there any good and in-depth source of knowledge about using Python for technical analysis ? Obviously, there are plenty of tutorials, blogs ...
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How to get positions of your portfolio from Interactive Brokers with python ibPy?

I am using ibpy to get the positions of my portfolio. I understand that I can do: ...
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Calculate bond yield in python

I want to run the newton method on a large dataset to calculate bond yield. Below is the code I created using a loop. I need to run it on ~50 million lines and the loop is quite unwieldy. Is there a ...
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How do I do a mean variance optimization with constraints?

I am using python and the cvxopt library to calculate an efficient frontier, per the docs: http://cvxopt.org/examples/book/portfolio.html However, I cannot figure out how to add a constraint so that ...
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building a portfolio without knowing the initial capital

Lets say I have the trades made by trader X on multiple stocks and I want to aggregate them into a portfolio to compute the portfolio return over time. For instance, I know that X bought 10 shares of ...
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IbPy download historical price data

How can i download historical price data from interactive brokers using IbPy and python?
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KeyError in Python code used to determine a trade signal for Pair Trading

I'm basically running some code as follows. Basically I'm just retrieving pairs of stocks (laid out as Row 1-Stock 1,2, Row 2-Stock 1,2 and so on, where Stock 1 and 2 are different in each row) from a ...
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Implied volatility from American options using python

I am currently trying to construct volatility surface from american option prices (using Cox-Ross-Rubinstein tree) in Python 2.7. Below you can find the code I came up with. Any corrections would be ...
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estimate implied volatility using newton-raphson in python

I am trying to calculate the implied volatility using newton-raphson in python, but the value diverges instead of converge. What is wrong with the code? ...
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Modified or Macauley Duration in python

are there any existing python modules that can calculate Modified and/or Macauley Duration of a bond.