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Thu Jun 18

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 2:51 PM

Re: Is Michael Dell writing for the WSJ ...

What's not said, is that Apple now has a clear view of the intent of all submitted programs.
You mean much like they can today when the code is submitted prior to app store approval? Things of course can change for the better, but Apple [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 12:38 PM

Re: Is Michael Dell writing for the WSJ ...

Bottom line… Apple = better security. Better security comes from controlling the development ecosystem. That means Apple makes the machines that make the programs and applications.
That appears contestable these days. Windows - for example [more]

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platykurtic posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:17 AM

Voldemort returns ...

So a few weeks ago Voldemort called me a couple of times to discuss renewing the subscription (via a early-bird subscription offer.) There were a couple of interesting points about the discussion ...

1) The original offer to renew was [more]

Thu Jun 11

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:45 AM

Re: PEG-Minimalist_SI

Blast - I got the third link wrong. Where's the editing capability TMF? Anyway here is the corrected third link for PEG_Minimalist_SI ...
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platykurtic posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:41 AM

PEG-Minimalist_SI

Another favorite MI screen in the VL universe is PEG-Minimalist. This screen frequently occurs in rankings of the best performing screens over time - for example numerous' recent 10-year returns through to February 2015 where it appeared in the top [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:29 AM

Re: Rankings Request, Bill2m: Add YEY_SIP

Many thanks numerous! A very quick question ...

Keep :[DolVol_21day]>476000
How does this field relate to adv(1,63) > 1000000 (the original fixed dollar liquidity field)?

Mon Jun 8

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:01 AM

Re: YldEarnYear_SI depth vs. adv filter

Thanks Robbie et al. These posts were very very helpful in me (a relative novice at the GTR1 game) understand this amazing backtester a little better. It really is a great piece of work.

Apologies & a mea-culpa. The version of my screen [more]

Thu Jun 4

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platykurtic posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:37 AM

YldEarnYear_SI depth vs. adv filter

One of the key questions in putting a screen to actual use is "for the capital I am proposing to invest into the screen, is it better to restrict the universe to larger sized stocks via the liquidity filter (to avoid moving the market) or invest [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 3:41 AM

Re: Some things are forever

I suspect that the computer as we know it will disappear and be replaced with a phone that has the computing power to plugged into a large monitor and wireless keyboard. The cloud will serve as the principal source of our files which we can access [more]

Wed Jun 3

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 5:20 AM

Re: More Android than iOS, but more revenue from iOS

Cyber Monday is more or less USA only - there are some attempts to export it internationally as a good idea, but (at least where I live ... Europe) it doesn't appear to have had much impact yet.

The USA is also one (& the largest) of a [more]

Tue Jun 2

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platykurtic replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:31 AM

Re: Geeks are Hot

Unbelievably (given the overall poor economics of GKNT) HOTT has been outbid with a $20 offer from Gamestop (GME). So the VA Linux saga rolls on, proving bubbles can strike twice (or more times).
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platykurtic posted to the Apple board. 8:42 AM

Re/code: No new subscription TV at WWDC

According to Re/code there'll be no Apple TV subscription service announced at WWDC. Not a complete surprise - there have been stories circulating about how Hollywood & the TV channel & content folks are continuing to negotiate around [more]

Fri May 29

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platykurtic posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 5:24 AM

More MSFT

MSFT has been discussed here a number of times & recently has made some key moves including moving towards being very platform agnostic & especially with Azure & Office. So I thought this might be of interest ...
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Thu May 28

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platykurtic posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:09 PM

GTR1 question: For the experts

So as part of exploring the YldEarnYear_SI I was looking to attach a very simple bear catcher to see if performance improved. The bear catcher I was testing initially was ...

On the day of purchase, if the 63-day S&P500 TRP < 0 then [more]

Wed May 27

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:56 AM

Re: Explorations of YldEarnYear_SI

Bah ... 40% has a minimum $2.2M, 50% has a minimum of $4.7M, but the point still stands (with these corrections.)

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:47 AM

Re: Explorations of YldEarnYear_SI

Firstly - fantastic thread - I've certainly learned a lot and especially about the GTR1 backtester. Having said that I thought that it's probably worthwhile sharing the following observations ...

1) YldEarnYear_SI is pretty robust, and no [more]

Thu May 21

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:08 PM

Re: using the gtr1 screener

Another option for Windows, OS X & Linux with a GUI (for completeness) by Sigma Informatics ...
http://www.sinf.gr/en/hashcalc.html

This can calculate a variety of hashes (beyond MD5) [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:00 PM

Re: using the gtr1 screener

Another MD5 checksum utility that can be used is fourmilab's md5 ...
https://www.fourmilab.ch/md5/

This utility uses the command line so it may not be everyone's cup-of-tea but this makes for [more]

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platykurtic posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:13 AM

Explorations of YldEarnYear_SI

As part of learning the GTR1 back-tester better, following on from the prior YldEarnYear_SI discussion & to prepare for implementation of YldEarnYear_SI, I conducted some testing around the various parameters within Robbie's version. The [more]

Wed May 20

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:54 AM

Re: GTR1 question on pcntl function

Thanks! Of course that's dollar volume not market cap. The confusion is that I was playing with other versions utilizing market cap.

And thanks for the tip on counting stocks.

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