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Looks good so far !

I cant help you with C#

I use powerlanguage.


Eventually, with your ability to organize your logic, you should be able to automate it nicely !

Good stuff, and looking forward to the additional thoughts you have !

sincerely,
Shane

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hey

here is a photo of my nephew from Germany. He reminds me of you !

quite a resemblance

shane

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hey

here is a photo of my nephew from Germany. He reminds me of you !

quite a resemblance

shane

That's the Norwegian Gem. I sailed on that ship. Small world.

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Confession - product bought

I made some comment on this thread recently ( https://futures.io/vendors-product-reviews/22819-jaguar-trading-club-protradered-blogspot-com-2.html#post450052 ), which makes me remind to write this post. So here is my confession list:
- In the begining I paid hungarian company to teach me forex (profit.hu - onsite training). My journy has begin here, it was a great overview at least to getting better understanding about the market. After this I was taking only online trainings and materials
- I paid for this guy also to teach me forex : Forex Currency Trading coach -Learn to trade the Forex Market . Ooo... I dont want to make any review about it, because I have never used it, only for a few hours. I didnt like it all, maybe forex is not my thing
- I paid for Horst ( https://futures.io/vendors-product-reviews/31879-eminitutor-com.html ). For me it was usefull, but have to highlight the fact before my decision I have been checked out all his youtube, reviews here in bigmike etc. So I was a good understand what will I get.

You could say that I was done. But no not. I was keep searching for more and more and more, because of my failure to handle hard days, and I was trying to find something to avoid the loosers. So
- I paid for futures.io (formerly BMT) elit membership. Great thing
- I paid for this: https://futures.io/vendors-product-reviews/1178-flux-capacitor-back-future.html . The best stuff was here is the trading room, and all the educational video what the guy was doing in the trading room. Really. I was doing a lots of system development during these days over and over again, excels, R ratio calculation, signals timeframes, etc... Lots of stuff. I really wanted to love flux, but for me at the end it was just a random signal generator service. You can always find a good trade around it, if you understand the market, but if you do, you will find the trade anyway. My view only! I do believe it could help others
- I paid for this: http://sniperscalping.com . They have been promised great education. I have learnt from them the globex extension lines. That is all. More than enough
- I paid for the scalping version: How to Trade Forex and FuturesHow to Trade Forex and Futures | Learning how to day trade can be challenging, but we design simple methods and continued education to make day trading easier. . Not too much to add. Scalping like this is not my thing.

Rooms what I have been tried
- https://www.youtube.com/user/viewmytrades . Hm. Free trial. Do not remember too much. The guy was a great speaker, but he called his traded in advance. Easy to follow
- Live emini Trading Room - EminiVolumeTrader . I did not like the guy style. Quick trades not really designed to be followed. Free trial
- https://futures.io/vendors-product-reviews/33765-sam-goldberg-futurestradingcoach-com.html . Like the room moderator Rick very much.

So long road to get here, but I do believe it was worthy every penny. I have learnt in every corner a piece of new information, and I was getting more confident and confident about the fact:
- THERE IS NO HOLY GRAIL

Noone will be always right, and there is no people out there who could you make you successfull if you are not working on yourself. Funny fact is that I have spoken with a lots of educator/mentor about the success rate (meaning make a successfull trader from a student): 20% . I can believe that. Really. And do you know what I believe 20% is a huge number, what I dont believe is somebody is claming more on this number.

Knowing this fact, there will be always 80% not so successfull candidate, and the failure could be many reason. It could be the mentor, yes. It could be the candidate, even if he is paying a lots of money. And it could be the system also. Even if the candidate is good, and the mentor is great, maybe that is not the right system for him. Who knows?

My point is I thought that learn to trade will be easy. Now I know 2 thing:
- It is fcking hard
- And thank god it is fcking hard, it gives the good trader an edge to be a winner!

Máté
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november 3, after market analysis

Still paperwork going on, still waiting. Till that time I am doing the programing, and checking the market every day. I do not trade it, only for testing purposes on the VPS. Almost every trade what I took was a looser other side of the story I was concentrating to working everything fine and be tested, and not to take good trades.

Anyhow. Today was tricky. Typical monday. The key for me is the following (I was not checking the big picture only concentrating the day):
- There is 1 news only. So it could be a mover, or not. You can never know, but bigger news coming so it could be easy one. Once again, I was not checking the big picture
- Oke, but lets see. The news is on globex. So best play here is to bet on the rangebound day. Not saying it could something else, but you need a plan rigth?

