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 bobbydigital83 
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Hello, im brand spanking new to sierra charts (demo) and I have a question I cannot figure out.

1. I have the "P/L" open but cannot get prices to show up. During open positions, they are simply blank and not sure why. I set my columns to currency value but no profit/loss numbers appear.

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the trade activy LOG is still under development

https://www.sierrachart.com/SupportBoard.php?ThreadID=41265

follow the documentation
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/TradeActivityLog.php

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Where are you currently checking your P/L?

If you haven’t already, you can monitor your P/L as well as other various account summary statistics under the Trade Activity log.

This can be opened by navigating to Trade > Trade Activity Log. Please make sure you have your log set to All Symbols [Non Sim], if you are currently using this window, this may be why your P/L is not reporting. This can be set by clicking the third drop down menu to the right starting from the top left hand corner of the Trade Activity Log.

If your P/L is still not accurately reporting after this, we would suggest to contact Sierra Chart support directly. They will require the log file of your trade activity log which can be found by navigating to Window > Message Log > Copy Log. You will then need to get in touch with Sierra support through their own support board or by creating an account ticket.

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At the moment, I am not enjoying Seirra Charts DOM at all.

Is there another platform more similar to TOS's Dom?

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At the moment, I am not enjoying Seirra Charts DOM at all.

Is there another platform more similar to TOS's Dom?

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Try Trading Technologies. Their Web based DOM maybe similar to what you need.
However, I think that Sierra is just a matter of time until you get used it it as well.


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With Sierra, here are things I am trying to work on.

1. The DOM screen/prices are centered to the screen. I like that but to a degree. I would prefer it that the price DOM is static until it begins to get to the top of my comp monitor screen or to the lower of the screen and then re center the price to the middle.

2. Break even button. Great feature but can't get it to work.

I essentially go in naked and when a specific profit is achieved, I enact a static stop loss. This button seems to be a "one click" version of it? I set the BE parameters to +4 ticks upon activation but can't get it to work.

3. If you have an open position, can you "drag" a take profit or stop loss from the DOM directly?

I assumed Seirra allowed this but can't get it to work but not sure if it's even a feature.

4. I have set my DOM column to show P&L and even though the settings is set to currency....it still showing up as "points." Everything on the trade panel is showing as currency but can't get the DOM to show currency.

5. "Chase" feature ...cannot exactly figure out what it does even after reading the explanation.

6. When manually setting a stop loss on an already open postion, can it be done directly in the DOM itself instead of using the trade panel?

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Here is a Chartbook with DOM, that might help you get started.

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Breakeven only works when you have attached Orders
There should be no reason why you cannot slide orders up and down the
DOM
A DOM is considered a CHART so right click on it and go to Chart Settings 2nd Tab and setup your needs

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With Sierra, here are things I am trying to work on.

1. The DOM screen/prices are centered to the screen. I like that but to a degree. I would prefer it that the price DOM is static until it begins to get to the top of my comp monitor screen or to the lower of the screen and then re center the price to the middle.

you have to play with the scale settings, you can start with something like keep the last bar within view and 10 in the ticks from edge field

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Hi

Trying to figure out how to colour code the Bid and Ask orders on the Large Volume Indicator on Sierra Charts
Can anyone help?

Is it safe to assume that a large order on the bid is hitting the bid therefore a sell order or is it limit buy order. Basically is it Red or Green.

Sorry may seem like a basic question but not sure why Sierra have the defaults the same colour which I have asked them and waiting for a respponse.

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a large order on the bid is hitting the bid therefore a sell order or is it limit buy order.

It is both: Sell Market order hits a Buy Limit order.

Which I would mark as red.

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It is both: Sell Market order hits a Buy Limit order.

Which I would mark as red.


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Hi

I have just joined this site and looking forward to benefiting myself and others. I have been trading Fx fo a while and have decided to move to Futures several months back. I trade ES mainly using MP and OrderFlow. One thing that helped me in FX was a small study group of 3-4 like minded traders on Telegram interacting throughout the day.

