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Quantitative Trading Strategies with R

A step-by-step approach to building solid quantitative trading strategies using R

Quantitative and algorithmic trading now accounts for over one-third of all trading across financial markets in the world. This course is created with the objective of teaching retail traders and professional quants traders about how to build and execute their own quantitative trading strategies. The primary focus of this course is on understanding the process of designing a successful trading strategy and learning to use R for statistical modeling and analysis of financial data, building a trading strategy, and then backtesting and risk management of the trading strategy.

You will learn about how to setup a strategy using the R quantstrat package. The course provides complete working and setup of the strategy using quantstrat, including identifying and setting up indicators, creating signals based on these indicators, outlining the trading rules, and backtesting and risk management of the strategy.


What you will learn?

  • Understand the fundamentals of quantitative trading strategies and how traders build strategies in the real world.
  • Explore various types of quantitative trading strategies such as momentum strategies, mean-reversion strategies, and market making strategies.
  • Steps to build and backtest a successful quantitatitve trading strategy with focus on risk management
  • Download financial data from multiple sources and analyze it using the quantmod library
  • Exploratory data analysis including statistics and charting using the quantmod and ggplot2 library
  • Learn how to build and backtest a trading strategy using the quantstrat package
  • Evaluate a strategy using trading statistics, performance metrics and risk management metrics
  • Calculate main trading statistics such as net trading profit and loss, gross profit, gross loss, profit ratio, maximum drawdown, maximum drawdown and equity curve.
  • Measure important performance metrics such as cumulative returns, annualized returns, annualized Sharpe ratio, and Calmar ratio.
  • Estimate key risk management metrics such as annualized standard deviation, maximum drawdown, and value at risk.
  • Evaluate the strategy based on these statistics and charts and then optimize your strategy based on insights.

What's Included

  • Detailed concepts and explanations about each topic
  • Step-by-step instructions along with complete R code to build and execute the trading strategies
  • Three end-to-end case studies that take you through building a trading strategy and then backtest it and measure performance
  • Complete downloadable R code for all the three case studies

Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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