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Quantitative Trading Myths vs. Reality

Quantitative Trading Myths vs. Reality

There are many common misconceptions about the field of quantitative or algorithmic trading. A Google search will return many derogatory articles accusing this type of specialized trading of overturning the traditional Wall Street model. The truth is, there is a lot...
Books for the Aspiring Quantitative Trader

Books for the Aspiring Quantitative Trader

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: quantitative trading is a precise, mathematical field that really requires a quantitative mind to excel. Quantitative trading requires human oversight to ensure that the programs fed into automated machines run smoothly....
Backtesting

Backtesting

This is part of an ongoing series on the multi-step approach to qunatitive trading. Be sure to check out part one, Identifying a Strategy. Once you’ve identified a solid strategy, you just can’t put it into place. You will need to run a simulation in a live...
Quantitative Trading: Identifying a Strategy

Quantitative Trading: Identifying a Strategy

For years, trading was a manual affair. A single trader would painstakingly track markets and trends, identify the right opportunities to buy or sell, then place a call to the floor. In the 90s, it entered an electronic era with the convenience of buying and selling...