So if it is rangebound, then you are trying to fade your levels, with a nice priceaction.

1. After market open a huge trust up, but premarket we already have this, so all oscilator says it is only a divergency. Good potential short at my favorite timestamp: :32-:33. The target for me on this monday morning would be 25 tick till the red line
2. I am considering 9:00 as a news time, even if it is no news. So no trade before 9:00 and after. But good location again Spike up to the opening range, quick one, but this is what it is, short at :03. Good timestamp, nice position, room to go down till the globex low.
3 - 4. Mission almost done at 9:30, good long position, failed but working at 10:00 (4.) same setup, better price big divergency on every oscilator I guess.
5. Good move up. We are after lunch, we killed the killroy, all swinger stoploss has been killed, ready to go short. Failed
6. Last time to go short. If it is failing than we will have a trend breakout. We did not, nice move back...

The market was quick, but not to hard to read, if you do believe it is going to be ranging, and it is.
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The most important lesson for me here is to have a plan and keep it up till it is not failing. It will greatly increase your successrate on every trade. As you can see less level is working nice also. Not too much trade, but not superhard to to find these ones...

Máté
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Cant sleep update on the indicator

I cant sleep, so I was working on my indicator. Random day, trend up comfirmation. Globex levels hit one by one, than turned back at the last one. Amazing How accurate this thing... Hehe haha... But enough of talking, just kidding ofcourse. The levels only guildlines, there are lots of other and better way to measure these kind of moves, but it is easier for me.

So the indicator is 1 indicator from InitialBalance, and OpeningRange. It is using 1 24/7 session template. You have to setup the globex time. So it is totally my taste, no room for configure like in anaIndicator set with different session for the given day.

Only one thing is missing, to plot the prev day close price, and the current day open price, and also plot new highs and lows. And it is ready for download... Hope the best to get it done for tomorrow. And thx for Harry, to sharing his codes on the futures.io (formerly BMT) forum. Without it, it would have been impossible for me to do this

Goood nigh, hope I am tired enough to sleep.
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I plotted 1 trade, only for fun: 9:03 Initial Balance retest, signal to go from the other indicator, and shoot for the stars 200 ticks. The good part is for trend lovers, every indicator shows trend I am pretty sure about it, but to catch the low InitialBalance (yellow shaded area) is a great help, or great place to enter isnt it?

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Gambling and waiting....

Waiting is not my thing, I have to tell. Oke I am doing well to do something. I am programing. I really love it, no issue at all, but all time I am trying to sit down next to the market at least to do something on my pratice account. But there is no stake at all, no rush nothing. I am doing loosers trade only. No stake no play to game. I am really not able to rush myself to take it seriusly. Luckely I am doing all the other thing right. Running, after market analysis, checking videos, listening squawk radio shows from the past. Really great. But I am not able to put myself into the position to trade.

I was thinking about why is that. Maybe this is because of gambling. Anyhow here is the story, hope a good one, and hope it will helps other. I was down, and I didn't know what to do. So I went for a therapy. We are in hungary, so it is almost impossible to find any good shrink for trading. At least I dont know any. So I have choosen one. He was good, he was asking a lots of good question, and here is one of his best:
David, the shrink: Mate, if I right you do love analyse the market right?
Mate: Yes. I love to do it. I can do it over and over again, I love to see it from different perspective, and going over and over again. I dont have problem to put numbers into excel, but I dont like to overcomplicated even.
David: Oke, and you do love to trade as well right? Pulling the trigger, and other stuff.
Mate: Yip. I love to see how my view is playing out
David: Even if it is not the right time to enter the trade?
Mate: ooo, ... yes...
David: So you do know you are most probably going to loose, but you let it go just to play against the odds...
Mate: hm... maybe yes why?
David: Oke. I see. Imagine this. You are going to go to the casino tomorrow
Mate: I dont want to. I used to do that I dont want to do it anymore. I dont have any edge there
David: Oke for the role-play sake, lets imagine. You go to the casino. You have 300USD, and you have to sit down next to the rulett table
Mate: I dont have to sit down to lost all of my money in 2 rounds. 300USD is nothing, no need for sitting
David: Mate... take it seriusly! and listen
Mate: Oke okeee...
David: You can play only 1 USD in every turn. no more and no less.
Mate: ??!!!
David: And you have to loose all of your money
Mate: Hm that is fucking boring...!
David: Just like trading!

