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Updated by James Smith on Mar 03, 2016
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Analytics Package trading strategy in R

Comes to Backtesting

Now for those of you who know me as a blogger might find this post a little unorthodox to my traditional style of writing, however in the spirit of evolution, inspired by a friend of mine Stuart Reid (, I will be following some of the tips suggested in the following blog post.

Market without algorithmic trading in future

Algorithmic trading has become the part of every market now. It is unimaginable to have a market without algorithmic trading in future. Every company entering into trade wants to make use of the best technology available so as to raise a reasonable fund value from it. While this is going to be the scenario in future, then it is must for every marketer to understand the algorithmic trading, its elements and its working.

NZ businesses and Iran

New Zealand businesses are set to have an easier time trading with Iran after the domestic processes to lift the United Nations sanctions against the Middle-East nation were completed.

Develop a simple trading strategy

Having recently enrolled in the QuantInsti EPAT program, I was quite surprised to learn that a large portion of algorithmic trading was not focused on trying to predict future prices but rather on generating alpha by lowering transaction fees and improving execution prices.

Profit From Volume Trading

Algorithmic Trading or HFT generally makes profit from volume trading. The technology uses volume at its best for making money and benefits from low spreads. There is no benefit in entering a market which has no considerable trades occurring.

Trading for Cubs utility player Chris Coghlan

The A's opening-day roster, if not their regular lineup, became a more interesting puzzle Thursday when the team acquired infielder/outfielder Chris Coghlan from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Aaron Brooks.

Environment For Algorithmic Trading

NSE and BSE had provided a suitable environment for algorithmic trading to grow over the past few years. To read about how the trading ecosystem had evolved and which facilities are available in the Indian markets, read our other post here.

In quantitative trading, time series analysis has an important position. This has a major component in the form of asset price series along with some form of derivative series. Hence, time series analysis comes out as a significant and necessary area for a researcher in quantitative trading.

Instant Gratification A Hit For

With the lofty goal of delivering vast swaths of his mighty e-commerce firm’s sprawling inventory within one hour, (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos has struck cybergold — shoppers have flocked to the latest iteration of his Amazon Prime loyalty program, Prime Now.

  • James Smith is an up-and-comer in the financial industry. He quickly jumped up the ladder. He was able to develop equity research reports identifying whether the stock was a buy, sell or hold. He was also tasked with identifying trading opportunities and developing strategies to boost overall portfolio returns for equity positions.

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