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Forum: Stocks and ETFs February 4th, 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 15,367
Posted By shodson
I exited the trade this morning. I had achieved...

I exited the trade this morning. I had achieved about a 20% return on the initial premium collected in three days, on a contract expiring > 70 days. The IV had dropped from 400% to 270%, and the puts...
Forum: Stocks and ETFs February 1st, 2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 15,367
Posted By shodson
This morning I sold Apr16 310.0 straddles on GME...

This morning I sold Apr16 310.0 straddles on GME for $343, so I make profit anywhere in between -33 and +653 by April expiration. Implied vol was about 400% at the time. It seemed like free money...
Forum: Traders Hideout December 21st, 2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By shodson
Why do you think you have to have a separate ATM...

Why do you think you have to have a separate ATM template for each stock? You can use the same template, but you might have to adjust the distance of the stops and targets, because it trades at a...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors December 18th, 2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By shodson
I didn't mean to imply by "whiff" that there was...

I didn't mean to imply by "whiff" that there was scant evidence. True, the govt's usually not going to go through the trouble of a trial, tying up resources, ifi they don't they feel they have a good...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors December 18th, 2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By shodson
FTC on a full-court press against Raging Bull

Here is the temporary restraining order.

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/21_-_tro_signed.pdf

Their assets have been frozen, employees furloughed, etc.

From an email they...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index December 13th, 2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,591
Posted By shodson
Volatility as measured by the VIX and its...

Volatility as measured by the VIX and its derivatives don't change much intraday, but they can have significant long-term trend moves or large impulse moves across multiple days, weeks, and months....
Forum: Traders Hideout October 18th, 2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,303
Posted By shodson
Not all hedges need to equally negate your gains...

Not all hedges need to equally negate your gains as much as they protect. Consider an options butterfly that has a 20:1 reward:risk ratio as an example of such hedging



Total risk <= 2%, may...
Forum: Traders Hideout October 12th, 2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,294
Posted By shodson
TWS doesn't support backtesting

TWS doesn't support backtesting
Forum: Traders Hideout June 8th, 2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,065
Posted By shodson
Treat it as a long-term trade, and trade around...

Treat it as a long-term trade, and trade around it for the short-term. For example, if you are long-term bearish, then stick with it, but have a level where your long-term thesis is wrong and you...
Forum: Trading Journals May 15th, 2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 128,470
Posted By shodson
My stocks algo had a losing day. I haven't had a...

My stocks algo had a losing day. I haven't had a good winning day on this in a while.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=299217

It's net negative for the last few weeks. That's to...
Forum: Trading Journals May 15th, 2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 128,470
Posted By shodson
My NG spread is converging nicely, bringing in...

My NG spread is converging nicely, bringing in more profits as we near June contract expiration. TD Ameritrade gave me a nasty warning about not allowing traders to enter new trades on the June...
Forum: Trading Journals May 15th, 2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 128,470
Posted By shodson
My CL spread was completely closed this AM, so I...

My CL spread was completely closed this AM, so I closed the spread for a $4.5k per contract profit.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=299215

I won't be putting on another spread CL...
Forum: Traders Hideout May 15th, 2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,381
Posted By shodson
I see you're from San Diego. This trading group...

I see you're from San Diego. This trading group has a bunch of Tradestation programmers in it. They are having a meeting this Saturday (via Zoom) if you want to check it out and potentially make some...
Forum: Trading Journals May 14th, 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 128,470
Posted By shodson
Seasonal considerations for tomorrow, compliments...

Seasonal considerations for tomorrow, compliments of TradeMiner...

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=299146
Forum: Trading Journals May 14th, 2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 128,470
Posted By shodson
The algo closed out just below break-even after...

The algo closed out just below break-even after 24 stock trades.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=299145

This is something custom I coded in C#/.NET, using the IB API. It trades...
Forum: Trading Journals May 13th, 2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 128,470
Posted By shodson
...and yesterday May 12th ...

...and yesterday May 12th

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=299084
Forum: Trading Journals May 13th, 2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 128,470
Posted By shodson
I'll seed this with just taking screenshots of...

I'll seed this with just taking screenshots of what I've posted in Slack the last couple of days, just to start the discussion.

Here are my trades for May 13th, 2020 (today)
...
Forum: Trading Journals May 13th, 2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 128,470
Posted By shodson
Hello (again)! I realized I miss...

Hello (again)!

I realized I miss journaling, and I should write it somewhere, so why not to the Elite FIO members? I could just keep a personal journal, but that would be too selfish. Plus, you...
Forum: Commodities April 21st, 2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 30,811
Posted By shodson
If you're using continuous contracts, at least in...

If you're using continuous contracts, at least in Ninjatrader, then the backtest would probably have started using the June contract on the 16th or 17th, so this situation would never show up on a...
Forum: Commodities April 21st, 2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 30,811
Posted By shodson
Yeah, I couldn't believe it on Monday, I was...

Yeah, I couldn't believe it on Monday, I was watching it fall to 0 on IB TWS, the bid/ask too, then when it 0 or just below 0 it just stopped receiving updates and wasn't tradable. So no wonder it...
Forum: Traders Hideout February 7th, 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,303
Posted By shodson
Lower position sizes, diversify

Sorry, just putting in my $0.02 in here...

First of all, I'm sorry you're going through this now, but it's a necessary blow. You were doing something wrong, and this is your lesson. How you...
Forum: NinjaTrader January 30th, 2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 80,055
Posted By shodson
https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=285...

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=285621
Forum: NinjaTrader January 27th, 2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 80,055
Posted By shodson
nich2000, Come to my private island off the...

nich2000,

Come to my private island off the coast of Brazil (before I sell it) and I can show you how to trade this system in-person. If you're not dedicated enough to make the journey, then...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index September 25th, 2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,606
Posted By shodson
I will re-post. with more details. I have a...

I will re-post. with more details.

I have a strategy, somewhere (where could it be?) that uses a closing price that crosses a 9-day SMA as an exit signal. I also have found using a 200-day SMA or...
Forum: Traders Hideout September 17th, 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By shodson
The strategy builder wizard in NT8 is much better...

The strategy builder wizard in NT8 is much better than NT7.

Regarding comments by loantelligence about NT8 being inferior to NT7, NinjaTrader changed a lot of the programming objects / APIs when...
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