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  1. You are not sure what you are talking about at all, MightyMouse. In all the private hedge funds you'll be fired the very next day if'll not be trading by a system rules or you'll make an even 3% unexpected loss for the managed portfolio.
  2. I've been on TL long time ago, just when i was in Uni. Currently, i work in London City in one of the investment banks and i have a lot of connections in financial community. So i'd like to mention, dear Urma, that NOBODY who is successful in this business doesn't advertise himself on TL and just satisfying his EGO for years. If you are successful ( like you are ) - you are too busy posting bullshit here on TL, instead you are trading, driving expensive cars, drinking fine cognacs in a Michelin-starred restaurants. I know nobody posting bullshit like you, but these people earning 10+ mil. annually, so i think you are earning even more so you have plenty of free time? So i'd suggest to do same for you, Urma, way you should be too successful and too busy to post in this "kiddies" board and to spend your valuable time. p.s. don't trust any scam artists around - go for investment banking studies, try to get junior analyst job somewhere in Manhattan or London City, at least you will be paid on monthly basis and will see how things are really going here.
  3. Personally myself have gained some edge on es these days and became profitable after i forgot following herd and to trade the trend. Here is my 2c what one should do to be profitable on es: 1. Throw away all the time-based charts, instead use fixed-ratio range, renko, volume or tick charts. They eliminate 70% of the noise. 2. Throw away sup/res from traditional charts. Instead use MP levels, it works really really great especially when Europeans are trading. They are good enough at the local usa time too but you can get false breakouts more often. 3. Don't day trade till 17:15 it will kill you. Instead, day trade, but leave position overnight if there is some reason to do it. 4. I'm heavily using worst-recognized techniques as the martingale but it just works fine for me, so you must have at least 10000 bucks in your account to leave position overnight and to add to the losing position. You can research historical data, and you'll see that there is 95% of time when next day's bar overlaps previous day bar by at least 3-5 full points. Here is a statistical edge if you are not correct with you entry. 1 basic rule - never martingale downtrend market there is always some chances to get a day like May 6, 2001/09/11 and so on. 2 basic rule - never martingale market till 17:02 if you are not correct with the entry and shorts are covering. Just try to add when everyone got margin call. You could see, how locals will correct this market in next 13 minutes till the close. 5. Try to learn not sup/res but where do big players want to see this market in next few days and trade just this direction, inventory really matters and where someone need to unload this inventory. These principles are very well desribed in wyckoff studies. It seems thats all really will be happy if it helps in your trading.
  4. Mark, as from expirience from the trading just es for a 7+ years i could say you my truth. Don't even look at the indicators, keep in mind s/r BUT trade context. In 80% of the time, and it is THEIR edge, sup/res will be violated. Let's say price is rising and is flirting with a 1100 level currently trading at 1099. I could ensure you that this level would be violated and maybe not from the very first chance but from the second one. You could ask why? Because at the 1101-1102 there are large quantities of retail stops, and your too and this level must be violated by professionals to unload long inventory, which was accumulated from the ~1160 ot 1180 level to shorts covering. That's true and every professional knows that. Intraday sup/res is very often just a lot of stops and are used for the inventory unloading. Basically it's very often just a last phase of the intraday trend. My strategy would be selling on the resistance violation at ~1103 and stop would be at 1105-06 because it's more probably than not that the resistance would be retested or there was just a fake break out to unload longs.
  5. Yeah, it seems that our styles are similar and really i'm concerned just with a timeframe on which i'm trading. And i trade range bars. No matter, what commercial do on 1 sec, 30 min or even daily timeframe. You could get spike in a matter of seconds like during flash crash and nothing else matters, just pure order flow from RETAIL traders. Value is either accepted or eithed declined. 80% rule works fine 80% of time, so you have 80% edge. MP VAL and VAH is everything i need. I'm just observing these levels and waching cum delta to decide if locals try to push price above VAH or below VAL. VWAP acts as a very good sup/res, so it's worth observing it. Also take a look on VWAP dev 2 and dev 3. You could earn your bread and butter just making counter-trend trades from just these levels. Put any ema to see the basic trend and you are ready for trading. Simple, no quant rocket science and i could to argue for a very long time that it's not worse in P\L than any of quant strategies.
