19th Python for Quant Finance Meetup (Virtual)

This is a past event


Jason Ramchandani
Lead Developer Advocate Lead Developer Advocate
Dr. Yves Hilpisch
Python Quant Python Quant

Refinitiv is proud to support this very popular meetup in the Python Quant Finance space. Usually an in-person event - due to the situation it is now virtual so we hope many more of you can attend. 


Welcome to our 19th Meetup event. Due to the current situation, we have decided to kick-off a series of virtual Meetup events. The great thing is we hope to be able to reach more of the group than we could with an in-person event. So if you haven't seen us for a while it would be great to see you at this virtual event and future ones over the coming months.

The agenda for the first virtual Meetup event is as follows:

Jason Ramchandani (Refinitiv): Introduction

Dr. Richard L. Peterson & Anthony Luciani (MarketPsych Indices): Creating Market Forecasts with News and Social Media Data using Jupyter Notebooks

In this talk Anthony Luciani and Richard Peterson will help developers investigate the predictive (and reactive) nature of news and social media information flow during crises like COVID-19. The Refinitiv MarketPsych Indices are aggregated sentiment, emotional, and thematic indices derived from the top 2,000 global business news and 800 social media sites. Using this data Luciani and Peterson will also demo the free MarketPsych Data Eikon App for visual exploration and Jupyter notebooks for predictive analytics on this dataset.

Dr. Yves Hilpisch (The Python Quants | The AI Machine):
Reinforcement Learning: From Playing Games to Trading Stocks

This talk introduces Q-learning as a successful algorithm in reinforcement learning. It illustrates the application of a DQL agent to a game from the OpenAI Gym environment. It also illustrates how the same DQL agent can learn to trade financial instruments. The examples are based on self-contained Python code.

Book Raffle, Closing Remarks

See you all online on 23. April 2020!


Start Date & Time: 23 Apr 2020 10:00 CDT

End Date & Time: 23 Apr 2020 12:00 CDT

Please join the meetup group and follow the registration link there, or go directly to the webinar registration page