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This is good advise, so I will follow it...

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Does that TPO allow you to adjust the font size? Just curious. Also, if you ever wanted to only look at the TPO's (without the 30 minute bars), try and change the bar setting to "Line on Close" and just color it "White" to blend into the background. Maybe you have a feature on that indicator to hide the bars already but just a thought.

Great trading today!

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Oh yes, it allows font size adjustment

It has way more features than I can wrap my head around. I can increase font size as well, but with the large moves and wide range of the last 2 days I couldnt get many days on my monitors...24 inches x 3.

lol...one step at a time...I was high fiving myself after I got it to work. Now I dont have to plot the TPO on graph paper.

Thanks for the suggestion on the line on close and whiting it out....that will work.

Its very cool, and I cant say enough about it. Customer service has been great to get me going.

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Not sure if you saw this or how much you might be paying for the Rancho Dinero thing but I know this guy has been around for a long time and it seems reasonable...his TPO product is a one time fee and the volume ladder is monthly....

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Not sure if you saw this or how much you might be paying for the Rancho Dinero thing but I know this guy has been around for a long time and it seems reasonable...his TPO product is a one time fee and the volume ladder is monthly....

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I got it on a deal because i signed up for a webinar through Ninja Trader. I looked into them based on their recomendation, and the webinar had the programmer showing varioous features. Its a little bit more, but includes lifetime updates as well as support for members.

Its around the same price, give or take.

Thanks for the suggestion. I appreciate it.

 
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I would appreciate it if you would start a thread in the Vendor Reviews section to discuss Rancho Dinero / Acme. I see their name more and more, so a good review thread would be beneficial to many.

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I would appreciate it if you would start a thread in the Vendor Reviews section to discuss Rancho Dinero / Acme. I see their name more and more, so a good review thread would be beneficial to many.

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Be happy to start a thred and relate my personal experince with how i came to use them.

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8.5.2012

Going off the reservation for a few days, as I have a few business issues to take care of the other job I have) as well as some platform, trading integration challenges.

In addition, I have a few home renos that are happening close to my home office, and the workman are going to be stomping around outside my door, as well as various construction issues., which will be distracting. Not condusive to focused concentration.. But its only 2 day job...stating today...as we speak.

I also have a couple of meetings with a lawyer over my Aunts estate. I may have mentioed it some time ago. Well, now the mouthpieces are getting involved. Should be interesting at 300 and hour.Its not competing relatives, but rather family needing infoemation from the Public Guardian and Trustee, as my Aunts has been declared incompetent to manage her own affairs. She is 74, and she is now in a home. Well, her estate is worth close to 2 MM, and she has no spouse or children, just my mother. And my brothers and I. If nothing is done, the state could potentially wind up with the money. Anyway, its a barrel of laughs to deal with.

I will be in touch...will check in, but likely wont be trading again till Thursday...


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Does that TPO allow you to adjust the font size? Just curious. Also, if you ever wanted to only look at the TPO's (without the 30 minute bars), try and change the bar setting to "Line on Close" and just color it "White" to blend into the background. Maybe you have a feature on that indicator to hide the bars already but just a thought.

Great trading today!

PB

Here are the prints from today and yesterday, without the bars...

Almost makes me look like I know what I am doing.

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11.5.2012

Had a couple days off from trading as I had some guys fixing my house. I can do most of the work, but it takes me 3 times as long, and I spend all the time and mileage back and forth to Home Depot... Hire the pros...its easier, I can help a bit if I want, and I get to tell them what to do. For an egomaniac, its the perfect arrangement.

Doing a few other things as well. Really liking the Rancho Dinero Suite, it looks cool. Not using volume for entries, yet. relying on a moomnetun chart for some of that, but my entry are off the 5 min. Same old same old. Over these last few months I have been adding enhancements to my strategy as I gain experience.

Been trading off the DOM in Ninja Trader, as opposed to off the chart. By doing so, I can calculate my risk in a trade better, and as such, adjust my stops on the fly, based on the risk in the trade. At least, thats the theory. My mental math skills need some honing.

Also, I am determined to trade less. Less than 5 trades. thagts the plan. Also, I have revised my SL strategy, and added another rule to deal with big wins. I have had a couple of major tick runners over the last couple weeks, and immediatley afterward, I fell a little unsettled. turns out, this is quite normal. Must be the adrenaline rush. anyway, if I sep away for a few minutes, it should help me to reframe and refocus.

So 4 trades today.

First trade was a loss, but I stepped back in, at the same price, and it turned out to be the trade of the day.

Next trade I had working to gain 15 ticks, and the last trade, near the HOD popped for another 15 ticks. Considered a short from there, but decided against it because of the thin volume. Sure is a lot different day than last Friday.

Gonna hit the driving range this afternoon. I need to get my game in shape for golf season.

