Adventures in Financial Analysis

My continuing journey into the world of finance.


Data Science

Issues With Regression Analysis

I did not really understand what regression analysis was before I took my 2nd quantitative analysis class for my master’s degree. Sure, I had heard the term regression thrown around, but my understanding was truly limited. Once I dug into… Continue Reading →

Victory Via A Bayesian Framework

Bayes formula has shown up yet again in the CFA Level 3 curriculum. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! I love the idea of probabilistically thinking about things in order to make better decisions. It is just a rational… Continue Reading →

2015 – A Year Of Progress

It’s the first day of 2016! Time to take stock of what happened in 2015, and look ahead to 2016. Overall, my 2015 was great. In fact, it was even better than my 2014. Quick review of 2015: I finished my… Continue Reading →

Taking R Out for a “SWIRL”

I have plunged head first into the world of R programing. I have officially completed my first class in the Data Science specialization with John Hopkins University through Coursera. The first class was fast and simple. This “fast and simple” lured me into signing… Continue Reading →

Git Some Github

So my first Coursera class with John Hopkins University has started and I am excited to be part of the Data Science specialization. While the Data Science classes focus on health and medicine, the mathematical and statistical concepts behind the subjects are universal… Continue Reading →

All is Calm in the Eye of the Hurricane

I sat for the CFA Level II Exam on June 6th. I have no idea if I passed or not. Most people are quite surprised to learn that in the “information age”, it takes approximately two months until I will know… Continue Reading →

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