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Great I code in C++ and use visual studio. Would I be able to open to C# file on visual studio and convert to c++?

I have a windows PC and Laptop for work, the mac is just a knock around computer haha.

C++ is very similar to the C# syntax, you wont be able to access the Ninjatrader base code and dll's but the math and logic should be very easy for you to pick up.

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C++ is very similar to the C# syntax, you wont be able to access the Ninjatrader base code and dll's but the math and logic should be very easy for you to pick up.

Couldn't disagree more.

C++ is duck ugly, but then I'm biased. Cheers.

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Couldn't disagree more.

C++ is duck ugly, but then I'm biased. Cheers.

I don't disagree, but the way I look at it, if he uses C++ daily, picking out a indicator's formula should be quite easy in C#.

Maybe i'm missing the boat.

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I don't disagree, but the way I look at it, if he uses C++ daily, picking out a indicator's formula should be quite easy in C#.

Maybe i'm missing the boat.

No you're dead on, I'd count myself smarter than I am if I could use C++ safely, but I'm not and I wouldn't want to try, I just wish Stoustrup hadn't been either. I think we used to say 'blow your foot off with C, but whole leg off with C++' or something like that. Cheers.

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No you're dead on, I'd count myself smarter than I am if I could use C++ safely, but I'm not and I wouldn't want to try, I just wish Stoustrup hadn't been either. I think we used to say 'blow your foot off with C, but whole leg off with C++' or something like that. Cheers.

whole leg off with C++, I may have to quote your saying someday with that.. Very Funny,

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Trading concept

Looks good, can u share your ideas for trading , entry, exit and stops



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Ok, lets talk about the next indicator, the SoderstromCloud. It is the Ichimoku Cloud with both the Senkou Span A and B but it add something unique to the mix.

If you do the math on the Snekou Span B it is always the 50% line in the Fibonacci retracement looking back the standard 52 periods of Ichimoku; and acts as either support or resistance. Many times you will see price peak out of this line and retrace back true it causing a false signal.



But what I did to add cushioning by expanding the Senkou Span B to the next nearest Fibonacci line. I am not a complete believer in Fibonacci, but because many traders are I think it becomes a self-fulfilling S&R. Logically, to me if I was going to fatten the Senkou Span B line (needed for proper position sizing using Van Tharps R-multiples) the next Fibonacci retracements makes sense.

Attached is the indicator, like before I will also post it in the elite indicator section.

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No you're dead on, I'd count myself smarter than I am if I could use C++ safely, but I'm not and I wouldn't want to try, I just wish Stoustrup hadn't been either. I think we used to say 'blow your foot off with C, but whole leg off with C++' or something like that. Cheers.

I find it quite easy to blow my whole head off just with C.

I'm with you about Stroustrup.

I recall a statement way back in K&R to the effect that C is based on the idea of "trust the programmer." I thought to myself, "Huh??? That means me. Who are they kidding???"

(Inside jokes, normal people can just ignore, and no doubt will.)

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Looks good, can u share your ideas for trading , entry, exit and stops

I agree -- How do we use it?

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Looks good, can u share your ideas for trading , entry, exit and stops

I believe that is the entire point of this journal.. "How I build a trading system" Patience young grasshopper.

Cheers,

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