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Build Your Own Algorithmic Trading Bot with Python Introduction

Book Introduction

James Hinton
4 min readDec 5, 2022


Building your own algorithmic trading bot can be incredibly rewarding. The problem-solving process of identifying trading patterns, codifying them into some kind of automated program, then setting your creation loose on market data can be tons of fun!

However, the process of converting a pattern you’ve identified into an automated, codified solution can be very challenging.

The learning curve can be so steep that many just give up in frustration.

If that’s you and you’re wondering what to do next, then I’ve written this book just for you.

Update August 2023

I could never have anticipated how popular this blog, along with a YouTube channel would become.

After a listening to my readers/viewers feedback, I realized that many people were spending huge amounts of time trying to solve installation/configuration problems — rather than experiencing the joy of algorithmic trading.

I want to change this narrative — and in so doing, open up algorithmic trading for everyone.

To do this, I’ve recently launched Tradeoxy: Trading For Everyone.

If you’re reading this, Tradeoxy will simplify 90% of this series, using a series of powerful API’s and easy to use tooling.

Currently it’s in the early-access / building stage and I’d be incredibly grateful if you’d join us on this adventure. Your feedback will help us shape a better product.

Join the early access program (for free) here.

You can also view our launch video, and follow our journey on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.

About the Book

In this book, I’ll take you through a step-by-step process on how to build your own algorithmic trading bot. You’ll learn everything you need to know, starting with how to set up your project, right through to connecting your strategy to automatic trading functions.

The book is a living document. As markets, coding approaches and my own skill evolves, I’ll continue to…



James Hinton

Passionate algorithmic trader and Cyber Security expert. Love developing helpful content.

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