One Year of SEO Optimization

I review the results of my SEO optimization after one year on this blog running HUGO, the static based CMS. What was done, what can be learned, and what is left to do.
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Time Series for H2O with Modeltime

I share some notes from an online community meetup on doing Time Series in H2O-3 with the Modeltime R package. The new R Package is neat, I hope that someone builds something like that for Python!
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H2O Wave App Tutorials

Wave is a new Open Source pythonic framework for build applications. It’s fast (written in Go) and let’s you focus only on your code without worrying about CSS, Javascript, and other HTML related stuff. I’m starting an H2O Wave App Tutorial post.
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Passive Income - T Dividends

AT&T is part of my passive income portfolio. While it’s not sexy and glamourous like TSLA, it’s a good earner and generates good dividends. I show you how I analyzed the stock and chose it for my portfolio.
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Subscriptions, Adsense, 20Booksto50K. Oh My!

Everyone’s trying to make money off the Internet and I’m trying to figure out what’s the best way? Is it web-monetization, Adsense, Medium or something else? I break it down on what I think will work the best.
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Install H2O’s Wave on AWS Lightsail or EC2

How to set up Wave, H2O’s new open source python based framework, that let’s you build apps. I share a tutorial on how to setup Wave on AWS’s Lightsail or EC2 instances.
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Installing Ghost CMS on AWS Lightsail

If you want to dump Medium.com or Substack.com but still want to make some money via a subscription service, consider migrating to Ghost on AWS’s Lightsail. I show you how easy it is to do in this tutorial.
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Is A 1929 Stock Market Crash Coming?

All this has happened before and will happen again. I share my personal thoughts on what we’re entering a NEW Roaring 20’s with the possibility that it will be followed by a 1929 like Stock Market Crash! I even highlight some a possible ‘crash performing’ type of investment.
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Passive Income for February 2021

My Passive Income Summary for February 2021. My goal is to build a $100,000 a year passive income portfolio!
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Passive Income - JNJ Dividends

Why JNJ has been a long term holding of my Passive Income Portfolio as I work toward $100,000/year in Passive Income!
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5 Tips to Building a Dividend Passive Income Portfolio

Building a dividend producing passive income portfolio requires thought, time, and education. Today I’m sharing 5 tips for building a dividend passive income portfolio and how you can figure out the right strategy for you. As I’ve written before, this idea came to me after my wife and I reviewed her 401k at the end of 2020. She had by accident generated a large sum of dividends without even trying. This was the same for me in my 401k as well and we generated $800 in dividends by accident in our trading account.
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My Search for a Low Touch Passive Income Generator

It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing, or to dance while the music was played. - Alan Watts I struggled with where to publish this article. Part of me wanted to post this to my regular blog Neural Market Trends because it’s where I’m writing about this particular subject a lot. The other part of me thought it would be best to share it on Medium with a larger audience.
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Gamestop (GME) Noise

The Gamestock GME noise is dying down. I’m calling it, it’s over.
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Passive Income for January 2021

My Passive Income Summary for January 2021. My goal is to build a $100,000 a year passive income portfolio!
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Passive Income - RYLD Dividends

Why RYLD has become part of my Passive Income Portfolio as I work toward $100,000/year in Passive Income!
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Passive Income - QYLD Dividends

Why QYLD has become part of my Passive Income Portfolio as I work toward $100,000/year in Passive Income!
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Passive Income - GILT Dividends

Why GILT has become part of my Passive Income Portfolio as I work toward $100,000/year in Passive Income!
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DIY Passive Income

I’m shaking $hit up and it’s going to get real in my Passive Income Journey!
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Passive Investing with Dividends

My thoughts on starting a dividend investing. I want to build a passive investing portfolio of high dividend yielding stocks, ETFs, and mutual funds!
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2020 AI Market in Review

A review of the AI market in 2020!
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Marriott vs Hilton Hotels

News of a Covid19 vaccine is causing Marriott and Hilton Hotels to break out higher. Everyone wants to travel again!
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Terra Tech - TRTC

