Category: Investing News

Algo Trading News Headlines 8/29/2018

Brazilian crypto trading platform hacked, over 264000 user data leaked (www.coingeek.com) Portal do Bitcoin reported that the hack was initially brought to light through a YouTube video posted by Investimentos Digitais. A total of 14,500 accounts containing a total of 5,813 BTC, currently worth about $40 million, were reportedly affected by the security breach. Photo…
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Algo Trading News Headlines 8/27/2018

Trading Places — Lines Blurred Between Traders And Programmers (seekingalpha.com) The recent WSJ article focused upon details from Adam Korn, a 16-year veteran at Goldman. He stated that success today depends less on trusting one’s gut, rather much of a trader’s job is embedded in the computer code or algorithms, which do much of the work now.…
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Algo Trading News Headlines 8/23/2018

Barclays hires AI specialist from Goldman intrading revamp (www.fnlondon.com) The hire is another sign of Barclays’ intent to ensure its markets business can compete with rivals in the City and on Wall Street, which are increasingly turning to new technologies to improve performance and cut costs. Photo by Cristofer Jeschke on Unsplash No Quant Is Safe as…
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Python Notebook Research to Replicate ETF Using Free Data

ETF is one of the great investment products in the last decade, and it has allowed so many people to gain the exposure to the wide range of assets easily at low cost. It is easy to buy a share of ETF without knowing what’s in there, but as a tech-savvy guy yourself, you may…
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Algo Trading News Headlines 8/22/2018

Wall Street Erases the Line Between Its Jocks and Nerds (www.wsj.com) There used to be a strict hierarchy: Traders made money and won glory while programmers wrote code and stayed out of sight. Those days are over. Meet the straders. Part risk-taking trader and part computer-whiz “strategist,” they are prowling the halls at Goldman Sachs…
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Algo Trading News Headlines 8/17/2018

Startup Raises $23 Million To Make Crypto Trades Faster And Stealthier (www.forbes.com) Silicon Valley-based cryptocurrency trading platform Sfox has raised $23 million in new investment, led by venture firms Tribe Capital and Social Capital. The 20-person startup aims to help investors make large trades by routing their orders to multiple places, enabling faster execution and…
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Algo Trading News Headlines 8/15/2018

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Strengthen Algo Trading Units With New Hires (www.financemagnates.com) Algo trading has been an important component for many banks in recent months, with the latest hires possibly portending a drying up of supply to meet a growing demand. In any scenario, banks have been quickly scooping up top-tier talent in the algo trading…
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Comparing 3 Different Types of Neural Network Architectures in Finance – Intro into Machine Learning for Finance (Part 3)

When working on a machine learning task, the network architecture and the training method are the two key factors to turning a set of data-points into a functional model. But where should different training methods be applied? How do they work? And which is “best”? In this post, we list up three types of training…
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Algo Trading News Headlines 8/10/2018

Is making money from forex an easy or a difficult thing? (www.thesouthafrican.com) Automated trading helps to put a trading plan into action without any participation, with the help of technologies. Automated trading minimizes the influence of your emotions. The advantage of this is that a trader doesn’t need to go deep into strategies and platform…
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Forecasting Market Movements Using Tensorflow – Intro into Machine Learning for Finance (Part 2)

Multi-Layer Perceptron for Classification Is it possible to create a neural network for predicting daily market movements from a set of standard trading indicators? In this post we’ll be looking at a simple model using Tensorflow to create a framework for testing and development, along with some preliminary results and suggested improvements. Photo by jesse…
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