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by kingami
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: NORGATE data
Replies: 21
Views: 11524

Pinnacle data are fine. They seem to have longer historical data. Their continuous contracts are fixed date. It just takes a bit more time to get it set up for Trading Blox and AmiBroker. They don't provide the needed configuration files for TB or AB and their software looks antique (still DOS based...
by kingami
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: NORGATE data
Replies: 21
Views: 11524

I just switched from Pinnacle to Norgate and found that they are very easy to set up. I use both TradingBlox and AmiBroker and they have configuration file and script you can use directly to get everything straignt, a great time saver. Their support is very responsive as well (Richard Dale for me).
by kingami
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: pinnacledata.com is down
Replies: 4
Views: 2956

Thanks to both for your replies.

The website came back in the afternoon and I just received the instructions from Pinnacle support to download my subscription.
by kingami
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: pinnacledata.com is down
Replies: 4
Views: 2956

pinnacledata.com is down

I just subscribed to their data last weekend through tradersstudio but their website has been down since last night.

I have not received the CD yet and want to ask them the status, but have no way to reach them now since the website is down.

Is their data feed still OK last night?
by kingami
Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Question for Trading Blox users
Replies: 14
Views: 6790

You can use "Start Date Stepping" which steps through different start dates (in your case five year interval) and compares the results.
by kingami
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Benefits of custom software vs. Trading Blox
Replies: 18
Views: 8395

Also, how do you feel about the future viability of Trading Blox? Do you think it is hear to stay? I sure hope so. Of all the platforms I've used and seen over the years, Trading Blox is the best platform for building a realistic trading plan. Trading Blox management also has a plan in place to all...
by kingami
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Benefits of custom software vs. Trading Blox
Replies: 18
Views: 8395

Re: Benefits of custom software vs. Trading Blox

The only reason I began developing my own software to begin with was because Seykota recommends it on his Trading Tribe website. However, I think he may have been ignorant of Blox at that time, which was in early 2006. His main gripe was that software cannot "simulate interactive portfolios with mu...
by kingami
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Benefits of custom software vs. Trading Blox
Replies: 18
Views: 8395

Amibroker is "Tomasz's software?" Also, the list of Amibroker's features is extensive and seems to match up with most of TB's, but yet it is 1/10 the price. What am I missing? I have been using Amibroker since 4.0 (latest version is 5.2) and seen its features grow very much. It has a very powerful ...
by kingami
Fri May 22, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Help with ATR position sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 8495

ATR based position sizing assumes that you use stop loss which is away from your entry price in the distance of a number (normally 2 to 5) of 15 day ATR average. Divide 1% of your equity by that distance to get the number of lots you would trade. If you don't use stop loss, you may need to based on ...