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Introducing new trading charts with moving average cross signals

Introducing new trading charts with moving average cross signals

Here are the latest charts from Chart Director. These all have dates associated now as well instead of using the wonky way with MatPlotLib. These include ones for Fibonacci levels, moving averages with Bollinger/RSI/momentum, trend and moving average cross signals. Some of the price lines are candlestick or OHLC format. These are much better from a very afforadable trading package library like Chart Director. It also talks to many languages.

 

Remember I have figure out the standalone version for Python with Javascript. Go here to see that.

Here is their link http://www.advsofteng.com/index.html

I can also say that this software vendor support is quite fast and precise. In summary: worth the money!!

cross signals.

 

How to use trading patterns to prevent bad trading and perfect timing with less false positive signa

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Introducing trading patterns that work 50 to 60 percent with stop loss

Introducing trading patterns that work 50 to 60 percent with stop loss

This is pretty awesome stuff where it the concept to generate is very simple. It also appears to be very effective to run with profit potential as shown in the video. Always remember the stop loss and trailing stop can be virtual with out signaling back to your broker. That will protect your trades from pathetic market making they may try. Booya!

I can now add this to my arsenal of many charts to help accurately calculate timing for entries followed by classic virtual stop loss or trailing stop.

NOTE that I have now removed the source how to do this to maintain competitive and trading. Sorry but that is how the cookie crumble sometimes. The source was posted in my social media and blog for over day. You schmooze you lose.

Access Python 3 Infrastructure Algo Trading course with Bitcoin Crypto currency NOW!

 

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Get access to this Python 3 Algo trading course with Forex Crypto like Bitcoin

Get access to this Python 3 Algo trading course with Forex Crypto like Bitcoin

This is now out!!! Here you can sign up for it here. 

Here is the course outline

COURSE NAME – Cryptocurrency and Algo Trading Infrastructure with Python: A Practical tutorial for Python developers

Sub-title – Discover the secrets behind trading infrastructure components, high speed in-memory NOSQL database options, cryptocurrency exchanges and simple technical indicators, and more. And use the same techniques in your Python code.

AUTHOR NAME – Bryan Downing

DURATION –

OVERVIEW – As Bitcoin ruled the financial news cycle in recent times, many have had a peak interest in cyrpto currency along with systematic trading. There are many advanced trading research techniques including machine learning, AI, or quant. This course was created for the ‘newbie’ who has a basic understand in popular programming languages but easy to learn such as Python. A focus of technical analysis was chosen since it is popular among retail traders. It is also seems to offer more predictable results as opposed to harder to learn concepts such as quant or machine learning. In essence, a simpler with more effective techniques were purposely chosen to get someone with basic programming knowledge (eg. Python) to get ramped up faster! It is very hopeful any student will become more confident in their capabilities to complete this without the unnecessary complexities that usually hold back their success.

TARGET AUDIENCE – Python programmers (including data scientists etc.) who want to understand algo techniques and apply them into a primitive automated trading system. Pro or Retail traders who have an interest in learning the basics of Python and systematic trading.

KEY FEATURES

  • Infrastructure modern component implementation fo an algo trading system

  • Basic coverage of crypto currency Python packages and crypto currency exchanges

  • Technical analysis library package use for strategy idea development

APPROACH –

Videos and sample Python source code scripts are made available at time of presentation. Note that scripts are meant to to be small and simple for easiest consumption. Advanced techniques are stripped out to ensure completion of this course. This can be used as a launching to pad to understand the components of a primitive algo trading system In short, it is devised in a way to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN

  • The major components in any trading system
  • Broker and asset class options
  • How crypto currency (e.g. Bitcoin) has becomes a hotbed of profit potential

  • Strategy coding basics to help in analyzing using popular techncial analysis techniques

  • All software mentioned is open and source with the exception of ChartDirector which is used for visualization.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SUMMARY OF CONTENT

  1. Why Python for my algos and automated trading? Which tools for development? Why Python over other programming languages?

  2. Intro to NOSQL for highest performance in your systematic/algo/automated trading

  3. Crypto Currency Exchange Overview and Python CCXT Package

  4. Crypto Idea strategy generation using forward looking data as similar to financial institutions who analyze and trade popular alt coins including Bitcoin

  5. Read exchange data with flat files

  6. Pretty trading charts with ChartDirector

  7. Using TA-Lib like package popular technical analysis for strategy development

COURSE ROADMAP

SECTION 1Programming Language Overview

SECTION DURATION – 28 minutes

SECTION DESCRIPTION – Covers pros and cons of each language you may come across on your journey with algo/automated trading. I also ist items you will need to consider when you want do live trading as well using correct concepts of High Frequency Trading (HFT) I cover 5 languages including:

  • R
  • Python
  • Java
  • C#/.NET
  • C and C++
  • MATLAB

SECTION 2Python tools and methodology

SECTION DURATION – 43 minutes

SECTION DESCRIPTION – Covers all elements of Python 2 vs 3 including a high level of ‘HelloWorld’ example. Also covers from a newbie’s POV on non essential Jypter and Machine Learning packages.

