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  1. 1 point
    Missed the first hour of trading today, had a Doctor appointment. Nasal/Allergy checkup only, nothing serious. Again today I was very disciplined with the "No Strategy" problem. I watched all day long and only took one trade! WFC Mountain Pass I did not like the lack of enthusiasm (Volume) after the second bottom, so I took a partial at the 50SMA. then the lack of enthusiasm once it crossed the 50 was another sign that this didn't have the juice that most of these setups have. I exited before BE once it lost the 50 a second time. Here is a trade I should have taken, but when I typed NKLA in chat, Aiman flipped to it and said "Nothing is happening here". I have to remember, this is my TradeBook setup, other traders have different setups and indicators they like.....this looked good to me and I should have taken it. Would have easily reached 2R on this trade. maybe more. Aiman doesn't care much about volume, he is a candle pattern genius though. I really liked the Volume spike at the bottom and the long lower wick. then when the next low happened, another long wick. Lesson learned. Solid first week back to a LIVE account. I had one bad day of "No Strategy" but have put some tricks into place to help with that. For the week I was -0.43R. Excited to take my new discipline trading into next week. See you all Tuesday.
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    Hello everyone, My name is Tyler. I'm 29 years old and live in Nebraska. I'm a police officer and have been doing that for 8 years. I've always had an interest in day trading. I started off researching day trading about 6 months ago and read a lot of articles and watched a lot of YouTube videos. It took me a while before I came across the BBT Community and read Andrew's book but after reading the book and looking into BBT I knew this was the type of community and program I was looking for. I'm currently still working my way through all of the education sections and hope to start with sim soon. I look forward to meeting and learning with you all! Tyler
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    Second week day trading futures live. My first one and done day! We had no momentum from 11pm to 7am then a sudden drop and a beautiful pull back with a nice entry opportunity. I couldn't ask for better so I shorted with 2 contracts. I covered my first contract at a conservative one point above the "area" and placed my second limit order at what the Day Trading Academy recommends as "double the range". The price dropped and missed my order by a tick then started to aggressively pull back. So I exited and called it a week. It has been great ending both live weeks on a solid trade. Everyone have a good weekend! Rob C
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    week 2/2021 (5 days 6 trades 4W/2L 66% W/R average trade +1.41R average day +1.7R ) It is best week so far all statistics are new record! win %, av. trade and average day! I am raising risk to level 2, 12 dollars because I have trading profits +25R! next level is from +25...+50R First level completed! it took 33 trading days and 67 trades to reach +25R. best trade was last trade +5.2R. longest winning streak: 4 longest losing streak: 4 winners 33 49% losers 34 51% Next level purpose is to reach faster then first level 33 days! January first two weeks performance: 14 trades: +12.1R 9winners 5 losers win rate 64% average trade +0.86R average day +1.2R profit factor 3.1
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    Hi HC2, I took that exactly same BABA trade with the same result A powerful hammer on a million shares volume. A good trade that just didn't work out this time. That double bottom NIO trade was awesome. I just took a screen cap of it to add to my playbook examples. Rob C
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    Hi Folks My name is Shannon - I'm from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I'm typically a pretty shy person - but thought I'd reach out to the community and see where it leads - I'm quite excited to be a part of the BBT community. I stumbled upon Andrew's book last summer and was immediately drawn to his ability to humbly and clearly communicate information that I find is typically made quite technical and confusing. It led me to the website where I lurked around for a week. Once again I was quite impressed with the humility and helpfulness of not only the moderators - but the entire community. I watched a few trading sessions and browsed through the learning material and decided quite quickly that this was the environment that I wanted to learn to trade - I actually did not even look at any other trading communities - and I became a Lifetime Member. I've spent my entire career of 31 years in emergency services as a paramedic and firefighter. I'm eligible to retire in the next 12 months - not sure exactly when I will - and I've thought several times that Day Trading may be a perfect 2nd career. Fortunately - I have a plenty of time to patiently and systematically learn and practice the material. My dream is to become profitable as a trader so that retirement from my current career is a simple decision - and I can spend more time with my wife and family. Looking forward to this new journey!!
  7. 1 point
    Nine trades today. All were TradeBook setups, but I did break two rules. Traded before the first 1Minute candle finished, and traded in the last hour. Two days in a row that I have stayed away from “No Setup” trades.
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    @Skye You can trade with under $25K on a cash account. Just "play" with half your account value every day so your money has time to clear. I.E. if you have $15K, use $7.5K per day to trade with and you will have money cleared to play with every day (because it takes 2 days for funds to clear when your account is a cash account instead of a margin account).
  9. 1 point
    Right, I meant locked, not closed. Thanks for clarifying, that's what I needed.
