Author: Enrique Garcia

Back on track, hopefully

Well, I’ve finally gotten my program back on track, it seems. The house’s breaker box is now in order and thanks to exposure to someone with Covid-19, I’m now self-quarantining until I get my test results back, giving me extra time to work on the program since I’m not able to go to my day […]
20 Dec, 2020

More big delays

Just when I thought I was turning the corner, another major setback; the house I live in has been having electrical problems, which started out with annoying voltage drops (lights flickering, device brownouts), and eventually graduated to blown-out circuit breakers. I’m not sure if the breaker panel is just that old or what but the […]
3 Dec, 2020

I should know better but I don’t

Just when I thought things had settled down, two more major changes are now underway. First, recent download problems of the price data have resulted in my being guided toward a better download solution, but one which will require me to once again rewrite a good portion of my download code. Hopefully this will be […]
28 Nov, 2020

Has my program been saved already??

I may have been prematurely pessimistic in my post last night! It seems that the problem that was causing my inconsistent results wasn’t variable or adjusted settings, but rather a carry over from old code. Previously, I was analyzing prices as my info was populated, and now I populate my pricing data first, then analyze […]
27 Nov, 2020

I spoke too soon!

It seems my questionable enthusiasm in my last post was warranted; after a whole week of live testing, I’ve encountered a major problem, one that’s seriously gumming up the works. I had begun working on a front-end for my program, one that would both output all the day’s buys and sells, as well as more […]
21 Nov, 2020

So close, I can taste it!

The endgame is nigh! Well, the first endgame, anyways. If you know programming/coding, then you know you’re never really finished, there will always be bugs to squish and code to optimize or functions to update. But the first major “release” of my program is so damn close, I can taste it 😀 BTW, I’m not […]
15 Nov, 2020

That thing where real life gets in the way

So I’ve neglected my duties of conquering the stock market with my little project. Since around mid-October, I’ve been having some long-overdue dental work done. Long story short, I need a lot of work done, which is being spread out over the next 2-3 months. Because of this, I’ve fallen behind on my project as […]
22 Oct, 2020

The neverending process of programming something

The struggle continues! Despite my previously posted hope that I’d be trading soon (at the very least, paper trading), things have continued to pop up that need dealing with. At first the issue was that I kept adding or changing things to make them better and more efficient. As I was adding more and more […]
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, […]