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I stated in my journal this week I would try my best to follow your model.

Wow!

You are inspiring.

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Cunparis, thanks again for the inspiration. It's great to see you succeed after so much hard work. I have a couple of questions for you about the tools you are using. Are you still charting with MarketDelta? I was going through their video library and was really impressed by the apparent ease of using RTL to build indicators. Do you have any major dislikes with MD and would you ever go back to Ninja now that you have learned how to make the most of it?

Thanks!

 
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My thoughts are these, if you don't need the footprints don't use market delta as the rest of the platform is not that user friendly, its not bad but could be a whole lot better!

 
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Cunparis, thanks again for the inspiration. It's great to see you succeed after so much hard work. I have a couple of questions for you about the tools you are using. Are you still charting with MarketDelta? I was going through their video library and was really impressed by the apparent ease of using RTL to build indicators. Do you have any major dislikes with MD and would you ever go back to Ninja now that you have learned how to make the most of it?

I agree with Rassi. I use MD for 2 reasons:

- market profile charts
- footprint charts

For the MP, one can use finalg but it doesn't save splits & merges so I'd have to redo that every day. no way. So I use MD for that. I'm not happy with MD's MP charting. You can't annotate it, drag & drop lines, etc. What a pain to use.

For the footprint charts, MD is pretty good but I could probably get by with the GOM ladder.

Since I have it I also use the volume breakdown indicator for delta momentum which I really like. It is good at showing divergences.

Now you mention RTL. RTL is great if you just want to do something really simple. Delta < 0 and H > H[10] for example. But if you want to do something more complicated you can forget it. It's not a programming language so there are no for loops. Furthermore you're limited to the size of the expression. If you want if statements it gets really complicated. I gave up trying to program it.

As for Ninja, I use Ninja for the DOM and for POT. I can't write POT for tradestation cause TS only has 1 minute precision on their bars! TS is stone-age. But it works well and Easylanguage is awesome. I prototype a lot of ideas and with Easylanguage I can do that in seconds with a few lines of code. The same in Ninja is 50 lines of code and quite complicated. Ninja is far more powerful but I keep my indicators simple. I was a professional software developer for 15 years, 10 years 100% Java full time and I can really appreciate the power of C# in Ninja and also the simplicity of EasyLanguage with TS. So basically if I can do it in TS I do.

Thanks for the compliments everyone. Almost 1000 thanks so I know I'm helping a lot of people, and helping myself in the process. I'm working on a set of videos which will explain everything I do but it's a major project.

 
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Thanks a lot Cunparis,

I guess it really sounds like everybody likes C# best. I wonder how long it would take me to learn enough to do some of the things I'd like to see. The MD videos make it look so easy to do.

I'm quite happy with Ninja trader. My only issue with it is how slow it is. Can't run much on it. Two charts, maybe four. One instrument. More powerful charting would be cool...


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I agree with Rassi. I use MD for 2 reasons:

- market profile charts
- footprint charts

For the MP, one can use finalg but it doesn't save splits & merges so I'd have to redo that every day. no way. So I use MD for that. I'm not happy with MD's MP charting. You can't annotate it, drag & drop lines, etc. What a pain to use.

For the footprint charts, MD is pretty good but I could probably get by with the GOM ladder.

Since I have it I also use the volume breakdown indicator for delta momentum which I really like. It is good at showing divergences.

Now you mention RTL. RTL is great if you just want to do something really simple. Delta < 0 and H > H[10] for example. But if you want to do something more complicated you can forget it. It's not a programming language so there are no for loops. Furthermore you're limited to the size of the expression. If you want if statements it gets really complicated. I gave up trying to program it.

As for Ninja, I use Ninja for the DOM and for POT. I can't write POT for tradestation cause TS only has 1 minute precision on their bars! TS is stone-age. But it works well and Easylanguage is awesome. I prototype a lot of ideas and with Easylanguage I can do that in seconds with a few lines of code. The same in Ninja is 50 lines of code and quite complicated. Ninja is far more powerful but I keep my indicators simple. I was a professional software developer for 15 years, 10 years 100% Java full time and I can really appreciate the power of C# in Ninja and also the simplicity of EasyLanguage with TS. So basically if I can do it in TS I do.

Thanks for the compliments everyone. Almost 1000 thanks so I know I'm helping a lot of people, and helping myself in the process. I'm working on a set of videos which will explain everything I do but it's a major project.


 
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Well I did it. My first month of real money daytrading in 2010.

A big cheer for you! Awesome news. I'm glad to see you reporting your discipline in how you return to sim when your goals are met. Keeping yourself in check...

 
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cp, you should consider MultiCharts. 1 second precision, same EL...

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I guess it really sounds like everybody likes C# best. I wonder how long it would take me to learn enough to do some of the things I'd like to see. The MD videos make it look so easy to do.

I'm quite happy with Ninja trader. My only issue with it is how slow it is. Can't run much on it. Two charts, maybe four. One instrument. More powerful charting would be cool...

If you're not an experienced programmer then I highly recommend Easylanguage. You'll learn it very fast and can do C# later once you've learned how to program. To use easylanguage you can use either Tradestation ($125/month for platform with ES data) or Multicharts (about $125/month and you can use zenfire or iqfeed data). Multicharts has a lifetime license. They're both very similar as MC is a "copy" of TS (an improved copy).

To give you an idea of the power of tradestation, I just counted my open charts and I have 39, all for ES. I'm not kidding. I don't use them all the time but I leave them all open. You can see some of the workspaces in the videos I put on my blog. I change workspaces it's so fast if I blink I don't realize it changed. It's that fast. Performance & Easylanguage are the reasons I use TS for charting. I could never do that with Ninja.

 
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cp, you should consider MultiCharts. 1 second precision, same EL...

I did the trial but I have so much stuff on tradestation that I'd have to spend a lot of time moving it to MC. I have probably 30+ workspaces each with 3-4 charts. I've done a ton of research & prototyping with tradestation.

Since I dropped all realtime data but ES, TS is $125/month. MC would be $100/month unless I did a long term lease (about $60/month) or a lifetime license. So TS is approximately $65/month more which is peanuts.

Finally, I really like TS's datafeed for breadth data it is very good. I tried some breadth indicators on MC using IQFeed and I got different results. In an automated strategy I got breakeven results on MC when it was profitable on TS. I'm not saying one is incorrect I just prefer to stick with what I know.

And a bonus, the TS forums are very good and only available to TS clients.

Those are my reasons for choosing TS. For someone starting out I'd go with MC.

 
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You might consider coordinating with LukeGeniol on the data feed comparison thread for bid-ask studies:
https://futures.io/elite-circle/3873-analysis-comparison-different-data-feeds-platforms-bid-ask-studies.html

it would be interesting to see how TradeStation data stacks up.

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