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Brutally honest opinions of forex trading brokers LMAX Oanda FXCM Dukascopy Interactive Brokers

Broker opinions and reviews of (as explained in the video)

Oanda

FXCM

LMAX

Dukascopy

interactive Brokers

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My opinions of Nadex for binary options trading is…

My opinions of Nadex for binary options trading is…

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Have you considered Nadex? it may be a good alternative for those of us in United States because Forex has gotten so restricted. I don’t know much about it yet and I know there are alot of binary options ripoff brokers.

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Looking for opinions on Redis 3 cluster and protocol opinion. Anyone? Anyone out there?

Looking for opinions on Redis 3 cluster and protocol opinion. Anyone? Anyone out there?

This is all brand new but how does it rack up again Storm, Kafka, and other frameworks in terms of performance.

http://redis.io/topics/cluster-tutorial

 

http://redis.io/topics/cluster-spec

 

Now you should have your own Redis cluster with 20 master nodes and automatic failover up and running.

http://big-elephants.com/2014-04/clustering-redis/

http://java.dzone.com/articles/12m-opssec-redis-cloud-cluster

It looks like Reds Cluster is supported in the Java Client Jedis: https://github.com/xetorthio/jedis

Does this enable you to ignore other libraries like Kafka or Storm?

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Any opinions of ectd with CoreOS Docker and Google Go language potential for trading? Comparison to NOSQL Redis?

Any opinions of ectd with CoreOS Docker and Google Go language potential for trading? Comparison to NOSQL Redis?

Dieing to a know an answer as I have no knowledge as this is pretty brand new

http://marceldegraaf.net/2014/04/24/experimenting-with-coreos-confd-etcd-fleet-and-cloudformation.html

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My Skype session for advanced Python advantages on brokerage choice of FXCM Oanda Dukascopy with Linux opinions

My Skype session for advanced Python advantages on brokerage choice of FXCM Oanda Dukascopy with Linux opinions

All I can say is thanks to Gigi on this as he has proven to be a highly gifted and software developer. Thanks to valuable people who are within my community to make learn to advance

Python is excellent at web scriping for example?

[5:03:00 PM] Gigi: for example I connect to a websocket and download bitcoin full book updates from there
[5:03:07 PM] Gigi: how would I do that in matlab?

Control a browser for webscraping examples:

[5:03:24 PM] Gigi: there are tons of packages for python
[5:03:30 PM] Gigi: for websockets and everything else
[5:03:42 PM] Gigi: or I use python to “control” an Internet Explorer instance
[5:03:49 PM] Gigi: to download some tick data from a website
[5:03:58 PM] Gigi: I literrally say to IE “click this button”
[5:04:57 PM] Gigi: it’s much better to use a single platform

His Python development tool:

[5:06:34 PM] Gigi: but for python i use this – http://www.emeditor.com/
[5:06:49 PM] Gigi: the realy heavy duty tool I use is a classic file manager
[5:06:58 PM] Gigi: http://www.altap.cz/
[5:07:05 PM] Gigi: it’s much faster to navigate than using Windows Explorer
[5:07:11 PM] Gigi: so that’s why I don’t need an IDE
[5:07:31 PM] Gigi: i manuall navigate to the file i need to open using Salamander and press F4 and it opens in the editor

[5:08:52 PM] Gigi: like Numba
[5:09:04 PM] Gigi: and using these you get 95% of C++ speed
[5:09:07 PM] Gigi: it’s even faster than Java 🙂
[5:09:19 PM] Gigi: but of course, not all of python can be accelerated like this
[5:09:43 PM] Gigi: for example I have some C++/CLI code to convert ticks to minute bars

 

Python vs C++ and Python compilers:

 
Brokers:

[5:11:15 PM] Gigi: I’m looking at LMAX
[5:11:28 PM] Bryan Downing: They support python now?
[5:11:37 PM] Gigi: they have FIX/JSON/XML
[5:11:43 PM] Gigi: all of that can be used in Python

[5:12:03 PM] Gigi: bu JSON/XML is a joy in Python
[5:12:04 PM] Gigi: unlike C++
[5:12:22 PM] Gigi: JSON is like 1-2 lines of code in Python
[5:12:33 PM] Gigi: so I use it a lot internally

[5:13:06 PM] Gigi: for example I collect 400 MB of JSON tick data from Oanda
[5:13:11 PM] Gigi: and 1 GB of JSON tick data from Dukascopy

