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The PandaWarrior Chronicles

  #1841 (permalink)
 Vendor: www.fxcm.com 
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I don't have a chart right now but looks like I took it off perfectly....at least in terms of a trail stop. We'll see what happens going forward but I'm happy with the trade.

If I can get a couple more like that in 6E, I'll expand to maybe 3-5 other pairs and see how that goes. The idea being to spread risk around and look for opportunity wherever it exists. All while sizing appropriately.

The more I think about swing trading forex the more I like it. Mostly due to the ability to size correctly. Unless you have a sizable account, futures is tough to size right. Forex would allow me to sleep at night with correct position size.

So based on this, what is the consensus as to where to open a real account. Currently I have a very small account at FXCM. Mostly so I could use ninja trader with it. But I found this to be somewhat cumbersome as I couldn't get the data to work properly. So I'm using their web platform now. I refuse to use MT4 so anyplace where that's the only option is out. I'm open to suggestions.

Hello PandaWarrior!

I would like to help with the data issue mentioned when using NT with FXCM. Can you tell me what issue you ran into along the way?

I ask because weíve been working to repair data issues and believe that the issue has been resolved.

Thank you!

Brad

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Hello PandaWarrior!

I would like to help with the data issue mentioned when using NT with FXCM. Can you tell me what issue you ran into along the way?

I ask because weíve been working to repair data issues and believe that the issue has been resolved.

Thank you!

Brad

It would only display about 3 days of data, no matter what I did

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Hi PandaWarrior!

A few things Iíd suggest to check:
1. Make sure youíre on the latest build of NT
2. Make sure youíve selected NinjaTrader servers for the data source
3. Make sure youíve properly setup the connection

Beyond that, consider:
1. Setting up a brand new connection
2. Consider removing NT completely, reinstalling the latest build and create a new connection

Would you be able to try some of these and let me know if itís fixed?

The setup now is that historic data is accessed from NT servers, so it seems safe to assume that NT is able to get data from its own servers in a reliable and timely manner.

If none of these solutions work, I would like to put you in touch with our level 2 technical team to help further.

Thanks again for the post!

Brad

If you have any questions about the products or services provided by FXCM, please send me a Private Message or use the BMT "Ask Me Anything" thread
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Hi PandaWarrior!

A few things Iíd suggest to check:
1. Make sure youíre on the latest build of NT
2. Make sure youíve selected NinjaTrader servers for the data source
3. Make sure youíve properly setup the connection

Beyond that, consider:
1. Setting up a brand new connection
2. Consider removing NT completely, reinstalling the latest build and create a new connection

Would you be able to try some of these and let me know if itís fixed?

The setup now is that historic data is accessed from NT servers, so it seems safe to assume that NT is able to get data from its own servers in a reliable and timely manner.

If none of these solutions work, I would like to put you in touch with our level 2 technical team to help further.

Thanks again for the post!

Brad

Thank you Brad,

I'll look into these solutions. I've been busy with other projects and havent had time to really pursue this.

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Most people chose unhappiness over uncertainty, Tim Ferris
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Hmmmm

This isn't something I ever expected to see: And its profitable as well....go figure.

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Thank you Brad,

I'll look into these solutions. I've been busy with other projects and havent had time to really pursue this.

Hi PandaWarrior,

Just wanted to follow up on the discussion you had earlier with my colleague Brad. FXCM has completed a full rollout of NinjaTrader, and I wanted to check that the problems you mentioned earlier with loading charts have since been resolved.

Also, I wanted to make sure you were aware that FXCM will reimburse your license fee for NinjaTrader, if your account has a starting balance of at least $5,000 and you continue to place 500k round turn trades per month. If you already have a single broker NinjaTrader license and simply want to add FXCM, contact us at admin@fxcm.com for special instructions.

Jason

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How Hospital Stays Make You A Better Trader

Hospitals are terrible places to be....unless you are sick. And even then, they are uncomfortable, smelly, restrictive and the worst possible thing about hospitals....you have absolutely ZERO control over how things go and when they go.

My recent stay for double pneumonia along with some heart issues lasted 6 days. During this time, I did not sleep the first three days. The A-fib was simply to disruptive to allow much sleep. 36 hours of no sleep combined with only about 3 hours per night the previous 4 nights due to flu like symptoms combined to make me really grumpy, really tired and really sick of being sick. However, I knew I had an opportunity for some personal growth and so worked at developing my "hospital skills".

The skill involved in a successful hospital stay is the art of patience. The skill of being comfortable with uncertainty. Both about your illness and about the hospital routine. After a while, certain things become more or less expected at certain times of the day. Food delivery, vitals check, shift changes, etc. But the important things like test results, doctor consultations, arrival of pain meds at the precise moment you need them, these things are filled with uncertainty.

This trip through, I determined I would not be an impatient butt head. Instead, I spent much of my time sitting in the chair thinking and waiting. Almost no TV and no books. I read one magazine....an old Bloomberg from March. I checked email once or twice the entire time and Facebook once or twice. For the most part, it was a time of silence and contemplation.

I have to say, it bordered on being pleasant. Not vacation pleasant but a pleasant growth experience for me. I really learned how to sit in silence and not freak out. How to pace my expectations, how to enjoy the little things like food delivery and the interactions with the nurses at vitals check. How to listen to my body when its trying to tell me something important. All good things. Its hard to explain but I'm kinda glad I went through this. I learned so much.

All these skills are important as a trader. The art of patience, being comfortable with uncertainty, enjoying the small things, how to listen to the market when its trying to tell you something....all skills I learned in the hospital.....interesting.

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Most people chose unhappiness over uncertainty, Tim Ferris
 
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Still profitable

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@PandaWarrior,

Hello Brian. Good to see you posting again. Hope your feeling better and things are ok.

Take care,

Rick

"If you're going to panic during a trade............. panic early."
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Holy Cow, brotha !! ... what a drag. I have been blessed with great health to this point in my life.

I am living my mortality vicariously through you, my friend. I'm counting my blessings and taking heed that
you are not promised tomorrow. We must live each day as it will be your last.

I'm glad you are well and that you have worked on your Zen Quotient. The universe is a Grand place and
when you are in circumstances such as yours, I bet you can feel it just a bit more.

We need to catch up soon on the old Skyper ..... I have been neglecting family and friends, being totally
engrossed in my trading routine.

Thanks for the wake up call

aj

ps

I can't believe you didn't sneak a little trading rig in there!!


AJ
Nashville, Tennessee


"Life On The Edge of SR"
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