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by TradingCoach
Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: On Longs, Shorts and Capturing the Trend
Replies: 1
Views: 4387

di+ di- will do the trick

When DI+ crosses over DI- ie. green is on the top the trend is positive (no matter for how shortlived it maybe) reverse is true for downtrend. This also musy be confirmed with weekly charts.

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by TradingCoach
Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Darvas Trading Box
Replies: 4
Views: 4812

Re: Darvas Trading Box

simjs wrote:Hi,

Did anyone simulate Nicolas Darvas trading box on Trading Blox ?

Regards.
No but I have the code for WLD 3.0
should be easy to convert....
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by TradingCoach
Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: spread btwn cash and far out month 07
Replies: 2
Views: 2801

spread btwn cash and far out month 07

In regards of crude oil....someone made this statement but I would deduce just the opposite.
"The spread between spot and 07 is $5.00, it was over $10.00 a few months ago. That indicates to me that maybe this down move is a temporary retracement."
fundies what is the deal?
by TradingCoach
Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:10 am
Forum: Brokers
Topic: Looking for Licensig CD's (series 3,7,30)
Replies: 4
Views: 4618

thanks for the offers and ideas.

thanks for the offers and ideas. I truely appreciate it.
The s7 is far away for me and may never happen :-)
my plate is full....
by TradingCoach
Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: Forex
Topic: FX Strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 10784

problem with this FX strategy

the bid/ask spread is often so large of the exotics that you can drive a Mack truck through.
by TradingCoach
Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: does anyone have
Replies: 5
Views: 4045

yes, thanks

it is very much of what I thought. with the side note that there are many CTA's who have zero to manage and they resort to writing newsletters and in the case of one former turtle become IB's.
thanks for the post.
by TradingCoach
Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: does anyone have
Replies: 5
Views: 4045

thanks a lot for the replies

the series 30 manual mentions a lot but it is all legalese. I know that CTA's can handle discretionary accounts while brokers need 2 year or NFA exemption. Some CTAs write newsletters, some just have it for the fun of it. :shock: All in all still right now you can write software and disseminate advi...
by TradingCoach
Tue Sep 28, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: does anyone have
Replies: 5
Views: 4045

does anyone have

an idea where I can find out of the CTA business more? What do they do and why. Is there a guide to traders thinking of becoming CTA's.
I never thought of them as better than a broker - after all it is a reg only.
NFA member - right?
by TradingCoach
Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:02 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: A Basic Question: Pit & Electronic
Replies: 9
Views: 5266

Re: pit vs. electronic offset

I do not think so. The sizes are different, that maybe so if you trade a ratio of matching the size diff. If your trade is placed in the same month, they will offset each other. One reason you may want to do this is if you executed to open a position on the electronic session and that exchange went ...
by TradingCoach
Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: A Basic Question: Pit & Electronic
Replies: 9
Views: 5266

Never - you can attempt to arb these markets and you won't

Never - you can attempt to arb these markets and you won't be the only one, only that there is no point doing that. I rather arb different contract months or futures - like corn versus weat.
by TradingCoach
Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: Brokers
Topic: Looking for Licensig CD's (series 3,7,30)
Replies: 4
Views: 4618

Looking for Licensig CD's (series 3,7,30)

Looking for Licensig CD's (series 3,7,30) practice exam tests.
Will pay (reasonable price), barter and/or accept donations.
:oops:
by TradingCoach
Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:55 am
Forum: Brokers
Topic: Is this viable for traders with limited starting capital?
Replies: 4
Views: 5936

Why bother?

Using great ideas on a shoestring is my forte. I ran into people who have $3000 and the itch to trade. Here is what I tell them; "trade spreads like you would buy sell the future but spread the bull or bear spread accordingly." For those who are little more sophisticated I tell to trade forex - they...
by TradingCoach
Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:22 am
Forum: Brokers
Topic: Vision Express
Replies: 3
Views: 3925

thanks for the feedback

what struck me is that it is free and you can enter spreads (!) + they have a real desk more than IB can say... might want to try VisionPro maybe less error msgs for a price... I have been running the trial and while it looks OK I do get a lot of error messages - VE seems to want some connection wit...
by TradingCoach
Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Brokers
Topic: Vision Express
Replies: 3
Views: 3925

Vision Express

Anyone know this platform or use it?
it is from
http://www.visionlp.com/

The platform is very decent and apparently supports a chain of futures IB's with decent commission. I hear that they will soon offer securities access.
by TradingCoach
Sat Aug 07, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: Brokers
Topic: European alternative to Interactive Brokers?
Replies: 14
Views: 9995

ib IS a european company

they recommend to have a voice based and live broker backup and only use ib as a paralel broker. (this to me sounds like BS)
Europe is big on fees and charges and I doubt you'll find anything matching IB's cost.
by TradingCoach
Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: Forex
Topic: Data
Replies: 1
Views: 3842

His website says

Andrew is no longer selling FX software
by TradingCoach
Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: why is curve fitting so bad?
Replies: 4
Views: 3530

Hmm.

Good link. Thanks
I meant primarily parameter optimization and testing on a well selected group (basket) that one would normally trade from. I suppose it is ok to exlude Palladium if you do not ever want to trade that market, but trade gold and silver....
by TradingCoach
Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:08 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: why is curve fitting so bad?
Replies: 4
Views: 3530

why is curve fitting so bad?

I am trying to understand this - I do not mean to curve fit a system for a specific commodity or an index for example but having a system curve fitted for say,l commodities is acceptable in my opinion. What do you think?
by TradingCoach
Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Are You Suited to Trend Following
Replies: 42
Views: 54746

Re: Are You Suited to Trend Following

I have read the test. But it is silly. If one has neurotic tendencies he/she should not trade period. Trend following or otherwise. The paper makes it sound like trend following you can't do but other forms of trading, gambling are ok. Medication is the key :) Personality and Trend-Following by Bret...
by TradingCoach
Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: Forex
Topic: FX Strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 10784

where can you trade exotics and do they allow mini accouts?

I currently looking only for a traditional fx outfit like refcofx and fxcm