Cannabis / Pot Stocks are a must watch in 2021 as competition heats up and costs rise.
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Battle of the Retailers AMZN WMT TGT RTH

All strong trends for AMZN, WMT, and TGT. THe RTH ETF is flashing warning signs…
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NVIDIA vs Intel

How NVDA is winning the chip wars and INTC is dying (for now).
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Becoming a Professional Blogger

What Does It Take to Be A Professional Blogger? Can You Choose Blogging as a Career?
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Facebook & Political Ads Targeting

Facebook sent a cease and desist letter to NYU researchers looking into their targed political ads.
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Python Tutorials

A comprehensive list of my Python Tutorials for SEO, plain work, and other fun stuff.
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H2O Tutorials

A comprehensive list of H2O Tutorials and Interesting Videos
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How to Blog Yourself to a New Life

A guide on how to blog yourself to a new life. It’ll take work but it’s really rewarding.
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Should you Buy the Market now?

A wishy washy answer to buying into the markets trading at all time highs.
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RapidMiner Tutorials

A comprehensive list of my RapidMiner Video Tutorials.
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Uphold. The Cryptocurrency Interledger

A Cash/Crypto Interledger is finally here and it makes a lot of sense. This is the future of digital currency!
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Migrate away from Wordpress to Hugo

Learn how I migrated away from WordPress to Hugo and used AWS Amplify to host my blog & website.
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Coil & Web Monetization in Hugo

I think the current web monetizaztion model is broken and power is concentrated into too many corporate silos.
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Hugo SEO Tutorials

A list of tips and examples for optimizing SEO using the static CMS generator Hugo.
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A Review of Dreamhost

Why I use Dreamhost over all other hosters.
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We Are Slaves to Subscriptions!

Cutting the cord on myself
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Hugo, the Static CMS

Why Hugo is a great static CMS that’s fast and easy to work with. Get your site up in minutes!
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An Apple a Day

I sold AAPL Stock. Was I smart or dumb?
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It’s a Good Time to Start a Business

The best time to launch a business when you’re coming out of a recession. Start planning your new business in a recession! Here are some ideas for starting a business.
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JC Penny is Dead

Oui, Jacques Penny ist el morte
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XLE Energy SPDR

Hamster power is more reliable and cheaper
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Everyone Wants to Get Rich Quick

Shake your money maker!
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Cruise Lines are Sinking

Cruise lines are sinking but which ones will stay afloat in the year of Covid19?
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Corona, Sales, and Carpet Salesmen

Doing my bit for Corona Brewing. Sales will change in the post Covid19 world. I think that will be a good thing.
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Gilead Sciences and Tesla

Covid19 + 5G cell towers with virulent bats. A perfect combination…
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Not Sure Where the Market is Going?

Markets flucuated today…
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Winc.com Wine Review

The Netflix of wine delivery, Winc is a real ‘social security’ for you and your social life.
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Millions of Jobless Claims

The only way to mend this economy is to fix the mess Trump made. Go out and Vote on November 3rd.
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Oil below Zero Dollars a barrel

Someone is left holding the barrel!
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TensorFlow & Julia on a Jetson Nano

How to install Tensorflow and Julia on a Jetson Nano. My tips to prevent baldness (aka ripping your hair out!)
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Software is eating the World

First it was chips, now it’s software.
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AI is Evolving

New Open Source Libraries hint at AI programming blocks evolving as it learns.
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Things will change after COVID19

What’s going to change during and after Covid19.
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You Need Goals in Times Like These

One can argue that I’m doing all this stuff to keep my mind off what’s happening and I’d say you’re partially right.
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Joining the Indie Web

I’m going to reclaim my data and control. So this week I cut the cord with Google Analytics and Disqus.
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Stock and Fund Shopping List

The time to buy stocks is NOW! Missed it? Too bad!
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Python Forex Trading Bot

A Forex Trading Bot in Python using the Oanda API. Feel free to grab the free code and make derivatives from it.
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Groovy over Python?

