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Forum: Traders Hideout Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By SMCJB
Don't use charts or indicators

Don't use charts or indicators
Forum: TradeStation February 20th, 2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By SMCJB
The annoying thing is, I find that often my...

The annoying thing is, I find that often my header row is actually the 2nd row of the csv file rather than the first, especially if I'm doing optimizations and writing results.
Forum: Trading Journals February 14th, 2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
Custom Session (works if you test it this way) or...

Custom Session (works if you test it this way) or are you arbitrarily picking (ie juggling grenades) which 4 hours a day ?
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading February 13th, 2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,143
Posted By SMCJB
Another smaller than historical withdrawal again...

Another smaller than historical withdrawal again this week (-115 vs -150ish). I believe this is the 6th time in 7 weeks that this has happened. Storage at 2,494 Bcf is now 612 Bcf over last year at...
Forum: Cryptocurrency Trading February 12th, 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,256
Posted By SMCJB
It arguably started 6-8 weeks ago as its already...

It arguably started 6-8 weeks ago as its already up 4000 or 61% from the 6500 lows. Will be interesting to see what happens with the halving. Forward term structure is already very elevated. March is...
Forum: Stocks and ETFs Trading February 11th, 2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 32,032
Posted By SMCJB
Tesla owners see battery range drop after...

Tesla owners see battery range drop after software update to ‘improve longevity’

https://electrek.co/2019/06/20/tesla-battery-range-drop-software-update-longevity/

Somehow this doesn't violate...
Forum: Trading Journals February 10th, 2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
I was thinking about this some more this evening....

I was thinking about this some more this evening. The problem with all of those volatility calculations in Tradestation (except ATR) is that they are based upon returns and hence will not work on...
Forum: Trading Journals February 9th, 2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
I went back and forth on this a lot. Part of it...

I went back and forth on this a lot. Part of it was my unhappiness with how Tradestation calculates some things (ie Drawdowns) and part additional information I wanted. It's actually very easy to...
Forum: Traders Hideout February 6th, 2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By SMCJB
Identifying Edges!

Identifying Edges!
Forum: Trading Journals February 5th, 2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
When you get both good and consistent it becomes...

When you get both good and consistent it becomes all business focused with very little trading focus. Trades are just things that happen while your managing the business.

This kind of touches on...
Forum: Trading Journals February 3rd, 2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
The Bounty for that month was for Fixed Income...

The Bounty for that month was for Fixed Income contracts. Hence this system trades the 30 Year Treasury @US using 1440min bars - which are basically daily bars with a slight difference. Just under...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading February 3rd, 2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By SMCJB
This weeks Macrovoices Podcast (#204) with Erik...

This weeks Macrovoices Podcast (#204) with Erik Townsend was a double interview. The first interview was with Julian Brigden from MI2 partners. He is a Macro trader/analyst and I'm a big fan - and to...
Forum: Trading Journals February 1st, 2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
Looks like I passed. Seven trades in 6 months....

Looks like I passed.
Seven trades in 6 months. -1000 -1000 -1000 +6125 +1968 -1562 +1718.
43% win rate, Avg Trade $750, Avg Winner $3270, Avg Loser $1140, Avg Win/Avg Loss 2.87, 3 Long trades...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors January 31st, 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,390
Posted By SMCJB
Re: futures.io Big Mike has very strict policies...

Re: futures.io Big Mike has very strict policies about a) not having multiple accounts and b) requiring members to register if the are commercial in anyway (the vendor title). He's also very strict...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading January 31st, 2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By SMCJB
I saw something similar. Worth pointing out that...

I saw something similar. Worth pointing out that SARS killed less than 800 people, and as horrific as things like ebola are they were very contained to Western Africa which had very little effect on...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors January 31st, 2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,390
Posted By SMCJB
smtlaissezfaire that was excellent, Thank You....

smtlaissezfaire that was excellent, Thank You. Great idea doing it as video rather than spending so much time writing and editing and re-editing a long post.

Regarding trading - my experience is...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading January 31st, 2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By SMCJB
Over simplifying it a little ... If the...

Over simplifying it a little ...

If the virus is a major problem demand goes down so Oil goes down (and other Commodities & Equities as well), and fear goes up so Gold goes up (and Bonds,...
Forum: Currency Futures January 29th, 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By SMCJB
Spot FX represents the currency rate for...

Spot FX represents the currency rate for immediate delivery (2 days?) while E6H0 has a last trading day of 16th March and delivery is 18th March.

The difference in the two prices is due to the...
Forum: Trading Journals January 29th, 2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
Excellent Course. I have done it myself. The...

Excellent Course. I have done it myself. The Strategy Club is very cool as well. (My last entry was in August, and the 6 month incubation finishes in 2 days and I expect it to pass!). Kevin also has...
Forum: Trading Journals January 29th, 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
Wouldn't it be like VWAP. The smaller the bar...

Wouldn't it be like VWAP. The smaller the bar size you use the more accurate the result?
Forum: Trading Journals January 28th, 2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
You can use delayed data in sim as well! I...

You can use delayed data in sim as well!

I was a massive fan of XTrader, but it's being discontinued in the next few months. I'm much less of a fan of new or cloud TT. I find using it (not the...
Forum: Trading Journals January 27th, 2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
If you go all delayed data on the second account...

If you go all delayed data on the second account it a) should be much cheaper - the pro rates are only for live data and b) since everything is delayed you won't get that annoying 'you can't chart...
Forum: Trading Journals January 27th, 2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
Sorry for double post. Re: Tradestation. You...

Sorry for double post.

Re: Tradestation. You can get a second account, thats what I used to do. On the primary account I would have real time data just for the products I was trading, then on the...
Forum: Trading Journals January 27th, 2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
Why is your data so much? Non-professional data...

Why is your data so much? Non-professional data should be about $10/month for futures?
Forum: Trading Journals January 25th, 2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,052
Posted By SMCJB
Or have a computer dedicated to running your...

Or have a computer dedicated to running your Tradestation automation. You can get something cloud based very cheap <$60/month. Dedicated server will $100+/month.
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