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Done that - I can still see them - how about you?

Nope, post 5 attachments still missing. Ctrl-F5 should have forced refresh so you also see the broken images, unless you are behind some proxy or have a weird browser config.

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Nope, post 5 attachments still missing. Ctrl-F5 should have forced refresh so you also see the broken images, unless you are behind some proxy or have a weird browser config.

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OK just edited and tried re-uploading

There is no difference in my set up from the previous posts so if they don't show now I am at a total loss!

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Yep, now it works and post #5 shows the attachments as well.

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Yep, now it works and post #5 shows the attachments as well.

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Trades from 27 March 2013

Hi all

A short session for me today – having issues with my software and a misunderstanding with the TST practice account duration (my fault not theirs and quickly resolved – thanks Andrea @TST support)

Day analysis – ES & 6E

The licence key for my market profile chart has not come through so cannot provide the usual chart analysis but would say that ES has a gap which I was looking to potentially fill. And 6E had a significant move down and had a slow grinding retrace which had flattened into a range – these things will be marked up on the charts for the trades taken which were all going to be relative scalps today as I was not convinced that there was volume in the ES, or that I was entering the fray on the 6E at the right time (missed the boat!)

Anyhow the trades are noted below:

First Trade 6E: Short as shown in the chart based on a failed range break to the topside and test of VWAP followed by a lower low and expectation of follow through.



Second Trade 6E: Another short attempt as detailed below but was mid-range and churning so exited -1 tick

Third Trade 6E: Yet another short attempt on increasing volume that fell away at S3. This was a multiple lot momentum play with very limited risk.

Second and third trades marked up on chart below.



Only Trade ES: In between second and third 6E trades I saw the price action described in the chart below in the ES and entered a little later than I wanted but still with 1-1 risk reward.





Again though I exited too early because price was rejecting at a resistance level that I only really picked up after the trigger was pulled.

So that was it - 4 trades three small wins one tiny loss. At least I made back the losses from yesterday.

Lessons from the day:

1/ There were learns from yesterday in the sense that I recognised low volume and reacted by looking (rightly or wrongly) for smaller rotational scalp type trades based on price action and volume flow.

2/ The trade that could have been managed better was the 1 point ES that really should have been 3. The plan was spot on, the early exit was not and the trade was never in the red – need to really work on this aspect, although in my defence when playing in such a small target range, it makes no sense to give up the wins, so the price action I was seeing at previous resistance validated an exit – to me anyway.

I shall be watching the TST webinar tonight – so see some of you there

And as always - any comments welcome!

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Progress to date?

Where am I at?

As I said in post 3 I have a big challenge ahead but I thought it was worth posting the final results of the 10 day practice account.





As you will see there have been some significant changes since I decided to “get a grip” and the highlights as I see them are:

Increase win day% 15 – 40% Still not good enough of course and tainted by the early gung ho trading.
Average winning day increased
Win/loss improved
Win % improved
Number of trades reduced significantly – increased patience and planning.

Remaining challenges:

To continue improving
Trade daily loss and maximum drawdown criteria WITHOUT FAIL.
Stop holding losing trade for an hour plus (horrified when I realised that!)
And above all – maintain the current discipline and trade the plan.

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What a frustrating day

Well no trade yesterday as I was having a few nightmares on Ninja. Come 1pm central I had about 10 bars on my 2000 tick chart! I was late opening the software anyway and had to do it five times before the software would load then clearly it was inaccurate. This was in ES, the 6e looked better but there was no way I was going to trade either product with such uncertainty.

Oh well emails off to Ninja and DTN IQ to see where the problem is (my money on NT7) and see where that leaves me. ninja have replied and suggesting a deletion of the database. I am starting to worry that Ninja is truly not stable enough - but I will give it a bit more time as in fairness I have messed with it a lot over the recent weeks with so many indicator combinations so it may just be me - we shall see.

I don't wat to derail my own thread here but if other people have had similar database corruption issues I would be curious to know how often it happens and if they managed any resolution to prevent it happening again.

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Well no trade yesterday as I was having a few nightmares on Ninja. Come 1pm central I had about 10 bars on my 2000 tick chart! I was late opening the software anyway and had to do it five times before the software would load then clearly it was inaccurate. This was in ES, the 6e looked better but there was no way I was going to trade either product with such uncertainty.

Oh well emails off to Ninja and DTN IQ to see where the problem is (my money on NT7) and see where that leaves me. ninja have replied and suggesting a deletion of the database. I am starting to worry that Ninja is truly not stable enough - but I will give it a bit more time as in fairness I have messed with it a lot over the recent weeks with so many indicator combinations so it may just be me - we shall see.

Check your session times (remember holiday periods, RTH v ETH, etc, etc), contract rollovers (I use continuous symbols so mostly don't care) and chart data settings (e.g. Load N bars/days/whatever)

In my experience a database rebuild is worth the effort, particularly if you have been adding removing, developing quantities of indicators or strategies, only ever had to do one which ticked me off at the time but the day's effort has resulted in a very lean mean clean system. Having a good backup routine in place first is assumed though. @Fat Tails seems to be a top system clean up whizz as well, with a recent post for removing dud dll stuff that may save the need for a db rebuild.

Of course you can also sometimes get a simple fix just by removing a buggy chart and opening a new one. Also the 'Reload All Historical Data' chart menu option does occasionally do useful fix-up stuff.

I personally now find NT7 to be remarkably stable and most difficulties are found in outside additions or over-reliance on large numbers of tick charts or instruments. Hope something helps, cheers.

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heck your session times (remember holiday periods, RTH v ETH, etc, etc)

I personally now find NT7 to be remarkably stable and most difficulties are found in outside additions or over-reliance on large numbers of tick charts or instruments. Hope something helps, cheers.

Hi and thanks for the reply. I thought it might be session times as well to start so I tried the default 24/7 and still had missing data! After a db rebuild and all the steps you suggested NT support advised that I should not have the option to save data as historical ticked when using IQ feed as there is no need. They could not explain why this was an issue but unchecking that option allowed charts to be created correctly and my normal workspace too.

Weird that was not a problem before but there you go!

I will try and find @Fat Tails post though as good housekeeping is always a good idea.

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Trades analysis 02 April 2013


Hi all

I thought it might be useful to post my starting analysis as soon as made, as this will be a better measure of my performance against actual trades at the end of day. It also removes any temptation to “amend” the analysis to fit the trades!

Late into the session today due to the day job, so that will have its own challenges as much of the early move has been missed.

The analysis is shown on the chart images below:







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