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General Discussion · After hours bid/ask price real?
glider
msg #43654
5/12/2006 2:25:36 AM

I sometimes put in an overnight buy or sell for a stock. The prices can be way out of whack. For example, a stock closed at $2.30, but the ask is $11. There are many examples like this. Is it safe to put in an overnight buy in this case. I know they correct themselves at open but I'm wondering if anyone ever got caught paying an exorbitant price in such a situation.
Thanks,

Glider


General Discussion · After hours bid/ask price real?
glider
msg #43660
5/12/2006 10:12:13 AM

heyen,

Thanks for your comments. That's where I'm a little confused. I'm putting my order in pre-market to trade at the open. At least that's my intention. I don't want to trade pre-market. But there's no OPEN choice when I put the trade in the night before, only a MARKET choice. I've done it a few times and even though the bid/ask prices have been skewed overnight, I've always got the proper opening price. Just wondering if it's ever possible that it would go through at the inflated price.
Thanks,
glider


General Discussion · After hours bid/ask price real?
glider
msg #43678
5/12/2006 4:31:44 PM

Thank you both for your comments.
Speaking of interactive brokers, I just opened an account with them. Waiting for the funds to be accepted. I like the flexibility & choices they offer for trading. I think it may solve this problem.
A really good example of the problem is the following:
Last night I put in a buy on Etrade for a stock which closed at $2.30. The bid was tiny and the ask was over $11. It executed at very close to the open but it's scary. I did a test buy on Ameritrade and the same bid/ask was quoted. The difference between both companies was that Etrade showed the total cost of the trade was the number of shares X close price. Ameritrade's total cost was number of shares X inflated ask price, about five times as much.

Glider


Backtesting Support · Backtested stocks are bought on same day
glider
msg #35807
4/29/2005 7:25:37 PM

I've noticed when backtesting a filter, that stocks are bought on the same day. For example, Stock picks for April 20 are potentials for April 21, but in the backtesting results, they are bought (trigger date) on the 20th.
Does anybody know a way around this?
Thanks

glider


Backtesting Support · Backtested stocks are bought on same day
glider
msg #35852
5/2/2005 5:47:11 PM

cjust,

I checked it out and you're correct. Thanks for the advice.

Glider


General Discussion · Backtesting on other sites
glider
msg #47255
10/1/2006 2:39:26 PM

Does anyone know how easy or difficult it is to convert Stockfetcher filters to Ameribroker language?

glider


General Discussion · Backtesting on other sites
glider
msg #47264
10/2/2006 11:27:33 AM

barl0w

Thanks for the advice. I am planning to do the 30 day trial. It's true 'easy' is a relative term, but I'm sure people have opinions when comparing to stockfetcher language. For me, stockfetcher seems relatively easy as a programing language.

glider


Filter Exchange · Basic Filter for newbies and old pros...
glider
msg #36587
6/30/2005 5:48:05 PM

I agree with some of the sentiments expressed here. RumpledOne, I think you do a GREAT job sharing your knowledge and expertise, but a filter like this probably goes over the heads of most members here including my own. Maybe, when posting an advanced filter like this, you could also post a basic version of the same one. It's a shame not to be able to use, change and generally 'play around' with it.


General Discussion · Best news site
glider
msg #38161
9/23/2005 7:12:18 PM

I know most financial sites provide news, but can anyone recommend a site which specializes in, or, is particularily good, and has an edge in providing late breaking news.
Thanks


General Discussion · Best news site
glider
msg #38166
9/23/2005 7:54:23 PM

alf44

Thanks. I'll check them out.



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