Magazine article Modern Trader

Your Internet Home Companion

Magazine article Modern Trader

Your Internet Home Companion

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Editor's note: In the next few months, Futures will start a new interactive column, Sound Off!, in which you'll be able to begin or respond to discussions via letter, fax or a computer network such as America Online or the Internet. Details on how to contact us via a computer network are still being worked out, but in a first step, we are placing some of the more popular spreadsheet templates that have appeared in this column on the Internet. Here's a list of what those spreadsheets are and how to download them for your use. Please refer to past articles for detailed descriptions.

During the life of this monthly column, several programming examples have been created to demonstrate useful mathematical techniques for traders using a common computer spreadsheet, Microsoft Excel.

The first of these spreadsheets, optimalf.xls, demonstrated how to analyze system-generated trades to determine how to apply money management to achieve the highest gain. Published in the September 1992 issue, Futures made it available by mail order for $10.00. The files also were available for "free" (not counting access charges) downloading in the Investor's Forum of online service provider CompuServe.

Several spreadsheets and hundreds of requests later, we've devised a way to make them more accessible to you. These spreadsheets can be used to aid you in many areas, including analyzing commodity trading advisor returns and determining Fibonacci retracements. …

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