I've been looking around the forums and I've found a few books to learn as much as I can. The ones I've found so far are. I have a math background minor in college, got as far as stochastic processes and do software as a trade. Same author as your first one, Ernie Chan, also wrote Quantitative Trading: The material on this website is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy, or a recommendation or endorsement for any security or strategy, nor does it constitute an offer to provide investment advisory services by Quantopian.
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Are there other strategies? Great resource Simon - Fawce also listed QuantStart in his blog post on education from a few weeks ago, its a great post if anyone hasn't come across it yet: Agreed -- Khan academy was invaluable for me to catch up on some differential equations prerequisites. MJK - the two schools of thought on algorithmic trading are momentum and reversion to the mean.
The latter is generally regarded as a longer timeframe. I just want to learn. Hello Everyone - Wonderful resources. If anyone need helps with building FIX engine with dynamic rules let me know. I am a CS major student and I am interested in algorithm trading. I have some research experience in machine learning, during which time I got familiar with basic numerical mathematical skills. I lack knowledge in trading basics. Andreas Clenow's book, Following the Trend, really struck a chord with my financial trading soul.
He has also been writing a series of articles in Active Trader, which mirror key parts of his book and, is actually what got his book to bubble top of my reading list.
Pardo was an early promoter of walk forward analysis, for example. Since I've posted this, I've acquired some skills with various data science software and tools. So I've gotten more understanding of the math and other data, building models.
I've gotten 1 of the books mentioned so far learning data science was a diversion. I found a set of python data science tutorials the other day. It looks pretty cool, there is a github repo of ipython notebooks that you can work through. Data science is a great area to study in developing a foundation for algorithmic investing, especially as people seek non-conventional data-driven sources of alpha sentiment analysis, web scraping, etc.
The statistical and optimization models that data scientists use are much the same as those that are applicable in quantitative finance. The Elements of Statistical Learning is an excellent and comprehensive resource on statistical learning. I would consider math and CS foundations to be more important than resources specifically geared toward trading systems.
Renaissance Technologies, arguably the world's most successful quantitative hedge fund, will not hire people with finance backgrounds as it wants people who can produce creative research without priors about conventional approaches, etc.
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Everyone, thank you so much for these great responses, it's just what I was hoping for! Here is a handy summary of some algo strategies: Hi, all I am a CS major student and I am interested in algorithm trading. Which book do you think should I get start to read? Thank you very much! I'm a fan of Ernie Chan's books, and his blog like several others here.
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