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My Yellow Brick Road -by bd92154

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Links to in Journaling Contest

@Big Mike.

Didn't know the best place to post this so I figured here is as good as any.
Okay I decided that I'd share the links that I copied from the journaling contest so far.
It should be complete, feel free to update me if I missed anyone as of 7 October that is.

If you download this zip file you should be able to extract it into an empty directory and have links to each of the entries in the contest.


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@Big Mike.

Didn't know the best place to post this so I figured here is as good as any.
Okay I decided that I'd share the links that I copied from the journaling contest so far.
It should be complete, feel free to update me if I missed anyone as of 7 October that is.

If you download this zip file you should be able to extract it into an empty directory and have links to each of the entries in the contest.


Why not in the journal contest thread itself?

I was going to try to put together some statistics if I have time. But this contest ends a few minutes before I am on a plane to start my 3 week vacation, so it's cutting it close.

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Finally an FOMC Day where I actually trade announcements and am happy with result.


Long day. Tired. Mom in for surgery, me in for eye exam tomorrow. Was actually able to settle down with the market a little later in the day. We shall see where I end up the week on Friday. Analyzing each trade at days end and keeping a running tab on the weeks trades has been a fun chore. Realizing that best to start the weekend analysis on Monday. Since I am going over my trades all I am doing is every day exporting the NT7 grid to exel (actually use Open Office) then using my templates to journal my trades. Laborious and will work toward figuring out a better way to quantify. Love the way others have the language and abbreviations down

L8r all...




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Hope all is well with your mom.

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Retinal Exam Day Off from trading

Today was a non trading day: As expected when I got back from my eye exam I still was having trouble seeing due to those darn drops and getting my eyes poked.



TWO DAY OBSERVATION:
I wonder how many people will say that today is like a mirror image of yesterday. I am posting below my 6 min. confirmation chart. To me the pattern looks a bit like a perfect head and shoulders forming the head to an even larger head and shoulders. Plus, amazing if it doesn't also look a bit like a simple bell shaped curve. Of course I am ignoring the volume distributions, if those were also in line and in reverse I'd be really freaked out. Just adding the chart and thought you might like to see it.



Charting Note: (Oh by the way I use gray instead of red because red is a very emotional color. I got this trick from listening to Denise Shull over the years. Her book is a bit tough sledding, but she does have method to what she teaches about traders psychology.)

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And here is the change I made to my signature block. Of course we are all going to do it differently that or flat out copy, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Thanks again @iqgod for the idea.

My new signature block text: (limited to one picture icon and five lines, now allowing link from inside futures.io (formerly BMT).)
Best wishes, From Bill D. in Sunny San Diego Oh one more thing:
Please click the link in this signature and hit the thanks button on the post as there is a journaling contest that I would like to win: Also please check out my journal if you have not already.

Well that is my news all, thanks again for all your journals.

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@alejo, @beeper, @BenG, @bobwest @BoltTrader, @calitrader, @daddy, @Diamond5, @eclipsemf, @futurestrader, @GFIs1, @iqgod, @Itchymoku, @jackbravo, @jitasb, @nestor2022, @ofatrader, @PandaWarrior @pipandrun, @RichJamo, @rleplae, @Ruth, @semoa, @Traderwolf @tradethetick, @tturner86, @UmBillyCord @Underexposed @worldwary, @xelaar @Zxeses

Because I'm getting to know you all and I don't want to clog up the competition log any more than I already have here is something new you may want to try.

First from @Big Mike


And here is the change I made to my signature block. Of course we are all going to do it differently that or flat out copy, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Thanks again @iqgod for the idea.

My new signature block text: (limited to one picture icon and five lines, now allowing link from inside futures.io (formerly BMT).)
Best wishes, From Bill D. in Sunny San Diego Oh one more thing:
Please click the link in this signature and hit the thanks button on the post as there is a journaling contest that I would like to win: Also please check out my journal if you have not already.

Well that is my news all, thanks again for all your journals.

And thanks for yours as well.

Bob.

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Some ways to deal with Stacked Chart Data Display in NT7

Read about a problem with vertical stacking of data from an indicator on a chart for NT7 for a fellow trader today. I asked for the chart and here it is. I'm putting this in my journal because there I can upload files. @Big Mike it sure would be nice to private message files, but maybe this is why, as now I am going to share my answer with everyone on futures.io (formerly BMT). Well I'm learning more and more about this site daily. TY




Well it definitely is not a Z order problem, but a C# coding problem, and something you probably already know that.

OPTION ONE: There is a way to show your data so that you can have it available though, using the NT7 DATA Box.
When you open your indicators you have the option of showing which ones are displayed in the data box. The problem and strength to this option is that your data box shows only where your cursor is. Although there probably is a way to force it to read only the far right edge of your chart I have not gotten to that level yet.
Darn I just remembered for some reason we can't include files in replies.



OPTION TWO: If you are lucky the programmer who wrote the code for your indicators will have an option for placement on the screen. In my TopDogCounter I have three options for Label placement. Hopefully your indicator code has that option.


OPTION THREE: Not one I'd like to explore as I am even a worse coder than I am NT7 user is to get in and open the code provide the author of your codes has written them so that they can be modified.
Not sure but ITextFixed may be what you are looking for or not, but you can get to info by going to the NT7 Control Center Press Help> Help (This will open an online help window so be sure internet is on.) Click the plus sign to bottom left to open help for NinjaScript. Click the plus sign left of Language Reference. And one more for Drawing. I think the code will have something like
// Draws a text object
ITextFixed textFixed = DrawTextFixed("tag1", "Text to draw", TextPosition.BottomLeft);
Now one more thing since you want to use this indicator it look like three different times and in three different locations well you can either make three different indicators from the original or fix the original so that you can have the option to load in three different areas.



I hope this helps some.
If I was more of a wiz at this stuff or had more time, I'd look into it more for you.

p.s. One more option contact the author and see if they will change the code for you if it is not working.



Hope this helps. I know it can be frustrating when things don't work the way you want them to.

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Read about a problem with vertical stacking of data from an indicator on a chart for NT7 for a fellow trader today. I asked for the chart and here it is. I'm putting this in my journal because there I can upload files. @Big Mike it sure would be nice to private message files, but maybe this is why, as now I am going to share my answer with everyone on futures.io (formerly BMT). Well I'm learning more and more about this site daily. TY




Well it definitely is not a Z order problem, but a C# coding problem, and something you probably already know that.

Hi Bill,

I read this too (can't find the original post now, though.) The reason he didn't get much response, other than that it may be a z-order problem, is that, without a chart picture, it was basically impossible to tell what the issue was. Now that we have a chart, it looks like he has loaded MASlopeMulti several times to give him several MA's, and the text displays overlap because they are all set to the same thing: "Slope box number 1." If you give the MA's different slope box numbers, they don't post the slope on top of each other.

Here's what I mean:



Just as a matter of info, the best place for him to have posted his question (with a chart ) would have been in the @perryg method thread. (This indicator is part of the @perryg method. @Erez is the programmer):



I wanted to put this reply in the original thread where he made his post, but I couldn't find it now.... If you will post the link to the original post, or just his username, I will follow through. (Actually, I would just go there and post a link to this post, so if you do that, it will take care of things.)

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