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About George Pruitt
I just published the first book in my new series, Easing Into EasyLanguage. This first book is titled The Foundation Edition because it provides the new EasyLanguage programmer the "foundation" to build their trading algorithms upon. This edition provides professional advice on the TradeStation Development Environment, the basic building blocks of creating Strategies, PaintBars, ShowMes, and Functions. Different backtesting paradigms are discussed and examples are provided via the content in the book plus over four hours of video instruction. All resources for this book are available as usual on www.georgepruitt.com.
Note to purchasers of my latest Python book. Updated data for the Python System Back-Tester and TradingSimula-18 can be located at my website www.trendfollowingsystems.com. Updated versions of the software from these books can also be found there too. If I were new to "The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox", I would download all the code from the Wiley website and work with that version and then download the updated versions and databases from www.georgepruitt.com.
Want to learn trading system testing from scratch? Want to be up and running in less than five minutes? Then check my latest book out - Trend Following - A DIY Project - Batteries Included... I also have a new website www.trendfollowingsystems.com to support this book. Update August 2021 - I will be introducing a new version of TradingSimula-18 software in the next few weeks. I have refracted (simplified) the system programming module so there is a cleaner interface. TS-18 still relies on very few external libraries and can run within a few minutes of downloading the code as long as Python has already been installed
If you have purchased my latest book don't forget to sign up on www.georgepruitt.com to receive free updates. I have finalized version 2.0 of the Python System Back-Tester. This version adds more performance metrics and also allows the user to create portfolio files so multiple markets can be batched processed. I will make sure I provide an obvious link to the latest version on the website.
And now onto my bio:
I am George Pruitt and live in the mountains of western North Carolina with my lovely wife Leslie and our two children Brandon and Emily. I have a degree in Computer Science from my beloved UNC-Asheville. The synergy between trading and computer expert systems is ever increasing - I personally believe it is impossible to successfully trade without some form of system. For this reason I have written these two books (update: make that three books "The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox".) I wanted to show by example how to program in EasyLanguage, AmiBroker, VBA and Python. I hope you find these books valuable in your education - the systems are designed as platforms for further research.
Right now I am working on developing some longer term methodologies that will provide non correlation to other trend followers. With the recent market volatility I am also working on ways to filter out low probability trades without hurting the profit side of the equation too much. I just completed writing "The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox" where much of this research is included. Currently I am scrubbing the free commodity data from QUANDL's Chris Database and creating back adjusted continuous contracts. Check out my website for my progress. I have included data for the past 10+ years on 35+ commodity markets in my latest book offering.
Good luck and if you are interested check out my blog at www.georgepruitt.com. If you check my blog out you will find an initial write up on the Turtle system and other helpful hints when it comes to TradeStation. I plan on posting several times through the year with new ideas, neat programs and solutions to rather difficult trading schemes.
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Even if you want to start developing intra-day systems, you should start with the Foundation Edition to build a solid knowledgebase of EasyLanguage. Before you can learn Calculus you must go through Algebra first. The second book in this series will cover everything you want or need to know to test minute bars.
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Giving voice to the question on every trader and investor's lips, the book asks, "How can we build a trading system that will be paramount for our increasingly stressed markets?" The answer? Establish mechanical trading systems that remove human emotion from the equation and form the cornerstone of a complete trading plan and with greater agility, characteristics that are more important than ever given the kinetic pace of the markets.
- Presents an all-new strategy for trading systems that will show traders how to create systems that will work in the twenty first century
- Expert advice from highly respected trading authority, George Pruitt
- Includes a new website featuring updated TradeStation code and shows how to use the world's best investment software platform to develop and utilize trading systems that really work
Once again paving the way for traders who want to adapt to their environment, Building Winning Trading Systems, Second Edition combines expertise in indicator design and system building in one indispensable volume.
The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox is the complete package savvy investors have been looking for. An integration of explanation and tutorial, this guide takes you from utter novice to out-the-door trading solution as you learn the tools and techniques of the trade. You'll explore the broad spectrum of today's technological offerings, and use several to develop trading ideas using the provided source code and the author's own library, and get practical advice on popular software packages including TradeStation, TradersStudio, MultiCharts, Excel, and more. You'll stop making repetitive mistakes as you learn to recognize which paths you should not go down, and you'll discover that you don't need to be a programmer to take advantage of the latest technology. The companion website provides up-to-date TradeStation code, Excel spreadsheets, and instructional video, and gives you access to the author himself to help you interpret and implement the included algorithms.
Algorithmic system trading isn't really all that new, but the technology that lets you program, evaluate, and implement trading ideas is rapidly evolving. This book helps you take advantage of these new capabilities to develop the trading solution you've been looking for.
- Exploit trading technology without a computer science degree
- Evaluate different trading systems' strengths and weaknesses
- Stop making the same trading mistakes over and over again
- Develop a complete trading solution using provided source code and libraries
New technology has enabled the average trader to easily implement their ideas at very low cost, breathing new life into systems that were once not viable. If you're ready to take advantage of the new trading environment but don't know where to start, The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox will help you get on board quickly and easily.
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The Ultimate Trading Guide is your chance to get what every trader wants, but few have: the know-how to develop and correctly use a logic-based, reliable, and profitable methodology for successful buying and selling-now. In this complete tutorial, one of today's most respected analysts and his partners provide you with all you need to know to develop an original, computerized system that works for you.
"Can you make money trading the markets with a system? You bet, and this is the book that shows how it's done, based on decades of research and actual trading."-Larry Williams, Author, Day Trade Futures Online and Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading
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"John Hill, George Pruitt, and Lundy Hill are the acknowledged masters in the design and development of mechanical trading systems. So it's no surprise The Ultimate Trading Guide gets my highest recommendation for those interested in the mechanized trading of stocks and futures." -Gary Smith, Author, How I Trade for a Living
"A well-written and thoroughly enjoyable book. It is filled with refreshingly new ways of looking at the market, combined with valuable perceptions that can only come from John Hill's years of experience and the ability to see the big picture. My congratulations to John for his tenacity in delivering Futures Truth." -Perry Kaufman, Author, Trading Systems and Methods, President, Strategic Market Systems