I am a student and this is one of my first times experimenting on Quantopian. I tried to do a basic moving average algorithm that makes trades based on the crossover of 17 and 40 days of Apple between 01/01/2011 and 12/31/2014. Can anyone help me with:
1) I tried to schedule the trades starting from 15 minutes after the market opens and 11 minutes before the market close; in order to be able to use the 25% of stock value margin and not to incur in the "Reg T End of Day Initial Margin", which requires 50% instead. However, I believe that there must be something wrong with the cash. How could I improve it?
2) Isn't there any way to add the MACD ratio into the picture? I want to reduce commissions for unnecessary trades.
Thanks in advance for the help,