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by ronblack
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Language conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 2292

Language conversion

Hi, Is there an Easylanguage converter to Blox Basic programming language ? I use a program called APS Automatic Pattern search to discover short term price patterns in index, futures, etf and forex data. This program generates automatically Easylanguage code and other scripts one could probably con...
by ronblack
Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Neural networks
Replies: 16
Views: 9867

Personally, I think NN is mathematical masturbation, too much activity for what, in the end, is a less than fully satisfying result. Both in the insurance industry, and in trading, I think simpler solutions are the best. I looked at Tradecision http://www.tradecision.com but I stll don't understand...
by ronblack
Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: Trend following from short-term signals
Replies: 1
Views: 6015

Trend following from short-term signals

Trend following offers a much higher profit potential than intraday and short-term trading, no question about it, and this is IMO one of the reasons it's much harder. I found this paper in Fidelity Active Trader about approximating trend following by actually generating a sequence of appropriate sho...
by ronblack
Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: Brokers
Topic: FX retail brokers
Replies: 1
Views: 4551

FX retail brokers

I wonder; do these forex retail pool operators actually trade in the forex markets or they just fill the orders customers place using their own funds knowing that 95% of them will go bad due to volatility and high leverage? Is there any regulation that foirces these firms to actually take a position...
by ronblack
Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Brokers
Topic: Tradestation Securities
Replies: 0
Views: 4242

Tradestation Securities

What is your opinion and experience? It seems they offer rock botton commissions and the software (tradestation) is for free. I wonder if they can see the logic of the system used to enter trades. I'm not sure what information is passed to their servers.

Ron
by ronblack
Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Forex
Topic: IB forex
Replies: 2
Views: 5371

IB forex

Anyone with experience with IB's forex service? I'm looking for a tight EUR/USD bid/ask spread and it seems only IB can offer spreads as low as 1 pip. In some other forums I heard people had problems with order executions, delays, etc.

Ron