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  • Date: 7/4/14 5:17 PM
  • Number: 251738
  • Recommendations: 11
Relevant: http://xkcd.com/882/

- Jamie
  • Date: 6/30/14 1:02 PM
  • Number: 251656
  • Recommendations: 5
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
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  • Date: 6/29/14 1:33 PM
  • Number: 251627
  • Recommendations: 9
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". (Continued...)
  • Date: 6/12/14 12:55 PM
  • Number: 251311
  • Recommendations: 21
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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  • Date: 6/10/14 11:31 AM
  • Number: 251253
  • Recommendations: 4
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
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  • Date: 4/22/14 11:15 AM
  • Number: 250415
  • Recommendations: 8
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
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  • Date: 3/11/14 10:01 AM
  • Number: 249276
  • Recommendations: 4
Ready to buy first ranked-NA.TO.Yahoo shows it as National Bank of Canada. Scottrade shows National Bank of Canada as NTLOF and doesn't list NA.TO as a symbol.

Wanna pull the trigger this AM but need the right gun...


The
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  • Date: 2/22/14 10:59 PM
  • Number: 248688
  • Recommendations: 0
How are stocks handled in Jamie's backtester and in GTR1 with a blank Timeliness Ranking if no step is added visa vi '[Timeliness Rank]<6'?

At least for backtest.org, leaving the Timeliness range
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  • Date: 2/8/14 10:47 AM
  • Number: 248467
  • Recommendations: 5
If you think of the "true" returns as a central portfolio value trend line with squiggles added,
then CAGR *does* give extra weight to the endpoints to the extent they are not on the trend.


That's a big assumption to
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  • Date: 2/2/14 12:57 PM
  • Number: 248312
  • Recommendations: 6
Jamie Gritton has some idea of the amount of time I spent on the user interface, because he spent time on it too by answering all of my questions about perl and the FreeBSD server.

FreeBSD and perl - good stuff, you can't go wrong
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