For some simple things, Groovy and Python are very easy.
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Groovy for Data Science

Can you use Groovy for Data Science. The answer is Yes, but…
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The Contrarian Case for Getting Active

Get active in the markets! I mean lose actively in the markets…
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Working on 2020

Juggling Work Life Balance is hard!
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Updated Forex Charts with Bokeh

Generating Forex Charts with the Open Source Bokeh charting library.
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Morgan Stanley Layoffs, VTI keeps climbing

Is Depression Version 2.0 Coming?
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How to Recognize AI Snakeoil

There’s a lot of AI Snakeoil out there, get it from reputable sources!
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Go Master Quits, AI too powerful

Google’s AlphaGo makes a Go Master Quit. It’s too powerful.
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AI Trading & Lehman Brothers?

As far as the trend in AI goes, it’s really getting started now. AI is being adopted by the next tier of companies.
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Investing in the S&P500 beats AI Trading

The market is an average and there are funds or AI traders that beat the average, but others will underperform the average
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Market Trends

How to Identify Stock Market Trends and Profit From Them!
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Downloading SEC.GOV data

I’ve finally found a way to download SEC.GOV data in a consistent and less stressful way.
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Managing Your Time with Stoicism

Lately I’ve been reading Seneca as part of my exploration of Stoicism. There’s a lot of great things here and I recommend you check out the video and my notes below.
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Auto Support Resistance Lines in Forex

On the heels of my last post, I’ve extended those functions to the EURUSD pair. The data starts from this year 2019 and goes through to yesterday. It’s actually a pretty neat script as it takes data from Onada and then generates the support and resistance lines for that particular pair. The next step would be to create a buy/sell order in the Oanda Practice Account. Once I do that it’s then a matter of writing a trading strategy and testing it in real time.
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Isolation Forests in H2O.ai

H2O.ai releases Isolation Forests for open source, an anomaly detection method.
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The Big Rocks

There’s always time for work, but never enough time for yourself or loved ones.
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How Blogging Led to My Personal Growth

I would’ve never been here if I resigned myself to my fate back in 2007. Do what scares you, do what you love. Make your world sing.
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Back to Montreal

Some ruminations on traveling back to Canada.
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Ray Dalio Goes Long Gold

Ray Dalio explains why he’s going long Gold. Is now the right time to buy Gold and Silver American Eagles?
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Always Be Learning

If I’m not pushing myself out of my comfort zone or just plain learning ‘cool shit,’ I just get bored and cranky.
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Real Estate Buying Guide

A no nonsense guide for real estate investors or people looking to buy their first home. Learn tricks, tips, to avoid the mistakes we made.
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Real Estate Flippers are Flipping Out

Real Estate Investing is back with a vengenace, then what are the REI Flippers Flipping Out?
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Vanguard’s Total Index ETF - VTI

Diversifed Low Cost Mutual Fund Retirement Strategies always win in the end.
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MLI with RSparkling

How to do Machine Learning Interpretability with RSparkling
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Best Airline & Hotel Rewards Credit Cards

I only travel with two credit cards. Here’s why I choose them.
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Passive Investing & Income

Passive Investing is NOT Passive Income. Learning the differences and build a solid retirement plan.
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The Ye Old Blog List

What it was like during Blogging version 1.0.
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Interpreting Machine Learning Models

A short introduction on Machine Learning Interpretability (MLI). Learn the basics of MLI.
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Microsoft the AI Powerhouse

My mone is on Microsoft winning the Cloud Wars.
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Phone Addiction

Addiction sucks.
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Machine Learning Making Pesto Tastier

Learn how Machine Learning is making your food more delicious. Pesto dal vivo!
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The Pyschology of Writing

Why I Write.
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Investing in 2019 and beyond

People have no patience when it comes to investing. Stick with the passiving investing plans and you’ll get there in a methodical way.
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TensorFlow and High Level APIs

A reat presentation on the upcoming release of TensorFlow v2 by Martin Wicke.
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Making AI Happen Without Getting Fired

I share my notes from this must watch if you’re thinking of putting AI models into production.
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A Traveling Sales Engineer

What life is like for a Traveling Sales Engineer.
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Functional Programming in Python

What’s the different between Functional Programming and OOP for Python? I share my notes from this great talk.
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Feature Engineering in Driverless AI

Learn about the complex feature engineering that Driverless AI does. How to squeeze more performance out of your machine learning models.
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What’s new in Driverless AI?

