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Postby raw » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:35 pm

Seacap

S/D areas are not static. Momentum 'changes the state' of prices creating new s/d areas.

I've marked up your chart. New s/d areas created and/or respected.
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Postby MightyOne » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:30 pm

seacap wrote:
"... In this case you need a big move to profit because your SL is large in terms of pips.
So if we are short from that 130.00 daily/weekly extreme, where do we close our position? Should we close it ang go long from this new 126.5 low extreme? Or should we leave our short in hope of move to 125?..."


The extreme at which your stop is placed is the period that you are trading.

You don't need pips more than you need a good position and larger lot size; position is your measure of safety and size is what makes money.

When you trade short term charts, you should trade about 50% larger and aim to take profits quickly.
When you have good position then you should focus on accumulation where your position naturally trails the extremes as you add to your lot size.

Don't worry about risk reward ratios as maxing out your lot size takes care of that automatically.

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Postby dojirock » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:08 pm

MightyOne wrote:
seacap wrote:
"... In this case you need a big move to profit because your SL is large in terms of pips.
So if we are short from that 130.00 daily/weekly extreme, where do we close our position? Should we close it ang go long from this new 126.5 low extreme? Or should we leave our short in hope of move to 125?..."


The extreme at which your stop is placed is the period that you are trading.

You don't need pips more than you need a good position and larger lot size; position is your measure of safety and size is what makes money.

When you trade short term charts, you should trade about 50% larger and aim to take profits quickly.
When you have good position then you should focus on accumulation where your position naturally trails the extremes as you add to your lot size.

Don't worry about risk reward ratios as maxing out your lot size takes care of that automatically.
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Postby Apu N. » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:58 pm

dojirock wrote:Finally, had the nerve
STack, Stack, STack!

Love days like this! Need more of them!



Hey doji, what is the combined candle indicator(s) are you using for this "dragon" style template??

I think you are doing a great job with the thread BTW

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Postby dojirock » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:08 pm

Here you go....
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Postby Apu N. » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:53 pm

dojirock wrote:Here you go....


Thanx again!!! :D

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Postby dojirock » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:00 pm

One minute trade

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Postby MightyOne » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:22 pm

I'm considering just using the 2SMA in candle form:
//---Dragon-Ashi OPEN---
//Buffer3 sets the retracement
haOpen = ((ExtMapBuffer3[pos+1]*0.0)+(ExtMapBuffer4[pos+1]*10.0))/10;

//---Dragon-Ashi CLOSE--
haClose= ((High[pos+1]+Low[pos+1]+Low[pos]+High[pos]))/4;


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I've also been using PebbleTrader's PT_ZigZagWithValues indicator (think Point & Figure)
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Postby dojirock » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:28 pm

Hey MO,

Very interesting. Just to understand, this is the 2 sma on a given time frame in candle format. That triggers a few new ideas for me to think about.
About the zigzag on pnf, are you thinking the 123 pattern on that chart type?

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MightyOne wrote:I'm considering just using the 2SMA in candle form:
//---Dragon-Ashi OPEN---
//Buffer3 sets the retracement
haOpen = ((ExtMapBuffer3[pos+1]*0.0)+(ExtMapBuffer4[pos+1]*10.0))/10;

//---Dragon-Ashi CLOSE--
haClose= ((High[pos+1]+Low[pos+1]+Low[pos]+High[pos]))/4;


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I've also been using PebbleTrader's PT_ZigZagWithValues indicator (think Point & Figure)
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Postby MightyOne » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:36 pm

Yes, it is the 2 SMA in candle format.

In P&F, there is a minimum retracement that is a reversal, usually 20-30 pips, with new highs signaling a continuation...
that is how I am using PT's indicator.

The 2SMA is good for both 1-2-3's and Close over/under.

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