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    Whats the best way to analyse the correlation between these two variables?

    Hello All, I have to admit my statistics skills are not amazing however, i'm very interested in improving my knowledge. I've been trying to work out a way to see if there is a correlation between the number of troops in iraq and Afghanistan (BOG) and the price of an index that only deals in...
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    Back-testing Stock Selection - Data Analysis Help Needed

    Hey everyone! I'm a finance grad and am doing my first big project back-testing some stock selection methods. I have spent the last few weeks writing a big vba program to run the back-test and I have the following: 10 dates (5 years semi-annual) and 40 companies where, for a given...
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    Venture Capital methodology

    Hi, and apologies beforehand of what might become a wall of text. We are working on a project to define value drivers in VC-firms, where we might get access to cash flows from individual projects that a number of VC-firms have invested in. What we want to figure out is which activities...
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    Which analysis should I use? Ordered Probit?

    I want to run a regression: (person's stock performance rating) = B(nonS&P/S&P500 portfolio concentration) + Ei ...where a person's stock performance is on a 1-10 point scale. I want to see what the probability a person's rating will be given the concentration of nonS&P to S&P stocks. I...
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    Merging Datasets

    Merging Datasets: Should I use a Many-to-Many Merge? Intro Thank you for taking the time to read this! I think my problem is complicated so I'll be detailed. Also, I do not know exactly what the solution will be, so the structure of my question might be convoluted. The Situation (in...