New updates to Driverless AI keep pushing the innovation envelope. Learn about key differentiators.
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Flux Machine Learning for Julia

Julia announced Flux, a machine learning frame work for Julia.
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Makers vs Takers

Are you a Maker or a Taker? There are really two types of people in the world, those that create things and those that consume.
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How Passive Investing Saved My Life

Passive Investing == Long term success. Don’t trade, invest instead!
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Startups and Open Source

Why Open Source makes Startups happen.
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The Process of Writing

Writing. I have such a love hate relationship with it. I try to write things of interest to my readers but I’m struggling to reconcile what to write about it. So I focus on writing tips and the process. I love the process of writing so much that it gets in the way of actual writing sometimes. Damn. In order to share with my readers, I have to write. In order to write, I have to sit my butt in a chair and start writing.
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Ray Dalio’s Pure Alpha Fund

A great aspect of Ray Dalio’s strategy is that he looks in history where a current similar situation has occurred.
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Living the Dream?

I’m going to preface this post by saying that lately I’ve been pretty emotional. I’m not sure why, but perhaps it has to do with the fact that in a few short years I’ll be a half century old. I’m starting to look around me and catch glimpses of my mortality in the rear view mirror. Oddly, it seems to be gaining on me every time I look.

For those that know me, I have a favorite saying. When I’m asked “how’re you doing?” I reply, “I’m living the dream.” Sometimes I get a chuckle, sometimes I get a sigh, and sometimes I get “Yah right, more like a nightmare.”

I’ve come to find that I can learn a lot about a person by how they answer this question.

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Humility and Equanimity in Sales

Dear Friend, I’ve been meaning to write about the importance humility and equanimity in sales. From my personal past observations, it seems these are attributes only a few sales people have. What is humility and equanimity? Humility is defined as: “a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness.” Equanimity is defined as: “mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.” The Monkey Brain Recently I was enlightened by a sales colleague about the concept of the Monkey brain.
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What is Reusable Holdout?

Overfitting and introducing bias during model training is always a big topic in data science. Typically you train a model using Cross Validation by creating a model on k-1 folds and test it on the remaining one fold. This one fold is the holdout set and will usually work very well if, and only if, the trained model is independent of the holdout set. Under normal situations, this works well, but you might begin to leak information into the model as the test fold changes.
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Open Source

I’ve been think a lot about open source lately. I’ve also been thinking of closed source and open core too.
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Machine Learning Interpretability in R

In this video the presenter goes over a new R package called ‘iML.’ This package has a lot of power when explaining global and local feature importance. These explanations are critical, especially in the health field and if your under GDPR regulations. Now, with the combination of Shapley, LIME, and partial dependence plots, you can figure out how the model works and why. I think we’ll see a lot of innovation in the ‘model interpretation’ space going forward.
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Why I Left RapidMiner

C’est La Vie - Time waits for no man…
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Matrix Factorization for Missing Values

I stumbled across an interested reddit post about using matrix factorization (MF) for imputing missing values. The original poster was trying to solve a complex time series that had missing values. The solution was to use matrix factorization to impute those missing values. Since I never heard of that application before, I got curious and searched the web for information. I came across this post using matrix factorization and Python to impute missing values.
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Why (most) Twitter Bots Suck

Why most Twitter Bots suck terribly at what they are supposed to do. The entire social media gamification stinks to high hevean.
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MLI Using LIME Framework

Understanding the LIME framework for Machine Learning Interpretability.
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Millennials are Bailing on their jobs

Millennials have had enough with the deck stacked against them, so they’re bailing on their jobs and forging their own paths.
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Exploring H2O.ai

