johnnybegood68

I’ve been trying to learn about trading. I have an account with TDAmeritrade. Don’t have a broker. Made a few stock purchases before I found out about Timothy. I’m now wanting to make enough money to become one on his students. I’ve only been doing this for about 3 months. My stocks are USRM, NNOCF, and CRMD.

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SKYisDLimit
SKYisDLimit on: Apr 15, 4:20 PM

ARE YOU IN ANY CHAT ROOM? WHAT SERVICE DID YOU PURCHASE? WHAT STOCK BROKER DO YOU USE? DO YOU UNDERSTAND SHORTS? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TRADING?

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johnnybegood68
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johnnybegood68 Apr 15, 4:39 PM

I haven’t joined profit.ly on a paid membership as of right now because I was told it would be better to save my money to become a student. So I’m on the free version.

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EarthShadow

Nice start to my new small TD Ameritrade account, in at 5.45 out .68, will upload trade as soon as verified is available. Tim alerted the challenge chat with the following: 11:33AMTimChallenge timothysykes [Commentary] POTN bigtime morning panic, potential dip buy here in the mid .50s I noticed the support in the .50s range and grabbed small positions in my IB and new TDAmeritrade accounts, better hold in TDA account, but nice gain for both and help to seeing entry/exit on support/resistance to trade more comfortably and enjoyably. Set risk at .45 and let it sail along for a while.

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xbows

@MichaelGoode I see you use IB. Do you find they have shorts available? I have TDAmeritrade and Etrade accounts and can never get shares to short which is very frustrating when you find good setups and can't take action. Don't have $50k for CenterPoint or $30k for Cobra. Mostly trading Nasdaqs >$1.

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MichaelGoode
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MichaelGoode Jun 13, 17 10:40 AM

IB isn't as good as Centerpoint but they are better than Etrrade. TDA is just horrible.

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xbows Jun 13, 17 10:56 AM

Yeah I opened the etrade account specifically for shorting but so far am striking out. Might close it and try VenomTrading instead, which clears through IB. Hate to have to focus on long setups only, as shorts seem way easier to profit from. Thanks.

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MichaelGoode Jun 13, 17 11:02 AM

Yes, Venom Trading is another good option if you don't have the money for IB

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xbows

@Arussell125 I see you use SureTrader. Do you find they have shorts available? I have TDAmeritrade and Etrade accounts and can never get shares to short which is very frustrating when you find good setups and can't take action. Don't have $50k for CenterPoint or $30k for Cobra.

xbows
xbows Jun 13, 17 10:42 AM

I mostly trade nasdaqs >$1 btw

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Magsecurities

So I'm gonna rant for a minute, mainly because I'm a dumbass. My trading day is done now, so I've had a brewski (with prolly a few more to come soon). Okay, so I'm somewhat ashamed to admit that I have been trading from nothing but a smartphone since the start of my trading career...hell it's all I've ever known. I'm very familiar with both of the mobile platforms I've used in the past (eTrade, TDAmeritrade), and dare I say I'm at least somewhat efficient in using both of them. Well starting this May I decided to take my trading career seriously. Moving away from this being just a fun little hobby, into actual potential for long term profits and economic sustainability. So I invested in a pretty dope ass computer, a couple monitors, and decided to ditch my mobile device for a legitimate online broker offering seemingly cool tradiing software. Sounds like a step in the right direction right? I thought so... Computer is great, I just got everything set up last night. Trading software seems great. But the problem is, I am extremely unfamiliar in using a legitimate CPU for trading. I stayed up late last night getting everything all set up, and started exploring my new trading software (Trade Architect by TDAmeritrade). Well in neglecting very much needed sleep, I thought I was prepared and all ready to rock today. I WAS WRONG!! In the heat of the morning rush, coupled with the fact that I am unfamiliar with Trade Architect and wasn't nearly as prepared as I should have been, I sustained yet another loss today. I jumped in late and totally missed the move I was looking forward to. I let what could have been an extremely simple quick easy trade, turn in to a cluster of the utmost fuck nature. UUUUUGGGHHH!! So dumb of me!! I could blame the software, and my inexperience in PC trading as excuses for todays reckless action...but in all reality I was just unprepared. I brought piss to a shit fight and paid for it with my available brokerage funds. Kudos to anyone who got the Silicon Valley reference. I won't let this happen again, I need to be better prepared in the future. I am spending the remainder of my day getting comfortable with my new trading platform and software. PeACE!

SithLord
SithLord Jan 12, 8:58 PM

Have you tried the thinkorswim platform yet?

Magsecurities
Magsecurities Jan 14, 12:47 PM

Wow, people actually reading my old posts lol...nice!! No I don't really use TD anymore. I trade almost exclusively with Etrade PRO nowadays...I'm reeally impressed with their execution speed and accuracy!!

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alealvarez

Hey @Palmer ! How do you find TOS and TDAmeritrade when you want to short a stock? Do you usually find shares to short when needed? Any good or bad experience when shorting would be very much appreciated :)

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Palmer Feb 08, 17 9:13 AM

You can add the HTB/ETB to the scan list headers to see if the stock is shortable...check video #3 here http://www.thepennystockquest.com/tosvideos1.html If a stock is HTB you can call to try to reserve shares..extra step but it can be done. I have been focusing on momentum trading lately so I have not shorted much in a while.

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alealvarez Feb 08, 17 6:08 PM

Thanks @Palmer . I've just implemented the HTB/ETB column :)

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