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Answer this math twister for your next job interview?

Answer this math twister for your next job interview?

Can these help your for your next interview for a bank or hedge fund job?

First one:

Here’s a simple arithmetic question: A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

Second one:

In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?

Just remember this: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/frontal-cortex/why-smart-people-are-stupid

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Questions of the day: Simple 3 word answer to how did you manage to learn all these programming languages for modern algo trading

Questions of the day: Simple  3 word answer to  how did you manage to learn all these programming languages for modern trading

From Facebook:

Dear Mr Downing,
I have seen all the things you post.And i wonder how did you manage to learn all these proggramming languages?

 

Gather around kiddies, daddy is gonna tell you a story!

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Read Internet and drive

Next question coming up!

Secondly i am postgraduate student in international economics and finance.id like to learn things from you.could you give me some advice about how to pay for suscription in quantlabs?

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The one million dollar question I had to disregard over the years but here is an answer

 

The one million dollar question I had to disregard over the years:

 

I just came across your chanel. Greta videos you make. However, being someone who just started (square one) and is interested in Algo trading, where do i start. What videos in what order do i watch? Because you have made so many over the years i simply would not be able to get through them all, but i want to get a comprehensive free trail of your stuff before i sign up to anything/or any fee based program. Would you be able to steer me in the right direction?

My background: I have an MBA and a Masters in Finance, but i would need to brush up on my math. Also i dont know how to use R or matlab and i cannot code.

My answer is simple, I will be soon launching my new analytics service sooner than later! It will offer a $1 trial so you can get see what this. It also is designed for both non technical and retail traders. Get more details here to this preview. Preview this service here.

http://quantlabs.net/blog/2014/11/the-1-million-dollar-question-for-a-retail-traders-and-non-techie-quant-wannabe-newbies-i-may-have-an-affordable-solution/

This is the same as if you had a boss handling your trading account based on your performance.

Self adapting with Kelly Criterion to a portfolio with automated trading performance with P & L

How are we doing in this trading account ?

http://quantlabs.net/blog/2014/11/self-adapting-with-kelly-criterion-to-a-portfolio-with-automated-trading-performance-with-p-and-l/

As usual this is part of my upcomings Analytics service.

And of course for those that don’t trust or believe what I do:

Do me a favour: don’t ask for my trading track recordd because it is like asking a lady in a bar the  last time she had sex

First I ain’t gonna tell you. Secondly, if you have not seen my videos with large number of HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL traders in my community, well you need to dig a little harder. Also, my new analytics service will; have that anyhow but don’t expect Ferraris with a pimp & coke lifestyle. If I did have it, I would NOT be on Youtube blabbing about it. I would not  need to do it.

 


http://quantlabs.net/blog/2014/11/do-me-a-favour-dont-ask-for-my-trading-track-records-because-it-is-like-asking-a-lady-in-a-bar-the-last-time-she-had-sex/

 

Roger and out

Bryan

PS. Before I forget, time started ticking on this :

I just came across your chanel. Greta videos you make. However, being someone who just started (square one) and is interested in Algo trading, where do i start. What videos in what order do i watch? Because you have made so many over the years i simply would not be able to get through them all, but i want to get a comprehensive free trail of your stuff before i sign up to anything/or any fee based program. Would you be able to steer me in the right direction?

My background: I have an MBA and a Masters in Finance, but i would need to brush up on my math. Also i dont know how to use R or matlab and i cannot code.

My answer is simple, I will be soon launching my new analytics service sooner than later! It will offer a $1 trial so you can get see what this. It also is designed for both non technical and retail traders. Get more details here to this preview. Preview this service here.

http://quantlabs.net/blog/2014/11/the-1-million-dollar-question-for-a-retail-traders-and-non-techie-quant-wannabe-newbies-i-may-have-an-affordable-solution/

This is the same as if you had a boss handling your trading account based on your performance.

Self adapting with Kelly Criterion to a portfolio with automated trading performance with P & L

How are we doing in this trading account ?

http://quantlabs.net/blog/2014/11/self-adapting-with-kelly-criterion-to-a-portfolio-with-automated-trading-performance-with-p-and-l/

As usual this is part of my upcomings Analytics service.

And of course for those that don’t trust or believe what I do:

Do me a favour: don’t ask for my trading track recordd because it is like asking a lady in a bar the  last time she had sex

First I ain’t gonna tell you. Secondly, if you have not seen my videos with large number of HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL traders in my community, well you need to dig a little harder. Also, my new analytics service will; have that anyhow but don’t expect Ferraris with a pimp & coke lifestyle. If I did have it, I would NOT be on Youtube blabbing about it. I would not  need to do it.


http://quantlabs.net/blog/2014/11/do-me-a-favour-dont-ask-for-my-trading-track-records-because-it-is-like-asking-a-lady-in-a-bar-the-last-time-she-had-sex/

Roger and out

Bryan

PS. Before I forget, time started ticking on this

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2 hour video question and answer on risk management with automated trading

