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    I need help to join the dark side

    I know it is like asking how long a piece of string is but would you please attempt to quantify reasonable? If it matters, most of what I do is based on PA, I hardly use indicators.
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    I need help to join the dark side

    Thanks for the replies, I just got myself on a coding course, hopefully in a few months I will be ok. @Sharky, It is for the Dax and Dow. All in all, It generates on average 3 signals per week. I use a few brokers but for this, at present, I use IG & PRT which from now on should also allow me...
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    I need help to join the dark side

    So ladies and gents, I can’t code and there is a chance my dog is more computer literate than myself but I won’t let it stop me. I currently have two strategies with positive expectancies and would like to automate both. I need advice on how I can store it on my own PC rather than the broker’s...
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    Trend following not working on my 7,000 backtests !

    Sorry I missed the bit about adjusting it after 24 hours. I trade price action setups with the stacked ema condition as a filter. It’s profitable but rather different from what you’re doing. I’m happy to share more details in private if you like.
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    Trend following not working on my 7,000 backtests !

    I read through and don’t think I’ve seen any mention of different exit strategies. In my tests I found the exit can be more important than the entry with massive difference in outcomes. If you can, test what closing at 2r vs 3r vs moving stop at entry at 1r or 2r then close when candle closes...
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    quick options question re: selling puts

    what expiry were the puts and where was volatility when you entered and exited your positions? Also, how do you hedge these short puts?
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    Why you shouldn't demo trade

    You sound just like my old boss and him saying I was live in the market is still one of the scariest things Ive experienced , and I had guns pulled on me on two occasions. :D I totally agree that a certain level of competence is reached faster but still, if I had the choice I would have taken a...
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    Why you shouldn't demo trade

    We're all different I guess. I started in a live market on a options desk (screen based) and I trully found it scary. It took me much longer to learn due to irrational fears and even used to have nightmares about it ��. The emphasis was on getting the hedge right and despite it...
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    Trading in a group

    :cheesy: sorry this made me laugh, I had a bad run once also and felt like kicking the whole think into touch, are you still going?
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    Having trouble letting my winners run

    I appreciate your help but my setup is not PA dependent and I don't judge it that way at all. Maybe I didnt make it clear, my system works despite my personal issues.
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    Having trouble letting my winners run

    I agree but I just can't do it and believe me i tried. I currently only work one setup and 2:1 works fine, I just wish we had more volatility so I could put it on more often.
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    Having trouble letting my winners run

    @ phoenix I am in the same boat emotionally. If i put something on and watch it tick by tick, I can guarantee I would get in the way of a good trade. My way of dealing with it is have stop and limit in place (that make sense given the ATR) and let it be. If you worked out what ratio you...
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    Posting Trades

    50 points of risk? What would your P&L be if the market goes to 7000?
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    This was a shocking video...

    The guy slams every other educator for flaunting wealth and then goes and does exactly that himself ��. ... some ppl seem to have pro traders' cocks very far down their own throats for reasons only known to themselves, might I remind you these lads are human also and are known to...
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    Dr. Toad's Journey to Bankruptcy or Financial Freedom

    I hope you are being sarcastic and I just don’t get it. In that case please ignore what follows. Fundamentals in option pricing dictate that derivatives will change value in line with the changes in underlying by an amount shown by the derivative’s delta. Calls have +ve and puts have -ve...
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    Paper to real money

    Please don't get offended, I too had this problem and although I worked on it for years it gets the better of me from time to time. I still cant trail stops to save my life. You're closing your positions early as you could be scared of losing money but if you dont hold positions like you...
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    winning ratio

    my system is rather fixed so those stats are essential for me. I keep records of the win/lose ratio and average gained / average loss. It's what gives me the confidence to put things on.
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    Paper to real money

    my guess is you dont trust it yet. The limit is as important as anything else and fundamental for your strategy to have a positive expected return. You won't be the first nor last that closes trades early for a fraction of the desired target just work on it :).