PocketPAT

That actually makes SO much sense.... ETrade, Interactive Brokers and TDAmeritrade... I can bring back the 2DR setup and even if I have a bad entry, I can cut losses at like (-$50) and still have 8 trades left. Reenter at the true bottom after a confirmed bounce, ride the move and take a 10% win of $500, grossing +$450 on the day... Still 7 trades left and already over weekly profit goals to hit PDT by January.... Feels like I NEED to do this... It’s decided.... Bedtime =)

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After using StocksToTrade for a couple months and then trying ThinkOrSwim and ETrade Pro, I appreciate StocksToTrade MUCH more... The others kinda seem terrible in comparison... You really have to appreciate what StocksToTrade has been able to build with limited resources. Imagine if they had the multi-million dollar budgets (billion dollar over time?) that these mega-brokerages have had to build and maintain their software.

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Going to start searching the StocksToTrade news module for the words "Annual", "Awards", "Present" "Summit" and "Conference" during my 3pm First Green Day overnight scans. ATOS is a perfect example of how, if you'd gotten in yesterday during the slight run-up after news broke that they'd be presenting at the annual "Breast Cancer World R&D Summit" on Thursday, you could have seen that they were a former supernova and gotten in at support with little risk. You could have profited well over a dollar per share this morning. With more than enough volume, that would have been an easy $2,000 gain for my small ETrade account (w/ 2k shares).

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lol I'm so over it.... STT just crashed three times. I blew up their support email. Seriously considering dumping StocksToTrade at this point. On the phone with ETrade about their Power ETrade platform.... I'm so f*****g done.....

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LOL..... Ehhhhhh, the Power ETrade iPhone app didn't exactly work out for order entries... #LotsOfFumbling. Partially my fault, but I think I'll test out StocksToTrade primarily for executions. I missed 3 of 4 dips just by looking at my phone. All in all, just about all of my watchers were SOLID dip opportunities (no panics)!!! =) Very pleased. I guess people were itching to trade after the three day weekend. Remember: the higher they go, the harder they fall.

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So far, the Power ETrade iPhone app is pretty cool. I like how I can save order drafts for easy sending at a moment's notice, much like I can on StocksToTrade =) .. So just like on STT, I can prep orders for all morning watchers and wait to see which one pops off. Then I can quickly select that order for quick submission. #NoFumblingAround

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Considering using STT for planning and strategy, but making executions through brokerage apps on my phone. This accomplishes 1) never accidentally using an account that has run out of day trades (because I’ll have to CHOOSE the specific app each morning), but 2) not mixing execution platforms between STT, ETrade Pro and/or Thinkorswim with my laptop CPU going “jet engine”; and also 3) alleviating the execution delay from STT and sometimes wondering if my order is pending or got filled (sometimes STT doesn’t register the status in the order box and just randomly says “completed”) by submitting orders directly at the source (iPhone apps). The apps also are very straight forward with what I want to do (make executions). Not too many bells or whistles, just: action, quantity and price. Going to test it out this week with micro-positions to see how it goes. Testing STT execution time again this week as well.

Bingtrader16
Bingtrader16 Apr 21, 9:50 PM

Can you have Etrade Pro if you are under 250k?

PocketPAT
PocketPAT Apr 21, 10:17 PM

@Bingtrader16 yep. As long as you have an account with them, they told me that you can get Etrade Pro upon request. It’s available to download from their website, but you have to call them to get it activated and you have to be an “Active Trader” (you have to tell them that you’ll be trading more than 30 times per quarter).

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Feels really comfortable having ETrade Pro up and running on my main laptop screen, just to monitor activity and order fills from coming StocksToTrade; just in case StocksToTrade crashes mid-trade on my big monitor. I'll be able to easily switch to ETrade Pro to finish the trade within five seconds.

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Best play this morning was FCSC. Dipped down to my designated support level t 2.70, but decided to just watch. Profit Potential: $440-700 (2200 shares). 2DR entry was expected at the same buy level of 2.70. Playing initial dips only, but studying the 2DRs for after PDT. Testing out StocksToTrade execution speed with my ETrade account =) .. Feels good. Reconsidering Interactive Brokers for the second account instead of TDAmeritrade, just for StocksToTrade compatibility.

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