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by William
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: How to SPEED UP simulations by 2 to 50 times (or more)!
Replies: 12
Views: 6608

Yea, i hear you, i was curious/hopeful myself.
by William
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: How to SPEED UP simulations by 2 to 50 times (or more)!
Replies: 12
Views: 6608

The application developer has to modify their application to take the compute-intensive kernels and map them to the GPU. The rest of the application remains on the CPU. Mapping a function to the GPU involves rewriting the function to expose the parallelism in the function and adding “Câ€
by William
Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Going against the crowd isn’t easy
Replies: 10
Views: 10237

Barli, Its a confusing thing to go with trends, to " be" the market and to go against the crowd....i think they are all correct, depending when you decide to do each....You gotta know when to "do what" when... In the past few years I have come across a few good traders, all of them discretionary. Wh...
by William
Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Going against the crowd isn’t easy
Replies: 10
Views: 10237

It's a funny thing going with and against the crowd and in my experience you got to know when to go with and against the crowd. Let me provide an example that might explain what i mean. During the first few months of trading i can recall talking about X stock or Z stock and without fail an more expe...
by William
Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: I Hate Myself
Replies: 19
Views: 19298

I know this is an old thread, but the advice on this stuff was great. Dealing with trading a system is my challenge now and the advice here certainly helped...I hope new readers read this thread, its very helpful, if you are experiencing these problems. Toby, if you are still lurking, how are things...
by William
Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Are You Suited to Trend Following
Replies: 42
Views: 54932

As of right now i would say sticking with a trend is a lot harder than i thought it would be. Near-sightedness being the main culprit... Right now i am discretionary trading and trying to implement a near-term trend following system. The biggest challenge for me is ignoring to a larger extent the ne...
by William
Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: Richard Donchian 5MA - 20MA question
Replies: 9
Views: 18895

You may want to look at c.f.' report Original Turtle Trading Rules. He discusses the concept of a volatilty measure.
by William
Fri Sep 03, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: Whats happened to Troy (oowdg)??
Replies: 25
Views: 19132

At first it sounded like getting two service providers was a bit over the top, but my experiences suggest it is a very pratical solution About Troy, i agree, i find him to a very good guy and a person who is willing to work with his clients to come up with whatever they want. So, when you can reach ...
by William
Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: Whats happened to Troy (oowdg)??
Replies: 25
Views: 19132

I haven't been able to get data since August 6 and the renew feature isn't working and he hasn't responsed to my emails as well. If I were depending on these data for my system... :evil: :!:
by William
Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Dealing with a drawdown
Replies: 29
Views: 36705

One of the things i have noticed in my testing is that there are some systems that routinely suffer drawdowns in the 55 - 60% range, but there are also systems that normally suffer 30 - 40% drawdowns but on one occasion have suffered a drawdown in the 55 - 60%. Using the simple math of multiplying y...
by William
Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Dealing with a drawdown
Replies: 29
Views: 36705

http://www.iasg.com/ The above website has a list of the performance numbers for CTA's this year. If you look at a few of the biggies in LTTF, i think you note that they are having a tough year as well. While this doesnt take the pain away or erase the losses, sometimes its good to know you are not ...
by William
Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: reading fine book in trading psychology by Brett Steenbarger
Replies: 3
Views: 6340

Your post, helped motivate me to pick it up, it was sitting in my VAST library of books i want to read. Bought it off of Amazon and was looking for a time to read it. Not time is better than now... I agree, i like his book, i am on page 43 and i find he has some good things to say...trick is to appl...
by William
Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: goal setting.
Replies: 5
Views: 6972

Good advice. When i used to play competitive sports, i remember i made a goal to be considered among the top 10 players by my junior year in high school. Once i did that, i lost my motivation and it become much more difficult to get remotivated to find new goals. (And reality at that age i wasnt tha...
by William
Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 30600

This is a website that provides some balance to the enticing claims made on the TM website...

http://unstress4less.org/
by William
Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 30600

Mike, I just started taking martial arts a few weeks ago, Hapkido. Its a form of Aikido and a type of juijitsu. Obviously, every art offers each person something different in this case, I love it, since its all about redirecting and going with the flow, being relaxed, which i thought would be helpfu...
by William
Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 30600

I dont have any experience with that method. I use Centerpointe audio CD's that uses different frequencies in each stereo head phone which help stimulate brain activity as well as helping the user obtain DELTA brain waves. I have done some relaxing exercises and meditation before sleeping and i have...
by William
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Position Sizing in Options
Replies: 19
Views: 15174

Gents,

To avoid asking the obvious questions in this new area for me...

Are there any books,articles...that discuss how to use options in the overall scheme of trading systems and trendfollowing? Thanks
by William
Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: How to backtest?
Replies: 2
Views: 3066

If you are asking how to go about backtesting a robust system you might want to check out: www.modustrading.com . I read a rough draft of the course and i found it very helpful. It provides a great foundation and conceptual structure for backtesting in a systematic and statistically significant mann...
by William
Mon May 24, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Imagining the Dream Testing Software?
Replies: 18
Views: 16545

One dream for dream testing software would be the ability to copy and paste some type of price development, insert the price data into a "language decoder" in which it would break down the price action into a variety of different code translations based on a variety of price relationships, indicator...
by William
Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: Forex
Topic: CSI Forex Data
Replies: 11
Views: 9736

OOWDG Data I use OOWDG stock, futures and Reuters Forex cash data. I think the quality is pretty good. And the cost of his data is reasonable. Customer Service is Excellent: I will say that Troy has been a great help and is always available to talk on the phone. Pretty much any problems that i have ...