Free Tier Now Offered What we have created is no less than a “Trading Bot”. All the hard work is … More
Author: Anthony Garner
Launch of Hot Chili Analytics
We have just launched a new on line back testing and live trading platform: we call it Hot Chili Analytics. The … More
Quantconnect – Dump the Pump
Shorting Penny Stocks
Quantopian – Learning the Lessons
Amateur punters using a free back testing engine can not have been the ideal client base.
Quantopian, Quantconnect and Hot Chili Analytics.
Goodbye Quantopian. So much for “democratizing Wall Street”. An endeavor doomed to fail, still born.
Predicting Penny Stock Pumps with Tweets
Can you predict stock price manipulation with Tweets?
Quantopian – A More Complex Approach?
Very good brains worked on the Quantopian Home Team. Yet their approach seems to have failed.
Penny Stock Bullshit
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.
Penny Stocks – A Better System Mr Sykes?
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.
Tim Sykes, Penny Stocks -WTF?
If your chart patterns had been SO good, would they not have shined through in back testing I wonder?
Tim Sykes and Penny Stocks – Buy The Dips! Crush it!
Tim Sykes now appears to be advising against momentum. He seems to be recommending a different strategy altogether. How confusing.
Tim Sykes and Penny Stocks – Crushing It!
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.
Tim Sykes and Penny Stocks Part IV
So far, I am not impressed by the concept of Penny Stocking
Tim Sykes and Penny Stocks – Part III
Some time ago I decided that I ought to look into the possibility of trading “Pump and Dumps” on Penny Stocks.
Tim Sykes and Penny Stocks – Part II
I am working my way towards testing out the “systems” promoted by Tim Sykes and others of his ilk regarding … More
Tim Sykes and Penny Stocks
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.
Investment “Software as a Service”
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.
Stock Markets or the Roulette Wheel?
It struck me very forcibly recently that the stock market is used by many in exactly the same way as … More
Dual Momentum – Stocks and Bonds
Here is a link to a version of a Dual Momentum system I drafted a while ago in Python/Pandas, using … More
Quantconnect and Quantopian
I have recently spent much time chasing rainbows on both Quantopian and Quantconnect.
The Little Man and the Taoist Portfolio
The little guy (you and I) should do two things: avoid “professionals” and invest only in index trackers.
World Economic Forum – The Davos Farce
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.
How to follow Trends on Currency Pairs
Following trends is devastatingly simple. But you will only profit if trends are there to be followed.
Grid Trading – Back Testing
It is essential to back test the Grid Trading system before considering putting it into action. If at all. I … More
Grid Trading Strategy on Currencies
Dexbot is a market making bot designed to trade on decentralized Bitshares exchanges. It comes equipped with a grid trading strategy – “Staggered Orders”.
Neil Woodford – What a Surprise!
Reading of the demise of renowned fund manager Neil Woodford, I was reminded of my deep capacity for destructive cynicism. … More
Generating Ersatz Options Data with Python
For some bizarre reason I thought at one stage I might be able to create usable “fake” options data from … More
Buy and Hold: only for Bright People
Googling “fallen fund managers” is a useful exercise for those very many participants in the financial markets who still believe … More
All Weather – A Python Interpretation
Herewith a Python interpretation of an ultra simple All Weather portfolio: Sorry, something went wrong. Reload? Sorry, we cannot display … More
Back Adjusting Eurodollar Futures
I created a couple of Jupyter Notebooks in Python to read individual futures contracts and concatenate them into a single P&L.
Quantopian – an over complex approach?
I don’t get the (possibly curve fit) obsession at Quantopian for tiny low volatility returns on vastly complex long/short algorithms … More
All Weather Portfolio 1928 -2018
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.
All Weather Portfolio
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
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.
Equal Weighted ETFs Outperform?
Do equal weighted stock market index tracking funds outperform conventional market cap weighted funds?