A few years ago RapidMiner incorporated a fantastic open source library from H2O.ai. That gave the platform Deep Learning, GLM, and a GBT algos, something they were lacking for a long time. If you were to look at my usage statistics, I’d bet you’d see that the Deep Learning and GLM algos are my favorites. Just late last year H20.ai released their driverless.ai platform, an automated modeling platform that can scale easily to GPUs.
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Beta Testing an Instagram Hashtag Tool

Continuing the stream of consciousness from my Working with Instgram API, JSONPath, and RapidMiner post, I started beta testing a new and improved Instagram Hashtag Tool. I’ve even opened it up to a few beta testers (ping me if you want to try it). It uses a RapidMiner Server on the backend to watch a Dropbox folder. Once you put a text file into the ‘In’ folder, it triggers a process and spits back a spreadsheet in the ‘Out’ folder.
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VC’s Killing Startups

VC’s can sometimes kill a startup because of their greed and impatience. Proceed carefully Young Startup!
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Guide to Getting Started in Data Science

My experiences in learning Data Science and working at a Startup. I share my lessons learned and tips on how you can get started in the field of Data Science.
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My Chinese Big Brother - Part 2

Coming on the heels of “I told you so,” China is using facial recognition to make sure you’re a good Chinese citizen. Authorities in Shenzhen, China, have set up artificial intelligence-powered CCTV cameras to scan the faces of those who jaywalk at major intersections and display their identities on large LED screens for all to see. If that isn’t punishment enough, plans are now in place to link the current system with cellular technology, so offenders will also be sent a text message with a fine as soon as they are caught crossing the road against traffic lights.
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Data Science & Machine Learning

Learn about data science and machine learning from a Google presentation
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The Millennial Generation

I love the Millennial generation but not everyone can communicate with them. Why is it so hard?
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The Download

Sometimes you need down time.
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Build a Machine Learning Framework

Learn how one group of Hackers developed a machine learning framework from scratch!s
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How StockTwits Uses Machine Learning

Learn how StockTwits uses Data Science and Machine Learning to build new products. Read my notes from Garrett Hoffman’s interview.
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Fraud Analytics in RapidMiner

how to use RapidMiner for Fraud Analytics
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AlphaGO Zero learns on its own

The news dropped that Google’s new implementation of AlphaGo, called AlphaGO Zero, was able to learn completely on its own. No training set was first used, rather it built it’s own training set as it played against the older AlphaGO. Earlier versions of AlphaGo were taught to play the game using two methods. In the first, called supervised learning, researchers fed the program 100,000 top amateur Go games and taught it to imitate what it saw.
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Newsletter

Sign up for the Neural Market Trends Newsletter. Get valuable links and posts from the Data Science and Machine Learning sphere!
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Introduction to Deep Learning

A great introduction to Deep Learning, Keras, and installing it on RapidMiner. A video and my notes.
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Orange 3 is impressive

Is Orange3 an alternative to RapidMiner? For one, it’s tightly woven with Scikit-Learn and open source. This might a great intro to a code + code free interface!
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Weaponizing AI

AI is being weaponized at a scale never before seen. Fake deep learning videos are going to be able to skew electons
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Product Qualified Lead Model

What is a PQL model and how does it work? A novel approach to freemium types of product launches.
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What Works What Doesn’t Work

An important lesson I’ve learned while working at a Startup is to do more of what works and jettison what doesn’t work, quickly
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Is it Possible to Automate Data Science?

Evaluating whether Data Science can be fully automated. The answer? Somethings can be but not everything.
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Millennials can’t catch a break!

Millennials have been given a raw deal from the Boomers. Gen X’ers know all about that.
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Real Estate Market is Back!

