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New FT Comm Out Today

New FT Comm Out Today

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New FT Comm v5.0.1.10 A new FT Comm update is out today. Click the “upgrade” button when you open FT Comm to download version 5.0.1.10. Check out the manual here: https://investorsfasttrack.com/ft-comm-manual/ Improved Backup Strategy In this update, we’re rolling out a handful of improvements. The most notable is our improved file back up feature. In the […]

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FT Data Status API

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There are two things that define FastTrack: High quality dividend adjusted data and customer support. As a company, we see both on equal footing. Customer Support Enhancing the latter, we’re proud to announce the Data Status API. This is a simple API to programmatically verify you’re local copy of the FastTrack databases are the latest […]

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FastTrack Market Data API

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FastTrack is a market data company. We specialize in accurate dividend adjusted closing prices for Stocks, Funds, and ETFs. We have over 10k funds, 4,00 stocks, and approx 2500 ETFs in our database. Investors, individual and professional, have used our data for investment decisions for over 25 years. Our data specialty, dividend adjusted prices, as […]

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Stay Tuned

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We’re hard to work a bunch of new projects. We’re soon to add many more interest rate, debt, and government indexes/indicators to the indexes database. We’re hoping to wrap that in the next month. Also, a new an improved FT Comm is underway. We’ve gotten lots of feedback on the data backup and restore function […]

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What’s in the FastTrack Stocks Database?

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We’ve posted in the past about the decreasing number of investible stocks in the US (https://investorsfasttrack.com/is-passive-active/). Per the post, there’s about 3,000 investible companies listed in the US. But, FastTrack has approximately 4,500 stocks in the database. What makes up the difference? First, FastTrack tries to include every stock listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ […]

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Dual Momentum and FT Cloud+

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In 2011, FT Cloud started as solely a momentum trading engine, but gradually expanded to incorporate more general tools such as the spreadsheet, chart, and family tree. Today’s posts brings us back to the original concept, with a slight twist. Gary Antonacci wrote the book Dual Momentum Investing (http://a.co/bgR4Jx8) and it covers the ins and […]

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New Stocks and Stocks Families out Today

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We’re constantly adding and removing new tickers to the database we get user requests, but once a quarter we do a total refresh of the stocks database and families. We’re now including many large cap international companies from the OTC markets and all stocks listed on the NASDAQ and NYSE. For FT Cloud users, use […]

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Change Chart Color Bar Colors

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If your printing charts, doing a presentation, or just want to mix things up, changing the color of the chart tickers is easy. Change color bar color Right click the name of the ticker/ ticker input you wan to change. Select “change color” Next, select the color from the pallet and the window will auto […]

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Smart Beta and High Yield

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We’re highlighting smart beta and actively managed ETFs again this week. While still a small portion of the overall market (see the attached article), increased market volatility and rising interest rates are bringing investor interest back to active. For now, mostly in bond products, but re: the attached article, international and emerging market products are […]

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How to Choose an Benchmark – Market Indexes

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We get lots of questions about indexes, specifically what are the appropriate indexes to use on the spreadsheet benchmark field. The short answer is… for US Equities use an US equity benchmark (SP-DA – S&P 500 div adjusted) and bonds use a bond benchmark (AGG-X – Barclays Aggregate Bond Ix) . But, if you’re doing […]

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