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Forum: Sierra Chart Today, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By shokunin
Self-documenting code One of this things I...

Self-documenting code

One of this things I try and achieve is code that is so obvious that documentation isn't required.


Example1 - A function that returns something. However, it isn't clear...
Forum: Sierra Chart June 19th, 2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By shokunin
Dealing with out-of-sequence bars I found...

Dealing with out-of-sequence bars

I found that a few of the timestamps in the SierraChart arrays are out of sequence. There are two possible reasons for this; either the data sent from the SC...
Forum: Sierra Chart June 3rd, 2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By shokunin
Thanks. Does Rithmic/CQG check with yourselves...

Thanks. Does Rithmic/CQG check with yourselves before each transaction, or does it load the risk parameters once and then continue to use those until a set time?

I would imagine if your systems...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors June 3rd, 2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By shokunin
AWS gives you individual infrastructure...

AWS gives you individual infrastructure components so you can build whatever you want on a pay-as-you-go basis. It is great if you want to build a high-availability infrastructure or need expensive...
Forum: Traders Hideout June 3rd, 2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By shokunin
Let's say all markets are uptrending - tech,...

Let's say all markets are uptrending - tech, healthcare, financials, crypto, whatever. There are many algorithms that are watching interrelated markets and buying those that are lagging and selling...
Forum: Sierra Chart June 3rd, 2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By shokunin
I'm speculating, but I guess (hope) the FCM also...

I'm speculating, but I guess (hope) the FCM also provides at login a minimum account threshold required to maintain an open position. If calculated correctly, this should protect the FCM from a zero...
Forum: Sierra Chart June 3rd, 2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By shokunin
With my FCM, Rithmic seems to download the risk...

With my FCM, Rithmic seems to download the risk data once per 24 hours or at login. For example, if I add funds to my FCM and they show as cleared with my FCM, I can't use those funds unless I log...
Forum: Sierra Chart June 2nd, 2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By shokunin
Some FCMs are large enough that they don't want...

Some FCMs are large enough that they don't want the hassle of dealing with a large number of retail traders asking for support. I view it like the distributor/retail model. The IB is your local...
Forum: Sierra Chart June 2nd, 2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By shokunin
Yes, I forgot about their margins. That is one...

Yes, I forgot about their margins. That is one of the reasons I don't use IBKR for futures.
I'm surprised you consider their commissions high: I've found them to be one of the cheapest brokers...
Forum: Platforms and Indicators June 1st, 2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,817
Posted By shokunin
I posted that on the Optimus Forum (I'm autobahn...

I posted that on the Optimus Forum (I'm autobahn there) :wave:

As a Rithmic user, R-Trader Pro is generally always open as default on one of my systems. I like that it shows the position in the...
Forum: Sierra Chart June 1st, 2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By shokunin
To begin with, you could stay with Interactive...

To begin with, you could stay with Interactive Brokers and purchase Sierra Chart package 12 + CME Group with MBO for non-professionals. This way you would get all the benefits of Sierra Chart and a...
Forum: TradeStation May 30th, 2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By shokunin
I've never used Tradestation but my understanding...

I've never used Tradestation but my understanding is it is Interactive Brokers with a custom front end?

Are you able to open InteractiveBrokers' TWS and see if the stop is actually placed on...
Forum: Sierra Chart May 29th, 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By shokunin
Getting tick data out of SierraChart and into my...

Getting tick data out of SierraChart and into my own objects

SierraChart presents data in a different format to my own objects. Here are some of the differences:


Different types. For...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index May 28th, 2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,136
Posted By shokunin
SierraChart allows you to upload a screenshot of...

SierraChart allows you to upload a screenshot of your chart directly to the SierraChart website for sharing.
Edit > Screen Image

See here for details of the SierraChart image hosting service...
Forum: Sierra Chart May 25th, 2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By shokunin
Progress Using hotkeys, I can now: ...

Progress

Using hotkeys, I can now:

step through orderfills and assign orderfills to opportunities; and
display a textbox, to show statistics and record information about the selected...
Forum: Sierra Chart May 24th, 2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By shokunin
Consider the following if you want to optimise: ...

Consider the following if you want to optimise:

CPU
If you want to replay tick data at speed, e.g. 30x, you will need a fast CPU. SierraChart is almost never CPU bound in real time, but this...
Forum: Sierra Chart May 23rd, 2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By shokunin
Sketching out the user interface I've been...

Sketching out the user interface
I've been thinking about how I actually want the User Interface within SierraChart to operate. The easiest method would be to use Hotkeys to select the different...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management May 22nd, 2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,164
Posted By shokunin
It all depends on context and what the order flow...

It all depends on context and what the order flow is doing. It could be that the order book suddenly changes, or there is large volume traded at the bid/offer in the opposite direction that I need....
Forum: Psychology and Money Management May 22nd, 2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,164
Posted By shokunin
Yes, this is what I see. I build strategies...

Yes, this is what I see. I build strategies around this and write algos to trade this behaviour. This is what is happening:

I enter a position on what I believe is the perfect turning point,...
Forum: Brokers May 22nd, 2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By shokunin
The first thing to consider will be the tax...

The first thing to consider will be the tax implications. If you are a casual swing trader, it would make sense to open a Spread-Bet account as any gains are tax free. HMRC thinks you will lose...
Forum: Crypto Futures May 22nd, 2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,344
Posted By shokunin
I learnt to trade on Crypto and my first trade...

I learnt to trade on Crypto and my first trade was Bitcoin.

I moved to futures to avoid Exchanges failing under load, massive slippage and exorbitant commissions.

Currently I trade ES. But now...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management May 22nd, 2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,164
Posted By shokunin
It can seem that way, but if you journal your...

It can seem that way, but if you journal your trades, you may be surprised it may not actually be the case.

Sometimes, being 3 ticks offside for an hour in a very slow moving market can be very...
Forum: Sierra Chart May 22nd, 2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By shokunin
Test Driven Development I spent some time...

Test Driven Development

I spent some time looking at the different testing frameworks for C++.

Google Test
This was the first framework I looked at, but I found it large and cumbersome. I...
Forum: Sierra Chart May 22nd, 2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By shokunin
The second issue As I'm developing a larger...

The second issue

As I'm developing a larger project, I want to organise my code into several files. SierraChart allows this, but the interface is not very intuitive. You need to specify all the...
Forum: Sierra Chart May 22nd, 2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By shokunin
The first issue The first issue I...

The first issue

The first issue I encountered with SierraChart was actually getting my code to compile. SierraChart was designed to use the C++ compiler provided with the Build Tools from Visual...
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