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by Moto moto
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Any trader getting lower blood pressure on monitoring market
Replies: 4
Views: 3428

around about 4pm everyday i wonder what my wife will do when she comes home - that increases the blood pressure
by Moto moto
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: How to determine Beta?
Replies: 1
Views: 2181

you were one click away....there is a formula and a great table.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_(finance)
by Moto moto
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Breakeven Stops
Replies: 3
Views: 3492

Re: Breakeven Stops

The problem I'm having is that by doing this you're basically saying your entry price is significant and the market cares about that level which I know is not true. I don't have a problem with the small losses but have to also get back in if the stock moves to another breakout level. Occasionally I...
by Moto moto
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Back Testing - Tools for Fools?
Replies: 4
Views: 4030

Anthony - you might enjoy reading this...... more against the 'positive thinking movement' as being all you need. Not so much about trading, but i think upon reading it, a lot can be applicable to this horrible profession we have joined. :) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Antidote-Happiness-People-Positive-...
by Moto moto
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Trend Indicators and Signals
Topic: How to draw a trend line?
Replies: 2
Views: 2345

pick a set of rules, use them consistently and then apply them to the appropriate set of data you are trying to trend line trade from....
as mojomojo says- there is no right
by Moto moto
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Market Psychology
Topic: How do market response? when people get stress.
Replies: 14
Views: 21295

... when markets are extra sensitive to seemingly meaningless news ... What do people usually do most? Enter positions ? or Exit positions ? Does anyone have any suggestions based on your experience? Thanks in advance for any suggestions if you are systematic etc----seemingly meaningless news does ...
by Moto moto
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Shutting down our small fund
Replies: 43
Views: 19188

thanks for peoples feedback. given this is in the money mgmt section... one thing i have wondered about in some random thoughts---- given most fund managers are expected by investors to have the "bulk" of their money in their own funds, and its shown that (maybe with the exception of arbs) nothing w...
by Moto moto
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Which plan is better in term of their performance?
Replies: 7
Views: 3056

assuming everything is the same and risk, avg max adverse drawdowns are the same, instruments the same, liquidity the same, slippage the same, reality for both is the same.
Except that the strategies are different - otheriwse why bother ?

Take your money - split it in two and trade both.
by Moto moto
Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Seykota's FAQ
Replies: 38
Views: 18017

Additionally - when its making money its usually quite boring.....the need to tweak needs to be suppressed.
by Moto moto
Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Curve Fitting or appropriate market selection
Replies: 15
Views: 6695

in other words - do more of what works and less of what does not :) Deal with reality and not some purist idea - unless of course that a product you have sold to your investors..... Also - in my brief reading i assume that even if an instrument has been unprofitable over 10-20 years, does that mean ...
by Moto moto
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Trend Up or Down?
Replies: 3
Views: 12154

Re: Trend Up or Down?

Maybe it depends on how you define a trend and what is current.

if one bar defines it for you, or a series of bars, or a horizontal line, or a sloping line. Maybe its is determined on if you are long or short already......
Suggestion - one bar is irrelevant without context.
by Moto moto
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Double Exposure in International Markets?
Replies: 4
Views: 3688

your broker should be able to explain this to you with examples, as some brokers may report everything back to you in your base currency or keep separate FX exposures open. (a leading brokers accountant when explaining this to me a few years ago told me most clients dont ask, dont know, dont care - ...
by Moto moto
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Double Exposure in International Markets?
Replies: 4
Views: 3688

adding to Sluggos comment..... A lot will depend on the instrument and the manner in which you trade it. eg; - for futures you probably only require the margin, - for swaps margin only - for equities that are not in your own name, maybe or maybe not margin, you might require the full amount. The bro...
by Moto moto
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: What happen on Stock market, if U.S. Gov purchase bond back?
Replies: 9
Views: 4226

obfuscation - what a great word.
by Moto moto
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Two, three brokers ok, but...
Replies: 2
Views: 2612

keeping it simple - can you get the brokers to feed into excel - two separate sheets, combine into one....this becomes the key sheet to watch. You obviously need to be able to reconcile each day. This could also be checked against a theoretical model looking for discrepancies. (depending on volumes ...
by Moto moto
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: HFT for dummies
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

thats why a bought a kindle (another dark pool) I was much the same.... :) (London commutes when required are much quicker and easier now) I have to say - the Dark pools explained a lot (entertaining historically more than purely educational), was interesting, can be read in quick period of time. - ...
by Moto moto
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: HFT for dummies
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

Rhc - similarly I have modified slightly what I was doing. My longer term trades are now with established trend followers :), but I am doing more short term trading where you notice slippage quite a lot. While maybe not 100% relevant FWIW the basics are similar - looking for trends and letting them ...
by Moto moto
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Does Anybody Feel Safe?
Replies: 34
Views: 13194

what???? no Chinese hacker conspiracy theories, or old floor days of 'my pencil went rouge' and I spent months trying to cover it up Nic Leason style, Or what about the idea that the computer traded with itself, the money has gone to some off shore account..... Even the (not my quotes :)) evil marke...
by Moto moto
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Brokers
Topic: Interactive Brokers & Re-hypothecation
Replies: 19
Views: 19287

Re option pricing....if you dont have access to option pricing models, this one can be used in a simplistic manner. http://www.optiontradingtips.com/pricing/free-spreadsheet.html I would not rely on most exchange traded, and certainly not on yahoo "last sale" for options. The last sale might have be...
by Moto moto
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Does Anybody Feel Safe?
Replies: 34
Views: 13194

Aaron01 and trackstar.....yes as mentioned not for everyone, and not a perfect solution.....but it all may help. Thanks for pointing out the deficiencies. You guys in the US seem to have more protections than many of us....(MFG has shown this) Diversification may be the only free lunch, and there is...