Houston presentations

My own presentations from Houston (updated versions of them) are now available for download in three different formats


PDF (Acrobat Reader):

Macromedia Flash (for on-line viewing):

(Hint: If you want to save PPT (PowerPoint) or PDF to your hard disk, click with RIGHT mouse button over the link and select “Save Target As…” from the menu. Flash format is for on-line viewing only)

Note that these are “source” presentations without any kind of audio commentary, still
I hope you will find them useful.

Houston conference and workshops were organized by Richard Boroff (FTMonitor) and there will be complete set of audio materials recorded during conference including all presentations (not only mine) together with question and answer sessions available later for purchase from FTMonitor. Please allow 6+ weeks time for editing audio recordings and preparing CD-ROMs.

By the way I would like to thank Richard Boroff for all organizational efforts (it was really very well-prepared event), Joe Landry for picking me up from the airport and showing me NASA space center, Bruce Robinson and Don Thorp for helping me with shopping and shipping this big basket with sweet things :-), all speakers (Bill Barack, Bruce Robinson, Fred Tonetti , Don Wilson, Bill Barnard, Jimmy Hixson, Greg Cook, Roy Ashworth) for spending time preparing all those presentations and scripts/programs/formulas, and all participants for valuable feedback, all those presents and great atmosphere and very warm welcome.

I also thank *every* AmiBroker user for making it all possible (it is because of you that you spread the word about AmiBroker, it all become possible).

2 Responses to “Houston presentations”

  1. JD Fagan
    March 8th, 2006 | 3:09 pm

    Very nice powerpoint presentations! I particularly liked the second one and wish I was there in Houston.

    Regarding the slide about problem using ATC in CB together with atcFlagEnableInPortfolio:

    * I am using ATC (normal phase 1 passes) and then using Foreign to pick up the data when in phase 2 pass. Is there any issue with this?
    * I only use ATC flags (pass 1) with these: atcFlagDeleteValues + atcFlagCompositeGroup + atcFlagEnableInBacktest + atcFlagEnableInExplore. This isn’t a problem when later using Foreign within CB right?
    * Finally, I didn’t even know atcFlagEnableInPortfolio was possible (not in help file nor online help). Is this new flag? Why would anyone use ATC when in pass 2 of CBI? Could you provide an example of a meaningful use as to why one would do this?

    Well done!


  2. March 8th, 2006 | 4:08 pm

    1. No
    2. No.
    3. This is new flag. It is provided to allow creation of composites that depend on either
    a) portfolio equity
    b) other trade/backtest statistics
    Primary purpose is to save portfolio-level arrays into artificial tickers for further analysis. But as I explained in the presentation there is one problem with atcFlagEnableInPortfolio that will be addressed in 4.78. Then I will provide sample codes.