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Today was a bit squirrelly and it didn't trend as well as it had been. Chart trader should work fine regardless of data feed.

AMP guys know there stuff, so I suggest you call someone from there that actually does know his stuff.

Oh, I had a lot of problems with ATC brokers about 1 year ago. Basically, it entered me when I didn't enter and when I hit the DOM it wouldn't actually do anything until like 30 seconds later.

They tried blaming me, but the only way I got out of it was I had started recording my trades! It saved me over 350.00 and it happened about 3 times!

My point is that you may consider recording your trading for broker purposes because they typically will not believe you.

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Sorry for your aggravation, brother...

believe me, I know how you feel.

I hated seeing all the chaos taking place just as you were going live. Next time you get it dialed in
I hope to see you trading and doing everything exactly as you were practicing...

Unfortunately, the only way to practice with your broker is live.... Kind of a catch there...


sorry again, bra.......


I still have big faith in ya....


AJ
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Hey, Johnny...

Have you noticed a pattern in Monday mornings being slow and then picking up in the afternoon
of is it just a coincidence in my replay data??

tia...


AJ
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I think it is just a coincidence, but I'm not sure. I don't look at how each day's trends are per a given week with the exception of contract expiration's and how announcements affect the market.

Saw this today: "The market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent."

Going back to sim, I will trade on that until I see something developing that will work in my favor, given the odd's, and I'll switch to the live acct to trade that.

Thanks AJ

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I think it is just a coincidence, but I'm not sure. I don't look at how each day's trends are per a given week with the exception of contract expiration's and how announcements affect the market.

Saw this today: "The market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent."

Going back to sim, I will trade on that until I see something developing that will work in my favor, given the odd's, and I'll switch to the live acct to trade that.

Thanks AJ

Just my 2 cents. Don't keep going back and forth 2 quickly between sim and live. It will screw with your head. When you are sim, treat it like LIVE. Be profitable for 2 months with consistency then switch over.

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No trades yesterday. Didn't even get on the computer. Wifey and I took the day and went out for a grand opening celebration and party. Am trading today.

bluemele, I had been profitable for two months on sim. Things were working for me. Overall though, it was a bad day for everyone that spooked me. Given I had the basic NT version, that didn't do me any favors and the CQG data feed I'm not a fan of. Placing trades on the incorrect bar really threw me off my game. Error's, all of which are correctable.

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First trade of the day was a long. Entered into the trade on a 2 min chart. On the live account, it seems things move SO much faster.

I didn't really feel too much about the trade, emotion wise. More, I thought, does it make fiscal sense to go long, and it did. The goal was to keep a positive run going. When the TF went over the 2 point mark, I set the stop at a 2 point gain. Price recessed and I closed out at 2.4 point gain.

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First trade of the day was a long. Entered into the trade on a 2 min chart. On the live account, it seems things move SO much faster.

I didn't really feel too much about the trade, emotion wise. More, I thought, does it make fiscal sense to go long, and it did. The goal was to keep a positive run going. When the TF went over the 2 point mark, I set the stop at a 2 point gain. Price recessed and I closed out at 2.4 point gain.


Perfect.... Just what I expected....


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Second trade was a short, as typical. I saw the short developing and took the trade. Unfortunately, I placed a sell order and it was filled at that price. So I placed another sell two ticks higher, as the price had gone up 2 ticks. That filled immediately and before I could cancel the next one, that filled as well. It hit the pivot point and for about a minute I thought it would keep going down seen as how fast and the market had dropped, but it reversed. Attempted to close at 3.0 gain, 2.8, and 2.3 but kept missing the exit. This is why I need, absolutely NEED the chart trader. It has cost me $50+ just today in not being able to make a trade when and where I want to.

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So what's wrong with this picture? I placed the order on the blue bar, not the green one.

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