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    Broker reviews please - alternate account -positional trading

    Thank you @Tejas Khoday for your reply - this is a pleasant surprise :) The account is for a partnership firm. Will decide over the next few days and get in touch with your team. Regards
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    Broker reviews please - alternate account -positional trading

    Hi, I am looking to open an "alternate" account with a discount broker - this will be more of a 'spare' account to the original a/c with Zerodha. No fancy requirements apart from the following: 1/ Easy to use web and/ or iphone app interface - only positional trades and largely delivery...
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    Nifty Futures - 1 min - Pre-2010 data

    Hi, I want nifty/ nifty futures 1 min data for period prior to 2010 for back testing. Ready to pay for it. Data vendors I have checked with don't seem to have it. Any long time traders here who might want to share their database? Thanks & regards
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    Simple Coding Help - No Promise.

    hi @Happy_Singh is it possible to require that amibroker buys at a specific RSI level? eg. buy when RSI is 30.25? thanks
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    Thoughts on "The A to Z of trading career - musings of a professional trader !!"

    thanks madan. reason i went into the nos. was that i became curious whether one could really design systems with such low risk but high returns – evidently i was comparing apples with oranges. perhaps such impulsiveness stems from lack of conviction which in turn is owing to lack of experience...
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    Thoughts on "The A to Z of trading career - musings of a professional trader !!"

    @madank i remember seeing a plan/list of topics you intend to cover but cant find it now. would you also cover something on the lines of - at what stage one must stop optimizing the backtests? for instance --> let's say our system is a simple 20 MA crossover based. next, we use 'X' MA to filter...
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    Thoughts on "The A to Z of trading career - musings of a professional trader !!"

    not at all. i'm a noob. discussing helps to shape views. cheers
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    Thoughts on "The A to Z of trading career - musings of a professional trader !!"

    @ncube i referred to CAGR/MDD because that is a popular stat. its logic (though not very intuitive) is not 18 years in the numerator --> 18 years in the denominator. it is more like "what is the risk you incurred / how much were you willing to lose at one point to generate that performance" over...
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    Thoughts on "The A to Z of trading career - musings of a professional trader !!"

    hmm.... that explains. comparing lifetime returns with a one time event of max drawdown?! interesting.
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    Thoughts on "The A to Z of trading career - musings of a professional trader !!"

    @madank - thanks for the kind words! you are a major +ve influence on my trading. i am looking forward to the meetings too! @ncube thank you ncube for the math. i'm embarrassed by my laziness to put forth a sample distribution as an eg. while raising the issue! they should make more people...
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    Thoughts on "The A to Z of trading career - musings of a professional trader !!"

    Steve Ward's book "Tradermind" is good. It is like psycho-cybernetics for traders. Also contains an 8 week plan.
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    Thoughts on "The A to Z of trading career - musings of a professional trader !!"

    hi madan, a forex trader recently mentioned that his institutional clients reject any model that has CAGR/MDD worse than 12:1. i couldn't digest the fact and thought that he was probably making it up. and then i bumped into your post that mentioned a thumb rule of 7:1 or better for intraday...
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    Amibroker - Learning how to use

    Hi, not sure why you the function is not enabled. BTW, pane = price chart/ indicator chart that you want to copy (not the tab). I just left-click the chart > copy > go to relevant tab and paste special. Check this: http://www.amibroker.com/kb/2014/10/06/relationship-between-chart-panes/ If...
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    Trading system - coding for a fee

    Moderators - please let me know if this is not the appropriate sub-forum or is a violation of policy.
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    Trading system - coding for a fee

    Hi, I trade manually based on certain rules. I want to code my strategy so that it can be back-tested across multiple instruments in Amibroker. If any of you provide coding services for a fee, please let me know [preferably send me a message]. Thank you. Ps: This can also be an ongoing...