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Old Aug 8, 2010, 1:20am   #1161
 
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ruminating all day...

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The past keeps haunting me. I keep thinking over and over about past abuses by my dad (emotional) and by other people. I feel abused even by the maid. On the other hand I am afraid of abusing others, because I've been raised to "show the other cheek"... so I end up getting abused in order to avoid abusing others. Yeah, because there is a very thin line between one and the other.

For example that slut, the maid, she won't even buy milk for me before it runs out, but I don't want to treat her like an idiot and tell her when to buy it, bossing her around. But then I end up feeling abused.
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 2:56am   #1163
 
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travis started this thread good actor: eric bana

good movie with him:
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 6:12pm   #1164
 
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Amityville Horror

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amityville_Horror

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_DeFeo,_Jr.

http://www.watchthisnow.org/watch-93...tyville-Horror


I believe that ghosts and similar stuff could be real. I am not sure they are real, but they could be. I wrote about this about a month ago, when I wrote about the Dover Castle.

http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/famousghosts.html
http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/stories/facesbelmez.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9lmez_Faces




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travis started this thread Back at work. Mood: sad. A goddamn whistling idiot going down the hallway just made me switch to pissed off mood for a few seconds. Now back to sad.
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Old Aug 9, 2010, 6:44pm   #1166
 
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creating a system on daily pivots

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Step 1: I got the data from IB and customised it (see attachments). Now I need to set it up on tradestation and get the pivot lines to be the same as on IB's chart. I might have to do this another time, because I found a new bug on the existing systems to be taken care of. But I'll definitely get done with this before the end of the month.
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Old Aug 9, 2010, 7:10pm   #1167
 
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travis started this thread Ok, I've almost completely solved the bug on the other systems, and soon I'll move on to the next step: setting up IB's data on tradestation.

I need to take it one step at a time or I'll be overwhelmed by this task.

Ok, I set up the data fine. It takes the same exact settings as the DiskTrading 15 minute timeframe data.

Now let's see what pivots IB uses:
http://www.mypivots.com/articles/art...aspx?artnum=36

Ok, they use the classic formula, and it matches it perfectly, and these are the pivot lines I will focus on (quoting from link above):

Quote:
PP = (HIGH + LOW + CLOSE) / 3
S1 = (2 * PP) - HIGH
R1 = (2 * PP) - LOW
I only focus on these because i perceive them as the most frequent and profitable. The others it doesn't bounce as much or if it does it's not as predictable, because it will go through or something like that. These are the most known probably and probably that's why they seem to work better. Also, I choose them because I have to keep things simple.

Now I need to draw them and write them in easylanguage and take one last look to see if they match.

Ok, I found a previous indicator and have modified it to suit my needs (see attachment):
PIVOT_INDICATOR_SIMPLIFIED.ELA

Ok, I've applied the indicator and now we need to find out if they match precisely (they should):

IB looks like this (for the last few days):

ib.jpg


Tradestation looks like this (I've only drawn PP, R1, S1):

tradestation.jpg


I told you it was a matter of surgical precision! They don't match at all. The days start at a different time on tradestation. On TWS the day starts at 17 CST which is midnight in GMT. On mine the day starts at midnight like it always does on tradestation. Just TWS can decide to start the day at 17 local time, but I cannot do the same on tradestation.

Another problem is that the chart shows one hour ahead of what the downloaded data shows, so no matter what I am always one hour off, but this is the smallest problem.

Ok, damn.

I am stuck. This is a huge problem. I checked and the only way I can download the data is in the wrong format. It's going to take me weeks of googling in order to find out how to offset the time settings on Tradestation or how to... basically just because of the time settings I cannot finish testing this nightmare of a pivot system.

I momentarily have to give up.

Ok, one last summary of the problem, before quitting, so I can resume later.

What on my tradestation chart is 9.30, becomes 10.30 on the TWS chart, but this derives from the fact that if you download the data from TWS, what shows on the chart as 10.30 is actually 9.30 on the data - which sucks big time to begin with. They have the chart in EST and they give you the data in CST. There is no download mode (button, code, etc.) - I checked it - which will solve this problem.

Then, as if this weren't enough, their "chart day" ends at 17.00 (US Eastern Time, I can tell by looking at it now) and pivots depend on that, because new pivots are drawn at the end of their "day", or rather at the end of their "trading session".

On their data the day instead ends at 16.00 (which is obviously US CST, because it's one hour less), and that is also the time new pivot lines should be drawn on my chart. But this cannot happen because on tradestation the day ends "inevitably" at midnight (I'll have to google for one month to solve this).


SUMMARY OF PROBLEM IN TWO LINES

So I guess the problem is only one now: I don't have to worry anymore about getting IB's data to agree with TWS' charts. I only have to get Tradestation to start the new day - not at midnight - but at 16.00.


MORE PICS TO EXPLAIN

As the pic clearly shows IB TWS' chart starts the new day at 17.15, after taking a 15 minute break from the previous session:

ib_tws_chart_new_day.jpg


As this other pic shows, if you ask the same TWS for data, it returns you a whole different session, ending one hour earlier, which only means it's measured in CST:

ib_tws_data_new_day.jpg


But now that I am thinking of it, I have my computer set to CST so maybe that is the cause of the problem. Let me check. Otherwise i just have to find a way to tell tradestation to start the day when that 15 minute break occurs.

Ok, now I am on Central European Time. Let's see what happens to TWS and its data. Nothing will happen to tradestation for sure. It doesn't give a **** about what time it is on my computer. It only cares what the data says. There's no live trading, it doesn't adjust anything.

TWS chart: no changes. It still takes a break between 17 and 17.15. And all pivots depend on this, Adamus. You got me into this mess now you have to get me out. I told you I wouldn't be able to solve these complex problems.

Good.

Absolutely no changes. So, no matter what the time is on my computer TWS and tradestation don't change. TWS chart is different from the data, which is bad. And tradestation won't start the day... now it's time to google this problem, and for today I stop here:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&n...a47ac806d1c372

This is a start:
http://emini-watch.com/free-stuff/tr...cal-line-time/

If I could just solve this problem, I think I could create a profitable system out of this.

Ok... solving with the Universe settings on format symbol, and have inserted the session break on the format window properties... now I just have to get the session break to coincide with the new day, because the pivots still get recalculated at midnight.

I didn't know the universe settings could be tweaked so much:

universe_settings.jpg


Mmh, I am getting closer. I think the solution of the problem is in Global Server:
global_server.jpg

Wrong. It didn't work. It's a mess, and it's hard to find help on google.

I posted the question on forums:
http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showth...74#post2919674
http://www.trade2win.com/boards/trad...ml#post1214562
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Old Aug 9, 2010, 8:19pm   #1168
 
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Don't forget, if this works you owe me a cut, since I inspired you to work on it again.
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Old Aug 9, 2010, 8:23pm   #1169
 
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travis started this thread Yeah, I know. And if it doesn't, I'll sue you.
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Old Aug 9, 2010, 10:43pm   #1170
 
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travis started this thread I'm going to watch some healthy comedy now:

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