QuantZilla Basics - Nov 2020 Edition

Everything you need to know about Amibroker AFL Programming and Trading Strategies

What is QuantZilla?

QuantZilla is a immersive mentor-ship program on designing trading systems, converting trading ideas into indicators and trading strategies, automating the trading systems.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to this course. You can do this course if you have never coded or haven't seen a console window. The learning curve is steep since you are learning a programming language and its usage in financial markets. It is recommended that you show commitment towards learning to gain most out of the course.

Quantzilla - Module 1 - Introduction to Quantitative Trading Development Platforms

1)Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
2)Investing Vs Trading
3)Quantitative Trading Systems
4)Trading System Development
5)Introduction to Amibroker
6)Features of Amibroker & Datafeed
7)How to Scan in Amibroker
8)How to Explore in Amibroker
9)How to Backtest in Amibroker

Quantzilla - Module 2 - Introduction to Amibroker AFL Coding Development and Basic Amibroker Functions


1)Basics of Amibroker AFL Programming.
2)Understanding AFL Editor & Code Snippets
3)Amibroker identifiers, constants, operators
4)Amibroker Built-in Functions (Plot, PlotShape, LastValue, Cross, EMA)
5)How to Plot Trading Signals

Quantzilla - Module 3 - Building Scanners and Exploration for Trading & Investing Opportunities

Building Simple Scanners (Exploration)
Understanding Filter Variable, Addcolumn function, Addtextcolumn function
Customizing Scanners & Formatting Scanner output
Real-time Scanners
Difference between IIF, WriteIF, IF functions
How to Write Nested IIF Functions
Live Examples on Exploration (Live Coding)
How to compare Current data with past datasets

Quantzilla - Module 4 - Understanding Trading System Development Functions

Where to Get the Complete list of Amibroker Built-in Functions Understanding Valuewhen Function
Understanding Barssince Function
Understanding HHV, LLV, Highest, Lowest, Highestsince, LowestSince Understanding Param Functions & Controls
Understanding Classical Indicators Built-in Functions (MACD, Bollinger, ATR, CCI..etc)
Understanding Exrem Function
Building Simple Donchian Channel Breakout Strategy


Quantzilla - Module 5 - Strategy Creation and Portfolio Backtesting

Building Your First Trading Strategy
Understanding Basic Building blocks in a trading strategy
Backtesting your trading strategy
Portfolio level backtesting
Backtesting Ema Crossover, Supertrend Trading System
Backtesting Vlintra V5 – Nifty & Bank Nifty 5min trend following system


Quantzilla - Module 6 - Measuring Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Metrics

CAGR Overview
Equity Curve and Drawdown
Maximum Drawdown and CAR/MDD
Risk-Adjusted Return
Sharp Ratio and Sortino Ratio
Payoff and Profit Factor
Recovery Factor
K-Ratio

Quantzilla - Module 7 - Creating Intraday Trading Strategies and End of Candle Execution Trading Strategies


Different Backtesting modes available in Amibroker
Creating your Backtesting Template
Applying Stops and Targets to your Trading Strategy
Building First Intraday Trading Strategy
Building End of the Candle Execution Strategies
Basic optimization techniques

Quantzilla - Module 8 - Creating Intra-Bar Execution Strategies and Multi Timeframe Functions

Building Non-Repainting Strategies
Building Intra-Bar Execution Strategies (Limit Order)
Understanding Multi timeframe Functions

Quantzilla - Module 9 - How to Send Trade Alerts in Amibroker

How to Send Alerts to Output Window
How to Send Voice Alert
How to Send Sound Alert
How to Send Popup Alert
How to Send Alerts to Smartphones using Push Bullet
How to use AlertIF, Say, PopupWindow, SendEmail, Play sound function
How to Configure Gmail SMTP and How to Install SSL Addon tool for sending Email Alerts using Amibroker
How to use ParamTrigger & Param Toggle Function and what are the core differences between the two.
How to use Javascript, VB Script inside Amibroker AFL

Quantzilla - Module 9 - Introduction to Optimization, Smart Optimization, Walk Forward Testing & Monte Carlo

What is Optimization? and How to Perform Optimization?
Exhaustive Optimization Vs Smart Optimization
Smart Optimizers SPSO, TRIBES, CMA-ES
What is Curve Fitting and How to Avoid Curve Fitting
What is Walk Forward Testing? and the Importance of Walk Forward Testing
Monte-Carlo simulation for Strategy Validation
Importance of Slippage Handling and other Transaction Cost Analysis

Quantzilla - Module 10 - Introduction to API, Automated Trading & How to Send Automated Orders

