Trading commodities dark pool via HFT

(Last Updated On: April 5, 2016)
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Boy oh boy is this email jam-packed with some coolio information in the last 12 hours.

Dark pool for trading commodities via HFT

First, let’s talk about dark pools. An alert on my Facebook feed showcased a posting I put up exactly one year ago. This talked about the need of a commodity dark pool being pushed by big hedge funds Citadel and DE Shaw. I wonder if this ever was implemented.


Check out this posting here.

‘Quants’ called mugs for using Quantopian with a whopping 1.3% net return

Well it looks like the word ‘Quant’ is now a dirty word. Some of you may have seen this article from Financial Times about the returns for Quantopian. It was a BIG net return of 1.3% for quarter one. Is that good?


You should read some of the insulting comments posted in this article here.


As we all know I have pushed for everyone to own and control their own source code!! This seems to be a perfect example of that.


Python RDMA ideal for HPC computing in HFT environment?

Anyhow, as you know I’ve been studying more low level technology choices for potential high-frequency trading. Another hint came out of using RDMA. For those that don’t know, it is a fancy way to copy large amounts of memory from one process to another with nearly zero latency. The surprising thing is: is there a Python package for this? Oh yes!

Check it out here.

More HFT talk on Erlang RDMA networking for ultra lowest latency 

Lastly, I posted a 20-minute summary of all the latest high-frequency trading thoughts and direction I may use.


You may want to check that VIDEO out here.


With concerns of my Quant Elite membership, I am proud to say I have posted two big things. These include:


My latest video playback on Redis NOSQL option for high-speed trading. Check it out here.


As I like my fundamentals, I posted various examples on hedging which will protect your trading to reduce risk. Check out my:


Intro to hedging

Hedging examples continued


Hopefully I can give you immediate access, all you gotta do is:


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Next week live on Tuesday (April 11), we will be covering all that is your BEST programmatic broker, Interactive Brokers with Trader Workstation (TWS) for demos. It shall be a dandy so you don’t want to miss it!


Thanks for reading


Trading commodities dark pool via HFT

NOTE I now post my TRADING ALERTS into my personal FACEBOOK ACCOUNT and TWITTER. Don't worry as I don't post stupid cat videos or what I eat!
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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