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Pattern search identification of "unclassified"­ price trends with EidoSearch


This month’s meet-up will feature a presentation by David Kedmey, President and co-founder of EidoSearch, a Toronto based financial technology firm founded in 2009. David will provide an overview of EidoSearch's technology, and the newly discovered green field in “unclassified” price trends that pattern search technology is now able to deliver to the market. David will also validate the predictive nature of price trends, based on years of research and hundreds of millions of simulations, and he will briefly review how these concepts can be applied to a systematic trading strategy to generate excess returns (please see chart below).


Speaker Bio:

David Kedmey is President and co-founder of EidoSearch with Steven Zhang. He previously worked in the mergers and acquisitions group in the investment banking division at Oppenheimer & Co. in New York. Before joining Oppenheimer & Co., Mr. Kedmey worked at the Alvery Bartlett Group, where he raised capital for its hedge fund management company and for private placements in real estate and energy. He holds an M.B.A. (with Honors) in Finance, Accounting and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

EidoSearch ( uses pattern search technology to generate predictive analytics for some of the largest hedge funds, asset managers and brokers in the world. They have quantified the way investors are likely to respond today by studying their behavior to similar market environments and patterns in prices and economic data, providing a historical backdrop to trade and investment decisions.

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  • Alim S. G.

    Just noticed I was moved from the waitlist to attending yesterday. Thanks, Jess, but I won't make it this time -- travel time alone dictates it's not possible. Entirely my fault for not checking earlier.

    May 29, 2014

    • Jess S.

      No problem - hope you can join us for the next one!

      May 30, 2014

  • Kurt Yue Z.

    thanks for the talk. What is the backtester on GitHub you guys mentioned during the quantifiable intro? I see several projects up there, not sure which one I should look at.

    May 30, 2014

    • Jess S.

      Hi Kurt - you want Zipline:­

      Please feel free to drop me a note with any questions, [masked] Thanks for joining is last night!

      May 30, 2014

  • Patrick S.

    Many thanks to Jess Stauth and Quantopian's Fawce for arranging the event and to David Kedmey of EidoSearch for his presentation on the work they've done on pattern search identification and its predictive potential for price movements in financial markets. Fascinating and thought-provoking content, and I look forward to future events. (PS: thank you for the pizza and refreshments!)

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Y. Philip S.

    any slides of the talk, or even the recording of the talk, available anywhere?

    May 30, 2014

  • CK

    It was good to learn the existence of the Quantopian framework. Would love to explore more of the platform and see how realistic it simulate real time trading conditions.

    EidoSearch work is interesting. But for the presented systematic LS strategy, it was not clear if the smooth equity curve includes consideration of trading slippages at the assumed open price entry / exit.

    Practically, this can be an execution issue that can distort live strategy performance, esp if a portfolio size, and turnover frequency is significant.... Looking fwd to attending the next interesting mtg.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Frank K.

    EidoSearch looks very useful though it will be completely out of reach price-wise to non-institutional traders (no gripes, c'est la vie). It was a very good presentation. Fawce answered a lot of important Quantopian questions very thoroughly tonight I thought, too. Thanks to all.

    2 · May 29, 2014

  • Jerzy P.

    It would be a killer app if Quantopian could offer analytics like EidoSearch

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • Nitin k.

    It would be great if this presentation is recorded. There are people who have last minute cancellation but really want to learn and benefit a lot from this....
    Also, would be great if slides can be put up... Pl. let us know….

    2 · May 29, 2014

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