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Sorry I am back.

Anybody new, please look at these webinars first . I do not like to give advice since I am new to the forum but this one I had to give it !

Er

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Update September 20th 2014

Hi All,

Did look at the first part of the thread - Sierra vs. Ninja : why I chose ..... - and did look at the Gomi User Manual for NT.

As for the part of the thread Sierra vs NT, I did read the first 9 pages of the thread (pages of a laptop screen!), and I do have to favor SC for my needs (my current need is to get up and running asap to look at TPO 30 minutes bundle into a single daily profile ...)

AS for the Gomi User Manual, I want to thanks Gomi to share that code, but it is acutally an important overhead to understand and manage for me since it is an addon. This is not the case with SC, MP and many bid/ask related study all seems to be just built into the software package.

As for price, I was using Kinetics for NT for about 60$ USD per months for stock data while the NT platform was at no cost without any MP or TPO indicators. At SC, the package 5 which does include all MP, VP, delta and TPO, they charge 40$ USD with historical and real-time data for major stock indexes ... I will not have feed for equities, I would have to get an external data feed, which some are expensive and some are free ... I will have to investigate more on that avenue. But I think that with the SC feed that comes with package 5, I should be good to document my next trading plan ...

That is where I am, still studying the best avenue to look at TPO ...

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Update October 4th 2014


Hi all,

I had to take some time off of my trading study in the last 2 weeks, I had to take care of my family and myself, but now I am back. I did download and install Sierra Chart. I was able to connect with google finance and Sierra Chart data. I did create a Study Collection based on the TPO and the TPO value area lines. I find out that the Google data feed is not able to generate Number of Trades bar, the feed seems to be time based only (I did try the connection with both options, 1 tick and 1 second). I should be good to generate TPO charts to start adding TPO knowledge to my trading plan.

I did also re-read my old last 2 trading plans and I did discovered that some nice examples were not transferred into my last one (the one I did post in prior messages) so here is my previous one (August 2013) in attachment. I will start a new one soon, it will be a mix of my stuff with Dalton's new concepts I did learn. It will be oriented for PM trading since my trading window will be each Friday PM ... And I will post each time I add to it. I want to make myself a kind of Time Oriented Project plan in order to track and plan my realizations and book some time in my schedule so I do not feel guilty for taking time for studying. It is easier when it is planned a little bit in advance ...

That is about it for today, bye all

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Update October 5th 2014

Hi all,

Today I did clean up around my trading desk and I did post some pictures of it in the Community - Album section. I also install Sierra Chart on it and did play with the replay feature which is working very well and smoothly ... I was able to replay with a daily profile (build from 30 minutes bars) chart with a time based chart 1 and 5 minutes. I am actually struggling with colors on my candlesticks ... They are inverted ... Green down and red up ... All default settings ... I will have to investigate more to fix this. But very proud of my week-end, I was able to put some time in trading, do stuff with the family, cook ...

That it for now,

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Considering posting your desk pics here as well:

https://futures.io/traders-hideout/21330-what-do-your-trading-desks-look-like.html

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Update October 6th 2014

Hi Mike and all,

Did upload my trading desk pictures into the proper thread ! Tx Mike. Did find out why my candlesticks have inverted colors. The Open and Close values are inverted on each bar when connecting to Google finance data provider. Even the OHLC bars has their horizontal marks inverted ! This does not happen when using another data provider like Sierra Chart Historical Data. I will leave a message to Sierra tomorrow to let them know. Maybe Google did change their format lately ? Anyways, Google do not have tick based data so I will not use this data provider for long time, I have to figure out which one will be the best for me, I think I will stick with Sierra data provider with the equity package ...

I did replay today's market on INTC with some references lines (yesterday's VAH, VAL, POC and unchange) and did watch the daily profile being build at the same time as the 1 minute chart (with reference lines on it). Yesterday's POC and VAL (they were both close to each other) were reached at the same time as getting outside of today's VAL ... I did see responsive buyers at those levels and it did reverse to the upside ... I am planning to get a screen and audio software recorder to record myself and maybe posting video if possible, it is nearly impossible to explain what is going on when the profile is building at the same time as you watch a tick based or time based chart ... Any suggestion on a good screen and audio software recorder ? I use Gadwin screenshot and they do have a video recorder but I would prefer having the same as you guys, many thanks in advance ...

That's it for me for tonight, I will change my futures.io (formerly BMT) personal info platform from NT to Sierra right after this post ... :-)

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Update October 7th 2014

Hi,

Did find out the the SC Historical Data has equity data feed !!! And my inverted issue of bar open and close is gone with this feed ... I did left a message at Sierra for the Google Finance issue I did encountered, I will post any update. But I will stick with SC Historical Data that is for sure for me.

Not a lot of time tonight, that will be it for today !

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Udate October 10th 2014

Hi all,

Finally, I did start some documentation as well as a little research on price advertisement that triggers ''responsive volume'' versus price advertisment that triggers ''new participant volume or volume that attract new business''. I did compare volume reaction when reaching high or low of previous day on JCP for this week. I did not had the chance of making a synthese out of it but all charts are in the attached document showing each day with daily, 30 minutes and 3 minute chart with previous day high and low. My plan is to get a volume sample size for when responsive volume kick in for a return to the value area versus when new participants volume kicks in for a previous high or low of day breakout. From what I did learn, we have to assess volume size at reference level to get a sense a of a potential breakout or a potential return to value area ...

I did try to find out where I can save my document so I can update it instead of uploading it each time I am adding to it on futures.io (formerly BMT) servers. If someone knows how I can do this I would like to know it.

For now it is attached to this post ... The table of content has not been cleaned up yet. It is entitle Trading Plan but it more a knowledge base and research document for now ...

Tx all,

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Update October 11th 2014

Hi,

Quick study period this AM. Did make a recap table of volume assessment around previous day high and low in my document. I beleive the sample size is too small but it gives an idea of what I am studying. MY next study will be the previous week of JCP with daily Market Profiles. So my charts will be different but I will try to keep the results in the same format as my current table so we will have 2 full week of study for a bigger sample size. That is the plan ...

Today I am fixing the small portion of the roof on my house, something that will give me relief since it should have been done for a long time ago ...

Good day all,

Ok, did find out that there is a File Sharing section on futures.io (formerly BMT) when I did attached my updated document ... The link is suggested in the Attached Document popup window. I will look into that the next time I will post my updated document.

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Ok, did find out that there is a File Sharing section on futures.io (formerly BMT) when I did attached my updated document ... The link is suggested in the Attached Document popup window. I will look into that the next time I will post my updated document.

Hi,

The file section is not for this type of document. It's for indicators. You've posted the attachment in the right location (your thread).

However, if your goal is to encourage participation from outsiders reading your thread, attaching a Word document won't do it. Basically no one is going to open a Word document. For example, I haven't and won't.

If there are screenshots in the Word document, it is better to post the screenshots directly as images in your post. If there is just text in your Word document, it is better to post that text directly in your post.

If your thread is primarily for you and you don't care about outsiders, then by all means continue the Word docs or whatever is easiest for you to organize your thoughts.

Mike

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