Tag: programming

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]