  • Python 2 vs 3
  • PIP the package manager
  • Python install options on operating systems
  • Tools like popular editors/IDEs e.g. Sublime
  • Simple Debugging techniques
  • Very high level concepts of popular machine learning frameworks and Juptyr use cases

SECTION 3Options to Capture Market Data

SECTION DURATION – 28 minute

SECTION DESCRIPTION –Different options for market data including free vs paid

  • IEX and IQFeed
  • LMAX and Interactive Brokers broker overview options
  • Dukascopy Forex.CFD broker Duka Python Package
  • Intro to JForex platform to create CSV using Java example

SECTION 4How to create Pandas dataframe to manipulate data

SECTION DURATION – 10 minutes

SECTION DESCRIPTION – Simple Python script that does the following

  • Read a comma separated value file (CSV)
  • Apply statistical calculation and manipulate rows
  • Export data to CSV or Excel format

SECTION 5Demo technical analysis indicator functions

SECTION DURATION – 7 minutes

SECTION DESCRIPTION – As the original TA-LIB can be complicated to build yet along with the buggy TA-Lib Python package, there was another alternative that came up. A much simpler approach with the popular TA-LIB shows a simpler demo of running various indicators. These examples include:

  • Bollinger Band
  • Exponential Moving Average
  • Standard Deviation
  • Relative Strength Indicator

SECTION 6 – Redis NOSQL Overview and Sample

SECTION DURATION – 30 minutes

SECTION DESCRIPTION –NOSQL Database of choice

  • Why this is used
  • Open source and benchmarks
  • Compared against popular open source HFT project
  • Server and client edition
  • Python code demos

SECTION 7Funding Crypto Currency account

SECTION DURATION – 6 minute

SECTION DESCRIPTION –Options to cover to fund via bank credit card or use an anonymous credit card. Note that these option can be removed, invalid, or change without notification.

  • Different credit card option sources
  • Why banks block funding crypto currency via credit card
  • Round about way to fund anonymously via credit

SECTION 9 – Crypto Currency Outlook and CCXT Python Package overview

SECTION DURATION – 20 minute

SECTION DESCRIPTION –Over of Python package working examples with no registration needed for popular exchanges

  • Intro to CoinMarket.com to depend on volume
  • Reliable exchanges at time of recording
  • Advantages of Pyrhon option vs web programming languages
  • Examples of CCXT Python Package

SECTION 10Crypto Currency trading idea with forward looking data tips for your strategy idea

Crypto Currency trading idea with forward looking data for your strategy

SECTION DURATION – 11 minutes

SECTION DESCRIPTION –This is a set of ideas where you can use forward looking data to see how institutions gauge Bitcoin. These include:.

  • NVT Ratio
  • Futures and Options market
  • COT reports
  • Use of CoinMarketCap.com

SECTION 11– Intro to ChartDirector for Python

SECTION DURATION – 19 minutes

SECTION DESCRIPTION –This is an overall demo of features and how to install commercial ChartDirector for Python.

  • How to install on Mac or Linux/Unix like systems
  • Advantages over other open source Python packages like Matplotlib or Seaborn
  • Benefits of ChartDirector
  • Hints of Developing Interactive Self Standalone chart with potential live charting
  • Note that charts are generated via operating platform console terminal

This will vary on a product or Python package basiss. This example is relatively basic.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

For successful completion of this course, students will require computer systems with at least the following:

  • OS: Any
  • Processor: Minimal
  • Memory: 2 GB but may need 4+ GB if you to choose to install VirtualBox with Ubuntu Linux
  • Storage: Minimal

Recommended Hardware Requirements

For an optimal experience with hands-on labs and other practical activities, we recommend the following configuration:

  • OS: In order of preference of MacOS, Linux (e.g. Ubuntu), and Windows
  • Processor: Any
  • Memory: 2 GB but may need more 4 GB if you to choose install VirtualBox with Ubuntu Linux
  • Storage: 12 GB

Software Requirements

  • Operating system: See above
  • Browser: Any
  • Python 2.7 but prefer 3.x.
  • Sublime

Links and installation are provided in video module as required.

