Cryptocurrency and Algorithmic Trading
The prominence of Cryptocurrencies as a means of transaction and investment vehicle has seen astronomical growth in recent years, with many major financial institutions getting in on the action. As an individual investor, you may also find success in trading Cryptocurrencies to take home a profit - but we get it, who has time to stare at charts and prices all day? Luckily, with a bit of Python, you can automate trading decisions for you by implementing a trading strategy. In this Guided Project, you will take a first dive into the world of algorithmic trading by implementing a simple strategy and testing its performance.
Learn by Doing
A guided project is a hands-on tutorial designed to help you learn a particular technology by doing a real project. It includes step-by-step instructions with explanations, examples and exercises that can be followed and practiced in a lab environment. Hands-on skills are highly sought out by employers when determining job readiness. Guided projects are interactive, on-demand and will equip you with practical abilities that can be applied on the job!
A Look at the Project Ahead
Once you have completed this project, you'll be able to use the Python to:
- Fetch Cryptocurrency market prices and data
- Perform basic analysis of market behaviour
- Implement a simple algorithmic trading strategy
- Analyze the performance of the trading algorithm
David Pasternak, IBM
Wassim Khadim, IBM