Create Technical Stock Charts Using R and Quantmod

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Ability to pull down Stock Data using the R Quantmod Package.

Practice creating daily returns quickly on mutliple stocks simultaneously.

Apply a Techincal Indicators for stocks chosen (i.e., Bollinger Bands, RSI, EMA).

Clock2 Hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to pull down Stock Data using the R quantmod Package and Yahoo Finance API. You will also learn how to apply Technical Indicators to the data and draw graphs based on those Indicators. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

AnalyticsTechnical AnalysisModellingStock Analysis

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Task 1: In this Task the Learner will pull down data from Yahoo using Quantmod's 'getsymbols' function.

  2. Task 2: In this task the Learner will get familiar with the basic syntax in order to build basic graphs (i.e., Candlestick, Line, Bar, etc).

  3. Task 3: A Bollinger Band is a technical analysis tool defined by a set of lines plotted two standard deviations (positively and negatively) away from a simple moving average (SMA). In this Task the Learner will apply the Bollinger Band technical indicator.

  4. Task 4: The Learner will apply a technical trading indicator called thh relative strength index (RSI). RSI is a technical indicator used in stock analysis and is intended to chart the current and historical strength or weakness of a stock or market based on the closing prices of a recent trading period.

  5. Task 5: In this Task the Learner will apply the exponential moving average using a built in quantmod function.

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