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I had the same problem with HDMI when I upgraded monitors a few months ago. The resolution displayed right on a VGA connection so I switched to that and its been good ever since. Maybe a DVI to VGA converter would work?

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Yeah the laptop only has HDMI output but the monitor has DVI input so I got the adapter from HDMI to DVI and the max resolution is 1200X800 on the monitor. I think thats probably the best I'm gonna get.

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I hate trend days that start before I even wake up....I'm just saying.....

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Problem


I hope someone can help with this:

This new computer doesn't seem to really like my 30 inch monitor much. It displays at 1200X800 which is what the previous machine displayed at on this monitor. However, now when I try to use Jing, the software seems to take a "pre capture" picture of the screen and shifts it down and to the left putting much of the screen out of view.

Then when I capture the screen using the normal cross hairs function, the selection tool disappears out the top and will only capture the "shifted" portion of the screen.

I've attached a pic taken with my phone of the screen after I click the capture icon on the Jing sun but BEFORE I actually capture the screen. You can see the primary window which is a 800 tick chart is shifted down and to the left. I've also posted the resulting screen capture.

As you can see, its not working properly. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? I've looked at this on the TechSmith website but can't find anything. Before I go through their tech support, I thought I'd try it here first.


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I hate trend days that start before I even wake up....I'm just saying.....

LOL, keeps you on your toes. Especially when price opens above R2 or below S2.

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Not posting very often but.....

thought it might be worthwhile today....a good example of what not to do....

5:20AM PST:

Market State:
  • CDR: 1.13
  • 4 ADR: 1.33 (20 ticks left in the average although today could be a range expansion day)
  • Volume: 38K
  • Daily: Long and pulling back after several days at resistance
  • 60M: Short and over extended
  • 800T: Short and over extended.

Analysis, Trades and Thought process at and during trades:

Analysis:

Shorts in control. Waiting for a pull back or a possible reversal long. No chasing. I always struggle with trades when the entry for the trade happened before I get up. Its worse when its a straight trend day because there is usually no real safe place to get on board. So I end up nickle and diming myself to death at worst or perhaps eke out a small profit. I also sometimes fall prey to trying to pick the bottom. I dont do this all the time but the temptation is very strong.

The Trades:
  1. Looking for possible long back to the resistance area of 103.10 then a short after that. 5.38AM PST: Have to grab a shower in about 10-15 minutes. Taking daughter to school early for violin practice plus have to drop a part off at the mechanics place so he can finish my car today. Support at 102.47 to 102.19. Pin bar from three days ago on 60M chart. Long @102.56, ten tick stop, 30 tick target. -10
  2. Long @102.40, ten tick stop, 30 tick target, +11 on auto trail scalping ATM.
  3. Short 102.28 BO of ORL. 30 tick target 10 tick stop. While with trend, its at support and already pretty well extended. Small targets and tight stop. -10...probably time to quit for a while. This market is already way past my normal short entry point. -10 for the day so far. Using the tight stop turned out to be poor judgement on my part.
  4. Short at 102.22 intermediate resistance: 10 ticks stop, 30 tick target. +11 with auto trail stop. +1 so far.
  5. Long @102.20 after an inside swing combination broke to the upside and pulled back to the inside support. 15 tick stop moved to BE quickly as these can often be false break outs opposite of the trend, 50+ tick target back to the 50% level on the day. BE
  6. Short at 101.82. Had a limit order at 101.96 that didn't fill. Took the confirmation bar down. Ten tick stop, 50 tick target at the absolute lowest possible location on the daily chart I think it could go. Hold all day if needed. +20 when it stalled out. Subsequently reversed.
  7. Long @101.85. Some consolidation, an inside low and an inside high...not confirmed yet but looks like it will, in a bit early for the break out. 12 tick stop. target, ORL. More than likely just going to get up and leave to let this one play out. No need to babysit as it promises to be a slow grind up....at least thats how I perceive it currently. Its counter trend on all time frames at this point except the 800T. Have a blue bar though on the 60M, the first one of the day with a long buying tail on the previous 60M bar. Some confidence present. Ok have to leave now...time to pick up the car from the mechanics. Lots of selling on the DOM, but buyers and sellers look evenly matched. Price went to the BO level and pulled back...not time yet....-12

Post trading thoughts:

I had a tough time today. I knew I had a short session this morning due to the items mentioned above. This put me into a frustrated state once I saw the sell off had already happened. This also led me to force a long trade to "catch the bottom". It comes down to FOMO, fear of missing out. Something it appears I struggle with quite a lot. That fear placed me in a long trade instead of watching for the short at the EMA which was also the pre-market support/resistance line.

I could have taken that trade as a pull back trade and rode it for 50-60+ ticks before it began to stall out. Instead I scratched and clawed trying to make something happen with tight stops and targets. Not smart. This game is about doing what is in your personal best interest and small thinking like I displayed today is no way to do that.

