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Hey guys! This is my first semester at university. I've got an open ended software engineering project and I want to build an algorithmic trader with Python. I know very little about finance or stocks. My strategy now is to build web scrapers to pan through the web for mentions of a handful of shares alongside bearish or bullish mentions in reputable news sites, and to use the Quandl API to keep an eye on key indicators. Trouble is I have no idea what those indicators should be, or if this is even a sensible strategy.
Is my strategy sound? If so, can you guys point me in a direction of people who have done something similar? If not, can you guys suggest a more reasonable strategy?
Again, while it is ok for me to ask for direction online, it's not ok for me to get code online so do not post any code on this post.