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Forum: Emini and Emicro Index December 12th, 2019, 09:03 PM
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Posted By syswizard
I'm not a big fan of scaling in or out, but this...

I'm not a big fan of scaling in or out, but this sounds like a pretty good idea.
Thanks for that.
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index November 30th, 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By syswizard
Can't do that...the author has set the timeframe...

Can't do that...the author has set the timeframe to 1000 ticks....with the intention of intraday swing trading.


It's is intraday...no overnight trades. One huge problem with his "system": too...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index November 29th, 2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By syswizard
Thanks Jonny Boy....finally someone "gets it". To...

Thanks Jonny Boy....finally someone "gets it". To me, "a lot of trades" would be 50% or more of all trades.
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index November 29th, 2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By syswizard
Welcome to the thread Montana...my daughters are...

Welcome to the thread Montana...my daughters are from Livingston and Bozeman.
Yeah, the 5 minutes was arbitrary...I probably should have specified a tick range like 1 to 4 ticks. They are still...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index November 29th, 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By syswizard
Sorry about that...the title is probably...

Sorry about that...the title is probably misleading. The jist of the thread is to point out a problem with short-term trading systems that have a profit target of more than 4 ticks. I contend that if...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index November 25th, 2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By syswizard
Agreed....If you are trading for noise. However,...

Agreed....If you are trading for noise. However, if you have a strategy that is not trading for noise yet has test results that indicate the PnL is coming from noise, then I have a problem with that...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index November 24th, 2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By syswizard
No question I did not do my due diligence to...

No question I did not do my due diligence to statistically determine that "5" minute time period....which could easily be 3 or 4 minutes.....and of course that period changes with the trading time of...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index November 24th, 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By syswizard
I can confirm that his set-up with Ninja Trader 8...

I can confirm that his set-up with Ninja Trader 8 has been tested with both live trades and sim trades with no difference in the execution of limit or stop orders between live and sim accounts. My...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index November 24th, 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By syswizard
I did. Totally from experience in the ES and NQ...

I did. Totally from experience in the ES and NQ markets. I feel that 5 minutes is the minimum time under normal market conditions to get a change of 5 - 10 ticks which is the target range for...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index November 23rd, 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By syswizard
Yes, that is one fear I have. Since the system...

Yes, that is one fear I have. Since the system will be doing about 20-30 trades per day, the period of forward testing on sim will be about 2 months or 40 days....thus permitting about 800-1200...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index November 22nd, 2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By syswizard
Yes, I am trying to find a reason to invalidate...

Yes, I am trying to find a reason to invalidate his forward test results unless he filters trades that are affected more by noise than by any signal, indicator, price level, etc. IMHO a "noisy trade"...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index November 22nd, 2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By syswizard
Scalping - an issue with definition

A trading associate of mine is creating a system that uses indicators and more importantly price levels which he identifies. The system cannot be backtested due to the subjectivity in assigning the...
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