You can choose properties on the chart trader and there is a setting that says something like "show P-N-L when no active orders" or something (not on my trading computer) as it would help us see your profits if you are ok to share them.
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Bluemele, I was looking at that before I went home for the day. Thus far for January, I'm up 17.5 points, which equals about to be just over half a point per day. The last week and a half (when I switched to Perrys method) really killed my profits. I had something which worked and I changed. More screen time will be beneficial as right now I've only been on the futures market for almost 2 months.
Shorts, also, have been my bane. Lost a TON on shorts. Not on my computer w/ the platform so I can't show you, but it does suck. Probably 30 points lost in the short. Discipline is the failure there, taking a trade just to take one. Afterwards, I feel like...well...
Not sure many people made much on any shorts the last few months. seems like we are doing 3 month patterns of never-ending up and then never-ending down, etc..
I think we are on the verge of a retracement so I wonder how your shorts will do then. I think for most traders, shorts are a natural inclination as we all think in terms of gravity. Hahaha. Maybe if we grew up in space we would have as much success on shorts as we do longs.
I think I see some real value to your trading, but I am curious how you would do on other instruments that feed a little more? Did you take a look, what was your impression etc..?
NT7 froze on me, wouldn't shut down, and gave me a big red X across the window. Had to force quit it and when it came back, my historical data was gone as was the YM instrument. Reloaded it to get the symbol back...but just wiped out my daily pnl, not to mention monthly.
Bluemele, trading one contract on the YM seems easy enough and with the movement, the spread is easily covered. Need to learn to trade it and see how it moves. Today is a fluke though, bad day to begin, it being Friday notwithstanding.