LABS Ultimos posts

ZeroMQ – How To Interface Python/R with MetaTrader 4

27 August 2017

In this post, we present a technique employing ZeroMQ (an Open Source, Asynchronous Messaging Library and Concurrency Framework) for building a basic – but easily extensible – high performance bridge between external (non-MQL) programming languages and MetaTrader 4.   Reasons for writing this post: Lack of comprehensive, publicly available literature about this topic on the […]

Hedging DARWIN Portfolio Risk with $DWC

18 July 2017

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how DARWIN Investors can diversify away some of the excess risk posed to their portfolios by Loss Aversion, a common and well-researched phenomenon in behavioural finance. In particular, we’ll discuss why it makes sense to include DARWIN $DWC in a portfolio that’s partially or entirely composed of loss averse […]

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

9 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 […]

Quantitative Modeling for Algorithmic Traders – Primer

3 May 2017

Quantitative Modeling techniques enable traders to mathematically identify, what makes data “tick” – no pun intended 🙂 . They rely heavily on the following core attributes of any sample data under study: Expectation – The mean or average value of the sample Variance – The observed spread of the sample Standard Deviation – The observed […]