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Postby dojirock » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:11 am

Which template Dan? Let me know and I will get it for you.

Post some pics of your trades... They may help others!

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Postby Dan » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:31 am

The template I'm after is the latest one you've been using with the ninja macd and also the trade info that tells you your percentages, very handy.

I struggle to find the time to even trade so it's hard right now to post here but I'll lift my game soon.

I've just marked up a chart showing the things I look for, hope this helps.

Inspired by Dragon, Doji and Mighty One (even though most of your stuff is still all riddles to me).

Any tips on how to tell when to stay in longer and when to exit would make my day. I'm just getting out at around 20 pips and waiting to re-enter.
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Postby dojirock » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:53 pm

This is what I use...
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Postby prochargedmopar » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:13 pm

dojirock wrote:e/j out at 30

only stacked once.

I have switched my MM up to try stacking. Where as I would open all trades at max lot size, when I would take a loss it would be at max lot size. Same with winners. By altering it into 1/4 or 1/5 of max lot size I am attempting to stack on orders after in profit very quickly till I reach my max lot size. Thus when I have a loser I will be down only 1/4 or 1/5 and winners can range from 1/4 to 1.0 (max) thus improving my MM signifcantly.


Mightyone tried to get me to do this a few years ago, He said if things weren't going well after 1-2 entries my trigger finger would freeze over.
I definitely wasn't ready for it at that time but it was a great idea.
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Postby prochargedmopar » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:27 pm

BTW,
Did you join the tfl365.com trading room or befriend DanP on twitter?
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Postby dojirock » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:02 am

I follow Dan and Jen on twitter....
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Postby judokamak » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:35 am

Doji, i wanted to ask you this earlier, watching your pics.

ninjamacd indie prints "hop" when macd signal line crosses 0.
But it also prints "tf" arrows. What do they supose to show?

And thanks for posting it!

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Postby dojirock » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:06 am

TF stands for triggerfinger, its when the fast crosses the slow macd in the same direction of the blue line. Another way to see it is when the histo crosses from red to green when the blue line is above zero.

When the blue line is above zero and the histo goes from green to red, its the reverse TF.

The actual MACD line is blue.
The histogram is actually OSMA. Oscillator of Moving Averages or again the cross of the fast and slow line MACD
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Postby judokamak » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:37 am

cool, thanks!

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Postby newscalper » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:44 am

Dan wrote:The template I'm after is the latest one you've been using with the ninja macd and also the trade info that tells you your percentages, very handy.

I struggle to find the time to even trade so it's hard right now to post here but I'll lift my game soon.

I've just marked up a chart showing the things I look for, hope this helps.

Inspired by Dragon, Doji and Mighty One (even though most of your stuff is still all riddles to me).

Any tips on how to tell when to stay in longer and when to exit would make my day. I'm just getting out at around 20 pips and waiting to re-enter.


Chart looks good to me Dan.
Tip for staying in longer: You're entering in on the pullback and using the smaller TF for entry right? Well on that timeframe lines are going to form too.

As long as those lines hold in your direction stay in until one of them breaks against you. Yes you will give pips back. I don't know ANY method of staying in for longer that, at the end of the run will not result in giving pips back, so there's 2 choices, keep cutting early or try to hold more and give some back.

Recently I've been dropping down one TF lower at entry, especially if the new trend has been established for a while and I think it might be nearing the end: jury is still out on that one TBH, sometimes it keeps me in for a nice run, sometimes it gets me cutting for BE or a bit less and then missing a run, so I'm starting to think of not dropping below the 5 minute if I'm looking at 5/15 initially....or only looking at the one minute towards the end of a run where I think price might start to turn and then using the 1 for exit.

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