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No more Meetup video playbacks or third party presentations

No more Meetup video playbacks or third party presentations

A recent notification sent to my Youtube groups:

Hey all

Due to a recent and immature video takedown notice, I will no longer be posting video playbacks on my Youtube channel. I will no longer be supporting third party presentations for these Meetup groups. There are two articles posted on my blog because of this:

https://quantlabs.net/blog/2015/06/why-no-more-videos-or-3rd-party-presentations-from-my-meetup-sessions/

https://quantlabs.net/blog/2015/06/once-revered-quant-gets-our-youtube-good-standing-yanked/

This was due to a recent Meetup we did last year. Don’t ask any further or speculate due to legal reasons. I know this sucks but I want preserve my Youtube channel at Youtube.com/quantlabs as is.

Thanks for your understanding

Bryan

More reaction Q&A from people:

I just saw your post and I am sad to see that you have to take these measures.  I try to get to the web meetings but often I get called away during these times.  Perhaps I could suggest another outlet could be to post on Vimeo if that helps. I am afraid I do not have either facebook or twitter accounts as I keep a low profile and so it is not an option for me.

I wish you every success and the continuation of your very good work in helping up & coming quants.

Best regards from the land downunder

Thanks but I cannot put it on any further video outlet as they seem to have very trigger happy set of lawyers. We will always be around.

Toronto .NET Developer Meetup

Toronto, ON
638 Members

This group was created to give Toronto .NET Developers an opportunity to meet and network. It will allow developers an opportunity to meet face-to-face and share best practice…

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Quant Finance

Toronto, ON
1,455 Members

Quant Finance group talking hedge fund, investment, quant analytics, and quant tech development. This includes MatLab, C++, C#/.NET, Java, Excel, VBA, Python, R, etc. I would …

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My full on review on Hootsuite Pro service with these third party apps for social media marketing and management

My full on review on Hootsuite Pro service with these third party apps for social media marketing and management
Here is my review of HootSuite’s Pro paid service. It is still way too early to see the impact of the paid social networks like Google Plus
Wordpress, or StockTwits. There is no point for the extra services if they don’t work. I must say there are wierd connection problems with Google
Plus pages with some title only on my posts. That is frustrating but I am getting even stranger problems trying to post StockTwits postings. It only
appears to work with Evernote. Don’t ask me why?

Overall, I am questioning this paid service as none of this stuff works. Not worth it and a complete mess. If this is how the so-called start
up community is pulling off this kind of rubbish, no wonder they are failing with the lack of venture capital. Shame  on them. Thanks for wasting my
time you tossers.

Most of these are pure crap. It seems they are developed by a third party so I am sure HootSuite will not take responsibility if these
will work within their dashboard. Either way, it is an insult to a potential paying customer to even see this. It makes both parties look
like they don’t care about their users. It is just junk!!!  I used the latest version Internet Explorer so don’t blame it on the browser. I
got unpredictable results for each using Firefox and Opera.
So far, just stick with the paid offering as that works just fine.

HootSuite Apps
Tumblr    does not work with any setting for Tumblr account settings
Vimeo    Manually post
Myspace    CANNOT connect with Hootsuite to Myspace note connected with Twitter
Mixi    Japanese but translation to English
Evernote     Evernote will share all notes to social including Stocktwits
Flickr    account name is quantlabs
Stocktwits user=bryandowning    cannot tweet using Stocktwits but can share docs from Evernote
TrendSpottr    good for real time trends on twitter
Wordpress     works on self hosted apps but must use wordpress admin login credential but cannot publish
SocialBro    you need to pay
SlideShare    does not connect to SlideShare
Ymmer     too slow sending out registration email
NeedTagger    delete not applicable to quant niche
Xing    you can post an activity manually but no real benefit
Zuum    useless as it does not report any results plus chargeable
Reachli    cannot create account also looks chargeable

Stumbleupon    cannot auto post with it
Instagram     cannot auto post with it
Reddit     cannot auto post with it
Orkut     cannot auto post any content
Viadeo    just reblogs whats in your account so cannot post
Hubspot     chargeable
SocialFlow     cannot create account from Hootsuite
Identi.ca    not accepting new users
Sina weibo    just circles around with connection offer
Chime.in    cannot sign in or create account
Renren    just circles around with connection offer
Socialcast    no connection offered

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Quant analytics: Time is a third party measure that we invented, watchout for when it is lying to you!

Quant analytics: Time is a third party measure that we invented, watchout for when it is lying to you!

