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Hao Xing, Yuqing Dai, Shelby Cox, Malavika Mukundan, Qiang Wu

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Our project improves the Facebook Prophet model in predicting the S&P 500 index with external data including the monetary policies and decisions from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), profitability and financial decisions of S&P500 companies, etc. Our improved model not only reduces the Mean-Squared Error (MSE) but also forecasts the market crash and rebound during the covid-19 period.

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