Check out our new course which covers the basics on financial trading, and gives you an overview of how to use quantstrat to build signal-based trading strategies in R.
Oct 2016 · 2 min read
Our new Financial Trading in R course is here! Learn from Ilya Kipnis, a professional quantitative analyst and co-author of Introduction to Quantitative Trading With R. Master the basics of financial trading, and learn how to use quantstrat to build signal-based trading strategies in R!
Financial Trading in R features 66 interactive exercises that combine high-quality video, in-browser coding, and gamification for an engaging, effective learning experience.
What you'll learn
Ilya Kipnis will teach you the basics of financial trading and give you an overview of how to use quantstrat to build signal-based trading strategies in R. In the first chapter, you will be introduced to trading basics including momentum and oscillation trading.
The next chapter dives into quantstrat strategies by covering a series of functions that deal with initializing a time zone, currency, the instruments you'll be working with, along with quantstrat's various frameworks that will allow it to perform analytics.
In the third chapter, you'll learn all about indicators, which are crucial to your trading strategy. The fourth chapter covers signals -interactions of market data with indicators, or indicators with other indicators. There are four types of signals in quantstrat and this chapter covers them all. The fifth chapter will cover basic primer on rules, and how to enter and exit positions. Lastly, the final chapter teaches you how to run and analyze your strategy. Ready to take the course?