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Forum: Trading Journals November 18th, 2010, 03:06 AM
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Posted By cunparis
check this out: two inside bar setups on the ES...

check this out: two inside bar setups on the ES daily (RTH). I didn't trade the breakouts because I was already short on the first one and already long on the second, but it's nice to have that...
Forum: Trading Journals November 8th, 2010, 12:52 PM
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Posted By cunparis
I definitely agree with your point of view. ...

I definitely agree with your point of view. That's the key to trading, everyone has to find what works for them. There's no single way or no secret setup. To answer your questions, my stop depends...
Forum: Trading Journals November 7th, 2010, 08:30 AM
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Posted By cunparis
This is a great suggestion. I've spent hundreds...

This is a great suggestion. I've spent hundreds if not thousands of hours doing that too. It got harder with multiple timeframes and that's one reason for not using multiple timeframes.

I was...
Forum: Trading Journals October 30th, 2010, 10:31 AM
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Posted By cunparis
We want to trade the most liquid month, so when...

We want to trade the most liquid month, so when the new month becomes more liquid that's when we change. one can trade a less liquid month but you're more likely to have slippage and violent price...
Forum: Trading Journals October 30th, 2010, 04:06 AM
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Posted By cunparis
I think entry triggers are great because we can...

I think entry triggers are great because we can relax a bit while waiting for the trigger and potentially monitor several markets. But once it triggers, in my opinion, discretion is required. The...
Forum: Trading Journals October 18th, 2010, 03:51 AM
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Posted By cunparis
The only advantage I see with TS continuous...

The only advantage I see with TS continuous contracts are they avoid having to do the merge manually and they adjust the prices to remove the gaps present at rollover. This is important if one is...
Forum: Trading Journals October 17th, 2010, 04:56 PM
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Posted By cunparis
If I had crude data on TS I'd try exporting tick...

If I had crude data on TS I'd try exporting tick data but I'm no longer subscribed. I used to make continuous data with NT all the time. I think I did it like this:

export a month's data. ...
Forum: Trading Journals October 16th, 2010, 02:42 AM
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Posted By cunparis
I see you're optimizing on the target in relation...

I see you're optimizing on the target in relation to bar size. What is the stop?

15 trades isn't enough sample size. Can you repeat it for a longer period and then see how it does? Better...
Forum: Trading Journals August 6th, 2010, 11:54 AM
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Posted By cunparis
Outstanding post Jeff. This is what makes a...

Outstanding post Jeff. This is what makes a trader successful! You've got a great eye for this sort of thing. I do similar things with ES, looking out for "obstacles" in the way of my targets.
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Forum: Trading Journals August 6th, 2010, 11:51 AM
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Posted By cunparis
Can you share what you've done? I'd hate to...

Can you share what you've done? I'd hate to re-invent the wheel.
Forum: Trading Journals August 6th, 2010, 04:11 AM
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Posted By cunparis
Awesome! Exactly what I needed I think I'll...

Awesome! Exactly what I needed I think I'll have to do it for each week unless there is a way to see an entire month. I'll work on converting this to ninja code. I can put it into a public static...
Forum: Trading Journals August 6th, 2010, 03:43 AM
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Posted By cunparis
Tradestation allows bracket orders which is why I...

Tradestation allows bracket orders which is why I do most of my prototyping with Tradestation. In the past when an idea had merit I would then code it for Ninjatrader and run it live on Ninja. I...
Forum: Trading Journals August 6th, 2010, 02:44 AM
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Posted By cunparis
One more idea. It's complicated but with ninja...

One more idea. It's complicated but with ninja you can use a range bar for timing your entries and you can put in a stop limit order when you're close to one extreme of the IB. If you move back to...
Forum: Trading Journals August 6th, 2010, 02:42 AM
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Posted By cunparis
I used to make continuous tick data and I didn't...

I used to make continuous tick data and I didn't have any difficulties. I didn't adjust for the rollover since I didn't hold crude overnight.

If you want I could try exporting CL tick data for 6...
Forum: Trading Journals August 6th, 2010, 02:24 AM
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Posted By cunparis
Good work. A 1:1 ratio would make me a lot more...

Good work. A 1:1 ratio would make me a lot more confortable. Unfortunately I suspect it might make less than a 15 tick target. I'll try to run the test on my strategy to see if I get the same...
Forum: Trading Journals August 5th, 2010, 12:12 PM
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Posted By cunparis
Yes, my decision to focus on ES was mainly...

Yes, my decision to focus on ES was mainly because this strategy needs either a bigger tolerance for risk or some discretion to reduce risk. I lost more on one day trading crude than I had the...
Forum: Trading Journals August 5th, 2010, 11:48 AM
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Posted By cunparis
ikew - Your post inspired me to post this post in...

ikew - Your post inspired me to post this post in my journal (https://futures.io/journals-daily-charts-chart-reading/2848-cunparis-journal-thoughts-more-71.html#post54693). It's something I have...
Forum: Trading Journals August 5th, 2010, 10:39 AM
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Posted By cunparis
I think you have very valid points. I said...

I think you have very valid points. I said pretty much the same thing "not if but when" when I did my backtesting but I'm too lazy to find the post. I said a drawdown will be very likely and how...
Forum: Trading Journals August 1st, 2010, 02:51 AM
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Posted By cunparis
Thanks, I didn't know that. Forex Factory should...

Thanks, I didn't know that. Forex Factory should put the time 3 minutes earlier then. That move really got me.

The "no trading 15 minutes before" is a good bet. Someone always knows the news...
Forum: Trading Journals July 30th, 2010, 10:21 AM
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Posted By cunparis
Speaking of trading before news.. ...

Speaking of trading before news..

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Forum: Trading Journals July 30th, 2010, 09:51 AM
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Posted By cunparis
Good analogy but if I'm going to st. michel I...

Good analogy but if I'm going to st. michel I prefer to wait for the RER that goes to St. Michel.
Forum: Trading Journals July 30th, 2010, 09:02 AM
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Posted By cunparis
IMHO one of the reasons yesterday had a lot of...

IMHO one of the reasons yesterday had a lot of 1-2 tick breakouts is because crude was at a turning point. It was trying to test the highs and there was distribution going on yesterday. In the...
Forum: Trading Journals July 30th, 2010, 08:27 AM
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Posted By cunparis
Hours is pretty rare and I most likely should...

Hours is pretty rare and I most likely should have stopped out and then looked for a re-entry. I'm working on this. Before I'd stop out too soon and when I reviewed all my trades I had too many...
Forum: Trading Journals July 30th, 2010, 08:12 AM
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Posted By cunparis
What do you consider a "long time"? I don't...

What do you consider a "long time"?

I don't really have a set limit for DD. If I'm convinced I'm wrong then I'm out. Usually price will pullback and give me an opportunity to scratch the trade...
Forum: Trading Journals July 30th, 2010, 01:30 AM
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Posted By cunparis
Crabel's ORB is not a "system". It's an...

Crabel's ORB is not a "system". It's an observation about market behavior. He says in his books that one can use it in their trading but that it shouldn't just be traded as is. Basically he ran...
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