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How about a Stock Market Puppy (SMP)?
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smokey01


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov 2010, 00:22    Post subject:  How about a Stock Market Puppy (SMP)?
Subject description: A puplet for stock trading enthusiasts
 

I have a friend who is active in trading on the stock market.

He has not had a lot of success in finding suitable software to trade on line, unless of course he is willing to pay a fortune.

Unfortunately I'm quite ignorant when it come to the stock market.

Is there a a distribution around that might suit this fellow?

Are there suitable software packages that could be used to build a nice Puppy Linux trading distribution?

Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov 2010, 01:13    Post subject:  

The UK Stock market now uses Linux - so it is available
I would think they are using either Red Hat or SuSe
and I should imagine have their own customised and bespoke software
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1588339/london-stock-exchange-switches-linux

Never heard of a distro just for stock market tracking
but there may be one
This is all I could find.
http://bagside.com/bagvapp/baglux.html

You friend could write to the NSA and see if they
have anything for tracking this organised crime scam
(oops I mean free market)
http://www.nsa.gov/research/tech_transfer/index.shtml

Software is available . . .
http://www.linuxlinks.com/Software/Financial/Stockmarket/index.shtml

15-42. Getting a stock quote
http://www.makelinux.net/books/abs-guide/

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smokey01


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov 2010, 02:01    Post subject:  

Thanks Lobster.

I have been trying to convert him to Puppy for ages. He likes the look, feel and speed but until he can feed his hobby with it, he's not interested.

I would like to set him up with a full Puppy stock market system on a USB flash drive. This would surely get him exited.

I'm afraid I don't trust the stock market but then I don't have the money he has either.

I will check out the Links

Ta.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov 2010, 02:49    Post subject:  

Generally, links to various sites are sufficient--such as Yahoo Finance, etc.
Sites such as Stockcharts.com offer real time tracking, excellent scans, custom charting, etc. Optionsxpress.com for options. Fidelity, Ameritrade, Vanguard, etc, etc, all work with a firefox browser. Actual trading requires setting up accounts and logging in. All have a variety of research engines.

One program I like is "Portfolio Manager", which works with wine. Since most everything is done with a browser, any minimal distribution works fine...as long as you can get on line and have java loaded. There are some established programs, like IRT, that require a windows platform.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov 2010, 04:47    Post subject:  

What about java-based jstock?
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov 2010, 17:08    Post subject:  

When it comes for buying stocks I would get me a good (expensive) newspaper that also is displaying the dividend yield .

For britain stocks it seems that "The Daily Telegraph" is one of the better ones and also "FT Europe".

For german stocks I would prefer "Die Welt" and then "Suedeutsche", "Handelsblatt" and "Boersenzeitung" .

I would adwise to buy one of these newspapers at least once a year and look for the divident compared to the price.

If the average intrest rate is about 5% I would look for shares that pay 5ct for 1$/Euro .

And finally I would wait perhaps 5 years observing these shares with these newspapers and then start to buy few of almost each of them to reduce the risk.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov 2010, 17:29    Post subject:  

Thanks guys.

Jstock looks interesting.

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun 2011, 13:04    Post subject:  

For Belgium, I am subscribed to the newsletter of www.tijd.be (Dutch) and I can get all the quotes I want and make a portfolio to follow.
Just a browser thing.

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Sep 2011, 13:26    Post subject:  

maybe you should also try forex trading software
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Sep 2011, 20:11    Post subject:  

Edward O. Thorp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_O._Thorp was using quite serious computer hardware (I think running Linux and probably mostly proprietary) to amass money legally.
It might be worth looking into what is available at MIT . . .

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Sep 2011, 06:39    Post subject:  

These days you can do stock trading on-line so all that is required
would be a web browser and probably javascript and flash support.

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Oct 2011, 13:30    Post subject:  

You may try out this free and open source stock market software at jstock sourgeforge
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct 2011, 02:05    Post subject:  

I would not be buying into the U.S. stock markets today or tomorrow (October 20th or 21st).

In September, the insider sales-to-purchases ratio was about 7-to-1. Open interest in S & P October puts on October 4th was an unprecedented 919,000 contracts. Normally the figure is 14,000 contracts or less.

What these figures mean is, a lot of people in-the-know are betting that the market is about to take a huge fall.

Wait until it crashes hard, possibly as early as this week, maybe next. Then look for bargains.

Disclaimer / Full disclosure: Taking my own advice, I am holding a big basket of put options at the moment.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct 2011, 20:02    Post subject:  

Sit Heel Speak wrote:
I would not be buying into the U.S. stock markets today or tomorrow (October 20th or 21st).

In September, the insider sales-to-purchases ratio was about 7-to-1. Open interest in S & P October puts on October 4th was an unprecedented 919,000 contracts. Normally the figure is 14,000 contracts or less.

What these figures mean is, a lot of people in-the-know are betting that the market is about to take a huge fall.

Wait until it crashes hard, possibly as early as this week, maybe next. Then look for bargains.

Disclaimer / Full disclosure: Taking my own advice, I am holding a big basket of put options at the moment.


I don't see anything so unusual. Looking at the SPY chain for Oct 28, strike-price of 121 has a put/call ratio of about 1.48 Actually, SPY 122 & 123 calls are on the most active lists....both over 95,000 trades.

I certainly wouldn't discourage you from buying downside protection, though.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct 2011, 22:53    Post subject:  

Interesting. Looks like much of the open interest as of October 4 has been cashed in. Orchestrated price suppression, y'think?

Here's the open interest as of tonight, for SPX (not SPY) options. There is certainly a divergence of opinions in there.

If the market opens flat in the morning, those 1215 strike price puts might be a fast moneymaker, if you're a gambler with nerves of cobalt steel.

You'll need to keep a constant eye on the market though. October options expire this weekend (22nd), not next.

(edited, a few minutes later: actually, the calls could make money too. Both the calls and the puts are going to be fluttering-feathers-in-the-wind tomorrow. The slightest whiff of news good or bad could move the index. For that matter, whoever bought all the GE stock today could easily move the S&P 500 index options either way at will. Possibly up to profit from the calls in the morning, then down to clean up on the puts in the afternoon...)
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