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Quant Trading Live Report podcast now submitted to Google Play Android store

Quant Trading Live Report podcast now submitted to Google Play Android storeQuant Trading Live Report now submitted to Google Play Android store

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Questions about algo trading impacting your full time job

Hey, everybody, Bryan here from Quantlabs.net. Okay, so I guess got some more questions over the weekend regarding my services and whatnot.

I made a video of this here

http://quantlabs.net/blog/2017/11/more-faq-about-algo-trading-and-your-full-time-job/

So let’s go through this:

I recently gone through your Quant Labs website looking through the training, few questions here. Is it more short term training? Actually it’s both long term and what I would consider high speed training. I’m more focusing right now on high speed training or lower time frames, meaning there’s more opportunities in lower time frame. Why wait it out for a week, a month, for some kind of five, 10% return when you can get probably more of the same kind of return in a shorter time span as in a couple of days, maybe a week. It does enhance your risk of more downside, but if you do find a strategy that works or have better methodologies from an algorithmic point of view you can reduce the downside.

I have been testing that over the last couple of weeks, and I’ve found that there may be some methodologies, but it all depends on your time frame. For me, my time frame is, like I said, intra- day, I won’t say sub-second or sub-minute, I highly doubt that. In over a few hours I’ll be testing that time frame as I unleash this new strategy that I’m wanting to put out there. Now again, this is dependent upon only forex, as well as depends on your broker, my case using Dukascopy out of Switzerland. Now the reason I’m asking, ’cause wondering if it would suitable for thsis working full time. I never ever would ask somebody to quit their job or their career doing this stuff. There is quite a bit of risk to this, but as I said, if you do find a strategy that works that’s great for a second income, but you do have to factor in there’s still … You may think you have a strategy that may work all the time, but as it’s been proven over time that all strategies do, at some point, fail.

We’re just running a survey on the Telegram Private group “Greatest Lessons to Be Told” one of the traders but highly more profitable and wealthier traders came away with a lesson saying that all strategies eventually break and fail. So never ever think that you can quit full time job do this, or you’ll be spending your time finding new strategies to replace the old ones as they come off over time. It’s just how the markets work.

Does my methodology allow to test trading with paper money?

Absolutely. That’s what I’m doing now, that’s what I’ll be starting this week. Doesn’t matter if you go with Dukascopy, in my case, any retail broker just depends if you have access to the API and my way has been working fairly well with Dukascopy. If you’ve been on my YouTube channel at QuantLabs, you well know there is a playlist there for Dukascopy. You go through those videos and it shows that pretty well how it works.

Now this person has … well let me just read it out:

I’ve never worked as a programmer but have learned C and [Pascal 00:03:35] programming. Current rule is using SQL. Do you recommend going through and your new course on Dukascopy “Visual JForex For Non-Programmers” and Algo forex training video.

https://quantlabs.store/collections/videos

So to answer this question regarding the courses and stuff, you come under quantlabs.net, under Product, what you’ll find here is a variety of courses. We’ve got some lead courses, I guess you call em, monthly membership analytics, and then I have some Shopify stuff,

https://quantlabs.store

If you go to https://quantlabs.store, this will take you to my Shopify account, which has some new digital courses there that are fairly cheap. If you go under “Videos” what you’ll find here are two courses that this person is asking about “Dukascopy Visual JForex for Non-Programming” and “Dukascopy Tools and API Development for Algo forex Trading”. Now again, as you know, over the last six months or so I’ve been focusing more on Forex trading, just because you don’t need to have a large account, you can start as low as 100 U.S. dollars. It goes from there, and basically there’s two options if you do go with Dukascopy. Now, as I always say, there’s a caveat, Dukascopy is not available for U.S. citizens, sorry. If you’re a non U.S. you can obviously use both of these.

This first one is a Visual JForex. Now JForex or Visual JForex is kinda like a application that enables you to design through flowcharts your strategies to interface with Dukascopy and the JForex platform. It works, it’s solid, and it’s the code that gets generated is not exactly efficient, but if you’re starting from zero as a non-programmer, this is definitely something you want to look at. Now if you’re like me who wants to sit on top of the API using certain tools with the Dukascopy, I’d recommend this one, or if you’re a non-programmer but you want to evolve to this one to the API you can definitely do that too. The leap is to Java, so it can be hairy if you’re a non-programmer, but it’s a good step because Java’s a fairly, I wouldn’t say an easy language to learn, but it’s doable. Obviously there’s quite a few people using the JForex and the API for it.

