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  1. For the most part I'd call it a scam in the same sense as a casino. The house has an advantage. They will play lots of games with you if you're successful. They'll lock you out of the platform, quote your stop even if the market didn't, things like that. Firms have even said that if you're winning then they assume you're cheating and that's their excuse for locking you out. It's happened to more people than just me. How would you feel if your broker refused to get you out of a trade? I've closed all my s/bet accounts and just trade direct access. I would advise against s/betting. But then again most people lose so they won't even notice the tricks.
  2. Hey Guys, I'm not really looking to start a topic here. I was just creating a worksheet for myself to see a couple different R:R scenarios and worst case break even percentages. I figured there's got to be someone else who would appreciate this so here you go. jj's money management.xls
  3. Nial, that's a nice theory. "Price action trading" sounds great but it's a really broad term. What does one actually mean by that? Price is going up thus price action says to get long? What if it pulls back right there as soon as you buy? Are you talking about breaking highs/lows or about speed of bar formation or something totally different? Maybe a specific trade you would take with an accompanying chart would explain a lot. People become very anti-indicator when in fact some are very, very helpful. For example what if you were adept at reading cycles and realized you were topping. You could then ignore any 'price action' that would get you long. It's a matter of balance. I would love to see what a 'price action' trade actually is though so please share.
  4. Dear JJ,


    I´ve read your post about the Clayburg Universal System and that you are running it on the 10 year notes with great success. Is this still the case after 1 year (as far as I calculate correctly)?


    Also, if I am allowed to ask, which broker are you using and what´s the exact symbol you are trading as well as the time-frame?


    Thanks a lot for your help (just new with notes, switched over from Forex market).


    Have a nice weekend.



  5. Hi JJ i have been reading the vsa forums from part 1 of it. I remember in one of the posts you had mentioned how TG calculates Average Volumes and spread. If its not too much to ask could you tell me the basis of that calculation.


    P.S i should have saved that post


    Thanks in advance

  6. I would have given you a bit of respect if you had of, in your original post, said I searched google, I tried their suggestions, I contacted customer support and tried their suggestions and still can't connect. Then I would have been more inclined to take a 1/2 hr to write out proper connection procedure for what you're trying to do. I'll tell you what, if you follow my above suggestions and still can't get it fixed then I will get you setup and running.
  7. Well what did you expect really? I see it all the time, a newbie comes in, got his hands on a copy of pirated software and then instead of searching google for an answer, just post here for someone else to do all the work. Newbie's want all free stuff and someone else to do all the work. That is, by the way, one of the habits of highly ineffective traders. If you purchase the software then I guarantee customer service will solve your connection problem. Maybe using pirated Tradestation and pirated owndata isn't the best idea for someone new.
  8. do you realize you can't get bckfill with zen and ts anyway? It's not the best combination. I was able to get it running just fine. Did you enter the symbol correctly? If you bought a legit copy of owndata then customer support should be able to troubleshoot you. If you did not then I guess you get what you pay for.
  9. do you realize you can't get bckfill with zen and ts anyway? It's not the best combination. I was able to get it running just fine. Did you enter the symbol correctly? If you bought a legit copy of owndata the customer support should be able to troubleshoot you. If you're not then I guess you get what you pay for.
  10. I use volume bar charts for my trading and for the past 2 months have been using Zen-Fire with Ninja. It's a fantastic feed. The reason I had to switch was because infinity's data was noticably incorrect as far as printing volume bars. Infinity's price was always right, it ticked away along with zenfire's but when and where their volume came in was abnormal. So I ran zenfire along side infinity and tradestation. Infinity was the odd man out hands down. On a 1000 volume bar chart infinity would give me a bunch of 'candles' that looked like this - - - meaning 1000 contracts fired of at that one price only. Granted this happens but I was getting a abnormal amount of them. ZenFire printed proper candle looking candles, body, tail, etc. And when watching the time and sales there's no way the volume bar should have printed like this " - ". Like I said, price data is spot on. Volume is definatly off and possibly tick. I use infinity AT as my trading platform and love it. They're a great crew over there. I need very reliable volume though for my charting.
  11. Good idea using the volume chart for entry. They show nicely how much volume comes in in a certain area. 2 points is awesome! Don't beat yourself up for not taking more. I used to target 2 points for the longest time until I got better at holding. Plus being able to trade more contracts allows you to scale out and get a nice runner while locking in profit at the same time.
  12. So you got long at 1 & 2? With strength in the background that was smart. Did you hold all the way intil 3 & 4? Nice work if you did.
  13. They're listed here somewhere. You'll have to do a search. I remember the code being posted in VSA I. As I recall that guy didn't use esignal. Blu-Ray also translated the code in the coding section for other software.
  14. I don't even know what everyone is complaining about? DB and Eiger aren't even against each other and I don't think their 'camps' are either. The only ones with an argument are those who are arguing. I respect DB and Eiger and have learned from both of them a great deal. Lets all try to be thankful that we have access to knowledgable people like this and not insist that the interaction be only a certain way. With as diverse and colourful of personalitis that we have here, we've got to remember we're all on the same team. Now, lets work together to better each other.
  15. Don't know where you saw that. Here's a shot of the sign-up page with the total. We were only discussing Forex data anyway. There will always be more exchange fees for everything else you add.
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