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by traderDJ
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Apple versus PC's
Replies: 26
Views: 22013

Damian Parallels uses something called shared networking which I don't profess nor care to understand. From their website: "Shared Networking works by hiding your virtual machine IP addresses behind your Mac's IP, meaning that even connections like DSL or Cable modems that only allow 1 IP to registe...
by traderDJ
Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Apple versus PC's
Replies: 26
Views: 22013

Apple's annual Developer Conference is on Monday. They usually have some surprises up their sleeve. While they have gone on record as saying Leopard won't be ready for a few more months, you never know.
by traderDJ
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Apple versus PC's
Replies: 26
Views: 22013

TB on a Mac

I run Trading Blox on my one year old 20" iMac with 2GB of RAM and configured with a Parallels virtual machine running WinXP. When I backtest, I set the RAM allocated to my virtual machine at 1.3GB and find it rockets along nicely. I only have a two year old clunker of a laptop to compare to and my ...
by traderDJ
Tue Sep 28, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Dogs of the Dow?
Replies: 5
Views: 6739

I believe that somebody has tested the "method" using a different entry time, i.e. select your trades yearly in July instead of January and found that the strategy just didn't hold up..... I recall The Motley Fool making a big fuss about similar yield and price based Dow strategies back in the late...
by traderDJ
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Calling all Access and Excel experts!
Replies: 11
Views: 6466

I'm certainly no expert in programming, but I have recently been learning VBA. It would appear you could solve your problems with VBA by either: 1. Linking your Access data to an Excel calculation engine, or 2. Allowing you to use one (or many) Excel files as source raw data files and have one (or a...
by traderDJ
Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Which commodity is good for beginner trader?
Replies: 18
Views: 10385

hlpsg Thanks for the site recommendation - I'll have to take a look at that. I am presuming you understand and have taken into account the implications of underlying volatility on option pricing and have factored that into your trading plan. I suppose this is where a robust money management system w...
by traderDJ
Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:39 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Which commodity is good for beginner trader?
Replies: 18
Views: 10385

Futures correlation studies

Newbie trader here looking to get into futures shortly. Still writing my trading plan, and about to start backtesting mechanical systems, but I'm trying to decide on my portfolio of futures. Recognising that, for example, Eurodollars, cattle and oil are likely to be uncorrelated markets, is there an...
by traderDJ
Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: Forex
Topic: Anyone Trading Oanda?
Replies: 25
Views: 32527

Forex brokers

I've spent six months researching and demo trading Forex brokers. Finally, I decided last week to open a live account with Oanda, based largely on the lower spreads and better-than-most reputation. I'm also considering HotspotFX. Anyone tried HotspotFX's platform or trading live with them?