HKPC Academy - Sentiment Analysis in Financial Investments & Trading
Sentiment Analysis in Financial Investments & Trading
    HKPC Building 78 Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon
    Ms. Amanda JOHN 2788 5768

    This programme aims at enabling banking and finance practitioners to apply Sentiment Analysis on investment and trading which includes portfolio construction, re-balancing and trading strategies.

    In addition, participants will learn how to apply Deep Learning and NLP (Natural Language Processing) techniques on textual sentiment processing and understanding.

    Day 1 (3 hours): Sentiment Visualisation and Trading Applications

    • Raw data collection by web scraping
    • Dataset pre-processing and cleaning
    • Calculate sentiment scores with aggregation, weighting, volume counting and moving average in different timeframes
    • Industry applications: Sentiment index for long/short trading strategies in different asset classes: Equities, Bonds, Forex and Commodities, Smart Beta for portfolio construction and re-balance by pair-algorithm
    • Case Analysis: Textual data visualisation in word cloud, charts and histograms, Apply rule-based sentiment APIs to extract emotions, social media sentiments and stock price correlation

    Day 2 (3 hours): Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning Techniques

    • Building blocks of Natural Language Processing
    • News classifications by topic modelling
    • News relevance (identifying market moving events) and company entity extraction
    • Word2Vec embedding to understand language semantics
    • Introduction to deep learning based techniques for sentiment analysis
    • Case analysis: Understand news content and semantics by training a Word2Vec embedding, develop a sentiment analyser by Deep Learning Sequence model (LSTM) with pre-trained language model

    Target Audiences

    • Financial practitioners interested in applying sentiments on investment and trading
    • Professionals who would like to sharpen their skills with the latest AI and Machine Learning technologies
    • SME / start-up entrepreneurs who wish to get inspiration from incorporating sentiment analysis into their businesses

    Certificate of Attendance

    A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who have completed the full programme requirement with 75% or above attendance rate.

    Date & Time

    21 & 22 Jan 2021 (Thu & Fri), 09:30 – 12:30

    Total 6 hours


    HKPC (78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong)


    Cantonese with training material in English

    Programme Fee

    HK$6,000  (May apply up to $4,000* subsidy)

    * This course is an approved Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme (RTTP ), which offers up to 2/3 course fee reimbursement upon successful applications. For details:

    To enrol, please complete the online enrolment form and settle the payment through HKPC Academy website ( Participants are advised to make registration on or before 31 December 2020.


    Mr Ken LIU

    Mr LIU is co-founder and CTO of Datatact, which is a startup in AI, Machine Learning and Big Data for Trading Strategies and Social Media Analytics. He is a hands-on expert in his specialised area for over 15 years.  Prior to Datatact, Ken worked at Citi, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse as Algo-Trading developer. Ken earned a Master in Computer Science from University of Southern California and a Bachelor in Computer Science from University of Warwick.


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