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    Hi Drew, When you place stop loss order, set your TIF=GTC. GTC means Good Till Cancel. Best of luck.
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    Just to confirm, the proper order is: 1. double click the StopLoss price 2. hit the entry button (order fills) 3. hit the exit button (without clicking on anything) 4. go for a swim in the pool 5. come back later and count your money I'm glad to give back to the community. (and programming hotkeys is fun!) Good luck! Russell
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    Yes I use leverage but my rules are around trade size rather than using a certain amount of leverage. For example (not my real numbers), if I want my stop size on TSLA to be 50c and I want to risk $100 on my trade then I want 200 shares, regardless of whether that means I'm using no leverage or all my leverage that's the trade I want to take. Of course with margin you can get yourself in serious issues if you don't trade properly and abide by your stops but that's for each individual to assess their own risk of not doing that (and if you can't then trading is probably not the right career).
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    Hi, most people here use DAS, including Carlos (I used to but don't anymore). If I was choosing one or the other then I'd choose DAS but Bookmap complicated matters for me. It depends what kind of trading you're doing, if you're a scalper like Andrew then DAS is better. The executions are better so those split seconds count as you're entering at the point of the market where you often expect it to go immediately. This is what DAS is going for, quick executions. IMO the executions in TWS are fine if you're looking for more point to point moves but aren't as quick as DAS. In terms of charting TWS is missing some features that DAS has that people here use such as highlighting bigger orders on Level 2. However, this isn't a strength of DAS either vs other providers (as I mentioned their focus is execution speed) for example things like volume profile is incorrect in DAS because they use a less data intensive method for the benefit of speed rather than do it accurately (I asked them to do it properly but they refused and said they don't intend to fix it). Therefore depending on what you're using you may be fine or you may have issues with charting (with both) which is obviously a difficult question to answer for a newer trader. DAS has replay which is also helpful for a new trader but BBT now has a free replay on trading terminal so it's not as big an issue now vs when I started. DAS hotkeys are more customizable, things like fixed risk hotkeys are missing in TWS. So DAS has the edge throughout but the reason I went to TWS from DAS is Bookmap, imo it helps tremendously read Time & Sales and Level 2 and my decisions as a result are much quicker (far outweighing the benefit of DAS execution speed for me, also should point out DAS was around 200-250ms delay for me vs I think 50-100ms for some NA traders because I'm based in Australia), many members here use bookmap. It's lacking education content in BBT at the moment (but I believe is coming) because Thor is the only mod who uses it and has just started. I'm using bookmap to chart in the shorter timeframe and make decisions. DAS therefore became a $200 a month (stocks and futures) platform just for execution and I don't see the value for the type of trading I do (not scalping). I only use TWS for a little bit of charting and execution really, I won't necessarily continue executing in TWS as it doesn't give me everything I want but doubt it would be DAS either. As I said most people here use DAS so I will say my opinion isn't the consensus opinion.
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    So I have to give credit to @KyleK29 for helping me a few mornings just before the open to get these working. Thank you so much Kyle for helping me along. At the time of writing this I'm using Das Trader Pro version 5.6.4.11 I'm a dad with 3 little kids. I'm still in paper trading phase and I don't feel like I get enough practice during the opening before I have to get the kids ready for school. So the replay mode is key for me to be able to continue my practice after hours. These scripts are a mod on the scripts provided in this post I am mainly using the % scripts but I also made this work for $40 R entry. Explanation Original 20% Long Script (Stop only works during open market) StopPrice=Price-0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Share=DefShare*0.25*Price*0.002;Price=Ask-Price+0.01;SShare=Share/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price= Ask+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=400;TriggerOrder=RT:STOP STOPTYPE:MARKET PX:StopPrice-0.3 ACT:SELL STOPPRICE:StopPrice QTY:Pos TIF:DAY+; The part that needed to change was at the end where DefShare=400 So we replaced this... DefShare=400;TriggerOrder=RT:STOP STOPTYPE:MARKET PX:StopPrice-0.3 ACT:SELL STOPPRICE:StopPrice QTY:Pos TIF:DAY+; With this... DefShare=Share; Route=Stop; StopType=Market; Share=DefShare; TIF=DAY; SELL=Send; DefShare=10; And presto! Stop orders now work in replay mode. Here's the Short version DefShare=Share; Route=Stop; StopType=Market; Share=DefShare; TIF=DAY; BUY=Send; DefShare=10; Here are the scripts I'm using KEEP IN MIND THESE ONLY WORK IN REPLAY MODE!! DO NOT USE THESE FOR LIVE TRADING!! I ACTUALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN