January 24, 2022
KuCoin and FTX Integrations, 500 Stars, Discord AMA Event
Good morning! We hope everyone has had a great weekend. With $1.17 trillion wiped from the crypto market, maybe there were some algorithms out there that predicted the major sell-off. Over on our side, many things have begun to pick up speed, as we just wrapped up an amazing week with Z Fellows.
January 22, 2022
How to Build a Crypto Price Monitoring Discord Bot
This article is a continuation of a previous piece on using Blankly Connect to help create community trading bots. So, if you haven't had a chance to read that yet, I'd highly recommend doing so as it will help you in catching up to speed with what will be discussed in this article.
January 20, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Use a No-Code Trading Platform
There’s a huge buzz in the market nowadays that “anyone can make money” in the markets. True, it’s gotten so much easier, and with the advent of technologies of all alike, it sure has hell has made investing and opportunities in the market so much more formidable
January 11, 2022
Blankly Platform Early Demo, New Blog Page, Youtube Channel Launch
2022 is getting started underway, and it’s an exciting start for us here at Blankly. Development has been steady on both the package and platform, everyone is working hard on writing helpful articles and blog posts, and things are in line with our plans moving forward into the new year. Thank you for all your support, and enjoy!
January 7, 2022
Trading Algos - 5 Key Backtesting Metrics and How to Implement Them
Performance metrics are key to building better strategies and screeners. Whether it's analyzing a single strategy or a portfolio of strategies, fundamentally you are making trades, assuming costs and risks, and making a return on your investment. Let's see how some of these metrics and how to implement them in practice.
January 6, 2022
Using Blankly with Jupyter Notebooks — Golden Cross
By allowing users to easily pick and select which cells to run, users can modularize their code development and easily focus on the parts that need more attention. That's why Blankly easily supports jupyter notebooks out of the box.
January 6, 2022
An Honest Comparison of VS Code vs JetBrains - 5 Points
After coding in VS Code for over five years, it might seem strange as to why I decided to switch my primary (and honestly only IDE) I had been using up to this point. Here are some of the reasons that helped influence my decision to switch
January 5, 2022
How I Like to Forecast Stock Price
I used to value stocks with a discounted cash flow model. I stopped doing so because slight changes in the discount rate can completely change the valuation of a stock. These days, I try to value stocks based on their earnings growth with some sort of end multiple.
January 4, 2022
Build Better Algorithms: Three Backtesting Pitfalls to Avoid
In order to understand how well our algorithms will perform in the future, we need to look at how they would have performed in the past. This is backtesting. The process seems easy, but there are many ways it could go wrong.
January 3, 2022
Keep Transaction Costs In Mind!
Every time your trading strategy buys or shorts a security, it incurs a cost. This cost could be a brokerage fee, driving the bid-ask spread, or even delays in the time your program takes to send an order to your brokerage and the time the order is executed...
January 3, 2022
The Terms of Quants
There are so many terms that go around when describing the quant world that it often makes it difficult to fully understand what’s going on or what quants really do. Here’s a couple we’ve found to better understand positions in the quant industry.
January 2, 2022
Build Better Algorithms: Backtesting 101
For all quantitative traders, whether you are just starting out or have years of industry experience, backtesting can make or break your strategy’s profits. In this article, we will go over some of the key pitfalls of backtesting, as well as the metrics to keep an eye out for when you backtest your own models.
January 1, 2022
Blankly’s New Year's Resolutions
Hey there Blankly Community. It’s Brandon here to talk a little bit more about what we have in store for Blankly and some of the resolutions that we are making as a company. It’s been a wild 2021. With everyone battling COVID-19 in the workplace, life has been full of its ups and downs...
December 29, 2021
How To Add A Community Trading Bot on Discord
At Blankly, we pride ourselves not just for the product that we are building, but also towards cultivating a community of quant enthusiasts which no one else is doing in this field right now. We identified a critical void that many Discord servers currently suffer from: low member engagement.
December 27, 2021
My First Week as a Blankly Developer
Just a little blog post detailing what I've learned about the team since joining from week 1. It's been a lot of fun, a lot of grinding, but super exciting stuff. I can't wait to see where Blankly goes.