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by TradingCoach
Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Forex
Topic: Electronic Spot Forex Markets
Replies: 14
Views: 13894

refco is also part owner of fxcm

look you can't look at a politician or a broker and seek no blemishes. There are none out there. there are not saits. I am sure fxcm will not run away and take your account.
by TradingCoach
Thu Apr 29, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Brokers
Topic: I am looking for good spread broker that handles IRA
Replies: 4
Views: 4509

yes in an IRA - you can trade futures

I have looked at IB (interactive broker), Advanced Futures. Both deal with an IRA costodian, AF charges a $50 setup fee and $100 fee for every year but yoiu can trade anything in the account including futures spreads. AF deals with MilleniumTrust for the IRA, their software X_Trader has spread capab...
by TradingCoach
Wed Apr 28, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Brokers
Topic: I am looking for good spread broker that handles IRA
Replies: 4
Views: 4509

I am looking for good spread broker that handles IRA

I only trade spreads, I like electronic access and phone backup.
Any ideas? US markets are adequate. Must be reasonable as I take no advice.
by TradingCoach
Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Spread question
Replies: 2
Views: 3175

Thanks

I am a LT trend follower too but my clients are always seeking a cheaper way of playing the futures markets. With the advent of mini contracts there is little need for spread trading but it can be a useful knowledge even determining the trend signals. I trade the energy markets and currencies as spr...
by TradingCoach
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Spread question
Replies: 2
Views: 3175

Spread question

A typical bullish spread the speculator would initiate by being long the nearest month and sell a further out month. A typical bear market the speculator would initiate by being short the nearest and buy the more distant month. Now I have an old book by Tom Kallard where he states that for gold the ...
by TradingCoach
Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: free end of day quote NT service for some friendly advice.
Replies: 3
Views: 3592

There are Java coders at Starbucks here in CA.

Java ? I thought you are a seafaring and tea drinking people? (Try to write an NT service with Java..... :) TradingCoach: 1. Where's the code? The code has been removed. 2. If you want the widest possible pool of people able to help, do not use exotic things like .net that no-one uses (the real worl...
by TradingCoach
Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:19 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Historical Data
Replies: 31
Views: 24612

I use a NT service I built to gather eod futures data

email PM me if interested...
by TradingCoach
Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: free end of day quote NT service for some friendly advice.
Replies: 3
Views: 3592

free end of day quote NT service for some friendly advice.

I have a freebie for some advice. Look at this code and tell me a smart way to merge these tables that I create into a final repository. The way the software works is you just say daily download and give a list of symbols. and the service will do the rest. load end of day prices into the tables for ...
by TradingCoach
Mon Nov 03, 2003 12:49 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: "back-testing" vs "trading systems"
Replies: 2
Views: 3572

"back-testing" vs "trading systems"

How do you feel about this? Could this be one or one functionality has to be more distinct? If you have a back-testing system why could it not give you signals on current (end-of-day) data? I know that a backtesting system also crunches the results and gives statistical reporting/graphs on results. ...
by TradingCoach
Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:16 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: I need a simple solution to a complex issue.
Replies: 14
Views: 9498

I did

My programmer in Poland suppose to know this, but you get what you pay for. :cry:
by TradingCoach
Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: I need a simple solution to a complex issue.
Replies: 14
Views: 9498

It makes sense.

Thanks Kiwi, It does but my intended P/L now just makes a division for most everything (EXCEPT currencies) and gets the bigpoint value so the profit loss can be just computed and multiplied by the big point value. Actually (NOW) I compute the number of ticks and multiply the tickvalue(in dollars) an...
by TradingCoach
Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:15 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: I need a simple solution to a complex issue.
Replies: 14
Views: 9498

This thread had been great help....

but I am still struggling with currency P/L.. This may be a dumb quesiton but it apprears that currency P/L calc must be different from the rest due to the normal big handle division yields results in non USD where we need P/L in USD... My progammer is in Poland and English is as alien to him as the...
by TradingCoach
Tue Oct 21, 2003 11:17 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: I need a simple solution to a complex issue.
Replies: 14
Views: 9498

HQuotes I find easy to use

HQuotesPro and I coded to accept that data format and others that take txt or csv files.
I think I only have to account for the interest rate products as "special cases" for now..
by TradingCoach
Tue Oct 21, 2003 5:41 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: I need a simple solution to a complex issue.
Replies: 14
Views: 9498

I need a simple solution to a complex issue.

I have finished with one applicaton to back test the PGO on a portfolio. I need a simple formula to compute win loss on different contracts I have the tick value - i.e. some refer as the point value in dollars for each but the handle is different for each commodity I suppose most have 100 points in ...
by TradingCoach
Sat Aug 23, 2003 8:17 am
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: What Language to Learn ? (VB / VC / C# ... or ?
Replies: 26
Views: 32108

ta-lib

As far as I know they have or in process of porting ta-lib to the .net platform....check out their yahoo group - they are nice and answer all questions... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ta-lib Andras I looked more carefully at smart quant, and I decided that it introduces other limitations. It still ...
by TradingCoach
Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:20 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: trading and poker
Replies: 8
Views: 11524

trading and poker

I played poker before I traded seriously. The subject of comparison and analogies between the two has intrigued me for long time. Let me share you my observations; Smart poker players end up trading or broke. In my opinion there are just too many ways of getting broke in Poker. As I was watching the...
by TradingCoach
Sat Jul 12, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Why mechanical?
Replies: 11
Views: 7840

This is what I preach....

Trading a mechanical breakout system can provide invaluable experience. The average net profit for the majority of these systems is quite low, so they may not guarantee a FAST road to riches; but they serve as a superb vehicle to gain a wealth of experience in a very structured format. If you are go...
by TradingCoach
Thu Jul 10, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Back Adjusting Futures Data
Replies: 18
Views: 14598

How does CSI data deal with the rollover?

Doesn't CSI sell contiguous prices? Why would you bother with any other data than CSI ?
by TradingCoach
Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:56 am
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: How do you determine the "trend" aside of a 20-day
Replies: 25
Views: 20223

Re: Short Portfolio

I don't know...most stock shorts get into trouble are unhedged. Portfolio shorts, holding long correlated stocks (based on fundemental and trend) can profit I think. Maybe the short portfolio should have a differernt risk percentage. i.e. long risk %2 short risk 1/2% (or whatever I picked this numbe...
by TradingCoach
Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:33 am
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: How do you determine the "trend" aside of a 20-day
Replies: 25
Views: 20223

How do you determine the "trend" aside of a 20-day

I would like to build a stock system, where the short portfolio only goes short when the trend is down of that stock! Aside from using the much talked about BO (turtle) technique, what good measurement could one have programmatically to safely say the trend is ....(Up/Down)? I would not be opposed t...