277 · Musician Turned Trader Trains Algos to Find Unicorns w/ Garrett Drinon

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The lure of the markets seduced a successful musician into full time trading at a prop firm. Collaborating with other traders, Garrett Drinon learned the market signals, and other ingredients which go into great setups. Wanting to expand his reach, he uses his programming skills to create new algos which help him and his colleagues find the Unicorns and manage a larger portfolio than he could normally handle. 


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Topics & Timestamps:

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  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 6:30 Early trading and strategies
  • 12:30 Typical day going to a prop firm
  • 16:20 Reasons to get into Algo trading
  • 20:50 What he looks for to long or short
  • 21:00 Finding the Unicorns
  • 27:35 Second guessing the algos
  • 39:20 Managing the algos
  • 45:50 Best ways to avoid curve fitting
  • 52:30 How to determine the state of the market
  • 1:00:00 What Garrett struggles with most
  • 1:02:50 How to reach Garrett

Garrett Drinon

Links & Resources

  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/GarrettDrinon