Category: General

General posts about markets

Download tickers from many sources

Whenever you cook, do you use one ingredient? You could do, but the results are going to be pretty bland. A burger, without bread, or a patty, is a bit of a non-starter. It’s all about finding the right mix of ingredients and then cooking up a storm (if you’ll excuse the pun). Analysing financial markets…

Crypto and quant trading

There’s probably something innately human about wanting to be right about a prediction. If I get a burger, I especially hope that it’ll be a fantastic burger. Sometimes it is, and I feel a sense of vindication. Other times, maybe not. The downside isn’t exactly a big deal, just a lousy meal, and hopefully, they’ll…

Data scientists and coding

Data scientists code. There’s nothing controversial about this statement. Without coding you’d be limited to the types of tools you can use to analyze data, such as Excel. However, with coding we have access to libraries like pandas to work with time series, scikit-learn to do machine learning and so on, to build models. In…

Mind the gap risk

Financial markets are not generally open continually. Cryptocurrency markets by contrast, are open all the time. If you want to trade Bitcoin over the weekend you can. There are also various weekend markets on some smaller platforms, where you can speculate on assets like Dow Jones. If a market is closed and a big market…