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  • Date: 4/22/15 12:27 PM
  • Number: 256032
  • Recommendations: 3
Have any of you that use Interactive Brokers found math errors on your statements?
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Sure, it's only a penny here and there, but I expect someone dealing in money to be able to do simple math.


That happens all the time with
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  • Date: 4/22/15 12:18 PM
  • Number: 256030
  • Recommendations: 10
Our very own Jamie Gritton's MI Backtester made the list.

One obvious thing from that list: I'm in need of a good logo!

- Jamie
  • Date: 4/11/15 11:51 AM
  • Number: 255840
  • Recommendations: 1
can you say how much backtesting volume has declined?

Not in any empirical way. I don't have old log files sitting around or anything like that. But I know that maybe ten years ago, it used to be that a typical weekday
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  • Date: 4/9/15 12:30 PM
  • Number: 255809
  • Recommendations: 28
Not to mention the cost of hosting and dishing out all those GTR1 queries. It is not free.

It is for me, but only because Jamie doesn't charge for it. We should ask Jamie what hosting the backtesters is costing and pay him for
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  • Date: 4/9/15 12:18 PM
  • Number: 255808
  • Recommendations: 23
Keeping backtester data up to date is certainly an interesting exercise :-). Since Robbie has gone some into the technical details of for GTR1's price work, I'll counter with a little review of my own backtester which is a little
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  • Date: 3/31/15 12:22 PM
  • Number: 255658
  • Recommendations: 4
Can any one help with the detail of filling out IRS Form 3115 to change to mark-to-market trade reporting? I've lost so much money on wash sales.

Greetings from someone else who does his own taxes!

I did the MTM that back in
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  • Date: 2/20/15 10:46 AM
  • Number: 255013
  • Recommendations: 3
One good thing about all this, though. People are gonna had a tough time propounding about "global warming" with a straight face.

Apparently you haven't been in Utah lately - highs in the 60s much of this
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  • Date: 1/22/15 10:48 AM
  • Number: 254602
  • Recommendations: 9
The summary of RSP says, "seeks to replicate ... the daily performance of the S&P 500® Equal Weight Index Total Return."

That bolded part means there is a daily reset. The daily reset is what absolutely KILLS

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  • Date: 1/19/15 12:33 PM
  • Number: 254551
  • Recommendations: 11
As for my other buy and hold stocks I always take my original money off the table when I hit 100% gain and then tend to hold onto the remaining half of shares forever. You got your initial money off the table and now are only playing with
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  • Date: 1/19/15 12:04 PM
  • Number: 254548
  • Recommendations: 10
I would love to hear others ideas, about who succeeds, and who fails.

Those who can afford to lose, win. It's one of those "life's not fair" things, but you need to be able to handle the drawdowns.

- Jamie
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