In a year dominated by crises — both natural and political — squeezing our annual list of largest influencers down to 20 was difficult. One thing this year highlighted was that money and power trump all as we learned that — at least in the banking world — there are some that are too-big-to-prosecute.
Suppose Apple or some other big stock is going into earnings. You want to take a directional shot, but you don’t want to commit the large amount of capital that is required either for a stock purchase or as margin for a short sale.
After reviewing neural nets’ past failures and charting a course for a more modern application of the technology in the previous installment, we bring into focus the fuzzy promises of the past and build the framework for using these tools in trading.