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Developing a Financial Market Index Tracker with MATLAB OOP and Genetic Algorithms

Mark Hoyle, MathWorks

In this webinar, we show how you can use MATLAB and Global Optimization Toolbox (formerly Genetic Algorithm and Direct Search Toolbox) to select stocks to track an index. The application will need to respond to events such as stocks being dropped from the index, and we demonstrate how you can use the new object-oriented programming functionality to address this and other issues. This webinar builds on topics covered in the previously recorded webinar "Using Genetic Algorithms in Financial Applications", including using the algorithm to select stocks to produce desired portfolios.

In this webinar, we demonstrate the new OOP programming capabilities and show how you can use them to develop applications.

Example files from this webinar can be accessed in MATLAB Central.

Product Focus

  • Global Optimization Toolbox

Recorded: 13 Jan 2009