How a Chartered Accountant learned Python to automate his trading

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From being a Manual trader, Yoginder entered a new and advanced model of trading i.e. Automated Trading. But he wanted to get his basics cleared. Coming from a non-technical background his search led to pursuing Python for Trading.

Here is Yoginder, sharing his journey.

Hi! I am Yoginder Singh, from India. I am a Chartered Accountant by profession and currently doing my own practice.

I have been trading actively since 2018 in the derivatives asset class. I apply a lot of option strategies that are based on the volatility index of India.

During my trading journey, I got to know that a lot of the work can be automated through python and seeing the potential in it, I decided to take up some courses and learn more about python and Algorithmic trading as a whole.

While I was looking for online learning resources for the same, I came across Quantra. Since I don't have past experience in programming, I enrolled in the ‘Python for Trading: Basic’ course. I had a very good experience learning from this course. I learned about importing the data, plotting graphs etc. but at the same time, realized that the learning journey is long and needs a lot of practice.

The course had many practice exercises, which helped me get better at python. I was able to do most of these exercises by myself. The Jupyter notebooks were the most useful tool, in the course. The notebooks contain pre-written codes along with explanations, where one can change the parameters and results on the go. This is a unique point about Quantra.

All in all, I look forward to doing more courses in the future, while simultaneously learning and practicing python.

It’s wonderful knowing that someone coming from a completely different background and with your experience in trading, wants to constantly explore new areas in this field, Yoginder. We’re sure you’ll avail the countless benefits that Quantra provides for your learning. Best wishes!

Quantra is home to multiple courses that delve deep into leveraging different Python strategies in your trading. Be sure to check them all out. Enroll now!

Disclaimer: In order to assist individuals who are considering pursuing a career in algorithmic and quantitative trading, this success story has been collated based on the personal experiences of a student from Quantra. Success stories are for illustrative purposes only and are not meant to be used for investment purposes. The results achieved post completion of the Quantra course(s) may not be uniform for all individuals.

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