Honey Badger Hedge Fund: Hackers predict stock market with open source mojo

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http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/12/honeybadger/

Can an algorithm successfully predict great stock moves? That’s the premise behind Honey Badger Hedge Fund a super-secret Twitter stock-picker that, its founders told Wiredwas put together with a little economics know-how and some exploring with Python. So far, the 7 recommendations the algorithm has made have been profitable, producing a 9.38 percent return rate — not bad for something that was made during 12-week programming bootcamp Hack Reactor. Co-creators Andrew Delikat and Tae-Hwan Jo are taking advantage of their handiwork to fund their next startup venture.

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