 

 

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Best tip to build Crypto currency or Bitcoin trading bot and why for free

Best tip to build Cyrpto currency or Bitcoin trading bot and why for free

I explain the reason why Bitcoin is huge with the black box bots out there. Why go down that path? Build your own. Control your future where you control the source code to.

Start with and stick with Python. It is true open source!

 

Are you a sucker?

Black box technology is expensive and break over time. This stuff is usually meant for fools looking for gold via quick rich schemes. I call them suckers.

Then there are those scams like Initial Coin Offerings that need to be regulated. There are these moronic frat boys trying to make buck off you. They have no souls! No Concious! I would hope their mommies would lock them in the basement and chuck the key away. Essentially they only see the daylight when they need to by scamming you when Mom cuts them off from their weekly allowance.

You should have not spend a nickel on anything other than your time.  So let me introduce you to a simpler way that will only cost you your time and focus. This is the only way I know how to make dollar in the markets including Crypto currency. The other choice is to be a gullible sucker. Oh mommy would be so proud of you. Nor don’t listen to dumb cousin Johnny for tips to make it in the markets. Again, especially those crypto tips because of all the scams out there.

So let ‘s get this straight. Use this free/open source Python package called ccxt. It is right here,  

Seriously stick with Python and nothing else. Yeh I do take the heat for dissing Javascript and even PHP somewhat. Don’t know these lweb programming languages?  That is good to know so just focus on Python. OK? Just watch the video to save you some headaches OK?

 

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New tutorial videos for my new technical analysis system

New tutorial videos for my new trend following system

I have decided to put up a new consolidated page of how my trend following / technical analysis system works. This will be part of the new foundation for all up Quant Analytic members. Full access to all of 8 tutorials are available for my Analytics and Elite Course members to explain how to interpret these various charts.

Details of each video is below which can be found in my Analytic Video Tutorial section. If you are a member, just login in here.

If you are not a member, do respond to this email to set up details on how to get acesss, I will also mention this is not free since it is a monthly cost. I am preparing new videos and marketing material to introduce the new services.

New LIVE intensive workshops coming for Saturdays

Note that in coming weeks, expect new marketing and ajustments to the website to reflect these feature additions. I will also be detailing on the upcoming courseware which appears to be for Saturdays. Thanks to all who participated in my survey I posted yesterday.

Real world market LIVE 2 hour assessment video

This is just a sampling of a real world assessment of the nearly 100 instruments including forex, stock, and commodity. This include Bitcoin as well. Note that these are CFDs which are most people except living in the USA. Also remember that the market data is from Dukascopy out of Switzerland.

Here are the video tutorial headlines:

 

Intro to trend following technical analysis system with tutorial videos

Please watch each in the order presented for max learning

(Helpful links from the various videos below)

Intro to trend following technical analysis system

Overview of detailed techncial analytics tools and history

Trendline guage high level instrument selection for trading opportunity

Fiboanacci Retracement levels to price for entry or find historical value

How use moving average cross to confirm market entry exit condition

Can stats be useful in helping determine trading potential

How to use Excel data to confirm your trading opportunity

How portfolio optimization can help in determining expect return

Thanks Bryan

Updated statistical analysis on many forex pairs

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Bitcoin and Stock Index buying sloped analysis generated from automated trading

Bitcoin and Stock Index buying sloped analysis generated from automated trading

Bitcoin and Japan Germany Stock Index buying analysis generated from automated trading

I have now expanded the automated  analysis into other asset classes

I can now track all the data with stocks indices/ETFs and various commodities. Here are the top performers:

 

Stock indices

FXPair RSquared1H RSquared4H RSquaredD Slope1H Slope4H SlopeD
0 JPN.IDXJPY 0.818290440092641 0.016108377025293 0.801784241753462 0.526374175306316 0.002526862745098 17.031068164794
0 DEU.IDXEUR 0.761568180645489 0.642742413351754 0.849325795858956 1.03555702167766 0.149365098039215 9.19836361690744
0 USA30.IDXUSD 0.827757706769741 0.939861644534414 0.874135300779659 1.55124882186616 0.547034705882353 9.15202706506977
0 ESP.IDXEUR 0.828483222127822 -0.638038930164587 0.737951342196198 0.306356267672004 -0.035707254901962 7.36170364242498
0 LSE.GBGBX 0.865976994234486 0.660622315415389 0.918929634982211 109.903532202326 17.3669033333335 5.86432250895172
0 USATECH.IDXUSD 0.841706655246906 0.934751867240145 0.899014274293853 15.0743484134463 5.41618843137255 5.65961359838663

Commodity

F

XPair

SlopeD MA_Lo_D NumPositiveReturns_D Results
2 BTCUSD 152.32785940651107 136 146 3024621.97637568
5 XAUUSD 0.040964431822858235 140 234 1341.99478651684
7 TLT.USUSD 0.039106268263571664 135 145 765.505201259415

 

My top forex pair did not compare to any of the top performers list. You could use the signals and trend line to confirm how these chart validate itself.

