Greetings weary travellers


JohnsMoneyTree

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Hi all,

I'm John, and I'm a Forex trader. I'm also an author, a software developer, a chief security officer and a father to some wonderful kids. I've been trading Forex for the last 12+ years now and I focus mainly on algorithmic trading. I'm new, so I'll keep quiet for the most part while I absorb the atmosphere a bit more. Looking forward to future conversations!
 

jack

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Staff member
Hello and Welcome! :D

Looking forward to seeing you around the boards!
 

jack

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Staff member
I met John on Reddit, he plans on posting some unique content that ties into the material he's already written on his own blog, and he'll include a link to his own site on that post. So keep an eye out for it later in the Development section. It should be good. :)
 

JohnsMoneyTree

Active Member
TopFroxx said:
algorithmic trading? interested! looking forward to it.
You bet. I learned a while ago that I needed to separate the man from the trades in order to succeed. I've since overcome that anxiety, but the bot remains and I'm happier for it.
 

spyder

Member
Hello everyone,

Welcome John!

Am glad you're around, read a review of your book which says you're doing your algo coding/testing in python. Which I also started to use for statistical analysis. Tried to use R but since I come from a programming background I couldn't get used to it. Tried python+pandas, now I'm sold.

Cheers,
 

JohnsMoneyTree

Active Member
spyder said:
Hello everyone,

Welcome John!

Am glad you're around, read a review of your book which says you're doing your algo coding/testing in python. Which I also started to use for statistical analysis. Tried to use R but since I come from a programming background I couldn't get used to it. Tried python+pandas, now I'm sold.

Cheers,
Hi spyder!

Glad you enjoyed the reviews, the book is even better. ;-) Alright, end of shameless self-plugging. The book has some python code in it to describe how genetic algorithms work, but I actually use Scala for my own trading work rather than Python. Don't get me wrong, Python+Pandas is awesome too! It's just not quite what my algo does, but for quants who like Python, it's a much better combination than R.
 

spyder

Member
My python/pandas work deals exclusively with price related basic statistics (for now). Like "best" ATR period for a pair & timeframe such as std dev of the forecasted range is minimum etc.
Genetic algorithms, interesting, I don't know what they are or how they are used, will add the topic on my todo list.
 

jack

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Staff member
spyder said:
My python/pandas work deals exclusively with price related basic statistics (for now). Like "best" ATR period for a pair & timeframe such as std dev of the forecasted range is minimum etc.
Genetic algorithms, interesting, I don't know what they are or how they are used, will add the topic on my todo list.
Welcome to the forum spyer. :) Feel free to make an into thread and join in the conversation around the boards.
 

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