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Continuous Contract options

September 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Backtest, Data, Futures, Software

As mentioned previously in What everybody ought to know about continuous Futures contracts, there are multiple ways to concatenate Futures contracts. Unfair Advantage offers a rich choice of concatenation algorithms – I will use UA as the base for this post. Please also refer to the Unfair Advantage online manual. Let’s look at the different […]

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Continous Futures Contracts

September 22nd, 2009 · 30 Comments · Backtest, Data, Futures

And how to avoid easy common mistakes when choosing which data to use to back-test a trading strategy on Futures… This is a “long-ish” post but I believe essential for good-practice back-testing. No long-term continuity Futures are specific in the way they trade in series of short-lived contracts that are only active for a few […]

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Futures Contract naming convention

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Futures

Explains the symbology of Futures contracts and how their naming convention comes about.

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I just got myself an Unfair Advantage…

September 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Data, Futures, Software

What is this Unfair Advantage? Well, I have just purchased End Of Day historical futures data from Commodity Systems Inc. and this is how they call their Software/Database! Admittedly it is supposed to be a very good data feed that Google and Yahoo use for their respective Finance portal. They are also recommended by back-testing […]

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