https://quantlabs.store/collections/videos

https://quantlabs.net/analytics/overview-python-infrastructure-building-blocks/

So if that’s the case, that is an option. Definitely something to look at. Now if you ask me, even a few years ago, what’s happening is is that if you go back to my product page, on the www.quantlabs.net, what you’ll find is is that more and more people in any job that does any kind data science, some sort of analysis, any kind of analysis, Python is getting more and more becoming a standard. So as a result, this course is version 2.7 of Python, it’s a little old, but to be honest the only difference that I found between version 2 and 3 was the “print” statement and that was it. So this is a great course to go learn about algorithmic trading, understand all the different components because you get all the standard components that you would find in an algorithmic trading, be it your data, your database.

https://quantlabs.net/analytics/overview-python-infrastructure-building-blocks/

Of course if you do decide to go with a more popular broker like Interactive Brokers with a TWS, you definitely can go this option as well. I show some Python packages that work with Interactive Brokers. Things have changed where Interactive Brokers has released a new API for … that’s supposedly, I’m not sure if it’s official yet, if it does support Python but it’s getting there. Also there’s the data source where you could use Yahoo Finance, and, of course, you’re visualization using … probably just keep it simple, stay with MatPlotLib.

https://quantlabs.net/analytics/overview-ib-api-dukascopy/

Okay, so this person does know SQL. Now this is the thing I want everybody to understand, this is probably where you want to start is the Python, because this is probably one of the only courses of its kind that are out there. It’s fine to use this as your launching pad into other areas. That’s why I’ve designed these as they are. Namely, if you decide to go in Interactive Brokers and as the recent survey that was put out about a week or two ago regarding where did all the FXCM customers go in the states when FXCM got shut down, which was pretty well the largest broker in the U.S. for Forex. A lot of those traders, a lot of those customers went into Futures. So this is a good course to start with if you want to get into fundamental, understanding commodity trading and options trading and the coding that goes behind that, because this is built off of another course you can find online for free.

https://quantlabs.net/analytics/overview-futures-options-strategy/ 

Alright, so that’s pretty well it. Hopefully I’ll answer other questions and if you got more, let me know, I’ll do my best to help you out. Over and out.

Bryan

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More FAQ about algo trading and your full time job

More FAQ about algo trading and your full time job

Someone asked about important risk of replacing their job with also trading. Here are the queries in this video:

I just recently started going through your QuantLabs website, and am keen on going through the training. Few quick questions I have:

1. Is it more for short term day trading?
2.Reason am asking, because wondering if it would be suitable for me working full time?
3.Does your methodology allow to test trade with paper money?
4.I have never worked as programmer, but have learned C and Pascal programming, and current role using SQL. Do you recommend I go through your NEW Course on Dukascopy Visual JForex for NON programmers for algo forex trading video?

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Introducing new podcast for algo trading and daily market analysis

Introducing new podcast for algo trading and daily market analysis

Expect more podcast audio versions posted on my Youtube channel instead of full video. I need to optimize my time here folks

 

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My daily process with social media with biggest learning lucrative is for lucrative trading

My daily process with social media with biggest learning lucrative is for lucrative trading

My biggest lesson to help out newbie traders to find market opportunity in this video

 

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My opinion on trading with AI machine learning and cryptocurrency like Bitcoin

My opinion on trading with AI machine learning and cryptocurrency like Bitcoin

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The TORONTO FOREX Traders Group

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Process of learning about Forex trading

Process of learning about Forex trading

Here was an email set of questions from one my Meetup groups:

Hi Brian

Hope all is well. I am in the process of learning about Forex trading.

I’m looking for a group where I can learn and bounce ideas off of; a group think-tank.

Just want to confirm a couple of things.

1) Are you in any way affiliated with any MLM (multi-Level Marketer?

2) Are you a Broker trying to Sell?

3) Is this a good place to join and start from “ground 0”?

Your feedback would be much appreciated.

Best Regards,

 

The TORONTO FOREX Traders Group

Markham, ON
1,035 TO Forex Traders

Meet other local people who are interested in Forex (Foreign Exchange) Trading and education. Gather and discuss trading Forex professionally, exchange ideas about strategy, t…

Check out this Meetup Group →

 

Quant Finance

Toronto, ON
1,455 Members

Quant Finance group talking hedge fund, investment, quant analytics, and quant tech development. This includes MatLab, C++, C#/.NET, Java, Excel, VBA, Python, R, etc. I would …

Check out this Meetup Group →

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Recap video : Consulting needs in algo trading and software development

Recap video : Consulting needs in algo trading and software development

Here was a recap video since my slow Windows system seems still screwed up in recording webinars.

 

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