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Day Trading from an Ogre's Point of View

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Market Wizard
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Getting a computer to understand what a human can see visually is an interesting task. Writing the code to help see trades as they develop has allowed me to see how much I filter out automatically. Transferring those filters to a computer has proven to be interesting. Computers are very rule based and very strict at following those rules.

NinjaTrader is a bit cumbersome when dealing with multiple time frames. Not as straight forward as other languages I have worked with in the past.

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Got up early to try and catch an early move and this is what I get:

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Stuck in a tight range for now. Oh well. LOL!

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A little fake out break out? Would like to see it get back up to around the 7257 area before looking for a short.

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If it doesn't get there then a possible short below 7252 depending on how price is moving.

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First trade was a loser at -510 second trade was a winner at +180. Both good trades but should have been in earlier on the short trade that lost.

Strategy I wrote this weekend has a few bugs which is keeping it from working. Probably something to do with multi timeframes being used. Will have to work on those but not while trading.

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Price is still hanging around the tight range from earlier. No real clear direction as of yet.

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Will wait for a bit before making another trade. It looks like it wants to move up but no one is committing to the move. I will give it some time.

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If anyone is wondering I am looking at a 100,200 and 500 tick chart. I use moving averages to help find the trend and to help find potential reversals. Over time I will cover everything I am looking at good bad or ugly.

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Caught a nice one on the drop a little while ago. Back to the positive side now at +395

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Haven't taken any more trades and probably won't for today. Ended up +395 which is ok. I am still missing opportunities but the entries are getting better. I see a pattern on the 500 tick chart I want to investigate tonight to see if it is consistent and easy to find even when the markets are moving. I have seen the pattern 3 times this afternoon and it led to a profitable trade all three times. May just be coincidence so I am not calling it usable yet that's why I didn't take the trades based on it.

Hope everyone has a great afternoon. Today is my 30th anniversary time to celebrate.

Later.

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Congrats on still celebrating after 30 years Enjoying your journal!

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Congrats on still celebrating after 30 years Enjoying your journal!

Thanks. I have a very logically driven mind and putting things down in words is outside of my comfort zone. That's mainly why I am doing it. I like to challenge myself.

Hope things are going your way.

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