Advice to New Starters / How to Begin

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by jtl, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. jtl

    jtl

    I have spent some time studying python and am picking up machine learning concepts and thought to try algorithmic trading to make fast money - but quickly realized that a lot of hard work goes into making a good algorithmic trading strategy and program. However, the problem of how to write a good trading algorithm with Machine Learning techniques has grabbed me and now I want to work seriously towards developing one.

    So this post is to ask for what resources you used to start out, how you went about writing your first successful trading algorithm, and perhaps which mistakes you would advise someone else to avoid making.

    If anyone has a link to a similar post in the past that would be very helpful also.
     
  2. danielc1

    danielc1

    Recources I started with was with punch cards and fortran... really fast money...
     
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  3. just how many people do you think have successful algorithms?

    i started with fortran doing weather forecasting but was too young for punch cards but i did make a many of holiday wreaths from them when my aunt would bring them home.
     
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  4. Not many.....................but trends work
     
  5. jtl

    jtl

    @Murray

    How have you gone about identifying trends in your program?