Author: Enrique Garcia

17 Sep, 2020

Hoping for live trading soon!

I’ve been working on my code like a dog this whole time and have made some major progress recently. One major change is to the “decision making” part of the code, the one that decides whether or not to execute a trade. Before, it was a large series of “triggers”, a bunch of if/else statements […]
6 Sep, 2020

“Unaccounted For” and the Lack of Logic in the Market

Last week highlights one of the big problems with combining swing trading and computers; sudden, “unaccounted for” changes, i.e. “corrections”. There’s no way to predict how people will react to news, across the board. Sure, if a company posts earnings above expectations, the stock will go up. If politics sour between the US and China, […]
30 Aug, 2020

Hit and miss coding

As I mentioned previously, I’m not an expert coder or programmer. I’m almost entirely self-taught, what I haven’t learned on my own I’ve learned via more experienced friends that I bug all the time. I use what I like to call “brute force” programming, that is, while I may be able to get my code […]
25 Aug, 2020

A few more random insights

As I manually gather more data for my program to digest, I come across some interesting bits that I hope will help me either be a smarter trader overall, or help me come up with new ideas to put into the program. For now, though, it’s just interesting information that fill up my brain with. […]
24 Aug, 2020

Some technical insight into my program

I haven’t explained much about what my program is actually doing (or attempting to do, rather), so I think now would be a good time to do so, if only for posterity. I’m by no means an expert programmer or stock trader; my highest hopes right now is for this to generate me some extra […]
21 Aug, 2020

Let’s try this again

Welp, let’s face facts: we’re in a recession. Sure, the markets are pretty much where they were before the Great Stay At Home Order of 2020, but let’s be real: it’s all artificially-propped up. It shouldn’t be where it is, what with unemployment at record highs and businesses closing left and right. So obviously… I […]
22 Sep, 2018

Do I know what I’m doing? There’s a 33% chance I do

As I mentioned elsewhere, in my free time I’m working on a PHP-based program to analyze the stock market and choose which stocks to trade. The idea being to run a basic trading method against all stocks, rank them based on results and success and then buy one of the top results the program spits out […]
19 Jun, 2018

My attempt to conquer the stock market

A few years ago, I made a rather bold and interesting dive into the stock market. I had only a layman’s knowledge of the stock market, what it was and how it worked. I had no idea what it took to actually own stock in a company, the different types of accounts available, etc. So […]