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  1. Hey @smp Please post the instructions to update the DAS fonts - Thank you
  2. I am seeing ghost trades in my sim account - second or third time this has happened to me Below is the relevant portion of my chat with the DAS support DAS has not come back with an answer. Has this happened to anybody? ----------------------------------- Customer ServiceCustomer Service9:58 AM I am seeing a buy order at that time, entering you in position for AAL KRIS9:59 AM the one i am seeing in the history at 9.31.54 with a loss of -236.44 is me covering it i did not do a short sell before that - it magically appeared KRIS10:05 AM this has happened to me a couple of times - i thought at that time that it was me pressing the wrong key or something - did not check the history at that time today I checked the history and found the gap Customer ServiceCustomer Service10:06 AM One moment Customer ServiceCustomer Service10:12 AM So that buy order was covering a short that you did not enter KRIS10:12 AM yes Customer ServiceCustomer Service10:12 AM Did you log in and make any trades over the weekend? KRIS10:12 AM not at all KRIS10:17 AM actually Thursday was the last day of trading - i skipped trading on friday Customer ServiceCustomer Service10:17 AM I would like to see the trade log from thurday Customer ServiceCustomer Service10:37 AM We would then a have to escalate the issue to our support team, please to have Thursday's file emailed to [email protected] clarifying that you were in a short position of AAL unknowingly and would like clarity on how it was created -----------------------------------
  3. @smp Yes - please post the instructions. My das windows suddenly got messed up - the font sizes changed on the buttons (level 2) and the chart price labels. Would not revert to its original sizes even after restoring from a whole das backup. I am guessing that this must be related to the font info DAS writes to the windows registry. You are right - DAS could use better fonts and visual styles - the application is stuck in the Windows 95 look and feel.. Appreciate your help. Thank you.
  4. @IamKarthi - Thank you for sharing details about your trading journey. You have definitely enriched the BBT Community with your postings. Looking forward to hearing more from you. I am especially impressed with your selection of trading related books - I bought all of them
  5. peterB - Your math is wrong - see figure in red! if LAST=100 & POS=50 (Last*Pos-100)/Pos (100*50-100)/50 = (5000-100)/50 = 4900/50=98 Last-100/Pos 100-100/50=100-2=98
  6. Tried avgcost-100/Pos - same error Looks like it is the 100/Pos part that is causing the error. Thanks for the response.
  7. I am trying to use this script for a hot button to set a STOP LOSS: CXL ALLSYMB;ROUTE=STOP;StopType=Market;StopPrice=Last-100/Pos;StopPrice=Round2;Share=Pos;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send; OR CXL ALLSYMB;ROUTE=STOP;StopType=Market;StopPrice=AvgCost-100/Pos;StopPrice=Round2;Share=Pos;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send; The above scripts throws the following ERROR Script: Invalid price Looks like DAS is not liking 100/Pos [ STOPPRICE = (AvgCost*Pos-100)/Pos = AvgCost - (100/Pos) = AvgCost - 100/Pos ] If AvgCost=5 and Pos=25 STOPPRICE = 5 - 100/25 = $1 which means that the StopLoss value = ($5 - $1) * 25 = $ 100 I am using this formula to fix my Stop Loss to $100 - a fixed amount. Why is DAS throwing an error for this? Any pointers will be appreciated - thanks in advance. **SOLVED** Gist: Stop Price does not support the POS command Use this workaround: CXL ALLSYMB;Share=Pos;Price=100/Share;Price=Last-Price;Price=Round2;ROUTE=STOP;StopType=Market;StopPrice=Price;Share=Pos;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send; Here's my interaction with DAS support chat -------------------------- kris: Hello, I am trying to use this script for a hot button to set a STOP LOSS: CXL ALLSYMB;ROUTE=STOP;StopType=Market;StopPrice=Last-100/Pos;StopPrice=Round2;Share=Pos;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send; The above script throws the following ERROR Script: Invalid price Looks like DAS is not liking 100/Pos I am using this formula to fix my Stop Loss to $100 - a fixed amount. Why is DAS throwing an error for this? Call accepted by operator Customer Service. Currently in room: Customer Service, kris. Customer Service: Hi this is Rashada' Customer Service: Please allow me some time to review kris: thanks Customer Service: Allow me to use your script kris: ok Customer Service: Yes the rejection is coming from Stopprice=Last-100/Pos kris: the formula is correct kris: [ STOPPRICE = (AvgCost*Pos-100)/Pos = AvgCost - (100/Pos) = AvgCost - 100/Pos ] If AvgCost=5 and Pos=25 STOPPRICE = 5 - 100/25 = $1 which means that the StopLoss value = ($5 - $1) * 25 = $ 100 kris: so looks like DAS is not allowing 100/Pos ? kris: I can use AvgCost - 0.15 and it is fine kris: AvgCost or Last Customer Service: Just a moment Customer Service: Stop Price does not support the POS command kris: is there a workaround - like using DefShare=Pos;StopPrice=Last-100/DefShare - something like this? Customer Service: What are you trying to do? kris: I am using this formula to fix my Stop Loss to $100 - a fixed amount. kris: see the calculation above Customer Service: You may try this hotkey to set your stop loss to be $100 Customer Service: CXL ALLSYMB;Share=Pos;Price=100/Share;Price=Last-Price;Price=Round2;ROUTE=STOP;StopType=Market;StopPrice=Price;Share=Pos;TIF=DAY+;SELL=Send; Customer Service: Please test all Hotkey scripts prior to use to ensure accuracy. It is the responsibility of the trader for all order sent. kris: Appreciate your help - thank you so much! Customer Service: You are welcome Customer Service: Is there anything else I can assist you with? kris: No - thank you Customer Service: I hope you have a nice day. Goodbye! ---------------------------------------------------- Here's how my hot buttons look like With the $100 stop loss, once it is set, I can click and drag it to adjust - you just have to enable it in your chart area. Also, I can hit the button again - since it is programmed on Last, it will re-adjust.
  8. I heard from a trader that "My position size is set at $35,000 for my hot keys. So if I want to increase a position size over $35,000, I will hit a hotkey a couple of times to enter a trade" Example scenario: when I could have one order for 3000 shares, I will end up with 3 orders for 1000 shares each. Advantages: With a fixed position size and related hotkeys I can master the mechanical aspect of trading. (instead of getting confused with more hotkeys etc) As I get more confidence I gradually increase my capital and position size without changing the hotkeys I have mastered. Let us say, I start with $20000 and after 6 months I double the capital to $40000. I don't change the hotkeys that I have for $20000, I just hit the appropriate BUY|SELL hotkey twice if I want to take advantage of the extra $20000. Disadvantages: More transaction fees? Timing lag? Please advise me - thanks.
