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James Gritton

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Fri Jul 4

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gritton replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:17 PM

Re: most technical/timing indicators destroyed

Relevant: http://xkcd.com/882/

- Jamie

Mon Jun 30

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gritton replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:02 PM

Re: Recommended newsletters

At least with the newsletters the performance is all out of sample.

Yeah, that's been a problem. There was an effort a while back to put discovery dates on the screens, but it was pretty spotty. It would be nice to have an (easily [more]

Sun Jun 29

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gritton replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:33 PM

Re: Recommended newsletters

Q: Why is *this* one a good one?
A: It has survived so far.


Ummm how is this any different from stock screen selection?

Very different. The bad stock screens we have here have mostly "survived". [more]

Thu Jun 12

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gritton replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:55 PM

Re: Why do fundamentalists hate technicians.

Backtest TA methods and half of it is too vaguely defined to be testable at all, 40% fails the tests, and 10% works.
Let's be generous and say 20%, giving it a 4 our of 5 stars on the mumbo jumbo scale.

It's true that something that
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Tue Jun 10

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gritton replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:32 AM

Re: Start date using M/I

backtest.org's behavior isn't related to Value Line's strange 1-year TR behavior, but is instead tied to a calendar weirdness of its very own. Well, not quite its own but an attempt to recreate the schedule that the [more]

Tue Apr 22

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gritton replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:15 AM

Re: Don't use Yahoo comparison graphs

I'm curious, are there other data sources available for a nominal fee that has cleaner data?
IOW, what's the next step up from Yahoo cost?


Yahoo's free data is good if you know how to use it. You can't use their easy-to-download [more]

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