Trading

Pine Script (TradingView) – A Step-by-step Guide

Table of Contents What is Pine script? Why should I use Pine script? Why shouldn’t I use Pine script? What are the alternatives to...
Jignesh Davda Jignesh Davda
20 min read

Binance Python API – A Step-by-Step Guide

Table of Contents What is the Binance API? Why should I use the Binance API? Why shouldn’t I use the Binance API? What are...
Jignesh Davda Jignesh Davda
27 min read

yfinance Library – A Complete Guide

Table of Contents What is yfinance? Is the yfinance library free? Why should I use the yfinance library? Why shouldn’t I use the yfinance...
Greg Bland Greg Bland
13 min read

Yahoo Finance API – A Complete Guide

Table of Contents What is the Yahoo Finance API? Why should I use the Yahoo Finance API? Why shouldn’t I use the Yahoo Finance...
Greg Bland Greg Bland
16 min read

IEX API Introduction Guide

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

Train/Test Split and Cross Validation – A Python Tutorial

What is a training and testing split? It is the splitting of a dataset into multiple parts. We train our model using one part and...
Greg Bland Greg Bland
26 min read

What is Quantamental? 3 Techniques to Investing

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

Alpha Vantage Introduction Guide

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

Alpaca Trading Review – Pros and Cons

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

Backtrader for Backtesting (Python) – A Complete Guide

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

How to Sign Up for an Interactive Brokers Paper…

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

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

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

Sentiment Analysis with Python – A Beginner’s Guide

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

How to use Hedging as a Trading Strategy

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

Futures Trading Strategies Made Simple – A Complete Guide

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

How Can Retail Traders Beat Institutional Traders and Hedge…

How can retail traders beat the institutional traders and hedge funds? Retail traders can target small, exotic and unregulated markets. We have no pressure...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
3 min read

4 Quantitative Trading Strategies that Work in 2020

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

How to get a Job in Trading and How…

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

What is Quantitative Trading and How Do I Learn…

What is quantitative trading? Quantitative trading is the buying and selling financial assets using computers, without human intervention. It is done to exploit persistent...
Lucas Liew Lucas Liew
5 min read

52 Trading Rules in 3 Minutes

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

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

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

What is Overfitting in Trading?

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

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

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

How Much Money do You Need for Trading to…

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

How to Measure Trading Risks?

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

How to Raise Capital for my Trading and How…

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

What is a Good Track Record in Trading?

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

Convertible Arbitrage – What it is and does it…

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