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Forum: Trading Journals June 26th, 2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 298
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Posted By vmodus
I recognized it....wow, we're a bunch of nerds...

I recognized it....wow, we're a bunch of nerds around here, no offense. Very cool.

~vmodus
Forum: Off-Topic June 26th, 2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By vmodus
You could do what I do and eat pickled garlic to...

You could do what I do and eat pickled garlic to get your allicin. I eat a clove or two every day. It doesn't endear me to the wife, but she expects that I will live forever. I had a neighbor...
Forum: Trading Journals June 26th, 2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
Why I do what I do

Today's post is something completely different. I have been very busy with non trading stuff, i.e. client work. June is traditionally my busiest work month of the year and I'm usually swamped until...
Forum: Trading Journals June 11th, 2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
Quick Check-in

I only have a few minutes this week, but I thought I would check in. I have not done any live trading this week, as I do not have the mental bandwidth to dedicate to trading.

My VX Algo system:...
Forum: Trading Journals June 3rd, 2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
Out for a bit

I have a couple of quick updates, but I don't have much time in the next two weeks to trade or update my journal. I will get right to it.

Last week:

Ran my automated VX strategy Tuesday, live...
Forum: Trading Journals May 31st, 2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
Happy Friday (already?)

I haven't posted in my journal this week, as I have been super busy with other things. I only traded Tuesday live, which was not a good trading day (strategy worked, but it was one of those bad...
Forum: Trading Journals May 24th, 2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
End of the Week

Today will be another short post (sorry, just super busy).

Today's Results (live):

-$101
Had both automated trades and discretionary trades
I stopped trading early, as we generally...
Forum: Trading Journals May 24th, 2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 8,997
Posted By vmodus
Great work snax, and I'm glad to read that you...

Great work snax, and I'm glad to read that you have a high level of confidence in your system. You have done a lot of the hard work to get to where you are.

Enjoy your long holiday weekend and...
Forum: Trading Journals May 24th, 2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
One thing I've Learned Trading the VX

If you have read this journal much, or my old one, you will know that I now trade the VX, primarily. This particular instrument does not allow for market orders, only limit orders. These constraints...
Forum: Trading Journals May 23rd, 2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
Wild Ride Thursday

This is going to be a short post, as it is late. I went live with my strategy today and it worked, for the most part. The VX was pretty wild today. Here is what my strategy report shows:

8 round...
Forum: Trading Journals May 22nd, 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
What you see is not what you get

Today was a pretty busy day outside of trading, so I just set my strategy up in sim and let it run. Today was just a little less 'meh' than yesterday and the VX just drifted for most of the day.
...
Forum: TradeStation May 22nd, 2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By vmodus
kjhosken , I would recommend reading it, but it...

kjhosken , I would recommend reading it, but it may take multiple reads unless you are familiar with the type of math he does. If you can borrow it, all the better. Ehler's later works are better,...
Forum: Trading Journals May 21st, 2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
Tuesday - Witching day

The VX that I trade has contracts for every month of the year. So our 'witching' day happens once a month. Technically the witching day, or contract expiration if you will, is tomorrow, but the...
Forum: Trading Journals May 20th, 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
:rotfl: bobwest, okay, you had me rolling with...

:rotfl:
bobwest, okay, you had me rolling with that line. This is why I never pursued options writing. It is all alchemy to me and I was never good in Potions class.

I know some people use...
Forum: Trading Journals May 20th, 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
Thanks for the insight, shodson. I did a lot of...

Thanks for the insight, shodson. I did a lot of studying on options about 20 years ago, but never needed to know much until I started working with the VX.

~vmodus
Forum: Trading Journals May 20th, 2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
Spot on!

Well, today was a good day. I decided yesterday that I would trade for at least one more day in sim. Today was the first day that sim actually matched my strategy performance report. Everything is...
Forum: Trading Journals May 20th, 2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
I think it is better to think of the VIX as a...

I think it is better to think of the VIX as a fear gauge than a measure of volatility. Volatility can exist and the VIX (or VX, which is what I'm trading) can be low. For example, if this trade war...
Forum: Trading Journals May 17th, 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
Friday sim results (and stuff)

So today's sim run worked a lot better than yesterday. Using my lessons learned, I started TS fresh, only one strategy and nothing else (except trade manager once trading commenced.

Of course the...
Forum: Trading Journals May 17th, 2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 8,997
Posted By vmodus
brewtrader .... yeah, I totally agree. I wish I...

brewtrader .... yeah, I totally agree. I wish I could be as disciplined as snax.

snax, thanks for the great entry! Always fun to read your posts.

Have a great weekend!

~vmodus
Forum: Trading Journals May 17th, 2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 8,997
Posted By vmodus
If I had a dime for every time I thought...

If I had a dime for every time I thought that..... I would have a few dollars. Keep up the good work.

~vmodus
Forum: Trading Journals May 17th, 2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
Random weird trading observation on the VX

My weird trading thought of the day:

I am working primarily with the VX tool, and I'm pretty much in an upside down world. Like most people here on FIO, I don't care which way the market moves,...
Forum: Trading Journals May 17th, 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
kevinkdog , I'm sorry if I may have sounded...

kevinkdog , I'm sorry if I may have sounded grouchy in my response last night. I gave what you said last night some more thought. It occurred to me that I can/should use the print feature in...
Forum: Trading Journals May 16th, 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
Order execution is really the least of our...

Order execution is really the least of our problems and we have had pretty good success on that front.

I suspect that the missed orders are a result of a memory leak or some bug in the...
Forum: TradeStation May 16th, 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By vmodus
I'm not sure if you figured this out, but I see...

I'm not sure if you figured this out, but I see this when I am working offline. Make sure you are online and those should appear. If you are online and those options are grayed, then I would...
Forum: Trading Journals May 16th, 2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,642
Posted By vmodus
Thursday - VX Sim Update

Thursday was an interesting day for my sim. I ran it like normal and then tried to see how it would perform today.

It was bad. Let's start with a chart:...
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