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  1. ecadaret

    LOS ANGELES - Meet Up

    I am not opposed to the current location. If we did move it to be more near LA, I think there are lots of options in Anaheim or Long Beach that would shave off 30 mins for the LA folks.
  2. I think both of your hotkey work is really great. I will be incorporating this myself soon. So far been clicking in the simulator, but i want to start getting used to using hotkeys.
  3. ecadaret


    Great! I look forward to reading it. So far, can you copy and past (or export in general) your trade log into Edgewonk like Tradervue?
  4. ecadaret

    Swing Trading-ish Books

    Hi all, I figured i would post some books i have read that overall have added to my knowledge base and assisted me in becoming a better trader (a never ending exciting journey!). They also helped me convince my father there is a better way to use the stock market for accumulating wealth if you are disciplined and "survive the learning curve" as Andrew and others would say. These books lay out principles that i find useful in swing trading. If anything, they are a good refresher for those who already know technical and VAP analysis. 1. Charting and Technical Analysis - Fred McAllen 2. Trading the Trends - Fred McAllen 3. A Complete Guide to Volume Price Analysis - Anna Coulting For those who are interested in using Options to swing trade, the book below is essentially the main reference to start with even though it's "advanced". It's by far the most thorough book out there I have come across and also has a good reference list to identify more digestible books to switch too if it goes over your head. NOTE: Options trading is much, much more complicated than standard Long/Short shares outright swing trading. You should expect to dedicate a lot of time to learn how to trade options before you take trades using options. It's a whole other ball game in managing risk and defining a target price (and you have to estimate volatility aka "speed" of price movement; another layer of complexity!). I am still learning after about two years of reading since i started out investing beyond buy-and-hold with Options and there is still A LOT more to understand. Simulators that you can use to practice with Options are Think or Swim (TD Ameritrade) and I believe DAS Trader (costs more @ $170/month instead of $150). Once you understand it and build ample experience in a step by step fashion, it can be a very useful tool in many ways in a variety of market conditions and scenarios. It suits weekly - years long time scale trades. For me, it's another trading tool that i would like to understand and incrementally master over time to diversify my trading skill set beyond Long/Short shares for intraday and short term swing trades. - Options Volatility and Pricing - Sheldon Natenberg Happy learning! -Erik
  5. ecadaret

    LOS ANGELES - Meet Up

    YFNspiderman82. I don't see it on the calendar yet and curious if this is still a GO.
  6. ecadaret

    Swing Trading Roku and Square (SQ) 1/7/19

    Stevo, sure thing. Just did. Still impressive profit from that excellent trade!
  7. ecadaret

    Swing Trading Roku and Square (SQ) 1/7/19

    I am kicking myself for not taking the Roku trade yesterday as i was doing my first day day trading the sim. I got to work on multitasking. Great set ups Stevo. I would be so proud!
  8. ecadaret

    Swing Trading Roku and Square (SQ) 1/7/19

    Hi Steve, I think the Roku trade has the best R:R since it clearly broke the 20 SMA and the next level range is in the box you drew. As for Square Space, I am personally going to wait until it closes above 20 SMA (also among the indices) to feel more comfortable taking the trade with that confirmation. However, your stop losses are well defined so if you and others don't mind the risk associated with it, it definitely is still worth a shot. Matter of risk appetite. General risks I see: 1. SPY (and others) may not close above 20 SMA and may be a failed breakout this week. If not, then definitely will help make these trades profitable. 2. As you aptly pointed out, there are other factors to watch for and consider as with Volatility being high right now in this bear market (imo), it could change at any time. Thanks for this post and i look forward to your other ones! I am going to take the Roku one tomorrow depending on what the opening levels are like and wait and see on the SQ and indices. I'll keep my eye out for some and post ones I find too. -Erik
  9. ecadaret

    LOS ANGELES - Meet Up

    What are the details for this meetup? i would like to attend. I'll be coming from Irvine area.

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