Sturcture of the book

The main goal of this short book is to learn how to use the following six packages to do technical analysis:

  • quantmod : downloading data and charting
  • TTR : technical indicators
  • CandleStickPattern : candle stick analysis
  • PerformanceAnalytics : evaluation of trading performance
  • blotter : book keeping
  • quantstrat : advanced backtesting

Besides them, you learn other useful packages to download data from the web (rvest, RCurl, wbstat, quantmod), do data manipulation (dyplr, reshape), plot nice graph (ggplot2, ggthemes ,dygraphs),conduct econometric analysis (arima, coefplot, zoo, xts, vars,forecast, ugarch, plm), and prepare report (knitr, stargazer).