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will they find the sellers up there??


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missed




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going through the close


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Finished down today, after holding a trade to a decent profit and then allowing to come back to breakeven. But I am going to continue to work with this concept. I did some more review today, saw where I am not understanding a few more things, made some chart changes to make me focus only on what I am trying to focus on... May go to sim. If I get to where I give back what I gained since I started back, that will be the trigger.

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I edited the indicator to change the numbers to black, and then watched a video by @Private Banker to see if his color settings are easier on me than @greenr's. (I noticed white screens are less likely to give me headaches after long periods.)

I did not really notice this until after I made my own version, even though it seems ridiculously obvious, that his color scheme reduces colors to only one; red.

Zen.


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I edited the indicator to change the numbers to black, and then watched a video by @Private Banker to see if his color settings are easier on me than @greenr's. (I noticed white screens are less likely to give me headaches after long periods.)

I did not really notice this until after I made my own version, even though it seems ridiculously obvious, that his color scheme reduces colors to only one; red.

Zen.


You got it right there. I changed my color scheme to provide clarity obviously but also use colors that aren't stressful if that makes any sense. Trading can be stressful enough, lol! I'll admit I'm a bit artsy with everything in my life and really like clean modern looking things. This is my interpretation of what I like on to my charts.

I used to stare at black screens all day and it just destroyed my vision and then one day, I just decided I didn't have to deal with that anymore and changed everything to how it is currently. It makes a big difference in my opinion.

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lol, you would have the same experience if you were going from Sierra to NT. NT is not easier, it's just very familiar to most people.

...... (long technical explanation that I printed out today...)

Now I have officially gushed. Sorry for the long post, but this should get you started if you are willing. Sorry to derail, let me know if you have any questions.


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Ninja trader sucks........end of story

Get sierra Gary 100%

Get out that comfort zone for the better

My phone has only rung twice today, the market is closed. I am going to attempt to setup Sierra Charts.

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You got it right there. I changed my color scheme to provide clarity obviously but also use colors that aren't stressful if that makes any sense. Trading can be stressful enough, lol! I'll admit I'm a bit artsy with everything in my life and really like clean modern looking things. This is my interpretation of what I like on to my charts.

I used to stare at black screens all day and it just destroyed my vision and then one day, I just decided I didn't have to deal with that anymore and changed everything to how it is currently. It makes a big difference in my opinion.

I started with black backgrounds believing they were easier on my eyes, but now have experienced that they really they are harder on me.

I was on a mission to understand a volume ladder.

After I had your colors on MY charts (sounds like it would not be different), it took a different meaning. Simplicity. I have now recreated most of your charts since I did that, looked through them at what they do, how they might work together, saved as templates. This is my favorite so far:






They feel weird, and my guess is I will eventually shape them some, but I am questioning and rebuilding a lot of things so discomfort is expected. They are extremely uncluttered to me when trying to see "value", although I am not sure what I am doing with that yet... lol!

Still working through Jim Dalton material, fell asleep with my laptop last night.

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I started with black backgrounds believing they were easier on my eyes, but now have experienced that they really they are harder on me.

I have on several occasions in the last couple of years tried to work with black backgrounds, because they look "cool" when I see others' charts. But they always look so different on my own screen. I have given them an honest try and concluded that the eye strain is just too much. I had success with an RGB of 50,50,50 to tone down the blackness, which was quite nice, but a 252,252,252 background with normal colors and black text is just so easy on the eyes. For those who turn from a black to a white/neutral background, at first it seems like it's way too bright, just like walking out of Plato's cave and into the sun would give one a temporary blindness because it's too bright, but that's just because of the contrast.

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