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by SwingTrader
Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:38 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: ilYzyPKPwhICaq
Replies: 88
Views: 77963

Re: ETF's

Dave S. wrote:I'm new to this type of trading - can you tell me about ETF's?
Hi Dave,

This thread could be a place to start:

"Why actively trade ETFs?"
http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/printthre ... eadid=8052
by SwingTrader
Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:37 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: ilYzyPKPwhICaq
Replies: 88
Views: 77963

I traded a maximum of 20 stocks. Anything beyond and yes, you start to replicate the index. There is no risk/adjusted return benefit by trading more than 20 stocks to my knowledge anyway, all you do as increase the workload. Hi NickR, I was told that the effect of diversification is proportional to...
by SwingTrader
Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:36 pm
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: VERY long term trends.
Replies: 6
Views: 7474

Re: VERY long term trends.

I like the idea of trading these very long term moves on a monthly (perhaps weekly) compression basis and at the same time, trading a daily long term system and a daily medium term system, sometimes against the direction of the overall very long term move. Strange, why did the words by Sun Tzu "Lur...
by SwingTrader
Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:12 pm
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: Jesse Livermore ...
Replies: 14
Views: 17929

Re: Jesse Livermore & Omega ProSuite

Hi Robert, The biggest challenge was to find an environment where to implement that method in. Many of the macro-language environments (e.g. MetaStock’s FormulaLanguage / TradeStation’s EasyLanguage) had all shortcomings in regards to DIRECT addressing of the “price-bars” in a data-series. You just ...
by SwingTrader
Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: ilYzyPKPwhICaq
Replies: 88
Views: 77963

Re: trading ETFs vs mutual funds

Dave S. wrote:Gary Smith talks about trading mutual funds...
Won't trading sector ETFs serve as a better alternative to mutual funds because they benefit from being margin-enabled and shortable (even on an uptick) ?
by SwingTrader
Mon Apr 21, 2003 3:57 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Portfolio Selection
Replies: 57
Views: 52155

Re: Diversification

Dave S. wrote: 2) How do you diversify if you can only trade one market?
Easily. In this case you still have an ability to:

1) apply multiple uncorrelated strategies;
2) diversify timeframes;
3) even use multiple position sizing methods for them.

Best regards from Russia.