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Using Genetic Algorithms To Forecast Financial Markets

In his ebook, “A Random Walk Down Wall Street” (1973), Burton Malkiel recommended, “A blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper’s financial pages could select a portfolio that would do just as well as one carefully selected by experts.” While evolution might have made man no extra clever at choosing shares, Charles Darwin’s …

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Edwards Lifesciences Tanks After Heart-Valve Sales Lag Expectations

Edwards Lifesciences (EW) inventory tumbled late Tuesday after income inside a key coronary heart valve-replacement phase got here up $9 million brief, an analyst mentioned. X For the quarter, Edwards reported $559.6 million in adjusted gross sales of transcatheter coronary heart valve replacements, or TAVR. TAVR is a technique of …

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Amgen Tops First-Quarter Views, But Enbrel, Neulasta Sales Challenged

Amgen (AMGN) reported a “ho-hum” quarter on Tuesday, an analyst mentioned, after the No. 1 biotech beat first-quarter expectations although 2018 steerage got here in barely comfortable on the midpoints. Sales of Enbrel, one in every of Amgen’s greatest merchandise, declined for the fifth straight quarter. Amgen cited decrease demand, …

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