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E-Fast & CloudPower: Towards High Performance Technical Analysis for Small Investors

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About 80% of the financial market investors fail, the main reason for this being their poor investment decisions. Without advanced financial analysis tools and the knowledge to interpret the analysis, the investors can easily make irrational investment decisions. Moreover, investors are challenged by the dynamism of the market and a relatively large number of indicators that must be computed. In this paper we propose E-Fast, an innovative approach for on-line technical analysis for helping small investors to obtain a greater e on the market by increasing their knowledge. The E-Fast technical analysis platform prototype relies on High Performance Computing (HPC), allowing to rapidly develop and extensively validate the most sophisticated finance analysis algorithms. In this work, we aim at demonstrating that the E-Fast implementation , based on the CloudPower HPC infrastructure, is able to provide small investors a realistic, low-cost and secure service that would otherwise be available only to the large financial institutions. We describe the architecture of our system and provide design insights. We present the results obtained with a real service implementation based on the Exponential Moving Average computational method, using CloudPower and Grid5000 for the computations' acceleration. We also elaborate a set of interesting challenges emerging from this work, as next steps towards high performance technical analysis for small investors.
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Mircea Moca, Darie Moldovan, Oleg Lodygensky, Gilles Fedak. E-Fast & CloudPower: Towards High Performance Technical Analysis for Small Investors. Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services (GECON 2015), Sep 2015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. ⟨hal-01256217⟩
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