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[Recommended Reading] For the Aspiring Quantitative Trader / Curious Investor

Hi all!
I have less than 2 years experience with R, mostly focused on datascience and finance, now that I feel comfortable with the language, finally decided to start learning Python, and want to buy two books. One of them will be “Fluid Python: clear, concise and effective programming”,
For the other, I considered the list posted here.
Which one would you choose? If so, why?
I’ll apreciate any feedback, thanks!

  • Python Data Science Handbook: Essential Tools for Working with Data
  • Mastering Pandas for Finance
  • Python for Finance: Analyze Big Financial Data

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Disclaimer : Haven’t yet dug about the author / content. Do your own due diligence.

Let me suggest this book :

The author, Christoph Molnar, focuses on the need to have Machine Learning models explainable / interpretable (aka "XAI").

Extra documentation :

This is a big point. :slight_smile:
It is much more easy to be a consultant or educator than a money manager.
We live in a world of consultants and advisors .
Everyone is full of wisdom to execute on someone else money…
To be more credible you have to turn you ideas into a business with your time and money.
This is the reason I apreciate writers like Ernest Chan , he is not just a quant and a scholar, but also a trader and a money manager.


Indeed, this is a mandatory filter to sort through all the characters :sweat_smile: !

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MLFinLab is an open source package based on the research of Dr Marcos Lopez de Prado in his new book Advances in Financial Machine Learning.


Just discovered this… :astonished:



This is the only book writer with a trackrecord:
Ernest Chan


Thanks for the recommendation, now I have two of his books… :wink:

But is he the only one though…? :thinking:

I can think of another one (and there are more):

This trader is very cool and has a reputation for being very accessible.

One day I sent him an email with a short question and he answered in a few minutes.

He was the person who made it clear to me that what I was doing was not algorithmic trading but discretionary trading. It was a few years ago.

Reading his book was fantastic even for me, it talks about some very interesting things for traders of any kind.


Yes I have read the book and watched many videos from Davey.
I think he is honest and profitable, he also won the world trading championship but I don’t have a full trackrecord, he isn’t a fund manager.

I think you’re asking too much of those poor slave traders.
Not everyone can show you everything just like that, well… only in Darwinex. :crazy_face:

It is all about the definition of trader.
My definition is that a trader has a profitable trackrecord.
Without a trackrecord you can be a psychologist, a motivator, a coder, a youtuber…
If you want to be a pilot you need to learn from a pilot, a passionate of planes is not enough.

They can have it. They just don’t have to show it to you or me… to be defined as real traders.

+1 for Kevin Davey

Public track record or not, Building Winning is a must read IMO