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  1. Yes I've done that. This is in case for some reason I can't or I left a position open by accident.
  2. Yeah I'm really using this for a case where I leave a position open by accident or some other reason I end up in an open trade without being able to close out. It's set high enough that it would never trip during normal trading but will protect me from accidentally draining my account. I imagine (hope!) I will be emailing them to raise it in a few months.
  3. CMEG offers some risk controls. You have to email them to set it up. I recently did this. Here is the email: Thanks for your email. You can have a Total Loss based on realized + unrealized P/L that will liquidate your positions and prevent you from trading once your set value is hit. If not, we can apply a Max Loss that is based on realized P/L only. Once a loss is realized above the value you set, you will be prevented from trading. Let us know via email which risk controls you would like to have activated and their values. Please advise and we would have this done for you today. Regards, Your team here at Capital Markets Elite Group LTD
  4. I asked CME about when this would be available and got this response: Thank you for your email. Kindly note the DAS replay feature is due to be enabled on the next official release of the platform. The platform is currently in BETA version. It should be available within two to three weeks. Regards, Your team here at Capital Markets Elite Group LTD.
  5. Mike B, it's been a year! What happened?
  6. This is a great question. I had the same experience of doing well early and then having more problems later. I am a very curious person and I am a trier. Once I know something can be done I will never give up. This sounds great for trading right? It is, but also it means that I just keep trying things when I should give up and focus on one thing! So I tried opening range brakes, I tried reversals, I tried momentum trading, I tried trend trading, I tried scalping, I tried it all! I tried going live after 6 months in the simulator and it was a total disaster. I reacted emotionally after a big loss and tried to make all my money back on the next trade and lost twice as much. So I went back into the simulator and then I tried going live again a few months later and it was better but still not good. Then I mostly traded in the sim and sometimes when things were going well I did some live trades but I knew that I wasn't there yet. I finally got to the point where I had come full circle. I had tried all the different things I was going to try and I was starting to look back at what had worked best for me and came up with what I really wanted to stick to. For me it was a matter of keeping things very simple and doing very few trades. I decided to do one five-minute ORB. No trading in the first 5 minutes! Had to wait for that first 5-minute candle that close and then look for an entry. Then I would do one VWAP break, usually after 9:45 or so, and only enter on volume. I would not do any trading after 10 am. Working this plan really helped me in a few ways. First, if I had a down day it would be a small down day. Things can only go so badly when you just do two trades. Also, this kept the fees down. So once I could do that consistently and I was getting decent results and, most importantly, it just felt like a normal thing everyday, I went live again and have been live since then. That point of going live was after a year and a half of trading the open before my job of running my small business every day so it took a while! I track my 10 and 20 day averages, focusing on R multiples not money, increasing my risk when my 20 day average is above .5R and now sometimes do another one or two trades and sometimes trade a bit after 10am. So anyway, finally deciding on two simple trades to focus on was what did it for me. And doing just one ORB and then waiting for a volume entry on the 2 min. chart for a VWAP break kept me from making entries based on reactions instead of rules.
  7. If you're using the "StopType=Market" (as recommended), the Price will be 0. This is because DAS forces it to that value when you submit the order, the actual triggering price is stored in the "Type" column (e.g. "SM: 10.10"). It's also the reason the stop-order arrow doesn't show on the chart (because it's sitting at 0). For the 2:1 partial. You'd be better off doing a second hotkey that sets a partial limit order. Like: 1) Double-click, hit normal "long" hotkey (for this example). It'll set the stop order when it's filled. 2) Hit second hotkey that sets the partial take-profit .. like (assuming 25% partial): SHARE=POS*0.25;SHARE=ROUND;ROUTE=LIMIT;PRICE=AVGCOST+AVGCOST-STOPPRICE;TIF=DAY+;Send=Reverse; Thanks for your response Kyle. Back from vacation & trying this out. Using this script to order with fixed $ risk & set stop and it appears to be working: StopPrice=Price-0.01;DefShare=BP*0.97;Price=Ask-Price+0.01;SShare=12/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=50;TriggerOrder=RT:STOP STOPTYPE:MARKET PX:StopPrice-0.3 ACT:SELL STOPPRICE:StopPrice QTY:Pos TIF:DAY; Then using this script to partial out 1/3 at 1R: SHARE=POS*0.33;SHARE=ROUND;ROUTE=LIMIT;PRICE=AVGCOST+AVGCOST-STOPPRICE;TIF=DAY;Send=Reverse; First, as I said above it enters the order as a short instead of a sale (because there is a stop in place, if I'm not mistaken) but the result appears to be the same so I don't need to be concerned with that? Second, it seems to be defaulting to 100 shares instead of .33 of my position as would be indicated in the script. I have no idea why, 100 is not even the default in my montage.
  8. I am trying a script generated from the spreadsheet. It does enter the stop order but the stop price is 0. I tried David's script above and got the same result. Any idea what's going on? Also, I have had a problem using stop orders in teh past that I can't exit my position using the "Sell All" button. Instead f selling all it enters a short (took me a while to figure that out!) Is there any way around that? Finally, what I would like is a auto-size order hot key that would enter the stop order as above, but also a partial order at 1R. The problem with range orders is that you're all out at the top or bottom (unless I'm missing something). I find that my fast-moving ORB's sometimes hit my 1R cover point and return and it happens too fast form me to catch it manually, or enter a limit order in the montage.
  9. I like to set a limit order to partial, for example at 29.97. But sometimes things are moving too fast to enter the order in the montage, at least for the first partial. Can anyone tell me how to write a script that would let me press a hot key, then double-click on teh chart and have a limit order set for 1/3 of my position at that spot?
  10. Thanks Carlos, but this is the 15 min. chart? I am looking for weekly.
  11. Can someone please share this script with me? Keep trying to set up a new hot key for it but can't get it right.
  12. It's also a bit confusing because it shows 11 trades, but if you look at tickets above, there are only 8. The difference is the partial fills you get, but you aren't charged for those.
  13. The benefit is for traders starting out with small accounts, trading lower shares.
  14. I fixed it with some help in the chat room this morning.You need to change Day+ to Day in the Montage but ALSO in the script for each of your hot key setups.
  15. Am I the only one that got this today? There was a message from them on teh DAS platform this morning: "There was an update to our platform yesterday that may have affected the TIF type that you use in your trades. When using the SMART routes (LIMIT, MARKET, STOP), you can use "DAY" for pre-market and during market hours, while using "DAY+" for the after hours period." I am getting a reject code 387 when I try to buy shares, even though I have the settings as they describe.
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