The code in this repo is the result of an interview exercise that was given to me. It involves stocks, some basic stats and a bit of web scraping.
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README.md
highest_adjclose_sddev.py
scrape_stocks_list.R
stocks_list.txt

README.md

A look at the adjusting closing price of stocks from January 1, 2015 to September 28, 2015

Overview

This repo contains a problem that was given to me during an interview. Since the problem was kind of cool, I wanted to write about it.

The purpose of this assignment was to find the S&P stock with the highest adjusting close price standard deviation for the period January 1, 2015 until September 28, 2015 .

Tools used

  • Python (and Pandas)
  • R's rvest library for scraping the stock lists.

About the repo

Besides the readme, this repo has 3 files.

  • highest_adjclose_sddev.py is the main file. This is the Python code used for answering the question
  • scrape_stocks_list.R is the R code for scraping the list of stocks
  • stocks_list.txt is the list of stocks.

Report

The complete report is found at: A look at the adjusting closing price of stocks from January 1, 2015 to September 28, 2015.