Thanks, sorry to hear you've moved away from the TOS platform. Care to tell why? I'm a neophyte and have settled on the platform for its versatility and its platform independence (ie, Mac, PC, iphone, ipad) trading options and every other instrument I think I might trade.
Would be interested to find out why it was lacking in your view.
thanks again for the assist.
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Yes.... is there a way to just have the color box with all the possible colors come up like in there regular TOS studies this way we could pick whatever colors we want that would solve the problem and make it easy for everyone.
@pbenson68 & @bldrmtnman,
should have said, the "platform departed with me" .. TDAm decided to stop business for certain international locations, it so happens i'm currently "job based" in one of them .. you can check my journal for more on the story.. in short i was asked to close my account and move out, which i did. then my access to ToS is now deactivated ..
i do respect the business rules of companies like TDAm, and appreciate that their exec's strives to bring the best value to shareholders, however i have the right to disagree with the business strategy to achieve that (and that would be irrelevant to TDAm anyways). i firmly beleive it doesn't make any business sense for a company to burn the money they previously invested to attract clients (my estimation, given the advertising cost, Dmails, sign-up bonus, support & backoffice staff man-hours, infra cost..etc) may be somewhere above $1K per client.. and also leave these clients with a bad taste. but then, if the board of a large corp like TDAm thinks this is the right way things should be, who am I to say otherwise.
on the platform, it's one of the best in my "limited" expereince, for viewing, analysis and customizing the way you trade around stocks and options, for those like me who want to avoid C++/C# and complex coding languages. futures, forex ..etc are a different story.
The brokerage service, order execution, data feed and client support quality levels (incl the backoffice staff when you need/have to deal with compliance, tax, transfer depts), in my view and the expereinces i had, leaves a big room for improvement and i would rate them as far below 21st century world. but that's my personal view and my short (1.5 year) expereince with them .. so totally subjective. a quick google search can provide details on these specifics from many ex-TDAm clients.
i still owe it to ToS (referring to the software) for teaching me so much.. clean & precise help files, expert presenters daily in the Swimlesson sessions.. etc .. From a brokerage service side of things, happier that i moved to another broker.. at one point in time, i felt my monet wasn't safe there and that makes you lose sleep (allow me to skip the reasons).. can't continue with a broker once it gets to that level.. i will continue to love ToS and if there's a chance, write/test my setups & scripts on it.
after moving out, i wanted to sum up my expereince and share for the possible benefit of others.. i hope i did this, in a non-emotional way, the goods and the bads, while skipping the useless details ..
so thank you for asking,
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Hi Redk, thanks for the trade ribbon indicator. I'm working on translating it to NT. The idea of taking another average on the WMA looks very interesting and helpful when graphically shown. Could be a nice scalping indicator.
TOS is one of the best all-for-one platforms today I would agree. It was my first broker and platform. They recently opened up new commodity futures and other chat rooms yesterday where live audio can be heard from the pit floor.
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TF trading using CCI method-it works
Although this is for TF futures, it works as well for all futures. My setup includes double BB at 20, 2 and 2.5; 20, 31, & 62 EMAs; Stochastics Slow of 6,5,3 and 8,3,3 on same plane as price; and most important, is the CCI (Commodity Channel Index) at 14, -45, 45 on a histogram display. I go long (Buy)on the first CCI bar that closes over 45 or Short (Sell) on the first CCI bar below -45(-45 to -200) You can use it to trade everything on any time frame. Once you have looked at enough charts on this setup, the trades and its accuracy will be clear. Trading just the TF on 12-20-10, there were 8 winning trades and no loses for a total of 132 ticks. There is one other aspect of my CCI trading I have not yet disclosed and you can pick it up after looking at the level of the CCI bars and there relationship to one another at reversals. I promise you, this is a winning system. I should add that this works on continuation trades and reversals. Trade with the trend on continuation trades and against the trend on reversals. Particularly on the reversal trades, move the stop to protect gains, as the market can always continue in its original direction and trend, but most often it does not until the CCI shows it is. I use the 20SMA, 20EMA, 31EMA to show the trends. The 20SMA is found in the BBs.
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Comes from the trades hideout... index futures trading thread
I would also like some help getting the cci cloud to change the colors of the candles at +/- 45 to the color of the cloud itself. Any thing between +/- 45 is white. And there fore the candles are white as well?
I'm new to script and am looking for some help. Thanks in advance to everyone for patience with a noob.