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hahahaha, what a day

Don't worry about it, look at it like practice--think of how good you'd feel if you lost money today. It's irrelevant, you just got a head start on the emotions of the combine without any profit or loss to show for it And on the plus side, I bet you'll never make this particular mistake again. Seriously, you should check to be sure that orders show up on both platforms to be sure it's set up correctly. And be sure the account name is correct and not some "practice" account that may also be listed.

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Don't worry about it, look at it like practice--think of how good you'd feel if you lost money today. It's irrelevant, you just got a head start on the emotions of the combine without any profit or loss to show for it And on the plus side, I bet you'll never make this particular mistake again. Seriously, you should check to be sure that orders show up on both platforms to be sure it's set up correctly. And be sure the account name is correct and not some "practice" account that may also be listed.

And they won't see you adding to a loser...which I think they don't allow you to do in live prep

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And they won't see you adding to a loser...which I think they don't allow you to do in live prep

Correct, but that's not an issue in the regular combine phase. And you get to define what "adding to a loser" is, so it depends.

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One easy way to tell is that when you log in, the firm's name in Sim mode is TST and in Live mode it is PTP (Patak Trading Partners)

Actually, the whole log in info is different, so it should be obvious when you are using the Sim or the Live mode... You should have got a confirmation email giving you the combine log in info...

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One easy way to tell is that when you log in, the firm's name in Sim mode is TST and in Live mode it is PTP (Patak Trading Partners)

Actually, the whole log in info is different, so it should be obvious when you are using the Sim or the Live mode... You should have got a confirmation email giving you the combine log in info...

Just for everyone else's sake... this is not accurate.

I was using the proper combine login info, just simply had the "Trade Simulation Mode On" checked under the "trade" toolbar menu.

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Double DOH! :D


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Just for everyone else's sake... this is not accurate.

I was using the proper combine login info, just simply had the "Trade Simulation Mode On" checked under the "trade" toolbar menu.

Yeah, I did something very similar. If I recall, I actually did it two days in a row before I figured out what I had done. And you are correct, it had nothing to do with any login; I logged in correctly.

Oh well, take the chuckle for what it's worth and keep on truckin'

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One easy way to tell is that when you log in, the firm's name in Sim mode is TST and in Live mode it is PTP (Patak Trading Partners)

Actually, the whole log in info is different, so it should be obvious when you are using the Sim or the Live mode... You should have got a confirmation email giving you the combine log in info...

Merritt already commented on this, but just to be clear, PTP is the firm name I have used from day one, and the login info is not different.

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Just for everyone else's sake... this is not accurate.

I was using the proper combine login info, just simply had the "Trade Simulation Mode On" checked under the "trade" toolbar menu.

@indextrader7

See screenshot. I added a button to the tool bar to switch back and forth from SIM to my account. I like the visual cue better than it being hidden in a menu.

Goto Global Settings --> Customize Toolbar --> Toolbar 1 to add the button.

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Merritt already commented on this, but just to be clear, PTP is the firm name I have used from day one, and the login info is not different.

Maybe it is because I used the plain T4 without SC or any other 3rd party software. I used a test account 3 times, it was TST all 3 times. I am on my 3rd Combine, it has been PTP all 3 times. There was no ambiguity at any point if it is a sim or live, nor did TST email any information how to set it up...

I am actually curious if this is an issue with more people why TST doesn't include a guide how to set it up correctly to avoid such a confusion???

Anyhow, since OP doesn't like me posting here, this is my last post in this thread... Good luck....

 
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Excellent day today after the mishap yesterday.

Daily loss limit exceeded. Combine over on day 1. Thread closed.

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