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by DMFord
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Pooling our research and money
Replies: 8
Views: 9327

Hi, They are tax free, unless the Revenue considers this is your main source of income - i.e. you are doing it as a job. Then they will tax it as either Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax - whichevey nets them the most :-) I don't know of any tax-free wrappers (e.g. ISA/PEP) which allow you to trade US...
by DMFord
Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: CSI Users Don't Forget to Refresh Your CME Note/Bond Data
Replies: 2
Views: 3181


Hi, I did this as per CSI instructions. I also hit the SynchUA button in TB to pull through the new details. BigPointValue has changed to $200 *&%*%?? CSI Markets Specs show 1 point = $3.125, which *64 would give $200 per full point. However, since the full contract value is for $100,000 is not a fu...
by DMFord
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Flat equity curve in recent history...
Replies: 14
Views: 7343

More than 69

LeapFrog, I just upgraded my CSI stream from 69 to 100 markets.

You just pay 1$ per market per month extra on your subscription.
See their pricing page.

You might have trouble over 100 - they said this was the limit for private investors & you'd have to go onto the corporate rates.

by DMFord
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: Market Data (I know I'm dumb - dropped on my head as a baby)
Replies: 2
Views: 3115

Hi, You need to think of it as an investment. If shelling out a few hundred dollars is going to enable to get you thousands in return, then whats the problem ? Don't take it personally - its just business. All companies (from the smallest to the largest) have to invest something up-front to get star...
by DMFord
Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Treacherous Wheat
Replies: 3
Views: 3210

No interference to brokers clearing through the company ???

My broker at MAN said he was being refused GTC stops for SY(Pound/Yen), despite having the stop put in place a few days ago.
Tried Good for the Day & this was rejected too!

Somethings afoot!
by DMFord
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: Brokers
Topic: Wisdom Financial
Replies: 11
Views: 15410

Hi, I'd like to add my support for Zach. He helped me get up & running with my first TradingBlox system in August 2007. We spent some important time running simulations with CSI data to make sure we were both perfectly in synch before starting. Several people on this forum are not keen on MAN Financ...
by DMFord
Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Guidelines for system rules & degrees of freedom
Replies: 8
Views: 8091

Curve fitting impossible with TBB

If my dated mathematics is correct, for a graph with N turning points, you need an equation with N+2 variables. E.g a quadratic equation with 1 turning point can be perfectly described by:- ax 2 + bx + c = 0 For every extra turning point, you need an additional variable to capture it. Given a market...