Really. The best what you can do during trading is to get bored!
(more is coming if you did like it!)

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silent update from Topsteptrader

Hi Mate,

Great news, we just received an account number for you. Now, we're in the process of creating your username and password so you'll be able to access the account. This should only take 1-2 days.

Best,

Erika @TopstepTrader

THANK YOU this is how we roll....!

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Weekend is great, I am looking forward what is coming next. Here is some challanges:
- Winter is coming, need willpower to maintain my daily runing plan (5KM/trading day)
- I am learning more and more about ninja programing. It is a good pratice to have it, I would like to keep maintain it. My new indicator which is ploting the level, in a much better way is coming. Lots of learning from @Fat Tails indicator base, so anyone who is interesting to starting to do it, do not pay to anyone, just use these indicators as a reference. Thank you for sharing!
- Need to get back the usual routine to listen more audiobooks about trading. I have been skiped this part lately, have to get it back
- I also would like to keep maintain this journal, it is a great reference, to see clarity not only for me but for others as well.
- And ofc I would like to achive senior trader status in this year

So more is coming stay tuned. The only thing what I am thinking of is to create vlogs as well, but still I dont feel get prepaired for that. Maybe if I will have the senior trader status I will reconsider. Speaking frankly I really dont know is anyone would be interested it about. I have checked a lots of other journal and there are many great stuff out there. My view is on the market is much more simplier, and to learn the details I am really not to guy to teach it. I can only highlight where would I consider to take trades, and when... hm... We will see... And ofc my english is an issue as well... ah never mind, I am not there yet to be a vlogger I guess


how you can reach there?

La lucha es de igual a igual contra uno mismo
The fight is fair against oneself
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how you can reach there?

I believe it is very hard to reach there. I am how I can imagine that, it is not easy. I am watching videos from other folks, lots of guys were here as well on futures.io (formerly BMT), than they have been moved on, and lots of guys out from this forum. The question is always why you are doing it?

In one hand which is always so true, it helps learning. In a lots of way, and more way to interact with people more possibility to learn. So this is fine and oke. But on the other hand you are taking more and more responsability where others fails hard. As I said it before it is so easy to being honest and transparent when you are doing fine, and not so easy, when you are not. So I believe the real question is always that, can I take a responsability to do it or not? Can I promise that I will be always as transparent and honest as I can, even if I failing.

I do know that the journal is mainly for you, but along the road, sharing more and more stuff, you are getting attached to give something to others. And here is the second challange. Your view never going to fit for everyone, and not only for everyone, but it will resonate only a few folks at the end. And this is fine and this is oke. This is a way it is. The problem is that, more to share, more to fight for. It could happen to someone else start to challange you, and starting unnecessery fight. You are not transparent, you are not doing what you are sharing etc... So you are making another front-line for your self. And not because you do think you always right, not because you do think you are always doing the right thing. Hell no, you are human.

But in reality - and I wanted to write a longer thread about it - you are more and more becoming a hero. Like spiderman one of my favorite. So if you are doing good, if you are sharing your stuff, your trades over and over again, and you are beiting the market over and over again, you are starting looks like some kind of hero. Which is coming with great responsability, and more and more fight. Simply because there will be always lovers and haters. And more successfull you are there will be more way to attack and challange you.

And as I told. I have seen this process here and elsewhere also. And do not get it wrong. The is no right or wrong, there is no good and evil. It is not a comic book. It is not a film, when you can rewind it, and state that. He was right. This is life. We are human. We are living in our world, we are doing our stuff, which could be observ in a very different way from outside. Meaning there is a stupidness to decied who is right or who is wrong, because there is no way to do that. But human nature is like this. If something is not going on right, or some way you dont like the other people, you would like to get up the fight, and you would like to prove yourself over him, to show, you were right he was wrong.

So coming back to your question. I am not even there to say that I am a good trader. I am on that state when I can say that I am getting a better trader every day, and I do love this process. So along this feeling, right now I am not looking from any challange like this. And yes, maybe I do overthink the process, the title etc. But I do know myself. I do know that I love to share my thoughts, and sometimes it is usefull for others, thus It would be a bigger responsability to me, what for I am not ready yet.

Sorry for the choppy thinking, it is in the morning, and I am really not that kind of the guy who is writing and correcting his stuff for hours...

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