tag: trading

Technical Indicators

13 Oct, 2019 - 2 minutes
Stock market data is usually prices for a particular stock. For each epoch of time, the max, min, volume of trade, and final price for the day is listed. An adjusted price may be listed at extra charge (accounting for stock splits). More information can be derived from these prices through the use of technical indicators (TI). TIs are measures to describe the trading activity of a security. The following are examples of properties TIs measure:

Choosing a source of market data

9 Oct, 2019 - 1 minutes
I just took a class on machine learning for trading and now I'm itching to set up my own algorithms and make bank. The first problem I need to solve is getting data. My choices are: Quandl $30 a month for US equities data Alpaca.markets open brokerage account, get free data commision free trading for stock and etf Interactive Brokers open brokerage account, get free data commision free trading for stock and etf (see IBKR lite) AlphaVantage free data on stocks, forex, TIs rate limit 5 api calls a minute, max 500 calls a day I'm going to go with alpaca.