Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae of George Preston Pruitt

Author · Editor · Researcher ·  Programmer

16 W. Turkey Paw Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28739
george.p.pruitt@gmail.com
website: www.georgepruitt.com
Amazon author page: amazon.com/author/georgepruitt
twitter: twitter.com/georgepruitt

Always searching for synergistic fit with companies that allow 100% telecommuting that can utilize my writing, research and analysis, and programming skills.

Education: University of North Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, 1990
Selected Coursework: Algorithm Design and Analysis, Compiler Design, Data Structures, C Programming

Employment: Director of ResearchFutures Truth/Commodity Research 1989 – present

Highlights:  

The 1990’s: Finalized Excalibur algorithm testing and technical analysis software. Converted existing CompuTrac technical analysis software to utilize Japanese Kanji characters for the Japanese market.  Adapted Japanese version of CompuTrac to new software venture, Okina Candlestick recognition.  The Okina package was highlighted at the 1993  MacWorld Tokyo Expo.  Developed text recognition software utilizing finite state based parser.  Led back office team in the management of $180 million hedge fund.  Co-wrote the John Wiley published “The Ultimate Trading Guide” with John Hill.  Developed core technology to implement expert system algorithms to specifically trade Japanese futures markets.  Traveled to Japan and worked closely with leading futures clearing merchant (FCM.)  Continued programming in FORTRAN and C.  Testified on behalf of the federal government on the authenticity of algorithmic trading.  

The 2000’s: Created the core algorithm architecture for the  MS4 hedge fund product.  Continued relationship with Japanese market to provide algorithm-based advice and educational material.  Co-wrote the John Wiley published “Building Winning Trading Systems with TradeStation.”  George’s Corner Volumes One and Two published for Japanese only market by Pan Rolling.  Considered leading expert in the use of TradeStation’s EasyLanguage.   Featured on the cover of August 2003 issue of ActiveTrader magazine.

The 2010’s:  Wrote the second edition of “Building Winning Trading Systems” for John Wiley.  Continued research and application of artificial intelligence to the U.S. futures markets.  Began using Python to develop trading/testing platforms.  Wrote “The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox” (John Wiley) 2016.  

Programming Skills: FORTRAN, C, C++, EasyLanguage, MultiChart PowerLanguage, eSignal EFS, VBA Excel, Python, WordPress

Publications:

Hill, J. R., G. Pruitt and L. Hill (2000). The ultimate trading guide, University of Texas Press.

Pruitt, G. and J. R. Hill (2003). Building winning trading systems with TradeStation, John Wiley & Sons.

Pruitt, G. (2016). The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox+ Website: Using Today’s Technology To Help You Become A Better Trader, John Wiley & Sons.

HILL, J. and G. PRUITT (1999). “ON ENTRIES AND EXITS.” FUTURES 28(12): 59.

Pruitt, G. “An Introduction to EasyLanguage.” The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox+ Website: Using Today’s Technology To Help You Become A Better Trader: 203-226.

Pruitt, G. “An Introduction to Portfolio Maestro, Money Management, and Portfolio Analysis.” The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox+ Website: Using Today’s Technology To Help You Become A Better Trader: 271-292.

Pruitt, G. “Complete Trading Algorithms.” The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox+ Website: Using Today’s Technology To Help You Become A Better Trader: 77-112.

Pruitt, G. “Genetic Optimization, Walk Forward, and Monte Carlo Start Trade Analysis.” The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox+ Website: Using Today’s Technology To Help You Become A Better Trader: 227-270.

Pruitt, G. “Stochastics and Averages and RSI! Oh, My!” The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox+ Website: Using Today’s Technology To Help You Become A Better Trader: 25-76.

Pruitt, G. “Using Microsoft Excel to Backtest Your Algorithm.” The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox+ Website: Using Today’s Technology To Help You Become A Better Trader: 145-166.

Pruitt, G. “Using Python to Backtest Your Algorithm.” The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox+ Website: Using Today’s Technology To Help You Become A Better Trader: 167-202.

Pruitt, G. (1997). “S&P day-trading systems: What works and what doesn’t.” FUTURES: 32-35.
Pruitt, G. (2000). “PROTA GOLD.” Futures 29(2): 57.

Pruitt, G. (2001). “Top 10 systems tackle a new millennium.” FUTURES-CEDAR FALLS IOWA THEN CHICAGO- 30(7): 48-53.

Pruitt, G. (2001). “Top systems for short-term trading.” FUTURES-CEDAR FALLS IOWA THEN CHICAGO- 30: 28-31.

Pruitt, G. (2016). “Introduction to AmiBroker’s AFL.” The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox+ Website: Using Today’s Technology To Help You Become A Better Trader: 113-144.

Pruitt, G. and J. Bobek (2006). “Top ten systems.” FUTURES-CEDAR FALLS IOWA THEN CHICAGO- 35(3): 42.

Pruitt, G. and J. Bobek (2006). “米 Futures 誌より 実践システム・トレーディング 長期的に収益性があった売買システム 『トップ 10』.” フューチャーズジャパン 6(3): 62-67.

Systems fail for many reasons, but it’s often the trader, not the methodology, that’s at fault.” FUTURES-CEDAR FALLS IOWA THEN CHICAGO- 27: 50-54.

 

Backtesting with [Trade Station,Python,AmiBroker, Excel]

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