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    Skye, If your account balance drops below 25k at any point you will be locked out from placing any more trades. I have personal experience of this through the DAS platform. Intra-day, if your balance drops under 25k, you will receive an error message that basically says, "Dear trader, because your account balance falls under the PDT minimum you cannot place anymore trades". You will have to bring your account balance over 25k to even place another trade. Your account will not be closed however. Bailey Nevener ============================== My YouTube Trading Journal https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkK2SWIsYGuWm1gtlbD2C4w
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    Please use this thread to post your questions before and after the Success Webinar! High of Day Break Strategy John has been trading the High of Day Break strategy almost exclusively since early 2020 and he credits it with turning his trading career around. In fact, he has traded it over 1300 times in the past year with great success. In essence, it is a very simple strategy and great for beginner traders. But it can also be easily adapted to add specificity and complexity to account for things like stock price, time of day, nearby levels, etc. The beauty of the strategy is that it provides a very basic starting point from which a trader can begin to develop their own unique edge. Date : Tues Jan 19, 2021 Time : 8:00 PM ET Location : Webinar Room (Lifetime Members only)
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    After that trade, I'm pleased to say that I sat at my station all day, and did not take another trade in SIM or LIVE. I consider that a good sign that my discipline to stick to TradeBook setups only is improving. Let's go 2021.
  13. 1 point
    First, every trader is unique, so if this works for you then I say go for it. However, I think you are potentially opening yourself up to big potential losses. My guess is after several sample sets you will have more winners than losers, but your average win will be much smaller than your average loss. You will most likely take a lot of trades and not make a lot of money (at least not enough to justify the time invested). Hopefully I'm wrong, but that would be my guess based on my own trading experience. Second, I would recommend you take a good hard look at your playbook first. I think I understand where you are coming from though. I have often thought about a similar strategy to what you are describing, especially with my BHOD strategy. On slower up moves toward the HOD (not punching up) I still get the break, but they don't always move a lot higher, and if they do, they do slowly. Sometimes they break, move back down, then move higher. My plan is to take a 2r size at the break with my normal stop. Take half off the trade when the price stalls after the initial break and move my stop up to break even on the trade (no risk of loss and no gain if it falls) or my entry (to lock in profit). Then play it like my normal BHOD. I may still play with this in sim, but for now it's not my focus for one reason. My problem is in my playbook and/or execution of it. Once I started trading live most of my trades were around break even (+/- less than 1r). I was making a little money and my win rate was super high (80%+), but I was stopping out of most of my trades within 5 minutes. A lot of trades I stopped out in less than a minute. After listening to Peter talk about how he would make more money by letting his winners run, but it would drop his win rate I decided I needed to work on letting my trades play out. I lowered my risk and tried to do just that. And it worked. My win rate dropped, but my average win increased. This also brought up a bunch of other trade management issues I was unaware I had. I have been correcting those issues over the past few months. Now that I'm doing a better job managing my trades I have noticed something else. I'm getting a lot of 1 partial then stop at break even trades. I'm in the process of going through all my data again, but what I'm gathering is I need to work on my playbook. My setups are ok, but I think they are too broad. I like to take trades, so I tend to see setups even when they aren't the best. Or they have some, but not all of my criteria. I've eliminated quite a few plays from my playbook that just were not working for me for one reason or another. Now I have 5 plays in my playbook which is about half what I had before. If I only take those plays when they are good setups and I follow my trade management rules I make money. Sorry that was a long post and has more to do with my trading than your question, but I hope that helps you. I guess my main point is take a look at your playbook before you try a riskier strategy. Maybe there's something in your setups or management that is causing the results you are getting. If you do try this live be very careful with how much risk you take. Don't blow up your account trying to add a couple bucks to your trades.