BUT KYLE WARNED ME! LONG 20% StopPrice=Price-0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Share=DefShare*0.25*Price*0.002;Price=Ask-Price+0.01;SShare=Share/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price= Ask+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=Share; Route=Stop; StopType=Market; Share=DefShare; TIF=DAY; SELL=Send; DefShare=10; 50% StopPrice=Price-0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Share=DefShare*0.25*Price*0.005;Price=Ask-Price+0.01;SShare=Share/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price= Ask+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=Share; Route=Stop; StopType=Market; Share=DefShare; TIF=DAY; SELL=Send; DefShare=10; 100% StopPrice=Price-0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Share=DefShare*0.25*Price*0.001;Price=Ask-Price+0.01;SShare=Share/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price= Ask+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=Share; Route=Stop; StopType=Market; Share=DefShare; TIF=DAY; SELL=Send; DefShare=10; $40 StopPrice=Price-0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Price=Ask-Price+0.01;SShare=40/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price= Ask+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=Share; Route=Stop; StopType=Market; Share=DefShare; TIF=DAY; SELL=Send; DefShare=10; SHORT 20% StopPrice=Price+0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Share=DefShare*0.25*Price*0.002;Price=Price-Bid+0.01;SShare=Share/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price=bid-0.05;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send;DefShare=Share; Route=Stop; StopType=Market; Share=DefShare; TIF=DAY; BUY=Send; DefShare=10; 50% StopPrice=Price+0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Share=DefShare*0.25*Price*0.005;Price=Price-Bid+0.01;SShare=Share/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price=bid-0.05;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send;DefShare=Share; Route=Stop; StopType=Market; Share=DefShare; TIF=DAY; BUY=Send; DefShare=10; 100% StopPrice=Price+0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Share=DefShare*0.25*Price*0.001;Price=Price-Bid+0.01;SShare=Share/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price=bid-0.05;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send;DefShare=Share; Route=Stop; StopType=Market; Share=DefShare; TIF=DAY; BUY=Send; DefShare=10; $40 StopPrice=Price+0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Price=Price-Bid+0.01;SShare=40/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price=Bid-0.05;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send;DefShare=Share; Route=Stop; StopType=Market; Share=DefShare; TIF=DAY; BUY=Send; I hope this helps someone! Please let me know if you have any question, tips or suggestions!
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    Hello, Following hotkey is Kyle's for dynamic risk based off your stop-loss and entry: StopPrice=Price-0;DefShare=BP*0.925;Price=Ask-Price+0.00;SShare=50/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=SMRTL;Price= Ask+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=200;TriggerOrder=RT:STOP STOPTYPE:MARKET PX:StopPrice-0.05 ACT:SELL STOPPRICE:StopPrice QTY:Pos TIF:DAY+; This is my edited version: StopPrice=Price-0;DefShare=BP*0.925;Price=Ask-Price+0.00;SShare=280/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=SMRTM;Price= Ask+0.00;TIF=DAY;BUY=Send;DefShare=200;TriggerOrder=RT:STOP STOPTYPE:MARKET PX:StopPrice-0.05 ACT:SELL STOPPRICE:StopPrice QTY:Pos TIF:DAY; It is modified slightly with Ask+0.00 instead of Ask+0.05, and DAY instead of DAY+. Today I took a trade on SPI with a .20 stop-loss, risking $280. So 280/.20=1400 shares, but I was only bought in with 233 shares. Any ideas why that might be would be appreciated, this has happened a couple times now, seemingly randomly. Cheers, RR
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    Kylie, I saw something strange while using the hotkeys on CMEG DasTraderPro platform . Using this hotkey : StopPrice=Price-0.01;DefShare=BP*0.75;Price=Ask-Price+0.01;SShare=40/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price= Ask+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=300;TriggerOrder=RT:STOP STOPTYPE:MARKET PX:StopPrice-0.02 ACT:SELL STOPPRICE:StopPrice QTY:Pos TIF:DAY+; Observation : The hotkey was triggered and large number of shares where bought with the hope of using the 40 dollars stoploss on my BP 30k account . Now the stoploss vanish from the trade window buy did not stop my trade . I end up almost blowing up my entire trading account as the stoploss did not trigger as expected . Kyle could you PLEASE check and confirm whether the script i am using is the right . Please note that the hotkeys above worked fine as expected on the simulator(worked well as expected on sim account , but not live account) , but not during a live trading session . Kyle am I missing a point here ? Please do advice .
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    i have observed similar issue stated above . Could it be related to the dasTraderPro IB version ?
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    Hi there, This might be a really easy question but how to change the color of Horizontal line, mine is stuck in light yellow, I can barely see it when I try to draw support and resistant lines. Thanks!
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