Month: July 2018

Easily Build a Stock Trading Bot Using Broker API

Visual Strategy Development Visual strategy creation is an important part of quick and efficient development, as it allows you to easily debug and adjust ideas by looking at how signals develop and change with shifts in the market. I find Python to be a good language for this type of data-science, as the syntax is…
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Algo Trading News Headlines 7/27/2018

INSIDE SCOOP One Market-Beating Quant Firm Was Buying Facebook Last Quarter (www.barrons.com) By their nature, quant firms — known for their rapid trading — may hold a stock only for as long as it takes to eat a candy bar. Yet a look at how Acadian’s positions have changed over the course of a quarter offers insights into the…
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Algo Trading News Headlines 7/26/2018

Look Ma, No Code! Meet The IITians Who’ve Built A Code-Free Algo-Trading Platform (inc42.com) “Currently, almost 42% of the trade in the Indian market is done through automated algorithmic trading systems. But most of this trading activity is done by high net worth individuals (HNIs) and AIMs. We feel that the retail guys haven’t been…
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Data, Data, Data! 11 Great Financial Data Vendors

Hey everyone, Intern Rao here. A few weeks ago, I worked with Hitoshi and Yoshi to put together “9 Great Tools for Algo Trading”.  Looking at the response to that article, we decided to write a follow up. Whether you’re a financial firm or an individual trader, financial data is key for putting together any…
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National Broadband Plan ‘remains in track’, Government insists

The Irish Government through the Department of Communications has re-affirmed that the National Broadband Plan (NBP) to bring a minimum of 30Mbps broadband to rural Ireland is going ahead. “The NBP remains on track, with a final bid expected from the Enet consortium in the coming weeks,” the Department of Communications said in a statement.…
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These five 3D-printed habitats could be the future homes of Mars

The day when we see a human being set foot on Mars seems further away then ever as timelines change and space agency budgets get cut. But the dream is still alive, and NASA is preparing for the eventual colonising of the Red Planet with the revealing of five 3D-printed habitat designs that could one…
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Swann security cameras found vulnerable to creepy spying hack

Last week, US president Donald Trump was once again up in arms about a perceived vendetta Twitter holds against prominent Republicans on its website. He accused the platform of shadow-banning Conservative figureheads, but Twitter said it doesn’t implement the practice. Meanwhile, taking back the smart city was on the agenda for the EU-wide Decode project,…
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How can AI help stop a phishing email scam in its tracks?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool and its scope is almost too broad to comprehend. While many of us may think of the more high-level applications of AI, such as robot assistants, there are smaller and perhaps more practical uses for the technology. One such application is email threat detection. Choo Kim-Isgitt is chief…
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What kind of life sciences talent is coming into Ireland?

Many young people in Ireland will remember well when the post-crash austerity period cause the country to haemorrhage talent. It was with great sorrow that many graduates emigrated further afield in search of opportunities due to the economic strife being experienced at home. Monica Epifanio, a senior QC associate in microbiology at Amgen, can relate to…
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AOL/Time Warner merger conditions are a template for disastrous tech policy

Senator Mark Warner has proposed 20 policy prescriptions for bringing “big tech” to heel. The proposals — which run the gamut from policing foreign advertising on social networks to regulating feared competitive harms — provide much interesting material for Congress to consider. On the positive side, Senator Warner introduces the idea that online platforms may…
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