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Oanda mixed reviews over my choice of Dukascopy forex brokers live on my Youtube channel

Oanda mixed reviews over my choice of Dukascopy forex brokers with deadlines

Someone on Twitter recommended me to take a look at these reviews of Oanda. You should know my opinion and it is not exactly favorable for many reasons. I am not sure what is reliable but I think Babypips.com maybe best. Go below to my webinar live on my Youtube channel

The one I rely on most is this

Just an FYI note but I only use Oanda now because I have to. I think it is important to remember:

  1. Be wary of their market making by ensuring to only have virtual stop loss/take profit within your own system you develop.
  2. I found the API support help desk was useless. They don’t respond at all! You are very dependent on the projects found on GitHub to get by.
  3. I know of a few reports of lawsuits against. Oanda. I also base this on first hand knowledge.

You will find my Python course will be helpful to develop your own trading system to get around hard stop losses which are signals back to your broker. This could trigger the broker’s market making division to trade against you. One reason is you are letting the broker know your intended take profit or stop loss levels. This is something I would never recommend.

Here is an example of brokers trading against you….

Here is the Python course I speak of

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More reasons why I now HAVE to use Oanda is this:

I also mentioned that Dukascopy Alexa ranking has been dropping over the year. I use this as a metric to potentially show that few people are using them. Also, I cannot be bothered to rewrite  Python scripts into Java to get it working with their platform JForex. Do remember I find Dukascopy is much better in so many ways. This includes they are an ECN which takes away the worry of market making which works against you. I just wish they had an API to keep up with competition since FXCM and Oanda supports Python.

Reminders

I have set a webinar event for tomorrow night on

Crypto vs Forex vs CFD

Now that I got the Oanda data working, we can do a comparison between all 3 of these asset classes with the latest data. I am pretty sure I will not be making a video playback available either. I will stream this LIVE on my Youtube channel at Youtube.com/quantlabs

This will take place on Monday Oct 29 at 7 PM EDT on LIVE on my Youtube channel at youtube.com/quantlabs

Tues is the deadline for the ANNUAL ANALYTICS sale.

This is currently HALF PRICE with the addition of Forex and CFDs now!

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More retail trader reviews trashing guru and academy

More retail trader reviews trashing  guru and academys

These are real harsh but I was curious on this well known as they are a 10 minute walk for me:

Online Trading Academy

http://m.kiplinger.com/article/investing/T052-C000-S002-our-man-goes-undercover-and-tells-all.html

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Online-Trading-Academy/Orlando-FL-Florida-32822/Online-Trading-Academy-Online-Trading-Academy-of-Orlando-Very-deceptive-and-unprofessi-695810

Online Trading Academy
1798 Technology Dr #152 North San Jose San Jose, CA 95110 USA
(408) 539-7000
http://www.yelp.ca/biz/online-trading-academy-san-jose-2?utm_source=ishare
OUCH! Another from my a former who no longer sends Xmas greeting cards:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Anton-Kreil-Institute-of-Trading-and-Portfolio-Management/internet/Anton-Kreil-Institute-of-Trading-and-Portfolio-Management-Anton-Kreil-Institute-of-Trad-1217504
http://www.instutrade.net/the-scoop.html

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tradingschools.org honest reviews

tradingschools.org honest reviews

This looks good but brutally honest. I like. Respect

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Profit ly Fake

Profit.ly Review

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Yelp bad reviews of Interactive Brokers

Yelp bad reviews of Interactive Brokers

As said, I have no choice but IB for supported automated trading in Canada. It may seem that these are whiny reviews or they could be legit. If you read these you will find others feel the same way as I do on the Interactive Broker Java API support.

http://www.yelp.ca/biz/interactive-brokers-greenwich

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Use Oanda API reviews and Python tips

Use Oanda API reviews and Python tips

This looks really good combo as more people are moving towards this FREE API

Exclusive: OANDA Opens up Its fxTrade API for Widespread Developer Use

http://www.forexfactory.com/showthread.php?p=7482449

Development (even recent useful QuantStart)

http://www.quantstart.com/articles/Forex-Trading-Diary-1-Automated-Forex-Trading-with-the-OANDA-API

http://furius.ca/oanpy/

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Other Javascript and commercial charting reviews presented for potential trading environments

Other Javascript and commercial charting reviews presented for potential trading environments

This came from my Meetup tonight so see below what that was about

These were mentioned outside of the one listed here:

Anyone got any experiences with they would like to share:

  1. .NET charting with SciCharts, Lightning, DevExpress, or even Infragistics (Feb 3!)? Any library missed?
  2. Java is severely limited but anyone using JFreeCharts or JavaFX?
  3. R seems to only have 1 option with quantmod? Any other R packages I should care about?
  4. Python newbie here?
  5. Cairoplot? PyGal?? Chaco?PyChart? Anything missed?
  6. Anything useful in OpenGL for trading?
  7. C++: Qt as in QWTPlot or QtiPlot, GNUPlot? MathGL? GigaSoft for Windows? KDChart? ChartDirector? ROOT Data Analysis? Anything missed?
  8. Anyone ever thought of deploying Matlab as a potential charting optio for end target deployed system?
  9. Open ended for ideas or suggestions?
  10. D3, jqChart

Other new ones:

Qlik

http://www.qlik.com/us/landing/go-sm/download-free-kit-v3side?sourceID1=Google&Brand&KW=clickview&OVMTC=Exact&site=&creative=46374075545&OVKEY=clickview&url_id=380&adpos=1t1&device=c&gclid=CKyxg4Hcj8MCFbFAMgod5FYAyA

 