If you have been trading for 1-2 years using Market Profile and Order Flow and would consoder forming a small study group please get in touch.

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Here is a Chartbook with DOM, that might help you get started.

Dude, that was a badass chart layout. I have to take that all apart now to see what all you have in there! LOL I love that DOM setup, you should do a post on how you set that all up. What did you use as a resource for learning that and setting it all up? I've watched a crap ton of Infinity Brokers videos (Patrick and crew are awesome) and learned a lot, but I haven't seen anything like this (yet).

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Here is a Chartbook with DOM, that might help you get started.

how did you manage to add the Initial Balance and the Period OHLC-Variable Period to the DOM?

I don't see them available in the Studies Available column


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how did you manage to add the Initial Balance and the Period OHLC-Variable Period to the DOM?

I don't see them available in the Studies Available column



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Do you happen to know if it's possible to get Sierra Charts to show the queue position on the DOM similar to Jigsaw? See vid (location linked) below.

youtu.be/wfjvphj1-LU?t=1959

Enjoying your chart...man, a lot to go through! :-)

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Do you happen to know if it's possible to get Sierra Charts to show the queue position on the DOM similar to Jigsaw? See vid (location linked) below.

youtu.be/wfjvphj1-LU?t=1959

Enjoying your chart...man, a lot to go through! :-)

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Orders in the Que are the DOM... I am not sure what you are looking at?

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Orders in the Que are the DOM... I am not sure what you are looking at?

In the video I linked when the presenter placed a Limit Order on the DOM it would show where he was in the fill queue. So, for example if he was number 150 out of 200 he could estimate when he might get filled.

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In the video I linked when the presenter placed a Limit Order on the DOM it would show where he was in the fill queue. So, for example if he was number 150 out of 200 he could estimate when he might get filled.

Randy

That is just a guess by JS... it assumes if there are 150 and you place your 1 lot it will be 151... but if somebody hits bid at 150 and it could be 1 trade.... worthless shit information... the key to trading is to be in a trade.

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That is just a guess by JS... it assumes if there are 150 and you place your 1 lot it will be 151... but if somebody hits bid at 150 and it could be 1 trade.... worthless shit information... the key to trading is to be in a trade.

OK, I guess that's true....market orders will always trump what's in the queue.

On another note, sorry to ask too many questions, but in your chartbook the individual charts and the DOM don't have boarders...I've been looking for that setting (the boarders just look messy and take up valuable pixels!) How did you do that?

Last question, I swear! :-P

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OK, I guess that's true....market orders will always trump what's in the queue.

On another note, sorry to ask too many questions, but in your chartbook the individual charts and the DOM don't have boarders...I've been looking for that setting (the boarders just look messy and take up valuable pixels!) How did you do that?

Last question, I swear! :-P

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Chart Settings > Advance Settings > region Divide Lines

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Chart Settings > Advance Settings > region Divide Lines

I don't think I described it right because that didn't do it. See the screenshot here, green arrow shows YOUR chart and red shows MINE. I want the charts/DOM to be like that.




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I don't think I described it right because that didn't do it. See the screenshot here, green arrow shows YOUR chart and red shows MINE. I want the charts/DOM to be like that.




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Really... Chart Settings at the bottom of the menu!!!

Work a Little harder... I gave you hours of work...

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Really... Chart Settings at the bottom of the menu!!!

Work a Little harder... I gave you hours of work...

Boy did you ever! Ok, I'll put my nose to the grindstone and I'm sure I'll get it. :-)

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I don't think I described it right because that didn't do it. See the screenshot here, green arrow shows YOUR chart and red shows MINE. I want the charts/DOM to be like that.




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Perfect, that was exactly what I was looking for. I was actually in the Chart Settings window hunting and pecking. Duh...so obvious! Thanks!

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To see prices and P/L you need real trading account I think.

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P/L on the chart screen is a Study you can just add... does not matter if you are in a SIM account or real account.

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I have spent the past several weeks re-doing my chartbooks from scratch, and this was the one thing that kept bothering me. I assumed it was a MS OS system setting, and I had no control.

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