(CODE SAMPLES WERE SUPPLIED BUT I AM NOT GOING PUBLISH IT SO SORRY)]

5:14:24 PM] Gigi: but forex is mostly free

5:15:26 PM] Gigi: http://fxtrade.oanda.com/orderbook/orderhistory/images/OrdersEURUSDmonth.png?i=970.7003212647958
[5:15:43 PM] Gigi: for example I collect these images from oanda which represent the live positions of their clients
[5:15:50 PM] Gigi: you can watch for stop hunting
[5:15:54 PM] Gigi: I have 5 years of these images
[5:16:09 PM] Gigi: and I do OCR on the images to extract the text and image data
[5:17:48 PM] Gigi: I have also downloaded a whole forex forum
[5:17:59 PM] Gigi: in the idea to do some machine learning on the text
[5:18:11 PM] Gigi: but I didn’t had time to do that yet

[5:20:00 PM] Bryan Downing: Ok can u set up a demo account with oanda with no funding an account?
[5:20:11 PM] Gigi: yes

[5:20:35 PM] Gigi: http://developer.oanda.com/
[5:21:13 PM] Bryan Downing: How about dukascopy? Same with no funding an account?
[5:21:23 PM] Gigi: unfortunatly no
[5:21:32 PM] Gigi: I mean
[5:21:37 PM] Gigi: you can get tick data from their demo account
[5:21:45 PM] Gigi: but it will also contain demo trades
[5:21:51 PM] Gigi: so I have a live account with them
[5:22:01 PM] Bryan Downing: But do u need to fund for a demo account?
[5:22:06 PM] Gigi: no
[5:22:15 PM] Gigi: but they do expire after 2 weeks
[5:22:20 PM] Bryan Downing: 0h
[5:22:37 PM] Bryan Downing: Does oanda expire?
[5:22:39 PM] Gigi: no

[5:22:47 PM] Bryan Downing: Good to know
[5:22:50 PM] Gigi: oanda has a nice API
[5:22:57 PM] Gigi: easily usable from any language
[5:23:04 PM] Gigi: and streams something like 170 pairs
[5:23:18 PM] Gigi: average of 50,000 ticks per day per instrument
[5:23:25 PM] Bryan Downing: Do they charge extra for the API when u go live?
[5:24:10 PM] Gigi: no
[5:24:16 PM] Gigi: the rest api is free
[5:24:22 PM] Bryan Downing: Good
[5:24:27 PM] Gigi: the FIX/Java ones require 2500 in your account I think
[5:24:54 PM] Bryan Downing: Ok what is the minimum to fund dukascopy?
[5:25:27 PM] Gigi: $100

FXCM options:

[5:33:10 PM] Gigi: the main broker I use, FXCM, has a .NET API
[5:33:14 PM] Gigi: and I use it from IronPython
Dukascopy:
[5:26:00 PM] Gigi: I opened an account just so that I can get the tick data
[5:26:03 PM] Gigi: however
[5:26:10 PM] Gigi: their API SDK is in Java

[5:27:23 PM] Bryan Downing: What are minimum requirement for lmax?
[5:27:34 PM] Gigi: for API access around $10K
[5:27:40 PM] Gigi: but they also have minimum volume
[5:27:49 PM] Gigi: and for FIX it’s much larger
[5:28:11 PM] Bryan Downing: U trust dukascopy more than oanda ?
[5:28:15 PM] Gigi: you have to trade 2 mil notional per month for JSON/XML at lmax
[5:28:25 PM] Gigi: I trust them both the same

Integration with Python with C++ or .NET C#
[5:29:13 PM] Bryan Downing: When u have your c++ with python do I integrate thu Cython ?
[5:29:31 PM] Gigi: I actually wrote the C++ code in the .NET variant – C++/CLI
[5:29:41 PM] Gigi: and then used IronPython (the .NET python version) to easily call that
[5:30:00 PM] Gigi: in the past I also wrote CPython (the normal Python version) extensions
[5:30:16 PM] Gigi: and I also used a python module, ctypes to directly call DLL that I wrote in C++
[5:30:23 PM] Gigi: so I kind of tried all methods
[5:30:29 PM] Gigi: including Boost.Python
[5:30:47 PM] Bryan Downing: But iron Python works best for .net?
[5:31:01 PM] Gigi: IronPython runs ON .NET
[5:31:08 PM] Gigi: it’s actual .NET IL code under the hoo
[5:31:10 PM] Gigi: hodd
[5:31:19 PM] Gigi: practically it’s an Python interpreter written in C#
[5:31:57 PM] Bryan Downing: Do u find it is the best wAy to integrate .net and python with all the

[5:32:34 PM] Gigi: the downside is that most standard Python modules which have parts written in C don’t work in IronPython

Python interpreter inside C++?

