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  1. I purchased a 17" ASUS ROG Model GL703GE-IS74 currently $200 off at Costco....1TB HD, 250GB SSD, 16GB RAM, GTX1050 GPU, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor 2.2GHz. It's a gaming laptop with fancy colors on the keyboard and comes with a gaming mouse. The main reason I purchased this (besides the current discount) was that it has an HDMI plus a Mini Display Port so you can add 2 external screens. So in addition to being a solid travel trading setup this can double as a home work station if/when my regular PC crashes or fails or needs some repair. https://www.costco.com/ASUS-ROG-Gaming-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti--1080p---Bonus-Gladius-ll-Gaming-Mouse.product.100416051.html
  2. Greg, we all make the same mistakes...there's no quick remedy for this problem. The best way is to accept and embrace it...treat your other self like a child with bad habits that constantly needs positive reinforcement and reminders. This is why journaling and self reflection is so important. Constant embracement of the challenges forces the deliberative mind to interact with the impulsive mind and slowly retrains your brains decisions not to be hijacked by the impulse trader. I wish I could claim I had solved the problem for myself but cannot...however I am not in denial and think about it everytime problems arise and believe that will help me slowly become a better trader. Mike D said it well here: "i've been thinking a lot about what Mark Douglas says in trading in the zone that I have to slowly diffuse the habits that are holding me back from being consistent and slowly infuse good habits. the only way to do that is work everyday on the things I can control but also realize that these habits have been with us our entire life so they're not going away easy and to not be too hard on myself when i make a mistake."
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    Swing Trading Ideas

    yeah, nice...signed up for the alerts too.
  4. I picture/visualize it for myself this way: we harbor two creatures in us...one mostly controls decisions that get made "on the fly" the other is responsible for "deliberative thinking" but that creature is also lazy and easily overrun by the impulsive creature in us. We need to retool/train the lazy creature not to be overrun by the impulsive creature. I recommend this book by Daniel Kahneman....Kahneman won a Nobel prize in behavioural economics for research on the two major forces in the brain that dictate decision making....intuitive vs deliberative thinking. It's very useful to understand the brains impact on impulse and biased trading. Daniel Kahneman: Thinking fast and thinking slow https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374533555/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1547156870&sr=8-3&keywords=daniel+kahneman Another good read is a book written by Anni Duke ... Anni Duke is a professional poker player who talks about how to think in terms of bets and statistics of making good and bad calls. Those who play poker might agree there's a few "decision making" similarities between poker and trading. Like traders poker players have to quickly make decisions (fold, call, bet or raise) when confronted with complex decisions. They too have to learn to tame the impulsive creature they harbor... Anni Duke: Thinking in bets https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Bets-Making-Smarter-Decisions/dp/0735216355/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547156844&sr=8-1&keywords=annie+duke
  5. nothing that you can try out in demo mode like with TV....you need to generate a report of trades and then apparently can copy and paste into an importer.....nothing even close to what TV offers. Also, their customer support didn't have much to offer unlike Greg at TV who has been very helpful multiple times responding with very lengthy emails.
  6. I ran a calculation today of IBs fees using there account report Total commissions/Total shares for all my trading since I went live end of August and came up with a number of $.0002. That seems awfully low......so just checking what kind of numbers others have come up with.
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    Any Europeans?

    Hallo Bierzar....ich wohne jetzt in San Diego, komme aber aus Koeln und habe ein paar Jahre in Essen gelebt...:) Mich wuerde mal interessieren wie das day trading in Europa im Vergleich zu NYSE/Nasdaq/AMEX geht. Tradest Du du auch Frankfurt/Londen oder nur NY/Nasdaq/USA ticker?
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    Day Trading and Tax Preparation

    GreenTrader Tax is holding another IB webinar January 9 for those interested in tax issues: https://greentradertax.com/events/tips-for-traders-on-preparing-2018-tax-returns/ " There are several new and revised 2018 tax forms based on the implementation of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Learn how traders, eligible for trader tax status (TTS), maximize business, home office, and startup expenses using critical tax-reporting strategies. Don’t solely rely on broker 1099-Bs: There might be opportunities to switch to lower 60/40 capital gains rates in Section 1256, use Section 475 ordinary loss treatment if elected on time, and report wash sale losses differently. Make vital 2019 tax elections on time. Learn common errors on tax returns for TTS traders, which can lead to an IRS or state exam. Learn tips for Q4 estimates and April 15th planning."
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    I started using Tradervue's Gold plan to track fees and then they have a couple more features that I still need to get to know better. Those additional features deal with risk and R/R ratios. My daily trade and execution numbers are somewhat high so analyzing my stats becomes a bit more difficult looking at individual trades. Greg at Tradervue has been very helpful in guiding me with various issues I have had. One bigger problem was separating SIM from Live trades which as Peter mentioned they have made very simple now if you use the DAS Trader platform. You can add account tags and separate your analyses of Live and SIM trades very easily. I am going to give the Gold plan a shot for a month or two and it would be great to exchange experience with others using Tradervue as an integral part of their trade analysis.
  10. Tradervue has a bulk importer for IB users with DAS....is there a similar feature in Edgewonk?
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    SQ maybe silly idea but...

    Very interesting analysis...have you tried to extend this to other stocks that are regularly in play, ie. MU, AMD, FB? It might be interesting to compare. The mitigating factor is that markets have been somewhat in "correction mode" since SPY, NQ and small caps topped out end of August/early Sept. I would also be curious to see how SQ did during the bull run June thru September...was there a pattern of ORBUs to be seen with it?
  12. What's the approx. itinerary considered, ie base camp setup, miles and elevation gain and day(s)?
  13. Looking forward to meeting Andrew, Brian and a few local BBT members...I travel from North County so hopefully Friday traffic I-5 won't throw in a wrench with the timing. BTW, there's a Livestream of the Trade Ideas Summit "Rise with the Machines" event for those interested following just register online and you can follow the entire event online: https://www.trade-ideas.com/ti2018-attendee-summit-2018
  14. Around 2 weeks now, I have Windows 10 installed but not sure what build that is...I think Windows updates install automatically so it should be the latest available.
  15. have been running new DAS s/w...no issues with hand cursor bug. Loving the addition of the global chart features...

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