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by Karakoram
Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:21 am
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: What Language to Learn ? (VB / VC / C# ... or ?
Replies: 26
Views: 32125

Learning VB.NET

Hi Guys, Thanks for all your help in making my decision. I ordered some C++ and VB.net books, and have been working through the VB.net tutorials. I have to say, coming from the old school style of programming--here is my resume: Commodore basic (Vic 20 with a whopping 5k of RAM) Apple Basic (Yes, th...
by Karakoram
Thu Aug 21, 2003 12:41 pm
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: What Language to Learn ? (VB / VC / C# ... or ?
Replies: 26
Views: 32125

Just a comment.

Java is derived from C++. So a programmer that knows C++ can transition to Java quickly.
by Karakoram
Tue Aug 05, 2003 6:33 pm
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: What Language to Learn ? (VB / VC / C# ... or ?
Replies: 26
Views: 32125

I found that if you write an application in QuantStudio, you could not share or sell the software with others, unless they have quantstudio. They don't provide the source code, unless you pay thousands (from what I hear, upper thousands) of dollars. I don't like limitations, and I learned that the h...
by Karakoram
Tue Aug 05, 2003 2:49 pm
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: What Language to Learn ? (VB / VC / C# ... or ?
Replies: 26
Views: 32125

I looked more carefully at smart quant, and I decided that it introduces other limitations.

It still appears that the scratch built approach is the way to go.


there is a tool set for C++ programmers, http://www.ta-lib.org

Does anyone know of somthing similar for VB.net, or any .net language ?
by Karakoram
Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:12 pm
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: What Language to Learn ? (VB / VC / C# ... or ?
Replies: 26
Views: 32125

Thank you, that is awesome!

Exactly what I need.
by Karakoram
Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:07 pm
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: What Language to Learn ? (VB / VC / C# ... or ?
Replies: 26
Views: 32125

Sir G, THank you for the advice, it is much appreciated. I agree, the difference between VB.net and C++.net is mostly a moot point. I have Visual Studio, the full developer's version, so it came with everything. Its simply a matter of learning and practice for me. I considered all the the things you...
by Karakoram
Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:11 pm
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: What Language to Learn ? (VB / VC / C# ... or ?
Replies: 26
Views: 32125

I can shed a little light. I learned Fortran back in 1991 (FORMula TRANslation). I am currently learning VB.net, and intend to learn some C++.net. VB is easier, and is not case sensitve like C++ Imagine writing code, like in Tradestation easy language where "Plot" was valid, but "plot" is not. That ...
by Karakoram
Thu May 29, 2003 5:18 pm
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: What Language to Learn ? (VB / VC / C# ... or ?
Replies: 26
Views: 32125

No problem posting my questions, thank you for replying. Here are the few VB "hick-up" I ran into: - Code Size limitations - DLL Support was difficult at the time I used it VB6 - No real CLASS support and difficulties to integrate C++ libraries - Speed I was under the impression that VB.NET fixed al...
by Karakoram
Tue Apr 29, 2003 12:21 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Portfolio Selection
Replies: 57
Views: 52189

YES! Thank you Robert. YOu said it better than I was trying to say it.
by Karakoram
Mon Apr 28, 2003 11:05 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Portfolio Selection
Replies: 57
Views: 52189

you said: "that, amongst other measures, have low correlations. " You are assuming that low correlations will continue into the future, or said another way, you are assuming that the past will be repeated in the future. My belief is that this is a mistake to assume that the past will repeat in the f...
by Karakoram
Mon Apr 21, 2003 4:16 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: A moment of significant enlightenment
Replies: 16
Views: 16311

I've also sometimes thought that writing an autobiography is a fairly self-centered or egotistical act. At the same, I admit that I'll eventually do that. Does that make me egotistical? Hmmm... I'll probably write a book on trading soon, I've started on but I'm not ready to finish it yet. I think t...
by Karakoram
Thu Apr 17, 2003 4:52 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: A moment of significant enlightenment
Replies: 16
Views: 16311

Forum Mgmnt, would you consider writing a book about your experiences?

An autobiography of your trading history, with your thoughts, feelings, etc during each event?
by Karakoram
Thu Apr 17, 2003 4:01 pm
Forum: Money Management
Topic: What's the best way to learn about Money Management
Replies: 9
Views: 10286

I found that Dr. THarp's "Special Report on Money Management" to be worth more than it's weight in Gold (at least up to around 600/oz :lol: )

www.iitm.com
by Karakoram
Thu Apr 17, 2003 3:24 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Portfolio Selection
Replies: 57
Views: 52189

"From this perspective, does it make sense to calculate the correlation of a potential entry in relation to your current holdings to determine diversification effects?" If I understand you correctly, I think this is a question I would answer in my backtest. Then I can determine the correlation by si...
by Karakoram
Thu Apr 17, 2003 1:00 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Portfolio Selection
Replies: 57
Views: 52189

I just have some comments. "in classical portfolio management, managers would attempt to diversify across many investment vehicles with low correlation (0 to -1)" -1 means perfectly negatively correlated, or when one goes up, the other goes down. I think you mean -1/2 or more to +1/2 or less (a rang...
by Karakoram
Thu Apr 17, 2003 11:27 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Portfolio Selection
Replies: 57
Views: 52189

I agree that correlations change between markets. They sometimes correlate, they sometimes do not. That is why I beleive in trading as many markets as my account will allow, even some markets that are correlated now, as well as markets that are not correlated now (but could be in the future). You ne...
by Karakoram
Thu Apr 17, 2003 1:29 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Portfolio Selection
Replies: 57
Views: 52189

I cannot speak for others, I will give you my opinions and beliefs: I believe market selection is more of a discretionary process. I believe in diversification in independent markets. Short term traders have a much harder time doing this. I am longer term. I believe much of portfolio selection is a ...