[5:34:44 PM] Gigi: basically you embed a Python interpreter in C++
[5:35:06 PM] Bryan Downing: I have seen a video for that which is kind of ugly
[5:35:10 PM] Gigi: yes
[5:35:21 PM] Gigi: some applications which require a scripting language do that
[5:35:28 PM] Gigi: so that you can script them in Python
[5:35:38 PM] Gigi: but usually it’s much much easier to do it the other way around
[5:35:50 PM] Gigi: and call from Python C++ instead
[5:36:03 PM] Gigi: this is also beneficial since Python it’s a much better glue language

Cython and other options:

[5:36:27 PM] Bryan Downing: For newbies what is the best option for python to call c++?
[5:36:38 PM] Gigi: first of all
[5:36:41 PM] Gigi: you can actually call only C
[5:36:56 PM] Gigi: for C++ (meaning classes, templates) you pretty much need to use Boost.Python
[5:37:12 PM] Bryan Downing: So what is best for performance ?

well, putting performance and Python in the same sentance doesn’t make much sense anyway
[5:37:47 PM] Gigi: but I don’t think there are big differences
[5:37:54 PM] Gigi: ctypes/cffi/Cython
[5:37:58 PM] Gigi: are pretty much the same speed
[5:38:05 PM] Gigi: but I didn’t actually benchmarked this
[5:38:10 PM] Bryan Downing: Which js the easiest?
[5:38:20 PM] Gigi: I would guess cffi
[5:38:32 PM] Gigi: it really depends on what you want to do
[5:38:35 PM] Bryan Downing: More flexible to
[5:38:57 PM] Gigi: I can’t say
[5:39:05 PM] Gigi: I usually just called a few functions
[5:39:08 PM] Gigi: and passed some structures
[5:39:21 PM] Gigi: for more complicated stuff, classes, I used C++/CLI and IronPython like I said
[5:39:35 PM] Gigi: but I wouldn’t necesarily go that route again

Numba JIT (Just In Compiler)

[5:39:46 PM] Gigi: today I would look at stuff like Numba
[5:40:04 PM] Gigi: and write the high performance code in Python , and let the Numba JIT compiler compile that to machine code
[5:40:16 PM] Gigi: but if you have existing C++ code, you can’t do that
[5:40:29 PM] Bryan Downing: That makes total sense
[5:40:55 PM] Gigi: do you have some specific C++ code in mind that you want to call?

Charting options in Python:

[5:41:46 PM] Gigi: I have written my own charting in WPF/IronPython
[5:41:50 PM] Gigi: that you saw in the picture
[5:42:03 PM] Gigi: it is really fast, you can scroll at 30 FPS through million of data points
[5:42:09 PM] Gigi: but it’s not very flexible
[5:42:18 PM] Gigi: standard Python charting (matplotlib) is very very slow
[5:42:22 PM] Bryan Downing: Can u call r from python ?
[5:42:27 PM] Gigi: just like mathematica and matlab, and r is slow
[5:42:44 PM] Gigi: all of them – matplotlib, mathematica, matlab, r
[5:42:55 PM] Gigi: choke when you try to display a 5 million tick chart
[5:43:02 PM] Gigi: or scroll thorugh it
[5:43:13 PM] Gigi: so i think that I will write something custom again
[5:43:25 PM] Bryan Downing: Is your charting with a wpf library ?
[5:43:33 PM] Gigi: no, I directly drew the lines
[5:43:44 PM] Gigi: libraries also pretty much can’t handle millions of points
[5:43:48 PM] Bryan Downing: That is work
[5:43:58 PM] Gigi: yes

