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    futex london office

    Blackgold, You are a a cuunt, so you stfu. Grant.
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    Gaps - how do they occur?

    No, museli with vodka, Mr Gecko. Grant.
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    Gaps - how do they occur?

    Mr Bramble, I've watched equities on Teletext in the window of a tv rental shop, guessed at the premiums, backed out the iv's in my head, then rushed to the nearest public telephone kiosk and make a reverse call to the broker who didn't speak English. Grant.
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    Gaps - how do they occur?

    Here are some gaps for the bund to consider - 7.12.88 - closed at 96.94, filled at 5.8.93 (I'm not sure about this one as I'm using Eurex data and the bund was traded on LIFFE during this period). 25.6.03 - closed 118.26, filled at 25.11.04 7.3.06 - closed at 119.25, still waiting to be...
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    Gaps - how do they occur?

    Mr The Bramble, You are a base fellow. Grant.
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    Latency and Broadband

    Max, Close your eyes when you're trading US. Upgrade my internet - you mean from 8mb? But I thought the limiting factor was physical telecoms line, ie upgrading will not make any difference. I'm sure we could meet for a pint next time I'm in London. "Simple"? For whom? Sorry, a bit formal...
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    Latency and Broadband

    Max, I can run my seperate chart feed, Excel with dde's and CQG - and order execution is so quick, I cannot time it. This via 8mb broadband. CPU load factor (if that's the correct term) never exceeds 10%. So why does it take a long time to load T2W? Grant.
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    Gaps - how do they occur?

    NT, I'm running Teletext through an Amstrad (2 x floppy drives, 128k memory) with a US Robotics 56k modem. I can't see any latency problems. Bloomberg? I've sh*t it. What's an acoustic coupler? Grant.
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    Hedge fund trading strategies

    Goldman Sachs's prop index futures desk buy/sell when the 5 ma crosses the 15 ma on a 5-min chart. Grant
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    Users of TT's X-Trader & X-Study

    Max, I'm using the basic CQG Trader order entry (ex-charts, etc) and my cheap feed for charts (maybe lags by a tick or two at times). For me, the extra cost of CQG's or TT's charting modules can't be justified, ie they will not add to, nor improve on, my current set-up. Similarly, the freedom...
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    Accounts with small Initial stakes

    Peakoil, No, I mis-read, and not for the first time. My apologies (and I now feel a complete tw*t). Grant.
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    Gaps - how do they occur?

    Shortorlong, Where a future tardes after the cash market closes, this may also be a factor, otherwise there would be potential arbitrage/market panics the next morning. Re gaps, one occured (a gap-up)on the bund or bobl and took around three years to fill. Grant.
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    Vrothdar's Journal

    Vrothdar, Statistically, even an 80% win-rate needs be treated with caution (as LTCM discovered). Out of a hundred trades, the statistic would still be valid if the first twenty were all losers. But then it may be too late. I suppose the solution is very tight stops to preserve capital for the...
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    Accounts with small Initial stakes

    Martin, If you have £30k, why are you trading on with a third-rate system run by second-rate cowboys? You should go direct. Grant.
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    The New Commodities Trader (SOY MEAL)

    RC, Bit slow on the uptake today - a septic going for a J Arthur. Grant.
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    The New Commodities Trader (SOY MEAL)

    RC, Asleep in the pub. Mr J-Arthur, It's obvious you're not English as you wouldn't use the 'J-Arthur' as a name. Grant.
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    Mystical Ju-Ju

    If anyone feels sinusoidal (probably due to a high pollen count), contact the Samaritans. Grant.
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    Do you miss social contact when trading from home?

    RC, You wan't a reaction, don't you? Well, fck off. Shadow, Don't encourage him. Grant.
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    Latency and Broadband

    Baldur, "You can get a direct leased line to your UK based broker". Of course, you can - if your rich and decadent. I'm trying to be decadent but I need the wealth to support it. Grant.
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    Users of TT's X-Trader & X-Study

    Baldur, A guy from CQG told me that executing through their front-end is faster than executing through TT. The reason being orders go straight from the CQG server to the exchange whereas TT is routed via the FCM's/Clearer's server, and then to the exchange. Whether the difference is...