The financial industry has adopted Python at a tremendous rate recently, with some of the largest investment banks and hedge funds using it to build core trading and risk management systems. This hands-on guide helps both developers and quantitative analysts get started with Python, and guides you through the most important aspects of using Python for quantitative finance. Using practical examples through the book, author Yves Hilpisch also shows you how to develop a full-fledged framework for Monte Carlo simulation-based derivatives and risk analytics, based on a large, realistic case study. Much of the book uses interactive IPython Notebooks, with topics that include: Fundamentals: Python data structures, NumPy array handling, time series analysis with pandas, visualization with matplotlib, high performance I/O operations with PyTables, date/time information handling, and selected best practices Financial topics: mathematical techniques with NumPy, SciPy and SymPy such as regression and optimization; stochastics for Monte Carlo simulation, Value-at-Risk, and Credit-Value-at-Risk calculations; statistics for normality tests, mean-variance portfolio optimization, principal component analysis (PCA), and Bayesian regression Special topics: performance Python for financial algorithms, such as vectorization and parallelization, integrating Python with Excel, and building financial applications based on Web technologies
Over 50 recipes for applying modern Python libraries to financial data analysis
Author: Eryk Lewinson
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Solve common and not-so-common financial problems using Python libraries such as NumPy, SciPy, and pandas Key Features Use powerful Python libraries such as pandas, NumPy, and SciPy to analyze your financial data Explore unique recipes for financial data analysis and processing with Python Estimate popular financial models such as CAPM and GARCH using a problem-solution approach Book Description Python is one of the most popular programming languages used in the financial industry, with a huge set of accompanying libraries. In this book, you'll cover different ways of downloading financial data and preparing it for modeling. You'll calculate popular indicators used in technical analysis, such as Bollinger Bands, MACD, RSI, and backtest automatic trading strategies. Next, you'll cover time series analysis and models, such as exponential smoothing, ARIMA, and GARCH (including multivariate specifications), before exploring the popular CAPM and the Fama-French three-factor model. You'll then discover how to optimize asset allocation and use Monte Carlo simulations for tasks such as calculating the price of American options and estimating the Value at Risk (VaR). In later chapters, you'll work through an entire data science project in the financial domain. You'll also learn how to solve the credit card fraud and default problems using advanced classifiers such as random forest, XGBoost, LightGBM, and stacked models. You'll then be able to tune the hyperparameters of the models and handle class imbalance. Finally, you'll focus on learning how to use deep learning (PyTorch) for approaching financial tasks. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to effectively analyze financial data using a recipe-based approach. What you will learn Download and preprocess financial data from different sources Backtest the performance of automatic trading strategies in a real-world setting Estimate financial econometrics models in Python and interpret their results Use Monte Carlo simulations for a variety of tasks such as derivatives valuation and risk assessment Improve the performance of financial models with the latest Python libraries Apply machine learning and deep learning techniques to solve different financial problems Understand the different approaches used to model financial time series data Who this book is for This book is for financial analysts, data analysts, and Python developers who want to learn how to implement a broad range of tasks in the finance domain. Data scientists looking to devise intelligent financial strategies to perform efficient financial analysis will also find this book useful. Working knowledge of the Python programming language is mandatory to grasp the concepts covered in the book effectively.
Leverage Python for expert-level volatility and variance derivative trading Listed Volatility and Variance Derivatives is a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of these increasingly popular derivatives products, and has the distinction of being both the first to cover European volatility and variance products provided by Eurex and the first to offer Python code for implementing comprehensive quantitative analyses of these financial products. For those who want to get started right away, the book is accompanied by a dedicated Web page and a Github repository that includes all the code from the book for easy replication and use, as well as a hosted version of all the code for immediate execution. Python is fast making inroads into financial modelling and derivatives analytics, and recent developments allow Python to be as fast as pure C++ or C while consisting generally of only 10% of the code lines associated with the compiled languages. This complete guide offers rare insight into the use of Python to undertake complex quantitative analyses of listed volatility and variance derivatives. Learn how to use Python for data and financial analysis, and reproduce stylised facts on volatility and variance markets Gain an understanding of the fundamental techniques of modelling volatility and variance and the model-free replication of variance Familiarise yourself with micro structure elements of the markets for listed volatility and variance derivatives Reproduce all results and graphics with IPython/Jupyter Notebooks and Python codes that accompany the book Listed Volatility and Variance Derivatives is the complete guide to Python-based quantitative analysis of these Eurex derivatives products.
