Category Archives: Trading

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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Testing: Another brutal down crypto currency day but no losses for system

It has been brutal for a few days but the system testing has been taking a number of losses. After last night private event, I even found a new way to potentially remove all negative trades. Ihttps://quantlabs.net/academy/quant-analytics/ am testing that now. If I have accomplished that but still only get the odd profitable, I will be pretty happy with this. I made a usual video on this

Quant Analytics will be IMPROVED Huge

Once everything is in order, I will start heavily promoting my Quant Analytics service.

 

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JP Morgan top quant warns end of cycle crisis to have flash crashes and social unrest

 

A recent interview on CNBC took place with a top quant from JP Morgan. This is what was said about the potential end of cycle period:

Sudden, severe stock sell-offs sparked by lightning-fast machines. Unprecedented actions by central banks to shore up asset prices. Social unrest not seen in the U.S. in half a century….

The forces that have transformed markets in the last decade, namely the rise of computerized trading and passive investing, are setting up conditions for potentially violent moves once the current bull market ends…

The current bull rally, the longest in modern history by some measures, has been characterized by extended periods of calm punctuated with spasms of selling known as flash crashes…

“If you have these liquidity-driven sharp sell-offs that come at the end of the cycle, or maybe even causes the end of the cycle, then I think you can have a much more significant asset price correction and even more significant increase in market volatility,”

… this potential meltdown in stock prices could cause the next financial crisis. His name for it: the Great Liquidity Crisis…

“Suddenly, every pension fund in the U.S. is severely underfunded, retail investors panic and sell, while individuals stop spending,” …

Blah blah…very insightful interview you should read about here

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/04/jpmorgan-says-next-crisis-will-feature-flash-crashes-and-social-unrest.html?__source=facebook%7Cmain

Market analysis for April 2 with severe down day includes Bitcoin

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WEBINAR Debugging your log for algo trading patterns with crypto currency asset class

I have reversed yesterdays topics. This event on Tuesday is becoming more crucial in my recent success in the down market of the crypto currency asset class

I have an important event for my Quant Elite members on Tues regarding debugging you trading strategy with logs, I thought I would make a last offer for those interested in this event. I don’t think I will even record as it is meant for ANNUAL FULL ELITE members. If you are interested in knowing further about this, get in touch with me right away to be included on the details of this. It takes place this Tues Sep 11 6pm Eastern Standard time 

I just posted this yesterday.

I have put together a 20 minute video describing the wild losses of yesterday my system picked up. It was apparently one of the worst days for the crypto currency asset class in about a year. As a result, I made some huge improvements which looks like I may have resolved. I even offer some debugging tips to help out here. As a result of this, you may want to check out this video here.

As said, if you are interested in this event for Tuesday, get in touch right away to make your arrangements to be part of this. This is a topic that not many talk about but as a programmer, this point of view gives you a unique perspective in trading for big profit!

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Reminder Event: Build a baby automated trading system with algos require streaming

REMINDER ABOUT TONIGHT!

This is a very typical conversation I have with online strangers who want to control their own future. This will help those automated trading with altos require streaming.

A Twitter followed opened up with this conversation which created the idea to do this webinar topic.

I am thinking it may be better to pay someone to do the programming? I just don’t have the time. Do all algos require streaming from IQFEED or a third party service. I am looking at kairos have you heard of the program and any thoughts/ recommendations?

Ok I am very motivated . Sounds like python is the way to go. I have tried IBridgePy but didn’t get Far….My system is very simple .

Understanding your own coding is most predictable. I have many folks who lost thousands dues to bad programmers. This is what I have experienced among folks like yourself.

I am thinking it may be better to pay someone to do the programming? I just don’t have the time. Do all algos require streaming from IQFEED or a third party service. I am looking at kairos have you heard of the program and any thoughts/ recommendations?

Thanks. How long would you say it will take someone like myself to get a system up  and running and what services do you offer to get me to where I need to be?

It depends on your motivational level. It could take a couple of months with Python. If you try with a lower level like C++ or Java, it would be probably years but most people give up on it.

Here are some topics for the event

Understanding your own coding is most predictable. I have many folks who lost thousands dues to bad programmers. This is what I have experienced among folks like yourself.

  1. Here is what I will cover to build your ‘baby algo trading system’:
  2. 1. It depends on your asset class and broker of choice.
  3. 2. Sample way to download data with 3rd party solutions ranging from Excel to Java ion source source scanners.
  4. 3. How to use a Python package to do quick analysis using a popular technical analysis library
  5. 4. Analysis the results to assess trading order decisions
  6. 5. Which brokers with packages to execute orders

This will take place:

Note that this takes place on Tues Sep 4 dues to Labour Day!

 

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 4, 2018 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: My WebinarWebinar event: Build a baby automated trading system with algos require streaming

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/309454798

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Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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Webinar ID: 309 454 798
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First glimpse of fully automated trading system in crypto currency

First glimpse of fully automated trading system in crypto currency

Here it is. Everything seems to be working end to end on this system. I can capture some incredible moves of 5% in less than 15 minutes.

Some further discussion found on my private Telegram group:

… let me build the thing so i can focus on metrics. sharpe ratios are useless as they are only used in industry. what matters is your winning ration of all open positions…

what matters is what goes into your pocket. my hope is to get 66% winning ratio so i can leverage and scale position sizing from there…

i can easily open this up to well over $10M if i wanted but i am not willing to take on that kind of down side potential

HT:
Apparently running afund is a full time job You raise money and don’t get to trade anymore.

That’s why partners are needed who have a great network….

that is correct with lawyers breathing down your back

f**k it

 

course and quant analytics with live demo of trading charts and Python source code

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Guided tour walkthrough Elite trial to build primitive algo trading system

Guided tour walkthrough Elite trial to build primitive algo trading system

 

Here it is for the 2 month trial to my Quant Elite membership. Get complete details here if interested.

Here is the link to try out

Introduction to Quant Elite Membership

 

 

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