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Nice reference to the Kennedy PDF. I'd like to spend some time researching those some more.

I wonder if we could program it to paint the set of bars. I might try this weekend unless someone better can do it faster.

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I wonder if we could program it to paint the set of bars. I might try this weekend unless someone better can do it faster.

See shPriceActionHero

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Nice reference to the Kennedy PDF. I'd like to spend some time researching those some more.

I believe that was "popgun" NOT "popcorn"

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So you're saying that you're better than me, but I still have to do it myself?


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For the record, I have been creating my strategies using NJ Wizard (learn how to modify the code to meet my needs) and cut-and-paste from other sample strategies. Am not in a position to share them though the Inside Bar ones seem so far working normal.

Here they come my Entry codes if they may help some of you (though I doubt it) ..

The following for the InsideBarLong strategy:

 
Code
 
protectedoverridevoid OnBarUpdate()
{ 
// put at top of OnBarUpdate()
if (Historical && !BackTestEnable) 
return;
 
//Definition of Inside Bar Entry
int bo = CurrentBar < Bars.Count - 1 ? 0 : (CalculateOnBarClose ? 0 : 1);
if (CurrentBar == 0) return;
 

// Resets the stop loss to the original value when all positions are closed
if (Position.MarketPosition == MarketPosition.Flat)
{
debug ("Reset Stops");
SetStopLoss("", CalculationMode.Ticks, stoplossticks, false);

 
//Condition set 1 Go Long
if (High[1 + bo] >= High[bo] && Low[1 + bo] <= Low[bo])
{
debug ("Entering LongStop");
EnterLongStop(DefaultQuantity, High[0]+1*TickSize,"");
DrawArrowUp("Long" + CurrentBar, true, 0, Low[0] - (4*TickSize), Color.Lime);
}
Replace the Go Long condition for the InsideBarShort strategy:

 
Code
 
//Condition set 2 Go Short
if (High[1 + bo] >= High[bo] && Low[1 + bo] <= Low[bo])
{
debug ("Entering ShortLimit");
EnterShortStop(DefaultQuantity, Low[0]-1*TickSize,"");
DrawArrowDown("Short" + CurrentBar, true, 0, High[0] + (4*TickSize), Color.Red);
}
Note: Both Outside Bar and Reversal Bar strategies are too advanced for me. Will focus on the Inside Bar one LOL!

Beth

Hi Beth

I am using this code, but I can't work out how to cancel one of the orders once filled.
I get it to work, but it then cancels straight away.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks for the code.

Regards

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Absolutely. Exits are the key.
....
So, if it goes off in the right direction, you need to have the optimum exit strategy, which does not get stopped out too early and ehich does not cut profits short either. Very, very difficult.
....

Maybe not difficult, but impossible. If this is so, better to set stops that best suit one's trading personality (assuming a positive expectancy, of course).
The markets are like the oceans - always changing and always ready to catch even the most experienced navigator unawares...

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Good work, shodson, & thanks to Jeff for another great thread ('don't think I posted to this thread yet).

Whilst I am not trading CL, I am looking at adding these entries to FDAX during the European morning. FDAX and CL are quite similar in their trading characteristics, with great potential for profit and loss. Imho, there simply has to be the possibility of catching the bigger swings to keep the RR acceptable : the odd 100+ tick trade is invaluable in this regard. My present conclusion is that one needs to trade 4 contracts minimum (I know, I know...) : "buy your risk" with 2 off at +8 / whatever, another off at +16 for you guys, +21 to +34 for FDAX, c4 hold for bigger swing / technical exit.

I'm going to run this in SIM from Monday.

So here's my SIM results for this week with the following notes :

* FDAX during the European morning only, usually start around 0900 (slightly earlier this week as school holidays). I think FDAX is better than 6E.

* ATM presets +8+8+21+55; I will not usually move the first two, occasionally the third one to above / below S/R; usually the fourth one.

* No trades on Wednesday as I was touring some local canals with guests.

* A few trades filtered out by my discretion (I am working on defining what I mean by "discretion" - an ongoing work in process in which I have not yet reached a satisfactory level of precision).

* I did not succeed in getting a single big trade, either because I was not at my screen or missed an exit by one tick (Trade #5 +79 on exit 4 - it retraced very fast).

* Stops : ATM preset at -21, which is tight and a leftover from trading faster charts. At +8 stop moves to -4, thereafter must be moved manually. I am presently using an 8 tick range chart with DoubleMA (SMA 8 x 2) - screenshot attached - I want to get my initial stop reduced as soon as possible and may do so before exits 1 & 2 are hit, but only when the R8 chart structure allows it. Generally I will try to hold until the R8 bar closes beyond this MA (another endless work in progress). I am also keeping a record of whether or not a stop set at two thirds the signal bar would have been hit on a winning trade (this idea thanks to cbratton) - see spreadsheet.

* Trade #8 "R8 H2" was an Al Brooks-style entry that screamed so loud I had to take it : I like H2/L2 entries (you might disagree with my H count). It's the trade on the R8 char screenshot and doesn't really relate to this thread !

* I am going to have another look at Better Volume, to see if I can derive worthwhile additional information over simple VolumeUpDn.

Have a great weekend everybody.

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Fat Tails,

If using the two legs up theory do you think it would be helpful to consider the second leg equal to the first. Like an ab=cd thing. Also, after such a strong decline would a fib retrace of 50% be valid. I'm not second guessing your decisions by any means. Just trying to be thought provoking.
David

Hi David,

thanks for your answer. Yes, I am always considering a two-legged correction, such as an ABC correction. And often the second leg has a similar size as the first one.

Yesterday was a reversal day. Price opened near the high of the day and closed near the high of the day. Statistically these reversal days are not very freqeuent. So you can not count on this. Often after a strong trending move in the morning, price will consolidate during noon and then continue its way during the afternoon. The consolidation can take various patterns, one of them is a horizontal trading range, another one would be two-legged flag.

In the end price retraced about 78%. So the whole day became a bearish Gartley pattern, predicting that price would fall during the night session.

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Jeff Castille View Post
Hey Fat Tails,

Thank you for your insightful and thought provoking contributions to this thread !

One question.........you refer to your "linear regression filter" yet I see no such filter on the chart. I was wondering if you could point this filter out to me.

Thanks, Jeff

The chart does not show all of my indicators. The regression filter is the standard LinReg indicator that comes with NinjaTrader. I use a period of 34 with a displacement of 4 bars. If price is above -> only long trades, if price is below -> only short trades. A successful retest of that line is a signal to enter a trade.

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