Data Analysis, Models, Simulation, Calibration and Hedging
Author: Yves Hilpisch
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Supercharge options analytics and hedging using the power ofPython Derivatives Analytics with Python shows you how toimplement market-consistent valuation and hedging approaches usingadvanced financial models, efficient numerical techniques, and thepowerful capabilities of the Python programming language. Thisunique guide offers detailed explanations of all theory, methods,and processes, giving you the background and tools necessary tovalue stock index options from a sound foundation. You'll find anduse self-contained Python scripts and modules and learn how toapply Python to advanced data and derivatives analytics as youbenefit from the 5,000+ lines of code that are provided to help youreproduce the results and graphics presented. Coverage includesmarket data analysis, risk-neutral valuation, Monte Carlosimulation, model calibration, valuation, and dynamic hedging, withmodels that exhibit stochastic volatility, jump components,stochastic short rates, and more. The companion website featuresall code and IPython Notebooks for immediate execution andautomation. Python is gaining ground in the derivatives analytics space,allowing institutions to quickly and efficiently deliver portfolio,trading, and risk management results. This book is the financeprofessional's guide to exploiting Python's capabilities forefficient and performing derivatives analytics. Reproduce major stylized facts of equity and options marketsyourself Apply Fourier transform techniques and advanced Monte Carlopricing Calibrate advanced option pricing models to market data Integrate advanced models and numeric methods to dynamicallyhedge options Recent developments in the Python ecosystem enable analysts toimplement analytics tasks as performing as with C or C++, but usingonly about one-tenth of the code or even less. DerivativesAnalytics with Python — Data Analysis, Models, Simulation,Calibration and Hedging shows you what you need to know tosupercharge your derivatives and risk analytics efforts.
Over 140 practical recipes to help you make sense of your data with ease and build production-ready data apps About This Book Analyze Big Data sets, create attractive visualizations, and manipulate and process various data types Packed with rich recipes to help you learn and explore amazing algorithms for statistics and machine learning Authored by Ivan Idris, expert in python programming and proud author of eight highly reviewed books Who This Book Is For This book teaches Python data analysis at an intermediate level with the goal of transforming you from journeyman to master. Basic Python and data analysis skills and affinity are assumed. What You Will Learn Set up reproducible data analysis Clean and transform data Apply advanced statistical analysis Create attractive data visualizations Web scrape and work with databases, Hadoop, and Spark Analyze images and time series data Mine text and analyze social networks Use machine learning and evaluate the results Take advantage of parallelism and concurrency In Detail Data analysis is a rapidly evolving field and Python is a multi-paradigm programming language suitable for object-oriented application development and functional design patterns. As Python offers a range of tools and libraries for all purposes, it has slowly evolved as the primary language for data science, including topics on: data analysis, visualization, and machine learning. Python Data Analysis Cookbook focuses on reproducibility and creating production-ready systems. You will start with recipes that set the foundation for data analysis with libraries such as matplotlib, NumPy, and pandas. You will learn to create visualizations by choosing color maps and palettes then dive into statistical data analysis using distribution algorithms and correlations. You'll then help you find your way around different data and numerical problems, get to grips with Spark and HDFS, and then set up migration scripts for web mining. In this book, you will dive deeper into recipes on spectral analysis, smoothing, and bootstrapping methods. Moving on, you will learn to rank stocks and check market efficiency, then work with metrics and clusters. You will achieve parallelism to improve system performance by using multiple threads and speeding up your code. By the end of the book, you will be capable of handling various data analysis techniques in Python and devising solutions for problem scenarios. Style and Approach The book is written in “cookbook” style striving for high realism in data analysis. Through the recipe-based format, you can read each recipe separately as required and immediately apply the knowledge gained.
