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by DMFord
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: CSI Download Problems UA 2.9.3
Replies: 18
Views: 8284

Ahh - apparently it was my fault :roll:

They suspended my account decause I hadn't signed some agreement 3 months ago when I renewed my subscription.

So, 2.9.3 is still working :-)
by DMFord
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: CSI Download Problems UA 2.9.3
Replies: 18
Views: 8284

Doh!
I was clearly 10 minutes too late
Do you find your version of CSI stable ? I havn't upgraded for 2 years because of the initial problems they had with 2.10.
by DMFord
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: CSI Download Problems UA 2.9.3
Replies: 18
Views: 8284

Oooh look , its happening again (8:20pm EST Thur 21/01/10)

Error CmpDaily Message
Invalid Request, please try again

I hope this will "resolve itself" like the last time
Anyone else got it again ? (I am still on 2.9.3)

Dave
by DMFord
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: It's boring to trade a system; how do you use your time?
Replies: 13
Views: 11287

I do quite a lot of financial/economics reading and analysis & put my spare equity to work in other investments. From Jan-Aug I've ridden the equity bounce on overseas markets & made a 45% return (now out of this), and then I moved a lot into mining/gold companies a few months back (now starting to ...
by DMFord
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: CSI Download Problems UA 2.9.3
Replies: 18
Views: 8284

Yep, I get the same message.

Been fine all week, then this morning (Sat 7th March) I get no download.

Error message :

Error CmpDaily Message
Invalid Request, please try again.

Very poor that there is no weekend support, or CSI forum.
by DMFord
Thu May 15, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Recording trades in TB
Replies: 9
Views: 6067

I use the TB simulation as a reasonable approximation. Only use order generation if fill was late/early, or to compensate for human errors in the course of trading. You can then re-bias your equity every 1/3/6 months to correct for any drift using some of the Equity Add/Remove custom blox posted on ...
by DMFord
Wed May 07, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: How to know if system is working?
Replies: 1
Views: 2059

Hi, I started using TB in August 2007. I put together a cautious out-of-the-box system targetting 12% CAGR. I checked the entried & exits every day until Christmas (5 months) I came to see that what happened in TB represented what happened in the actual trading. There were occasional discrepancies (...
by DMFord
Thu May 01, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Nice trend in Rice
Replies: 14
Views: 8225

Hongbo! I'm just using the out-of-the box Donchian Breakout system. I use a fixed date roll, & have rolled every 2 months so far. I know it makes "enough" money in the long run 8) I've recently upgraded to TB Builder and made some nice but simple enhancements to the standard Donchian system and I'm ...
by DMFord
Thu May 01, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Nice trend in Rice
Replies: 14
Views: 8225

Notice the reversal of rice at almost exactly $25. Did people just decide they were not that hungry, or is this speculators targetting a nice round number for the short ? Given its probably the latter, there will probably be covering at $20-$22 (same round number principal) leaving the long trend in...
by DMFord
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Nice trend in Rice
Replies: 14
Views: 8225

Yep,

Been long on Rice since August 2007 8)

I'm only running a very cautious system, with fairly low risk, so my system asked for only 1 contract. Hopefully liquidity shouldn't be a prob. at this level.

Dave
by DMFord
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Anyone has traded the CME Chinese RMB Futures?
Replies: 3
Views: 3740

Looked at these a while back.
Zero volume.
Broker advised against it.
by DMFord
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: US Dollar Index Spike Real or Fake?
Replies: 1
Views: 2989

Got similar data in CSI,

I was stopped out of a short @ 72.950, which was roughly where my stop was (thankfully)

Dave
by DMFord
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Moving Average Ratio Optimization Research
Replies: 7
Views: 3449

Boo !
:cry:
by DMFord
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Moving Average Ratio Optimization Research
Replies: 7
Views: 3449

You can get it online ??? Where ?

Already bought it , but damn I'd buy it again online.

Then I could take it around on my laptop - which is significantly lighter than the book :D
by DMFord
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Forex
Topic: Carry Trade System Anyone ?
Replies: 13
Views: 9700

Like I said...
Not knowing much about Forex...
Thanks nodoodahs, thats helpful & makes sense - never even considered there was something to consider here !

Dave
by DMFord
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Optimization causing spikes...
Replies: 3
Views: 2750

Yup, I've seen similar things - if you "optimise" one or two parameters at a time, (e.g. entry conditions, then portfolio filters, then exits) the system can get quite highly tuned to selection you've already made. Then when you revisit the earlier parameters, you find them much more sensitive. I'm ...
by DMFord
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Forex
Topic: Carry Trade System Anyone ?
Replies: 13
Views: 9700

Interesting & encouraging stuff, and certainly worth some exploration. DB Funds state: Seeks to track the Deutsche Bank G10 Currency Future Harvest Indexâ„¢ by (1) entering into long futures contracts on the three G10 currencies associated with the highest interest rates, (2) entering into short fut...
by DMFord
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Forex
Topic: Carry Trade System Anyone ?
Replies: 13
Views: 9700

Carry Trade System Anyone ?

Hi, On Leonardos Infinite Yield Forex site http://www.infiniteyield.com he mentiones Carry Trades.. I shelved the idea of carry trades a few months ago as implausible (i.e. too good to be true) and I was too busy getting my first fledgling LTTF running. Leonardo's site (He has carry trades as Unique...
by DMFord
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Pooling our research and money
Replies: 8
Views: 9123

Hi, I think if you're trading short term futures contracts with expiry typically a few weeks/months away, it would be VERY hard to convince the revenue that this is investing. Also, you cannot by definition "invest" in rubber, gold, soybeans, oil, IRD's etc. You can only "invest" in company shares -...
by DMFord
Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Pooling our research and money
Replies: 8
Views: 9123

Nope,

As I said, its your MAIN source of income which counts.

Spreadbetting (if successful) would still be your MAIN source of income, so would be treated as a job, and hence taxable.

Dave