What makes CFA a cutting-edge certification in finance?

This is an important standard as I have found there a bunch of ‘advisors’ who they think they know everything about financial management. This person has a portfolio which is reached 7 digits. When you look at the jokers out there claiming they know how to manage people’s portfolio, it is a complete disaster. I randomly picked various stocks and ETFs that literally did not move since the beginning of the year. You should compare this to the performance of S&P 500 up 8.8% year to date alone. This customer’s profile was also charged 1% management fee as an insult as well. Seriously? WTF!

https://www.quora.com/What-makes-CFA-a-cutting-edge-certification-in-finance

So what do you do? CFAs can help distinguish these loser from the winners as a minimal standard. Non CFA fools who cannot pass the three exams will weakly say these advisors are still managed by the local government. Here in Ontario Canada, I know stock brokers who got busted by inappropriately pumping and dumping investors capital which went into his pocket. Was this stock broker scum busted? Yes but he got simple slap on the wrist and was back at scamming more people at another broker six months later. This is how weak these local regulators are which have no teeth. This really annoys me as you can tell. Seriously, look for a CFA as a minimum standard when looking for a financial advisor. This would also include a tax expert as well.

Other highlights which are true from the above article includes:

  1. The material is constantly updated so as trends emerge, emphasis can be added to certain areas and as certain topics fade, they can be de-emphasized. So in that sense I guess you can say it is cutting edge.
  2. It is a globally recognized standard, so anyone with this  designation, no matter where they achieved it can be considered a true expert in the field of investments and finance.
  3. It is extremely difficult to achieve, so anyone passing all three exams and having the qualifying work experience to achieve the charter signals to a potential employer that they are very smart and very driven. It is sort of a shortcut for employers, as long as you are a good cultural fit, you can very likely do the job.

The other folks commenting negatively are most likely those who are weak who failed in the CFA exam process.

I am no CFA but what can I do

As for me, the latest round of system testing seems to meet my minimal standards. I expressed this in a video below about this. Now I will focus on building a tool which can shut down the system once either the daily/session trading goals are achieved or panic alert button. Find that article here which was posted yesterday:

https://quantlabs.net/blog/2018/09/insider-pro-lessons-learned-crypto-algo-trading-sep-17/

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Why Markets are Worried About this US Yield Curve

The yield curve is essential to measure the health of the overall USA economy. It also proves the forward guidance of the US Treasury which impact the currency markets which filters down to stocks.

I have shown this in one of my courses but few people actually take it seriously. The nice thing is this yield curve is forward looking based on pure macro economics and fundamentals.

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/explainer-markets-worried-yield-curve/

I just posted this earlier today:

Insider pro lessons learned video for Crypto algo trading on Sep 17

I cannot type what I talk about here but there are quite a number of gems I have never publicized before. This is an important 30+ minute video. I especially highlight you do not need to trade 24/7. If you set a certain target of daily percent moves against your overall portfolio, you can easily reduce risk by overtrading. This takes place in both up and down markets for the crypto currency asset class.

There are lessons in this 30 minute video

Please watch this video with all the others I have highlighted on Youtube channel at youtube.com/quantlabs.

If this planning does take place, it will become a critical piece of my Quant Analytics service.

Quant Analytics

 

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Insider pro lessons learned video for Crypto algo trading on Sep 17

I cannot type what I talk about here but there are quite a number of gems I have never publicized before. This is an important 30+ minute video. I especially highlight you do not need to trade 24/7. If you set a certain target of daily percent moves against your overall portfolio, you can easily reduce risk by overtrading. This takes place in both up and down markets for the crypto currency asset class.

There are lessons in this 30 minute video

Please watch this video with all the others I have highlighted on Youtube channel at youtube.com/quantlabs.

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Understanding Big Debt Crises by Ray Dalio

A recent Linked in article was posted by Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio. He is considered one of the best hedge fund managers out there. He has also been doing some high profile interviews on all the financial news networks like Bloomberg and CNBC where he is promoting a free book of his site. Here are some highlights of this Linked In article:

Prior to 2008, I had studied these relationships for debt crises with my colleagues at Bridgewater, and because we understood these relationships, we were able to navigate the crisis well when many others struggled.

My hope is that sharing this template will reduce the chances of big debt crises happening and help them be better managed in the future.

The template comes in three parts.

This week and next, I’ll be sharing more short excerpts and summaries from the book so you can get a sense of what’s in it and I’d be happy to have a conversation with you about debt crises here on LinkedIn.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/understanding-big-debt-crises-ray-dalio/

What I do

As for me, I witnessed how my ‘risk on risk off’ Python script said the crypto market was down in the morning but up late afternoon. It was the same repeat on Friday as well. It seems my system works very well on the downside now but I need to switch to go aggressive when the crypto currency market is up. Make sure you see the latest version of my video at

https://quantlabs.net/blog/2018/09/crypto-currency-risk-on-risk-off/

Now I have to revisit my crypto trading logs to figure out how to optimize the trading entries with this crazy volatility in a span of 6 hours.