  6. Dude, so true words, but it's interesting what's your style of trading in details? What are you looking for to initiate the trade, which indicators are using and so on? Personally i'm pure order flow trader and it doesn't matter for me who are initiating trades. I'm just looking at cum delta have found no edge here. Really, if price goes up there is some reasons for it to go there and so on for the downward. Is it commercials, retail traders, hedgers, arbitrageurs does it really matters? There are so lot volume on ES and so many types of traders that we can complicate these things to the infinity. The big pool of liquidating retail traders could drive market much much higher or much much lower than any of the commercials but...Do you rememberg golden words of Livermore: "any commmercial, any big financial force can't hold price at the unfair level for the infinite amount of time. The market will be there where it should be."? So life is so difficult, why should we complicate it so much looking at who are initiating the trade...?
  7. Chris, i'm using cum delta studies in my trading too and it would be interesting to hear your opinion regarding one phenomena i've observed for a long time. Today this short-term scalping setup occured on crude oil near 72.80 level. Usually you could ride it for 20 points on crude and this happened today too. So basic rules - if the price is trading near some important "delta inventory level" or some important swing point and current cum delta is HIGHER in downtrending market than it was when price started slide down from this point it's short-term bearish sign? One could say, instead, that if the cum delta is rising and HIGHER than it was when price last traded at this point it means that more asks was hitted than bids and thus it's accumulation and not distribution. Just maybe it's short-covering phenomena? You have showed this setup in one of your vides too but have not said why it occurs. Thanks for explanation.
  8. I wouldn't complicate things so much because you can't take blindly long/short signal on the indications of trade intensity. And if you can't you just are followin price action. You can't predict anything in this business. Let's assume that you are observing trade intensity spike. It means that agressive buiyng was met by agressive selling. But is there any edge? 5 min's later another big order from the longer time frame player could drive market much-much higher or lower just to the point where he want's to see this market and this spike could be nothing. As a real example it is a mini flash-crash of May 6. It would be very, very interesting to see all those buying spikes on UB charts all the way down. But price was driven to the point where someone wanted to see it. No matter what all divergences, intensities, deltas are showing. Pure order flow and price action. Another example - you see that commercials are accumulating longs overnight, interest is rising. But someone sells to them? It could be retail trader or another, bigger, as Dalton describes, seller from the larger time frame, who will remove liquidity as on May 6 and market will crash in a matter of seconds. So if it is useless, why should one use it? Trade just a pure order flow, as a locals do, what is the diffirence is this order flow initiated by retail traders or commercials. By complicating things so much you could get "paralysis from analysis", trading is really easy if you have a good understanding of things such a price, value, under/over valued price and order flow. Really electronic markets have changed nothing here.
  9. I'd say yes, it depends from trader and market traded ( locals, market makers, big sharks doesn't use it ) But mid-sized desks are using this because it provides some vision of real sup/res and the real value of the instrument. [HIGHLIGHT RED][/HIGHLIGHT RED]
  10. I'd say in addition that if one really worked in this industry for a long time as a dealer/broker/market maker/rocket scientist you should be aware that any serious trader, which trades 100+ ES lots per trade don't use ANY indicators. I never saw such a guy at the "institutionals" desks and Urma, tell me whatever you want. p.s. it seems that Urma is having a bad trading day today ( you can't trade profitable if you are in the state of imbalance of nervous cells inventory )
  11. self-defend one more time. Man, nobody attacks you it's just mine subjective opinion. QUOTE=UrmaBlume;97322]You might notice that I have been publicly thanked 403 times for my posts. I receive almost daily emails and pms thanking me and congratulating my on the same work you find worthless. Some get a lot from my posts, some get a little bit and some don't get it at all. BTW from what you showed me of your work, it in no way resembles the work we are doing in any form. But you already know that because I told you that almost a month ago. UrmaBlume
  12. Hey, Pat, i'm ethical person and i will not do same things. Just for a future - take it easy, you have very strong self-defending instinct. It seems that you've had some problems in your childhood or at school with another kids. Yes, i've reproduced your indicator and i've reproduced it to see if it have some value. I don't see anything wrong in these emails because i've just asked some charts from you to compare my work with yours. And now after the testings i see that it doesn't provide any edge. I just trying to discuss this thing and you are taking this as an attack to your person. You know, i'm talking the truth and here is a reason why you are so angry. The truth are attacking your EGO and worthless systems. Please, don't spam anymore, the person who have developed/will develop these indicators will see no value here and the person, who can't develop it wouldn't study nothing new from your worthless screenshots.