Learn a modern approach to data analysis using Python to harness the power of programming and AI across your data. Detailed case studies bring this modern approach to life across visual data, social media, graph algorithms, and time series analysis. Key Features Bridge your data analysis with the power of programming, complex algorithms, and AI Use Python and its extensive libraries to power your way to new levels of data insight Work with AI algorithms, TensorFlow, graph algorithms, NLP, and financial time series Explore this modern approach across with key industry case studies and hands-on projects Book Description Data Analysis with Python offers a modern approach to data analysis so that you can work with the latest and most powerful Python tools, AI techniques, and open source libraries. Industry expert David Taieb shows you how to bridge data science with the power of programming and algorithms in Python. You'll be working with complex algorithms, and cutting-edge AI in your data analysis. Learn how to analyze data with hands-on examples using Python-based tools and Jupyter Notebook. You'll find the right balance of theory and practice, with extensive code files that you can integrate right into your own data projects. Explore the power of this approach to data analysis by then working with it across key industry case studies. Four fascinating and full projects connect you to the most critical data analysis challenges you’re likely to meet in today. The first of these is an image recognition application with TensorFlow – embracing the importance today of AI in your data analysis. The second industry project analyses social media trends, exploring big data issues and AI approaches to natural language processing. The third case study is a financial portfolio analysis application that engages you with time series analysis - pivotal to many data science applications today. The fourth industry use case dives you into graph algorithms and the power of programming in modern data science. You'll wrap up with a thoughtful look at the future of data science and how it will harness the power of algorithms and artificial intelligence. What you will learn A new toolset that has been carefully crafted to meet for your data analysis challenges Full and detailed case studies of the toolset across several of today’s key industry contexts Become super productive with a new toolset across Python and Jupyter Notebook Look into the future of data science and which directions to develop your skills next Who this book is for This book is for developers wanting to bridge the gap between them and data scientists. Introducing PixieDust from its creator, the book is a great desk companion for the accomplished Data Scientist. Some fluency in data interpretation and visualization is assumed. It will be helpful to have some knowledge of Python, using Python libraries, and some proficiency in web development.
Release on 2017-07-28 | by Siddhartha Chatterjee,Michal Krystyanczuk
Author: Siddhartha Chatterjee,Michal Krystyanczuk
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Leverage the power of Python to collect, process, and mine deep insights from social media data About This Book Acquire data from various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, GitHub, and more Analyze and extract actionable insights from your social data using various Python tools A highly practical guide to conducting efficient social media analytics at scale Who This Book Is For If you are a programmer or a data analyst familiar with the Python programming language and want to perform analyses of your social data to acquire valuable business insights, this book is for you. The book does not assume any prior knowledge of any data analysis tool or process. What You Will Learn Understand the basics of social media mining Use PyMongo to clean, store, and access data in MongoDB Understand user reactions and emotion detection on Facebook Perform Twitter sentiment analysis and entity recognition using Python Analyze video and campaign performance on YouTube Mine popular trends on GitHub and predict the next big technology Extract conversational topics on public internet forums Analyze user interests on Pinterest Perform large-scale social media analytics on the cloud In Detail Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Forums, Pinterest, and YouTube have become part of everyday life in a big way. However, these complex and noisy data streams pose a potent challenge to everyone when it comes to harnessing them properly and benefiting from them. This book will introduce you to the concept of social media analytics, and how you can leverage its capabilities to empower your business. Right from acquiring data from various social networking sources such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and social forums, you will see how to clean data and make it ready for analytical operations using various Python APIs. This book explains how to structure the clean data obtained and store in MongoDB using PyMongo. You will also perform web scraping and visualize data using Scrappy and Beautifulsoup. Finally, you will be introduced to different techniques to perform analytics at scale for your social data on the cloud, using Python and Spark. By the end of this book, you will be able to utilize the power of Python to gain valuable insights from social media data and use them to enhance your business processes. Style and approach This book follows a step-by-step approach to teach readers the concepts of social media analytics using the Python programming language. To explain various data analysis processes, real-world datasets are used wherever required.
