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  #281 (permalink)
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Yeah and flatten out does not cancel standing OCO orders! Make sure you pull them out or they will trigger you into position! Order entry bar does not trigger OCO orders to be sent, no idea why. They say it's most used on the floor platform, maybe because it is just as ancient old as the floor itself. Must run on XT then!

You can configure this. It is in the Main properties window, contract tab.



There are quite a lot of configuration choices in T4. I would spend some time before the combine starts getting everything set the way you like. Then be sure to save your settings.

Plan your trade, trade your plan.
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Merrit,

If you are used to NT's chart trader, why not use Sierra Chart in the combine? I got tired of the wait for NT support as well, and am finding SC's chart trader actually better than NT's. An SC license is only like $27/month. I have all my NT charts and tools up and on SC chart to trade on.

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Yeah and flatten out does not cancel standing OCO orders! Make sure you pull them out or they will trigger you into position! Order entry bar does not trigger OCO orders to be sent, no idea why. They say it's most used on the floor platform, maybe because it is just as ancient old as the floor itself. Must run on XT then!

screenshot deleted, someone beat me to it.

although the order entry bar doesnt allow the use of OCO or AOCO, the order entry TICKET does.

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I just posted at Pedro's journal about the flatten button issue of causing wrong calculation of net p/l number. If you are not aware of this problem, check it out.

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Took a second trade today (and was traveling the rest of the day, so I didn't have time to post earlier).

Basically an afternoon scalp. Double topping at a key area for me, so took the trade into the area of recent lows.



Really really really really liking Sierra Charts. Over my trading career I've used TOS, Metatrader4, IB, OEC Trader/DT Pro, Tradestation, Ninjatrader, MultiCharts, and now Sierra Charts. Hands down the best I've used.

 
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Merrit,

If you are used to NT's chart trader, why not use Sierra Chart in the combine? I got tired of the wait for NT support as well, and am finding SC's chart trader actually better than NT's. An SC license is only like $27/month. I have all my NT charts and tools up and on SC chart to trade on.

Good luck

Xav

Yes, I'm actually looking into switching my combine to use Sierra instead of T4, I don't know if it'll be a hassle to do so or not on their end. We'll see.

Regardless, tomorrow I'll be on t4 dom to execute trades. (unfortunately)

 
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Yes, I'm actually looking into switching my combine to use Sierra instead of T4, I don't know if it'll be a hassle to do so or not on their end. We'll see.

There is nothing for them to do on their end; they may not even know who's using sierra and t4, though there's probably some way for them to tell.

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Birmingham, AL
 
 
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We all know it's a totally irrelevant data point.

But we all know it's totally huge deal, emotionally speaking, whether we admit or not, to start out on the right foot.


 
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Birmingham, AL
 
 
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I'm so done for today. What a day. Super emotional tick by tick. I'll settle in though. Drained right now.

Ugly, emotional, flawed R:R, etc.

2 trades, 2 winners, lol

First trade I was trying to limit in for a better price, but it wouldn't fill, so I entered market as price took off. Again, this was a pullback towards the opening swing as price acceptance became apparent in the area.

2nd trade was an absolute disaster of a trade from entry to exit.

I realized the entry was really bad shortly after the fill, but I didn't do anything about it. I knew based on the poor trade location realized, I would be taking some heat on the trade. This put me into a state where it was "ok" for the market to go against me, and it turned into a situation where I was simply hoping the market would turnaround instead of TRADING A SETUP.

Luckily, the market did turn around at the top of the channel I had drawn, and 4 hours later, gave a nice move down.

@josh The exit was botched as well. I wanted to take 4 off at 64 as I posted... so when price traded through 64, I noticed that my position was -3; it should have been -5. I became confused and immediately just hit the flatten button to make sure something screwey hadn't happened. I still have no clue what happened to get me down to -3 lots.

So my next scale was at 62.25, which has currently printed a bit, I dunno if I would have been filled or not.



Overall a first day on the job which went about like a first day on the job should. Came out stronger from it and more prepared for tomorrow.

 
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@josh The exit was botched as well. I wanted to take 4 off at 64 as I posted... so when price traded through 64, I noticed that my position was -3; it should have been -5. I became confused and immediately just hit the flatten button to make sure something screwey hadn't happened. I still have no clue what happened to get me down to -3 lots.

Figured it out. I had an auto move to BE on remainder when certain targets were achieved.... so since I had 4/6 lots targeted AT BREAKEVEN of inital entry... the other 2 lots were moved there immediately and executed at market (stop orders). Mystery solved.


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