–> Seems only good for risk management only, has heat maps similar to Infragistics

http://www.qlik.com/us/landing/go-sm/download-free-kit-v3side?sourceID1=Google&Brand&KW=clickview&OVMTC=Exact&site=&creative=46374075545&OVKEY=clickview&url_id=380&adpos=1t1&device=c&gclid=CKyxg4Hcj8MCFbFAMgod5FYAyA

Portfolio Management demo looks interesting

http://us-d.demo.qlik.com/QvAJAXZfc/opendoc.htm?document=qvdocs%2FPortofolio%20Management.qvw&host=demo11&anonymous=true

Java Script D3 suggestions

http://www.manning.com/meeks/

http://alignedleft.com/tutorials/d3

https://github.com/mbostock/d3/wiki/Gallery

http://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?q=github+d3&o=APN10505&prt=NS&chn=retail&geo=CA&ver=22&locale=en_CA&tpr=111&gct=sb&qsrc=2869

https://github.com/mbostock/d3

–> useful but no 3rd party specic charting for trading systems as mentioned in other examples I lost from the top

Tableau

http://www.tableausoftware.com/trial/tableau-software?cid=701600000005cS4&ls=Paid%20Search&lsd=Google%20AdWords%20-%20Tableau%20-%20Free%20Trial&adgroup=Tableau%20-%20Exact&kw=tableau&adused=47483475015&distribution=search&gclid=CNWd3LXcj8MCFYlcMgodl2oA4Q

–> Used by RBC Wealth Management but did not see anything unique

SiSense

http://www.sisense.com/features/

–> Nothing I could see but must be pretty expensive since they do not list pricing

 

Chart.Js

http://www.chartjs.org/docs/

–> open source in Javascript through a browser(ugh) but not like D3

 

Highcharts

http://www.highcharts.com/demo/heatmap-canvas

–> Another Javscript library but 3D but has heat map you can get elsewhere like D3

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.NET front end high speed charting vs open source R Java Python OpenGL debate

Monday, Jan 12, 2015, 7:00 PM

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.NET front end high speed charting vs open source R Java Python OpenGL debate

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.NET WPF front end high speed charting vs Linux open source R/Java/Python/OpenGL debateIf you have known me and my blog (quantlabs.net/blog), it appears there was lots to talk about regarding those tricky front end applications you use for a potential system with high speed charts. Many options have been presented but it seems that .NET is still …

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.NET front end high speed charting vs open source R Java Python OpenGL debate

Monday, Jan 12, 2015, 7:00 PM

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12 Researching Traders Went

.NET WPF front end high speed charting vs Linux open source R/Java/Python/OpenGL debateIf you have known me and my blog (quantlabs.net/blog), it appears there was lots to talk about regarding those tricky front end applications you use for a potential system with high speed charts. Many options have been presented but it seems that .NET is still …

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Is DMM FX really the largest forex broker in the world? Looking for reviews as always so please help out

Is DMM FX really the largest forex broker in the world? Looking for reviews as always so please help out

This came in from one of my hardcore members again so thanks to him for highlighting this:

http://www.dmmfx.com.au/

IT says this forex broker is the largest one pumping the most volume globally. One red alter is always if they support MT4 so I will let you be the judge of this brokers. As always, I am looking for opinio so comment away

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Morningstar Reviews – Is The Premium Membership REALLY Worth It?

Morningstar Reviews – Is The Premium Membership REALLY Worth It?

I use Morningstar everyday nearly for trading strategy ideas. I am using the Android and Iphone app v1.x but these articles talk about the fire walled v 2 apps.

This leads into the chargeable access for other areas to study. I personally like the newsletter feature but of course I am not paying for it due to my version 1 app. I don’t think the other analysis features would be used. It could be worth it those as it is pretty cheap.

Morningstar Review – The Perfect Service for Value Investors

http://www.stockgumshoe.com/reviews/morningstar-premium-membership/

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Open source forex trading broker options with Links of bad Interactive Brokers bad reviews with options of MB Trading Lightspeed

Open source forex trading broker options with Links of bad Interactive Brokers bad reviews with options of MB Trading Lightspeed

Tradelink Broker Options:

http://code.google.com/p/tradelink/wiki/ProviderFeatureMatrix

 

Could Interactive Brokers be in a start of a death spiral?

This is not good:

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20130416-712803.html

 

The horror story reviews with poor ratings:

http://www.yelp.ca/biz/interactive-brokers-llc-greenwich

http://www.forexpeacearmy.com/public/review/www.interactivebrokers.com

http://www.elitetrader.com/br/?action=view&R_FirmID=43

MB Trading requirements and reviews:

http://www.mbtrading.com/stocksAccountRequirements.aspx

http://www.forexpeacearmy.com/public/review/www.mbtrading.com

Lightspeed trading requirement:

https://secure.lightspeed.com/AccountOpening/step1a.php?error=missing_login

Lightspeed reviews:

Lightspeed Trading

http://www.elitetrader.com/br/?action=view&R_FirmID=211

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Is this Quant finance book with C++ any good? Check Amazon reviews or Linked In group opinion

Is this Quant finance book with C++ any good? Check Amazon reviews or Linked In group opinion

I got this through my Facebook:

hey Bryan look what I found tonight…..http://quantstart.com/cpp-for-quantitative-finance-ebook

this guy Michael L. Halls is producing a book for C++ for Quantitative Finance supposedly releasing September 2013….wonder if its any good or if someone will pirate it LOL

the guy is supposedly a Ph.D so I wonder if its any good?

So I said:

I am sure you know, but I always check the Amazon reviews. or Linkedin groups.

 

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