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Researching Pairs Trades Using Regression

Pairs trading is a popular strategy used by many asset management firms where the firm goes long one security, and short another.  In this video, we will use Palantir to analyze a strategy of trading one gold ETF off of another (GLD and GDX).   GLD is the ETF that tracks the spot price of [...]

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Palantir Night Live: Nart Villeneuve

Nart Villeneuve is the chief Security Officer of the Secdev Group. He developed following in the cyber security community for his team’s ground breaking GhostNet investigation where they discovered a vast electronic spying operation, which had stolen documents from many governmental and private offices, including those of the Dali Lama. For our inaugural PNL, Nart [...]

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Friction in Human-Computer Symbiosis: Kasparov on Chess

As we build our platforms and applications following a human-computer symbiosis approach, we keep an ear to the ground for interesting examples that illuminate new techniques or validate our approach in some empirical way. One of the areas that we’re interested is in the overall friction of analysis systems. The systems that we build are [...]

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Linking Disparate Data Sets for Comparative Analysis in Healthcare

In this video we compare Medicare quality (reported from the Medicare Hospital Compare Database) to Medicare spending (reported from Medicare Cost Reports).  In order to perform this comparison and link these data sets, we utilized a variety of data integration features including several geospatial capabilities of Palantir.  Other related analysis may include relating healthcare insurance [...]

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Market Cyclicality and Lunar Phases

In this case study, we use Palantir Finance to investigate potential correlations between stock returns and the lunar cycle.  The 2002 paper Are Investors Moonstruck? Lunar Phases and Stock Returns by Yuan, Zheng, and Zhu provided the inspiration for the study. The video below is best viewed in full screen mode. If you are having [...]

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