Free Tier Now Offered What we have created is no less than a “Trading Bot”. All the hard work is … More
We have just launched a new on line back testing and live trading platform: we call it Hot Chili Analytics. The … More
Shorting Penny Stocks
Amateur punters using a free back testing engine can not have been the ideal client base.
Goodbye Quantopian. So much for “democratizing Wall Street”. An endeavor doomed to fail, still born.
Can you predict stock price manipulation with Tweets?
Very good brains worked on the Quantopian Home Team. Yet their approach seems to have failed.
I have concern for the countless people who are suckered into buying expensive products (crap) based on the myth of penny stock riches. I am even more concerned if the poor fools actually attempt to trade such systems and methods.
He is found everywhere, he was spawned by evolution itself, but nowhere is he so prevalent than in the financial markets.
Mr Sykes says he does not predict price, simply follows. He appears to be selling chart patterns which I at least can not get to work.
If your chart patterns had been SO good, would they not have shined through in back testing I wonder?
Tim Sykes now appears to be advising against momentum. He seems to be recommending a different strategy altogether. How confusing.
Sadly, there has been no development so far by which I have managed to turn Penny Stocking from a Pig’s Ear into a Silk Purse.
So far, I am not impressed by the concept of Penny Stocking
Some time ago I decided that I ought to look into the possibility of trading “Pump and Dumps” on Penny Stocks.
I am working my way towards testing out the “systems” promoted by Tim Sykes and others of his ilk regarding … More
I must have been very bored indeed: I recently tried to read my way through some of the embarrassing hype on Tim Syke’s website concerning penny stocks.
If you want to offer investment software as a service then it had better be idiot proof, designed for the technologically illiterate and immaculately maintained.
It struck me very forcibly recently that the stock market is used by many in exactly the same way as … More
Here is a link to a version of a Dual Momentum system I drafted a while ago in Python/Pandas, using … More
I have recently spent much time chasing rainbows on both Quantopian and Quantconnect.
The little guy (you and I) should do two things: avoid “professionals” and invest only in index trackers.
The world economic forum is cram jam full of those spending other people’s money and talking, very largely, out of an orifice other than their mouth.
Following trends is devastatingly simple. But you will only profit if trends are there to be followed.
It is essential to back test the Grid Trading system before considering putting it into action. If at all. I … More
Dexbot is a market making bot designed to trade on decentralized Bitshares exchanges. It comes equipped with a grid trading strategy – “Staggered Orders”.
Reading of the demise of renowned fund manager Neil Woodford, I was reminded of my deep capacity for destructive cynicism. … More
For some bizarre reason I thought at one stage I might be able to create usable “fake” options data from … More
Googling “fallen fund managers” is a useful exercise for those very many participants in the financial markets who still believe … More
Herewith a Python interpretation of an ultra simple All Weather portfolio: Sorry, something went wrong. Reload? Sorry, we cannot display … More
I created a couple of Jupyter Notebooks in Python to read individual futures contracts and concatenate them into a single P&L.
I don’t get the (possibly curve fit) obsession at Quantopian for tiny low volatility returns on vastly complex long/short algorithms … More
An “All Weather Portfolio” could have been maintained throughout the 20th Century using stocks and lightly leveraged bonds to produce a return equivalent to pure stock market investment but at a fraction of the draw-down and volatility.
The All Weather Portfolio is the right place to be, even in a rising interest rate environment. A durable, well tested and satisfying strategy.
Vanguard Life Strategy Funds – a look at the prospectus.
If I had to pick a single stock market investment, this would be it. Or at least something similar. The iShares MSCI World ETF.
The aim of so-called Smart Beta investing is to combine the benefits of passive investing with the perceived advantages of active investing strategies.
Do equal weighted stock market index tracking funds outperform conventional market cap weighted funds?