Dangers Of Algorithmic Trading?

(Last Updated On: February 2, 2019)
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Has political correctness finally hit the world of quant? Watch this video to let me know as this ‘dude/bro trading expert’ claims algorithmic trading and algorithms are dangerous. Watch this video here:

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In this video we’re going to talk about the dangers of algorithmic trading in the stock market. Cathy O’Neil who is a former Wall Street quant made a great video recently that describes what algo’s are. And as it turns out, they’re just opinions embedded in math… This means they aren’t objective. Whatever opinions the creator has will be expressed in the algorithm itself. The issue here is that people tend to believe that algos in the market are perfect, because it’s pure objective data. But if algo’s express the opinion of the creator, there’s a lot of room for error. In fact, algo’s can heighten that error when it’s trying to optimize. Cathy makes a very distinct that the creator defines the success of the algo. And that definition is how the creator’s opinions slip in. The creator also curates the data. That has a big effect as well. These things together start having compounding effects as the algorithm gets optimized.

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Thanks 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 youtube.com/quantlabs