Sunday, February 19, 2017

Putting the GGT *Files* on Ice, Effective Feb 21st

Good evening all,

After considerable thought and going back-and-forth I have decided to put the GGT Stock files, as published to the Dropbox share folder that many of you have graciously downloaded, on hold for the foreseeable future.  The rationale has nothing to do with GGT -- I use the system with one of my accounts, but it has everything to do with the cost of the data service, which is up for renewal on the 24th of February.

Through a convoluted "how did I get here" process I use the database created by HGSI -- High Growth Stock Investor ( ) as the data source for generating the nightly stock file updates.  I also use the same database with my EdgeRater software ( ).  The Metastock export function of HGSI generates the necessary files that I use for GGT, or Edgerater accesses the database directly.  Advantages to using HGSI over Yahoo are numerous:

  • Price Accuracy
  • Volume Accuracy
  • Data does not "move", e.g., it is not corrected later
The downside of HGSI/Metastock is that I'm looking at $700 for a renewal.  For a program as powerful as HGSI but one that I use a fraction of the power, this is a sunk cost that I feel is not easily recoverable.

So, if you want to use GGT methods you'll have to rely on my TradeStation ELD.  If you are not a TradeStation user I can't help you, as I've not written the software for any other trading platform.

Contact me directly if you want to continue to use GGT within TradeStation.  You'll need to maintain a Dropbox folder, as I publish coefficients to files that TradeStation will need to correctly calculate the buy/sell/hold recommendations.

Sorry for this, but I can do what I need to do within TradeStation and not have to rely on HGSI.  The file system will update with Friday's file (2/17) and I'll leave it there for a few weeks; then it will be cleaned out.



Friday, February 10, 2017

General Update as of Friday, February 10th, 2017

General Update as of Friday, February 10th, 2017

I have another blog running with daily entries as I post, in real-time, my performance with my optimized Connors' strategies.  I simply do not have enough bandwidth to support this blog (Trading the Greek Gods) while I'm still getting that blog and process of data entry stabilized.  It's one thing to trade a strategy and record the transactions; it's another thing to make sure errors are minimized when the public is reviewing and following your strategy.

Posts here will be infrequent while my attention is on the other blog.

The Connors Forward Test blog page is

You'll need to subscribe to that blog once you land on that page.  It is best if you subscribe from a computer browser rather than mobile browser, but both will work.

Thanks for your support!


Friday, January 27, 2017

I've been on Hiatus; Getting back in the Saddle

Thanks all for the notes of interest on the blog, signals, and my lack of writing.

As many of you know, November/December/January have been very busy months for my family.  My older son recently competed in the Junior Diving World Championships in Kazan, Russia, and that took me there for a couple of weeks.  My wife's travel schedule in December, shortly after my return from Russia, further complicated available time, and then of course, the holidays were what they were.

I'm getting back into the swing of things and will be holding an online meeting on Saturday, January 28th, from 10:30 until (probably) around 1 pm ET.  

I will be discussing some of my findings of Connor's strategies, specifically from his work that he did in 2009 from "High Probability ETF Trading".  I have brought the strategies forward and have tested them, with extensive modifications to moving averages and thresholds, and will be presenting those findings.  While not earth-shattering, I'll present information on how to use 4 of the tested strategies in combination to obtain 5% - 19% annualized with better than 70% chance of the trade working for you.

I have set up a GoToMeeting link.  Here is the conference line:

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (267) 507-0007 
Access Code: 753-850-757 

Tomorrow's meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. ET, to give a few folks in other time zones the ability to not have to roll out of bed too early.

The GoTo Meeting session will be limited to the first 25 people who log in, as that is the size of my account.

I will have a streaming connection running today (Friday) that you can check your hardware setup.  Click the link after 12:00 p.m. ET Friday and check that your computer is working.  I will display a TradeStation screen or something equivalent.  You should hear music in the background and you can say something if you want -- if I'm in the room I'll hear it.

See you Saturday.