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.
UNC Asheville’s Undergraduate Research Program has been recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings as a “program of distinction.”
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 [Excalibur]. I worked there for 31 years and have authored many articles in magazines and trade journals. I have written and co-written several books that can be purchased at Amazon.com: The Ultimate Trading Guide, Building Winning Trading Systems with TradeStation – (first and second editions), The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox.
I am now the owner of TrendFollowingSystems.com. This is where I like to dedicate a portion of my time searching for good trend following algorithms and continuing to develop my Python based back tester.
My latest books TrendFollowing Systems: A DIY Project – Batteries Included, Easing Into EasyLanguage Trilogy [Foundation, Hi-Res and Advanced Topics have been very popular. If you want to learn EasyLanguage I would recommend checking out the trilogy.
I really enjoyed my writing my last Wiley book – The Ultimate Algorithmic Trading System Toolbox, because I got to create a very simple, but powerful, back testing engine in my now favorite programming language, PYTHON [ My Trend Following books have extended this simple Python script to a full blown back testing platform that is name TradingSimula-18]. This book was released almost two years ago 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 can be incorporated into TradeStation, Amibroker, MultiCharts and the Python and Excel based platforms presented in the book. I want to build upon this code and create new and different ways to expand the software and technical analysis. This will undoubtedly be a ongoing adventure for both myself and my readership.
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