Course last updated on 1st June 2017!
Huh? What is a Trading Robot?
A Trading Robot a set of programming codes that analyses and trade the market on its own. Trading Robots allow you to trade the markets without human intervention!
What does this course offer?
This course teaches the insider knowledge to designing, testing and coding long term profitable robots. We do NOT promise that you will strike it rich overnight. We do not make ridiculous claims (like those you see in newspapers and online ads) that you will make $3722 every night.
This course WILL, however, offer you the years of experience we have in building Robots. You will understand the pitfalls and keys to success to design great robots. You will avoid the hundreds of mistakes we made in our journey.
What will I learn?
The main essence of the course is the design theories behind the Trading Robots. These theories and knowledge come from years of industry practice. This course does not only teach programming. Programming is just the tool we use to execute our ideas.
At the end of the day, you will acquire the ability to generate a trading idea, code the idea (within 1 hour), test the idea, see the strengths and flaws in the idea, improve it and finally execute the idea.
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Great course if you are determined to learn - Shaun Chew (5 Stars)
"Very suitable for non-programmers who want to try their hands on algorithmic trading. This course is easy to follow, with numerous detailed examples and practices, which is far more than other MOOCs I have gone through. A very useful skill for those with other work obligations.
I have witnessed people blaming online courses for not providing them the results they want, and I would say that there is no course who can spoon feed you till you become profitable. With hours and hours of practice of the material in the course, along with my own research, I went from not knowing how to code, to finally being able to create my own trading robots in a few weeks. Thanks Lucas for this course!"
Extensive and Practical! - Desmond Ho | Trader, Brahman Capital Management (5 Stars)
"I had been discretionary trading for 3+ yrs and wanted to diversify into systematic trading. Being completely clueless about how to automate my strategies, this course provided my first baby steps into the quant world."
500 USD to 10,000 USD in 3 weeks. Manual to Algo Trading - Shafie Md (5 Stars)
"I have been trading forex using one strategy that works and I would like to have an expert advisor that can do that too. I have this interest in MQL4 programming. I learned a lot from AlgoTrading101. Quite challenging to figure out how. Now I have created my very own expert advisor that works as I expected. This expert advisor have been trading for the past 3 weeks and the account balance have increased exponentially from USD 500 to USD 10,000. This is quite an amazing achievement, however, there is still room for improvements. Thanks to Lucas, AlgoTrading101. Your guidance is greatly appreciated."
No-fuss. Get straight into it - Mike (5 Stars)
"If you're at all interested in becoming an Algorithmic Trader, this course will provide you with a lot of important information on the subject matter to get you up and running quickly and efficiently.
I've taken a few other similar subject courses recently and can genuinely say that this course far surpasses anything else on this subject matter by a long way, simply by the amount and quality of content provided, it’s truly outstanding.
The course opened up my eyes to the world of Algo trading in a lot of ways, more than any book or other Udemy course experienced prior. The presenter knows his material and his "no-fuss, get straight into it" attitude on the subject matter is infectious to anyone with a genuine interest in Algo Trading."
PERSONAL MESSAGE TO LUCAS - Henko
"This is one of the most valuable courses I ever did in terms of value for money and I did not feel bored for a moment. It seems you have a lot of insight and are very analytical.
So far I think I should give you more than 100% rating for this course but unfortunately that is not possible. Thank you for putting this course together. It seems you put a lot of effort and experience in the training and the information is very complete and all parts seem very necessary and valuable to me.
You are also honest and I like that. Sales people tend to only tell you the good parts and that creates misconceptions and crazy unreal expectations."
Outstanding! - Steve Bray (5 Stars)
"I have completed a few algorithmic EA courses and none come close to this course. Lucas does not take for granted that the students know everything about coding EA's, he explains in detail every aspect so you walk away with an excellent understanding. Thanks Lucas, I have enjoyed the course so far and look forward to continuing my journey."
Far from ready - Gregory Potylchansky (3 Stars)
"I have not finished the course yet so my review may change once I am done. The instructor does a good job teaching the absolute basics of creating a robot, but I am far from ready to create my own trading system. The instructor does seem like he cares a lot about helping his students out. Will update when I finish the course."
Amazing course. - Jonathan Betournay (5 Stars)
"I was taking coding courses when I stumble upon this course. I decided to give it a try and, wow! I basically stopped everything else to complete this course as quickly as possible.
