I just finished the implementation of another approach to finding repetitive calendar behaviour, and was quite surprised that the only short period for stocks, has just began. What are the odds of this? 🙂
Sell in May and go away. Is there any truth to this? Did some work on seasonalities recently and applied it to the stock market to quantify the truthfulness of this statement.
Recently, while working on the Azure Data Lake R extension, I had to figure out a good way to create a zip file containing a package together with all its dependencies. This came down to understanding where does R store and search for packages. Despite the documentation, it did require additional reading and experimentation.
At this point it is pretty clear that the stock market was a yuge winner in 2017. So was bitcoin. How did other assets do? Currencies? Energies? Let’s take a look.
Last week we crossed the one year mark after president’s election. Both in calendar days, November the 8th, and in terms of trading days – 252 (the average number of trading days per calendar year). I wanted to do a brief recap before leaving it to rest.
Coming back to markets and trading (after a while), the feeling has been that the markets, and the economy as a whole, are doing good. How good? Since I haven’t been following things closely, I had to do some forensics.