Master the complete predictive analytics process, from problem definition to model deployment
Author: Alvaro Fuentes
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Step-by-step guide to build high performing predictive applications Key Features Use the Python data analytics ecosystem to implement end-to-end predictive analytics projects Explore advanced predictive modeling algorithms with an emphasis on theory with intuitive explanations Learn to deploy a predictive model's results as an interactive application Book Description Predictive analytics is an applied field that employs a variety of quantitative methods using data to make predictions. It involves much more than just throwing data onto a computer to build a model. This book provides practical coverage to help you understand the most important concepts of predictive analytics. Using practical, step-by-step examples, we build predictive analytics solutions while using cutting-edge Python tools and packages. The book's step-by-step approach starts by defining the problem and moves on to identifying relevant data. We will also be performing data preparation, exploring and visualizing relationships, building models, tuning, evaluating, and deploying model. Each stage has relevant practical examples and efficient Python code. You will work with models such as KNN, Random Forests, and neural networks using the most important libraries in Python's data science stack: NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Keras, Dash, and so on. In addition to hands-on code examples, you will find intuitive explanations of the inner workings of the main techniques and algorithms used in predictive analytics. By the end of this book, you will be all set to build high-performance predictive analytics solutions using Python programming. What you will learn Get to grips with the main concepts and principles of predictive analytics Learn about the stages involved in producing complete predictive analytics solutions Understand how to define a problem, propose a solution, and prepare a dataset Use visualizations to explore relationships and gain insights into the dataset Learn to build regression and classification models using scikit-learn Use Keras to build powerful neural network models that produce accurate predictions Learn to serve a model's predictions as a web application Who this book is for This book is for data analysts, data scientists, data engineers, and Python developers who want to learn about predictive modeling and would like to implement predictive analytics solutions using Python's data stack. People from other backgrounds who would like to enter this exciting field will greatly benefit from reading this book. All you need is to be proficient in Python programming and have a basic understanding of statistics and college-level algebra.
Release on 2017-12-20 | by Dipanjan Sarkar,Raghav Bali,Tushar Sharma
A Problem-Solver's Guide to Building Real-World Intelligent Systems
Author: Dipanjan Sarkar,Raghav Bali,Tushar Sharma
Master the essential skills needed to recognize and solve complex problems with machine learning and deep learning. Using real-world examples that leverage the popular Python machine learning ecosystem, this book is your perfect companion for learning the art and science of machine learning to become a successful practitioner. The concepts, techniques, tools, frameworks, and methodologies used in this book will teach you how to think, design, build, and execute machine learning systems and projects successfully. Practical Machine Learning with Python follows a structured and comprehensive three-tiered approach packed with hands-on examples and code. Part 1 focuses on understanding machine learning concepts and tools. This includes machine learning basics with a broad overview of algorithms, techniques, concepts and applications, followed by a tour of the entire Python machine learning ecosystem. Brief guides for useful machine learning tools, libraries and frameworks are also covered. Part 2 details standard machine learning pipelines, with an emphasis on data processing analysis, feature engineering, and modeling. You will learn how to process, wrangle, summarize and visualize data in its various forms. Feature engineering and selection methodologies will be covered in detail with real-world datasets followed by model building, tuning, interpretation and deployment. Part 3 explores multiple real-world case studies spanning diverse domains and industries like retail, transportation, movies, music, marketing, computer vision and finance. For each case study, you will learn the application of various machine learning techniques and methods. The hands-on examples will help you become familiar with state-of-the-art machine learning tools and techniques and understand what algorithms are best suited for any problem. Practical Machine Learning with Python will empower you to start solving your own problems with machine learning today! What You'll Learn Execute end-to-end machine learning projects and systems Implement hands-on examples with industry standard, open source, robust machine learning tools and frameworks Review case studies depicting applications of machine learning and deep learning on diverse domains and industries Apply a wide range of machine learning models including regression, classification, and clustering. Understand and apply the latest models and methodologies from deep learning including CNNs, RNNs, LSTMs and transfer learning. Who This Book Is For IT professionals, analysts, developers, data scientists, engineers, graduate students
In the second edition of this practical book, four Cloudera data scientists present a set of self-contained patterns for performing large-scale data analysis with Spark. The authors bring Spark, statistical methods, and real-world data sets together to teach you how to approach analytics problems by example. Updated for Spark 2.1, this edition acts as an introduction to these techniques and other best practices in Spark programming. You’ll start with an introduction to Spark and its ecosystem, and then dive into patterns that apply common techniques—including classification, clustering, collaborative filtering, and anomaly detection—to fields such as genomics, security, and finance. If you have an entry-level understanding of machine learning and statistics, and you program in Java, Python, or Scala, you’ll find the book’s patterns useful for working on your own data applications. With this book, you will: Familiarize yourself with the Spark programming model Become comfortable within the Spark ecosystem Learn general approaches in data science Examine complete implementations that analyze large public data sets Discover which machine learning tools make sense for particular problems Acquire code that can be adapted to many uses