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Personal Finance News, Investing Advice, Business Forecasts

Personal Finance News, Investing Advice, Business Forecasts

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5 Awesome Free Data Analysis Tools: Extract, Clean, and Share Your Data 05.01.2016 by Marisa Krystian Data analysis is the process of cleaning, inspecting, transforming, and modeling data in order to uncover useful information. Data analysis can be tricky! But, with these five free online tools, you’ll be able to clean up, search, share, extract, and convert data with ease. Mr. Data Converter 4 Hot Stocks to Watch Thursday, October 28 - AC Investor Blog ( click to enlarge ) Today was another AMAZING day for Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) ! 50 Awesome Social Networks for Finance Geeks Learning about finance is so much easier when you can see first-hand what others are doing to achieve success. That’s the beauty of social networks with a focus on finance. The following social networks offer opportunities for finance students and geeks to contribute as well as learn from others.

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Profit on a Flat Stock (BA, JNJ, KO, MSFT, SBUX) Since its bottom on March 6 of last year, the S&P 500 has made a historic rally -- about 65% -- rivaling what we saw coming out of the Great Depression in 1938. However, if you take a gander at the years following 1938, you see -- after that big market rebound -- that stocks were relatively flat for a handful of years, including about 10% declines in both 1940 and 1941. If you were an investor back then, you were left twiddling your thumbs, merely hoping for additional gains from the market at some point. These days, we're more fortunate. The market may end up being flat for a few years after its recent jump, but stock options, launched in the 1970s, give even a conservative investor ways to profit when a stock is flat.

Canadian socioeconomic database from Statistics Canada Website Evaluation 2017 Français Thank you for visiting Statistics Canada’s website. 10 Stocks That Could Double in 2011 Given the substantial move of equities over the past two years, traders will likely become more selective in 2011 and focus on those companies that can grow significantly faster than the rest of the market. While there are a multitude of names poised to show strong growth in 2011, many have already seen their stocks move 300-400% over the past 18 months. APKT, FFIV, NFLX and RVBD are some examples, to name a few.

Goldman's 10 Best Stock Picks for 2011 2. Apple (AAPL_) sells consumer electronics. The company's stock returned 53% in 2010, topping the large-cap tech category. Apple is a consensus pick for 2011. Of analysts covering Apple, 48, or 91%, advocate purchasing its shares and five recommend holding. None say to sell. Fidelity's Biggest Stock Picks Going Into 2011 BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Fidelity literally means "loyalty," and that's what the largest U.S. mutual-fund company paid to its top two stock picks in 2010, as indicated by the combined $25 billion invested in Apple (AAPL_) and Google (GOOG_). Apple, the maker of the iPad tablet and iPhone smartphone, and Internet search engine Google held down the biggest positions in a ranking of the Boston-based company's $579 billion stock portfolio at year-end for the second year in a row. Last year, Apple was the biggest, and in 2009 it was Google, according to data collected on Fidelity's 177 equity mutual-fund portfolios, based on reports issued by the privately held firm as recently as Oct. 30, and summarized by Morningstar. Apple had a portfolio value of $15 billion, representing 2.6% of Fidelity's investable equity assets, up 66% from 2009, an increase aided by stock purchases and Apple's 54% share-price appreciation last year. The S&P 500 Index was up 15% in 2010.

Questionnaire design Perhaps the most important part of the survey process is the creation of questions that accurately measure the opinions, experiences and behaviors of the public. Accurate random sampling and high response rates will be wasted if the information gathered is built on a shaky foundation of ambiguous or biased questions. Creating good measures involves both writing good questions and organizing them to form the questionnaire. Questionnaire design is a multistage process that requires attention to many details at once. Premise Data General How many countries do you operate? We’re currently in more than 30 countries across six continents. How do you decide which countries you’ll start a network in next? These decisions are generally customer-driven depending on their data needs.

Interview with Rick Smolan on ‘The Human Face of Big Data’ Manu: Rick, can you tell us a bit about yourself? I saw in your TED talk that you used to be a photo journalist, so how did you get started on this journey? Rick Smolan: Yes, I was always very curious as a person so it’s interesting that I’d end up in a job where I get paid to be curious. As you saw in the TED talk, I went from being a journalist where I work for other people who set the agenda, to the fortunate position of being able to steer my own ship. And now, when I get curious about something I’m able to invite my heroes, my peers and some young journalists along.

Redshift Performance & Cost At Airbnb, we look into all possible ways to improve our product and user experience. Often times this involves lots of analytics behind the scene. Our data pipeline thus far has consisted of Hadoop, MySQL, R and Stata. We’ve used a wide variety of libraries for interfacing with our Hadoop cluster such as Hive, Pig, Cascading and Cascalog.