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chris319 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:49 PM

Re: GTR1 Weekly Trading

Portfolio123.com is probably the best combined screener, backtester and portfolio manager out there, with better usability features than any of the three free backtesters here. It's also a minimum of $600 a [more]

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chris319 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:52 PM

Re: GTR1 Weekly Trading

to save you money spent on commercial backtesters

Incorrect. I pay for a commercial service now and will continue to do so no matter what happens with GTR1, so no savings there.

Would you be open to donating a portion of [more]

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chris319 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:51 AM

Re: GTR1 Weekly Trading

You're expecting GTR1 to be an exact simulator of your trading approach. It isn't a simulator. It's a backtester. There are many intricacies to trading that are not being simulated, such as the fact you trade at the open, that there's a spread, [more]

Tue Feb 4

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chris319 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:43 PM

Re: GTR1 Weekly Trading

Would it be asking too much to make calendar-day holding periods an option for compatability with Keelix?

Yep, it would be too much.


Why so? Are you the guy who would have to code it?

I wonder if it might be [more]

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chris319 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:38 PM

Re: GTR1 Weekly Trading

OK, here is the difference. GTR1 uses trading days as opposed to Keelix's calendar days. You'd have to keep adjusting your trading days due to market holidays, e.g.:

Day 0: Friday 3/30/12 *TRADE*

Day 1: Monday 4/2/12

Day 2: [more]

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chris319 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:58 PM

Re: GTR1 Weekly Trading

The way Keelix works is, I specify a Friday starting date and a 7-day holding period (7 calendar days). I'm thinking it must be trading at Friday's close using indicators calculated using Friday's data. It does show a return on the Good Friday market [more]

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chris319 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:34 PM

Re: GTR1 Weekly Trading

GTR1 only has closing prices.

Isn't that also the case with Keelix?

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chris319 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:07 PM

Re: GTR1 Weekly Trading

If you mean something like a 5 day hold, and looking at the return of each cycle separately, it won't work because the occasional holiday will throw off the days of the week.

It's a seven-calendar-day hold. I don't say five trading [more]

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chris319 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4:50 PM

Re: GTR1 Weekly Trading

I'm already trading weekly. My orders are placed the night before and executed at the open.

It's been a long time since I've used GTR1. I would have to get it to simulate that schedule as closely as possible.

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chris319 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:54 PM

Re: GTR1 Weekly Trading

There are two possibilities. One, you generate picks using GTR1 that morning, and then trade during the day (which is what I do). Second, you generate picks over the weekend (using GTR1 or Radiscreen or whatever) and trade any day during the week, [more]

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chris319 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:37 AM

Re: keelix question

I have saved weekly data going back to July 2012, but I only save the data I use for my weekly stock picks, so it doesn't have all of the fields.

Mon Feb 3

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chris319 posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:24 PM

GTR1 Weekly Trading

How does one approach weekly trading on a specific day of the week in GTR1? For example, suppose one wanted to trade every Monday or every Friday.

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chris319 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:11 PM

Re: keelix question

It sure would be nice to hear something official from Keelix himself. I have concluded he is either dead or has abandoned the backtester altogether. His server is still running so the latter seems more likely. Absent something from Keelix himself, [more]

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chris319 replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:22 PM

Re: Tax Act Not Updating

I finally got TaxAct to update from v 1.0 to v 1.01. It required logging back into the web site, downloading and reinstalling the program all over again, just like I did when I first purchased and installed the program. We'll see how it does on [more]

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chris319 posted to the Tax Strategies board. 9:13 PM

Tax Act Not Updating

Anyone else having this problem?

I run TaxAct and the program says an update is available. I click on the box beside the update and select the line the update appears on, then click on "Install Now". The program appears to download [more]

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