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Forum: Beginners and Introductions Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mtzimmer1
This. I firmly believe that most traders fail...

This. I firmly believe that most traders fail because of psychology. This is the method I have followed, and continue to follow in my pursuit of trading.

-Backtest an idea to prove that it has an...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By mtzimmer1
New-is trader looking for guidance.

First of all, Welcome to the community! FIO is a great place to interact with and learn from fellow traders.

It sounds like youíre off to a great start. You have realistic expectations and prior...
Forum: Commodities April 5th, 2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By mtzimmer1
Opening Range Revisited...Still Relevant?

Before attempting to determine the best method for defining an opening range I think it is important to ask WHY weíre identifying the OR in the first place.

I utilize OR as one of many tools...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index April 3rd, 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,844
Posted By mtzimmer1
Thank you kindly for your response, I appreciate...

Thank you kindly for your response, I appreciate that!

Do you consider where price is today relative to prior days in determining setups or do you trade the same VWAP setups regardless of 'big...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index April 3rd, 2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,844
Posted By mtzimmer1
Thanks for sharing your knowledge of VWAP and its...

Thanks for sharing your knowledge of VWAP and its uses in this thread. Why do you feel trading stocks using VWAP is easier than futures? Higher probability of a setup resulting in a profitable trade?...
Forum: Platforms and Indicators April 3rd, 2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By mtzimmer1
I believe you can trade stocks and options...

I believe you can trade stocks and options through Sierra Chart if you connect data from IB.
Forum: Traders Hideout March 28th, 2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By mtzimmer1
How high will ES bounce before failing?

This is a great topic and I am looking forward to hearing others thoughts on this.

My /ES levels to the upside are:

1) Unfilled Gap just shy of 2700
2) Unfilled Gap and Naked POC ~2750
3) 50%...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management March 25th, 2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,979
Posted By mtzimmer1
Finally Turning the Corner, tha "its 80% Psychology" thing...

I struggle with this as well. My bouts of undisciplined recklessness are becoming less and less frequent but they still sneak up and surprise me from time to time.

I think the best we can do is...
Forum: ThinkOrSwim March 22nd, 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By mtzimmer1
I have experienced this as well. It was bad for...

I have experienced this as well. It was bad for me during the last week of February and the first week of March when volume was really heavy. Since then I havenít had hardly any issues though. Iím...
Forum: ThinkOrSwim March 22nd, 2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By mtzimmer1
TOS or TD Ameritrades data quality - filtered volume?

I have talked to TOS many times about this and believe to have a current answer. The data that comes through on the time & sales is directly from the exchange. For stocks, the data that shows up on...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index March 10th, 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By mtzimmer1
I've got .58 according to my platform.

I've got .58 according to my platform.
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index March 10th, 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By mtzimmer1
I don't know if they are in Ninjatrader, I use a...

I don't know if they are in Ninjatrader, I use a different platform. VIX is calculated from the options market as well. Implied volatility overstates realized volatility but is still a pretty good...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index March 9th, 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By mtzimmer1
What volatility measure are you using ?

My systematic trading does not use stops but I determine position sizing based off of the expected move over the period of days equal to my average trade duration, which in my case is 9 trading days....
Forum: Traders Hideout March 7th, 2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,270
Posted By mtzimmer1
This is exactly what I was trying to say, just...

This is exactly what I was trying to say, just written more coherently.

I donít want to give away my hard work for free, and I also donít want to sell it because capitalizing on others hopes and...
Forum: Traders Hideout March 7th, 2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,270
Posted By mtzimmer1
I agree that there is no holy grail. But the...

I agree that there is no holy grail. But the combination of edges I currently trade is likely as close as Iíll ever get. I donít want to incur any additional risk of degrading performance by sharing...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors March 6th, 2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By mtzimmer1
Anyone tried: Quant Edge - Rob Smith - T3live?

Check out wldmanís journal ďTao te Trade.Ē It is a great discussion on Rob Smithís concepts among other golden tidbits.
Forum: Traders Hideout March 6th, 2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,270
Posted By mtzimmer1
Would you share your Holy Grail?

Iíll throw in my two cents. Iíve developed a few trading models that are likely to outperform the broad market in both absolute and risk-adjusted return. I trade these models and I share them with my...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management March 6th, 2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By mtzimmer1
I should have been more specific that the rest of...

I should have been more specific that the rest of the money in my trading account isn't for daytrading but systematic position trading with an average trade duration around 1-2 weeks.
Forum: Psychology and Money Management March 6th, 2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By mtzimmer1
What % of Your Net Worth do you Keep In Your Trading Account?

I keep >90% of my liquid net worth in my trading accounts. My only high-value possession is my car which accounts for about 10-15% of my total net worth - everything else is liquid. I currently have...
Forum: Traders Hideout March 5th, 2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By mtzimmer1
How did you do this week?

Right now I trade with full size on the long term and super small size intraday for testing and development purposes.

Last week all of my models (mostly mean reversion based) had me long equities...
Forum: Traders Hideout February 3rd, 2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By mtzimmer1
Tradestation 100%

Tradestation 100%
Forum: Traders Hideout January 29th, 2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By mtzimmer1
I spoke with a rep last week who said that he...

I spoke with a rep last week who said that he doubts anything will change with TOS this year. For what its worth, I downloaded Streetsmart edge and found it completely unsuitable for anything other...
Forum: Trading Journals December 15th, 2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,606
Posted By mtzimmer1
Best of luck to you my friend! Go out there...

Best of luck to you my friend!

Go out there and extract some cash from the markets!
Forum: Trading Journals December 15th, 2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,606
Posted By mtzimmer1
Trading journal ES system trading.

Same system? How has it backtested the past year while youíve been away?
Forum: ThinkOrSwim December 10th, 2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By mtzimmer1
SMA on different time frames

As far as I am aware there is not a way to achieve this.

One alternative is to have two charts open on flexible charts, each with separate studies.
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