Saturday, June 25, 2005

Recapping the SIA Conference in NYC

We thought we'd share some of the developments that occurred at the SIA Technology Management Conference affecting Trade-Ideas. One very newsworthy event that occurred on noon Wednesday of the conference was the announcement that Ameritrade and TD Waterhouse would combine to form TD Ameritrade. Without revealing any specifics there are many reasons to consider this event a very positive development for Trade-Ideas. Here are some of the other developments we can share:

Two new integration announcements:
RushTrade - press release
Genesis Securities - press release

New ways Trade-Ideas appeals to the institutional community:
Buyside - Algorithmic monitoring
Sales, Agency Desk - a new real-time reason to call the client
Trader training

A great networking event at Marseille

featuring a paired wine dinner. The event's theme was to stretch the analogy that picking the right wine to match with a food is the same as picking the right alert and filter combination in Trade-Ideas to match your strategy. The result in both cases is complete satisfaction.

Here's the menu:
1. Basil Panisse with Aioli
Wine: Malvasia Bianca, Amethyst, Monterey County 2001
2. Tapenade Crostini
Wine: Rueda, Las Brisas, Spain 2003
3. Grilled Snails with Sweet Garlic Puree
Wine: Muscadet De Sevre Et Maine, Landron “Amphibolite Nature” 2004
4. Sweet Corn Risotto with Mascarpone, Sungold Tomatoes, Leeks and Parmesan
Wine: Catalyud, Las Rocas De San Alejandro, Spain 2004
5. Beef Cheek Daube with Roman Gnocchi & Root Vegetable Fondue
Wine: Lemberger, Shooting Star “Blue Franc,” Washington 2004
Wine: Monastrell, Altos de La Hoya “Old Vines,” Jumilla, Spain 2003

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

2005 SIA Technology Management Exhibition, June 21 to 23, 2005 - Hilton New York

Our friends at Genesis Securities, who just finished integrating Trade-Ideas into their leading edge direct access trading platform (Laser), are hosting us at the 2005 SIA (Securities Industry Association)Technology Management Conference! The SIA conference will take place at the Hilton New York, from Tuesday June 21st to Thursday June 23rd. [Here's the schedule]

The SIA Technology Management Conference & Exhibit is the single Annual Event that brings together executives responsible for the management of information and technology within the securities industry.

Trade-Ideas and Genesis will be present on Exhibit Level 1, Second Floor, in booth #1839. The presentation will include Laser, their award-winning proprietary trading software, and Trade-Ideas working together to bring real-time trading opportunities into action.

Genesis Securities provides a fully customizable trading platform with a powerful and easy front end, API and FIX connectivity to the US Equity Markets. Laser, the trading platform, has been certified Platinum by NASDAQ for every quarter since NASDAQ has introduced the certification program. Genesis focuses on institutional and automated trading accounts with direct connections to ECNs, NYSE, NASDAQ, as well as to options.

Trade Ideas LLC is a firm specializing in Idea Generation Technology (IGT) that delivers filtered trading opportunities to active funds and traders. Trade-Ideas provides real-time decision support based on statistical analysis of the market’s technicals. The tool provides the alerts and signals that lead to improved trading decisions while reducing risk.

We hope to see you there!

Monday, June 13, 2005

FREE presentation that you will NOT want to miss

Join DTI's Tom Busby for a LIVE SESSION featuring TRADE-IDEAS

When: Wednesday, June 15th
What: Trade Ideas Presentation
Time: LIVE TRADING --- 8:30am CT
Time: Trade Ideas Presentation --- 10:15am CT

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Saturday, June 04, 2005

Do Trendlines Work?

A recent forum on EliteTrader sparked a very long debate on the merits of trendlines [Ed.: Click Here for Thread]. The conversation and the opinions on both sides leave you right where you began - I therefore recommend you not waste your time reading it.

Instead take a look at the following set-up that watches for stocks that are poised to and actually are beginning a move outside of its channel. The set-up uses a filter that screens out all stocks not in a definite linear regression (or channel). Then it looks for those stocks making a move outside its recent range.

Here are several definitions of the alerts and filters used in this set-up:
Min Linear Regression Divergence
Crossed above resistance (confirmed)
Min Range Contraction

I call the set-up the Linear Regression Breakout. It looks for all the long opportunities and based on its two day performance, I'm very happy with the results. So, for the moment, I'd say trendlines Do work - and here's my proof. Click on History to see the results yourself.

Linear Regression Breakout