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Automated Trading with R

Quantitative Research and Platform Development

Authors: Conlan, Christopher

  • Full source code and step-by-step explanation for a plug-and-play trading platform; the platform can be used in independent simulation, brokerage-assisted simulation, or end-to-end production trading
  • Includes lengthy tables and descriptions of performance metrics, indicators, rule sets, and brokerage plans, helping users get to production quicker
  • Includes performance assessments of popular strategies implemented on multi-asset portfolios, allowing users to swap components to customize, research, and deploy automated strategies
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About this book

Learn to trade algorithmically with your existing brokerage, from data management, to strategy optimization, to order execution, using free and publicly available data. Connect to your brokerage’s API, and the source code is plug-and-play.

Automated Trading with R explains automated trading, starting with its mathematics and moving to its computation and execution. You will gain a unique insight into the mechanics and computational considerations taken in building a back-tester, strategy optimizer, and fully functional trading platform.

The platform built in this book can serve as a complete replacement for commercially available platforms used by retail traders and small funds. Software components are strictly decoupled and easily scalable, providing opportunity to substitute any data source, trading algorithm, or brokerage. This book will:

  • Provide a flexible alternative to common strategy automation frameworks, like Tradestation, Metatrader, and CQG, to small funds and retail traders
  • Offer an understanding of the internal mechanisms of an automated trading system
  • Standardize discussion and notation of real-world strategy optimization problems

What You Will Learn

  • Understand machine-learning criteria for statistical validity in the context of time-series
  • Optimize strategies, generate real-time trading decisions, and minimize computation time while programming an automated strategy in R and using its package library
  • Best simulate strategy performance in its specific use case to derive accurate performance estimates
  • Understand critical real-world variables pertaining to portfolio management and performance assessment, including latency, drawdowns, varying trade size, portfolio growth, and penalization of unused capital

Who This Book Is For

Traders/practitioners at the retail or small fund level with at least an undergraduate background in finance or computer science; graduate level finance or data science students

About the authors

Chris Conlan began his career as an independent data scientist specializing in trading algorithms. He attended the University of Virginia where he completed his undergraduate statistics coursework in three semesters. During his time at UVA, he secured initial fundraising for a privately held high-frequency forex group as president and chief trading strategist. He is currently managing the development of private technology companies in high-frequency forex, machine vision, and dynamic reporting.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2178-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2177-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Automated Trading with R
Book Subtitle
Quantitative Research and Platform Development
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Chris Conlan
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2178-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2178-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2177-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 205
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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