  9. Thanks Justin. Great pointers. I feel better now
  10. This morning I had a scary experience on my TEST account. I was in the middle of a short trade. In a couple of minutes, I tried to close out - no hotkeys, hot buttons nothing worked Even the PANIC command /key/button did not work! The application itself was not frozen - I was able to log out, restart etc. But none of the commands were taking effect on the back end. Here's the copy of interaction with the DAS customer support ** not very reassuring ** Anybody had this kind of experience with a live account? How do you deal with this kind of a situation with a live account? kris: das trader is stuck - unable to close out position test account Call accepted by operator Customer Service. Currently in room: kris, Customer Service. Customer Service: Welcome to DAS Online Live support! I am Alanna from the Customer Service and Sales Team. Please allow me to review your question. kris: account TRBXXX38 Customer Service: Are you receiving a error message? kris: no kris: logged out kris: rebooted kris: used panic kris: no effect Customer Service: There has been a minor issue reported and our technicians are currently having it addressed. Please to allow us some time kris: is it only for the test accounts kris: what happens if this was a live account? kris: hello? kris: hello? Customer Service: Yes only demo kris: what happens in case of a live account? kris: is there a panic number to call? Customer Service: You could call your broker kris: how do i look at the log Customer Service: Trade>Trades kris: Send_Rej Buy AMD 500 40.21 SMAT 10:21:43 TRBBT2338 Route disable![1279] CancelRej Buy AMD 500 40.32 SMAT 10:21:43 TRBBT2338 Route Disabled Send_Rej Buy AMD 500 40.22 SMAT 10:21:42 TRBBT2338 Route disable![1279] CancelRej Buy AMD 500 40.32 SMAT 10:21:42 TRBBT2338 Route Disabled Send_Rej Buy AMD 500 40.24 SMAT 10:21:41 TRBBT2338 Route disable![1279] CancelRej Buy AMD 500 40.32 SMAT 10:21:41 TRBBT2338 Route Disabled Send_Rej Buy AMD 500 40.26 SMAT 10:21:34 TRBBT2338 Route disable![1279] Customer Service: What hotkey are you using? kris: CXL ALLSYMB;ROUTE=SMRTL;Price=Ask+0.10;Share=Pos;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send; Customer Service: Do you have SMRTL among your list of routes Customer Service: Please to right click on the route box then type it in the list of ROUTES below ** SMRTL ** was not in the list Customer Service: Type SMRTL in the list ** added SMRTL to the list and it wokrs now ** **Not sure why SMRTL was working up until it happened this morning and why SMRTL had to be added.** Customer Service: You should be fine Customer Service: I am not sure, the route may have been disabled on the demo. It was resolved kris: But I would like to know what happened - for the benefit of others in y group Customer Service: Once we have word we will have a email sent ** More info ** https://www.dastrader.com/DAS-Support.html Got this nice email form DAS - thank you DAS!
  11. I was researching ways to run DAS desktop on a Mac. Windows running in VirtualBox: This option is cheaper if you already have a Windows license. Too slow - even after allocating 4G of RAM to the VM. Not a viable option for me. Here's the option that I like best so far: Running DAS desktop on a Windows server on Amazon AWS EC2 virtual machine. Install: It took me less than 5 minutes to bring up a server and install DAS demo app. The Windows on AWS is Windows Server 2019, which is much more stable than Windows 10 on a laptop. Windows 10 on a laptop is **always** updating something or the other and causes so much pain and suffering. Performance: works fast and seamlessly on my 2018 Macbook Pro 15 inch with 16G RAM. Cost: T3a Medium (4G of RAM) $ 0.056/hr ($9 approx /month for a 8 hour day for a typical month - this includes cost of windows license) Data ownership: AWS does not own your data on your VM. Data transmission when using the DASTrader application is encrypted. AWS will not be able to read your data transmission. Server management: You can temporarily stop or shutdown your server anytime. When it is stopped, you are paying very little for it. Reliability: AWS has phenomenal stability - Netflix, Facebook etc depend on it. AWS Health Dashboard: https://status.aws.amazon.com/ **update** I am happy to report that even during the heavy traffic on the internet and AWS, during the corona virus work-from-home situation, my setup is holding up great. I did not see ANY degradation in performance at all. Network delay: This is where AWS really shines! See the Network Delay from my DAS below. This was before market opening on a Test Account. Quoting Andrew: " A Network Delay below 20 ms is good". In places far away from Wall Street the network delay tends to be higher if you going through a local ISP. AWS has superior networks than most ISPs. From a Mac you can connect to this remote Windows using the free Microsoft Remote Desktop App 10 (available from the Mac App Store for free) Another plus: I can switch to any Mac that I have easily and have my DAS run on it in less than a minute. All that the Mac needs is a quick install of Microsoft Remote Desktop App. Here's DAS doc on this https://www.dastrader.com/documents/How-to-run-PRO-on-Non-Windows-OS.pdf Here's a screenshot of my Mac Microsoft Remote Desktop with DAS running on a Remote Windows Server on AWS EC2
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