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Understand Neural Networks: neuron to RNN, CNN, and Deep Learning

If you are struggling to learn these popular machine learning concepts (eg neural networks), you may to check out this article below. It contains easy to consume chunks which include topics of:

What is a Neuron?

Step function

Sigmoid Function

Tanh Function

ReLU Function

Neural Networks

Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN)

Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN)

https://towardsdatascience.com/understanding-neural-networks-from-neuron-to-rnn-cnn-and-deep-learning-cd88e90e0a90

It helps to understand the different limitation of each math function as well.

 

Neural network AI is simple. So Stop pretending you are a genius

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Morgan Stanley Offers Bitcoin Trading Follow Citigroup and Goldman Sachs

Please note: Today is the last day I will keep my video up. This video is entitled ‘Debugging with Logs Yout Trading Strategy.’ This is the ultra secret weapon that has helped me in the development of this algo trading strategy I have been working on. I will not be making this secret video public ever again.

 

Morgan Stanley Offers Bitcoin Trading After Citigroup and Goldman Sachs

The banks are only doing this because their investor and clients demand. Once they start building trading desks, you know the crypto currency space becomes mainstream. It was this article that might have made the crypto current asset class to pop quite a bit yesterday. Here are the highlights of the article:

 

We are clearing some futures around Bitcoin, talking about doing some other activities there, but it’s going very cautiously. We’re listening to our clients and trying to help our clients as they’re exploring those things too. Goldman Sachs must evolve its business and adapt to the environment.”…I think it’s fabulous that they’re getting into it because it brings in new liquidity. They’re going to develop futures markets, options markets, I even think you’re going to start to see interest rate markets around bitcoin. We’re used to hearing things about Libor, the index for bitcoin interest rates is Bibor,” said Matonis.

https://quantlabs.net/blog/2018/09/morgan-stanley-offers-bitcoin-trading-citigroup-goldman-sachs/
As said, TODAY IS THE LAST day for the above video.
I have found some new potential ways to eliminate unprofitable trades. When you look at how the crypto currency asset class is being crushed over the last few week, it seems it is critical to eliminate these types of trades. I will gladly take the 1+% moves each day. There might be not be many but they will hopefully be profitable. 

Here are your ELITE membership options until Friday to access this private video. Just remember this will be treated no different than my Harmonic Pattern source code reveal a few months ago. In other words, this video will disappear forever since it gives you a skill for a true edge in automated trading!
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Morgan Stanley Offers Bitcoin Trading After Citigroup and Goldman Sachs

The banks are only doing this because their investor and clients demand. Once they start building trading desks, you know the Bitcoin/crypto currency space becomes mainstream. It was this article that might have made the crypto current asset class to pop quite a bit yesterday

 

Here are the highlights of the article:

 

We are clearing some futures around Bitcoin, talking about doing some other activities there, but it’s going very cautiously. We’re listening to our clients and trying to help our clients as they’re exploring those things too. Goldman Sachs must evolve its business and adapt to the environment.”

I think it’s fabulous that they’re getting into it because it brings in new liquidity. They’re going to develop futures markets, options markets, I even think you’re going to start to see interest rate markets around bitcoin. We’re used to hearing things about Libor, the index for bitcoin interest rates is Bibor,” said Matonis.

 

Morgan Stanley to Offer Bitcoin Trading, Following Citigroup and Goldman

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Crypto currency: Risk on risk off

I am thinking of using this trading logic to change my parameters in this system. It would lose the parameters for entry/exit logic based on the crypto currency market direction. This risk on risk off bias used by institutional pros when the markets don’t have solid returns.

One could measure using the top crypto coins like:

I would add Bitcoin Cash and Stellar as well. These 5 above come from https://www.gkfx.co.uk/Cryptocurrency

This was highlighted from someone out of Germany so thanks to them.

 

Let the crypto currency profitable machine begin

 

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Winning with few losing positions in crypto currency automated trading world

I have demonstrated in this test in a video that 2 out of 4 positions were profitable. One broker even with another of tiny loss of 0.06% which is very minimal. Remember that the commission of Binance is 0.1%.

That is pretty good I would think but I am trying to get a 66% win lost ratio. This test has been successful but this time period was of the asset of class of crypto currency is up. Also, this test ran for over 14 hours.

I will also be working on ways to enhance the profitability potential this system of Python scripts.

#1 goal in forex trading is not to lose money but profit is 2nd

 

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The Incredible Shrinking Hedge Fund

These charts will convince you that the hedge fund industry is definitely shrinking. I would even think the though of starting one is even dead. Here are some highlights you should check out:

With inflows stagnant, the number of new firms has plummeted.

Overall, firms’ assets are barely growing. Net inflows since the end of 2016 have equaled just $7.8 billion.

Then you should see the how the legends have shrunk.

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-shrinking-hedge-fund/

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