I read an article about position sizing and when to go "all in" or to "bet the farm". Some interesting points were made and today was an all in day.....or at least, mostly in....Funny thing was, I knew it would be a range expansion day today after two inside days and decreasing volatility. Something had to give. Combine this with resistance on the daily chart, some room to move to the down side and a strong case for all day all in short fest was in order. Instead, chicken scratch day

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thought it might be worthwhile today....a good example of what not to do....
So I end up nickle and diming myself to death at worst or perhaps eke out a small profit.

I also sometimes fall prey to trying to pick the bottom.

I don't do this all the time but the temptation is very strong.

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I knew I had a short session this morning due to the items mentioned above. This put me into a frustrated state once I saw the sell off had already happened.

This also led me to force a long trade to "catch the bottom". It comes down to FOMO, fear of missing out. Something it appears I struggle with quite a lot. That fear placed me in a long trade instead of watching for the short at the EMA ...

I could have taken that trade as a pull back trade and rode it for 50-60+ ticks before it began to stall out. Instead I scratched and clawed trying to make something happen with tight stops and targets. Not smart. This game is about doing what is in your personal best interest and small thinking like I displayed today is no way to do that.

Funny thing was, I knew it would be a range expansion day today after two inside days and decreasing volatility. Something had to give. Combine this with resistance on the daily chart, some room to move to the down side and a strong case for all day all in short fest was in order. Instead, chicken scratch day

Extremely valuable post... I've retained the relevant parts above for my lifelong learning.

Thanks for sharing!

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I hope someone can help with this:

This new computer doesn't seem to really like my 30 inch monitor much. It displays at 1200X800 which is what the previous machine displayed at on this monitor. However, now when I try to use Jing, the software seems to take a "pre capture" picture of the screen and shifts it down and to the left putting much of the screen out of view.

Then when I capture the screen using the normal cross hairs function, the selection tool disappears out the top and will only capture the "shifted" portion of the screen.

I've attached a pic taken with my phone of the screen after I click the capture icon on the Jing sun but BEFORE I actually capture the screen. You can see the primary window which is a 800 tick chart is shifted down and to the left. I've also posted the resulting screen capture.

As you can see, its not working properly. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? I've looked at this on the TechSmith website but can't find anything. Before I go through their tech support, I thought I'd try it here first.


It's probably more a Jing issue than the 30 inch monitor.
Also, you're running Win 8.1 right? Is Jing fully compatible with it?

I started using Jing but quickly move to Snagit because of issues similar to the ones you're reporting. I was vener able to use Jing outside the main screen. If I wanted to capture something on my fifth screen I just couldn't. I would need to move the window to the main one.

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I read an article about position sizing and when to go "all in" or to "bet the farm". Some interesting points were made and today was an all in day.....or at least, mostly in....

That's something I've been trying to work on (without much success) on trend days - can you share the article?

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That's something I've been trying to work on (without much success) on trend days - can you share the article?


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5:36AM PST

Market State:
  • CDR: .43
  • 3 ADR: 1.30 (90 ticks left in the ADR)
  • Daily: Long and consolidating at support
  • 60M: Coming out of consolidation . Neither long or short. However, favoring longs
  • 800T: Long and pulling back inside an upwards sloping channel.

Analysis:

Probably a narrow range today. This would allow for either a failure to rally for tomorrow or produce a nice rally tomorrow on the daily chart. Favoring longs but be willing to short as well. No clear case for either. High impact news had no effect today. Chose scalping mode for todays trades if any are to be taken. As I am writing this, shorts assumed control by taking out most recent swing low put in by the longs.

The Trades:


1. Short @101.64. After having broke the up channel and then pulled back. 10 tick stop and 30 tick target. Scalp mode today. -8. Down thrust looked like a stop run against the longs. Should have stayed with the long bias.

2. Long @101.89 Hit the buy market button as it broke through the downward trend line, then added as it broke the confirmation bar. Stop to BE pretty quick in case the BO failed. +30,+25

3. Long @ 102.00. scalp trade 1:1. Looking to take profit before the descending trend line on the initial impulse. One lot only. Broke the inside swing. took the confirmation bar. +10. Trade worked as planned.

4. Long @ 102.10, Broke desending trend line finally, 10 tick stop, 30 tick target with auto trail stop. +15. Last trade of the day.

Post Trading Thoughts:

I've failed to capitalize on much of anything lately. I've made good directional calls as well as range vs trend days and failed to execute on those calls. Today I was determined to execute according to my thought process and my "MADSPOT" pre market analysis. And I did execute with near perfect precision. Scalping is more difficult to be sure than just letting a trade run but it does have a certain satisfaction of closing out trades for profit. However, if I can keep my focus and follow through on what I say I should do, then letting the trades run will bring the same satisfaction as closing them today did. Because I will be following my trading plan and that is what this is all about. Execution of what I say I should do.

Forward Planning:

Tomorrow should be more longs. Unless it fails today and overnight, I expect we will see a normal type trend day tomorrow. At least I hope so. If it fails to stay long today, then tomorrow maybe another rotational day.

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