Can we predict stock prices?

Commvault / Eng
Sweety

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Sweetymore
Jun 25, 2018 29 Comments

Can we use algorithmic trading using ML/AI/data analysis to predict stock prices? What are the best ways to start on this?

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Lol
    Jun 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Mgmt blndtrpRep
    You’re the first guy to think of this. Nobody else is doing it! Remember me when you have your billions.
    Jun 25, 2018 0
  • Pandora dipthong
    Duh. Anyone can write code to predict stock prices. I’ve been doing it since 2007 and have been right 50.000000000001% of the time. Still on Blind yakking about TC.
    Jun 25, 2018 2
    • New / Eng
      Atrous

      New Eng

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      Google, Facebook
      Atrousmore
      Too bad you don’t have $1T.
      Jun 25, 2018
    • Snapchat Evan’s Dad
      @atrous do you even math dude? 1T at that rate isn’t even a dollar 😂
      Jun 25, 2018
  • Dropbox yLAJ84
    Yeah, I’ve actually started a project to tackle this very problem. You in?
    Jun 25, 2018 5
    • IBM daIQ51
      There are many factors to stock price ..it is like predicting what will happen tomorrow.. there can be other strategies which can work .
      Jun 25, 2018
    • Oracle / Other nogo
      I might be interested. What techniques are you using?

      Stock market is nothing but probability. No one can guess it right cent percent of the times
      Jun 25, 2018
    • Google fried🐙
      Where are you going to buy the timeseries data from?
      Jun 25, 2018
    • Commvault / Eng
      Sweety

      Commvault Eng

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      Commvault
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      Python development
      Sweetymore
      OP
      I’m using Robinhood un official api and historical data from Robinhood api only. Python is the programming language.
      Jun 26, 2018
  • Microsoft mstomania
    If you can use ML to predict what Trump is going to tweet tomorrow, the yes.
    Jun 25, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Kiddofiddo
      Nice! That’s actually a great approach
      Jun 25, 2018
  • Snapchat Evan’s Dad
    😂
    Jun 25, 2018 0
  • New DuQvV7
    It’s ridiculously easy to predict stock market. Especially with ML & massive compute power.

    Being right is the impossible part...
    Jun 25, 2018 0
  • Oath / Eng xyzal
    No
    Jun 25, 2018 0
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    Compass Eng

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    Google
    FUPayMemore
    Renaissance capital.
    Jun 25, 2018 2
    • Citadel opm_opm
      That's just lawyer speak for law of large numbers. Of course RenTech predicts returns. Predictions are correct when averaged over many samples, a single sample is dominated by noise.
      Jun 25, 2018
    • Citadel opm_opm
      There are lots of cases where signal-to-noise ratio is low (individual predictions are dominated by noise), but we still think of it as 'prediction'. Eg: predicting weather (temp) more than 4 days out, predicting click-through probability of a single ad, etc.
      I guess we have different definitions of what 'prediction' means.
      Jun 25, 2018
  • Airbnb bic muhnee
    Yea with time travel
    Jun 25, 2018 1
  • New / Sales Mooks
    Bridgewater Capital - largest hedge fund on the planet is basically computer prediction checked by humans for outliers
    Jun 28, 2018 0
  • Oracle 🦍w
    Theoretically and practically impossible to do. If anyone says otherwise is either lying or doesn’t know anything about stocks.
    Jun 25, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng Googleman
    Theoretically yes, but you don’t have all the information in the market
    Jun 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Fang2020
    Ask Jane Street how that's going.
    Jun 25, 2018 0
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    • Snapchat Evan’s Dad
      😂 doesn’t work in practice
      Jun 26, 2018
  • Autodesk autodesk
    Can’t beat hedge funds they have people working full time and ofcourse people can’t beat their algorithms and computing power
    Jun 25, 2018 1
    • GrubHub / Eng
      lumpydog

      GrubHub Eng

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      Qualcomm
      lumpydogmore
      Last year all the funds underperformed the market
      Jun 26, 2018
  • Starbucks / Eng LeOops
    Impossible.
    Jun 25, 2018 0

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