I recently came across a great blog run by fellow Collective2 system developer Sanz Prophet with a treasure trove of information for those just starting out with algorithmic trading. Check out the following posts:
- A quick survey of backtesting tools, including Amibroker, Quantshare, Multicharts, and IQBroker.
- Backtesting a multi-strategy algorithm in Quantopian.
- Running Quantshare in the cloud (Amazon EC2).
- An intro to Amibroker.
A great resource. Visit his blog for more.
Jev Kuznetsov at tradingwithpython.blogspot.nl has announced that he will be starting an online course to teach the programming language Python to traders starting in April. Python is one of the more popular programming languages used by quants for trading (e.g. Quantopian allows traders to code and backtest systems in Python online).
Here’s an introduction to algorithmic trading, presented by Professor Ahmad Namini and sponsored by Quantopian (please click on the link to get the presentation slide deck).
As a regular user of Collective2, I thought it would be fitting to begin my series of reviews here. It’s difficult to start a review series in a void, so I will be comparing aspects of Collective2 (or C2, as it is often abbreviated) to some of the other sites listed in The Autotrading Universe; but don’t worry–I intend to review, eventually, as many of those sites as possible to provide further context. N.B. this review will be updated as Collective2 continues to evolve.