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Old Sep 24, 2004, 10:04am   #1
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Looks like it is good to be short here.
Anybody disagree?
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 12:31pm   #2
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Looks like it is good to be short here.
Anybody disagree?
Agree Ė whatís your target?
What are you using as confirmation? why didnít you take the short from the previous dayís close below the line?
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 12:53pm   #3
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TWI started this thread I am short, wouldn't be posting before I put on position .
Been scaling into short as approached res. Target has to be lower trendline or previous trend low. I do not generally have targets, just trailing stops. Stop still currently new highs.
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 1:37pm   #4
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Sounds good to me.
If you donít mind me asking, who do you use for your trailing stops or do you manually adjust them?
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 2:45pm   #5
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TWI started this thread I manually adjust them. But can leave GTC when not screen watching. My broker is Fortis.
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 3:20pm   #6
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Like most newbieís, stops can be the trickiest things to master. I often get caught out just before a big move & then find it difficult to get back in.
Do you use a % or a set amount of points to trail? If so & you are screen watching, do you change them during trading or EOD?
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p.s. If you think Iím asking to many Q, just tell me to get lost Ė Iíll understand.
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 3:47pm   #7
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TWI started this thread LoL, no worries about questions, seems to be what these forums are for..
I use all sorts of reasons for stops but when I put on a position based on the criteria used for this particular trade i.e. the downtrending resistance I then put the stop a little above the last high in the channel. Currently this is a long way away and with my position size it will mean giving back a lot of money so I may lose my discipline/bottle for a proportion of it before that, in order to ensure I end with at least a +ve PnL should I get stopped. I will try not to but I find usually if I can take a partial position off to ensure that if the balance gets stopped I still retain a profit I cannot stop myself. this may be what is stopping me from reaching greater heights in the trading world...but it just works for me.
I will trail the stop if I get a second down week to the high of the previous week but that will not be static, depends how the daily chart looks. I change them as and when it seems appropriate but in this case I will not go below daily resolution . The only defined stops I use are on systems which require that sort of thing. It really depends on your timescale. If trading intraday then stops are far more dynamic than daily or weekly. There is a thread discussing these things going on right now.
I have never considered myself an expert on these things and often get out too early. On the other hand you only tend to remember the "shoulda, woulda, coulda" ones that create pain and not the ones you got right. Money management is the hardest part and I don't know that you ever perfect this, I have been trading since 1991 and still know so very little about it.
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 4:34pm   #8
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How many points do you think "shoulda, woulda, coulda" be made trading the S&P like this per year?
BTW at what point in your reckoning did you view it Ďscaling into shortí? Was it the first two weeks of September or the third?
Iím out of here soon, as I have family over. Perhaps we can continue this next week to see how the bottle is going. Or has it gone already? Its looking close to yesterdays high, are you going to stay short over the weekend?

p.s. where do the BearBuy & BearSell signals come from on your chart?
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Old Sep 26, 2004, 1:40pm   #9
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Hello all on this thread,could anyone let me know a who is the cheapest "live" data for the S+P,or maybe the question should be who gives value for money regarding data for the S+P,I would be very grateful if anyone could let me know,also could i just ask if the posters on this thread if the S+P is the only thing they trade while the market is open (daytrade)reason being, if so,maybe my points of interest while trading could be posted to back up my descion for entry and exit,
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Old Sep 26, 2004, 4:34pm   #10
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lamb chop - dont pay more than $16 for an emini feed. the price is set by the exchange. dont go for qcharts as this is 4 ameturs and you will lose more money from bad data than you will save from going with a better package -he who pays cheap pays twice having said that sierra and quotetracker are said to be ok and free - you just cough up 4 the data elsewhere.

twlker - ride 'em cowboy!

its gunna rocket soon though - but probably not till the us election for chief clown is over
Hi thirteen, thanx for you reply,I have had live data before from e-signal, but the price was high, around $200.00 or so a month, this was for the charting too,i am looking for a sight that you can log into and receive a live chart of the S+P with live feed, I asked the question if there was anyone else out there who does it for a bit less (suppose asking cuts out lots of time trawling through all sorts of sights)I do realise that cheapest isnt always the best,having said that this trading thing is never cheap especialy if you loose,what site could you reccomend to look at
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 11:57am   #11
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Hi littlechops1,
I did use eSignals at the beginning of the year & it only cost about $75 per month. I found I donít have the time to day trade & screen watching meant I would stop thinking about the overall picture of the markets. So Iíve gone back to basics, Iím trying to find an EOD system that holds a position form a couple of days to a couple of weeks. I view the action of the S&P 500 & what has happen during the day using the FT.com site (& find the less TAs the better). Plus, while Iím working on a set of rules to stick to Iím not wasting money on data feeds. Currently I only SB S&P500 & FT100.

I agree with thirteen, donít go cheap but only pay for what you need. Beware of the latest & greatest magical fondue indicates these guys keep producing. What works today doesnít always work tomorrow. They usually stop working just after you increase your trade size!

Shame they canít put Bush on the rocket! They should allow Ronald McDonald to run again for President, ever lard ass in the USA would vote if they could get off their backsides & heís already had the experience.

Twalker Ė R U still short?
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 4:48pm   #12
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Hi JFK,just in from work,looks like a good short to have taken out at open,currently using ADVFN charts at the mo, does'nt seem to be any volume though,
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 5:33pm   #13
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I was just looking at the Price, (Volume), Support, Resistance, Demand, Supply . . . thread. I am going to start using the http://www2.barchart.com/mktcom.asp?section=indices site to see if the futures volumes helps to give me any answers?
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Old Oct 4, 2004, 8:28am   #14
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TWI started this thread Re: Start of thread..
That was an expensive Friday.
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Old Oct 6, 2004, 1:14pm   #15
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It looked like something was going to happen, but I was not expecting to come back to that kind of move! I closed my position on Thursday & had a long weekend. Hindsight is great, but I think some of the answer to the end of the short were there during the week with the slow action helping as an indicator to the new support/price levels, but as for Friday??? Where the feak did that come from??? I missed it, I guess that will teach me for thinking I could have some time off!
Is this going to make any new highs, or was it just a quick jump to make Bush look good during the debate?
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