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by fab1usa1
Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: How USDCAD relates to Silver?‏
Replies: 15
Views: 6647

same here.
by fab1usa1
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Selecting a Portfolio
Replies: 7
Views: 3019

Just my two cents, but if the S&P 500 appeals to you then why not develop a system that trades SPY or ES? That way you can concentrate on your entry and exit logic rather than focusing on concerns of what stock comprised the index at any given time. Once you develop a winning system having character...
by fab1usa1
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: Portara & CQG Datafactory - Professional Data Service
Replies: 17
Views: 9310

On this page: http://www.portara.org/pricing.php There is a missing reference regarding "minimum symbol purchases required": Note 5. The Extraction Software Portara Charts® for Rolling Compressing Updating & Charting is complimentary with your data purchases *minimum symbol purchases apply. What is...
by fab1usa1
Wed May 14, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: What is lifestyle for professional trader?
Replies: 4
Views: 3384

My typical day consists of waking up at 6am (east coast time), flipping on the computers, downloading CSI data, and then running Trading Blox to send the orders to my broker. I am typically done by 6:45am. And then most times I simply turn off the computers, and go about my household chores, meeting...
by fab1usa1
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: How to calculate this math?
Replies: 3
Views: 2618

It depends on what your objectives are: - If this is indeed rental property then your estimated 1% annual net income will soon turn negative due to the cost of property maintenance and management. Your estimate of zero capital loss is unrealistic. The only way that I would buy this property is for p...
by fab1usa1
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Money Management
Topic: When should I rebalance my portifolio?
Replies: 8
Views: 4319

Yes, I agree sluggo. My concern is that oem is looking to us for the solution rather than achieving it on his own.
by fab1usa1
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Money Management
Topic: When should I rebalance my portifolio?
Replies: 8
Views: 4319

Yes, go in ALL directions. Your backtest results will tell you which direction was the most profitable or least painful, or, or, or... whatever metric is important to you!
by fab1usa1
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: U.S. citizen who wishes to trade LSE stocks
Replies: 0
Views: 10735

U.S. citizen who wishes to trade LSE stocks

Ordinarily I would ask my tax accountant the following question but after last tax season I realized that he knows a lot less than I give him credit for... I wish to trade stocks listed on the London Stock Exchange via Interactive Brokers. I am a U.S. citizen/taxpayer. Do you know what my filing req...
by fab1usa1
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: Trading Futures with MultiCharts and Interactive Brokers
Replies: 0
Views: 11564

Trading Futures with MultiCharts and Interactive Brokers

My experience with back-testing futures strategies is using TradingBlox and CSI Market Data. It is CSI that manages back-adjustments of historical contracts according to my specified roll schedule. TradingBlox applies indicators on the back-adjusted data and then generates orders against the nearest...
by fab1usa1
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: NE Today
Replies: 1
Views: 2338

Oh shoot! CSI is selling a crystal ball into the future?
by fab1usa1
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Any Rhyme Rules for traders?
Replies: 4
Views: 3626

I put more weight on the last line of Mr. Drew's bio: "The Panic of 1873 cost him still more, and by 1876, Drew filed for bankruptcy, with debts exceeding a million dollars and no viable assets. He died in 1879, dependent on his son for support." While its nice to know that Mr. Drew was a phenominal...
by fab1usa1
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Any Rhyme Rules for traders?
Replies: 4
Views: 3626

Daniel Drew - what an interesting life. Curiously, he was born in the town of Carmel, NY, which is where I purchased my first home and lived for ten years. Let's hope that Mr. Drew's bad luck does not rub off on me!
by fab1usa1
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Market Psychology
Topic: How to beat yourself before beating the market?
Replies: 5
Views: 5105

1. In the beginning don't put too much trading equity to work until you gain experience with your system. 2. Don't be fooled by an upward-sloping equity curve that spans decades. There is real pain in those drawdowns that look like little blips. 3. Beware of systems with a low profit factor (< 2.0) ...
by fab1usa1
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Triple Moving Average Experience
Replies: 36
Views: 22386

Dollar Risk Per Trade for a long position is (Entry Fill - Stop Price) * Quantity. Rearrange terms to get Stop Price = Entry Fill - Dollar Risk Per Trade / Quantity. In your case: Entry Fill = $21.27, Dollar Risk Per Trade = 1% of $250K = $2500, and Quantity = 1996 Therefore: Stop Price = $20.02 The...
by fab1usa1
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: How to determine Rate of Change from MACD?
Replies: 14
Views: 9757

Yes, I realized that truth after I posted it. I tried to revoke my post but was not able to find a way to do that.
by fab1usa1
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: How to determine Rate of Change from MACD?
Replies: 14
Views: 9757

Yatta
by fab1usa1
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: How to determine Rate of Change from MACD?
Replies: 14
Views: 9757

Move along, nothing to see here.
by fab1usa1
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: How to determine Rate of Change from MACD?
Replies: 14
Views: 9757

I think that division by five changes the measurement units to "per day".
by fab1usa1
Tue May 28, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: What to do if you are fund manager?
Replies: 22
Views: 9193

I don't know if this answers your question but... One of the advantages of being a small investor is that I can trade low average volume stocks, meaning that I can buy and sell without moving the market. If I have lots of captial, like a fund manager, I say don't trade low average volume markets. In...
by fab1usa1
Tue May 28, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: What to do if you are fund manager?
Replies: 22
Views: 9193

10% of total equity per market, no more than 10 markets concurrently. I rarely have a full portfolio at any given time. The typical hold time per market is 3 to 7 days, sometimes less, sometimes more. On the odd occasion when markets are correlated after a macroeconomic or geopolitical event, I will...