Kevin's TST Combine Journal - futures io
futures io futures trading



Kevin's TST Combine Journal


Discussion in Trading Journals

Updated by kevinkdog
      Top Posters
    1. looks_one kevinkdog with 237 posts (639 thanks)
    2. looks_two Big Mike with 34 posts (61 thanks)
    3. looks_3 Pedro40 with 27 posts (19 thanks)
    4. looks_4 deaddog with 20 posts (12 thanks)
      Best Posters
    1. looks_one Silver Dragon with 3.0 thanks per post
    2. looks_two kevinkdog with 2.7 thanks per post
    3. looks_3 Big Mike with 1.8 thanks per post
    4. looks_4 Pedro40 with 0.7 thanks per post
    1. trending_up 71,104 views
    2. thumb_up 885 thanks given
    3. group 60 followers
    1. forum 460 replies
    2. attach_file 138 attachments




Welcome to futures io: the largest futures trading community on the planet, with well over 100,000 members
  • Genuine reviews from real traders, not fake reviews from stealth vendors
  • Quality education from leading professional traders
  • We are a friendly, helpful, and positive community
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts
  • We are here to help, just let us know what you need
You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

 
Search this Thread
 

Kevin's TST Combine Journal

(login for full post details)
  #251 (permalink)
prague, czech republic
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT7, MT4
Broker: LMAX
Trading: DAX, Gold, Euro
 
xelaar's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,517 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 1,740 given, 2,566 received

Given your mean-reverting strategy maybe something reasonably volatile with similar characteristics as euro but more session-based in its activity will be better. Maybe NQ or YM? Too bad TF is not permitted, nor DAX. If you take a small combine again, 5 dollars per tick might give extra flexibility to risk management, as compared to 12.5 dollars per tick in euro..

Follow me on Twitter Visit my futures io Trade Journal Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to xelaar for this post:

Can you help answer these questions
from other members on futures io?
Convert H Data TS to NT
NinjaTrader
Delta PVP ( POC )
MultiCharts
Historical option expirations
Brokers
Can Tradingviews Drawing tool create limit order
Platforms and Indicators
converting useful Pine Script into Multicharts code
EasyLanguage Programming
 
 
(login for full post details)
  #252 (permalink)
Legendary Market Wizard
Cleveland Ohio/United States
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation
Broker: Tradestation, DeCarley, others
Trading: futures
 
Posts: 2,847 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 1,490 given, 5,553 received


xelaar View Post
Given your mean-reverting strategy maybe something reasonably volatile with similar characteristics as euro but more session-based in its activity will be better. Maybe NQ or YM? Too bad TF is not permitted, nor DAX. If you take a small combine again, 5 dollars per tick might give extra flexibility to risk management, as compared to 12.5 dollars per tick in euro..

That's spooky...we trade very differently, yet we think alike. I was thinking about YM, actually, if I can;t get the Euro to work...

Follow me on Twitter Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to kevinkdog for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #253 (permalink)
Legendary Market Wizard
Cleveland Ohio/United States
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation
Broker: Tradestation, DeCarley, others
Trading: futures
 
Posts: 2,847 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 1,490 given, 5,553 received


Improving My Performance, and Making Changes, For The Next Combine


After breaking even in the first Combine, I have decided that I need some enhancement to my original strategies.

Why?

Reason #1:

If you go back to the thread beginning, you'll see I figured that I had less than a 50% chance of passing the Combine (I would be low on Net Profit, most likely). So, I need to enhance/modify/eliminate/add to my existing strategies to give myself a better chance to pass. I have more time to create a strategy, which I did not have before, so I should be able to.


Reason #2:

Since the Live Trader Prep rules might be different than the Combine rules, I want to, if possible, trade the same systems for all phases. There is no sense in me passing the Combine with my strategies, only to fail the Live Trader Prep due to some different rules (like trailing stops, or max consecutive losses, etc.)


Sometime next week, I plan on hopefully talking to John Hoagland, Director of Scouting for TST, about the Live Trader Prep. So, here is my plan:


1. Talk to TST about Live Trader Prep rules

2. Apply LTP rules to my existing strategies

3. Determine whether or not my existing strategies should stay or go

4. Add other strategies as needed to pass both Combine and LTP


The goal for next week will be to finish the first 3 steps, and start working on the 4th one.


Overall goal is to start Combine #2 on June 14 or 17.

