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  1. @AJTrades Is your BBT Das Sim linked to a broker? What version of BBT Das Sim are you using? My Risk Control option is still greyed out...
  2. Does anyone who use TradingView notice the VWAP they have does not fit as snug as the VWAP in DAS? I have played with the settings and it just seems quite a bit off still, anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
  3. Greg, I'm happy that you have realized what you need and decided to go back to sim. I really think you could work on your impulsiveness, as you seem to be repeating the same mistakes over and over again while at the same time knowing you are making them. That might be from the lack of quality sleep (with your baby), so I think you might want to focus on things that are beyond trading, to actually improve it. I think everyone can attest that the lack of sleep can really hinder our control of our emotional brain. So whenever I fail to sleep well, in the morning I have more fear of the markets and trade extra cautiously. Looking at your February P&L, although it's mostly reds, but at least you didn't go hulk and sustained a few hundred dollar loss on a single day, so I think that's a win in itself. Also, you seem to be attached to FB, AAPL, NFLX...even when they are not in play. I know you decrease your sizes, but since they are so expensive, their stops need to be wider, and that might not be worth the risk if they are not in play. If you feel you like to play a stock with good momentum, I feel SQ is nice when you can catch it, and it's not as expensive as those $100+ stocks. Good luck!
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    Dilemma in Sim

    Thank you for your insights Robert!
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    Dilemma in Sim

    I understand when in live, the idea to stop once daily target has been met to prevent giving it all back. I also understand when in sim, you want to try to mimic everything you would do as if you were using real money and psychology. So my question is, do I stop when I reach my daily target in sim? One part of me says yes to build my confidence and habit, but another part of me wants to be exposed to market movements more and study and practice. Though often times that will indeed cause me to give all my (sim) money back to the markets... I wonder what others had done when they were at this crossroad?
  6. Greg, the following is just my feedback so I apologize in advance if it rubs you in the wrong way. I'm also only on sim so you could just totally disregard what I have to say if you want. First of all, congrats on the baby! But having to taking care of a baby will directly increase your stress levels due to lack of quality sleep, and that would directly impact your ability to control your emotions and impulsiveness, so maybe it's best if you could find a way to ground yourself first before you start trading, whatever ways it might be (eg. meditation, deep long inhales and exhales, exercises, stretches, cold water on face etc) In my opinion if you are still a developing trader, maybe it's best to stay away from mega caps, or stocks that are higher priced. Yes you might win once or twice, but most of the time you might get shaked out and your stop loss wouldn't be able to handle that (since their stop losses are so big), worst if you don't execute your stop loss. Maybe focusing on trading these stocks that you can't get good entries with is somehow fueling your current predicament? I am interested in knowing what concrete plans you have in tackling these discipline problems? For me I have my journal in a detailed spreadsheet, explaining every trade I took the whys and what, and what I learned from that trade etc. Also like Carlos's journal, I write what I did well that day, and what needs improvement (instead of "what I did wrong"), and mood, etc. Every morning premarket I re read them, and remind myself what I need to control myself in doing the most and what my goals (skill and psychology-wise, not money) are for that day. I also limit myself now to $10-$50 stocks and small shares, just for the sake of practicing my skills, because there's no point in buying AAPL now if I'm not ready, and I won't even buy it if I go live tomorrow (well I could, but most likely I will get stopped multiple times and start a revenge trade cycle). Again, I apologize for the blunt feedback, we all have a hard time to control the psychology part, but because I have experienced those moments and choices too, I just wanted to chime in. Good luck!
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    Zoom selected areas in DAS

    Is there an updated BBT demo version so that zoom bug is gone?
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    Zoom selected areas in DAS

    Thanks for the quick reply Abiel. So I went and tried to install and run DAS .33 DEMO which I found from the following thread, but I keep getting the "Wrong Trader" error but I'm sure my log in info are correct. Do you have any ideas? Thanks. :
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    Zoom selected areas in DAS

    Hey guys, I find sometimes when I do this, it just draws the rectangle and that's it, no zooming happens. I have to fiddle with it with mouse clicks or make new rectangles or fiddle with zoom buttons to get it to work. Everything else in DAS is fine. Is this a bug? I'm using DAS sim. Thanks.
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    15-Minute Chart Reversal Strategy

    I’m not Robert and I’m still learning myself, but isn’t there much more to go until your stop loss? If you can’t take partials due to share size, isn’t accepting a small gain the only reasonable and safest way to go? From what I’ve been observing in the community, I think the ideology is to be consistently green instead of maximizing gains every bit of the way. Or maybe there is something that we are not seeing in your charts. Pardon my intrusion.
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    Show us your set-up!

    Everyone has some really neat setups! I'm fairly new and I'm hoping to take advantage of the christmas sales going on right now and want to purchase monitors (right now I'm relying on an old 20" 1600x900, and my 52" tv which I have to sit far away from, thus I'm actually sitting at the center of my small living room...) My question is, 1 center monitor around 4x" with side monitors at 2x", versus multiple 2x" monitors, is that really down to preference? Or largely due to limitation of number of monitors that can be connected? Second question is, are there any specs to look for when purchasing a monitor? Besides size and resolution (I guess 1920x1080 is the minimum)? Thank you!
  12. Hello, I just started and got the lifetime membership, and I'm using the 3 months free DAS sim. I'm following the video and when I right click the Accounts window, I see the "Open Risk Control Page" option but it is greyed out and not clickable. Is this page only accessible in the paid sim? Thanks.
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