Did historical data merge before and not successful most of the time (because of the Internet speed/strength). This round is different because we just got the most advanced technology, Rocket Hub + an external antenna. I got the following confirmation after a historical data merge attempt (merging the Jun contracts with the Sep ones):
No 'Day' data available for 'From' instrument
'Minute' data successfully merged
'Tick' data successfully merged
Note: Data from ZenFire.
Is it normal for the "No Day data" merge? Appreciate any tips please. Thank you.
Beth, I trade price action vis-a-vis the Al brooks method. I take 1 or 2 trades within the first 2 hours then usually call it a day (sometimes I'll trade the final hour). I use the 5 min chart because I feel this gives me the best feel for market sentiment (especially long tales and bar length) and allows me to enter accurately using the bar timer (timing is important and with a vol chart or range chart it's harder to get in based on what the final few ticks are doing). I now use the VolLadder to confirm my price action trades and make sure they are backed with a strong push with high volume. All I do is look at the volume at key moments and especially the COT, commitment of traders (the boxes above and below the bars). It's a simple tool that has taken time to become useful for me and like all raw data it takes time to know how to process it but I would't like to trade without it now.
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Your prompt response has made my afternoon. Thank you.
I always hope to have 1 or 2 high probability trades between 9:30 am and 11:30 am - same like You! When I came across the VolumeLadder indicator, I couldn't figure out what COT is. I posted in 2 threads for more guidance and no one has addressed my issue yet.
Maybe you will educate me a little and my warmest apologies for this naive question (guess that's why no one responds to my posts before). Big Big Thank You!
2 "pink" in a row .. I need to break the spell tomorrow!! On a second thought, 3 red days out of 33 should be acceptable.
Goal Accomplished: It's a breakout trade and I entered it before the break up or down. Maybe I used the wrong reference point (Top IB @1081.00) for the breakdown .. Hmm, my fault .. Okay, B+ for the breakout concept and C for me!
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Finally succeeded in merging half of the instruments. Will complete the remaining half tomorrow. More important to-do item: Just created a new workplace for the September contracts - ready to rock LOL! Yes, will start trading ES Sep one(s) tomorrow.
Beth, have you watched ZTrade's webinar on the VolumeLadder? This gives a pretty thorough overview of what to look for. Plus, I posted an annotated screenshot quite a while ago here (not sure which page it's on). You have been very successful at creating your own approach that is working and as everyone says, you have to find an individual approach that you're comfortable with. My approach is minimalist and the raw data of the VolumeLadder fits well with what I'm looking for in a strong set-up. Like any advances I've made in my trading it's come from just watching and weighing because I'm not one of the clever guys who can program etc. It has to be basic for me because I'm too thick to make it sophisticated! I like raw data though because I feel it gets me 'closer' to the market's 'soul' or essence whilst indicators are secondary for me (I know they are essential for many other traders though). It feels more instinctive when just looking at price/ volume and keeping it very simple with no distractions. After all if you keep your window of opportunity small you are only going to get a couple of moments when everything comes together and it's time to jump in. If you feel you're finding those opportunities consistently (and from your results it looks like you are) it may well be time get to get rocking!.
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Price currently trades around 1071.00 area. Luckily I do have 2 VPOCs (1062.00 and 1073.75) and one will be the Bottom VPOC depends on its position upon market opens. In any event, seems very likely that it will open within yesterday's Value Area 1068.75 - 1076.25.
Considering a 7.5 point range, my expectation is: it will trade within for a short while before rotating either up or down LOL!
My heartfelt thanks for your sharing and additional tips. ZTrade's webinar + MP Part 2 have been in my mind. With your kind reminder, I will watch both this weekend. Yes, I recalled having your screenshot in the thread. Will dig it out for new ideas. Thank you.
I agree with you 1,000,000,...% that one needs to have his/her own system/approach. I will continue searching for a simple volume indicator to file the gap while polishing my trading skills using what I have. I wonder having some "Rock" music in the background will help my trading Rock?!