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  1. Wow, Thanks Lee W. I followed these steps exactly and everything worked perfectly!
  2. WilliamH

    Retroactive Account report

    Isaac, DAS only gives you information from same day. Even if you call them, they do not have anyway to provide old data. You have two options. 1. TraderVue as Abiel mentioned 2. Get previous data from your actual broker who is required to provide it.
  3. WilliamH

    Brandon's Day Trading Adventures

    Great job posting your recap and hope to see more recaps from you. I had and still have the exact same problem about not letting winners run. One thing that really helped me was to make a hotkey that sold 95% of my remaining shares. So no matter how many exits I have already made, instead of exiting the remaining 100% I exited only the remaining 95%. So my remaining shares will be very small if not insignificant and really allowed me to practice holding in a risk free way.
  4. WilliamH

    DAS Chart question

    @ KThu, did u get it fixed? For some odd reason, the posted solution works for most of my charts, but no matter what I did, a few charts would ALWAYS zoom out when I switched stocks. I found the solution. It is so ridiculous but it works. . . 1. Type Ticker in Montage 2. If chart opens and is zoomed out, either use a hotkey, or your mouse function to zoom in to a place reasonably close to where you want 3. At this point if I switch stocks again, it zooms back out BUT 4. If i simply roll my mouse scroller on the chart and do a slight zoom in or zoom out, for some reason, if I switch stocks after the mouse scroller zoom, the charts stay at the same zoom FINALLY! Such a weird bug for me . . .
  5. @RyanW, can you update us after a few days of usage on how you like it? Just a short review? Looks very interesting
  6. If I ever get to that dream status of all the Real/Fake (I never really know) youtube Day Trader millionaires traveling the world, flipping open their laptop for a few minutes to make a cool $10,000 . . . I will DEFINITELY get this!!!
  7. WilliamH

    Is there an account minimum for IB?

    It is true that IB advertises it has a $10,000 account minimum. But I scaled in to my account (like scaling into trades :)), with sizes of $9,000 at a time to avoid getting flagged by the IRS, and to my happy surprise, I was able to trade in IB/DAS live when only the first $9,000 was posted and verified.
  8. One way I started out which really helped me, was to look at my % gains and loss, without worrying about the actual $$$ amount gained or loss. I started with 20 shares, and that might be on a $2 stock. I made 4%! WooooHooo! What a great trade. but I lost money with Commissions and scaling out. But it didnt matter. It made me feel so good to know I made a great % EVEN THOUGH I LOST MONEY. So then the next day I would increase share size by 5-10 shares, and so on and so forth. I figure if I am in this for the long term, short term losses on learning and practicing trades in a live account is well worth it. Maybe I lose $10's-$30's on winning trades, but If I can keep that up while increasing my share size ever so slowly, I will make back that money in the near future with smart trades and bigger shares. I am very confident that it is MUCH easier to increase share size to 1000 shares, and tell yourself you only need 1 good trade and make up all the commissions u have paid out on your small share trades . . .that is a perfect way to lose the game before you even have a chance to play. Hope that makes sense.
  9. WilliamH

    Los Angeles Meet-up

    @Jedi8 @AndrewAziz @JVargas2108 All this sounds great! I can host a get together if we can actually plan out something. We could do it somewhere around the 91105 area code near Pasadena. @Jedi8, yeah that is so close. Will try to contact friday morning 4/6 in the chat. If not send me an email "wnh410@gmail.com"
  10. Today, a NASDAQ stock with a 50% gain didnt show up on the DAS TOP LIST today for me. Whenever I need an answer about DAS that no one can answer in the chat, and is not in the forum, I log into DAS, and click Help -> Live Chat Support DAS customer reps are amazing. Always have the answer, and if they dont know they ask me to hold and go find the answer. They also have a sense of humor . . . Here is our exact conversation . . . "William H Still interested to learn more about the Top List though Customer Service: Thank you for your patience. Customer Service: There is a certain threshold that must be meet in order to qualify to be on the top list, kinda like American Idol. Customer Service: lol, jk Customer Service: Here are the thresholds: Customer Service: and keep in mind they change depending on the time of day. William H Cant believe American Idol came back. wont be watching that. hahahah Customer Service: Here are parameters top list checks: For Top List From | To | share| price 0:00|9:30|3000|1.0 9:30|10:00|500000|1.0 10:00|10:30|1000000|1.0 10:30|24:00|2000000|1.0 " So the NASDAQ stock I was referring to, DSS never had the minimum volume requirements, during the specified time frame, to qualify it to be on the DAS TOP LIST. Hope this helps others
  11. @Wpicotte, I feel yah. Since DAS probably wont treat that issue any time soon. I made "hotkey/button mistakes" as part of my trading plan. So now I am 100% accountable and give myself high scores for having no "hotkey/button mistakes" per day and week.
  12. Also, when your montage is selected, whether you select it by clicking on the montage, double clicking the chart linked to it, or having a hotkey, for me at least, it automatically selects the montage AS WELL AS highlights the ticker symbol field within the montage. So lets say I am in a position, ready to get out, select my montage, but then accidentally press some random key, it will change the ticker symbol and when i try to place a trade, a notification message comes up. . . "This order will be placed for symbol "AAA" (whatever your chart is on), but currently symbol "?" is entered in the symbol text box. Continue?" So its great that DAS is trying to do the right thing, but in the heat of the moment, and especially if you have never seen this message and unaware of exactly what happened it can be a big distraction at the perfectly wrong time. Hope this saves anyone from the fate it caused me first time I experienced it.
  13. WilliamH

    Los Angeles Meet-up

    I live in the Pasadena area, and I would be up for a meetup. Where do you live @JVargas? and @Robbie, what two days are you here usually? and in what area?
  14. WilliamH

    Panic Key explanation

    This should help all of us understand how to fully utilize the Panic Hotkey Script = PANIC Description = This will close all positions in your entire account, including Real and Simulator accounts Script = PANIC ACCOUNT=myaccount Description = This will close all positions in only the specific account
  15. Quick Tip to having your custom desktop.dsk file open automatically when you login to DAS. Many DAS users, like myself just get in the habit of logging into DAS, having the DAS defualt Desktop load, and then manually changing to our own custom desktop we created by the following steps . . 1. File 2. Open Desktop 3. Selecting your custom.dsk file When you log into DAS, it automatically will open the DAS file titled "Default.dsk" that is preloaded with their software. So of course you can just open the original Default.dsk file and customize the file to your liking. But there is also another simple trick if you already have your custom.dsk file. 1. Access your DAS file folder located on your Hard Drive. For me it is in: C:\DAS Trader Pro For simulator it is in: C:\DASTrader DEMO 2. Select the "default.dsk" file and either delete it or change it to any other name such as "DASDefault.dsk" 3. Find your custom.dsk file and change the file name to "Default.dsk" 4. Move this new "Default.dsk" you just renamed, into the Das Trader Pro folder 5. Now upon logging into DAS the custom desktop you created and just renamed "Default.dsk" will automatically open

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