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  #181 (permalink)
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Experience: Beginner
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I have a very long day. Thus I slept in 1.5hrs more, I usually wake o100hst which is o700est.
Slept till o400hst, 10est.
Turned my cpu on, had to rebuild my workspace, nt8 is giving me issues.
As I was building it, about 30sec in I noted a trade signal, declined to take it due to not being mentally warm. It was a good signal and would've hit my initial target zone. That built some confidence. Finished my workspace, took a solid entry, took it as a scalp when it should've been a position was a good 4:1 on the runner and 2:1 on what should've been t1, yet I took it as a 1:1.


+187 on the trade, that's enough for today. Too many things to do.
I doubt I'll finish TST this week, hoping to end the week another 2-3trades up and call it a week. I don't like trading Fridays.

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  #182 (permalink)
Market Chamois
Chicago, IL
 
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I have a very long day. Thus I slept in 1.5hrs more, I usually wake o100hst which is o700est.

Slept till o400hst, 10est.

Turned my cpu on, had to rebuild my workspace, nt8 is giving me issues.

As I was building it, about 30sec in I noted a trade signal, declined to take it due to not being mentally warm. It was a good signal and would've hit my initial target zone. That built some confidence. Finished my workspace, took a solid entry, took it as a scalp when it should've been a position was a good 4:1 on the runner and 2:1 on what should've been t1, yet I took it as a 1:1.





+187 on the trade, that's enough for today. Too many things to do.

I doubt I'll finish TST this week, hoping to end the week another 2-3trades up and call it a week. I don't like trading Fridays.



Make sure to copy and paste the new workspace(s) to a safe folder somewhere right after you create (after a NT8 shutdown) them so you down have to remake them down the road.

I would also suggest renaming your NinjaTrader.sdf (Documents/NinjaTrader 8/db) file after closing NT8 to something like NinjaTrader.old.sdf or as I like renamedSept28.NinjaTrader.sdf this way on starting NT8 it will create a new database file without errors. Trade data should be exported to Excel first because it will not exist in the new DB. But this way you can always at some point in the future if you want to see the trade data inside NT8 set NT8's NinjaTrader.sdf file aside somewhere and change the name on the one you want to view back to its original name of NinjaTrader.sdf open NT8 in a brand new workspace and view the data. Or if just looking at the data in Excel is sufficient do that.

I can help further if needed....let me know.

Ron


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  #183 (permalink)
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BLASH, That sounds like a great idea. I will do it later tonight. No joke continuity is one of my largest issues and rebuilding workspaces is done 3/5 days a week. Colors, settings, chart locations all frozen.

Off topic, had to get a new mouse yesterday the right click was not clicking, got a Razer Naga Chroma. I plan to hot key the extra buttons to some drawing functions and custom drawing functions on my NT8. Strangely went to 4 stores hunting for a wired mouse I like. OfficeDepot, Target, Gamestop and BestBuy. None had a wired MS mouse and only BestBuy had Razer mouses.

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  #184 (permalink)
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BLASH, That sounds like a great idea. I will do it later tonight. No joke continuity is one of my largest issues and rebuilding workspaces is done 3/5 days a week. Colors, settings, chart locations all frozen.



Off topic, had to get a new mouse yesterday the right click was not clicking, got a Razer Naga Chroma. I plan to hot key the extra buttons to some drawing functions and custom drawing functions on my NT8. Strangely went to 4 stores hunting for a wired mouse I like. OfficeDepot, Target, Gamestop and BestBuy. None had a wired MS mouse and only BestBuy had Razer mouses.



The underlying reason, since you are remaking workspaces so often, is most probably the DB so make sure you do the renaming routine.

Are you able to run the platform/PC without antivirus and windows defender software running and no other software like IM and browser, email being up at the sometime? This can/will help a great deal.

Ron


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  #185 (permalink)
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Decent day, made an early mistake in I did not have TST account scrolled in. Immediately killed my sim trade as it could give me a bias.

4w today(was lucky, no business costs)
3 were TST account, 1 sim
+485 on tst, +177 sim.

About +450 more needed to pass the combine. I am optimistic, but even more so going to dial in risk.
All of my trades except 1 for this combine were entered manually at the time of the order. The 1 was a resting order.
Maybe 3more days conservatively to make the 3k goal. Note I used a maximum of 2 lots at a time.

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  #186 (permalink)
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Should've been a great day for me.
But I literally slept for 1 hour. So
Woke, set my charts, took one trade, made bread on half, +1 on runner.

+149 on the day. When it was a 1500 day per lot.

Oh well, eating daily bread is better than a beat down or casino ride.

I'm approximately at 52700/53000
So about +300 more needed. I have good odds of finishing, and doing so in the next 3 days. I hope to finish before I re-bill on weds. BUT I will not push it.
Risk management is still the key for me. To pass the combine and ftp. I do not plan to change. Be safe, make daily bread. For me it's about a little a day then to walk. My day job is enjoyable, I plan to retire from my day job in 7 years, I will continue to trade part time till then. Even if the money is Great.

I'll post my TST combine when I'm done or blow out.

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  #187 (permalink)
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Should've been a great day for me.
But I literally slept for 1 hour. So
Woke, set my charts, took one trade, made bread on half, +1 on runner.

+149 on the day. When it was a 1500 day per lot.

Oh well, eating daily bread is better than a beat down or casino ride.

I'm approximately at 52700/53000
So about +300 more needed. I have good odds of finishing, and doing so in the next 3 days. I hope to finish before I re-bill on weds. BUT I will not push it.
Risk management is still the key for me. To pass the combine and ftp. I do not plan to change. Be safe, make daily bread. For me it's about a little a day then to walk. My day job is enjoyable, I plan to retire from my day job in 7 years, I will continue to trade part time till then. Even if the money is Great.

I'll post my TST combine when I'm done or blow out.


Bro

I can't help but feel from your posting something natural, something organic. And to my thinking, exactly perfect. Like a plant growing. A Tree of Wealth.

Ron



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  #188 (permalink)
Hawaii at the beach
 
Experience: Beginner
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Broker: S5
Trading: ES, ZB fine alcohol and muscle cars
 
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Thank you Blash for the positive encouragement.



My tst recap
Approximately
Week 1 +700
Week 2 +700
Week 3 +1300
Need another 300 to finish.

Note I am using 2lots maximum at a time, trading 30to180min, somedays of the week.

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  #189 (permalink)
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Thank you Blash for the positive encouragement.







My tst recap

Approximately

Week 1 +700

Week 2 +700

Week 3 +1300

Need another 300 to finish.



Note I am using 2lots, trading 30to180min, somedays of the week.



You bet.

Ron


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...My calamity is My providence, outwardly it is fire and vengeance, but inwardly it is light and mercy...
The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.
Buy Low And Sell High (read left to right or right to left....lol)
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  #190 (permalink)
Hawaii at the beach
 
Experience: Beginner
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Broker: S5
Trading: ES, ZB fine alcohol and muscle cars
 
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Posts: 535 since Apr 2013
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Talked to TST this am.
They are having a Delay in Rithmic postings from yesterday.
My concern was I was about to be rebilled when I did not want to be. They assured me, they cancelled my combine as I requested. My Paypal has been cancelled.






They also sent me a congratualtion email on passing the 50k, though it is just waiting on the print out of the dashboard as Rithmic issue should be resolved today. I await further instructions for the next step of FTP. The goal is to make 1-1.5k in 10days

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