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Review of Advances in Financial Machine Learning by Dr. Marco Lopez de Prado
4.60 stars Excellent Form 137 Reviews
Reviewed on: November 22, 2019 Author:
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  • Identifies high probability signals
  • Helpful insight into machine learning technology
  • Credible author
  • Ideal for professional development


  • Requires high reading level
  • Requires prior knowledge in quantitative analytics and machine learning
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This is the summary of consumer reviews for Advances in Financial Machine Learning by Dr. Marco Lopez de Prado. The BoolPool rating for this product is Excellent, with 4.60 stars, and the price range is $36.95-$39.95.

Advances in Financial Machine Learning by Dr. Marco Lopez de Prado was touted as a "must read" from statistician and financial professionals alike. The book combines the theories of financial quantitative analysis and the latest technological disruption of artificial intelligence or machine learning. Majority of readers were either academics or working professionals in finance, and majority of readers agreed that Advances in Financial Machine Learning helped solve some of the everyday problems they face with their current algorithms and analysis. The biggest help from the book was taking some of the abstract theories of quantitative analysis and applying them to real world applications. For those looking to utilize machine learning technology, readers agree this book provided great insight in the subtle nuances when writing the algorithms. Many academics highly recommend Advances in Financial Machine Learning as required reading material for students, and just as many fund managers recommend this book as required training material.

The only thing to be aware with this book is the reading level. Individuals well-versed and long studied in finance or artificial intelligence will find great use for this book because their feet are already in the water. If you are someone with little experience in either field, there is a good chance Advances in Financial Machine Learning may go over your head. This book is very technical and assumes the reader has that technical background. Therefore, if you are just dipping your toes in these industries, you may want to start with different material.

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Advances in Financial Machine Learning by Dr. Marco Lopez de Prado
Probably the best book on quantitative trading to date.
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4.50 stars
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This book covers important topics in alpha research in general, beyond Machine Learning techniques.
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5.00 stars
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This books is a must read if you work or interested in Machine Learning and/or Finance.
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4.50 stars
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Dr. Lopez de Prado's current book and any books he may author in the future will always have a place on my desk.
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5.00 stars
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This book helped me reorganize raw trade data into a structured data set for generating features and finding false positives.
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4.50 stars
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I'd highly recommend this book to any quant practitioner who's interested in applying ML techniques in finance.
Review Group #: 6 Rating :
5.00 stars
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However, it isn't a book for beginners. There are many other books that'll teach you basics of Python, machine learning, data science and quantitative finance, which you need to know to understand this book.
Review Group #: 7 Rating :
4.00 stars
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