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by dctag
Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: managing risk of 90 stocks/bonds portfolio
Replies: 8
Views: 6279

The only real solution I can see is to hedge out your risk with options, or just hedge out your market risk by shorting X amount of the SPY or whatever bench mark is more appropriate.. If you cant do that and you cant short most of the stuff you listed it would sure be hard to be a market maker. Cou...
by dctag
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: How to actively adjust the portfolio?
Replies: 11
Views: 10970

Here are some articles that show a different way to allocate your assets. Risk Parity Allocations. It is basically a way to allocate your assets based upon how risky an asset class is. http://www.bwater.com/PDFs/engineering_targeted_returns_and_risks_pmpt_060215.pdf https://content.putnam.com/panago...
by dctag
Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Stock Data with Fundamental
Replies: 3
Views: 2707

AAII has a stock screener that is heavy on fundamentals. It is one of the better ones out there. Anyways if you subscribe they send you a new disk every week so you can achive your own info. I only have about 4-5 months of it archived so far but I am sure you can contact them and see if you can buy ...
by dctag
Tue May 17, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Overcoming bad habits acquired from day trading
Replies: 17
Views: 18639

I feel your pain. I come from a daytrading shop and it was hard getting away from being glued to the screen. I found it just took time to change my mentality. When a stock gets to my entry and exit points I am still a 5-min chart person but until it gets to those areas I don't worry about it anymore...
by dctag
Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: Brokers
Topic: Looking for Licensig CD's (series 3,7,30)
Replies: 4
Views: 4640

Dearborn makes excellent study materials (at least i have passed all of my tests so far). For your series 7 Arco makes a good book with CD that is only like $60 instead of the $180 for the Dearborn book.
by dctag
Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:13 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: ilYzyPKPwhICaq
Replies: 88
Views: 78577

JDV, I agree that trading on the short side is helped greatly by looking for troubled companies. I have found that even just going to the "potential" problem companies can help significantly. Like just screening for high debt and downwards earnings drift. Simple fundamental screens can really improv...
by dctag
Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:04 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Mutual Fund Trading
Replies: 1
Views: 4596

Mutual Fund Trading

I guess this is where to post this. Does anyone here trade mutual funds? I have been looking at it lately and so far have not come up with a ton of material. I have found a couple of websites and of course the Gil Blake article but other then that the info is quite scarce or more likely I am blind. ...
by dctag
Fri May 30, 2003 6:16 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Untested System
Replies: 3
Views: 6147

Yes, Valueline does require a subscription or you can just go to your library.
by dctag
Fri May 30, 2003 12:57 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Untested System
Replies: 3
Views: 6147

Untested System

Here is a system I thought up the other day as I was looking at the Valueline web site. Looking at the rankings chart here http://www.valueline.com/pdf/modelperf.pdf I think you could take a good long/short trend following system and combine them with the Vline ranks to get your universe of stocks. ...
by dctag
Tue Apr 29, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Mixing Fundamentals and Technical Trading
Replies: 2
Views: 2650

Bagherra I dont know if this belongs on this thread (MODERATOR: It didn't so it was split to this new topic) but I will give you my answer. I love fundamentals but at the same time I realize that price is the ultimate factor. The economy, a stock, or a commodity might have the best or the worst fund...
by dctag
Sat Apr 26, 2003 2:08 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: The Balance of IQ & EQ.
Replies: 4
Views: 4885

I would lean towards emotionally stable. I have found that at least for me it is easier to work on ones intellectual ability then it is to change someones emotional control. I say this having worked with an all out nut for 3 years that is extremely bright but a total wack job. I also work with one g...
by dctag
Sat Apr 26, 2003 1:59 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: How much Capital to start
Replies: 25
Views: 26436

Personally I think that if your account is small that you can open up your risk parameters a bit. Of course doing this increases the chance of blowing up. When I say a bit though I mean a bit not a lot. I think if you are using 2% you could open it up to 4%-5%. On the other hand there is nothing wro...