Boy oh boy the real estate market is back with a vengeance. All of my Architect and Engineering friends are busier than right before the 2007 meltdown. Building additions, knockdowns, and the like are flooding in. It seems that everyone just woke up this year and got busy. Flippers are back And the Flippers are back… My real estate investing friends (aka Flippers) are snapping up house at County Court Houses for pennies on the dollar, cleaning and fixing them, then flipping back onto the market.
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Startup Funding

How to slice up the pie for startup funding.
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Advice from a Venture Capitialist

Some great advice from a Venture Capitalist.
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Process Mining

How to use process mining with RapidMiner to make your processes go smoother and faster.
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Education Technology

How entrepreneurs are reinventing how children are educated and why this is important in a Post Covid19 world.
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Big Data and Infrastructure

I have a daily downtime routine. Every evening I set aside about a hour and think. I sit or walk around the house and ruminate about all sorts of random things. Sometimes it’s with a glass of wine and more often it’s with a cup of black tea and milk. Sometimes my mind wanders to what I did that day or what I didn’t finish. Other times I get inspired to write a new blog post or create a new tutorial.
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Machine Learning on a Raspberry Pi

The Pi has been a great thin client and a small, but capable server. I’ve used it for my Personal Weather Station project and as an FTP server.
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Evergreen Content

A guide and tips on writing Evergreen Content to have SEO staying power for your blog posts and content that lasts for years.
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The Freemium Devil

Why Freemium models can really mess up your future streams of revenue, but it’s where the market wants to go.
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Presidential Election 2016

Needless to say, many French that I talked to are appalled by Donald Trump but some like his authoritative style and that bothers me.
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Custom Reports in Google Analytics

Using Custom Reports in Google Analytics saves time and is very useful in pinpointing where you can optimize your site!
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My Chinese Big Brother

Assigning China’s Harmony Score is the first step to complete control of 1 Billion People.
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Rewiring Education

What is the role of parents in guiding their children in education but also how technology changes the game.
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Latest Writings Elsewhere

Where my Machine Learning articles have been published. A running list when I remember to update it.
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A Twitter Bot in Groovy Script

Using some Groovy Script examples I found on the web, I start the process of hacking together a Twitter Bot called R2D2.
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Blog SEO - Sketching Out Some Thoughts

I like to doodle and sketch out my thoughts. Today I’m sketching out some thoughts on optimizing SEO on my blog.
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America Is Great

Make America Great Again is a stupid slogan. I break down the reason why America IS great will remain so for a long time.
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Blot.Im Tutorials

How to hack tags using the Blot.im blogging platform
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How to Build Blog Traffic

How to start or build a blog from the ground up. Outlining the steps on how to rebuild a blog while in flight.
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The King is Dead! Long Live the King!

I explain the reasons why I’m making a pivot to this blog. Out with the old and in with the new.
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Why I’m Liking Blot.Im

Some reasons to really like Blot.Im the Dropbox static generating CMS!
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Build Your Digital Profile

Learn how to build and manage your digital profile for maximum career growth. Read 8 simple but powerful tips to get you started.
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RSS vs Sharing

Before Social Sharing was the “thing”, RSS was the life blood of blogging.
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Got MBA? Buy that the Right Business!

Sometimes the best route to being a business owner is to buy a business instead of starting one from scratch
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Taxis v2.0

Maybe the VC’s are smarter than me and see something that I don’t. I still can’t wrap my head around a company that’s worth more than the GDP of Uzbekistan.
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The Less I do, The Better I do

Passive Investing and Sitting on my Hands is the best way to make money…
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Blogging platform of choice

I used many CMS systems as a blog, here are my complaints and praise for 6 of them.
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What does Value mean?

I hear the word “value” thrown around so often that I wonder if it has a real meaning anymore.
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A day in the Life of a Sales Engineer

Learn the 6 key traits you must have to be a Sales Engineer.
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The Medium is the Message

What you have to say is important. sLearn how to make your message in whatever medium you use!
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Coding RapidMiner in Python

I wanted to see how long it would take me to transform a customer data set (i.e. ETL and generate new attributes) and then do a simple K-nn cross validation.
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Yet Another Language to Learn

Learn the tips I used to communicate effectively in my professional life. Data Scientists must learn this critical skills to thrive and grow their careers.
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Prescriptive Analytics and My Heart

