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by Imperium
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Can I roll over the day after expiration?
Replies: 5
Views: 3102

Be careful of some US futures as they operate a First Notice Days (FND) where you can get called if you hold these even though the contract hasn't expired.
by Imperium
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: negative rates being charged on margins
Replies: 1
Views: 2245

When we pointed this out to our PB they then placed a floor at 0%. You can always point out to them how insane this is.

Alternatively, you can just sweep your excess funds out into a deposit account somewhere else.
by Imperium
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Azuki beans
Replies: 5
Views: 3241

Nice open interest, about 300 lots per expiry. Makes Rough Rice look very liquid!
by Imperium
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Light Sweet Crude (WTI) vs Brent Crude ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3731

Traded on different exchanges; oil from and for different locations; also, one doesn't have position limits :lol: IIRC, if you do both on ICE you shouldn't have position limits on either. But, briefly: Brent: North Sea blend (bfoe). Global Benchmark. Better for hedging against crude derivatives suc...
by Imperium
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: The Mirage
Replies: 37
Views: 11717

Aaron, I too believe it is some 'no stone unturned' marketing spiel. But it also highlights the fact that people are looking into all sorts of data to try to get an edge from somewhere. Markets are jumpy and nervous, they have been for a few years and its likely this will continue for the next few y...
by Imperium
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: The Mirage
Replies: 37
Views: 11717

Here is the link to the article mentioned:

http://www.canada.com/mobile/iphone/tec ... story.html

It was barley and sesame prices, not wheat.

This is what you're up against.
by Imperium
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: The Mirage
Replies: 37
Views: 11717

If i find 400 yr of Soyabean data, i will throw out of the window. :D I read an article recently where Winton (i think) said they have wheat price data going back to Babylonian times. Also, they send people to libraries to memorise price data in old manuscripts/records that cant be photographed/rem...
by Imperium
Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Leverage for Spreadbetting
Replies: 17
Views: 6219

Capital Spreads are good too, usually tighter spreads than other SB companies. Also their CEO answers questions on t2w.com which I think is a really nice touch as far as customer service goes (just like this forum!).
by Imperium
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Brokers
Topic: Broker who handles Euronext indices?
Replies: 3
Views: 5518

Re: well thanks, but

painless wrote:I was looking for a Euro/London based broker. I found one called ODL and I will give them a try.
There are loads, try Man Financial for one, Google London/UK Brokers, buy the FT and view the adverts, look on FIND.co.uk, buy the IC.
by Imperium
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Anybody using Quad Core Machine for testing
Replies: 28
Views: 19795

I find that my HDD runs way slower than my dualcore (T7600) and so creates a huge bottleneck. A quad core would make sod-all difference on my machine for this reason.

I'd strongly advise a RAID0 HDD setup if you're using multi-cores.