Trading

IEX API Introduction Guide

218 ViewsTable of Contents What is the IEX API? Is the IEX API free? Why should I use the IEX API? Why shouldn’t I...
Jignesh Davda Jignesh Davda
16 min read

Convertible Arbitrage – What it is and does it…

Does it still work today?
Jovan Medford Jovan Medford
13 min read

What is Quantamental? 3 Techniques to Investing

491 ViewsWhat is Quantamental? Quantamental is a term that describes a hybrid of quantitative and fundamental techniques to investing. This term is a fancy...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
3 min read

Alpha Vantage Introduction Guide

839 ViewsTable of Contents What is the Alpha Vantage API? Is the Alpha Vantage API free? What kind of data does the Alpha Vantage...
Jignesh Davda Jignesh Davda
11 min read

Alpaca Trading Review – Pros and Cons

1,583 ViewsTable of Contents What is the Alpaca Trading Brokerage? Pros and cons summary Why should I use the Alpaca Trading Brokerage? What’s the...
Jignesh Davda Jignesh Davda
5 min read

Backtrader for Backtesting (Python) – A Complete Guide

4,236 ViewsIf you want to backtest a trading strategy using Python, you can 1) run your backtests with pre-existing libraries, 2) build your own...
Jignesh Davda Jignesh Davda
24 min read

How to Sign Up for an Interactive Brokers Paper…

1,355 ViewsInteractive Brokers (IB) is a highly regarded broker in the retail trading industry. It is known for a broad range of markets and...
Jignesh Davda Jignesh Davda
5 min read

Interactive Brokers Python API (Native) – A Step-by-step Guide

8,249 ViewsInteractive Brokers (IB) is a trading brokerage used by professional traders and small funds. If you want to learn how to build automated...
Jignesh Davda Jignesh Davda
35 min read

Sentiment Analysis with Python – A Beginner’s Guide

4,755 ViewsSentiment analysis in finance has become commonplace. In many cases, it has become ineffective as many market players understand it and have one-upped...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
20 min read

How to use Hedging as a Trading Strategy

789 ViewsHow to use hedging as a trading strategy? We use it to take on specific risks. There are 2 ways. 1) Asset-hedge: This...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
4 min read

Futures Trading Strategies Made Simple – A Complete Guide

1,915 ViewsWhat are the common types of futures trading strategies? Here is a list: Calendar Spreads – Spreading the same future, but of different...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
13 min read

How Can Retail Traders Beat Institutional Traders and Hedge…

4,588 ViewsOur competition, the hedge funds and big trading firms, have billions in capital, teams of experienced and highly qualified portfolio managers, traders and...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
3 min read

How to get a Job in Trading and How…

1,091 ViewsThe usual way to get a job in top hedge funds is to major in something technical (Quantitative Finance, Math, Statistics, Computer Science,...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
6 min read

52 Trading Rules in 3 Minutes

1,152 ViewsOn Strategy Mindset A good trader looks for opportunities in all the weird places, not just in regulated and developed markets. New, exotic...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
3 min read

Should I Hire an Algorithmic Trading Freelance Developer? (No,…

1,054 ViewsShould I Hire an Algorithmic Trading Freelance Developer? No you shouldn’t. It might cost a lot over the long term, is ineffective, slow...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
4 min read

How to Measure Trading Risks?

447 ViewsHow to measure trading risks? Risk should be measured based on the quality of the trading decision. A good quality trading decision has...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
6 min read

How to Raise Capital for my Trading and How…

620 ViewsHow to raise funds for my trading? Here are 3 ways: 1) Join a proprietary trading firm, 2) Raise from ultra high-net-worth individuals,...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
6 min read

What is a Good Track Record in Trading?

773 ViewsWhat is considered a good track record in trading? Making 25% per year annualized with low correlation to the market for 3 years,...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
4 min read

What is Algorithmic Trading and How Do I Learn…

2,979 ViewsWhat is algorithmic trading? Algorithmic trading is the buying and selling financial assets using computers, without human intervention. It is done to exploit...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
5 min read

4 Quantitative Trading Strategies that Work in 2020

3,827 ViewsThe markets are getting more sophisticated and efficient. It is almost impossible to be profitable in the long-run by running strategies that used...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
4 min read

What is a Walk-Forward Optimization and How to Run…

1,879 ViewsBacktesting a strategy gives you a good understanding of what happened in the past, but it does not tell the future. Fortunately, walk...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
6 min read

How Much Money do You Need for Trading to…

1,039 ViewsHow much money do you need for algorithmic trading? You need 20 times your yearly expenses to be a full-time trader. However, the...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
3 min read

What is Overfitting in Trading?

1,757 ViewsWhat is overfitting in trading? Overfitting in trading is the process of designing a trading system that adapts so closely to historical data...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
3 min read