-13+45+15+15=+62

Monday 71
Tuesday No trades
Wednesday "
Thursday "
Friday 62
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Total 133
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Visualization

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Visualization: How Closing Your Eyes Could Make You A Better Athlete



Bubba Watson won this year's Masters on the strength of a 155-foot gap wedge shot, hit out of the pine straw, that hooked 40 yards to land on the green he couldn't even see.

It was one of the most spectacular shots ever made at Augusta. It was a shot that seemed to defy all physical logic. But to Watson, who has never had a golf lesson in his life, it made perfect sense. Prior to stepping up to make his shot, he visualized the outcome. Exactly.

"I just got into the trees, saw a crazy shot in my head, and now I'm wearing the Green Jacket," Watson said afterwards.

Sheesh, if only it was that easy for the rest of us.

Truth is, Watson is among a growing number of athletes who use visualization and imagery to create successful outcomes. Amateur and professional athletes alike are embracing the latest developments in scientific research to feel better about themselves, to improve their confidence, which in turn enhances their performance.

The use of visualization is particularly prominent in sports such as golf and tennis, as well as individual Olympic sports such as gymnastics and track and field. Jack Nicklaus, who has won more than 100 PGA tournaments, admits he has never hit a shot - not even in practice - without first visualizing its outcome. Tiger Woods, legendary for his mechanical approach to his swing, has long embraced visualization. Michael Jordan and Michael Phelps are other athletes who have spoken openly about the benefits of visualization.

Visualization at its most basic level is a learned technique where a person closes their eyes and actually imagines themselves succeeding in a particular situation. Essentially, they are watching themselves from afar. An athlete, for a example, might picture watching their performance on television. Imagery, by comparison, is an extension of visualization where an individual imagines a successful outcome from their own point of view using all five senses. The more detail they incorporate, the greater their chance of being successful. A golfer, for instance, would imagine not only making a great shot, but the euphoric feeling of walking up the green as the crowd cheers enthusiastically.

"The use of visualization and imagery does not guarantee success, but it guarantees the chance to be successful" said Dr. Paul Dennis, one of Canada's most renowned sports psychologists."If an athlete is struggling mentally, if they've lost confidence and are not feeling good about themselves, then they have no chance."

Dennis has been teaching visualization and imagery techniques to amateur and professional athletes for more than two decades. He spent 20 years as the player development coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs where he worked closely with players to help them reach their potential. Dennis has also worked with Canada's World Junior Hockey team to help young players deal with the incredible pressure of performing on such a large scale. He now teaches sports psychology at the University of Toronto where he researches the latest advancements in the field.

"I train athletes to use visualization and imagery, but ultimately it comes down to what an athlete needs at a particular time," said Dennis. "As an example, when I worked for the Leafs, I worked with players based on their unique roles on the team. Some players found value in imaging the finer points of a game, such as winning a faceoff, or picking up their man in the neutral zone, while other players imaged themselves breaking down the right wing and beating a goalie with a slap shot in the top corner," he said.

"The idea was to create an expectation of success in their mind based on them experiencing the emotions associated with success."

Mike Cammalleri, now with the Calgary Flames, is famous for his use of visualization and imagery. During the Montreal Canadiens 'playoff run in 2010, television cameras caught Cammalleri sitting on the players bench a couple of hours before a game, his eyes closed and head moving from side to side. He scored a two goals in that game and later revealed he was imaging his success. Cammalleri scored 13 goals in 19 games that Spring.

Amazingly, research has found that the brain uses the exact same process during visualization and imagery as it does performing a particular task. There is absolutely no difference in brain function when visualizing success as there is in achieving it.

Virtually all Olympic athletes now incorporate some form of visualization into their training routine. Peter Vidmar and Tim Daggett, American gymnasts, were among the first to realize success using it. For years, they ended their workouts by imaging a perfect routine, actually hearing the roar of the crowd and the sound of the American anthem as they stood on the gold medal podium, next to the Chinese team, who were heavily favoured to win gold. During the 1984 Olympics, the exact scene played itself out as the American team won the gold medal in front of an appreciative home crowd.

In professional sports, athletes are way ahead of the curve when it comes to using psychology to their advantage than coaches. Most coaches are still old school, clinging to the idea that their players are well-oiled robotic machines. They don't exactly reject advances in sports psychology, but they are so concerned with X's and O's that often neglect a player's psychological needs, leaving it to player development coaches like Dennis.

In professional hockey, only a handful of coaches are on the cutting edge of sports psychology. Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher is one of them, as is Nashville's Barry Trotz and Dallas Eakins, who coaches the AHL's Toronto Marlies.

But with so many players turning to sports psychologists for an extra edge, it's only a matter of time before coaches and general managers alter their motivational approach. After all, if a southerner named Bubba can win the Masters because he saw himself making an improbable shot, then perhaps there really is something to visualization stuff.




I spoke about Bubba a few weeks ago right after the Masters about this very shot.

Interesting how this very technique could be very effective in trading.

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11.5.2012


TPO form this past week from my indicators.

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