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by Ghostrider
Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Forex
Topic: Anyone Trading Oanda?
Replies: 25
Views: 32745

Nice catch.
Trading currency futures has a higher risk than trading spot and forwards.

:P
by Ghostrider
Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Forex
Topic: Anyone Trading Oanda?
Replies: 25
Views: 32745

bank trading

the interdealer mkt is between banks it's where the owanda's of the world go to leg out of their positions. Open an account at a top tier bank and the markets they make will be the best offered. it's not for everyone but i once thought that some of the folks on this site were bigger traders than the...
by Ghostrider
Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Forex
Topic: Mechanical FX Systems
Replies: 10
Views: 13474

Great!

This is a great string. Very, very informative from deep knowledge based traders.

:P
by Ghostrider
Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: Forex
Topic: Anyone Trading Oanda?
Replies: 25
Views: 32745

I wonder

I read posts from intelligent sounding people, but I say, trading on owanda or fxcm?? I see these sites as an online casino, if you trade currencies trade the interdealer market. Anything less is unprofessional.

:P
by Ghostrider
Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: Forex
Topic: Backtesting a forex portfolio
Replies: 17
Views: 16940

carry

Backtesting long dated currency rolls is easy. The issue is finding the right short-term plug.
:P
by Ghostrider
Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: Forex
Topic: Anyone Trading Oanda?
Replies: 25
Views: 32745

This happens in the FX markets all the time. Don't waste time with an online broker. It's good for the guy who has a 100K to trade but if you have any size, open an account with a real bank and trade directly through a dealer. If you must trade on line there's one way to do it and you get much bette...
by Ghostrider
Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Black Swans
Replies: 14
Views: 11095

trade cash against the future.


Taleb...He was my math prof at NYU, big ego, and IMHO he talks a lot.
Has issues with Wall Street salesmen making tons more than PhD professors.

GR
by Ghostrider
Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:30 pm
Forum: Forex
Topic: Mechanical FX Systems
Replies: 10
Views: 13474

Re: Mechanical FX Systems

Josh M. wrote: Also, does anyone have any experience shorting options in the fx market?
Okay.
I must have misunderstood your question.
Thanks,

GR
by Ghostrider
Sun Dec 14, 2003 10:04 pm
Forum: Forex
Topic: Mechanical FX Systems
Replies: 10
Views: 13474

Hmmm....
Interesting response.
You created this forum subject, and when I ask a question, you deny me (all of us) an answer.
I'm sure you have your reasons and I respect them.
Maybe I asked the wrong question....
Would you be willing to discuss anything concerning your short options system?

GR
by Ghostrider
Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Forex
Topic: Mechanical FX Systems
Replies: 10
Views: 13474

cool

What kind of historical results does your option machanical system show?
Also, when you back test your theory, do you keep any option perameters fixed? ie. you always sell 1 month options, a set number of contracts perhaps, do you assume liquidity is never an issue.
Thanks,
GR
by Ghostrider
Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:29 pm
Forum: Forex
Topic: Mechanical FX Systems
Replies: 10
Views: 13474

short options

Have you backtested a short options thory? If so, would you post your results?

GR
by Ghostrider
Tue Oct 21, 2003 4:04 pm
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Optimal f
Replies: 87
Views: 118545

Optimal f

In my view trading is NOT about fancy mathematics any more than running a business is about knowing tax laws (of course, I am assuming that a basic knowledge of statistics and probability concepts is not considered 'fancy' here). Trading is about trading, you have to have a basic concept of math but...
by Ghostrider
Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:36 am
Forum: Forex
Topic: Backtesting and Accounting for Carry
Replies: 17
Views: 19225

Bollinger,
I'm not really understanding your point. The whole idea of trading an emerging market currency is to trade it against a stable one. You could trade emerging market crosses, but if say, Brazil is blowing up, why trade it against ARS?
GR