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The Alpha Academy is an open knowledge base for our global community of investors, software developers, quantitative researchers, students, and educators. Below is a growing list of educational content developed by industry experts in quantitative investing, machine learning, software development, blockchain technologies, and more.

Alpha Academy | Built with ❤️ by Alpha Vantage: Stock Market API Reimagined

Building a Stock Portfolio: Key Quantitative Factors

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A portfolio construction framework is key for stock data analytics and trading strategy development, especially in high-volatility, high-inflation economic conditions. In this video tutorial, finance professor Randy Cohen walks us through the top quantitative factors to consider when building a robust stock portfolio: size, value, quality, momentum, and beta. While different traders may have different investment strategies and styles, certain quantitative factors tend to be universal across portfolio management practices. We hope this tutorial, combined with our wealth of stock market APIs, can empower you to craft stock portfolios that reliably and repeatably out-perform the broader market.

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Keywords: quantitative investing, trading strategy development, portfolio management, equities, bonds

Introduction to AI for Finance

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are seeing wide adoption in the financial market across asset classes such as stocks, ETFs, forex, commodities, and fixed income. Since early 2000, machines have been trading stocks alongside humans. Fast forward to today, a majority of stock trading activities in the United States are conducted by machines. This video tutorial will give you a deeper understanding of artificial intelligence, along with two important building blocks of AI systems: machine learning and deep learning. With this knowledge and the right tools, you’ll be able to harness their power to make informed decisions in the financial market.

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Keywords: machine learning, deep learning, quantitative finance, stock market API

Predicting Stock Prices with Deep Neural Networks

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This project walks you through the end-to-end data science lifecycle of developing a predictive model for stock price movements with Alpha Vantage APIs and a powerful machine learning algorithm called Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM). By completing this project, you will learn the key concepts of machine learning & deep learning and build a fully functional predictive model for the stock market, all in a single Python file.

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Keywords: python, data science, machine learning, stock API integration, quantitative investing

Building a Stock Visualization Website in Python/Django

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Data visualization is a key component of many modern software applications, especially in the financial technology (FinTech) domain. In this project, we will create an interactive stock visualization website with Python/Django and Alpha Vantage APIs. We will cover key software engineering and web development concepts such as HTML/Javascript/AJAX, server-side scripting, and database models - in fewer than 400 lines of code.

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Keywords: web development, data visualization, HTML, Javascript/AJAX, server-side scripting, SQL, Python/Django