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Overview of backtrader with Python 3 for a complete algo trading system

There are numerous part of this video but I try to explain how to install backtrader which I got running on Python.This can also be used in conjunction to build a out a complete algo trading system.  This project clearly is growing quickly to replace Quantopian and maybe Quantstart. It is 100% in Python with some great example Quick Start guides to get you up and running. I am sure the community is up to par by now.

Oanda? Really so here is why ?

Also, I explain how I may go back to Oanda( ugh and yuck) as a quick and easy gateway for forex or CFD trading. This  project will ease the intro to a forex algo trading system with 100% Python without the complex extra process of including Java with the JForex platform from Dukascopy. Also, it seems American residents really only have Oanda as the only remaining choice to use Python. It sucks I know but this includes the huge market interest for using the 100% Python option for an algo trading system. Just remember Dukascopy does not allow USA customers so I can only use Oanda for now. My opinions of Oanda has not changed. I just wish there was a better option to implement.

Also, the Python backtrader project support Oanda and my eventual migration to Interactive Brokers for eventual options/futures. Always remember this asset class is used by institutions and is recession proof as well.

Spoiler alert

To save you time, I also tried to install a GUI project built for backtrader called Omega UI.


Most of the video focuses on this attempt but this project clearly needs a tutorial or document to get it running. This portion was a chunk of time wasted so don’t bother.

Note: I plan to only use backtrader for the broker connection only as explained above. I don’t plan to change the strategies I have been working over the last number of months

I will be adding the productive learning to my course as explained below

New course!! Building Python algo trading system with Bitcoin an crypto currency focus









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How to use Dukascopy Jforex Backtrader Python to minimize stop hunting in forex trading

How to use Dukascopy Jforex Backtrader Python to minimize stop hunting in forex trading

The best way I know how

Order Analytics

DEFINITION of ‘Stop Hunting‘ A strategy that attempts to force some market participants out of their positions by driving the price of an asset to a level where many individuals have chosen to set their stop-loss orders.

https://quantlabs.net/blog/2017/08/how-to-use-dukascopy-jforex-backtrader-python-to-minimize-stop-hunting-in-forex-trading/Stop Hunting – Investopedia


Demo to submit order to Dukascopy JForex via sockets for forex algo trading


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Review of back trader engine with opensource Python

Review of back trader engine with #opensource #Python
Hey there
Over the lest few days have been another one of those ‘discoveries’ that may change everything. In a nutshell but see details below:
1. Best back testing framework for algo trading in Python
2. Fundamentally change my of software platform changes moving forward
Let me remind you about my upcoming ‘class’ tomorrow with full details below.
Boy there is no exciting time than now to join my Quant Analytics service as we start to unleash exclusive videos for my members.
As I have mentioned about my first of series of ‘bonus videos’ (details below), I will be hosting the first this Monday Aug 7 at 7 PM EDT Login details are posted below.
1. Demo examples of some forward looking data sets used from Federal Reserve with rationale of use
2. Interpretation how to use for accurate forecasting future/options, forex, and stock market asset classes.
3. Explanation of importance on rational of how USA impacts rest of world in all global asset classes
4. Sample high level demos of how to use with some Python coding
5. Full Q&A/group discussion for those that attend. I am hoping this will be the best part!
See below for samples and videos
1. This is an informal demo of how this is used with no coding samples given away.
2. Live demos will be only done once which will be made made at ridiculously highly priced ‘bonus’ video which is to be be distributed on my Shopify shopping account. https://quantlabsnet.myshopify.com/
3. There will be no usual video playback posted on Youtube.com/quantlabs so this will be an exclusive event for those that attend for free. Newbies welcome as well.
4. All my paying members will get exclusive access via my FREE COUPON code which will be available for a few days. Once again, this will only be available on my Shopify account listed above. Join here:
5. This ‘bonus video’ will be MASSIVELY EXPENSIVE for access off my Shopify account or may be eventually removed permanently.
1. This forces you as a potential participant to take action during these events. Laziness or procrastination will never be your friend if you ever intend to trade the markets successful full time.
2. Also, consider this an exclusive and VERY TIME LIMITED bonus for those make you paying Quant Analytics member. AVAILABILITY WILL BE MADE ONCE AND ONCE ONLY
3. All payng member should take advantage of either attending or at least downloading for free by using the DOWNLOAD COUPON CODE needed from my Shopify account.
In other words, cancel your plans to join this LIVE EVENT explained below!
If you are one of those skeptics, trolls or the like, please DO NOT attend. You will NOT be welcome as most viewers are driven to succeed who take their trading very serious from a systematic point of view. We like to keep It positive around here. Everyone else including newbies is very welcome to attend this FREE live event. Login events details below.
More to come so keep your eyes peeled here at this page.
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This will be my ABSOLUTE LAST set of demos of a proven set of info that has worked for a few of my seriously successful institutional traders at hedge funds and investment banks. Yes, we are dealing with a VITAL FEW who run 9 digit businesses. Don’t believe me? Like I care. Quite simply, take it or leave it. It is up you if you want to attend or take advantage of this last chance before I rev up my trading algo trading system in a few weeks!
Some samples of what will be detailed with Q&A:
Bryan Downing is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: US Federal Reserve SECRETS To Be a Fantastic Trader
Time: Aug 7, 2017 7:00 PM America/Toronto
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/911655384
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Or Telephone:
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Meeting ID: 911 655 384
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=yNkQOrxkDAAcvzkk3lDeLzuqU7TZaCov
Now what was mentioned above in full detail (remember all of this software came out in the last year)
1. Yes this backtesting framework written in Python (called backtester) is fully 100% open source for now. I have no idea what the future holds for this software since I did not create it. I just like the features which I will rank as good as Tradelink from a few years. As you know, I don’t want to officially announce I am using this but I will say the intention is there. I will be intending to put VERY EXCLUSIVE ‘bonus video’ presentations on this in the near future. Here was my first video that I posted that reached number #1 on some Reddit Python algo trading groups over the last few days.
2 When I say, I am fundamentally changing how I look at this software called backtrader. It enables you to connect into Oanda, Interactive Brokers, and some new Virtual Charts software which looks really good. Again, I cannot promise this is the panacea of charting software, but the cost to access CME and CBOT for futures data is quite afforable. There is also a Mac version which can run via Java. Booya! I did a video review of this
As you can see, if I can connect the backtester with JForex from Dukascopy as shown on my YouTube channel, you can consider me golden for this.
Just remember this is my last critical step before I get into live trading with Dukascopy.
As a result, yes more ‘bonus videos’ will be created for this. Again, they will be very very exclusive to my members in my Quant Analytics service.
Remember the first bonus video goes up in a few days on the above topic. More bonus videos will be coming later in the week.
In fact, if you think these may get pulled down after a short time to give me TRUE edge I would want those to download who take advantage of what should be implemented. You know I am wanting to move ahead with full trading analysis with what I have presented in the last few months.
Thanks for reading for this long message if you got here
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