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Northwestern University
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Eecs 339 - Introduction to Databases

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EECS 339 Project B Dinda Project B Portfolio Manager Now that you ve had the experience of extending an existing database backed web application microblog you re ready to design and implement your own In this project you will do so developing an application from scratch that meets the specifications laid out here This application combines requirements that are common to most interactive web applications with some elements of datamining and analysis using database engines You should do this project in teams of 2 3 people Please see us if you can t find a team This is a brand new project for 2007 course of the project We may adjust expectations as needed during the Overall Requirements You are to develop a web application that lets a user do the following Register for an account and log in Access her portfolios A user may have one or more portfolios Track a portfolio of the user s stocks including their current value and other aspects of their performance This part of the project will be most similar to microblog Analyze and predict stock and portfolio performance based on historical performance You will have access to about 10 years of historical daily stock data for this purpose This part of the project will give you the opportunity to play with simple data mining and rather more sophisticated prediction techniques Evaluate automated trading strategies using the historic data In the following we ll explain a bit more about what each of these items mean and give the concrete specifications for each What are Portfolios and Portfolio Management A portfolio is a collection of investments that is intended to serve some purpose for the portfolio holder For the context of this project investments will consist purely of stocks and cash We will also ignore stock dividends taxes margin and trading costs There are many other kinds of investments that could be included in a portfolio Page 1 of 10 EECS 339 Project B Dinda While the stocks actually held by an individual investor



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