About Me

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Welcome to Quant for Hire! My name is Matt Radtke, and I’m here to help you create, test, and improve your quantified stock market trading systems.

My tool of choice for testing market strategies is AmiBroker. It’s powerful and flexible yet reasonably priced, and works well with data from a variety of sources. My favorite source for End-of-Day data is Norgate Data; they provide high-quality data, are very responsive to customer requests, and have a fantastic integration with AmiBroker that includes the ability to determine historical constituency of many major market indices. If you’re considering becoming a subscriber, contact me for details on how to get a free extension.

If we work together, which I hope we will, I will always strive to provide you with exceptional value. I pride myself on my communication skills as well as my technical abilities, and in my 30+ years of experience I’ve concluded that those form the foundation of productive partnerships which lead to successful projects. You can see feedback from some of my clients here.

Technical Background

I am a Michigan State University graduate with a BS in Computer Science. I have over 30 years of software development experience in companies large and small, including Hewlett-Packard and Bell Northern Research. During my ten years with a Boulder, CO software firm I rose from the position of senior software engineer to Vice President of Engineering.  More details can be found in my resume.

I have been actively trading stocks, ETFs, and options since 2008, and have also traded futures and forex at various times. From 2011 through 2019 I worked with the Connors Group family of companies, first as a student, then as a consultant, researcher, and author. My primary business is providing independent consulting services for AmiBroker and Excel, and I have clients from around the globe including the US, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Great Britain, India, and Indonesia.

Other Interests

I very much enjoy the puzzle-solving aspects of both software development and creating winning stock market strategies. However, I have always been a firm believer in the importance of being a well-rounded person with a range of interests and activities. One of my non-technical passions in life is scuba diving. Below you can see me interacting with a Napolean (humphead) wrasse named Josephine in Palau.

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Matt & Josephine

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Matt,
    You helped me once super in the past at the Amibroker forum. Still thankfull for that.

    If you can find the time, i would appreciate if you could help me again. There is no reaction on my latest post (1 december) on the Forum post “No new buy after sell signal”. I’am laying in bed with a broken ankle, and don’t know other people who work with Amibroker. At the moment i have a lot of time and really want to improve my afl skills.

    I tried to send you an e-mail on your fill-in form on the website, but i cannot send it to you.

    Kind Regards,

    Roel van de Laar alias Rola

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