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by RedRock
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: Looking for a good brokerage service
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

There were times IB went to bat for me in a strong way. Other times I was told we had the share the hits sometimes, in exchange. Regardless if I liked the outcome, It was not unfair. Stabile and deep... ??? I had Open E-cry for a test. Had rude and patronizing CS. Others here say they are wonderful....
by RedRock
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: Looking for a good brokerage service
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

What needs do you have not currently satisfied? What do you want your broker to do for you? Is it important if the broker is a primary clearing member or merely a introducing broker? Are you seeking a wider instrument universe?. Do you plan to trade LME forward contracts? South African markets? What...
by RedRock
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Volume disappeared on CME South African Rand futures?
Replies: 5
Views: 3296

I experienced, um, an issue with CSI software, build UA 2.10.7.112 . Large numbers of individual month contracts just disappeared -- poof! -- and the rollovers went crazy. I had a similar issue after refreshing my database over the holidays. Missing days, orders gone crazy etc. I didn't know about ...
by RedRock
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Using a remote server for trading
Replies: 5
Views: 3299

Wow, very impressive what is possible. Ill tip toe in and see how it goes. I send orders to IB via their excel API. Over 100 per night. This would require running IB tws on the remote server. Have to try and see I suppose. The idea of using an iPAD to remote in while away from the office is very coo...
by RedRock
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Using a remote server for trading
Replies: 5
Views: 3299

Thanks Stephen, Your posts definitely did provide 'Food for Thought". I'm in the works on a program which reconciles expected and broker positions, like you run. I have my order entry automated, and am picking up the back side now... I'm curious if those who run on a remote server. Use that copy for...
by RedRock
Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Using a remote server for trading
Replies: 5
Views: 3299

Some Pros: Stability and fast recovery from hardware malfunction. Fast reliable internet connectivity Ability to connect from any computer anywhere, more or less. No need to travel with a laptop which may contain secure information. PDA access with a remote desktop app (in a pinch) Some possible con...
by RedRock
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Using a remote server for trading
Replies: 5
Views: 3299

Using a remote server for trading

Pondering the benefits / drawbacks with using a remotely located server at a provider such as godaddy. I see godaddy offers private, and shared fractional access to servers. I wonder if you are using a remote server hosted at godaddy or another server farm type location... If you would be kind enoug...
by RedRock
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: How to manage position sizing better?
Replies: 10
Views: 4614

Double up, to belly up...? There are much tighter bets if martingale is your thing. Wasn't Mr. Vince expounding a method where you don't loose. Is doubling up a looser better that taking a managed trend bet to begin with? Or would you continue adding size if the trend matured? Would there be profit ...
by RedRock
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Money Management
Topic: How to manage position sizing better?
Replies: 10
Views: 4614

perhaps split them into two separate systems (if not already).
by RedRock
Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: I decided to override the system today
Replies: 13
Views: 10845

There does seem to be an overriding sense of chaos the past week or so. Perhaps pre election constipation. In any case, as time goes on and Ive lived through a few ups and downs, I do get a sense every so often, that I should take bets off the table. Ultimately I haven't, and go through the give bac...
by RedRock
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: csi today
Replies: 1
Views: 1716

I remember something lk this a few days ago, but it went away/\/\/\/ :?
by RedRock
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Market Psychology
Topic: Profitability of System Types at Present
Replies: 11
Views: 8539

... very engaging thinker and his experiments yield interesting results. In a similar vein, I found this short TED talk on the "Paradox of Choice" very apropos too... Interesting speech until he states that income redistribution will be helpful for the rich not just the poor because it will take aw...
by RedRock
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Data collector for IB allows time specific building.
Replies: 1
Views: 1568

Data collector for IB allows time specific building.

http://ibcollector.com/

I havent used this and cant say if it works as advertised. But, very interesting....
by RedRock
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: CSI Download Error
Replies: 2
Views: 2050

last week I think.. Had an unusul symbol show up in my portfolio from somewhere. Deleted it and restarted. All was fine then. Not sure if its a similar issue. Help staff was friendly and helpful although I noticed the weird symbol and already deleted it while on hold...
by RedRock
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Is trading moral and ethical?
Replies: 25
Views: 25722

Slipstream wrote:
When pressed I call upon my Trading "Guru" Epictetus, one of the greatest finds of my adult life: simple, clear, and reliable as a moral and personal guide to all sorts of things, including trading.
Ayn Rand, was my "epictetus".
by RedRock
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: CSI running l a t e
Replies: 25
Views: 10396

7:50 all data released ahead of schedule... hopefully a trend reversal... :-)
by RedRock
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: new rules aimed at making it easier for regulators
Replies: 0
Views: 1901

new rules aimed at making it easier for regulators

Commodity Manipulation May Be Easier to Prove After Overhaul Share Business ExchangeTwitterFacebook| Email | Print | A A A By Asjylyn Loder July 19 (Bloomberg) -- Traders will face new rules aimed at making it easier for regulators to prove manipulation in markets for commodities such as oil, wheat ...
by RedRock
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: CSI running l a t e
Replies: 25
Views: 10396

10:26 data released
by RedRock
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: CSI running l a t e
Replies: 25
Views: 10396

LeapFrog wrote:
LeviF wrote:9:30ish eastern, download started.
Look at that - faster than a New York Minute!
Not however the complete release. but, fewer to have to manually update. Hopefully all will be in soon.

I am (shame on me) surprised that a hot swap backup server is not in place...
by RedRock
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: CSI running l a t e
Replies: 25
Views: 10396

Via phone at 9:29 est pm

" perhaps at least another hour because we have no backup servers to switch to... Our server crashed today and we are reloading the data "