Author: The Babylonians

Resources to Learn Python for Finance

About one month has passed since I started learning Python in 2020. Looking back, I am actually quite surprised at my own progress. I would never have imagined myself writing all these codes and doing stock analysis or technical analysis using python. At least not within one month. But this really goes to show how easy it is to pick up this language. As mentioned in my earlier post, I graduated with a degree in accountancy knowing nothing about computer science and programming. But I do admit, I have dabbled with CodeAcademy and FreeCodeCamp, just for a while before...

Read More

Resources to Learn Python for Finance

About one month has passed since I started learning Python in 2020. Looking back, I am actually quite surprised at my own progress. I would never have imagined myself writing all these codes and doing stock analysis or technical analysis using python. At least not within one month. But this really goes to show how easy it is to pick up this language. As mentioned in my earlier post, I graduated with a degree in accountancy knowing nothing about computer science and programming. But I do admit, I have dabbled with CodeAcademy and FreeCodeCamp, just for a while before...

Read More

SATS Technical Analysis in Python

Just a week ago, I wrote about SATS using the 52-week low formula and python. Now, I am doing SATS again, but from a technical analysis standpoint. Since I already have all the data, might as well. This is a completely new one for me as I have not done before a python on technical analysis. The data source from which I will be pulling all the data is AlphaVantage. You would need to sign up with your email to get the API key. The good thing about AlphaVantage is it includes a library of technical analysis tools. I...

Read More

SATS Technical Analysis in Python

Just a week ago, I wrote about SATS using the 52-week low formula and python. Now, I am doing SATS again, but from a technical analysis standpoint. Since I already have all the data, might as well. This is a completely new one for me as I have not done before a python on technical analysis. The data source from which I will be pulling all the data is AlphaVantage. You would need to sign up with your email to get the API key. The good thing about AlphaVantage is it includes a library of technical analysis tools. I...

Read More

SATS Stock Analysis (Is it a Good Buy?)

SATS stock prices had been badly hit because of the Wuhan virus breakout. Just one year ago, I wrote my first post on the Babylonians about the 52-week low formula using SATS as an example. Fast forward to today, SATS is now trading at its 52-week low. So I thought it would be a good time to review through SATS fundamentals again. How often do you get to see a stock at its 52-week low in this euphoria market? However, this time it would be slightly different. I am going to do it in python instead of excel. This...

Read More

SATS Stock Analysis (Is it a Good Buy?)

SATS stock prices had been badly hit because of the Wuhan virus breakout. Just one year ago, I wrote my first post on the Babylonians about the 52-week low formula using SATS as an example. Fast forward to today, SATS is now trading at its 52-week low. So I thought it would be a good time to review through SATS fundamentals again. How often do you get to see a stock at its 52-week low in this euphoria market? However, this time it would be slightly different. I am going to do it in python instead of excel. This...

Read More

Why Long Term Investment is Good?

Why long term investment is good? You have heard of the phrase, The stock market always goes up. Invest for the long term. Just buy and hold in the long run. Is it really true that long term investment is more profitable? To test out this theory, I have decided to use the S&P 500 as a case study. “Our favorite holding period is forever. We are just the opposite of those who hurry to sell and book profits when companies perform well but who tenaciously hang on to businesses that disappoint. Peter Lynch aptly likens such behavior to...

Read More

Why Long Term Investment is Good?

Why long term investment is good? You have heard of the phrase, The stock market always goes up. Invest for the long term. Just buy and hold in the long run. Is it really true that long term investment is more profitable? To test out this theory, I have decided to use the S&P 500 as a case study. “Our favorite holding period is forever. We are just the opposite of those who hurry to sell and book profits when companies perform well but who tenaciously hang on to businesses that disappoint. Peter Lynch aptly likens such behavior to...

Read More

Bitcoin and Gold Correlation – Portfolio Optimization with Python

What is the correlation between bitcoin and gold? How does the bitcoin and gold chart comparison look like? In this article, I would use python to plot out everything about these two assets. After which, I would draw out an efficient frontier graph and pinpoint the Sharpe ratio for portfolio optimization. To start off, suppose you have $10,000. You are interested in getting some gold and bitcoin to diversify your portfolio against political uncertainty and recession. How would you allocate the money? Would it be like a 50-50 ratio? 20% bitcoin and 80% gold? Or 75% gold and 25%...

Read More

Bitcoin and Gold Correlation – Portfolio Optimization with Python

What is the correlation between bitcoin and gold? How does the bitcoin and gold chart comparison look like? In this article, I would use python to plot out everything about these two assets. After which, I would draw out an efficient frontier graph and pinpoint the Sharpe ratio for portfolio optimization. To start off, suppose you have $10,000. You are interested in getting some gold and bitcoin to diversify your portfolio against political uncertainty and recession. How would you allocate the money? Would it be like a 50-50 ratio? 20% bitcoin and 80% gold? Or 75% bitcoin and 25%...

Read More

Using Python to Analyse Singapore Banking Stocks (DBS, UOB & OCBC)

A new year calls for a new topic (Python) on The Babylonians. Python for Finance would be a brand new 2020 series that I decide to embark on after my previous reflection. The reason is because I see the future of finance, or any industries for that matter, advancing towards this direction. Hence, I have decided to pick up some new skills to stay relevant and hopefully also employable. To start off, I am a complete newbie in this. My background is in accountancy and I know VERY little about the world of programming. Except for a 2-month summer...

Read More

Using Python to Analyse Singapore Banking Stocks (DBS, UOB & OCBC)

A new year calls for a new topic (Python) on The Babylonians. Python for Finance would be a brand new 2020 series that I decide to embark on after my previous reflection. The reason is because I see the future of finance, or any industries for that matter, advancing towards this direction. Hence, I have decided to pick up some new skills to stay relevant and hopefully also employable. To start off, I am a complete newbie in this. My background is in accountancy and I know VERY little about the world of programming. Except for a 2-month summer...

Read More

What are Cryptocurrencies and How do they Work?

*This is a guest post submitted by Walter Lim from Cooler Insights. What are cryptocurrencies and how do they work? Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Monero, Litecoin, Dash… huh? The names of these cryptocurrencies sound like they belong to a different time zone in the future (think science fiction novels). For some, cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) sound like the next Internet bubble. Horrified by the huge daily fluctuations in value, they wouldn’t touch it with a 10-metre pole. For others, cryptos are the biggest thing since sliced bread – or maybe even the Internet. Some even predicted that they...

Read More

What are Cryptocurrencies and How do they Work?

What are cryptocurrencies and how do they work? Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Monero, Litecoin, Dash… huh? The names of these cryptocurrencies sound like they belong to a different time zone in the future (think science fiction novels). For some, cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) sound like the next Internet bubble. Horrified by the huge daily fluctuations in value, they wouldn’t touch it with a 10-metre pole. For others, cryptos are the biggest thing since sliced bread – or maybe even the Internet. Some even predicted that they would take over traditional physical currencies. Like them or loathe them, it...

Read More

How to Read a Cash Flow Statement? [Beginners Guide]

If cash is king and cash is the bloodline of a company, then one ought to know how to read a cash flow statement. There is a saying that goes “Revenue is vanity, Profit is sanity and Cash is reality.” This is the last series of the Beginners’ guide to getting started in investing. We have thus far talked about the income statement and the balance sheet. The final set is none other than the cash flow statement. 1. What is Cash Flow Statement? A cash flow statement measures how much cash is coming in and how much cash...

Read More

Recent Comments

Latest News from PR Newswire