The world right now is awash in Predictive Analytics, the mystery of Big Data, and the rise of the glorious and magical Data Scientist. Most of the time we hear these buzz words in relation to some marketing campaign, election, or credit score application process, but what about applying these tools and people to a project that can benefit the welfare of humanity? Well, one group of data scientists and a healthcare provider in Washington State are doing just that.
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Big Data’s Dirty Little Secret

My thoughts on Big Data and how throwing everything into it is a bad idea.
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Pi Projects

Over time, I’ve amassed a small army of Raspberry Pi computers by putting them to use in all sorts of small and fun projects.
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Churn Models, Cable TV, and My Wife

Makes business sense, right? Keep the best customers happy, group the customers that are about to leave into the ones you can save or not.
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Coin Show Report

I guage the market for gold and silver based on the activity at the monthly coin show.
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Betting on RapidMiner in a Big Way

Nothing but blue skies I see, and the grass on the side looks pretty green!
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The Power of Tinkering

I finally got my Personal Weather Station (PWS) to upload current weather data to Wunderground1 last night. You have no idea how happy this made me, considering I started this project over a year ago but then got interrupted with “life.” I dedicated my first Raspberry Pi to Bitcoin mining, so I needed a second one (Pi’s are addicting, and cheap) to finally get my PWS up and running on the Internet.
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Raspberry Pi Tutorials

A rolling list of Raspberry Pi Tutorials I’ve found and made.
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RapidMiner on Raspberry Pi

Running RapidMiner on a Raspberry Pi!
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The Secret Life of Pronouns

The premise of the book is that your social status, sex, personality, and secret intentions can be determined by analyzing pronouns
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Silver American Eagles

Silver and Gold American Eagles are in demand and are being sold out. Keep an eye on your spot price and your bid-ask spread.
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What is the WhiBo plugin for Rapidminer?

Today’s guest post about an awesome new plugin for Rapidminer, is from Milan Vukicevic. Although I walked in at the very end of his presentation at RCOMM 2010, I sat down with Milan on my last day and he gave me a personal demo of WhiBo. The applications I see from this plugin, as it relates to the financial world, is its ability to build algorithms on new data, find patterns, and tweak parameters that were never possible before.
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Using the SVM RBF Kernel

Using Support Vector Machines (SWM) to predict residential electrical usage.
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Market Crash - What I Learned

My biggest learning event in the markets. How I nearly lost all my money!
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OECD Factbook eXplorer

the OECD Factbook Explorer is a really great free tool to do research on countries outside the USA.
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More Investors Say Bye-Bye to Buy-and-Hold

Is the Buy and Hold Strategy dead? I don’t think so, it’s more popular than ever!
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Humans No Match for Go Bot Overlords?

AlphaGo and Lee Sedol showed us what it means to be human in the Game of Go.
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Stock Market Goes On Sale

When Assets go on Sale, you Buy them. As much of them as you can!
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A Review of Economics For Real People

I just love Real People!
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Modern Day Ghost Towns?

Modern Ghosts Towns appear to be a thing of the past, at least during the Covid19 pandemic and in my neck of the woods!
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In Foreclosure? Walk Away & Save Money

One strategy to use when your house is in foreclosure. Just walk away and save money. Of course your credit will be messed up.
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Guide to Forex Trading

A guide to trading forex. I share my results from my experiment and how to become Forex trader part-time or full-time.
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I Stopped Taking Resveratrol

Resveratrol messed with my body, don’t do it.
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Gold Top Or Just The Beginning?

My ongoing Gold price analysis. Is a top in? Or a bottom?
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Solar Heating - DIY

How sustainability and solar energy can be used on your property. It all comes down to one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure.
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Foreclosure Frenzy

What I believe is happening is that Realtors are pulling out a new set of sales tactics aimed at the CNN home buyer reader.
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Forex Trading Overnight

One of my strategies that worked in 2007 and early 2008! Trade Forex while you are asleep!
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SVM Kernel Application

LibSVM and other SVM kernels and their applications to use cases
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Ayn Rand’s Literature of Capitalism

I was once an Ayn Rand followers until I grew up and realized how stupid it is.
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Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain

