Machine Learning and Big Data in Quantitative Investing

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Machine learning enables computers or machines to learn from data directly without being explicitly programmed. By nature, machine learning models can capture nonlinearities better than traditional models can. To extract valuable information hidden in a large dataset, you need to use modern tools for processing big data and machine learning together. Big data generally refers to a large volume of data that is hard to process using existing techniques that require in-memory computation. Data used in or stored by financial institutions that is typically considered big data includes: The most basic example of the role of data in finance is technical analysis in which the relationships among price, volume, and time are aggregated into technical indicators for predicting future movements in price.

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