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Forum: Traders Hideout Today, 12:05 AM
Replies: 265
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Posted By bobwest
Right! I can just buy a 3-D printer.... :becky: ...

Right! I can just buy a 3-D printer.... :becky:

Maybe I'll buy a sewing machine (probably stitch together my fingers.)

I'm starting to think about t-shirts now.

Bob.
Forum: Traders Hideout Yesterday, 11:26 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,314
Posted By bobwest
I spent some time today thinking about how I...

I spent some time today thinking about how I would rig up a mask.

You can't buy masks, for obvious reasons (sold out -- plus, I, as a non-medical guy, should be at the bottom of the list of...
Forum: Traders Hideout April 2nd, 2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,314
Posted By bobwest
More Statistics. The latest numbers...

More Statistics.

The latest numbers (4/2/2020) from Johns Hopkins University:

50,000 + deaths world-wide
981,000 + confirmed cases world-wide
226,000 + confirmed cases in United States...
Forum: Traders Hideout April 1st, 2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,314
Posted By bobwest
There's a new poll out from Grinnell College on...

There's a new poll out from Grinnell College on American attitudes in response to the COVID-19 situation. It is interesting and worth a read (it was mentioned in the Washington Post, so when I...
Forum: Feedback and Announcements April 1st, 2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 186,920
Posted By bobwest
Excellent. Bringing it much more in line with...

Excellent. Bringing it much more in line with what people naturally expect in today's computer world.

Bob.
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors March 31st, 2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 66,626
Posted By bobwest
I definitely sympathize. But if you've ever...

I definitely sympathize. But if you've ever traded live in your own account, with your own money, you probably have found that ignoring loss limits is the route to blowing up the account. When it's...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors March 31st, 2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 224,509
Posted By bobwest
SamJames already posted about TST restrictions on...

SamJames already posted about TST restrictions on funded accounts during this volatility. Here's the rest of the new changes, including non-funded Combine accounts, as well as "Swing" (micros) and...
Forum: Feedback and Announcements March 30th, 2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 186,920
Posted By bobwest
Good to have a quick glance at what's happening...

Good to have a quick glance at what's happening without going to a chart.

I understand it can't be direct CME data, so what's it derived from?

Bob.
Forum: Traders Hideout March 29th, 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,314
Posted By bobwest
I found these articles useful, both as...

I found these articles useful, both as information and as emotional reassurance. They address the simple questions of how to deal with packages or store purchases and what to do in the house.

I...
Forum: Traders Hideout March 28th, 2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,314
Posted By bobwest
Big Mike, thanks for posting this. The first...

Big Mike, thanks for posting this.

The first case, the unrestrained one, went by too fast for me to see the percentage of deaths, but after watching it a few times I think it was over 10% of the...
Forum: Reviews of Brokers and Data Feeds March 27th, 2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By bobwest
Agree with this. Take profits out of any broker...

Agree with this. Take profits out of any broker accounts pretty often, and don't be quick to put them back in. You'll need most of your funds outside of the broker entirely. Leave only the minimum...
Forum: Traders Hideout March 27th, 2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,314
Posted By bobwest
Weathering it fine so far. No symptoms, no...

Weathering it fine so far.

No symptoms, no test. Tests are still hard to come by, so I don't want to contribute to overloading the system when I have nothing to make me feel I need it. I'm...
Forum: Traders Hideout March 26th, 2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,314
Posted By bobwest
Ron, I Thanked your post, not because I liked...

Ron, I Thanked your post, not because I liked what it is about, but because we have to be realists about this, and sometimes it is stressful just to see what is the truth on the ground. I would hate...
Forum: Matlab, R project and Python March 26th, 2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,459
Posted By bobwest
Sounds totally reasonable. This is why I...

Sounds totally reasonable.

This is why I said a hybrid approach may be possible also, and, for that matter, so would just slicing and dicing the data to develop some conclusions, and then see how...
Forum: Matlab, R project and Python March 26th, 2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,459
Posted By bobwest
I'll just put a general comment in here about...

I'll just put a general comment in here about programming and trading. I made my living for a bunch of years as a programmer, and have been trading for a bunch of years too.... However, if I had had...
Forum: Reviews of Brokers and Data Feeds March 25th, 2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By bobwest
Best advice is to contact your broker. They will...

Best advice is to contact your broker. They will know, and can answer specific questions about your account.

Bob.
Forum: Reviews of Brokers and Data Feeds March 25th, 2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By bobwest
From the Wikipedia article on SIPC. Note the...

From the Wikipedia article on SIPC. Note the second paragraph, which addresses futures. They are not covered.



Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Securities_Investor_Protection_Corporation
...
Forum: Stocks and ETFs March 24th, 2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 33,440
Posted By bobwest
I agree. He's (sometimes) nuts, but that doesn't...

I agree. He's (sometimes) nuts, but that doesn't prevent him from doing good things. It is admirable, and sometimes he leaves you just shaking your head, too. On balance, he's a positive source.
...
Forum: TradeStation March 24th, 2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,446
Posted By bobwest
Thanks. I couldn't remember the name of the Swing...

Thanks. I couldn't remember the name of the Swing indicator, since I'm not on NT any more. There's also the Price Action Swing indicator in the FIO downloads section, with does the same thing on a...
Forum: Traders Hideout March 23rd, 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,314
Posted By bobwest
I think Trump will at least want to declare...

I think Trump will at least want to declare victory, and that the people who actually have to deal with the situation, the mayors and governors, will tell people to stay put, or will probably even...
Forum: Traders Hideout March 22nd, 2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,314
Posted By bobwest
Thanks. Controversy is fine. It just means...

Thanks.

Controversy is fine. It just means different views get discussed, which they should. It's just a matter of how we do it.

Bob.
Forum: Traders Hideout March 22nd, 2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,314
Posted By bobwest
I just got caught up on my morning reading of...

I just got caught up on my morning reading of COVID-19 posts, and I am sure there will be more.

I am tiptoeing in here, not as a mod but as someone who has a regard for civility and mutual...
Forum: Reviews of Brokers and Data Feeds March 21st, 2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By bobwest
Hi Joshua1984, Please don't create...

Hi Joshua1984,

Please don't create essentially duplicate threads. If you want to post the question regarding your broker, you can use the thread you created this morning on the topic of avoiding...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index March 21st, 2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By bobwest
Are futures contracts created out of thin air?...

Are futures contracts created out of thin air? Yes. :becky:

If you and I agree on something we will both do, that agreement was just created by the two of us saying we would do it. If an agreement...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors March 20th, 2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 224,509
Posted By bobwest
I'm not TopstepTrader, who probably will answer...

I'm not TopstepTrader, who probably will answer as well, but it has been answered, I think a few times (the thread is long and hard to read, so it's no surprise that it wasn't easy to find.)

You...
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