What is API?
How to Create API from Algomojo
What is Algomojo (Web Based Algo Trading Platform)
How to send Automated Orders using Broker API
How the Orders form Amibroker is sent via Broker API to Exchange
Amibroker Configuration Settings for Automated Trading
Video Links to Learn more about Algomojo Free API


Quantzilla - Module 11 – Introduction to GFX Functions and Designing Trading Dashboards

Amibroker Low-Level GFX Functions
How to use the Set the font, Set the GFX background mode
How to use GFX Pen, Brush
How to understand co-ordinates
How to draw a Dashboard with Profit and Loss
Difference between Last value and Selected Value Function
Using the Status function to retrieve the pixel width and height
Difference between Barcount and Barindex
What is Quick AFL? How to turn off Quick AFL
How to use advance looping
How to plot trailing stop using the Advance loop method


Quantzilla - Module 11 – Introduction to Advancelooping

Introduction to Advanced Looping
How to use Advance looping to plot Supertrend
Different Phases & Flags used in Advance looping to plot the Supertrend trailing stoploss

Quantzilla - Module 12 – Stoploss and Target Handling

How to apply stop loss, profit target, N-Bar stop, Trailing Stop in Amibroker using Backtester Settings
How to use Applystop Function in Amibroker (Types, Modes of Stoploss)
How to plot initial stoploss

Quantzilla - Module 13 – How to Debug in Amibroker and File Operations?

How to apply trace & tracef functions
How to use Amibroker AFL Debugger
Debugging Settings, Settings Breakpoints & Watching Variables
File Operations in Amibroker
Reading CSV,TXT files data using Amibroker
Exporting CSV,TXT files data from Amibroker Database


Quantzilla - Module 14 – File Operations and How to Backtest Pair Trading Strategies

How to Backtest Pair Trading Strategies in Amibroker
Introduction to Correlation & Co-Integration Functions
Unit Root Testing
Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) Test


Quantzilla - Module 15 – How to backtest multi legged option strategies

What are the challenged faced while coding multi-strike options backtesting
What are the solutions to fix multi-strike options backtesting
Sample code walkthrough and how to create a template for Multi-Strike Options Backtesting
How to Create a Portfolio of Symbols for Options Backtesting
Ideas to implement the backtesting for multiple years of Options data


Your Instructor


Rajandran R
Rajandran R

Rajandran is a Full time trader and founder of Marketcalls & Co-Founder of Traderscafe, trades mostly using discretionary Trading Concepts like Market Profile, Orderflow, Trading sentimental analysis, building timing models, algorithmic trading models.

Now he instructs professional traders, full time traders & aspiring full time traders.

Rajandran attended college in the Chennai where he earned a BE in Electronics and Communications.

Rajandran has a broad understanding of trading softwares like Amibroker, Ninjatrader, Esignal, Metastock, Motivewave, Market Analyst(Optuma),Metatrader,Tradingivew,Python and understands individual needs of traders and investors utilizing a wide range of methodologies.


Course Curriculum


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Courses Included with Purchase



Practical Approach to Amibroker Scanners and Exploration
Everything you need to know about Amibroker Scanners and Exploration
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₹1,500
Practical Approach to Amibroker Backtesting
Everything you need to know about Backtesting , Optimization of Trading strategies using Amibroker
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₹2,500
Introduction to Algomojo - Algotrading Platform
Everything you need to know about Algomojo - Algotrading Platform
Rajandran R
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Things you need to know about Full Time Trading
Everything you need to know about Full Time Trading
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₹1,000
Ultimate Guide to Momentum Trading
Everything you need to know about Momentum Trading
Rajandran R

Original Price: ₹5,000


Frequently Asked Questions


When will I have access to the course content, including videos and strategies?
You will gain access to the entire course content including videos and strategies, as soon as you complete the payment and successfully enroll in the course.
Will I get a certificate at the completion of the course?
Yes, you will be awarded a certification of excellence after successfully completing the online learning units.
Is there any support available after I purchase the course?
Yes, you will be provided access to the lifetime Slack Community. Where you can ask your queries related to Trading System Design and Development.
Is the course downloadable?
Presentation material, AFL codes discussed in the Qunatzilla module will available for Download.
Is there a refund available?
We respect your time and hence, we offer concise but effective short-term courses created under professional guidance. We try to offer the most value within the shortest time. Once a purchase is made, we offer complete course content. We follow no refund policy.
What are the system requirements to do this course?
Fast-speed internet connection and a browser application are required for this course. For best experience, use Chrome.

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