Follow me on Twitter Reply With Quote
The following 5 users say Thank You to kevinkdog for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #254 (permalink)
Michigan, Jackson
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT and TS
Broker: NT Continuum
Trading: ES, CL
 
Posts: 857 since Jul 2009
Thanks: 389 given, 551 received

@kevinkdog
The YM naturally correlates with the ES. I have often traded the YM OPPOSITE the direction of my ES trades. The YM nicely consolidates and holds levels clearly seen while the ES jutters around before it determines its direction. When I see this and take an ES BUY trade for example, I will place a YM SELL trade 1-2 ticks below its consolidation area to "hedge" my ES position, in case I was wrong in the ES trade.

Does the combine allow you to trade that way--I should think it would or should. After all, that is a method of trading. By the way, why doesn't TopStep allow the TF to be traded in a Combine?

Ken "COTtrader"


kevinkdog View Post
That's spooky...we trade very differently, yet we think alike. I was thinking about YM, actually, if I can;t get the Euro to work...


Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to COTtrader for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #255 (permalink)
Legendary Market Wizard
Cleveland Ohio/United States
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation
Broker: Tradestation, DeCarley, others
Trading: futures
 
Posts: 2,847 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 1,490 given, 5,553 received


COTtrader View Post
@kevinkdog
The YM naturally correlates with the ES. I have often traded the YM OPPOSITE the direction of my ES trades. The YM nicely consolidates and holds levels clearly seen while the ES jutters around before it determines its direction. When I see this and take an ES BUY trade for example, I will place a YM SELL trade 1-2 ticks below its consolidation area to "hedge" my ES position, in case I was wrong in the ES trade.

Does the combine allow you to trade that way--I should think it would or should. After all, that is a method of trading. By the way, why doesn't TopStep allow the TF to be traded in a Combine?

Ken "COTtrader"

I'm sure that method is acceptable. My guess with TF is with data fees and ICE. ICE probably wanted TST to pay real time data fees. Note no ICE product is permissible.

Follow me on Twitter Reply With Quote
 
(login for full post details)
  #256 (permalink)
Legendary Market Wizard
Cleveland Ohio/United States
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation
Broker: Tradestation, DeCarley, others
Trading: futures
 
Posts: 2,847 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 1,490 given, 5,553 received

If I could summarize my Combine experience, and what I learned, in one word, what do you think it would be?


Come to the TopStep webinar I am presenting on Friday at 1 PM EDT, and find out.

I guarantee that if you adhere to this one word, your trading will improve, probably dramatically. I think it is the key between winning and losing traders...

Details on the webinar to follow...

Follow me on Twitter Reply With Quote
The following 3 users say Thank You to kevinkdog for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #257 (permalink)
seoul, Korea
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Multicharts
Broker: CQG, DTN IQfeed
Trading: YM 6E
 
treydog999's Avatar
 
Posts: 896 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 291 given, 1,025 received


kevinkdog View Post
If I could summarize my Combine experience, and what I learned, in one word, what do you think it would be?


Come to the TopStep webinar I am presenting on Friday at 1 PM EDT, and find out.

I guarantee that if you adhere to this one word, your trading will improve, probably dramatically. I think it is the key between winning and losing traders...

Details on the webinar to follow...

wow that is a heck of a tagline. going to have to check it out now

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to treydog999 for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #258 (permalink)
prague, czech republic
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT7, MT4
Broker: LMAX
Trading: DAX, Gold, Euro
 
xelaar's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,517 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 1,740 given, 2,566 received

Awesome stuff. Will be in.

Follow me on Twitter Visit my futures io Trade Journal Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to xelaar for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #259 (permalink)
Dallas, TX
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker: Zen-Fire
Trading: ZN, 6E
 
gulabv's Avatar
 
Posts: 286 since May 2010
Thanks: 161 given, 167 received

Is there a link to your webinar ?

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to gulabv for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #260 (permalink)
Legendary Market Wizard
Cleveland Ohio/United States
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Tradestation
Broker: Tradestation, DeCarley, others
Trading: futures
 
Posts: 2,847 since Jul 2012
Thanks: 1,490 given, 5,553 received



gulabv View Post
Is there a link to your webinar ?


I will post info when I get it from TopStepTrader. The webinar will be in their Squawk Radio room.

Follow me on Twitter Reply With Quote
The following 3 users say Thank You to kevinkdog for this post:


futures io Trading Community Trading Journals > Kevin's TST Combine Journal


April 26, 2014


Upcoming Webinars and Events
 

Bookmap

Nov TBD
     



Copyright © 2020 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts