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I torture historical trading data to determine the best trading strategies.


I analyze history to determine the best long-term investing strategies.


I discuss how to use code to backtest and create AI-based strategies.


I review what’s out there to determine what tools you should use.

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Hi There, Leo Here

My name is Leo Smigel, and I have a problem.

It all started when I was a kid playing real-time strategy games — namely Warcraft 3 and StarCraft 2. I studied the pros until I eventually became one of the top players in the US.

Fast forward to today, and I’m obsessed with a new strategy game: making money in the markets. I find it a beautiful game that I’m lucky enough to play for a living.

I love to learn, and I share much of it on Analyzing Alpha. I aspire to be the resource I wish I had when learning how to trade and invest.