Greetings weary travellers

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by JohnsMoneyTree, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. JohnsMoneyTree

    JohnsMoneyTree Active Member

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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!
     
  2. jack

    jack Administrator Staff Member

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    Hello and Welcome! :D

    Looking forward to seeing you around the boards!
     
  3. jack

    jack Administrator Staff Member

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    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. :)
     
  4. TopFroxx

    TopFroxx Well-Known Member

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    algorithmic trading? interested! looking forward to it.

    welcome :)
     
  5. JohnsMoneyTree

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    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.
     
  6. Tauranga

    Tauranga Well-Known Member

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    Hey John, welcome! See you in the forum! :thumbsup:
     
  7. spyder

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    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,
     
  8. JohnsMoneyTree

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    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.
     
  9. spyder

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    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.
     
  10. jack

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    Welcome to the forum spyer. :) Feel free to make an into thread and join in the conversation around the boards.
     

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