  14. 1 point
    just use normal hotkey script but change the BID to ASK or ASK to BID depending if it is a short or Long trade
  15. 1 point
    Hi Fahad, These scipts wont cancel or put in a new stop loss. Script for Selling 50% ROUTE=SMRTL;Price=Bid-0.10;Share=Pos*.5;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send Script for Buying/Covering 50% ROUTE=SMRTL;Price=Ask+0.10;Share=Pos*.5;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send You can change the percentage after Pos* to whatever you like. I made them for 100%, 50%, 25% and 10% partials. Hope this works for you, Jeff
  16. 1 point
    Few users asked about this in chat, posting here so everyone can see how I do my ATR chart. 1) Create a new "Daily" chart 2) Download the linked .zip file and unpack it. --> https://drive.google.com/file/d/12JJGdg_SOeQVM-avM7_N-pNbDRQfN2wz/view?usp=sharing 3) Right-click the chart you created in DAS and select "Import Settings" --> Select the "ATR-chart-setup.cst" file you unpacked in #2. 4) You may need to select the chart and zoom all the way in for the effect to work. 5) Move the chart and place it where you want it. As a side tip, you can right-click the border and choose to hide the title-bar (making it smaller). I do it like this to fix a few issues .. DAS's ATR study doesn't allow you to hide the line on a chart and a chart must have either a volume or price study. If the chart is small, it'll make all of these lines behind the study info, making it hard to read .. if you make the line color white, it'll make the study color white. So I use the Volume Study with the same color as the background placed above the ATR studies to "hide" the lines. You then just need to zoom all the way in (should stay), and you'll end up with just the Study Info in the upper corner. Screenshot:
  17. 1 point
    Those questions you oped there are very interesting, I am afraid I haven't got the answers for them, though if you found out for yourself I would really appreciate if you could share that information with us too. Thank you @krooto! Cristhian Arce
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    Hey guys! I am Cristhian, I work and live in London, just got started on my trading career, I read Andrews's book "How to day trade for a living" witch I loved and really got me exited about learning all about day trading. Its comforting to know that there are other traders in the UK, for a moment I even wondered if it was possible, as I don't know yet how easy is the process to activate your trading account with a broker from here, how to deal with taxes, etc... I would be happy to have a meet up in central London once this pandemic and the restrictions are over here. Cristhian Arce
  19. 1 point
    I began trading options a month or so ago. With swing and options trading in mind I had moved away from DAS to the TradeStation platform. The last few weeks I also tweaked my scanners to restrict the universe of stocks I trade to those that have price >10, market cap >200Mio and Float >20Mio as a minimum requirement for any scanner I use and then added a few fixed lists of stocks that are more suitable for options day and swing trading. E.g one window just tracks a short list of my favorite 15 stocks for intraday options trading. Then there's 2 other lists "Movers 'n Shakers" and "Swing" which includes mostly growth stocks good for day or swing trading. These lists are fixed so don't change (the weekend I update the underlying symbol lists so they might change from one week to the next by a few stocks I add or remove). The only real scanners I use are a market open and pre market as well as an earnings scanner. These scanners are very simple scanners. I have color-coded everything to improve visual perception and as you can see the lists track things like options volume or relative stock volume or "below/above" premarket high/low levels which are useful levels to trade off. Here's the Trade-Ideas cloud link - you will probably need a TI subscription to download or open the layout. Play around with it and let me know how you like or don't. You can also DM me or hit me up on Fintwit if you have questions. https://www.trade-ideas.com/Cloud.html?code=8f1b49ca041a33a3663c66e0a042a800
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    CXL ALLSYMB;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price=ASK+0.05;Price=Round2;Share=Pos*.25;TIF=DAY;BUY=Send;ROUTE=STOP;StopType=Market;StopPrice=AvgCost;Share=Pos+share;TIF=DAY;BUY=SEND that is for cover 25% of position and set the stop loss to break-even point CXL ALLSYMB;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price=BID-0.05;Price=Round2;Share=Pos*.25;TIF=DAY;SELL=Send;ROUTE=STOP;StopType=Market;StopPrice=AvgCost;Share=Pos-share;TIF=DAY;SELL=SEND that is for sell of 25% of position and set the stop loss to break-even point CXL ALLSYMB;Route=LIMIT;Share=Pos*1;Price=Ask+0.05;TIF=DAY;BUY=Send that is to cover 100% of position CXL ALLSYMB;Route=LIMIT;Share=Pos*1;Price=Bid-0.05;TIF=DAY;SELL=Send that is to sell 100% of position CXL ALLSYMB;Route=Stop;Share=Pos;StopPrice=Price;StopType=MARKET;TIF=DAY;Send=Reverse; that is to update the stop with current position size and price wherevere you click on the chart - custom stop loss CXL ALLSYMB;Route=Stop;Price=AvgCost;StopType=MARKET;STOPPRICE=AvgCost;StopPrice=Round2;Share=Pos;TIF=DAY;Send=Reverse; that is to set the stop loss in whichever direction to the current average price and size - break even stop loss NOTE:these are for CMEG broker, if you are using IB replace the "LIMIT" with "SMRTL"
