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@Pajot, Yes, even I've had some bad experience while messing with QM, I'd say the CL is much better to play with, and signals should solely be taken from their respective charts. Have you tried using a 440 tick chart on CL, give it a try, maybe you'll like it, play with the fibs on 440 tick chart and you'll find the point where it turns, there are some really good fib no.'s that CL like to follow!

Hey Horst! I will give it a try for sure. I haven't tried much other than the time charts and I can see things there after looking at them for so long. If the tick chart is promissing, more I can add to my probability for profit. Thanks much!

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If your looking for a recording software, I think you'll love Camtasia, its really good!! Check it out!
Keep up the Good Work Bro!

I am using Camtasia already. Someone recommended another product from the same company and found Camtasia on the same page. I like it a lot. Thanks!

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March 14th, EOD, ES 03-12, no replay


I was saying I had Internet issues today and that I would have to run replay anyway. Duh, I don't have all the bars recorded. I am posting here the few trades that happened, but I would really like to rerun today at some point, if I find the tick data for ES 03-12.

Towards the end of the day, I reactivated the trading range code, so I can remember what it is doing before I start working on it again. Some additional rectangles are visible. It is hard to put everything on a single chart and this is the cleaned-up version. I had a lot of notifications with every tick and I moved them to a different chart first. Now, everything goes to a database and to a web page from there, so that mess is gone. I like how I depict the trading ranges, but it's getting busy again.

Now, the visuals:

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what did you pay for the software, pls?


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I am using Camtasia already. Someone recommended another product from the same company and found Camtasia on the same page. I like it a lot. Thanks!

i thought they were charging some 300 usd for the purchase which, if true, would in my opinion be rather very expensive in comparison to others, in the neighborhood of 40 usd.

but then my old memory could be entirely erroneous as well.

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i thought they were charging some 300 usd for the purchase which, if true, would in my opinion be rather very expensive in comparison to others, in the neighborhood of 40 usd.

but then my old memory could be entirely erroneous as well.

I think you are right or very close. I wouldn't know, because I am cheap and would probably not find enough reasons to pay for Camtasia, no matter how nice it is. Enjoying the free 30 days trial for now and will look for options after.

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March 15th, ES June contract

I didn't watch it tick by tick today, but made sure to start the strategy and collect the replay data. The automated stuff sucks today. It stopped me 6 times at 1 point, so the ATM based on ATR needs further qualification. For instance, it is obvious the ATR cannot be the only factor, since the size on one single bar matter less when the day allows for 3-4 bars of that average size in a row, going the same direction.

I think the size of the waves is more important than ATR here. Speaking of 3 bars in a row, maybe the ATR of the 15min chart should be used. Anyway, no rule I add to my code ever gets in there and stays unchanged. I need to get back to it and write code for circumstances, exceptions, relationships, etc.

On a positive note, I remember what the trading range code is doing by looking at the stuff drawn by the indicator. I already have a bunch of ideas to improve on what's there. It will get real fun when I start looking at channels as sloping instances of trending ranges. Brrr.

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If you are trading QM to manage risk, I highly recommend charting CL and executing on QM. Don't chart QM.

Mike

Hi Mike and thank you for the suggestion! It sounds reasonable with the only problem being I have to accept the risk of my CL targets working on CL but not on QM, levels disregarded, channels pierced, etc. I think I am on contention with the strong traders taking their cues from the QM chart. Somehow, I thought the two symbols will be kept in sync at the exact levels within milliseconds by the computers, but there are lapses when the action is sudden, I guess. Cheers!

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March 15th, ES, EOD: -$386.19

Not a good day and enabling the trading range code may have something to do with it. I got the only one point during the last hour, all other trades were losing scalps. The code that enforces 1point:1point risk to reward ratio when the ATR is small is also disabling the rest of the smart code that does trade management. It may be that that code is sensitive to move over 4 ticks, with or against me, but there is still work to do here. I had some blackouts because of a bug, with pauses in trading. I will run the replay and see what I get, maybe post the chart back here.

The chart does not show all that was taken into account during the day and the automated trading ranges are some of the missing items. ToDo: make sure to persist the rectangles for ranges into the cache of chart objects.


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Stupid thing, but it makes me feel better about the indicator...



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Not a good day and enabling the trading range code may have something to do with it. I got the only one point during the last hour, all other trades were losing scalps. The code that enforces 1point:1point risk to reward ratio when the ATR is small is also disabling the rest of the smart code that does trade management. It may be that that code is sensitive to move over 4 ticks, with or against me, but there is still work to do here. I had some blackouts because of a bug, with pauses in trading. I will run the replay and see what I get, maybe post the chart back here.

The chart does not show all that was taken into account during the day and the automated trading ranges are some of the missing items. ToDo: make sure to persist the rectangles for ranges into the cache of chart objects.


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As you can see in the pics from yesterday and as I could only notice today, I left ES March contract as the instrument on the strategy, while correctly moved all the charts and indicators to ES June. This explains, at least partly, why I got stopped so mercilessly all day yesterday. Will have to replay with the correct settings and add code to prevent this human flaw in the future.

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