Algorithmic Trading Intro: Stock Charts & Momentum Strategy

For Beginners: Learn To Read Stock Charts: Candlesticks, Alpaca API, Code A Momentum Time Series Strategy With Python

Made for Beginners

What you’ll learn

  • How To Read Stock Charts.
  • Understand Candlestick Charts.
  • Use Python’s Alpaca-Trade-Api Library.
  • Execute Stock Trades Using Python (Submit Orders).
  • Concept of A Time Series Momentum Trading Strategy.
  • Code A Momentum Strategy In Python.
  • Calculate Performance Of Your Strategy.

Course Content

  • Stock Market Charts –> 7 lectures • 46min.
  • S&P 500 – What Is It? –> 4 lectures • 15min.
  • Setting Up Your Coding Environment (No Installs Required) –> 3 lectures • 7min.
  • Sourcing Market Data –> 5 lectures • 47min.
  • Python’s Alpaca-Trade-Api –> 6 lectures • 27min.
  • Backtesting: An Overview –> 6 lectures • 24min.
  • Momentum Trading –> 8 lectures • 59min.
  • Paper Trading: An Introduction –> 2 lectures • 8min.
  • Build An Automated Live Stock Trading Bot –> 10 lectures • 1hr 1min.
  • Build A News Sentiment Cryptocurrency Trading Bot –> 5 lectures • 19min.

Algorithmic Trading Intro: Stock Charts & Momentum Strategy

Requirements

Made for Beginners

If you are interested in learning Algorithmic training but do not have any prior knowledge on trading or computer programming, this course gives a quick overview of some concepts in trading and some Python practice.

Quite often if you enrol in an Algorithmic Trading course, it is assumed that you have some prior knowledge. This course aims to help you with that – to have some prior knowledge before furthering your interest or studies in the Algorithmic Trading direction.

This course is ideal for anyone who has NO PRIOR knowledge of:

  • finance & trading
  • the stock market
  • python
  • computer progamming
  • algorithms/algorithmic tradingNo Installs For Using Python
  • Coding Environment: Google Colab
  • No need to do lengthy, tedious Anaconda installs to run Jupyter Notebook on your laptop
  • All you need is a Gmail account
  • Google Colab is one of the top choices of Professional Data Scientists in the real world

Stock Charts

  • Learn how to read Stock Data on Candlestick charts
  • Identify if a day had a Bullish vs Bearish trend from looking at Candlesticks
  • Get familiar with OHLCV Data
  • Identify A Spinning Top Candlestick
  • Understand what Spinning Top Candlestick means in terms of predicting stock trends

Use Python’s AlpacaTradeApi

  • a python library for the Alpaca Commission Free Trading API
  • Get Alpaca API Keys
  • Integrate these keys into your Python code

Time Series Momentum Strategy In Python

  • The concept of time-series momentum trading is explained with engaging on-screen, hand-drawn visuals
  • Create a time series momentum strategy using Python

Performance Metrics – Assess The Time Series Momentum Strategy

  • Calculate the performance of your strategy with the Sharpe ratio
  • Calculate Buy & Hold revenue without using the strategy
  • Compare Buy & Hold with the strategy – which performed better?

 

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