George’s Biography

I graduated from UNC – Asheville with a B.S. degree in Computer Science many years ago. I was fortunate to study under some real brains – Dr. Joe Daugherty, Dr. Mark Boyd and Dr. Wayne Lang. A truly great University that is comparable to any in the nation. I joined Futures Truth as a senior in college in 1989 as a C programmer and incorporated a sophisticated and large programming project into my senior project. I have been there for nearly 29 years and have authored many articles in magazines and trade journals. I have written and co-written three books that can be purchased at The Ultimate Trading Guide, Building Winning Trading Systems with TradeStation – (first and second editions), The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox.

I really enjoyed my last booK (TUATSTB), because I got to create a very simply back testing engine in my now favorite language, PYTHON.  This book has just been released and I am dedicating a good portion of this website to its support.  This book, unlike my others, is chocked full of source code that could be considered beta versions.  I want to build upon this code and create new and different ways to expand the software.  This will undoubtedly be a ongoing adventure for both myself and my readership.

2 thoughts on “George’s Biography”

  1. Mr. Pruitt,

    Good afternoon. My name is Elijah H. Walker and I am new to trading. The software engineering component is fascinating to me. When I was 10, I began to learn BASIC in a summer public school program. I wrote SO MANY programs. However, my Catholic school was not tech savvy at all. I ended up not doing anything with my new found interest. Plus my father said that he was not interested. I am now a funeral home owner that wants to recapture the past and go to school for computer programming. I would like to use my Finance degree and knowledge of the markets to learn to support programs like Tradestation. Please advise.

    Elijah Walker

    1. Elijah,

      You really don’t need a computer science degree to utilize TradeStation. I would simply suggest downloading a simple course on one of the BASIC variants and review the concepts on if-then, loops and arrays. Let me look around and see if I can find a link for you. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

      My Best,


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