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30 min es update

the chart is getting congested for a 30 min chart - we are still flat from 1429 - no exit signal has been given yet


:when you cheat -you only cheat yourself
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well i took my first full stop out friday - i signed on to top step trader , and 1 of the criteria is no stop out / blocked trading in the trial period - well on the very first day i was blocked from trading.

I should have spent more time learning the platform - I was very happy with there MIT button -market if touched ,

but the problem was at the combo of A/oco -auto 1 cancels other , combined with the MIT, i did not know that when you combined these 2 trading accesses that it voided the flatten button , thus i always run and outside edge for a stop but bail the second it violates my real level .

so trading a 3 lot did not last long(500-block-loss) - so i switched to the sim and burried it with the same mistakes to the tune of 2200 sim dollars - this was by 8:30 am est -all the while trying to figure out why this ladder wont work -

so enters my wife - i show her what is going on and she says try and removing all the stop and target trades and see if it works -thus the flatten button worked after removing all the safe guards ,but who has time to remove all the other items even if its just 1 more click in front of the most important click ,like i said i should have spent more time learning there setup,

so we reversed our luck and by 12:20 est were were back to being down 187.50 flipping 3 lot trades -

that concluded our day -however if there are any traders going over to test yourself at topstep -please pay attention to this message -I am going to complete the last 9 days just to see now how my statistics look for time and win and lose ratio -6-E your still my favorite animal

:when you cheat -you only cheat yourself
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if anyone has any charts they would like to see setup -pm me your ideas and we will see what we can do

:when you cheat -you only cheat yourself
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You should wait for Ninja Trader to be implemented my friend I didn't even want to try that T4 gag....

I think more and more of us will be attempting the combine soon

Good Luck on the next 'go round !!



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well i took my first full stop out friday - i signed on to top step trader , and 1 of the criteria is no stop out / blocked trading in the trial period - well on the very first day i was blocked from trading.

I should have spent more time learning the platform - I was very happy with there MIT button -market if touched ,

but the problem was at the combo of A/oco -auto 1 cancels other , combined with the MIT, i did not know that when you combined these 2 trading accesses that it voided the flatten button , thus i always run and outside edge for a stop but bail the second it violates my real level .

so trading a 3 lot did not last long(500-block-loss) - so i switched to the sim and burried it with the same mistakes to the tune of 2200 sim dollars - this was by 8:30 am est -all the while trying to figure out why this ladder wont work -

so enters my wife - i show her what is going on and she says try and removing all the stop and target trades and see if it works -thus the flatten button worked after removing all the safe guards ,but who has time to remove all the other items even if its just 1 more click in front of the most important click ,like i said i should have spent more time learning there setup,

so we reversed our luck and by 12:20 est were were back to being down 187.50 flipping 3 lot trades -

that concluded our day -however if there are any traders going over to test yourself at topstep -please pay attention to this message -I am going to complete the last 9 days just to see now how my statistics look for time and win and lose ratio -6-E your still my favorite animal



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thanks T - yes i was quite embarrassed over my failure -they must have it setup that way for a reason - i just dont know what it could be - i will post my stats when completed






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You should wait for Ninja Trader to be implemented my friend I didn't even want to try that T4 gag....

I think more and more of us will be attempting the combine soon

Good Luck on the next 'go round !!


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i see i have been given the red badge of courage - very nice - thanks Big Mike -i hope i can live up to its honor

:when you cheat -you only cheat yourself
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ES 30 min swing trade update

week ending 9/14

giant system test completed this week - please refer to post 778 on july 23rd 2012

you will see a system generated # of 1690.52130-
whats in a number remove fed day 9/13 and all commons 1 and 0 leaves 652 remaining -we were looking for a market peak of (14)65.2 and a exit point of (14)62.5 -
we ended this months contract with 38.50 points
if you look at the 1690.52130 there are 3 numbers not used 4-7-8 we oppted to have a reversal sitting at (14) 74 -
which hit to 3 ticks thus (14)74.80-

its always nice when a plan comes together




total for the week 53.50 points leaving our system up 2675 for the week with a total of 8875 for 8 weeks
or 10 k has turned into 18,875 - we still have and additional 8 points in play with our short from 74

currently up 88.75 % in 8 weeks

:when you cheat -you only cheat yourself
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option traders refer to post 996 thru 1005
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pcln update
target line

:when you cheat -you only cheat yourself
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30 min esu2 update

week ending 9/20 /2012

we flattened our trade at 1451.50 at the open ,refer to system # you will see 9/20 with 52 inside -

we are now exactly 100% ahead of our starting point

10k has increased to 20k - also note we will start trading 2 lots now that we have met this level --

9 weeks = 100% double


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