TickZoom Services, a technology company that specializes in building customized trading platforms for clients, announced the release of version 14.1 of its trading framework. The release includes the full source code except the kernel.
The TickZoom framework processes over 350,000 ticks per second with less than 100 megabytes of memory. Finite memory and fast processing of tick or bar data allow the user to test large quantities of historical data across a large number of portfolio symbols. The framework maintains less than 50 microseconds of latency for live trade execution. While clients can use the framework as a trading platform without customization, value may be added if it is used as the foundation for a custom platform.
TheUpTrend.com, a stock market timing service, has launched Canadian Stock Market Trends, a free daily online video newsletter for investors focused on the Canadian stock market. The video newsletter offers free proprietary trend analysis, price targets, and early warning signals for the TSX and the major sector indices, plus major commodities, including copper, gold, silver, crude oil, and natural gas. No buy or sell recommendations are given.
MIPS Timing Systems has released its newest medium-frequency stock market trading model, MIPS4/MF+, which is a derivative of its flagship MIPS3/MF model. MIPS4/MF+ was engineered to trade either the single-leveraged SPY (SPDR S&P 500 ETF), long and short, or double-leveraged ETFs on long signals and single-leveraged ETFs on short signals (such as SSO on longs and SH on shorts).
The MIPS models use modified technical indicators, applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, and pattern recognition to identify directional changes in the stock market (“inflection points”) and to follow the intermediate-term trends that ultimately develop. Since MIPS identifies and follows intermediate-term trends, its models are considered to be medium-frequency trading systems, averaging about 10–20 trades per year. Performance results on the flagship MIPS3/MF timing model are available at the tracking service TimerTrac.com.
TradersOnly.com announced it was selected as a data provider for VantagePoint Intermarket Analysis Software, providing end-of-day and historical market data for equities, ETFs, forex, futures, and commodities.
TradersOnly’s market coverage includes futures and cash price data for more than 600 global markets; weekly Commitments of Traders data; options on futures price data for more than 100 global markets; implied and historic volatility data for more than 100 global markets; US equities data; mutual fund data; and forex markets.
TradersOnly.com also provides CDs containing up to 10 years of Commitment of Traders data, nearby futures and cash, as well as up to two years of data for options, equities, mutual funds, and more. TradersOnly.com offers a variety of data packages by subscription.
Online broker TradingBlock announced it had introduced enhancements to TradingBlock Pro, its suite of products and services for active traders. TradingBlock Pro’s new “scan and trade” tools are designed to help equity and equity option traders identify opportunities that may be missed with other platforms.
The new scan and trade tool gives traders more than 30 custom parameters from which to scan the market, including unusual option activity, liquidity, and spread size. The enhancement provides seamless order entry and custom smart routing to encourage customization, eliminate redundancy, and expedite trades.