The WTSUG meeting on Monday, December 8, 2008 was held from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at Potomac Libary of Montgomery County, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, MD 20854.

Agenda:

7:00pm – 7:15pm Introductions and Opening
The group will give brief introductions of the organizers for any new attendees. Time will be made available for dealing with membership dues and any other minor administration items, but not to exceed 15 minutes in total.

7:15pm – 8:15pm Ward Systems – Chaos Hunter
Guest Presenter: Steve Ward of Ward Systems
Steve Ward with Ward Systems will give a software demo of their new product, Chaos Hunter (www.chaoshunter.com) which automates rule exploration for trading systems.
From the website: ChaosHunterTM is a software tool designed to produce readable formulas to help understand and model data. It creates a mathematical definition of numeric data that lack any apparent order. You don’t need a Ph.D. to model many types of systems, including multivariate, nonlinear, dynamical systems, even those that seem to demonstrate dynamical instability, or an inherent lack of predictability. Applications include sales, scientific, trading, and business data mining. ChaosHunterTM formulas can be used in spreadsheets or other programs. ChaosHunterTM is especially useful in finding chaos or chaotic relationships in market data, including historical data for stocks, forex, options and futures, where traditional methods of modeling have failed. The models thus obtained can be coded or inserted into many available trading platforms (ChaosHunterTM is supplied with a pre-built run-time interface for NeuroShell┬« Trader Professional. We also have Easy Language┬« code available for our functions so you can assemble models with Easy Language in TradeStation┬«)

8:15pm – 8:30pm Break

8:30pm – Q & A on Strategy Automation
Presenter: Bob G.
Bob G. will follow up on his presentation from October on specific strategy automation techniques for TradeStation platform by answering questions from the audience on topics of interest. Be sure to bring your questions!