Merging Western science and Eastern Practice/Philosophies together.
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The Leverage of Subprime

Multiply that transaction times billions and you are talking not billions but a trillion or more in profits and which is why offshore tax havens like the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas are booming.
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Real Estate Will Get Worse

I used to flip foreclosure properties leading up to the height of the RE bubble.
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Macau the Chinese Las Vegas

The last time I was in Macau, I stayed at my brother in-law’s place. Outside his balcony I watched the construction of what was to become billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian casino. It looked really cool and was massive in size compared to its neighbor, Sands. The Venetian boasts what it claims to be the world’s largest gaming space of 550,000 square feet (50,000 square meters), housing 3,400 slot machines – with room to expand to 6,000 – and more than 800 gambling tables.
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Emerson’s Self Reliance

Important passage from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay on “Self Reliance.”
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Dodge & Cox Stock Fund - (DODGX)

My wife owns Dodge & Cox’s Stock Fund (DODGX) and its been a great performer for her account. I just wish they offered it in my 401K! Despite the nice trending chart below, DODGX is not without its risks. I ran a quick Monte Carlo simulation and discovered quite a few nasty negative return outcomes for DODGX. In fact there’s 0.04% chance for a nasty -51% rate of return over the past 10 years.
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SEO Tutorials

My tips and tricks on how to build solid SEO for your site.
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Black Swan Positive

Black Swan Events (BSE) are outlier events, events that you never dreamed of occurring but they do.
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Healthcare SPDR - (XLV)

I went long XLV in January 2007! Now I review how I did over the years, the good and bad!
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Calculating Historical Volatility

How to calculate historical volatility!
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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. - (CMG)

I’m glad that a Mexican fast food business, with better ingredients, can actually grow into a multi-billion dollar company.
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Guide to AI Transformation

A review of the 9 steps for success in AI model building.
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Daytrading on Steroids

Tradebot trades 50 million to 100 million shares a day. Anywhere from 1 billion to 2 billion shares trade daily on Nasdaq.
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Semiconductor Holders (SMH)

A comparison of the ETF SMH from 2007 and now 2020. The answer? Passive Investing wins in the long term. Always.
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Trend Trading Systems in Excel

Use Excel to build an ETF trend system. It’s pretty easy!
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Agriculture Index - ($GKX)

a review of how well GKX has performed over the last 13 years. Futures and commodities are crazy.
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Xinhua China 25 Index - (FXI)

Building an AI neural net model to predict stock trends.
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Financial Asteroids hit Trends

The dinosaurs lived and evolved in a relatively state of equilibrium until an asteroid killed them suddenly and allowed mammals to evolve rapidly.
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Automated Trading

In my old blog, Digital Breakfast, I posted a few times about my desire to build an Automated Trading System (ATS) using Excel
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AAPL over the years

Looking at AAPL over the years to see how strong it’s trend is and has been.
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Wall Street Using AI To Trade

I heard this first on Bloomberg Radio and then found the article. It’s about the ever increasing use of data mining and AI in the financial markets. In his cubicle overlooking the trading floor, Kearns, 44, consults with Lehman Brothers traders as Ph.D.s tap away at secret software. The programs they’re writing are designed to sift through billions of trades and spot subtle patterns in world markets. Kearns, a computer scientist who has a doctorate from Harvard University, says the code is part of a dream he’s been chasing for more than two decades: to imbue computers with artificial intelligence, or AI.
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Motorola - (MOT)

Investing in Motorola from way back didn’t turn out so good in the flip phone wars.
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Real Estate iShares IYR

A look at how IYR has been doing over the years. I bought this first in 2007, then sold it, only to see it rise and then crash.
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$100 Forex Experiment

My $100 Forex Experiment. Learning to trade and invest in foreign exchange currencies with only $100!
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EWM ETF Past & Present

Sometimes you don’t need a model to spot a trend!
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FXI Trend Remains Up

FXI neural net model says to remain long, for now.
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About

About Neural Market Trends, Thomas Ott the Founder, and Media Inquiries.
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