In this course from Peter Titus, you will learn how to build trading automation in Excel, the most popular spreadsheet software on the market. In Excel, there are no limits to what you can build. You are limited only by your imagination!
I was searching for a way to automate my trading systems with Interactive Brokers and couldn't find anything of substance. That's until I came across this training from Peter Titus. Peter is an excellent trader and this course details everything you need to get started creating automated trading systems in Excel. He even provides his own working trading system Ranger 1.0 for you to get started with. Thank you Peter!
-- Joe Marwood
The course is built around learning Visual Basic for applications (VBA) and we'll be examining a simplified version of the system I built for trading called Ranger 1.0.
We'll use this system as an example to show you how to build your own automation and how to hook it all up with the Interactive Brokers API.
After enrolling you will be able to download a copy of Ranger 1.0 for your own use. By the end of the course you will understand the code that runs Ranger 1.0 and be able to customize it to fit your ideas. You will also be able to use what you've learned to build your own automated system from the ground up, if that's what you choose to do.
The focus of this course is on trading stocks. It is possible to trade futures, currencies, options, and bonds through Ranger 1.0, but examples on how to trade these are not covered in detail.
By the end of this course you will have enough knowledge in Visual Basic to be able to create your own custom automation to trade whatever you want however you want.
The sky really is the limit. With excel, you really can build just about anything you can imagine.
This course will get you started using Visual Basic, even if you've never written any code before.
You will learn how to automate the order life cycle, how to build timers, play sounds, record live data, do backtesting, and even how to build a decision making AI!
Finally, I will guide you through everything you need to know to set up an account with Interactive Brokers, how to set up the Excel API, and how to trade using a simulated "Paper" trading account.
An Interactive Brokers account is required to receive live streaming data and to send orders, but even if you do not have an account, I will show you how to get historical data for excel that you can do backtesting on right away, and even get you started with a trading system (that you can optimize further) that is already profitable!
Screenshot of the Excel trading robot Ranger 1.0 in action. Learn how to build your own completely from scratch.
What am I going to get from this course?
Peter Titus graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with an engineering degree in 2003. He has been actively trading stocks and options since 2006 and has been building automated trading systems in Excel using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) since 2009. He specializes in day trading stocks and ETFs.