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Advise for career algo community for future automated algo trading

My advise for career algo community for future automated algo trading

As I usually get these questions all the time but this is the first one where I specifically answer about my upcoming Quant Analytics service which will go live in a couple of months. Just think that this could take you to the next level of understanding automated trading by just watching signals. Could it be that easy?

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Demo report of my ATR forex Python script for analysis

As I focus more on trading reports and charts, I thought I would offer a preview of a Python script I am currently working on. It all revolves around calculating numerous Forex trading pairs to find the most volatile for optimal opportunity for your trading account.

This video is the first intro to this

Just as an up-to-date news item, this same script  will be able to scan 400+ combined trading forex pairs to find maximum opportunity. As this is done automatically, it would take literally many days for a human to perform one day’s equivalent snapshot of this. This will be one of the many data points you’ll be able to use from this new analytical service which will give you trading edge over the other schmucks who claim to be trading experts. I’ll put up a detailed video on this in a few days once it’s complete.

Oh yeah, as for that crazy sale of the two years of bonus months for my Quant Elite membership has not been taken down yet. I thought you might be a little happy as I brag about my laziness here. Ha ha?

One last day to take advantage of this generous I got

Go here for that

Don’t forget my automated trading course with video on demand videos are inlcuded as part of this. Details here

Note that the future/options phase will start LIVE in a couple weeks!

Thanks Bryan

 


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Gold advise and killing the petrodollar

Gold advise and killing the petrodollar

Best Gold advise on your portfolio. Treat it like your long term insurance policy if all hell breaks loose in the financial markets

Some places to go if you are in Toronto or Canada

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/best-place-buy-bullion-bars-gold-silver-toronto-1000558/

? http://www.kitco.com/ ?

https://thebullionexchange.ca/buy-gold/

https://www.canadianpmx.com/Products/Gold/2 <– currency exchange seems to suck but local in Toronto

http://preciousmetalsestore.guildhallwealth.com/product-category/bullion/gold/ <– overpriced!!

http://www.rbcds.com/bullion-product-choices.html <– my bank but probably most expensive but convenient for storage/shipping/etc

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Howard Stern best advise on the stock market

Howard Stern’s best advise on the stock market

You will hear the best advise here

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Most effective Money Management for Trading Advise video you will ever watch

money management

So you think you are a risk take huh? Did you ever think how many trades it would take to blow out your account?  If not, watch this video from a friend of mine. It was quite shocking.

 

Money Management for Trading Advise video so watch this

 

Did you know I will be working on various software projects to tighten up your risk and portfolio management. My latest service all the secret sauce to be spilled. Are you the gambling type? I am not.

 

–> Minimize your TRADING risk now <–

 

Thanks for reading

 

Bryan

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Careers in Quant Finance Advise with the CQF aka Certification in Quant FInance

Careers in Quant Finance Advise with the  CQF aka Certification in Quant Finance

Careers in Quant Finance and the CQF
Are you interested in a career in quant finance? If you are lo

Looking for a quant analyst role in risk, structuring, derivatives, IT or in any area that requires quant mastery, attend this 45 minute online session for an overview of employment trends and opportunities. We’ll also discuss the various quant finance accreditations available, including the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (the CQF).
Join below for more events
http://www.meetup.com/R-Matlab-Users/events/180749512/
http://www.meetup.com/quant-finance/

 

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Is this possibly the best forum for quant automated trading system HFT tech job postings and school advise

Hey there
I just revamped the QuantLabs.net Academy Forum with some enhancements. I even created a video on it:
Is this he best forum for quant automated trading system HFT tech job postings and school advise


https://quantlabs.net/blog/2013/10/is-the-best-forum-for-quant-automated-trading-system-hft-tech-job-postings-and-school-advise/


I even posted a new section for local traders in your area.
Post if you want to create a group. Someone on this newsletter inspired that idea! Take advantage of it.
Also, remember I have the following local Social Meetup and ONE TIME introduction webinars:
“Introduction to Next Generation Trading with focus on Quant & Automated Trading”
http://quantlabs.net/register-for-webinar-on-introduction-to-next-generation-trading-with-focus-of-quant-automated-trading/
“My trading infrastructure for quant hft with DotNet Matlab Interactive Brokers”


http://quantlabs.net/register-for-webinar-on-introduction-to-next-generation-trading-with-focus-of-quant-automated-trading-3/

Hope this helps
Thanks Bryan

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Is the best forum for quant automated trading system HFT tech job postings and school advise

Is the best forum for quant automated trading system HFT tech job postings and school advise

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Another Q&A on advise on how to get into quant via your math skills and university courses for HFT potential

Another Q&A on advise on how to get into quant via your math skills and university courses

My answers are followed by –>

–> This a lot you are asking. Just stick with the path of what toolboxes Matlab offers. Understand each function you think would be useful for you. It covers all of what you list. As for book, Paul Wilmott or John Hull should work out for you.

 

–> No worries. That is another way of course which is my most popular Youtube video.

