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  1. Nice work Kyle. I wish DAS had a Matrix order window. TradeStation has an amazing Matirx order window to work with which has all the ordering powers right at your finger tips. Not sure if anyone here has had the opportunity to use TS in the past?
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    Importance of Daily Charts

    Hi Justin. Want to support your post up above as I personally use daily charts to find support and resistance pockets. Support and Resistance (pivots/consolidation areas) are one possible indicator for the trader to respect and monitor carefully. In addition to Support and Resistance zones I use daily trend lines everyday. Once I short list my morning watch list, I take the time to map out the major ascending and descending support lines (connection major pivot points) to provide me additional information about where support and resistance pockets may be respected. This can assist you in making decisions for your entries or exits on any time frame.
  3. Do you think one day you could do a youTube video tutorial and show how it actually works in real time? Demonstrate the usefulness of this program? That would be cool! Fantastic efforts and work here.
  4. I want to support this statement. It is very important to know that trading is about a lot of different factors combined hopefully preparing you to make the best possible decision when choosing to enter/exit. (That is why Andrew's books are a great read by the way!)
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    Chart Y-axis

    Hi Lane. There is no way to do this. (unfortunately yet) I have in the past put in a suggestion to the DAS team to enable this feature (Just like https://www.tradingview.com)
  6. Right mouse click on chart ---- Configure....
  7. Here are my opinions on what Andrew saw. Aug 5th opening of MU - Pre-market conditions of MU were a continuous fade. Showing weekness. Perhaps short biast on it to begin with - SPY on the low (influence) - on open (9:30) there was attempt to break the high of the previous (pre-market) green candle. It failed to break that. - In addition, it failed to break/hold V-WAP as well as 9 and 20 EMA - Once the first minute candle closed, the price popped up just touching the V-WAP however fell easily/quickly indicating a short potential (this happens quickly remember) - with anticipation of the price continuing to fall, Andrew place his short orders anticipating the break of the previous candle body and wick - Andrew scalped his profits at multiple stages as it continued to go lower, 20-30 cent scalp range. Very nice. I'm not sure based on your screen grabs if Andrew closed his entire position on the second minute candle or if he held into the 3rd minute candle which would have rendered him another potential 30 cents on remaining balance of shares. Hope you and others agree with what I have to say above. If not, please share your ideas.
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    Swing Trading Setup ( Charting & Broker ) Qs.

    Are you looking for charting tools? Then for sure I like to use; https://www.tradingview.com/ There is lag time unless you are a paid subscriber. However for swing trading, you may be very well with the free tool set. Hope this is of help.
  9. Hi Igor. Sounds interesting to say the least. Can you share some screen shots of what you are speaking of here??
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    Back Trading Software

    From what I understand there is a product you can use... Its part of TD Ameritrade. Its a feature called "thinkOnDemand" https://www.td.com/ca/en/investing/direct-investing/trading/thinkorswim/ I believe this is a tutorial: https://tickertape.tdameritrade.com/tools/backtest-historical-data-thinkorswimondemand-15667
  11. Good day fellow Traders. One of the very frustrating things about using the DAS Trader platform is the fact that it does not allow the end user to place a horizontal price line audio alert. (in a simple way) Perhaps you guys can side with me on this one; In a simple world of a platform, we should be able to draw a horizontal price line and within the Configuration of that line be able to set an Audio alert with optional pop up visual alert. Two clicks and your done... Matter of fact, it would be nice to enable audio alerts on any sort of line whether it is a Trend line, Horizontal price line or ray line. In many other trading platforms, they all have SIMPLE alert capabilities... Long and short. I did speak with DAS Technical support and they have advise me to email "support@dastrader.com" with the request to have simple alert's added to future platform upgrades. Perhaps if you in particular are interested in this needed feature, you too should email "support@dastrader.com" with the request. The more requests they receive of a particular new feature, the more likely they will add it into the development cue. Thanks everyone, and perhaps send an email in support. (If you are in support of simple audio alerts! Safe trading everyone.
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    Ergonomic Hotkeys Layout

    Attached here are the HOTKEY scripts. Be mindful to always test your scrips in simulator mode prior to live trading. Also take note that DAS Trader hotkey scripts may not work in pre-market conditions. scripts.pdf
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    Ergonomic Hotkeys Layout

    While being on the topic of HotKeys which I use every day, here's mine! One may be amazed having this many hotkeys however the items in yellow are used religiously. DAS Hotkey Layout3.pdf
  14. Good day everyone. Just want to mention that I did reach out to DAS and they did add the above additional data as stated. Robert. I do have a question for your, do you know where/how to gain the information of added Float and other stock fundamental data Thank you!
  15. Converted a typical closet into a trade station. I added a 'peel n stick' wood wall paneling and installed a 3 pot-light lamp above with dimmer switch.
  16. 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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    PDT day trade limit?

    working for me too. Thanks for fixing guys.
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    PDT day trade limit?

    I started above 25K. Took a 300 dollar loss putting me just below 25K. Then thats is. locked
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    PDT day trade limit?

    I am having the same issue... "--ARCA--09:36:55--PDT Day Trade Limit Reached![1279]" I can no longer trade???????
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    Greater Toronto Meet Up April 7th, 2019

    SO our list stands as per below: 1. Andrew 2. Brian Pez 3. Tj 4. sdanesh02@gmail.com 5. Paul C
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    Toronto Meet Up Wend. Jan 23 2019

    Andrew. Do you have a particular area/city of interest? Where is your hotel during that time?
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    Toronto Meet Up Wend. Jan 23 2019

    Great to hear that a visit is back in the forecast. I personally will slot out those days to ensure availability. Please count me in. Looking forward to it. (An the upcoming trade challenge!)
  23. Good day traders. I was informed by a DAS Trader user that the newest update which DAS has released (5.3.0.5 Feb 21 2019) (click Tools > Auto Upgrade) that somehow it is able to show you where the "Circuit Breaker Halt" price is for any given moving stock. Does anyone in here happen to know how to turn that setting on? Or where to find it? Best regards,
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    Short with trailing stop setup

    I was just informed by DAS support that " STOP orders may or may not execute during pre/post market hours " Thought I would share this to the community. Many of the times I am testing out my orders pre-market... I will test further during open market times and will update. Thanks.
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    Short with trailing stop setup

    Good morning from Toronto. I feel a bit embarrassed however I am having an issues simply setting a Market Stop order to work. Never can seem to get any sort of stops working in DAS. Perhaps anyone here can simple tell me what in there opinion this script means... (I know what it should do... But it doesn't) perhaps I am missing something.... Can anyone offer any leads or tips to my issue? ROUTE=STOP;StopType=Market;StopPrice=Last-0.1;Share=Pos;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send Thank you.
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