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Forum: Trading Journals Today, 11:55 AM
Replies: 54
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Posted By vmodus
The money you're not willing to lose is the money...

The money you're not willing to lose is the money that shouldn't be in your trading account. Think about it as starting a new business. All of your money is at risk when you start a business. No...
Forum: Trading Journals Today, 08:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,321
Posted By vmodus
Thanks, snax. It sounds like you have a good...

Thanks, snax. It sounds like you have a good plan for developing your skills. The 30 trade cycle is the same thing we use for evaluating any new system we develop. We find 30 to be the minimum...
Forum: Currency Futures Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,327
Posted By vmodus
Hahaha.... word. My trading partner (and...

Hahaha.... word.

My trading partner (and wife) had strategies that would run overnight to capture moves in the Euro zone, so to speak. Having a computer wake you up with potential trades at...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By vmodus
The only course I ever took was a Ken Rogers mail...

The only course I ever took was a Ken Rogers mail order course back in the late nineties. I learned just enough to get an understanding of futures, but my real education came from books. Here are...
Forum: Trading Journals Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By vmodus
Monday EOD Update 18-Mar-2019 - Addendum

I almost forgot to record my mistake. So we have to reset our strategy every morning with new criteria (I almost have it automated). So my strategy starts trading at 900 EDT (for entries; exits are...
Forum: Trading Journals Yesterday, 06:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,321
Posted By vmodus
Great journal entry as always, snax. ...

Great journal entry as always, snax.

Question: are you trading sim/paper or are you trading real money yet? I wasn't sure if you are still in sim-mode.

~vmodus
Forum: Trading Journals Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By vmodus
Monday EOD Update 18-Mar-2019

Well, today was another one of those 'hurry up and wait' kind of days. Waiting for the market to decide on a trend, that is. I know.... 'welcome to the club', right?

Today's Results:

Exit...
Forum: Traders Hideout March 16th, 2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By vmodus
Thanks for the clarification. Yeah, she confirmed...

Thanks for the clarification. Yeah, she confirmed we're pro. At least the pricing keeps the barrier to entry low for retail traders.
Forum: Traders Hideout March 16th, 2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By vmodus
I believe so, but my partner would know for...

I believe so, but my partner would know for certain. All of our trading activity occurs within our LLC.
Forum: Trading Journals March 16th, 2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By vmodus
snax, I gave it a little thought last night...

snax,

I gave it a little thought last night and maybe the reason they do it is to protect/hide the code for those who either buy or subscribe to EasyLanguage code. Of course we can protect our...
Forum: Traders Hideout March 16th, 2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By vmodus
YM (Dow e-mini) is on Globex, so it is a lot more...

YM (Dow e-mini) is on Globex, so it is a lot more expensive, for whatever reason. I learned the hard way, on my first day of trading, I missed an $1800 move because I had the wrong data package and...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management March 16th, 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By vmodus
Great point. I trade the Dow e-mini precisely...

Great point. I trade the Dow e-mini precisely for the reason you mentioned, as we bootstrap ourselves starting with a small account and one contract, then scale according to account size.

Now...
Forum: Trading Journals March 15th, 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By vmodus
TGIF - Addendum

I forgot to post my weekly results:

-$427 for the week, including slippage, commission and fees


Not the worst, but looking to improve.

See ya!

~vmodus
Forum: Trading Journals March 15th, 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By vmodus
Oh snax, if TS were only so simple. Source files...

Oh snax, if TS were only so simple. Source files aren't sitting out there for you to just grab.

They store all of the working files in a single, proprietary binary file (actually several files). ...
Forum: Trading Journals March 15th, 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By vmodus
TGIF

First things first:

:tgif:

Having automated strategies is great. Seriously. Like the great Ron Popiel would say, "Set it and..... forget it!" Okay, not really forget it, but having a strategy...
Forum: Traders Hideout March 15th, 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By vmodus
I'm not sure if this is useful, but for live data...

I'm not sure if this is useful, but for live data (not delayed), my broker (Tradesation Securities) charges the data subscription fee, which is basically a pass-through from what the exchange charges...
Forum: Trading Journals March 14th, 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By vmodus
Calling the market bottom (in a bad way)

I'm not going to even bother to wait for the end of the trading day, as I already know how this day ends. Today was one of those days that I caught the market bottom. Again. In the wrong...
Forum: TradeStation March 14th, 2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By vmodus
Various Ehlers Oscilators

I'm currently reading Rocket Science for Traders, by John Ehlers, to get a better understanding of his method of smoothing. It is pretty heavy on the math around signal processing. I have played...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions March 13th, 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8,555
Views: 850,405
Posted By vmodus
Welcome to the group! I've been here a couple of...

Welcome to the group! I've been here a couple of years (don't quite remember), but only very active this past few weeks as I transition to full-time trading.

I recommend starting a trading journal...
Forum: Trading Journals March 13th, 2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By vmodus
Wednesday EOD Update 13-Mar-2019

Ahhhhh....that new contract smell. Yep, we're on YMM19 now, baby.

After yesterday's technological fiasco with Tradestation, I was pretty much on full-auto today. I was finally able to get...
Forum: Trading Journals March 13th, 2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,321
Posted By vmodus
I am enjoying reading your journal. You provide...

I am enjoying reading your journal. You provide a lot of great detail into the mechanics and the psychological side of your trading. You're brave tackling the ES, I must say. ES has been on my...
Forum: Trading Journals March 12th, 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By vmodus
A crash with no recovery

Tonight's journal entry has to be short, and I will explain why at the end of this update.

Today's Results:

No trades, thus $0 for the day

According to our strategy, we spent the day in a...
Forum: TradeStation March 12th, 2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By vmodus
Thanks. Yeah, that sounds about right. ...

Thanks. Yeah, that sounds about right. Hopefully I can get a stable version working that I can share with the community.

I'm digging into Ehler's books to garner a better understanding of the...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management March 12th, 2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By vmodus
My take on fear and regret

Seriously, the way I deal with fear of entry is through automation. Even when I know instinctively that an entry may be 'bad', I let the system take it if the rules are in place. I use the system...
Forum: TradeStation March 11th, 2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By vmodus
So the thing missing here are the plots on the...

So the thing missing here are the plots on the main chart. Using Sierra Chart for reference, I uploaded the custom study found here: Hilbert Sine Wave SR V1 for SierraChart ...
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