Why financial machine learning hasn’t kept up

In recent times, thanks to developments in both research and computation power, we have seen vast advances in the field of machine learning with applications spanning fields such as e-commerce, manufacturing and transportation. So much so that in some narrow cases AI has been shown to exceed even human capabilities


The interweb can be an unpleasant place

“It’s written in true “I was made fun of too much in high school” language.”

In the many years since I left school, I found both the motivation and opportunity to write increasingly fleeting due to the demands of everyday life. So, it was to my delight that I found…


And Why It’s Not a Bad Thing

As advances in AI continue to progress in leaps and bounds, accessibility to data science at a base level has become increasingly democratized. Traditional entry barriers to the field such as a lack of data and computing power have been swept aside with a continuous supply of new data startups…


Obstacles That Challenge Its Acceptance

As the price of Bitcoin surged to yet another all time high, crypto-mania has truly taken hold as seasoned hedge fund investors have signaled their openness to allocating to the digital currency while JP Morgan has presented long-term forecasts as high as $146,000. Despite the renewed enthusiasm that accompanied Bitcoin’s…


A Retrospection

As each year draws to a close, it is often customary to take the time to reflect on some of the more memorable moments that have come to pass before looking forward to the next one. While 2020 will be deemed as a year to forget by many it will…


And Why the Dividend Investing Narrative is Misleading

The concept of passive income has become an increasingly popular topic of late. After all, who doesn’t want to learn about making easy money? But what began as a tax label to classify income other than that derived from employment has now become synonymous with any endeavor that can easily…


Artificial Intelligence, Opinion

Resources for the Data Minded Investor

As AI and machine learning have regained popularity over the last two decades, so has an interest in their application to financial prediction tasks. The two seem like a natural fit as data generated by markets have been scrutinized by investors for over a century in hopes of forecasting their…


A Breakdown of a Timeless Investing Metric

Since the popularization of value investing by Benjamin Graham in “The Intelligent Investor” (and Security Analysis) the price earnings ratio(PE) has been a favorite among investors to help gauge the valuation of stocks. While its does provide a simple and easy to understand metric, its use can be subjective and…


Machine Learning, Probability

And Why Randomness is Not Your Friend

While 2020 has been deemed as a year to forget by many, it is undeniable that it will be remembered by history. As much of the world slipped into a COVID19 induced recession, the markets recovered from a brief stumble to return to its previous upward trajectory, one that has…


What to consider before embarking on one

With the resurgence of machine learning and artificial intelligence, never has it been easier to implement predictive algorithms both new and old. With just a few lines of code, state of the art models can be readily accessible at the fingertips of the budding data enthusiast, ready to conquer whatever…

Mikhail Mew

Researcher | Investor | Data Scientist | Curious Observer. Thoughts and insights from the confluence of investing and machine learning.

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