 

I will be able to generate classic trading pattern.

A 45 minute video has been made to explain this

Bitcoin price forecasting using Monte Carlo simulation

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Venezuela oil backed crypto currency and India top 10 Nifty stock

I have two latest ‘market analysis ‘ videos I have recorded earlier today:

Europe CLO while Mid East banks cheap

Here is another link behind the membership pay wall of 

http://quantlabs.net/academy/europe-clo-while-mid-east-banks-cheap/

 

Venezuela oil backed crypto currency and India top 10 Nifty stock

February 22, 2018

This is behind my paywall for member but they can get access by going here http://quantlabs.net/academy/venezuela-oil-backed-crypto-currency-and-india-top-10-nifty-stock/

I am adding new items to this current strategy which includes pivots and patterns. It looks like they may work on higher time frames. I hope to show the results in in a few days.

Thanks Bryan

In the meantime, don’t forget to take a peak at these highly affordable intro videos to Dukascopy algo forex trading

 

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Trading patterns help needed to convert from MT4 to Python

Working on Trading Patterns

After accomplishing the latest set of charts to generate both a long and short term view on forex pairs, the next challenge is determine what is happening to them when they consolidate. It seem the financial pros use many type of trading patterns to determine potential pricing action. This enables traders to see if any currency pair will have a breakout moment to perfect time a market entry.

There are so many different patterns but I have identified the ones NicTrades uses most often. After reviewing the rationale behind them, it makes sense to test them out. As I am using JForex, it seems this pattern functionality is rather limiting in the platform. It is also not quite as advanced in other platforms including Metatrader 4. I even tried looking for coding samples in Python. Unless I use machine language for chart pattern recognition, the choices are somewhat limited. I am also finding to try machine learning at this point will only further delay the implementation of my automated trading. It will be a nice to do this project later in the near future but  I will not be able to do it right now.

Onto Metatrader 4 scripts  the forex trading platform

Being on Mac has its advantages but I will tell you it can limit youth certain software. Metatrader is one of them. You can attempt to run a ‘MacOS’ version through a Wine packaged version. The brokers out there do a poor job at this. I tried running the one from FXPro but it did not run. I did get a version running from XM but they seem to be an unreliable broker being based out of Cyprus. They also take European only customers as well. These were the only ones I tried so I will not further waste anymore time going down this path. Also, I still refuse to run anything on Windows as it is just seems to run like a dog. I even tried running Linux via a virtual machine but I still would rather put staples in my head.

Note that I did find 3 MQL4 scripts that prove to have all the trading patterns I would like to try.

This is where you could come in

Then I had this Eureka moment! Why not hire someone to translate these MQL4 scripts into Python 3?  It should be a problem to find people through this ;community’ since Metatrader/MT4 /MQL4 is super popular. It also involves simple math judging from the source code. There may be some wonky translation of charting code to something within a Python Matplotlib package. Up for a challenge? If so, get in touch with right away.

 

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Biggest ETF Hit by Biggest 4 Day Outflow on Record

World’s Biggest ETF Hit by Biggest 4 Day Outflow on Record

The biggest outflow on record from the largest ETF on the planet!

This is basically the entire gist of what was in this Bloomberg article:

Investors are catching their breath after the selloff, which followed the fastest-ever flow of money out of funds holding U.S. Treasuries and high-yield debt and into global stocks, in the week to Jan. 31. That spurred Bank of America’s equity sell signal to ring louder. The total inflow into stock funds globally last month surged to $102 billion, according to EPFR Global data.

The worst may be over for the S&P tracker, with bears easing back on hedging options. Contracts protecting against a 5 percent decline surged to their highest price ever relative to calls on Monday, according to three-month data compiled by Bloomberg. That position, known as skew, has since eased to less than a point above the five-year average.

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-02-07/world-s-largest-etf-hit-by-biggest-four-day-outflow-on-record

 

There is also a stark chart shows the withdrawal before the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008. Beware my friend beware!

Good luck and may the force be with you

As for my strategy and recent videos I have posted on technical indicators, I am thinking of scrapping it to work on a new more efficient one for better tracking potential forex opportunities. Keeps your eyes peeled on this.

Thanks Bryan

 

Demo account video of killer algo forex trading

 

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