PocketPAT

Hmmmm... Conversations on the way home from the gym: I’m starting to reconsider sizing in. It makes perfect sense once over PDT, but with 3-6 day trades, sizing in with two trades per ticker may not be worth it. I currently have two trades left on ETrade til tomorrow and one at TDAmeritrade til Friday. I’d feel more comfortable with more bullets in the chamber. I think I’ll use $2k til I’m consistently profitable, then raise my positions to $3k til I've doubled my account size; then I’ll increase positions again to $4k til I’m over PDT. This way, I’ll have six bullets in the chamber each week and can still practice great risk-management =) ------ I'll save size-in's for when I'm in a ticker that REALLY spikes and I'm up from way down below. At that point, a size-in would be super profitable. Other than that, I'll stick to singles (technically sizing in would take my position from a single to a double).

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PocketPAT

Small (-$30) shakeout on FRAN at ideal entry for the Multi-Dip Recurl. Was looking to cut losses EXTRA quickly if it didn't bounce immediately and I'm so pleased that I did =). I'm trying to reestablish my discipline in Multi-Dip Recurls after a few small losses from stupid trades and bad habits (from experimenting with other setups over the past couple of weeks). Decided to just post trades in bulk like I see a lot of traders doing on here. Makes sense. I need to focus more on trading than posting. NOT GONNA LIE!!! I'm seriously contemplating leaving TDAmeritrade and just combining all funds under ETrade for just three day trades. ETrade PRO is SO MUCH better than ThinkorSwim LOL. I don't know, everything is just all on one screen, I don't have to navigate between "Trade" and "Monitor" to manage positions. Three day trades just feels like not enough though. Even though I typically only trade 3-4 times per week, I just like having the ability to trade six times. Although, only having three trades would make me focus on only the best ENTRIES of the best plays...... Hmm..

dag_duglas
dag_duglas Jul 17, 11:42 AM

You can convert your account to a cash account under which there is no day trade limitation but you can trade till you have settled cash in hand

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PocketPAT Jul 17, 11:52 AM

@Divye interesting, thanks. I've just looked into this, but I've already decided to keep things as they are now with TDAmeritrade. No need to change the program, I should just focus on being a better trader.

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PocketPAT

Everything was so choppy this morning. Top watcher was TYME. I hesitated at the support point of 0.43 and missed the bounce. Profit potential was $1,080 (4k shares from 0.43-0.70). These plays are getting extremely close to execution though. I think I'm going to add $3k to TDAmeritrade, to have $6k in each account.

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PocketPAT

VTVT double-bottomed just now and is attempting to break above resistance at 1.70; but honestly it's broken too many levels to regain my trust today. I only have one trade left this week under TDAmeritrade, as Interactive Brokers will not be done processing funds until about Tuesday; so I'll save my last trade for a potential play tomorrow morning =)

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PocketPAT

You know what! ThinkorSwim ain't so bad =).... I'm out of day trades over at ETrade, so I'll be using TDAmeritrade and switching to Interactive Brokers later this week (if I can get them funded in time). I need to get comfortable using all three platforms. Watchers This Morning: SBOT, OTLK. ----- After qualifying both, SBOT isn't REEAALLLY a strong FGD (it's choppy with the up and downs) and it's down off of it's highs. It could breakout again and that's what I was looking for. It IS technically breaking out right now, but there's no news and volume is atrocious, so I'll be scrapping this ticker today. OTLK is looking super promising in premarket.

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PocketPAT

It actually feels like a really great idea to use all three of my accounts. ETrade and TDAmeritrade for Multi-Dip Recurls (6 Day Trades) and Interactive Brokers for Overnight OTC FGDs (3 Day Trades). This way, I don't have to worry about losing day trades from failed Overnight OTC FGDs in the afternoon because 1) I won't be trading them too many times per week and 2) if I need to exit the position, it won't take away day trades from my primary accounts.

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PocketPAT

Got my overall equity up to $12,000. Need to sell a few more things to get completely funded at $15,000. Decided to swap Interactive Brokers for TDAmeritrade. I like TD's trader app and I've gotten used to to for managing my real-time alerts. Plus, ThinkorSwim feels easily to navigate than IB's Trader Workstation =) ... Now I've gotta suffer through 7-10 days of transferring funds around to get my TD account replenished *sigh*.... Patience, patience, patience.

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PocketPAT

After calculating Friday's clear $1960 profit potential, I'm wondering if I should skip practice-trading with micro-positions and get right into it; but I think I'll do at least two to four weeks of practice trades while still completely funding all three accounts. Tomorrow I will split $7,100 between ETrade, TDAmeritrade and Interactive Brokers (2.5k, 2.5k, 2.1k) until I gather the remaining $8k to fully fund $15k in total (likely in the next four weeks).

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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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PocketPAT

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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PocketPAT

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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goldman Apr 21, 12:41 PM

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

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PocketPAT Apr 21, 12:56 PM

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

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PocketPAT Apr 24, 1:11 PM

@goldman I’ve only papertraded on StocksToTrade as of this point. I haven’t used my TDAmeritrade account yet, but I’m starting with my ETrade account now.

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PocketPAT

Just realized that it's pointless to plan for 75% account size positions when my overall equity will be split 50/50 into two separate accounts lol. Also, deciding to go with a new E*Trade account first over using my current TDAmeritrade account. I don't feel confident using StocksToTrade for executions. I may test it out, but I've noticed a few glitches when executing paper orders and STT Support doesn't seem helpful in maneuvering them. Plus, I like the idea of using the official broker platform, because it'll help me keep track of how many day trades I have left. Three on PLATFORM A (ETrade Pro) and three on PLATFORM B (maybe Thinkorswim). I'll start executing through ETrade next week with microsized positions to test out my consistency and then size up maybe on the 15th if everything is going smoothly. I'll only be using real trades with one account until I can fund the second in about 2-4 weeks. Still paper trading with the other three trades for each week in the meantime. Master the simulation, automate reality.

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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, 18 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 Apr 15, 18 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.

fajr37
fajr37 Mar 12, 12:39 PM

l also have to Ameritrade tries to make a few trades and they wouldnt go thru, upsetting because l xouldve a few $, frustrated.

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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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