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by Douglas
Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: Money Management
Topic: The Myth of Mathematics
Replies: 8
Views: 7325

Chris, Have you tested your 1 in 10,000 claim? Perhaps we should take a poll on this forum. We’ll need at least 10,000 (many more would be better) newbies with excellent system design experience, knowledge of the markets, but with no trading experience, and, say, $100,000 of their own money to thr...
by Douglas
Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Would you have invested?
Replies: 3
Views: 6863

No way man, I would have been into Corn and beans.

...after, of course, I bolted out of my mother's womb

lol

D
by Douglas
Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:50 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: What motivates us???
Replies: 8
Views: 8659

My motivation in life... I’m an engineer, so I like to create things. I also enjoy learning about areas that I previously did not know about. I enjoy trying to accomplish feats that many others cannot. I like to be quantitative about my successes (and failures). Now, all I need is a blank canvas.....
by Douglas
Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:22 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Too much reading ...
Replies: 58
Views: 49236

You would actually have to think, read, and do work to see the Naked King. Not many of the non-trader type people who I know do all three of the above with respect to money. I'm curious to see how many traders still have money with ye olde skimmers-off-the-top mutual fund Kings. I'd be guessing, but...
by Douglas
Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:01 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: How are people executing futures trades?
Replies: 6
Views: 6446

Chuck,

What are the costs like for using Trading Technologies X-trader ?

Doug
by Douglas
Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Ryan Jones' Money Management
Replies: 33
Views: 36148

Kiwi, could you expand on this?

I'm not familiar with Aberration et al. money management system, so I'm curious to know where the holes in the logic are.

Cheers,
Doug
by Douglas
Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:49 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Improve Risk:Reward by using different time frames?
Replies: 20
Views: 24562

I suppose the shorter term system traders would typically trade more contracts than when it morphs into its longer term Green Hulk. So one would have to either trim down the size (make the position smaller to account for the widened stop) or trade the smaller number in the short term system with sma...
by Douglas
Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Improve Risk:Reward by using different time frames?
Replies: 20
Views: 24562

Back to the original thread: Improve Risk:Reward by using different time frames? This actually makes very good sense to me. Think about volatility – volatility is a function of time. Movement per unit time. So why not think about risk in the same way? Most of us likely already do because we link r...
by Douglas
Thu Jan 01, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: Brokers
Topic: ;-)
Replies: 6
Views: 5596

Sell Short is for opening a short position in a shortable stock. You can't short sell futures, you simply "Sell". Hence the dual option for opening a position. When you close a long position, you simply "Sell". THis is why there is only the "Sell" option below the market line. You cannot close a lon...
by Douglas
Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: Brokers
Topic: ;-)
Replies: 6
Views: 5596

Bernd, Check out IB's website, you'll find that you trade assets in other currencies on credit. You can increase/decrease the balance by buying lump sums of IDEAL currencies. If you buy US assets, but have no USD you'll borrow the money from IB. If you make a profit when you close out the trade, you...