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Forum: Trading Journals July 16th, 2021, 02:33 PM
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Posted By SMCJB
Similar thing happened in the Micro Bitcoin on...

Similar thing happened in the Micro Bitcoin on the Open Sunday 4th. Micro opened $1500 below where the full sized open. Usually the Micro's track very very closely the more liquid contract because...
Forum: Trading Journals July 13th, 2021, 10:25 AM
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Posted By SMCJB
Agree never really understood QM. At half the...

Agree never really understood QM. At half the size of CL it doesn't give the granularity you would like (E7 (USDEUR), J7 (USDJPY), QO (GC), QI (SI) are all half size contracts as well so guess that...
Forum: Trading Journals June 15th, 2021, 12:56 PM
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Posted By SMCJB
The idea of using 'price based bars' and not...

The idea of using 'price based bars' and not 'time based bars' is alluring but I've never looked at it due to all the warnings Kevin gives around backtesting them. I've never heard anybody mention...
Forum: Trading Journals May 16th, 2021, 09:44 AM
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Posted By SMCJB
With print do you need to convert it to a number?

With print do you need to convert it to a number?
Forum: Trading Journals March 27th, 2021, 11:07 AM
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Posted By SMCJB
What does "settled account equity" mean? ...

What does "settled account equity" mean?

Futures accounts normally have several values

Mark to Market of Open Positions
Cash
Margin Requirement of Open Positions

Which leads to
Forum: Trading Journals March 26th, 2021, 11:27 AM
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Posted By SMCJB
If your using continuous futures contracts you...

If your using continuous futures contracts you can not use percentages, returns, ratios, or anything that involves division or multiplication of the continuous contract price. Every roll-over the...
Forum: Trading Journals March 20th, 2021, 11:42 AM
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Posted By SMCJB
The first few times I won the strategy club (this...

The first few times I won the strategy club (this is pre multiopt) I tried to do the same thing and was disappointed in my ability to reproduce results. Then about two years ago I went back and tried...
Forum: Trading Journals February 18th, 2021, 06:53 PM
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Posted By SMCJB
I'm not aware of the London ones

I'm not aware of the London ones
Forum: Trading Journals February 10th, 2021, 04:08 PM
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Posted By SMCJB
The California Ones? Only looked at them from a...

The California Ones? Only looked at them from a yield trade perspective. Buy spot credits, sell 1 year forward futures, collect 5-7%. I looked at it once but can get a significantly higher yield with...
Forum: Trading Journals February 6th, 2021, 11:20 AM
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Posted By SMCJB
FYI I focus on energy now because I spent my...

FYI I focus on energy now because I spent my career working for energy traders. My first job out of college was working for an oil trading company. Since then I have worked for several other large...
Forum: Trading Journals January 28th, 2021, 12:55 PM
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Posted By SMCJB
Those few (really) good days are also inevitably...

Those few (really) good days are also inevitably what turns my years from being blah to respectable. I think in my NG trading last year, my best day was 12% of my year! That's why I've always been...
Forum: Trading Journals January 27th, 2021, 04:49 PM
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Posted By SMCJB
Similar thing happened to me when I first started...

Similar thing happened to me when I first started Algo trading like this. Over a period of many months mostly wins accumulated into a nice profit, and then in a matter of a few weeks I wiped most of...
Forum: Trading Journals December 7th, 2020, 01:48 PM
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Posted By SMCJB
I was playing with Ehlers "Truncated Indicators"...

I was playing with Ehlers "Truncated Indicators" (TASC 2020-07) recently and was surprised how much the indicators changed, and appeared more responsive when you truncate/remove the very old price...
Forum: Trading Journals November 20th, 2020, 04:33 PM
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Posted By SMCJB
I believe Greg has said that StratOp closes them....

I believe Greg has said that StratOp closes them.

An important trading skill is to know when not to trade. If your trading frequently you need to be taking advantage of small moves. This is very...
Forum: Trading Journals November 16th, 2020, 03:36 PM
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Posted By SMCJB
Something like this will only trade on the 5th...

Something like this will only trade on the 5th trading day of the month
If month(current bar) > month(last bar) then counter = 0 else counter = counter + 1
If counter = 5 then run your trade code
...
Forum: Trading Journals November 16th, 2020, 03:34 PM
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Posted By SMCJB
I can see how walkforward testing is great for...

I can see how walkforward testing is great for intraday systems, and theoretically should yield the same results no matter how you do it. The problem comes when you start using walkforward testing on...
Forum: Trading Journals November 16th, 2020, 03:33 PM
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Posted By SMCJB
I'll be there as well and trying to coordinate...

I'll be there as well and trying to coordinate with vmodus to be there at the same time. The last one was excellent.
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