PocketPAT

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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PocketPAT

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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PocketPAT

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.

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Bingtrader16 Apr 21, 9:50 PM

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

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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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Finally got ETrade funded and ETrade Pro setup up. Ready to rumble. Still need to fund my TDAmeritrade account *SIGH*. Gonna trade micro-positions via StocksToTrade tomorrow and next week to make sure everything is good. Then, it's off to the races. Glad I'm refocusing on my fundamentals to keep myself prepared.

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PocketPAT Apr 21, 11:32 AM

@goldman Hey, welcome! Not sure why it doesn’t work for you. I would suggest contacting Profit.ly support for help. I tried bulk uploading my trades but it didn’t work for me either, so I manually entered all of them and started entering them individually after each trade.

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goldman Apr 21, 12:41 PM

@PocketPAT , may I know your initial trade fund? Hope you could share...

PocketPAT
PocketPAT Apr 21, 12:56 PM

@goldman I’m starting with $15,000, split between two accounts.

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PocketPAT

Sitting here going through the lessons learned today. One thing I've noticed during executions is that it helps to 1) identify where you WANT to get executed and setup the draft order with your finger on the trigger and 2) WATCH LEVEL 2 to see when your preferred order size becomes available under the Ask so that you can submit your order for the easy execution. Like, if I want 10,000 shares, I can wait until Level 2 hits my buy area and a seller for 12,500 shares pops up. Ideally you can submit your order and let it get filled in time, but if a seller pops up with all of your proposed position, it's likely (at least in my experience) that it'll get filled in a half-second. We'll see how ETrade handles it when I start using real funds.

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PocketPAT

UGGHHH. Wire transfer won't complete til Thursday lol... Welp... Paper trades most of next week then. Feeling good about this! On the phone with ETrade for 20 minutes while they explained a few things that I actually didn't know. Downloading Etrade Pro in a bit. Feeling reeeaallly good =)

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