Investing

Warning

Like the rest of this documentation set, this is not to be taken as financial advice; or advice of any kind.

Basics

Capitalization table

A Capitalization table (Cap table) lists ownership stakes in a [new] venture.

There are a number of SaaS web applications for managing cap tables (and, most importantly, generating valuation reports).

Investing Strategies

Buy and Hold

Day trading

Quantitative analyst

See also:

Tools

Quandl

quandl-python

  • quandl-python requires NumPy, which is really easy to install with Conda.

    conda install numpy pandas requests pip
    pip install quandl-python
    

QuantLib

Quantlib is a library for Quantitative analysis written in C++.

pyql

pyql is a Cython package for working with parts of QuantLib.

Quantopian

Quantopian is a crowd-sourced hedge fund.

Zipline

Zipline is an Algorithmic trading library written in Python.

  • Zipline does backtesting. (“How would this trading algorithm have perfomed based upon historical data?”)

  • Zipline does live-trading. (“When to buy/sell?”)

  • Quantopian hosts zipline (and other components).

qgrid

qgrid is “An Interactive Grid for Sorting and Filtering [pandas] DataFrames in IPython Notebook.