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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.

Tue May 19

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:06 AM

Re: GTR1 question on pcntl function

step4: pcntla(adv(1,63),1,step1) >= 50
Playing with this some more. Just to check my understanding ...

My understanding is that this step will sort the market capitalization in ascending order, so smallest market [more]

Mon May 18

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4:55 AM

Re: GTR1 question on pcntl function

Thanks for the discussion - it was very helpful to me. While I'm comfortable tuning & developing screens using VL (where the VL 1700 universe is an initial filter) SI-Pro & by extension the GTR1 is new to me, so understanding some of the [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:39 AM

Re: Windows 10 to ship in seven different versio

Native binary compatibility is of course impossible if the OS extends across different CPUs. Of course emulation is possible, but would hardly be an indicator that the OSes are the same (there are many many examples of emulation of different OS [more]

Fri May 15

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 8:50 AM

Re: Windows 10 to ship in seven different versio

Comparing Windows to OS X isn't really a fair comparison though as ...

1) Windows 10 will extend across a much broader range of devices from phones, tablets, convertables, laptops, desktops, ATMs & other single purpose computers, IOT [more]

Wed May 13

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:48 AM

Re: GTR1 question on pcntl function

So I'm a little confused. It seems there are two formulations for YldEarnYear_SI and wondered if it is worth agreeing which is the more official version. Perhaps I should start a new thread.

The two versions are ...

1) Robbie's [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 1:50 AM

Re: Cutthroat tactics?

Hmmm.

First of all, the parenthetical "a corporation with 100s of Billions of USD equivalent currencies in the bank" is totally unnecessary, and unrelated to your point.
How is the fact that Apple could easily afford to [more]

Tue May 12

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:44 AM

Re: Cutthroat tactics?

This is part of the idiocy of the ebook decision. Apple has a negligible position in the ebook market, so nothing having to do with being a monopolist should apply to them. The only possible monopolist in the business is Amazon.
A couple [more]

Fri May 8

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 9:20 AM

Re: Cutthroat tactics?

Umm. A derivative of UNIX with its base code (Darwin) published as open source.
I've been pondering the relative truth of this statement. While Darwin is the base of iOS & is open source, it's clearly only a subset of the base of iOS [more]

Tue May 5

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:20 AM

Re: Cutthroat tactics?

- Apple is demanding a level playing field for their new service
- Apple is proposing a whole new model which is fair to everybody
- Some Beats person doesn't get how Apple works and is misbehaving

Of course any of those things [more]

Thu Apr 23

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platykurtic posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 4:11 AM

SKX earnings

“Skechers’ first quarter net sales of $768.0 million mark the highest quarterly revenues in the Company’s history. The net sales growth of 40.5 percent, which was against a previous record first quarter net sales in 2014, is attributable to the [more]

Tue Apr 21

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:43 AM

Re: SI-Pro subscription - great pricing offer

Great balloons! Congratulations on the six years as a Fool.

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platykurtic posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:46 AM

SI-Pro subscription - great pricing offer

In 2014 Value Line increased the pricing to access the 'more interesting' fields in it's stock screener dramatically. For me the pricing moved from less than $1000/year to >$2000 a fairly substantial increase. At the time, given the lack of [more]

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