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After some quick gratification of quick algorithm and backtests,  I have quickly realised if I am serious about learning this I will need some serious plan. 

I am planning to spend 5-7 hours per week for next year or two. I am a professional software developer and pretty good with algo and ds. It would be great if any of you have build a plan for yourself that got you upto speed quickly that can guide me on how to develop such a plan. 

I can certainly learn a lot by trial and error but maybe not the most efficient way to mastery. 

Good books that you found has most impact? Courses on Udemy/Coursea? Articles that you think. Previously I have spent time ready few of the basic trading books which give you good idea on getting started. 

Trading for Living by Elder and currently I am reading Trading and Exchanges: Market Microstructure for Practitioners seems to open my eyes to different ways trades take place.

I hoping to share my plan with community so others who come after me can benefit from my research. 

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I'd recommend "Inside the Black Box" as a good way to break up your strategy
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Do you know Michael Halls-Moore's QuantStart?
Most quant bloggers only write about quant strategies, but Mike keeps sections with reading lists, what you need to know to become a quant analyst or a quant developer, how to apply for a job, etc. 

If you want a list of the most inluential quant blogs, please checkout Quantocracy.

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The material on this website is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy, or a recommendation or endorsement for any security or strategy, nor does it constitute an offer to provide investment advisory services by QuantConnect. In addition, the material offers no opinion with respect to the suitability of any security or specific investment. QuantConnect makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the views expressed in the website. The views are subject to change, and may have become unreliable for various reasons, including changes in market conditions or economic circumstances. All investments involve risk, including loss of principal. You should consult with an investment professional before making any investment decisions.


Both are excellent resources Thank you so much. 

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I wanted to come and warn you ..Alexander Elder too .. Yeah; in his new Trading for a Living (he does this in another too) he buys above value: when always advocates NOT to; be it buy below and sell at value, or buy in the value zone and ..Yes; then says in NTFL shooting for channel walls is a very dangerous occupation; then , however, in step-by-step trading says that is a good place to take profits ..

A person who can't .. practice what he preaches ..finally, a website where said was for the masses and go to see what they're being fed each and every morning .. yet, then i see them, him and his co-host, occupy a space on there (why do you have one if are so against it then)

I'm now reading John Ehlers /MESA .. well, i think i'm stepping onto a side-path here; algorithmic ..:) but not coding. It is a derivative..lol.

First; i wanted to think Elder would still have 'been cool' in 1993 (his first edition) ..no; system development aside he's still goofy and a closed mind on Gann ..That (Ehler's book) is in 1992 ..hopefully Elder is still cool

People who are against backtesting are afraid of something ..
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Off the top of my head, these are a good place to start:

Seconded "Inside the Black Box"

Van Tharp - Trade Your way to Financial Freedom

Ernie Chan - Both

Edwin Lefevre - Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

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One of the most concinse things I've found is at http://www.decal.org/file/2945 -- a fair amount won't be applicable (the first few sections are about working in the industry, for example), or will be going over things you may already know, but I find it helpful to return to every once in a while to make sure I'm not forgetting something. There is a reading list at the end.

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