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(Last Updated On: April 23, 2016)

Linear Factor Models Theory

When I was younger, I was always excited to see the salaries of some of the best hedge fund managers. From what I learned a lot of it was due to heavy duty math and this thing called quantitative analysis. As the years of gone by and learning from multi million trading institutions, most strongly hinted to focus on simple trading strategies and math.


Here is one lesson that maybe too advanced for us mere math mortals


Because math is not my strength, many of the higher learning students have a huge advantage. From the high-end courses and people, I learn from, there is a common thread of keeping the math simple arithmetic and use fundamental techniques. I’m not saying these advanced math needs are useless, it is just too far down the path for me to learn at this point. To be honest I just want to get a simple but highly efficient trading system up and running ASAP. From there I’ll advance into the more math stuff later on in the year or beyond. This is all based on to challenge myself. Then of course we get into the world of machine learning which is still fairly new for trading. I’ve heard stories about how its consistent performance has not shown above average benchmark performance.

The final dance? High speed trading software architecture

As you know I’m coming down to the wire on the architecture of my software trading platform which I present on Monday. And so I want to be challenged by any advanced techies. I most likely will only be doing this once as I have decided finally on the technologies and frameworks that I want to use.


Here are the details of this free online webinar presentation

Don’t forget to join on of the Meetup groups highlighted in the above link.


Thanks for reading Bryan

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Hi i there My name is Bryan Downing. I am part of a company called QuantLabs.Net This is specifically a company with a high profile blog about technology, trading, financial, investment, quant, etc. It posts things on how to do job interviews with large companies like Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, Citibank, and IBM. It also posts different unique tips and tricks on Java, C++, or C programming. It posts about different techniques in learning about Matlab and building models or strategies. There is a lot here if you are into venturing into the financial world like quant or technical analysis. It also discusses the future generation of trading and programming Specialties: C++, Java, C#, Matlab, quant, models, strategies, technical analysis, linux, windows P.S. I have been known to be the worst typist. Do not be offended by it as I like to bang stuff out and put priorty of what I do over typing. Maybe one day I can get a full time copy editor to help out. Do note I prefer videos as they are much easier to produce so check out my many video at