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Forum: Trading Journals June 15th, 2019, 08:06 AM
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Posted By sstheo
Regarding MES, I just found an official...

Regarding MES, I just found an official communication regarding the issue from MES to a trader who shared it in the OneUp chat room.

"They reside on our server/exchange if placed through R Trader...
Forum: Trading Journals June 13th, 2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
MES supposedly goes fully "live" after a trader...

MES supposedly goes fully "live" after a trader has reached the "reserve" threshold. I was at $4,800 on my live account when the threshold was $3,500 and the DOM still was not registering. Maybe...
Forum: Reviews of Brokers and Data Feeds June 9th, 2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By sstheo
Imagine an auction site...

Imagine a site where the brokers come to bid on our business. . . . a clearing house for traders and brokers.

Since volume is the biggest factor and brokers have some leeway on their...
Forum: Trading Journals June 9th, 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
Hold Harmless

I was reminded today that by discussing any of these companies I am putting myself in legal harm's way. However, I will continue to take the risk. I think it is important. I am not discussing...
Forum: Trading Journals June 9th, 2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
Still trying to figure out the details on Leeloo....

Still trying to figure out the details on Leeloo. They are a new company, which has its own risks. The rules are a bit confusing to me still, having done both TST and OneUp.

On a positive note,...
Forum: Trading Journals June 8th, 2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By sstheo
The last I heard, the 10 day free option (12...

The last I heard, the 10 day free option (12 contract account) ends on June 10 (this Monday). If you don't finish in 10 days, THAT IS OKAY, you just need to pay the $195 to continue for another 30...
Forum: Trading Journals June 8th, 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
Congrats on trying out the micro contracts! The...

Congrats on trying out the micro contracts! The ES is one option, but the micro NQ is also a good mover.

I am currently trading MNQ and MYM. Unfortunately, I have just learned a hard lesson. ...
Forum: Trading Journals June 8th, 2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By sstheo
See my previous post. Also, know also that 15...

See my previous post. Also, know also that 15 days is the MINIMUM for MES. And on the OneUp website, I routinely tell evaluees to take their time and don't rush - to "take 30, 60, or even 90 days...
Forum: Trading Journals June 8th, 2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
MES has told me that they have had traders who...

MES has told me that they have had traders who have qualified, started to trade, and then just let the account lie dormant. They needed a rule to protect themselves from this scenario. And "50% of...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors June 8th, 2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 69,900
Posted By sstheo
The Chat Room saga winds down

Well, it's official. Here is my final summary of the chat room saga. No hard feelings. Time to move on.

OneUp is hosting the MES funded traders chat room, and I am hosting the "Ohana Traders"...
Forum: Trading Journals June 5th, 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
Great question. MES is great about responding to...

Great question. MES is great about responding to emails, and they said all you have to do is email them when you are going on vacation.

But remember that the volume requirement is by the WEEK,...
Forum: Trading Journals June 3rd, 2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
Use the Micro Index Futures, except when...

As I wrote the last post, I believe now that most traders should probably NOW use the new gift from Heaven called "The Micros" instead of getting on the combine treadmill.

However, based on my...
Forum: Trading Journals June 3rd, 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
Let the race begin

Caacapital, I think your observation is spot on. 100% truth. Five stars to you good sir.

I have been hoping for these micro contracts for about 10 years now, and I am excited they are finally...
Forum: Trading Journals June 2nd, 2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
Thanks Bobabob. My main motivation for...

Thanks Bobabob.

My main motivation for writing is to hold myself accountable, but your post identifies my secondary motivation for taking the time to record my adventures.

I hope to...
Forum: Trading Journals June 1st, 2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
Yes, you are correct. If you hit $4,000 on the...

Yes, you are correct. If you hit $4,000 on the $150k account you are not automatically flunked, but have another $1000 toward the max drawdown to deal with the next day.

But here is what is...
Forum: Trading Journals May 31st, 2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
Live with Upgraded $150k Account

It took about 4 days for MES to get me started with the upgrade live $150k account, but the deed is done as of this Friday afternoon.

I took one scratch trade this afternoon to test things out and...
Forum: Trading Journals May 27th, 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
If someone elects from day one for the 50% profit...

If someone elects from day one for the 50% profit plan, then you are correct. The max they could get out of the reserve account after 90 days would be 50%. 80% plan would be 80%.
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors May 27th, 2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 69,900
Posted By sstheo
OneUp Funded Trader Chat Room

With the blessing of MES, I started a funded trader chat room about a month ago on Slack.com. MES sent about 20 funded traders our way.

But because of the success of our room, OneUp has finally...
Forum: Trading Journals May 26th, 2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
For the $50k account, they keep the $2,500 in...

For the $50k account, they keep the $2,500 in reserve according to this schedule (from my contract):

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=266266


SUMMARY: The amount you can...
Forum: Trading Journals May 26th, 2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
BIG UPDATES from Steve: $150k upgrade, Referrals, Chat room.

Thank you to those who are following my MES Journal. I have THREE big announcements:

1) New $150k live account. I have had so much success with my $50k account that I decided I wanted to...
Forum: Trading Journals May 26th, 2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
Great questions! Even though I have...

Great questions!

Even though I have withdrawn money, my orders are not yet reflected in the DOM. Hopefully soon. I am not as profitable (yet) as some traders.

On the $50k account, you have to...
Forum: Trading Journals May 24th, 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
I know that Ninja is the most common platform...

I know that Ninja is the most common platform used on OneUp. I use Multicharts, but I don't think you should have any trouble with Ninja.

If you hit your stop, I don't think you have access to...
Forum: Trading Journals May 23rd, 2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
https://global-premium.econoday.com/byweek.asp?cus...

https://global-premium.econoday.com/byweek.asp?cust=global-premium&cty=US&lid=0

This is the official MES calendar.

sstheo
Forum: Trading Journals May 2nd, 2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
That is correct. And that requirement is...

That is correct.

And that requirement is waived at the 90 calendar day mark.
Forum: Trading Journals April 28th, 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,979
Posted By sstheo
You got it! The 80% rule is a good rule, and it...

You got it! The 80% rule is a good rule, and it is only for the evaluation. They don't want someone getting lucky on NFP day and then taking 14 scalps the rest of the 15 days. LOL.

Ask all the...
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