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Forum: Trading Journals July 14th, 2019, 01:03 PM
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Posted By sstheo
1. At $2.04 your costs are more than double what...

1. At $2.04 your costs are more than double what Amp and Ninja are charging, which is around $.80 RT. Change brokerages and try again.

2. Stops are a challenge for sure. The market conditions...
Forum: Trading Journals July 5th, 2019, 03:17 AM
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Posted By sstheo
LeeLoo is a respectable company. But the...

LeeLoo is a respectable company. But the TEMPORARILY stopped accepting new applicants so they could better take care of the current evaluees and live traders.

It looks like the "we are full"...
Forum: Trading Journals July 3rd, 2019, 10:22 PM
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Posted By sstheo
Great to know. Thanks.

Great to know. Thanks.
Forum: Trading Journals July 3rd, 2019, 03:03 PM
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Posted By sstheo
Thanks for asking. And I hope I don't let you...

Thanks for asking. And I hope I don't let you down too much...

As you may know I upgraded the live MES Capital account from $50k to $150k by going through a new evaluation. Unfortunately, the...
Forum: Trading Journals July 2nd, 2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 160
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Posted By sstheo
My Micro E-mini journal & Contest

If you have been following along in my OneUp/MES journey, then you know I have reached the conclusion that most traders should start out with the new CME Micro E-mini contracts instead of dropping...
Forum: Trading Journals July 2nd, 2019, 12:20 AM
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Posted By sstheo
I haven't heard of anyone taking that, sorry.

I haven't heard of anyone taking that, sorry.
Forum: Trading Journals July 2nd, 2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 160
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Posted By sstheo
I asked Multicharts about multi-broker execution...

I asked Multicharts about multi-broker execution for discretionary trading, and they said that is not a standard feature, but could probably be programmed by someone. I did add it as a feature...
Forum: Trading Journals June 30th, 2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By sstheo
Yes, they are currently closed to new applicants....

Yes, they are currently closed to new applicants.

I am about done with my evaluation, and I know a couple others who are. Let's see if they open up again soon.
Forum: Trading Journals June 27th, 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By sstheo
Micro E-mini Journal (1% per day)

https://futures.io/trading-journals/47110-micro-e-mini-madness-1-per-day.html#post719690

Check out my second journal. This one begins my 1% per day journey using the Micro E-minis.

For...
Forum: Trading Journals June 27th, 2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By sstheo
Micro Futures Save the Day - repost

https://futures.io/traders-hideout/47106-expectations-vs-reality-trading-profitability-3.html#post719671

Here is a repost of my response to the FIO survey about trading timeline expectations vs...
Forum: Trading Journals June 25th, 2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,844
Posted By sstheo
MES confirms that what you say is correct. ...

MES confirms that what you say is correct. Scaling in adds one trade for each contract added.
Forum: Trading Journals June 24th, 2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By sstheo
Sorry, no. The referral is for me to get...

Sorry, no. The referral is for me to get something from OneUp - if someone I send to them signs up.

However, I can wholeheartedly recommend LeeLoo as a non-scam alternative to OneUp.

And their...
Forum: Trading Journals June 24th, 2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,844
Posted By sstheo
The 50% rule is as follows: One a live MES...

The 50% rule is as follows: One a live MES account, you will need to make at least 50% of the number of trades per week as your average number of trades per week in your OneUp evaluation.

For...
Forum: Trading Journals June 22nd, 2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By sstheo
The micros indeed have more slippage and...

The micros indeed have more slippage and significantly more transaction costs (about 50% higher). But they are good vehicles to get some practice under LIVE conditions. But the goal is strictly to...
Forum: Trading Journals June 22nd, 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,844
Posted By sstheo
Yes. But I will go out on a limb here-- ...

Yes.

But I will go out on a limb here--

Unless you are consistently making good trades on a sim account, then I recommend the following 3 steps first:

1) Take OneUp's 14 day free trial...
Forum: Trading Journals June 15th, 2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 160
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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, 04:39 PM
Replies: 160
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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: Trading Journals June 9th, 2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 160
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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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,844
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, 04:40 PM
Replies: 160
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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, 03:53 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,844
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,844
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, 03:24 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,844
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 Journals June 5th, 2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,844
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,844
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...
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