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by edward kim
Sat Jan 31, 2004 6:46 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: How the human processes information
Replies: 3
Views: 5149

Re: How the human processes information

Hi Eric, I agree with Ted 100%. I feel that Ted's statement is very forceful and it has positive, intentional language. He also takes ownership of his commitment and direction. I do not fight my emotions: I embrace them, and I see the positive intentions of my emotions. When I see the good message i...
by edward kim
Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Validity of system
Replies: 19
Views: 11692

Hi JWebster, Which would you rather have: A. 30 different optimized systems for 30 uncorrelated markets B. 1 system that works for 30 uncorrelated markets I use B and only B, and I put money into B now. If you want to go the route of "A", then do it. But if your Hang Seng system doesn't work for a w...
by edward kim
Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: RE: ta-lib.org
Replies: 7
Views: 9466

How big is the documentation? Maybe we can download it for you Jiang He, and then email it to you.

Edward
by edward kim
Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:14 am
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: RE: ta-lib.org
Replies: 7
Views: 9466

do a Google search on that web site, and view the cached web page .. then search on the sub link in Google again, and view the cached page ... see if that works.
by edward kim
Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:43 pm
Forum: Custom C++ or Java Platforms
Topic: RE: ta-lib.org
Replies: 7
Views: 9466

Ni hao Su Jiang He,

Try this link:

http://ta-lib.org/

www or just the domain sometimes acts funny, just use that link. Semms like the site is up~

Zai Jian!

Edward
by edward kim
Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:48 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: How to handle missing a profitable opportunity
Replies: 5
Views: 4966

If you did not adequately backtest your system, then you will not have true confidence in it; otherwise, you would not second-guess it. If you did do all the historical testing, then you might have some other issue that is making you override your system. I think the areas that I need to improve on ...
by edward kim
Fri Nov 28, 2003 2:50 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: How to handle missing a profitable opportunity
Replies: 5
Views: 4966

are you a discretionary or a system trader?
by edward kim
Tue Oct 14, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Optimal f
Replies: 87
Views: 118141

Hi Mickslam, I am currently helping the developers at IITM with their software called Know Your System (NOT A PLUG!). There are two major things that the simulator does: it evaluates your system over many trials so that you can see the different performance ranges, and it also can help you determine...
by edward kim
Sat Sep 13, 2003 6:13 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Which is harder for you folks?
Replies: 9
Views: 7502

From an intuitive standpoint, biases are so much harder for me to overcome - I often succumb to the "Urban Legend" syndrome, and I used to have a bad habit of believing the National Enquirer and all old wives' tales. Logically speaking, learning something new is a one-step process, whereas reprogram...
by edward kim
Mon Sep 08, 2003 4:50 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Weight assignment to indicators
Replies: 7
Views: 4757

I think a system's performance is robust if you can vary the parameters across a broad range (e.g. 40 works really well, but so do 20, 30, 50, and 60.) In a similar way, if an indicator is good enough to be used partially, it is good enough to be included wholly and not just in part. Think about the...
by edward kim
Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:38 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Would you have invested?
Replies: 3
Views: 6870

My father bought shares when Microsoft did the IPO. He thought they were doing something really different, which matches their looks. Who knew? GROOVY and WOODSTOCK come to mind .. I guess my father likes people who look that way. I'm surrounded at work by people who look like that - maybe even wors...
by edward kim
Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Is there a place for fundamentals in trend trading?
Replies: 16
Views: 18529

bondtrader answered the randomization portion, so i'll answer the fundamental portion. There are two types of fundamental information. You can backtest something like: latest quarter p/e below 20 + 55 day breakout latest quarter price/book < 2 + 20 day breakout It's very hard to backtest something l...
by edward kim
Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:18 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: trading and poker
Replies: 8
Views: 11555

I'm not sure if the vast majority of lower-limit players can be used as zombies to follow rules blindly. Most limit players (about 99%) do not have the patience to sit there and wait, which is a required discipline for trading (especially longer-term trend following systems.) It is more likely that ...
by edward kim
Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm
Forum: Brokers
Topic: Day v's Night session
Replies: 2
Views: 3729

Damian, I have the same order symbols 24 hours a day. IB though does specify a difference between native and non-native stop limit orders (I forgot what that means though) between regular trading hours and the overnight sessions. I am wondering if that is the reason why my orders sometimes do not ge...
by edward kim
Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:51 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Slippage for orders on the open and close
Replies: 5
Views: 4642

Chris, We talked about opening "ranges" for commodities under another topic of this forum. An opening range means that there is a range of prices that a particular market can open at, and they print only one price as the opening price. So you have to include some sort of slip in your testing because...
by edward kim
Fri Jul 18, 2003 2:06 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: poll for character/temperament types
Replies: 35
Views: 44309

For general interest on the occurrences of each type in the general population and other subsets, take a look at: The Matrix I think it's interesting that this study estimated NFs make up 77.2% of Counselor Education Students, while NONE of the presidents were NFs~ Have two preferences so highly co...
by edward kim
Fri Jul 18, 2003 3:22 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: poll for character/temperament types
Replies: 35
Views: 44309

poll for character/temperament types

In case you didn't catch it on the other thread, c.f. put up some sample test sites (takes about 10 minutes): http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp http://www.oswego.edu/~shindler/plsi/taketest.htm Edward I had to delete the poll as of Fri Jul 18, 2003 12:21 am because of a mistake. If you...
by edward kim
Fri Jul 18, 2003 2:25 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types
Replies: 21
Views: 20063

character type polls are up

There is a maximum to the amount of items I can put in a poll, so I separated between extroverts and introverts.

Edward

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This was subsequently merged into a single poll by Dan after he increased the number of items permitted in a poll.
by edward kim
Thu Jul 17, 2003 3:41 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types
Replies: 21
Views: 20063

It might be interesting to type the various traders, both famous and otherwise. Perhaps we should do a survey? There are plenty of online tests that don't take too long to complete. Forum Mgmnt, can you give a sample listing of those online sites so that forum readers can take the test? I'll set up...
by edward kim
Sat Jul 12, 2003 3:48 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Why mechanical?
Replies: 11
Views: 7852

I second Bollnger's thoughts in that in the back of discretionary traders' minds, they (like mechanical traders) also have some sort of plan, framework, or "system" that they are adhering to. The psychological strength of all types of great traders are incredibly high. I believe the biggest differen...