Interview: Building Trading Systems With Cesar Alvarez by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
With a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and computer science, and a master of science in computer science, it’s no surprise that Cesar Alvarez found an affinity for developing trading systems. He has been at the forefront of stock market research and has developed a number of trading systems based on his findings. He’s got strategies for daytrading, swing trading, long-term trading … you name it, he’s likely got it. Alvarez has also coauthored several books on systems trading.
To find out more about what goes into the different types of trading systems he develops, STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Cesar Alvarez via phone on March 12, 2018.
Cesar, tell us about yourself and how you got interested in the financial markets.
I was originally a computer programmer. I spent six years at Microsoft, working on Excel as a programmer. This was back in the days when Excel was called Excel 3, 4, and 5, before they started adding years to the versions ...