Black Algo Trading: Build Your Trading Robot
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Most Popular Trading (and Algorithmic Trading Course) on Udemy with over 18,000 students!
This course is the first part of a 5 part mega course. Scroll down to see the full list of Chapters.
Course last updated on August 2017!
Huh? What is a Trading Robot?
A Trading Robot a set of programming code that analyse and trade the market on its own. Trading Robots allow you to trade the markets without human intervention!
What does this course offer?
This course teaches the insider knowledge to designing, testing and coding long term profitable robots. We do NOT promise that you will strike it rich overnight. We do not make ridiculous claims (like those you see in newspapers and online ads) that you will make $3722 every night.
This course WILL, however, offer you the years of experience we have in building Robots. You will understand the pitfalls and keys to success to design great robots. You will avoid the hundreds of mistakes we made in our journey.
This course does not only teach programming. Programming is just the tool we use to execute our ideas. The main essence of the course is the design theories behind the Trading Robots. These theories and knowledge come from years of industry practice.
At the end of the day you will acquire the ability to generate a trading idea, code the idea (within 1hour), test the idea, see the strength and flaws in the idea, improve and finally execute the idea.
Chapters – Full List (These are Sections NOT Lectures!)
Here’s What You Are In For!
Programming Basics 1: Variables and Conditional
Robot 1: Adeline – Our First Robot!
Uncommon Common Sense. Design Effective And Logical Robots
Garbage In, Garbage Out. Understanding Data
Programming Basics 2: Loops
Robot 2: Belinda – Utilising Volatility!
To Buy Big or Small? Position Sizing and Money Management
Robot 2A: Belinda Upgraded (No Gambler’s Ruin for Me!)
Where To Start? Idea Generation and Expectations
Programming Basics 3: Functions, Time and Self-Learning
Relevant Statistics 101!
Validating Your Robot: Backtesting!
Programming Basics 4: Arrays And Indicators
Robot 3: Clarissa
What A Mess – Managing Trades, Orders and Positions
Robot 4: Desiree
Design Theories – Improving Robots By Manipulating Time, Entries and Exits
Add A Twist To Your Orders – Advance Order Management
Robot 5: Desiree 2.0
Buff Up Your Robot Responsibly – Optimisation Without Curve Fitting
Recap of What We Learnt
Perfect Your Bet Sizing – Advanced Position Sizing Methods
Robot 6: Elizabeth
Programming Basics 5: Clean Up Your Codes! Simple Is Fast!
Garbage In, Garbage Out Again. Advanced Data Cleaning (Part 1)
Excel VBA – Using Excel Magic to Improve Our Trading
Garbage In, Garbage Out Again. Advanced Data Cleaning (Part 2)
I Like Colours And Shapes – Adding Graphics
Robot 7: Faye
Try And Try Again – Monte Carlo And Applications
Not Rocket Science – Understanding Market Behaviour
Breaking It Down – Testing Inefficiencies and Robots Separately
Recap of What We Learnt
Looking Outwards – Trading on External Events
Robot 8: Grace
Understanding Performance – High Returns Are Meaningless!
When Robots Fail – How, Why And Is It My Fault?
Robot 9: Haley
Walking Forward – Advanced Optimisation
Let’s Academise This! – Advanced Statistics And Econometrics
Robot 10: Iris
I Want Numbers! – Quantifying Market Behaviour
Ring Ring! Notify Yourself When Something Goes Wrong (Or Right)
Robot 10A: Iris 2.0
Recap of What We Learnt
Looking To The Future! – Advanced Optimisation 2.0
Time For Equities, Commodities And Bonds
Everything is Relative – Relative Value Strategies
Robot 11: Judy
Many Robots One System – Running A Portfolio Of Robots
Robot 12: Kate
Cash Is King! – Running Robots With Real Money
Watch Her Well – Monitoring Your Robot(s)
Buy This Robot, It Makes 100% A Month! – Evaluating Commercial Robots
Skynet – Robots That Think For Themselves
Robot 13: Lynda (Skynet)
Note: This list may be subject to change.
Frequently Asked Questions
// I’m a complete beginner. Is this course suitable for me?
Yes, this course is designed for beginners. The course is prepared in a progressive manner. It entails a graphical, step-by-step approach with minimal technical jargon.
But of course, you will need to put in more effort than someone with a stronger background to master the content.
// I can’t code! Is this course suitable for me?
Yes, this course is designed for those who are new at programming. We have a 24/7 support channel to assist you with coding issues!
// I can code! Is this course suitable for me?
If you can code MQL4, you can probably skip the coding lectures. The value you gain will come mainly from the lectures on Robot Design and Market Theories.
// What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact Udemy in the first 30 days and they will give you a full refund. No questions asked.
// This is a Forex course?
No, it is not. Think of it as a general algorithmic trading course. The course content is not specific to any asset class. However, we use forex for most of our examples initially as it is beginner friendly. In the later chapters (of the later courses), we will talk about other asset classes.
// How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.
About the Course
Free: All software and data used are free! All robot testing and trading done in this course are done using virtual money!
Unconditional 30 days money-back guarantee – You have absolutely nothing to lose
Full lifetime access!
Access to all future lectures. Over 30 sections (150 lectures) to be added in the coming months. (Note that Course Price will rise as more sections are added)
24/7 access to Luke Code Support (LCS). LCS is an email conduit where you can ask for help for any programming issues.
Who is the target audience?
Those entering the workforce soon and want to explore their options
Those wanting to endeavour into trading as a side-job
Those wanting a guide who is on stand-by to assist them
Those in mid or quarter-life crises
Young adult and teens looking to trading as a career
Those looking to switch career and want to get up to date with algorithmic trading
Those wanting to understand advanced algorithmic trading and are looking for a starting point
Those looking for an interesting hobby
Who should not take this course: Those wanting to learn about High Frequency Trading. This course focuses on Low Frequency Trading
Who should NOT take this course: Those wanting a secret recipe to strike it rich overnight