Historical Analogs/ Time Series Clustering in Excel

A very useful approach to analyzing price action of a particular security is to search historical instances where price exhibited similar behaviour. This type of analysis has often been called historical analogs by some writers. Below we will show a simple example that is easy to implement in excel. The aim is to select a … More Historical Analogs/ Time Series Clustering in Excel

Principal Component Analysis in Excel ~ PART I

We decided to write a series of posts on a very useful statistical technique called Principal Component Analysis (PCA). In the current post we give a brief explanation of the technique and its implementation in excel. In practice it is less important to know the computations behind PCA than it is to understand the intuition … More Principal Component Analysis in Excel ~ PART I