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Process Sell Signals befo...
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  The Right Business List - Look Up Fax Numbers No More
Posted by: Fax_Lists - Yesterday, 03:46 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Compiling your own list is perhaps one of the more unproductive things you could possibly do to start off your own direct marketing campaign, and there are several reasons for this. Previously, compiling your own list was the only possibility for those who had just entered the direct marketing industry, and this usually meant spending days, even weeks getting the numbers to effectively launch the campaign. Fax lists
With an average hit rate of anywhere from 1% to 10%, direct marketers needed numbers on their side, and this meant a huge investment of their time and effort. But even then, the success rates of these people were not always reflective of their efforts. Some of them didn't even manage to generate a single sale in days, and when you're working on your own time and effort, this can mean disaster and financial turmoil within a quick length of time. Compiling your own lists and looking up fax numbers (if you are doing direct fax marketing) is no longer the way to go for several reasons. One - the number of places that you can legally and safely compile lists for your business list is usually few and far between.
This means you need to go the traditional route and compile business information, usually through corporate gateways or even online and offline directories. Be warned that this will take hours and hours of your time. Also, the legal guidelines are pretty much blurred when it comes to compiling lists on your own. Most places don't advertise nor do they give the fine print on where exactly they get their information, and this is usually a very dangerous option for those who want to get their direct marketing campaign of to a safe and prosperous start. You cannot validate the correctness of these places and more often than not, after a few weeks of restless searching and collating, individuals will usually go with the easy route and download entire directories from "fly by night" websites who offer them as an "opt in" to giving out your email.
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The last thing you need is be accused of spamming, because it is one way to shoot yourself in the foot and have your name as a direct marketer tarnished. Your email will be banned and your I.P will be placed under the universal "spammers list" found on many reputable search engines and online forums. Also, the last reason why you should not be compiling your own list is that you do not have the resources necessary to ensure that the business list that you are compiling is tailor made to the product/service that you are selling. Having a highly targeted business list means that you will be able to enter into a market with plenty of purchase potential, which will increase the odds of you making a sale. Get the right business list and look up fax numbers no more, increase your odds at success and make some money with your marketing campaign.

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  Add price info to portfolio for neutral positions
Posted by: GaryB - 11-04-2019, 10:37 AM - Forum: Feature Requests - No Replies

Even if a position is NEUTRAL it would be nice to have the price data displayed in the portfolio window.

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  Free 3 Month Paper Trading Licenses
Posted by: admin - 08-27-2019, 12:48 PM - Forum: News - No Replies

Paper Trading Licenses
These licenses let you trade on the real market with simulated money. Paper trading licenses can be used for free for the first 3 months by simply running APM with your paper trading account, as described here (please sign up on the forum to view this link). 

No credit card required, just sign up on the forum to download the software and view documentation.

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  Email when IB Gateway disconnected for more than X amount of time
Posted by: DaveDM - 08-26-2019, 08:30 AM - Forum: Feature Requests - No Replies

Sometimes IB Gateway can get disconnected from the broker side.  It would be useful to have an email sent to the email address set up with APM if IB Gateway is disconnected for more than a set amount of time in order to alert the user.  Especially useful if the system is running on a remote server and the user doesn't "see" the system as much as they would if running locally.

Thanks,

DaveDM

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  Process Sell Signals before Buy Signals?
Posted by: DaveDM - 08-17-2019, 11:00 AM - Forum: Feature Requests - Replies (1)

I'm not sure if this is necessary, but for strategies where you are buying and selling on the same days, it might make sense to be able to sell first in order to make room in the portfolio and have more cash available to buy. 

DaveDM

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  Strategy Tabs in Strategy Window
Posted by: DaveDM - 08-16-2019, 07:24 PM - Forum: Feature Requests - No Replies

Ability to re-arrange by dragging/dropping and change the order of the strategy tabs in the Strategy Window rather than having the order fixed based on the order in which each strategy was created.

Thanks,

DaveDM

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  Historical Trades and Performance by Strategy Tab
Posted by: DaveDM - 08-13-2019, 05:00 PM - Forum: Feature Requests - No Replies

Since it is possible to have multiple strategies within one physical account, it may be hard over time to keep track of how well each specific strategy is doing within the account since the broker metrics will be on the account level.

It would be helpful for each strategy tab to track it's own historical buy/sell orders and the prices they executed at if possible, and then for each strategy tab to have it's own sub-tab (similar to Settings, Log, Portfolio sub-tabs) that show basic strategy performance metrics over time, such as date of first trade, net profit since inception, equity curve, etc. -- Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) / performance metrics could be added over time.

Thank you,

DaveDM

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  Known Issues
Posted by: admin - 11-20-2018, 09:35 PM - Forum: Bugs and Problems - No Replies

Known Issues
This thread will contain a list of known issues regarding APM and the softwares it is integrated with.

Interactive Brokers

  • Market on Close and Limit on Close orders cannot be placed outside of market hours on paper trading accounts.
    • Live accounts will work perfectly fine.
    • For paper trading accounts, you should either trade during market hours or use Market/Limit orders instead.

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  Podcast with Bryan Downing
Posted by: admin - 11-19-2018, 08:13 PM - Forum: News - No Replies

Thank you to Bryan for having us on his Youtube channel and discussing the Alera Portfolio Manager!
Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Ke84In26U

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  F.A.Q.
Posted by: admin - 11-06-2018, 02:28 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Frequently Asked Questions
This thread will contain a list of frequently asked questions that will help users get an understanding of the Alera Portfolio Manager (APM).
Feel free to post other questions you have or think should be added to this list in the comments.

Where do I download the software from?
You can download APM from the installation page.

What Brokers does APM work with?
Currently, the software is only compatible with Interactive Brokers (IB), but we plan to add more brokers in the future.
You will have to open an account with IB in order to use the software.

How do I test APM before using it with real money?
When you open an account with IB, you are given a free paper trading (simulated trading) account that you can use to test APM.

Does it cost money?
The software is free to use for 3 months with a paper trading account (no sign-up required currently).
If you would like to use it with a real account, please email us at contact@aleratrading.com.

What do you do with my account information?
We understand that traders want to keep not only their strategies private, but also their account information. 
That is why we designed APM so that no information, other than your account ID (for licensing purposes), is sent to our servers.

What can I trade with APM?
APM currently handles only U.S. stocks. We plan to support options, futures, forex, and crypto.

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