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  1. Been playing around with this today. This is great. Thank you again. I have a follow up question I guess just to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong. I was testing out the Stop - set to break even hotkeys and noticed some things that look weird, but don't seem to be an actual problem. First off, it seems like they worked so I guess that's all that matters haha. But I noticed two weird things. On the chart the hollow arrow that shows up for the stop order would be pretty far away from my actual break even point. Also, in the trade log the stop would get shown as sent at breakeven, but then what looks like a second order would also get sent when it gets executed that would be around 20-30 cents lower (if long), but the stop would actually execute at break even. Like I said, it seems to work right, but those things just looked odd to me so I thought I'd point them out to make sure I'm not missing anything. I'll attach pictures of some examples (FYI those are different trades). And just for reference I'm using DAS version with IB and using the $ calculated risk. These trades were all in sim. I appreciate the help.
  2. First off this is pretty awesome that you put in all this time and effort on this. Thank you very very much. Awesome. I have a quick question. If I want to use the dollar risk to go long at the Bid +.05 instead of the ask, do I change both "Ask" in the equation or just where it says Price=Ask+0.05? Here's the original formula: DefShare=BP*0.97;Price=Ask-Price+0.01;SShare=150/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=SMRTL;Price= Ask+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=100; To have it go long at the bid instead should it be like this instead? DefShare=BP*0.97;Price=Bid-Price+0.01;SShare=150/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=SMRTL;Price= Bid+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=100; Or should I just change the ask to bid where it says Price=Ask+0.05 like this: DefShare=BP*0.97;Price=Ask-Price+0.01;SShare=150/Price;Share=DefShare-SShare;DefShare=DefShare+SShare;SShare=Share;Sshare=DefShare-SShare;Share=0.5*SShare;TogSShare;ROUTE=SMRTL;Price= Bid+0.05;TIF=DAY+;BUY=Send;DefShare=100; Thank you for your help. Again, awesome stuff.
  3. I'm assuming that the 3 month lock feature must be some sort of formula written in a cell somewhere, is that correct? Would you please be able to tell us where that cell is so that we can delete it if we want to? Journal looks pretty cool and I appreciate you putting it out there for people to use. Thank you for your help.
  4. To clarify the parking thing for anyone driving. There's a tourist trap right behind it called Seaport Village with a bunch of parking. Some of its free, some of its pay, but I think you can get your pay parking validated at the restaurant. Its a busy area, but I've never had a problem getting a spot. I'm taking an uber though so good luck haha.
  5. Some suggestions for places: Puesto at the Headquarters: The downtown location is pretty big and can do groups if you call ahead. Really good mexican food. The filet mignon tacos are killer. Good margaritas too haha! There's parking too which can be a challenge downtown. Nolita Hall in Little Italy. Basically a big sports bar/restaurant. Has big oversized booths and/or also picnic table type benches that are long and can fit a lot of people. Menu isn't huge, basically woodfired pizzas, but the food is good. Its a pretty good sized place so there should be room (although I was there on a Sunday, not a Friday night).
  6. That time frame works for me. I was thinking something in the Gaslamp area or Little Italy since that's right near there. I'm going to a new place in Little Italy called Nolita Hill on Sunday so I can report back how it was. Think its a big sports bar/restaurant sort of place that might work. I'll try and think of some other options this weekend as well and add to this thread with what I come up with.
  7. About how many people is it gonna be total? I'm happy to throw some suggestions out there. There's tons of restaurants/bars in the Little Italy or Downtown areas that would work.
  8. I'm trying to make sure that my DAS is running fast enough. When I look at the Network Delay in DAS for the OrderServer and QuoteServer1 they bounce between roughly 90 to 500 ms range or so. I've tried the suggestions above (Shut down cloud sync type programs, have the computer hardwired, don't have anything else hooked up, etc) and it seems to improved it a bit so that it's generally in the 100-200 range in the first hour or two of trading, but every now and then it spikes into the 300-400+ range for maybe 30 seconds. It'll then come right back down to the low 100's so honestly I have no idea if that's just normal or something I need to worry about. The OrderServer is the one that seems to do more of the spiking and have a larger range of times. The QuoteServer1 stays much more consistent in the low to mid 100's range. Basically I guess I'm just wondering if there's anything else I can do to make it faster, or if those times are just normal for DAS Pro. I'm in San Diego, CA, have a Mac Pro (late 2013 style) w/ 64GB RAM and 1TB SSD running Bootcamp, a Netgear R6400 router, Motorola SURFboard SB6141 Modem, and my internet is through my cable company (Cox) with 150mbps download and 10mbps upload. I'm happy to upgrade router/modem/internet package if you think that would help. Thank you for your help/suggestions. Also tried the tests suggested above. Here's what I got from the tests: Pinging bearbulltraders.com [] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from bytes=32 time=33ms TTL=252 Reply from bytes=32 time=33ms TTL=252 Reply from bytes=32 time=34ms TTL=252 Reply from bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=252 Ping statistics for Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 33ms, Maximum = 37ms, Average = 34ms speedtest.net PING ms 8 DOWNLOAD Mbps 180.73 UPLOAD Mbps 10.90 My Trade Ideas Pro scanner usually has a reading in the 7-9ms range
  9. I'm in. I live in SD and am going to the Trade Ideas Summit as well. I usually get out of work around 5 so anytime after that is good for me. Once we get an idea of how many people there's gonna be I'm happy to make some suggestions for places too.
  10. True

    IB Market Data Subscriptions

    Thank you sir. Much appreciated
  11. If I'm using DAS with IB do I need to add any of these extra market data options to my IB account? Sorry if thats a dumb question. Just going through the sign up process to get set up with DAS/IB and figure this is the place to ask. Thanks for the help.
  12. I just signed up for an account with IB and one of the options is called a Stock Yield Enhancement Program where they lend your shares out that you're long in for short sales and pay you an interest rate for it. Anybody sign up for this? Curious if I should do it or not.
  13. True

    Day Trading and Tax Preparation

    What if I have a regular 9-5 type job that I get a W-2 for? Does that mean I'm out of luck filing a TTS of MTM for the trading part of my income? I'm just starting to look into all this now so haven't gotten to go through all of the videos/links in this thread (which I will), but hadn't seen anyone mention anything about if there's a W-2 involved in your taxes so figured I'd throw the question out there. Thanks for any help.
  14. I'm curious about the shorts availability compared to IB. That seemed to be a big drawback to Speedtrader. Is anyone signing up to check them out and could possibly work on a comparison?
  15. True

    15-Minute Chart Reversal Strategy

    I appreciate you continually posting these. I feel like repeatedly seeing different examples really helps reinforce the idea. Thank you.

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