VantagePoint/Market Technologies software?

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Old Oct 25, 2008, 8:39am   #8
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Well the idea of having specific data could make results better.Most data is crap.Garbage in garbage out.
I have known about this vantage point for years and almost got suckered in, its just MA's that are free.And the salesmen etc so many bad reviews im surprised its still around.I have actually talked to 3 traders over the years who dont sell it and used it profitablly, seen statements, but as I said to them they would probably use esignal profitably aswell without the huge price tag, and they agreed.
But as you say you have to pay for data the key might be in the data.What data provider does it use because if its just something like esignal then whats the point you can just pay for esignal it has all the indys in it.
VP can use a few data providers but the one they reccommend most is CRB which I use and find it excellent and well priced about $30 PER MONTH.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 7:31pm   #9
 
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regarding vantagepoint, i bought the 3 market module from tradertech around the end of 2005, the 3 market modules were Dow jones index, the S&P500 index, and EURO/USD.
basically, you have to subscribe to an end of day data provider, recommended by tradertech, which costs around $30 U.S.D per month.
you download the data at the end of each trading day, or early the following morning and the vantagepoint software provides you with predicted highs and lows for each of your modules for the next day's trading session, plus tells you whether they consider the short term and intermediate trends to be up, or down.
the idea is that, say the software considers the short term trend for the Dow to be up,they suggest you wait for the Dow index to drop down to the predicted low for that particular day, then buy at or near their predicted low, and hopefully selling at a higher price either intraday, or after the index has risen strongly for a few days.
in my opinion the software is too expensive, plus you have to pay out each month for the data feed.
if you need any more information you are welcome to send me a message.
best regards and good luck with your trading.
john

HI do you still use vantage point is it worth buying
how long after you bought the program did you make your money back.
kind regards
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Old Nov 26, 2008, 2:20am   #10
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All the predictions etc have been rewritten. I am not sure but the first vp was good then they released the second version, around the time you bought. From reading others comments I think they had a problem with that version. Don't quote the though. What version did you have?

The lastest version is performing well for me. Mainly on FX. I have it good on Gold too
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Old Nov 26, 2008, 5:11pm   #11
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HI do you still use vantage point is it worth buying
how long after you bought the program did you make your money back.
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AceandKing
AceandKing,

VP is just a number of moving averages,the 'predicted difference indicators' are just the differences between certain sets of moving averages and the neural index is just an average of previous days prices.

I cant rule out the possibility that someone could make money using it but the vast majority of people do not. I tested it for 1 1/2 years and got nowhere. You be better trying to work out a system using MACD or Stochastics, at least theyre free.

What I can say for certain is that it does not do what it is advertised to do, in fact I doubt very much if it does any intermarket analysis at all. The neural index is their flagship indicator and the only one they make any accuracy claims for.

If you actually read their accuracy claims they dont claim to predict the next days direction with 80% accuracy. I spent about ten minutes in excel one day and was able to replicate the NI with over 90% accuracy just doing averages of previous days OHLC etc. I read elsewhere that someone was able to turn off the intermarket analysis and he got exactly the same results as he did with it on (I havnt done this myself but am investigating it further).

Sadly some people will ignore all the warnings and buy it anyhow. The following is the list of excuses youll get when you cant make money with it.
1. You need to study it more.
2. You obviously are not an experienced trader, you need to learn to trade before you learn VP
3. The market is currently experiencing unprecedented volatility.
4. You need to buy more markets to diversify a bit.
5. You need the latest upgrade, its much better
6. The strategies we gave you were for version 6.4

and so on,

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Old Nov 27, 2008, 6:39am   #12
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AceandKing,

VP is just a number of moving averages,the 'predicted difference indicators' are just the differences between certain sets of moving averages and the neural index is just an average of previous days prices.

I cant rule out the possibility that someone could make money using it but the vast majority of people do not. I tested it for 1 1/2 years and got nowhere. You be better trying to work out a system using MACD or Stochastics, at least theyre free.

What I can say for certain is that it does not do what it is advertised to do, in fact I doubt very much if it does any intermarket analysis at all. The neural index is their flagship indicator and the only one they make any accuracy claims for.

I am not promoting VP but I totaly dissagree. I am getting excellent signals on FX. I really don't understand why so many others are going wrong with it. Maybe its the sales person giving bad advice or something. I have been sending predictions on the AUD/JPY to a bank friend in Singapore who only trades that currency and thinks the predictions are very good. He does not know its from VP either.

If you actually read their accuracy claims they dont claim to predict the next days direction with 80% accuracy. I spent about ten minutes in excel one day and was able to replicate the NI with over 90% accuracy just doing averages of previous days OHLC etc. I read elsewhere that someone was able to turn off the intermarket analysis and he got exactly the same results as he did with it on (I havnt done this myself but am investigating it further).

Sadly some people will ignore all the warnings and buy it anyhow. The following is the list of excuses youll get when you cant make money with it.
1. You need to study it more.
2. You obviously are not an experienced trader, you need to learn to trade before you learn VP
3. The market is currently experiencing unprecedented volatility.
4. You need to buy more markets to diversify a bit.
5. You need the latest upgrade, its much better
6. The strategies we gave you were for version 6.4

and so on,
Do you own the lastest version of VP?

I am not prmoting it nor am i critising it, why because i can not due to the fact it is giving me excellent signals on FX . I totally agree with VP that their claim of 80% accuratcy to be pretty spot on. But a times it does get it wrong, like everyone and all software does, nothing is 100%

If you want, give me a cuurency that VP uses and I will post the predictions and results. I have nothing to loose but time.

Have a look what i wrote about Forexautopilot, Now thats a load of crap.
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 10:51am   #13
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patong,

Sadly it seems that most software products are pretty useless, I also tried ablesys and trialed a few others. I think the only way to use any of them is with another method and even then it's doubtful if any of them are value for money. If you can use VP to your advantage then good luck to you. I have 7.1 and had the 2 versions before that as well. I was active on traderchat.com for well over a year, there was nothing we could find that worked over time. It was actually very easy to find something in backtesting but they all failed going forward.

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Old Nov 27, 2008, 2:51pm   #14
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patong,

Sadly it seems that most software products are pretty useless, I also tried ablesys and trialed a few others. I think the only way to use any of them is with another method and even then it's doubtful if any of them are value for money. If you can use VP to your advantage then good luck to you. I have 7.1 and had the 2 versions before that as well. I was active on traderchat.com for well over a year, there was nothing we could find that worked over time. It was actually very easy to find something in backtesting but they all failed going forward.
I can only say I am making good money from VP. If you were not, i just don't know why. If you have the same versions as myself i just can not see how you arn't. Its only a tool in my shed and it works for me. Like I said before if you want me to forward a currency signal etc from VP I can. i JUST DO NOT KNOW WHY YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU.

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