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by Loitering Without Intent
Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Black Swans
Replies: 14
Views: 11098

Hedging with options is another alternative form of protection. There are no specific event exclusions with options, but then options aren't available on all stocks, and even where they are available, not all of them are liquid enough to get "reasonable" prices consistently. Overall, I'm yet to see ...
by Loitering Without Intent
Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: VB.net Programming and Custom Software design
Replies: 16
Views: 21290

Having dealt with all this for years, raw binary data files rule when it comes to speed. Reading text files can be reasonably fast, but all that field splitting, qualifying, and parsing to native binary formats does take processing time. (It's most neglible until you start reading heaps of data in.)...
by Loitering Without Intent
Sun Jan 11, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Black Swans
Replies: 14
Views: 11098

If you are really concerned, don't trade futures, trade stocks without leverage, there's no chance of completely blowing out doing that. You won't make the same level of returns however. I agree with this, but even without leverage, stock trading has it's catastrophic events that can do serious dam...