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by daveineagan
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: How Has Your Thinking about Trading Changed?
Replies: 9
Views: 5805

Major lessons learned over the past 2 years. 1. Simple systems can be very robust. 2. Robust systems will make money over the long haul. 3. Test, test, test; only then will you have the requisite confidence level to ride out the storms. 4. Be patient; very patient; excruciatingly patient. 5. Be wil...
by daveineagan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Coffee table discussion -what contracts is everyone holding?
Replies: 44
Views: 30359

our positions

short oil
short sugar
short yen
by daveineagan
Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Portfolio Optimization
Replies: 50
Views: 34001

Markets to trade

Forum Mgmnt,

just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your posts. The above post regarding fundamental, specultator, and aggregated markets is an exteremely timely topic for me. This website has made a world of difference in how I view trading – in a very positive way. Thank you!! :D
by daveineagan
Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Overcoming fear when you increase your position size ...
Replies: 7
Views: 7957

Mechanical systems only

Roscoe, I too, find alcohol to be very useful, but only occasionally. Rattles my nerves the next day. :lol: But, I'm from Minnesota and we have different issues up here. And…as far as the price of oil goes, we may be using our stash of Crown Royale to run the Honda if things keep up as they are. I...
by daveineagan
Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Brokers
Topic: Refco
Replies: 30
Views: 23059

Stop Orders

...well, since we're on the topic of switching brokers I have a question for the forum. I am about ready to begin trading a LTTF system. I would like to trade the markets via an electronic front-end. My orders would be entered in the evening or early morning as stops which, if hit, would bring me in...
by daveineagan
Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Contract Specifications
Replies: 7
Views: 5159

TS2000i Roscoe. It's all new to me too! :roll:
by daveineagan
Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:57 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Contract Specifications
Replies: 7
Views: 5159

Contract Specifications

I'm just beginning my automated system testing and wondered if someone could point me to their "favorite" site which outlines futures contract specifications? I will need to enter this info into my testing program to indicate min. move and what a full point move is worth for each futures contract. t...
by daveineagan
Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: System performance
Replies: 9
Views: 6816

is 18% good?

Well, if you start with 50K, 18% in 10 years becomes $221K. Seems pretty good to me. In 15 years the 50k becomes 1/2million. Sounds like there is potential with your system.