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Stock market trading robots, being doing it for years and earning more than my "real job" - systems/security team lead in big telco... still have time till the end of the year, but so far this looks like to be my first triple digits return year, (which I don't expect to repeat anytime soon, but still it is a quite an achievement in my book...)

What kind of software/tools are you using? I'm curious to get into this as well.

few VPS scattered around the world, python and the API from your stock broker... initial setup very cheap + a lot of time to develop and test...

How often are you trading? Largest barrier to success seems to be commission.

Why do you need VPS scattered around the world?

And which broker do you use?

Everything is automated and redundant... to start you can do it on your own laptop... I'll keep my broker secret for security reasons, but you can take a look at Interactive Brokers, their API looks pretty good...


I'm just curious about which brokers offer APIs. I've thought about automating some stuff, but never seriously enough to explore brokers.

in today's world most discount brokers offer API...

Wow, I'll be damned. I looked at this stuff a long time ago, and (I know I'm lazy) never looked again. Apparently ETrade has an API too. Interesting!

LOL, welcome to the new century :-)

> triple digits

Is this referring to $ or %?


LOL? An individual claiming automated trading resulting in >100% annual gains is a fairly extraordinary claim. Triple digits in $ is a hell of a lot easier to believe.

Didn't you read what I wrote: making more money than highly qualified technical position... Of course it is extraordinary, that's why I am sharing... still few weeks to go, even if not over 100% it will be close and will be my best year so far...

> making more money than highly qualified technical position...

The labour market has many inefficiencies and as a result can see huge variances by location. Highly qualified technical talent, where the supply of labour is lacking, can make a lot of money and highly qualified technical talent where labour is abundant, or where demand for that type of labour is virtually non-existant, might be lucky to make anything at all.

Without more information, this means little. Highly qualified technical talent doesn't come with a pre-defined price. With respect to how much one might earn, "highly qualified technical talent" means absolutely nothing.

if you are good enough, you can move around the world and make 6 figures USD for example...

Maybe if you have sufficient internet access. Although many people, even in the US, struggle with that. And that assumes that the market is efficient enough to make those connections in the first place. Not everyone in some random internet-deprived town has the connections to find work that pays six figures, no matter how good they are.

You can make 7 figures these days just being in the right place at the right time.

Yep, with the right numbers you can make 8 and 9 figures for sure, but you have to be very lucky ;-)

Care to share some source?

What kind of source?

I can be wrong but I guess he means source to find strategies for the robot.

People asking this question clearly do not understand the stock market and how it works... We are all competing in the same market, so why on earth, I should save you time and effort and give you this kind of info? Just think about it, would you go and give your secret sauce to your competitors?

Most people don't want to look too closely at the stock market. In order for someone to make money, someone else has to loose some, eventually.

Yep, life is not fair...

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