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Sat May 28

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:30 PM

Re: Portfolio123 users?

Isn't RSI(2) looking for a 2 bar/day mean reversion? Did you run this with slippage? What is your annual turnover?

RAM

Sun May 22

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:34 AM

Re: OT - Good Browsers

Huh? There is a *lot* wrong with this statement, both in the MSFT & GOOG parts of the statement.

Instead of using a blanket statement that there's a lot wrong could you be more specific with what is
wrong, I'm willing to [more]

Fri May 20

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:51 AM

Re: OT - Good Browsers

especially with the fact that apparently Microsoft will track everything I do online.

First and foremost the reason Microsoft wants you to upgrade to Windows 10 and further push
you into using Edge for free is because they have [more]

Mon May 16

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:43 PM

Re: silver parachute

With current market Silver Parachute hasn't been a good option.
Last 3 years 20130515 to 20160513 run an GTR1, hold 10:
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Sun May 15

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:10 PM

Re: gtr1 questions

You might want to read "GTR1 For Dummies" which doesn't cover everything but isn't out of date.

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:25 AM

Re: backtesting can be misleading

Robbie is fanatical about getting the data correct while all they care about was how to sell to the next sucker.

It does appear that Zacks has their priorities wrong at least from the perspective of this board. Zacks is focused too [more]

Fri May 13

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:34 AM

Re: REIT's

The WER composition is currently >10% REIT industry stocks.

And if you are using any of the popular active asset rotation like Faber's GTAA13 agg3, agg6, or
Keller's FAA you are either 16% or 33% in real estate.

RAM

Mon May 9

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:42 PM

Re: Daily Start YTD Results

Ha! Try getting *any* internet connection on a cruise ship.

For a short period when I was doing daily end of day trades I rented a satellite phone.
Works if you can minimize your required bandwidth but very expensive.

RAM

Wed Apr 27

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:26 AM

Re: GTR1 buy-and-hold-forever: codable?

Thanks Robbie!

Every time you post you enlighten me just a little more. If I can just retain a small fraction
of the information provided I'll be satisfied.

Kudos to whoever originally encoded this screen (if it wasn't [more]

Tue Apr 26

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:30 AM

Re: GTR1 buy-and-hold-forever: codable?

Just to be clear I wasn't suggesting anyone actually try any buy and hold forever, I was just curious.

elann:
What is the universe from which the top 63% are taken
From the SIP data. In 2000 this included around 9400 equities [more]

Mon Apr 25

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:41 PM

Re: GTR1 buy-and-hold-forever: codable?

In the second box on the line labelled "Hold if still passing buy/open conditions through Step ..

Thanks Jim, Just out of curiosity I thought it would be interesting if we ran a Trending Value screen with a hold forever. Only [more]

Wed Apr 20

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:55 PM

Re: Backtesters

GTR1 is updated daily. Price of course changes daily and SIP, VL, Marketsmith and Zacks when new
data becomes available. You can see how old any field is by entering "list*.*" in the Command line-only
options in the Miscellaneous [more]

Thu Apr 7

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:20 PM

Re: I had 40% CAGR in Radiscript. Not in GTR1. W

apacheco10-

RAM- I tried inputting your translation into the GTR1 helper but nothing output. Also, nothing compiled in GTR1 itself. Am I doing this right?

Sorry but the above example was a from my personal backtester based on [more]

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FLARAM replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:33 AM

Re: Scott (R-FL) can't get coffee @ Starbucks

I agree the lower classes should stay in their little living rooms in their single-wide trailers, not out fraternizing with real people, but every once in a while one slips through and makes it to a Starbucks for some fresh air and conversation. . [more]

Wed Apr 6

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:23 PM

Re: I had 40% CAGR in Radiscript. Not in GTR1. W

As Mark and Rayvt have pointed out Keelix's backtester was useful but dangerously susceptible to
data mining in the extreme. Notice that your job number was the 318,607th screen run on Keelix's site.
It looks like you picked a couple of [more]

Mon Apr 4

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:44 PM

Re: Rule Breakers Rule Makers

Rule Breakers was written in 2000. In march 2003 they stopped running a real money portfolio
using Rule Breaker strategy because they were losing money. See:
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Thu Mar 31

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:32 AM

Re: OT: A glimpse of the future ?

It's been a long time coming! DARPA has been supporting research for alternative neural/array
computers for many years. I worked on a proposal to DARPA for a neural network computer
architecture based on custom IC's more than 20 years ago. [more]

Fri Mar 25

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FLARAM replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:49 PM

Re: Polls Show Kasich Beating Clinton

NO ONE CAN START A THITD-PARTY CAMPAIGN IN JULY !!!
There are filing deadlines in all states.


Not true for independent candidates. Only 4 states requires signatures by June 2016 the rest
are spread out over the following 3 [more]

Mon Mar 21

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:19 PM

Re: Faber QTAA 13 GTR1 Backtest

Adding to an old but good thread on asset rotation.

Ern2Win posted an simple but nice QTAA rotation in which he extended the length back in 3/2014.
At that time DBC and RSP didn't work and were left out. I added back DBC and RSP which [more]

Sun Mar 20

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FLARAM replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:32 AM

Re: More simple stuff: S&P500 Dividend Play

klouche: The very top dividend stocks are likely to be in trouble.

Rayvt: Assuming facts not in evidence. . . And really--I could perhaps see the argument that the top 1 or 2 might be in trouble. But the top 50???

I [more]

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