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Help me. I don't know what to do??

Hi everyone :D ,
Firstly some background knowledge for you all.
- I'm in high school and therefore do not know high level math nor CS.
- I know some low-level Python.
- However I do not quite a lot about finance, ETF's etc. as I'm doing economics and business at school

What I would like to know:
- I've had a look around Quantopian but it all still seems quite
confusing to me e.g. Pipeline?!?
- How do you start a project and how
do you make scaffolds for yourself e.g. example on how to layout
projects and project ideas please.
- Any other background knowledge and
things that I should know before diving in.

Thank you all :)

4 responses

Here's something to play with. Plain vanilla fixed ratio stock/bond portfolio. --Grant

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Hi Ashish,

Asset Allocation is all about finding the right assets (symbols) , right proportions and right time to change them.
For example:
I took Grant Kiehne simple Plain vanilla stock/bond portfolio and made some small changes.
1.Change stock symbol to less aggressive VTI -> XLP
2.Change bond symbol to more aggressive BND -> TLT
3.Changed stock percentage from 60% to 55% and respectively change bond percentage from 40% to 45%
4 Changed re balance from month_start() to month_end() and time from market_open to market_close.

If the backtest results on full market cycle are better than the market results then you are on yours way to beat the market (what all here are trying to do).

Good luck.

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Backtest from to with initial capital
Total Returns
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Alpha
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Beta
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Sharpe
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Sortino
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Max Drawdown
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Benchmark Returns
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Volatility
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Returns 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
Alpha 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
Beta 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
Sharpe 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
Sortino 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
Volatility 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
Max Drawdown 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
# Backtest ID: 56ae56c0607a1f1292a4d86b
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Hi Ashish, those are some nice examples by Grant and Vladimir.

If you need help understanding the basics of the API, take a look at the Getting Started Tutorial Videos. A great place to start!

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Thank you Jamie, Grant and Vladimir. I'm still a bit confused on what to do but 'm getting there :D