5:44:34 PM] Gigi: just send the points to the browser
[5:44:35 PM] Bryan Downing: Have u looked at qt?
[5:44:37 PM] Gigi: and use WebGL
[5:44:41 PM] Gigi: yes, I used it a bit
[5:44:46 PM] Gigi: but it’s much worse than WPF
[5:44:53 PM] Gigi: WPF is pretty much the perfect GUI library
[5:44:57 PM] Gigi: XAML is so awesome
[5:45:07 PM] Gigi: unfortunately WPF is also pretty much dead
[5:45:16 PM] Bryan Downing: Really
[5:45:24 PM] Gigi: now I’m writing my trading monitoring applications in HTML5 for the browser
[5:45:41 PM] Gigi: since I also want to be able to access a trading dashboard from my phone for example
[5:45:51 PM] Bryan Downing: Makes sense
[5:46:15 PM] Gigi: PyQT is also nice, nicer than MFC, but not close to WPF
[5:47:16 PM] Gigi: there are a few charting libraries for Python started now
[5:47:20 PM] Gigi: which use the GPU

Views on Linux and Mac development:

5:54:30 PM] Gigi: how come I stay on shitty windows and not move to mac/vim
[5:54:38 PM] Gigi: I was the only one in my team with a lenovo
[5:54:48 PM] Gigi: I tried them
[5:54:55 PM] Gigi: linux is just unusable on the desktop
[5:55:07 PM] Bryan Downing: But why stay on windows
[5:55:11 PM] Bryan Downing: Mac is good
[5:55:12 PM] Gigi: too much fiddleing and praying that the next update doesn’t make your machine unusable
[5:55:17 PM] Bryan Downing: Right
[5:55:18 PM] Gigi: mac doesn’t have good file managers
[5:55:21 PM] Gigi: like Salamander
[5:55:25 PM] Bryan Downing: I see
[5:55:27 PM] Gigi: and like I said, that is my main tool

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What are your opinions of these highly profitable quant and HFT forecasting model algorithms?

What are your opinions of these highly profitable quant and HFT forecasting model algorithms?

I am looking for opinions on the following modelling types
GARCH and the reason why it is really good:
http://quantlabs.net/academy/forum/quant-academy-forum/anyone-got-opinion-on-combining-fat-loss-analysis-with-volatility-clustering-with-garch/
ARIMA/AR
MCMC (Markov Chain Monte Carlo)
Mean Reversion
These are some of the more popular model forecasting type quant and high frequency trading shops use. Let me know your thoughts
I plan to implement for my trading platform as described here:
http://quantlabs.net/academy/buy-our-custom-trading-platform-course-with-source-code-ssshhh/
(BTW…This is a really really good deal)
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Anyone have any opinions of this Timothy Sykes trader educator or his website Profitly?

Hi there

A very quick question on his hyped up educator:

Anyone got any opinions of this Timothy Sykes trader educator or his website Profitly?
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Leave comments or email me. I want to know if it is worth the time to spend on this guy.

Also, I got another weinar this Thrusday to build up a decent trading community. This will be another general Q&A session.
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Anyone got any opinions of this Timothy Sykes trader educator or his website Profitly?

Anyone got any opinions of this Timothy Sykes trader educator or his website Profitly?

I mean, is this guy legit in terms of trading ideas. It seems he wants to focus more on the sizzle vs the steak. Got opinions?, let me know via:

http://quantlabs.net/academy/forum/technical-forum/is-trading-educator-tim-sykes-worthy-of-the-expense/

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Looking for technical analyst contributors at Chartoftheday.co.uk. Earn up to £200 per articl

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I might consider this. I am an intermediate level trader working part time at this and other endeavors. What qualifications are you expecting and how do I get started? Regards. JM

 

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New Member event, Strategy Development Meetup, Baysian/Cointegration opinions?

New Member event, Strategy Development Meetup, Baysian/Cointegration opinions?

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HI there
Some new developments. I have my first online event for  Premium Members. but see below. Become a member by accessing:
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I started a new Meetup for strategy development and modelling. You can join here:
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I am investigating new Baysian and Cointegration models. Let me know what you think:
http://quantlabs.net/blog/2012/02/anybody-got-opinions-on-co-integration-or-baysian-analysis-for-estimating-purposes-and-quant-analysis/
Thanks
Bryan
PS. Premium Membership event Mar 7
You need to be a Premium Member for this. I will do an introductory Q&A for Paying Members. I will also lay down guideline on future ‘lessons’ in model development including metrics. Ensure I have your Skype ID. Get access to the Membership at
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