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by dmbao
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Dividend data
Replies: 0
Views: 2279

Dividend data

I am looking to use tradingBloxs for a dividend strategy. What data source for this non price data strategy is best with working with TradingBloxs? I have used Thompson/Reuters stuff through the Portfolio123 platform but that platform is quite limited. Any help of suggestions is appreciated. Thanks
by dmbao
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: Non price data
Replies: 0
Views: 2408

Non price data

I am looking to use tradingBloxs for a dividend strategy. What data source for this non price data strategy is best with working with TradingBloxs? I have used Thompson/Reuters stuff through the Portfolio123 platform but that platform is quite limited. Any help of suggestions is appreciated. Thanks
by dmbao
Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: London Metals Exchange
Replies: 23
Views: 19977

Over the years I have made some great profits in the LME. Copper last year was huge. While I trade multiple strategies LME is ceratinly a part of it. Trading can be difficult. Slippage can be large but the markets for me have been profitable enough to put up with it. I am mostly a long term trend fo...
by dmbao
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: London Metals Exchange
Replies: 23
Views: 19977

Could you say how you construct this adjusted contract and how you trade with it. Do you begin a new contract data calculation at the time you enter a new position? Or do you mean a perpetual contract which somehow accounts for the carry cost? and "re sets" every 90 days. Finally, is the time decay...
by dmbao
Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: London Metals Exchange
Replies: 23
Views: 19977

Another concern. Try not to let your short positions get too close to expiration, seen a few ugly squezes in my trading experiences.

Dan
by dmbao
Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: Data - Where is the best place to get it?
Replies: 3
Views: 4351

Data - Where is the best place to get it?

I am looking to build a futures database. A pretty inclusive one. I don't use continuous contracts, I need the original full contracts of data like OL200206, OL200207 etc.

Where is the best place to get this?

thanks

dan
by dmbao
Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Futures Markets
Topic: London Metals Exchange
Replies: 23
Views: 19977

I create a perpetual contract that uses the spot and the 3 month forward to create a futures like contract. Not perfrect but better than looking only at say 3month data as you miss the carrying charge. Been trading it for 10 years or more. Its a bit messy but some great trends. Increase your expecte...
by dmbao
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Looking for the right platform
Replies: 7
Views: 7473

Thanks for the reply. I am not against spending the money if Mechanica better meets my needs. If I can do what I need on trading bloxs all the better. I just need to do something. My systems really haven't changed in years and have done reasonably well. I don't change often but certainly want to con...
by dmbao
Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Looking for the right platform
Replies: 7
Views: 7473

I appreciate your post. I guess I am wondering where to start. If both can provide what I need I would choose the cheaper one. I am most concerned with testing what I already have created as opposed to creating new stuff. I don't see why I would spend 25k if the trading blocks meets my needs for 3k....
by dmbao
Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Testing Software
Topic: Looking for the right platform
Replies: 7
Views: 7473

Looking for the right platform

I have been trading for 20 years, primarily on a proprietary pascal based trading platform. That platform for many reasons is no longer viable. I am looking at either Mechanica or Tradingbloxs using continuous contracts in ascii as my data source end of day (o,h,l,c). My main needs are 1. Ability to...