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BA's Algo Trading Journey

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 BA 21 
Southern MD
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: CTS
Broker: Advantage Futures
Trading: U.S. Treasury Futures
 
Posts: 35 since Feb 2017
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I am going to start the transition to algo trading, because systematic, rules-based trading is better for me than discretionary trading.

Since I'm most comfortable with Python (I just finished my second Python course through University of Washington's Professional and Continuing Ed), than C++ (last course was in 2009, when I wanted to learn MQL).

I have been learning Interactive Broker's Python API. I must say it's a bit convoluted. Nevertheless, I know more now than I did four weeks ago. The only reason I am sticking with it, 1. It's the only broker that supports Python for futures algo trading, and 2. I've already gone that rathole, so I may as well stick with it.

Once I create an application, perhaps I'll stream it in action to journalize its results.

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