Divergence

Recent success of many Chinese companies worth our attentions: Oppo and Vivo gaining top 3 positions in the market, Momo tripling its revenue in the latest quarter, and Netease seeing strong momentum in their mobile…

The Unbearable Transience of Alpha

The term “alpha” entered the vocabulary of Wall Street sometime in the 1980s, gaining widespread use in the 1990s with the proliferation of hedge funds.It reached cliché status around 2000 by which time everyone was…

The Era of Big Data and Analytics

Big Data and Analytics has been a trending topic in the recent period. With faster computers, cheaper storage and more accessible infrastructures, people can collect data, generate insights from them and make decisions better nowadays. This is…

Programming for Finance Resources

Quantitative Trading is not as difficult to break in as you might think. With Python, an easy-to-learn language with excellent support for financial data analytics, you can start working with financial data comfortably within few hours….

Open Source Market Guide Project

Today we started a project on developing an open-source programmable guide to the financial markets. It is an open-source interactive and programmable guide to financial markets written in Python. It is presented in the format of iPython Notebook,…

From Beijing to Federal Reserve

This article is contributed by Chitty Li He.  Ever since the rout of Chinese stock market, the financial world has been ruminating on the association between the realities of China’s economic growth and the Fed’s…

The Impact of Demographic Trends on Investing

Summary Trend Increasing Ageing Population. In United States, the ratio of children to older citizens are decreasing. By around 2050, Birth rate   Some Implications Economic growth. Once the labor force decreases in future, it…

A Closer Look at GAAP and Non-GAAP Earnings

In US, listed companies are required to disclose their GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) earnings. This standardised data provides investors with comparable information on earnings. However, companies can also provide non-GAAP earnings information, a trend arising recently….