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Looks like you need to adjust the font size. Here's my settings for the ES. You can change what you want including the value area back to 70%. Hopefully that helps. Also, make sure to click and drag the X and Y axis to really bring it all together uniformly. For Crude, try a price/tick level of 3.


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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.

Iv always thought stairing at bright white screen all day would give me head aches

May be ill try white charts if this is the case

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Iv always thought stairing at bright white screen alday would give me head aches

May be ill try white charts if this is the case


I thought the same thing. You probably know I used nothing but black backgrounds for years. I only changed to white to remind myself I did not know the charts I was using, but then found out I "felt better" watching white charts all day.

I know that I have had eye strain headaches from black screens, and so far, not from white.

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I thought the same thing. You probably know I used nothing but black backgrounds for years. I only changed to white to remind myself I did not know the charts I was using, but then found out I "felt better" watching white charts all day.

I know that I have had eye strain headaches from black screens, and so far, not from white.

Gary, now you have me thinking because I thought white backgrounds were hard on the eyes because of the brightness. I was wondering if a light gray was the way to go like the pencil colors. looks good.


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Looks like you need to adjust the font size. Here's my settings for the ES. You can change what you want including the value area back to 70%. Hopefully that helps. Also, make sure to click and drag the X and Y axis to really bring it all together uniformly. For Crude, try a price/tick level of 3.




Thanks for the settings, that was helpful. But my first problem was far more clueless than you are giving me credit for. I did not realize I was on a month chart for an embarrassingly long time.

Baby steps...

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OK, I am getting somewhere now. Thanks @Private Banker, @josh.





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OK, I am getting somewhere now. Thanks @Private Banker, @josh.





For the TPO chart, if you hold the control button down and click on the right side price column, you can drag the width of the screen out so the numbers aren't all crunched together.

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CME fee waiver should include the $76 for Nymex.

What broker are you using with NinjaTrader? I imagine they are supported with Sierra Chart. So it's not fair to say one is more expensive than the other if you are not comparing apples-to-apples. You could likely use your free broker feed in Sierra if you wanted.

Mike


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Agree with @josh assessment. Solid platform. Biggest complaint; Very tedious to setup (same as josh- I am lazy and want my instant gratification!) but once you get past that it is great to use. IMO Sierra's chart trader blows NT's away. Being able to see and adjust your stops/targets on the chart before the order is executed is awesome. The trade statistics are far more detailed as well and dare I say more accurate. Just my 2 cents..

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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....

It's fast, it's reliable, new functions come out all the time, new builds are about two per week. When there is a bug in SC, it gets fixed, and if they don't have time or don't want to, they tell you, instead of saying "We will add this to our request list" when they really mean "The list has hundreds of requests from years back and yet we have no intention of ever doing anything about it" like some vendors do.

In fact, just about everything is customizable, down to minute details about a chart's appearance. You can have a left scale, change the border color, show/hide region dividing lines, customize the text along the top line of a chart, and just about anything else. In fact, for every time I've wanted to customize something and couldn't, it was simply that I had not yet found the option.


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

Get sierra Gary 100%

Get out that comfort zone for the better




Ok, I think I am getting the hint... Damn peer pressure...




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Looking good Gary!

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