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How much would a trading robot which doubles money in a period of time sell for? [closed]

How would factors of this calculation change for the rate of doubling, scalability (the maximum amount at which it begins to become less efficient), risk and other factors you might bring up a ...
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Indicator for Market deviation of a range

Is there an indicator that would allow me to monitor surges or drops of an asset's price compared to the usual range it has traded in over a period of time? I'm building a script so i'm trying to ...
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Describe the Computer Interface of Market Makers?

I don't think market makers spend their day entering spreads. The prices change faster than a human can type and there is too much at stake to risk a mistake. Can someone please explain how market ...
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Automatic check reader error: How common?

I sent a check to my credit card company for $1234. The automatic check reader there read it incorrectly as $12.34, which was the amount that was paid and also what was cleared from my bank. I looked ...
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How do you automatically invest with interactive brokers?

I've been using interactive brokers for a while and would like to implement an automatic trade in a regular (say monthly) interval. For example I would like to dollar-cost or value average an amount ...
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Ledger CLI automated transactions [closed]

Given a ledger-cli entry like 2017-11-30 * Terrace door ; :share: Expenses:Housing:Fixed 719.06 Assets:Bank:Checking Account what would an automated transaction / ...
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Compound Interest Formula With Monthly Investment Increase

I'm looking to solve this problem: If I were to start investing now, With a 4% annual return compounded monthly what is the function for my return if my monthly input is initially $2000 then for ...
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Auto balancing portfolio through new purchases

I'd like to have an investment portfolio with a few items, each having a target proportion (e.g. I want to have stocks of Apple and the total value of those should be 25% of my portfolio's total worth)...
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Automatic transaction on credit card to stay active

I have 4 credit cards. I use 3 of them frequently for individual purposes as they offer different cash back for different things. However there is one that I rarely use. Is there a way to set up ...
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You're in Ontario and are setting up Autoload on your Presto fare card. Credit or debit? Which threshold and Autoload values should you pick? And why?

The Presto fare card is a contactless public-transit fare-payment smart card issued in various big cities in Ontario, Canada. These cities include Toronto, Ottawa, and others. You wave the card in ...
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Is backtesting a reliable concept?

I've been using technical analysis approach for several years right now and currently explore the algorithmic/automated trading techniques. It seems that one of the most important aspects of creating ...
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Can a retail trader do bid-ask spread scalping through algo-trading?

Is it legal/permitted in the US public stock markets for an individual retail trader to do bid-ask spread scalping through algorithmic trading? Do I need to follow some procedure before I can ...
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How can I pay a credit card bill for a company that doesn't provide an automatic payment service?

Credo Credit Cards do not offer an automatic payment feature is there a way I can automatically pay the monthly statement automatically? I checked mint.com's billpay and they only list credo mobile.
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Automatically taking money from my Credit card monthly

I Live in the UK and am looking for a way to automatically take a certain amount from my Credit Card monthly. The first thing that came to my mind was Direct Debit, however it seems Direct Debit is ...
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How can I find a checking account that allows for automated transfers of dynamic amounts?

Paypal provides a service called "auto-sweep" that allows you to regularly, automatically transfer the entire balance of your Paypal account into a linked bank account. Automated transfers of a fixed ...
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How to automate and streamline saving for multiple large purchases?

My situation is the following: I want to automate as much of my finances as possible I want to have multiple savings goals (perhaps house, wedding, new car, or recurring 'savings' items like car ...
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Automating Certificate-of-Deposit purchases into a ladder-like scheme

In follow-up to these two questions, how could I automate purchasing CDs on a routine basis (say every month) in the US? Would it be specific to a given financial institution, or is this a common-...