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Hamish Arnold

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About Hamish Arnold

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  1. Ticked in options. But the suggestion of calling them certainly makes sense. Thanks
  2. Many, many thanks for offering those thoughts - which I have duly investigated. Sadly, my knowledge and experience (with over 25 years of experience in the financial world) was insufficient. More than 10 years experience, extensive knowledge and trading over 100 trades a year (namely maxing everything), then going back into their system abter 2 days still resulted in a decline. Hence my query. Sadly, I think this might be government intrusion to stop people from taking 'risky' positions - hence the professional designation thought
  3. Jarad has persuaded me to take the scarlet pill, but I am struggling to get Interactive Brokers in the UK to give me trading permission, where they reference investment knowledge, experience, net worth and source of income - but will not say what I need to have to get the permission. I suspect that I need to be designated as a professional trader, which I am loath to do in fear on the implications to my commission rates. Does anyone, in the UK, know anything about this to clarify - or is there another platform that is both easier to setup and good to use? All help gratefully received. Hamish HawkEye
  4. Does anyone have 2 hotkeys (long and short) to facilitate a scale into a position? For example, if going long and the price action is looking interesting for an entry at, say $50, and you want to take a long with a stop at $49 and a risk level of $100, then would purchase 100 shares. Then you want to add to the position, but keep your risk at a maximum loss of $100 but you are happy to reduce the stop loss level up to $49.75, but can still but into the position at $50 (to keep the example easy!), the you should ultimately have a position of 400 shares - so the click on the chart would be at $49.75 and the hotkey would result in a purchase of an additional 300 shares. This would be like a free roll, but where you are still accepting a degree of downside risk, rather than only using the unrealized P&L to determine the additional shares... All ideas welcome!
  5. As i have started using these keys, 2 questions arose for me: 1. Is it possible to incorporate a route into the hotkey and thus leverage the SMART abilities from IB? 2. Why is the hotkey not working, when I already have an open position in that ticker and I am using the hotkey as an 'add'? Seems the answers are as follows: 1. The script uses a STOP route to be able to do the delayed entry and IB handles that internally (they don't offer a Smart Stop equivalent). As such, this is not possible with DAS' current capabilities. 2. This hotkey only works for initial entries. If you want to scale into a position, or add if that's how you are looking at it, then you can consider Kyle's scale-in hotkeys from his hotkey spreadsheet. I hope this information proves helpful for other people as they consider whether/how to use these awesome hotkeys. All the best, Hamish
  6. I have arrived already. The Guinness beckoned…. Sat outside next to the canal, if anyone else is early. table is booked inside under the name of Kareem darwish. looking forward to meeting you all
  7. I will be there, and I believe that ondrej will be joining as well
  8. Looking forward to joining. Sadly I am based quite a distance outside london so will struggle to help with organisation…
  9. I was hoping that someone might have a hotkey script that achieves this. The scenario would be, say, a long position where you believe that the price is going to head south. You want to sell your entire position but you are concerned that the price action might turn around and continue heading north. If I have 100 shares from an entry of $10.00, with a stop at $9.80, and the price has reached $10.50 but is showing a head and shoulders pattern whilst L2 ask ladder remains strong, then I would like to sell the 100 shares at $10.50 as the price is declining, however at the same time I would like to add a stop buy order at $10.55 (Price +0.05) for the same position size. The stop position I would add back in myself, using the original trade's breakeven level (+5c!). Similarly, I would need the same for a short position where I am covering the entire position, with a new short stop sell order at 5c below the cover level. As the price falls, then I can shift that stop order closer to the price action so that if I am right on the exit, I do not lose the profit at the inflection point, but if it does reverse into the L2 ladder upside then I am ready to get back into the original trade. Here's hoping?!!!!
  10. thanks, Peter. you are the second confirmation that this is perfectly normal! guess that i am excessively cautious about potential fraud these days!
  11. Just signing into DAS today (9 August) and was told I need to sign some electronic agreements for continued live market data, but the link takes me to a 'weird' website - agreements.dastrader.mobi In today's environment of fraud, is anyone else getting similar messages and/or concerned by this?
  12. Thor has done a series of webinars leading up to providing specific trading strategies using the Camarilla pivot points. These leverage a fantastic book called Secrets of a Pivot Boss by Frank Ochoa - tough reading, but well worth the effort, if Thor's webinars resonate with your trading style.
  13. Does anyone have a spreadsheet that captures all of Carlos' (and stand-in's) primary, secondary and risky tickers from the pre-market shows?
  14. Kyle, I am loving your website that calculates these levels (including the post-market data) but was wondering if you could add in another column which provides this information excluding the post-market data (and thus close is at 1600 rather than 2000)? Fingers crossed! Hamish
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