  13. As i said in earlier posts in my opinion these charts provide no value for the community because you are showing just a trends. I'm not pushing you to provide anything, nor i'm saying that it is a junk, just trying to dispute. I can show you a chart with a simple EMA's where are red paintbars and it is price below EMA and green - above EMA. I'd trade it tick by tick as your agents show. Or WCCI indicator, or any trend-following indi. All they screamed SELL. The main value comes when one/intelligent agent could avoid channel and to detect trend as early as it begun. I've programmed nearly 40 diffirent systems in my life and i could say that every system sucks if it's not detecting and avoiding chop and are not self-adjusting to x period volatility. So i'm also not so sure that your stuff is so great when there is no trend. Your problem is that you almost everywhere showing just a trends and what happened before this trend and no screenshots how did agents worked ( and intensity too ) when price was in channel all the day and every auto system sucked a lot. I'd say if the trader/system can't detect and to avoid chop it has no value, just mine opinion. If we could see how it trades chop, well i will say it's cool. If you'll say that you trade it, and this is not auto system well it's pure discretional trading. And good discretional trader doesn't need all this quant stuff. Look at the floor traders, they doesn't need any quant indicators and neuro advisors. Currently it's just self-ego fullfilling screenshots, because as you said there are no real quants at TL, and if there are some, all of them are working for you. Let's discuss chop avoiding/volatility adjusting techniques and not pure trend following stuff.
  14. Don't get nervous, Urma, take it easy . Here is "nothing personal, just a business". You've done a great work, it works for you, also helped ( theoretically ) to a lot of members here. I've just discussed, that there is no ultimate edge in this method and asked to post just one screenshot several minutes earlier. It shouldn't be hard task for you and it's just very strange, when you are saying that you have no time to deal with a 1 lot traders and to post something for the community but post the posts with a critics and self-ego fulfilling. "I post here for 2 reasons 1) To try and get the brightest here to think about outside the box and 2) to try and spot talent" Myself is not a talent, but you even don't want to discuss something in more details with a talented people and to attract them because what you are providing is 10% of info you know. And this 10% of info are unneeded and empty info for the real quant. Just my subjective opinion... p.s. and just observations. And once again - no real reply to mine and cunparis questions, just getting nervous and a lot of critics... QUOTE=UrmaBlume;97022]boom, Cheating? You have pestered me with pm's and emails for weeks and I have responded to most of them. I have tried to explain that I get requests/demands like this everyday and don't have either the bandwidth or the inclination to respond to such, especailly at this low level of concept and granularity. You are doing some good work. Thanks for what you have shown me and for the kind words. I will not write your code for you and I will not test, prove or disprove every thought, suggestion or situation that comes to the mind of every 1 lot trader here. Almost none of the posts on this board are about the poster's original concepts or technologies. They are almost always about what someone is saying about someone else's work. Almost all of my posts are about our own, original, in-house development. I enjoy posting here and am grateful for the hundreds of thanks, pms and emials I have gotten thanking me for what I have shared. Some have taken the hints I have provided and gone on to develop their own tools and they report improvment in their trading results. Others don't get enough to finish on their own and still others don't get it at all. Unlike those that are ill-equipped to handle a discussion of the topic at hand, I spend zero time stalking and bashing those I disrespect the most. As I said I greatly enjoy the conversations I have on a daily basis with TL members, thank them for the thanks I have gotten and have even taken some TL members on as traders. I post here for 2 reasons 1) To try and get the brightest here to think about outside the box and 2) to try and spot talent. UrmaBlume
  15. Me too, really. Because it would be very interesting to see what happened on your indicators on 1158 level breakdown and what happened on the extreme. Urma, please, clear everything because it smells cheating. I could tell you the truth, that mine TI indicator sucked on these spike, it showed sell volume, which was just stops liquidating. And what helped me to avoid the loss - fully discretional trading and expirience. What happed later - just new trend, and if you have expirience you just are ridind such a trend till the first congestion. No predictive edge here, just trade what you see, and don't what you think. Strange, that you've just ignored mine and cunparis questions. Thanks!
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