LVQ and Machine Learning for Algorithmic Traders – Part 3

17 June 2017

In the last two posts, LVQ and Machine Learning for Algorithmic Traders – Part 1, and LVQ and Machine Learning for Algorithmic Traders – Part 2, we demonstrated how to use: Linear Vector Quantization Correlation testing ..to determine the relevance/importance of and correlation between strategy parameters respectively. Yet another technique we can use to estimate […]

LVQ and Machine Learning for Algorithmic Traders – Part 2

14 June 2017

    In LVQ and Machine Learning for Algorithmic Traders – Part 1, we discussed and demonstrated a technique (Linear Vector Quantization) to decipher the relevance and relative importance of each feature variable in the dataset under study. In doing so, algorithmic traders would be able to isolate which of a dataset’s features (read: strategy […]

LVQ and Machine Learning for Algorithmic Traders – Part 1

8 June 2017

Algorithmic traders across all spectra of asset classes, often face a rather daunting challenge. What are the best inputs for an algorithmic trading strategy’s parameter space? Different algorithmic trading strategies (whether manual or automated) will each have their own unique set of parameters that govern their behaviour. Granted.. Genetic and Walk-Forward Optimization will help algorithmic […]

Hidden Markov Models & Regime Change: DARWINs vs. S&P500

24 April 2017

In this post, we will employ a statistical time series approach using Hidden Markov Models (HMM), to firstly obtain visual evidence of regime change in the S&P500. We will then compare the index’ performance to a DARWIN Portfolio, between June 2014 and March 2017. Detecting significant, unforeseen changes in underlying market conditions (termed “market regimes“) […]

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Why Quantitative? – Serious Algorithmic Trading Series (Part 2)

20 March 2017

In case you haven’t already, you may wish to read the first two posts of the Serious Algorithmic Trading Series, here and here. Many individual traders will often hear the term “Quant” and may visualize either: A sharply dressed City trader working in a hedge fund, sat in front of his Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters […]

Advantages of Trading $DWC vs. Other Listed Assets

Serious Algorithmic Trading Series – Part 1

16 March 2017

Can individual traders really compete with large institutions?   This post is the first of a four-part “Serious Algorithmic Trading” series, introduced here. A trader will at one point or another, question how practical it is to compete with large institutions in the same markets. After all, it is “big money” at the end of […]