Classification-Based Machine Learning for Finance
In the past few years, there has been a massive adoption and growth in the use of data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning to find alpha. However, information on and application of machine learning to investment are scarce. This course has been designed to address that. It is meant to spark your creative juices and get you started in this space.
In this course, we are first going to provide some background information to machine learning. To ease you into the machine learning lingo, we start will something that most people are familiar with – Logistic Regression. The assumptions of financial time series as well as the stylized facts are introduced and explained at length due to its importance. The assumptions of linear regression are also highlighted to demonstrate the challenges and danger of blindly applying machine learning to investment without proper care and considerations to the nuances of financial time series.