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On 2013-09-07 13:07, wrote:

> My apologies, I found this after I sent the mail :

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBTHKNLaAJc [3]

 

On 2013-09-07 12:26, wrote:

> Thank you. This is great. You do have a path for novices like me. But

> even this assumes some degree of knowledge regarding math and trading.

> So I think somewhere can you please write a footnote regarding the

> minimum knowledge you expect someone to know before they take up the

> listed courses ? I am merely asking this so that I gear up with the

> minimum knowledge required to fully utilize your listed courses. Could

> it be :

>

> MATH

> Linear Algebra

> Probability

> Statistics

> Calculus I, II & III ?

> – Is Trig or Analytical Geometry required ?

>

> TRADING

> Basic trading vocabulary, including F & O

> F & O Trading strategy

> Basics of Fundamental & Technical Analysis, Technical indicators

>

> FINANCE

> Market Securities such as stocks, derivatives

> Basic Econometrics – not even sure what this is

>

> – Could you suggest books or online courses ? For eg : the UC Berkely

> Online Calc I & II Courses  perhaps ?

>

> – It would be great if some example illustrates how math techniques

> help Trading. For eg : I am not even at a point where I understand

> what PDE is, how it helps in real life let alone Trading. I am

> determined to change that in the next few months – I have a math

> background but I have completely forgotten all that ‘stuff’.

>

> Regards,

> Sanjiv.

>

> On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 8:48 AM, <feedback@quantlabs.net> wrote:

>

>> Hi sanjiv

>> Check out mu academy at quantlabs.net/academy [2]. let me know what

>> u think.

>> thanks

>> On 2013-09-06 13:47, wrote:

>>>

>>> Hi Bryan,

>>>

>>> I am a beginner. Don’t know much about math, trading and/or

>>> finance. I

>>> do know programming.

>>>

>>> Wondered if your site is for someone like me a novice. Is there a

>>> path

>>> I can traverse using your website to become a Quant ? Or do you

>>> expect

>>> your members to know some stuff before they join ?

>>>

>>> For a novice like me – is it worth paying the membership fee ?

>>>

>>> Regards,

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Hello from a Quant wannabe with advise for Masters PHD and quant/hedge fund career

Hello from a Quant wannabe with advise for Masters PHD and quant/hedge fund career

From someone local to me through LinkedIn:

Hello Bryan Downing:
I am a Physicist/Teacher by profession. However, I am doing online entrepreneurship now. I am also one of the organizers for the DenEntrepreneurs meetup group in Toronto.
I came across your website and your linkedin group because my very good friend wants to know about the field of Quant. I must say that I am very impressed from your website and all the generous information that you are sharing with everyone!
Actually my friend will be getting her Ph.D in Physics in about 2 years time from now. She wants to know about the Quant field. She does not have alot of interest in heavy programming or coding, but she wants to know as to what the opportunities are in the Quants field in Canada. I saw your youtube video, where you stated that there are not many quant jobs in Canada.
Now I have some questions, in which I need your guidance in 🙂

1) Now I have heard that under the current economic climate, some Quants are being let go because Quants deal with high risk management, and in today’s global economic crisis- there is very little room for risk. What is your general view on this?

 

à  this is true. The Volker rule is making it difficult for banks to become a like a prop shop where this kind of work is. It seems there will be lots of boutiques in the usual global financial centers but Canada is quite conservative here.
2) Interms of the Job market and future job trends for Quants: Does it look sort of bleak and/or not very strong in general?  -> I would say there are amazing opportunities in emerging markets like Latin America, Australia, and Singapore/China/India as this market matures. There shall be many smaller shops but I see trends where individuals/independents will be able to pull this off. They will just need to be highly driven, entrepreneurial, and advanced to learn more math and technology techniques like programming. I am doing it and know many who are as well.
3) To be a Quant- it is best to master: Matlab, C++, C#, Java, VBA and Excel, correct?  à Yes but I would also add R and Linux scripting like PERL as well as other open source technologies like Python. This is the problem with the ever changing tech landscape.  It comes down to choosing the Microsoft .NET vs open source Linux/Unix paths.
4) University of Toronto has a One year Masters program for Financial Mathematics. I had contacted them and they said that at the end of that program- you qualify to become a quant. However, I have noticed that Mcmaster University, U of T and Simon Fraser in BC and a lot of these US based Universities don’t prepare students for heavy programming courses in their Financial Math curriculum. I have come across so many people in different Quant forums where they state that people with strong mathematical and computer science backgrounds can have a alright chance for any entry level quant jobs. What is your general outlook on this? -> This is correct but the competition is getting highly fierce for these positions. There  also seems to be a highly strong trend to be from a name global brand ivey league school like Stanford, Columbia, NYU, etc. I am not sure if any of the Canadian schools will get you recognized globally but Rotman definitely could be a top choice.
5) My friend also wants to look into the field of Actuary. From what I have seen- it does not require a lot of programming and there is a huge job demand for it as compared to Quants. The field of Actuary is much broader in scope interms of job opportunities. Have you come across similar trends as well?
à This is more insurance and less banking/capital markets
I am looking forward to hearing from you/Thank you so much:

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