2 hour video question and answer on risk management with automated trading

Here is a 2 hour video on the Meetup of:

Let’s do a Pow Wow about Risk Management. I am interested in learning about your metrics, parameters, and most of all processes that keep you profitable over the long run. I can of course talk about my experience from I have learned over the last few months to.

http://www.meetup.com/quant-finance

http://www.meetup.com/R-Matlab-Users/

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ATT QUANT ELITE: 2 hour London Quant open question and answer video with Paul Cottrell

ATT QUANT ELITE: 2 hour EXCLUSIVE London Quant open question and answer video with Paul Cottrell

This was by accident. Yes we did a great ‘bait and switch’  TONITE! We had an open ended session with the famous London Quant. You know him, if you don’t well learn more from this video below which is an older one with our friend Dr Ernie Chan

He talked about his advanced knowledge in trading…..

But there is a hitch. It is only available my Quant Elite members, consider it a special bonus for this type of access. This is worth every penny!!

Thanks to him for his generous time for my community…

Bryan

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XLQ is the answer to stream data into my live trading HFT C++ environment with Excel or Microsoft .NET COM front end with IQFeed

Is XLQ the answer to stream data into my live trading HFT C++ environment with Excel or Microsoft .NET COM front end with IQFeed?

This thing looks pretty powerful for live trading with live market data coming in from IQFeed. This may work instead of developing my own code to get stuff working for a live trading environment. It could also save a lot of time and hassle as I have already experienced in the last week.

You may want to check it out at: http://www.qmatix.com/index.htm

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Could GRETL and technical analysis library be the answer for all those missing Matlab function codes for auto C++ code generation?

Could GRETL and technical analysis library be the answer for all those missing Matlab function codes for auto C++ code generation?

I am investigating this libary which seems open source. I am also struggling looking for decent Matlab Econometric type  functions in C++. This could be the ticket but investigate the GRETL licensing but this is one more reason why I will not be ‘redistributing’ neither the binary or source version of my HFT platform. This is a critical development for those Matlab Coder function not supported. Also, there is another for Technical Analysis Indicators found in http://tadoc.org/index.htm

I am also adding the GNU Scientific Library to this as well.

More updates will be posted here do keep your eyes peeled as I figure this out.

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General ‘quant’ question and answer GotoMeeting details for tonite at 6pm

Hi there

Here are the login details for tonite’s Meetup online:

1.  Please join my meeting, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/478239029

2.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (647) 497-9373
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How do you use the 13GB fx tick data? Is Redis NOSQL the answer?

How do you use the 13GB fx tick data? Is Redis NOSQL the answer?

Tough one. I have over 450 mb of data for tick data in certain pairs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry7igGVN1uQ&feature=plcp

In terms of anything larger, you would need to store in a repository. I would use something like Redis for that. I am moving towards this as well.

http://www.youtube.com/user/quantlabs/videos?query=redis

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My question and answer part 2 on Strategies for those without servers at the exchanges

My question and answer part 2 on Strategies for those without servers at the exchanges

More answers for my Youtube viewer on this:

Hi,

When you say mid to low frequency, what time period would you define those as? Tradebot Systems was quoted in 2008 stating that their average hold time was 11 seconds which I would consider high frequency. Are you talking minutes, hours, or days?
–> I am talking subsecond like in tick data
What do you mean when you say stay away from platforms as they are limited to one data connection? If someone is trading an automated system using a datafeed like IQFeed or Nanex wouldn’t they be inputting the data into their trading platform via the databroker API, processing it and then sending the order to the broker via the broker API? What is the disadvantage of having only one data connection?
–> I will focus on multiple execution order routing services like LMAX, IB, etc. If you have a multi amount of execution choices within your platform, you can develop a way to get access to the broker’s order book to build more intelligence execution for your orders. Popular platforms like Metatrader or Tradestation cannot do this. Commercial black boxes fail as well. As for data, focus on better providers like Bloomberg or Reuters but they are pricey. I only use IQFeeds for now as they are affordable.
What specific strategies is your site focusing on (statistical arbitrage, pairs trading, technical analysis, fundamental analysis, event trading)? Ernie Chan’s Quantitative Finance book advocated running Matlab before the market opens and screening for setups using statistical arbitrage. He may have been using pairs trading (like GLD vs GDX) or basket trading and was using significant leverage via a proprietary trading firm.
Jane Cralle who wrote An Introduction to Algorithmic Trading recommended streaming tick data into excel on your home computer and trading based off of that. Her optimal algo target is 8 out of 10 winners with 2 stopped out at 40 basis points and her profit target was 25-50 basis points net of commission per trade.

 

–> See my survey to see what is popular. I will be focusing on those with propietary custom ones extended of the ones I focus. As those prove to be more profitable, I will be raising the membership rates exponentially because of this.

http://quantlabs.net/surveys/2012/06/29/what-financial-forecasting-model-type-do-you-focus-on-within-r-or-other-statistical-tool/

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