It would be great you guys could but a little bit more effort in structuring and organizing all the great content which is posted here. For instance, you could create subforums for
- trading ideas
- stock picking algorithms
- rebalancing algorithms
- datafetching techniques
- best practices
- technical questions
.... and provide some kind of tag system.
I am not saying that this is by any means the perfect way too categorize topics but I think it would be a huge improvement with respect to the current state.
Furthermore: It would be beneficial to extract the most useful techniques and algorithms and make them more accessible in the documentation or even better in a community wiki. For instance, there are only so many portfolio optimization techniques (markowitz mean variance, black litterman, mad, entropy pooling ....) and some of them have already been implemented (I remember somebody posting a Black-Litterman implementation and Grant posted a Mean Variance optimizer recently). If new users dont find these implementations easily enough, they will get implemented over and over again. All the great stuff here is only useful to others if they can find it/know where to look it up. And at the moment finding something in the community forum is sometime a question of luck: For instance, if you want to find information about fetching financial information from yahoo and search for "yahoo" you get a couple of basically unrelated forum posts. Only if you search for "yahoo financial" you actually find the excellent tutorial by Seong....
any other thoughts on this?