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by zacharyoxman
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Heads up, bad open interest data causing roll for ES
Replies: 1
Views: 1758

Heads up, bad open interest data causing roll for ES

CSI #487 (Emini SP): Data for 20110114 showing an open interest of "0" (for those using Total Open Interest). This is causing a roll issue for those trading ES, creating a bad roll to June (which we all know doesn't make sense). I have emailed CSI to correct the data, just thought I'd make everyone ...
by zacharyoxman
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Bellies - A dying market
Replies: 7
Views: 2997

LeviF wrote:
MarkS wrote:bacon used to be used mostly in spring and summer for BLT sandwiches.
This is the best explanation they could come up with? Lol.
I thought the same thing. Sometimes I sit back and realize just how fundamental the markets we trade are. BLT sandwiches in summer....wow.
by zacharyoxman
Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Bellies - A dying market
Replies: 7
Views: 2997

Bellies - A dying market

From MFG today:

Subject: Pork Belly Futures
To:
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 11:59 AM

Due to a lack of open interest MF Global will no longer offer Pork Belly Futures on MF Xpress or MTRADE. All client executions for this contract should be directed to the MF Global Order Desk 312-548-7800.
by zacharyoxman
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Suspicious data
Replies: 51
Views: 27163

New Zealand Bank Bills has frequent daily bar issues as well, may want to keep an eye out on that one if you trade it.
by zacharyoxman
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Brokers
Topic: MF Global
Replies: 6
Views: 9779

On my Mfglobal account in london i pay interest on currencies where i am down, but i get nothing on credits. Is it the same for you? Thank you I am in figthing mode, today. Just find a small error on the statments. They have charged a roll on KPO at 3.500 usd per contract. That has been my experien...
by zacharyoxman
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Platform to Trade Foreign Markets
Replies: 11
Views: 4566

AFJ Garner describes the method perfectly.

I have not found a platform yet that allows electronic executions on LME market.

It helps immensely to have strong relationships established on the Global Trading Desks at your specific FCM.
by zacharyoxman
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: London Sugar?
Replies: 10
Views: 5719

We got the same response...basically, too bad. Looks like a fat finger to me...
by zacharyoxman
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: London Sugar?
Replies: 10
Views: 5719

London Sugar?

Who got stopped out on that move today? It came up on my data examiner and, wow, what a move....

I can't find any stories or news, anyone?
by zacharyoxman
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Brokers
Topic: New Contact Information, Zachary Oxman
Replies: 1
Views: 4134

New Contact Information, Zachary Oxman

Hello Blox Forum Members,

Effective today, I am no longer with Wisdom Financial.

If you'd like to speak with me, please contact me:

Zachary Oxman
TrendMax Futures
949 874 8477
zach@trendmaxfutures.com

Thank you, feel free to email, call or Private Message me.
by zacharyoxman
Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: London coffee contract size just doubled
Replies: 13
Views: 8280

Thanks Sluggo,

I've made changes to my Futures Dictionary effective March forward.

Zach
by zacharyoxman
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Storied Cotton - WSJ article
Replies: 19
Views: 10896

Ah LEO-WEB

My first online trading platform....how far we've come.
by zacharyoxman
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Mexican Peso - Huge Move
Replies: 9
Views: 5148

Paul, Thanks for the update, looks like they bumped the bust level a bit after I talked to them. Sluggo, Great post, all excellent ways to attempt to avoid these types of moves. Obviously, not having any orders working in the market (#3) would be the most obvious way of avoiding these erroneous move...
by zacharyoxman
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Mexican Peso - Huge Move
Replies: 9
Views: 5148

They are busting all trades below 94000. Yet ANOTHER situation (three by my count in the last year) where there was literally no market depth and the Peso had another insanely large and unjustifiable movement. Regardless, they are holding fills at insane levels and I am personally advising clients t...
by zacharyoxman
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Limit Up Days
Replies: 1
Views: 2292

Josiah, There are a few ways to handle this. First off, Trading Blox has a trigger in the Global Parameters that handles this specifically: Trade Futures on Lock Day When set to false, you will not have fills on any type of order (exit nor entry) entry on limit up or limit down days, when the trade ...
by zacharyoxman
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Trading Blox vs Tradestation
Replies: 5
Views: 4546

Dave, There are many, and you have highlighted two biggies. My favorites: - Parameter Stepping (the ability to test multiple parameter sets with one click), which is one of the biggest benefits - Ability to easily figure in real world costs (commissions AND slippage AND roll slippage/cost) and earne...
by zacharyoxman
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: How to lower the blood pressure?
Replies: 9
Views: 10625

I've always found that golfing, working out, yoga and the occasional long drive in the car helps me out.
by zacharyoxman
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Anyone has experience with the housing index futures?
Replies: 5
Views: 3743

Agreed 100%. There seem to be a ton of products and synthetics that could be created around the idea of housing futures. I have a workspace that I actually open every few weeks to track the prices and volumes in the housing futures. I am going to keep a close eye on these as I think they will be nic...
by zacharyoxman
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: VIX futures
Replies: 7
Views: 5191

I have traded VIX futures. Different desk all together through MF Global. The fills I received were of good quality and I believe that this is a good quality market that you can trade.

Feel free to PM or email me (or call) if you want to talk about this a bit more.

Zach
866 430 1245
by zacharyoxman
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Anyone has experience with the housing index futures?
Replies: 5
Views: 3743

They came out with a lot of fire, much like the Ethanol futures, but have not had a serious catch with speculators nor hedgers to this point. I do see a ton of potential going forward, and I'd love to trend follow them as housing seems like a trend friendly market. Perhaps they'll dump more marketin...
by zacharyoxman
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Anyone has experience with the housing index futures?
Replies: 5
Views: 3743

Ive traded them from time to time for clients. The only markets that seem to have any reasonable trades (from my memory) are LA, LAV, Miami, NY and Chicago. I think that San Diego and a couple of other regional markets were much thinner. You can trade with limit orders and I've had clients carry pos...