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Re: Aliassmith Beats a "Dead Horse"

Postby aliassmith » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:01 pm

Did about 9% this week on manual trading. I think the algo cluster is at about 10% for 2.5 months. Its a work in progress, about 1/3 of the way there. =D>
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Re: Aliassmith Beats a "Dead Horse"

Postby aliassmith » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:13 pm

aliassmith wrote:Did about 9% this week on manual trading. I think the algo cluster is at about 10% for 2.5 months. Its a work in progress, about 1/3 of the way there. =D>


Algo trading is definitely a journey and less of a destination. I ran my algo cluster for the last quarter of 2016. The results were about 17.5% for that period. Time to do some tweaking for 2017 if I am going to get my goal of 120% + a year. I think it can be done but its more complicated doing quant stuff verses manual/discretionary trading.
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Re: Aliassmith Beats a "Dead Horse"

Postby TygerKrane » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:41 pm

Hey alias,
Are you learning MQL, or using a graphical user interface to put together your EA?

If you are using a graphical user interface, can you share which one?

I saw one that costs $150,
seems like a pretty fair cost to me.

::edit::
I haven't really done much looking around, it appears that FXCM has one available for $130.

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Re: Aliassmith Beats a "Dead Horse"

Postby aliassmith » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:03 pm

TygerKrane wrote:Hey alias,
Are you learning MQL, or using a graphical user interface to put together your EA?

If you are using a graphical user interface, can you share which one?

I saw one that costs $150,
seems like a pretty fair cost to me.

::edit::
I haven't really done much looking around, it appears that FXCM has one available for $130.


I am learning mql4/mt4 programming
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Re: Aliassmith Beats a "Dead Horse"

Postby Mr. Hyde » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:31 pm

Sacrophage wrote:Just like casinos give you free drinks, all decent brokers will fix this for you. Call them and tell them you need more liquidity - if you're using it, they'll make sure it's available to you. They give you dollars/time - generally tenths or hundredths of seconds.


Is this true for brokers like tradeking, IB, Oanda and other retail brokers?

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Re: Aliassmith Beats a "Dead Horse"

Postby Sacrophage » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:17 pm

Mr. Hyde wrote:
Sacrophage wrote:Just like casinos give you free drinks, all decent brokers will fix this for you. Call them and tell them you need more liquidity - if you're using it, they'll make sure it's available to you. They give you dollars/time - generally tenths or hundredths of seconds.


Is this true for brokers like tradeking, IB, Oanda and other retail brokers?


For current retail brokers, I can confirm FXCM and Oanda. If you call some others, please share info.

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Re: Aliassmith Beats a "Dead Horse"

Postby Mr. Hyde » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:19 pm

Sacrophage wrote:
Mr. Hyde wrote:
Sacrophage wrote:Just like casinos give you free drinks, all decent brokers will fix this for you. Call them and tell them you need more liquidity - if you're using it, they'll make sure it's available to you. They give you dollars/time - generally tenths or hundredths of seconds.


Is this true for brokers like tradeking, IB, Oanda and other retail brokers?


For current retail brokers, I can confirm FXCM and Oanda. If you call some others, please share info.


Thank you sir. I will hopefully have info on LMAX and Gain's new GTX or whatever there calling it soon.

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Re: Aliassmith Beats a "Dead Horse"

Postby aliassmith » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:05 am

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Re: Aliassmith Beats a "Dead Horse"

Postby aliassmith » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:32 am

We can discuss this in my thread, MO's thread has been cluttered up enough really.

I think you want everyone on this board to take your advice seriously.

I did read your posts and most of it is try to defend yourself.

As far as I can tell you contributed this...
The best thing that a trader that isn't successful can do, is to get off the boards, quit buying this crap (both figuratively and literally), get into a room by themselves and create a strategy that is testable, verifiable and repeatable.

and this....
All anybody has to do to be very profitable is to only understand the basics of trading and consistently do these four things:
1) if price is going up, go long
2) if price is going down, go short
3) if price goes against you, get out.
4) if price goes in your favor, stay in.

Factor in some basic, common sense money management and you will make all the money you ever need.

Are you willing to elaborate on this?

My first question would be, what would someone take into the room by themselves to create a strategy?
I personally couldn't imagine how I would accomplish what you say without some outside influence.

Question #2: What would you consider a "basic common sense money management" method?

Thanks for your contribution
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Re: Aliassmith Beats a "Dead Horse"

Postby TygerKrane » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:41 pm

Hi alias,
Do you mind if I add on another discussion point to what you already have posted for John S.?


John S. wrote:...it might actually become an open and honest discussion about actual trading.

I am curious about what "actual trading" is b/c I am a candle chart (no indicators) guy, P&F never appealed to me, that Market Profile stuff looks absolutely horrendous, and additionally, in light of how TRO has recently described his own personal view of charts; I would like to know more about what you are saying.

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