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    Hi everyone, My name is David Zitter, I am 36 years old, from the Netherlands (Rotterdam) and I work there as an occupational health doctor. I have been reading about and orientating myself for roughly 9 months on trading/investing in stocks, and therefore also on day trading. After reading Andrew Aziz’s book "How To Day Trade For A Living" and after that also ""Advanced Techniques in Day Trading", I want to take the serious step of actually being a day trader and am very determined and focussed on being a consistent day trader. Of course first in a simulator, where I am not in a hurry and count on 6 months of training in that simulator before day trading with real money. Further to know, I want to do it next to my work, which is doable on an daily basis because I have a lot of autonomy in my work and because of the +6 hours time difference I can do it after I'm done working. But practically, I think I want to do it 3-4 d/w, but I can also easily see myself doing it 5 d/w. As was the advice I've read, don't trade alone. Besides the part that I very much like the social factor in it, I also value the group effort you can make together. So here I am , excited to meet all of you! Also, if possible, I'll find here a trading buddy or a mentor to guide me and who I can spar with. And I always enjoy meeting like-minded people, new people, possibly future friends and expanding my network, so I’m always in for a videoconference with a coffee to talk some more about it! I would love to hear from all of you and be part of the community. Cheers, David
  22. 1 point
    Hi fellow traders. I would like to share with anyone who may find this useful or perhaps provide a helpful ‘head start’ into the world of Hot Keys. When I began to learn day trading and the importance of using hot keys, I created an editable PDF file which I would refine and develop as my trading progressed. To this day I still refer back to this chart as a constant reminder of my complex hot-key layout. One very nice thing about the PDF I am providing here is the fact that all the comment text boxes and red square boxes are ‘live and editable’. You can use this file as a head start to customize your preferred hotkeys vs. creating one from scratch. (Bit of a time saver) You will find that as you evolve your hotkeys, you will revise your PDF on the fly continuously making it more detailed and accurate for your desired use. Just a note; All I did here was take a photo of my actual keyboard and added some black space around it. I then saved a .jpg file and converted it to a PDF file. A few things I would like to point out here in hopes to answer some possible questions. This layout I am providing here is simply how I ‘personally’ have found to work for ‘my’ for my trading style. Yours can of course differ. - The text boxes Highlighted in ‘yellow’ represent the very active hotkeys I use most commonly - The colored stickers on the keyboard (purchased from a dollar store) are something I did to help me learn with clarity/confidence under pressure. Once you have used them for a while you will most likely find that you do not need colored stickers. Your hotkeys become natural to you. That day will come. - The hotkey scripts I am providing are based on using DAS trader version 5.3.0.5 (and in particular IB as my broker). Please note to ensure that you test out all your hotkeys in simulation mode before you go live. Make changes as necessary. - From my understanding and experience using hotkeys in DAS Trader Pro 5.3.0.5. Hotkeys associated with ‘stop order’ like actions DO NOT work in pre-market environments. (I do not know why). So use at your own discretion and ensure to test out all of them in the simulator environment. Perhaps now that I have done this, it might be nice for other fellow traders to share their hotkey layout and what works well for them. Be nice to see other trading styles. Happy trading everyone! And good luck! Uploaded; April 20 2019 Revision: 0 DAS HotKey Layout and Shortcut Scripts REV0.pdf
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    @KyleK29 It does look like there is a bug in the spreadsheet. Changing the short to Short-SSR doesn't change anything for dollar risk. It does work as intended for Equity Percentage. Dollar Risk - Short: StopPrice=Price+0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Price=Price-Bid+0.01;SShare=150/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=400;TriggerOrder=RT:STOP STOPTYPE:MARKET PX:StopPrice+0 ACT:BUY STOPPRICE:StopPrice QTY:Pos TIF:DAY+; Dollar Risk - Short SSR (The highlighted red part is not happening on the spreadsheet) StopPrice=Price+0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Price=Price-Bid+0.01;SShare=150/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=LIMIT;Price=Bid+0.01;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send;DefShare=400;TriggerOrder=RT:STOP STOPTYPE:MARKET PX:StopPrice+0 ACT:BUY STOPPRICE:StopPrice QTY:Pos TIF:DAY+; Equity Percentage Risk - Short: StopPrice=Price+0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Share=DefShare*0.167*Price*0.01;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=400;TriggerOrder=RT:STOP STOPTYPE:MARKET PX:StopPrice+0 ACT:BUY STOPPRICE:StopPrice QTY:Pos TIF:DAY+; Equity Percentage Risk - Short-SSR (The highlighted blue part is working in the spreadsheet) StopPrice=Price+0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Share=DefShare*0.167*Price*0.01;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+0.01;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send;DefShare=400;TriggerOrder=RT:STOP STOPTYPE:MARKET PX:StopPrice+0 ACT:BUY STOPPRICE:StopPrice QTY:Pos TIF:DAY+;
  24. 1 point
    I shared my thoughts on the classic ABCD/Flag strategy. This pattern presents itself in virtually every move, across multiple timeframes. The formation consists of: 1. Run-up/sell-off 2. Profit taking/consolidation 3. Continuation Let me know your thoughts!
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