Second Generation Neural Networks

NNATS Evolves
It has been a while since my last post – as always, I am time starved! Any free time I’ve had has been spent, almost obsessively, developing NNATS.
It has taken hundreds of hours of coding and fair few lost pounds, but NNATS now operates completely unattended and is able to make small yet consistent profits. I cannot believe how hard it has been! The screenshot below shows the profit and loss for the last week. Not the stuff retirements are made of, but not bad either.

There are so many scenarios that we humans cope with automatically, but to NNATS is a completely new opportunity to lose money – these all have to be coded around.
My trading strategy has changed enormously since the early days, when I was trying to get NNATS to emulate human behaviour. NNATS has some real limitations compared to its human prey, but some great advantages too.
The main disadvantage is that NNATS cannot watch TV! A horse’s price can move out wildly leading up to a race if it looks jittery or has trouble going into the stalls, and of course, NNATS cannot see this happening. It can react to the price change and close a losing

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2005-01-12 07:32:11 by puro

Did the Romans curse Caligula, or only in historical retrospect?
"Forex trade volumes hit record levels
By Jennifer Hughes in New York
Published: January 11 2005 17:26 | Last updated: January 11 2005 17:26
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