We invented time by using a stable system (clock) to measure the relationships between two or more less stable systems for synchronisation purpose.

Charts use time to scale price:

Time is used to measure the relationship between price at deferent points in time in order to sense probability, yet this simplification of price movement into linear intervals (minute, hour, day) ignores price action that happens in between.

Hidden probabilities, the solution:

Because time is linear in that sense, there may be hidden volatility within smaller time intervals; therefore it is a good idea to measure the uniformity of relationships between the inner intervals to discover if time missed something.

Indicators use time:

Indicators are derivative of time, therefore prone to the same problem of linearity of time intervals, may lead to a butterfly effect between what you see and what you don’t.

 

The problem is a bit more general imho. Regardless of the parameter we use to quantize price data we are to use it equi-valued, that is equi-time (standard bars), equidistant (point-and-figure, renko, range bars, etc.), or equivolume. The only sequence which is free from such a fixation is raw time and sales. However before diving into metaphysical matters like hidden volatility it’s useful in my opinion to check if there are enough people who really look into the same magic mirror, and even better if those people really affected price. I think this connects it with your post on psychology.

 

from your experience in trading, do you think we can quantify human behavior into trading systems?

I had this experience in market makers setup that offer over the counter forex and cfds to individuals that want to trade on margins up to 200:1, they take almost the entire side of clients trades, so they only profit when clients lose and lose when clients profit, the amazing thing is they have been in the business for years profiting without making major trading decisions of their own, they only hedge against large client trades which is as rare as 3 to 5 times a year, other times they take entire trading of their clients.

If you look at client trades from the market maker point of view, the patterns of client trade do form are very similar to trend following systems, like pyramiding positions to average winners (clients average losers), cutting losses short (clients take profits short), market maker equity volatility is directly correlated to the number of clients being traded (diversification in both time scale and assets).

The whole thing happens naturally without any intervention, no traders involved, trading the same price like everyone else in the world/

I have spoken to many of them and they know the concept, but they have no technical analysis experience, they don’t realise that what they have is in fact a trading system built only on psychology patterns of their inexperienced clients! I find that amazing.

Ever had experienced or learned detail about this type of market maker?

 

I really like your point of view. In fact, 90% of time any market
maker profits from spread, however 10% of the time it profits from the huge
disproportion of clients positions, and this brings the best profits to the
MM/broker. Have you ever seen the Oanda’s open positions historical charts?
It’s not in the most easily readable form, but if you consider it
thoroughly, I think you will come to an evident conclusion where retail
traders enter and where they exit. So, it’s not that difficult to exploit
it.

 

Client net positions and price move is almost opposite, especially on accumulation:

http://fxtrade.oanda.com/analysis/historical-positions

Those forex market makers do not care about the spread or swaps, almost all the time they take the other side more than 90% of client trades.

They even lowered the spreads to a fixed 2 pips and canceled swaps on Islamic accounts (religion as marketing), they even give back to their brokers around 1 pip rebate per lot traded through clients they bring, also they give back to broker around 10% liquidation fee in case client liquidate their account when they lose their money.

So if you think of it, when the broker gets them a client, they are actually losing 1 to 3 pips on each lot the client trades! They know this very well, their main source of income is liquidation, and if you are a professional trader by any reason they will hedge against all your positions or not accept your application in the first place, sometimes this happens but a lot have learned that reputation matters so they choose to hedge.

They know this works from experience, the owners have no mathematical background or quantiative analysis, they just roughly estimate risk and hedge against client extra large positions only.

Am I mistaking cause and effect? if clients are a sample of the world all over, do you think their positions are an indicator of price direction against them, or they react opposite to price direction because of the losing trader psychology like averaging their losers and cutting profits short?

 

 

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Dear Alfresco: Why can you not use Wowza as a development model for us third party developers?

Dear Alfresco: Why can you not use Wowza as a development model for us third party developers?
As I am working with both Alfresco the wonderful engineering piece of poo tool and Wowza, it makes me wonder why Alfresco engineers never thought of what Wowza is doing. Wowza includes an integrated development environment (IDE) based on Eclipse. This enables you modify any interaction or use the Wowza API using Java code or Flash client code. It seems to ve quite easy, great forum support from Wowza themselves, and excellent example files to get you started out of the box pretty quickly. Too bad Alfresco cannot think of this. Also, Alfresco’s product is much more complex so there is even a greater need for this type of developer support. Too bad they don`t listen to their third party developers. If not, take the Wowza development model as reference.

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