FAQ

Q: Is this course up to date?

A: The latest major update was done in 2016, when the course material was extended and updated to Python 3 version.  Currently I'm working on a completely reworked version that will be released somewhere in 2017. Of course current subscribers will get access to the new version.

Q. How much does this course cost?
A.
Course fee is $95 or €90

Q. Is this course content heavy? (i.e. assignments' deadlines, coding, reading materials, etc)

A. There are no deadlines, you can do the course on your own pace. Four weeks should be enough to complete first three parts of the course based on 16 hr/week study. The last part is more complex and will require different amounts of time depending on your programming experience. There will be video and/or reading material with example code. Take your time to understand the code and use the concepts for your own tasks.

Q. Will you be going through some trading strategies?
A. Yes, several typical trading strategies will be used as examples. We will take a look at a moving averages (momentum), mean reversion and pairs trading.

Q: What  is included?

A: Below is a full list of included notebooks

twp_01_IPython_Notebook
twp_02_Leveraged_etfs
twp_03_Working_with_modules
twp_203_Building_a_stock_database
twp_204_Stock_screener
twp_201_Day_seasonality
twp_202_Reading_csv_files
twp_302c_backtesting-moving averages
twp_306_Volatility trading
twp_302b_backtesting
twp_304_xlp_strategy
twp_308_trading_VXX_with_nearest_neighbors
twp_303_permanent_portfolio
twp_305_spread_trading_strategy
twp_301 Performance metrics
twp_307_leveraged_etfs_ytd
twp_302_moving_averages_strat

Next to that, there are several examples on integrating with Interactive Brokers API

 

Q. Will the presented strategies be profitable in real trading?
A. Most probably not. Many will not be even profitable in backtest. The goal of the course is to learn how to develop your own strategies.

Q. Will there be some form of (after course) support?
A. Currently the course is offered without support, but arranging extra support is possible. Please contact me for details.

 

Q. Could you write an example for my trading strategy or something not included in the course material?
A. Only if you subscribed to a supported version of the course.

Q.I have coded this strategy and it runs without errors. Still I'm unsure that all calculations are correct. Could you verify my code for correctness?
A. Unfortunately this is a very difficult task, involving understanding and repeating all calculations step-by-step, which is essentially the same as rewriting the code from scratch. This is beyond the scope of course related support.

Q. Can I download and keep the course materials? (i.e. notes, video lectures, codes, etc.)
A. Yes you can keep everything. You will also have lifetime access to the course material on the site. A kind request to keep the premium content for your own use.

Q. Is there anything you can suggest that I do in order to maximize the learning benefits?
A. I believe that learning by doing is the most effective way. Decide on what your own applications are going to be (building a database, backtesting an idea, getting data from the web etc.) and reserve enough time for experimenting.