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by cliffg
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Does Anybody Feel Safe?
Replies: 34
Views: 13267

No new suggestions here, but thanks for posting the Atlas rankings the other week. I yanked all but 5 bucks from my Rosenthall Collins account regardless of the 'expert' yap yapping in the Introducing Brokers Vancouver office. Moving further up the ranking list - will it matter - don't know. Once bi...
by cliffg
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Market Psychology
Topic: Facebook IPO, I just don't "get it"
Replies: 53
Views: 34426

... you can get enormous granularity ... I wanted to preserve this little howler lest it disappear via editing or deletion. MarkS, I think that sluggo was just pointing out a paradox / oxymoron similar to the following: dark light the living dead an open secret an original copy enormous granularity...
by cliffg
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: US Residents Can't Trade Foreign Futures?!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7663

Canola at ICE
Doesn't route to KCBOT
Doesn't route to Tokyo
Routes to Singapore, but no palm oil
LME was supposed to be available Apr 8th of 011
by cliffg
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Market Psychology
Topic: Facebook IPO, I just don't "get it"
Replies: 53
Views: 34426

Facebook provides Marketers access to 'Customers'
Google provides 'Customers' access to Markets

Hence,
Facebook is a Marketers dream
Google is a 'Customers' dream

Like the old saying goes
How much is two plus two?
Depends whether you're buying or selling.
by cliffg
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Serious Question to Forum Traders
Replies: 15
Views: 8613

Ultimately 'cash' markets should drive futures prices --- not the other way around. Cash markets existed before futures markets. When the relationship of contracts written to the volume of 'actuals' is stretched [ie: silver] or severed entirely [fiat currencies] the bounds are parabolically biased. ...
by cliffg
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Money Management
Topic: Will Notional Funding Now Become the New Standard?
Replies: 10
Views: 7344

Quote: For example, Hoffman Asset Management (as of this writing) has had a maximum drawdown of about 12.55% on its $250,000 nominal account size program. This means a $31,375 drawdown in cash terms. The maximum margin usage is about 15% on $125,000 or, about $37,500 in cash terms. Should that not ...
by cliffg
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Profit Target exits improve this system's performance
Replies: 63
Views: 30765

As an aside, profit-taking exits were the very last component of my trading system development and were only added relatively recently - I suggest traders think about the rate of profit of a trade as a potential way to exit winning trades early rather than an absolute R value or $ value etc. Paul K...
by cliffg
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Cotton / Blow offs and nasty odours
Replies: 6
Views: 2618

chris67,
I agree.
When the upper ends get stretched higher, it does raise the overall average. And from a charting perspective you could plunk a long term support line at a higher level.
by cliffg
Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Cotton / Blow offs and nasty odours
Replies: 6
Views: 2618

'But this time is different.....' he said as Minn Wheat roared past 8, 10, 12, then 15 and 20 'we have reached a new inescapable higher plateau from whence nothing can fall.....'
by cliffg
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: The more I use Trading Blox the less I want to trade!
Replies: 11
Views: 10754

Anthony,
Thanks for the 'expansion' of your background. Just received a copy of your book and had thought that your bio was probably one of the most condensed I've seen. Looking forward to a good read.
Flipping to page 22 now....... :D
Cliff
by cliffg
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: WCE / ICE Concerns ---
Replies: 5
Views: 4246

Orders using ICE

Has anybody done contract month rolls in canola via the new ICE system yet? If so, has it worked out ok?

Additionally, I am wondering how traders are dealing with the inability to enter stop orders in this system.

cliffg
by cliffg
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: WCE / ICE Concerns ---
Replies: 5
Views: 4246

WCE / ICE Concerns ---

I recently was sent this info from my broker re: WCE switch over to ICE On Dec. 10th the WCE will commence trading on the ICE electronic platform. This system is significantly different than the E-CBOT platform used for the past few years, and unfortunately most of the differences are quiet negativ...
by cliffg
Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: What matters in life....
Replies: 1
Views: 5337

What matters in life...

Well, I finally finished the book. Excellente!
Thank you for the epilogue c.f..
cliffg
by cliffg
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: What matters in life....
Replies: 1
Views: 5337

What matters in life....

QUOTE Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:23 am Post subject: Who is Juliet Mantiply? Juliet is a wonderful person who I became friends with a few years back. My discussions with her led me to some significant breakthroughs in my thinking about what matters in life so I wanted to honor her in my dedication. ...
by cliffg
Sun May 13, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: RA , NE - South African Rand, New Zealand Dollar
Replies: 10
Views: 6951

A little off topic, but ... When adding markets around the globe, and babysitting them personally, as I prefer to do, I’m finding I have a very unusual lifestyle developing with my sleep time synchronized to the markets. Cheers, rr RedRock, Be careful. There's a fellow out my way who had a similar...
by cliffg
Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: An Overwhelming Focus
Replies: 3
Views: 5859

Paying insurance premiums always 'sucks'... Until you need it. If you want to speculate. Speculate. If your aim was to lock in a profit, mission accomplished. rr RR, You're absolutely right. My aim was to lock in a profit, not to speculate. Two totally separate objectives. I am surprised at how eas...
by cliffg
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: An Overwhelming Focus
Replies: 3
Views: 5859

An Overwhelming Focus

A HEDGE 'DRAWDOWN' I grain farm and short hedge crops via incremental selling in rising markets based on profitability. SO, I have sold Minn Wheat from 4.50 up to 5.00 and am out 2.5 years worth of production. There's currently 50k left on the table. I have funds to go out another 1.5 yrs worth of ...
by cliffg
Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Market Psychology
Topic: Increased money flow into commodities
Replies: 7
Views: 10775

Yes, I see what you're saying --- the dreaded whipsaw!
by cliffg
Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Market Psychology
Topic: Increased money flow into commodities
Replies: 7
Views: 10775

Volatility = Opportunity
by cliffg
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: Winnipeg - Western Barley, Domestic Wheat Feed
Replies: 19
Views: 11554

Damian, Thank you, that clears it up for me. Barli, I am just interested to see what kind of a price rise it takes to initiate a signal for someone who trades via a LTTF system. Even though I don't know their system parameters it just gives me a sense of it --- that's all. I am more familiar with ca...