Fascinating! And Lucas is doing a phenomenal job, in my opinion, at teaching an extremely complex system that involves knowledge/interest in coding, macro & micro economies, mathematics ( probabilities ), statistics and financials. Great work Lucas, I only wish I could meet you in person one day!"
Excellent Crash Course for Complete Beginners All the Way Up - Carlos La Borde (5 Stars)
"...now I can properly understand why no single strategy will be an end all success, why you need to adapt, adjust and create new ones over time, how to test for robustness properly, what to avoid, and how to come up with new ideas. I'm still just getting started in some sense, but I'd like to really thank you as I'm sure there's no way I would have got to where I am (avoiding so many easy pitfalls and with an ability to create and test solid strategies) without this course."
FULL of nuggets of valuable info - Neal Aggarwal (5 Stars)
"Been trading for more than 15 years now developing a lot of algos and yet I find this course FULL of nuggets of valuable info. Using it as a jumping off point for more research via Investopedia, google et al has made things even better!"
AWESOME!!!!!!!!! - Jimmy Pais (5 Stars)
"For months I have been taking online course regarding program and I have not come up with a good project idea. Now I do, thanks to Lucas's Algo Trading course. He breaks down the syntax of MQ4 and makes it very readable for any beginner who has never been exposed to programming. I honestly cannot wait to take the tools Lucas has taught me and apply them to the real world. 5-STARS my man!!"
MT4 has no real support, and where is the backtester - David (1 Star)
"no real help"
Suitable for non-Metatrader 4 Strategies - Pontus Lagerberg (5 Stars)
"Very comprehensive course! Has given me way more in practical terms than reading a few books on algorithmic trading did. Highly recommended even if you´re aspiring towards trading instruments or strategies not available via metatrader 4 as theories and programming basics in this course have a wide appliance."
LUCAS IS AWESOME. SERIOUSLY. I tell you why. - Reymidas Fund (5 Stars)
"Lucas has the amazing skill of teaching hard concepts like position sizing, automatic trading all in a step by step graphic approach. The guy has the maths, the high tech, and the imagination to teach you easily for dummies and newbies. I want to be like him . PS: the course is excellent. Now on chapter 42 . I stopped to write this review. u Won´t regret if you are a noob with basic programming skills."
Thanks Lucas - Iyad Atallah (5 Stars)
"Excellent, Excellent course! The instructor explains everything very very well, step by step and I would highly recommend taking the course or any course by this instructor. i asked him many questions, he answered them all . Thank you Lucas"
Excellent - Joseph Oisamoje (5 Stars)
"In learning, you either find an instructor that knows the course to its dept but can't efficiently teach it or an instructor good at teaching but lacking depth; Lucas has both an this has created an absolutely worthwhile learning experience for me. A beginner's to masters class worthy of your time. Period! "
Lucas has been designing and building algorithmic trading robots since 2010. He worked at a proprietary trading firm and teaches programming for financial applications to Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world.
Lucas does consulting for algorithmic trading projects. He has over 5 years of experience coaching in MQL4, MATLAB and VBA. He was the Head of the Quantitative Finance Society in Singapore Management University.
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Price will rise to $580 on as more lectures are added.
Yes, this course is designed for beginners. The course is prepared in a progressive manner. It entails a graphical, step-by-step approach with minimal technical jargon.
But, of course, you will need to put in more effort than someone with a stronger background in trading to master the content.
Yes, this course is designed for those who are new to programming. We have a 24/7 support channel to assist you with coding issues!
If you can code MQL4, you can probably skip the coding lectures. The value you gain will come mainly from the lectures on Robot Design and Market Theories.
You can expect about 33 more Chapters and 200 more Lectures to be added regularly.
No, if you are an existing student. Yes, if you have yet to enrol. Prices will go up as the number of lectures increases.
We are aiming to add 3 lectures per week. If there are any breaks (due to unforeseen circumstances), we will announce it beforehand.
No, we only teach low frequency trading models. High frequency trading is a different ball game.
No it is not. The "Build Your Trading Robot" course on Udemy is just an introductory course on what is offered here.
That course on Udemy is the first part (out of 5). The one here on AlgoTrading101 will contain the full course. There will also be some exclusive content on AlgoTrading101 that is not available on Udemy.