I'm a little bit new to the game of algorithm trading, but am fascinated beyond all ends. I wanted to ask the community a few questions about getting started/profitability.
-What is the best starting point to learn the coding side? (Python tutorials or elsewhere)
-How common is it that a programmer will write a low maintenance code that can realize gains over a given time period?
-How steep is the learning curve to get on par with the pros who do it in the industry?
-How long would it take for a beginner to develop and implement a strategy?
Any help would be much appreciated, as I'm sure you all know much more than I do on the matter.