aspiring_mind
aspiring_mind Jan 29, 16 11:46 PM

TD Ameritrade (Think or Swim) is awesome for free charting, data, and level 2. I only keep $20 in that account and there are no extra fees. I have IB as well for actual trading and scans. I pay maybe $16/month for NYSE/Nasdaq/OTC real-time quotes. I don't have level 2 on IB because I already have that with ToS. It's a nice combo.

TraderH
TraderH Jan 31, 16 6:43 AM

For market data, you need to subscribe to what you want. Login into Account Management and do the following http://bit.ly/1nW5fkG

slix2
slix2 Jan 31, 16 9:56 AM

Cool thanks guys! Opening a TD account for the research now

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nickMO Jan 27, 16 7:12 AM

or recap about the trading day.

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Missedy2 Jan 27, 16 9:37 AM

I really hope you dont quit and just take some time off. You've answered many questions I had and gave me advice and I appreciate it .Take a few weeks off if need be and still study and practice ... Both Tims said that in the begining they lost money but they didnt stop and look where they are now... I hope you decide to stick with it

bank_a_tronic
bank_a_tronic Mar 30, 16 2:33 PM

Dustin, I think that you should stick with it, redouble your efforts and give it another go :)) This audiobook on the Secret Law of Vibration (Good Vibes) can really help & work on getting one's frame of mind more geared towards whatever they want to achieve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIfh856Wlvc

bank_a_tronic
bank_a_tronic Mar 30, 16 2:34 PM

Keep it up-there just aren't that many stellar trades everyday-hold out for the sure set-ups! ;) Keep your head up!

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aspiring_mind Jan 20, 16 7:04 PM

Hi. I think it's wonderful that you've identified and acknowledge your personal emotional weakness that you'll have to learn how to control. When I reviewed my first 5 months of trading I saw that I was getting killed in commissions, so I switched brokers from TD Ameritrade to Interactive Brokers. That helped lower my costs. I also wanted to be done with PDT, so I opened with Suretrader and I never experienced overtrading until I physically and mentally could. My first week with ST I caught an a

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aspiring_mind Jan 20, 16 7:05 PM

an addiction of "the fear of missing out". The most scariest experience in all of my trading! Through Tim's mentorship (videos/conferences/commentary), I beat it into my head that "The market will always be there". There are plays every single day. So you can relax, miss some, and let your plays come to you. For me, it reduced my trading immensely to the point that I almost don't trade, but the market has indeed always been there and I no longer feel I miss anything. There's another play tomorro

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lopez16
lopez16 Jan 14, 16 12:22 PM

try https://suretrader.com/ it gives you $100k to paper trade. I haven't used it but I am almost sure that they will let you short

JLLOYD30
JLLOYD30 Jan 14, 16 3:55 PM

@lopez16 To me suretrader probably has the best demos because it actually shows you buying and selling shares little by little until your order is completed. Unlike TOS where it automatically buys once you come within .2 cents of the price

aspiring_mind
aspiring_mind Jan 14, 16 9:19 PM

Interactive Brokers will work, but you need to open an 10K account. I could be wrong, but I think its a 15-20min market delay for their simulated trading.

rogersthat
rogersthat Jan 16, 16 3:00 PM

Thanks for all information

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cwood Jan 15, 16 11:06 AM

Hey Chris, I can relate to your situation. I considered taking out a loan as well, but decided there must be a better way. I ended up raising 5k from different investors on the internet to join the trading challenge in 2013, and started with $500 in my suretrader account. I blew that account many many times trading on leverage until I got control of my emotions and started taking smaller size while letting small gains add up. I now have several brokerage accounts totaling about $40k ( I only

cwood
cwood Jan 15, 16 11:06 AM

trade part time, so I don't use all of it for trading.. I invest in other businesses as well as my own). Ultimately you have to find your own path, but starting out in the negative is only going to make a difficult journey even harder

Raylbc27
Raylbc27 Jan 16, 16 10:27 PM

No borrowed $$$$!! I started my trading using my tax money!

cwood
cwood Jan 17, 16 5:06 PM

@thealextrader it's tim's strategy, but mostly yes. I tried a few different strategies before locking in on earnings. i also add some money i get from other income streams to help it along.

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aspiring_mind

Hi @Palmer, I saw in chat where you were talking about dragging and dropping a watchlist item to pull up a chart in ToS. I wanted to share with you my setup in case you didn't know there is another way of doing it. You can "color sync" multiple charts, watchlists, level 2, time and sales, etc. in ToS. When you look at a chart .. to the right of where you type in symbols, choose a color. Then, go to your watchlist and set it for the same color. Now, when you click on the watch list item, that stock will show up on all the screens you set for the identical color. I'll attach a picture of my setup for illustration. All of my boxes are set on "red". I hope this tip helps!

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aspiring_mind
aspiring_mind Feb 10, 15 10:27 AM

I understand your question. Yes, it's possible, but not to my knowledge through ToS. I subscribe to stockcharts.com, where I can create a list of stocks. Then I can create an alert and apply it to that list. I subscribe to realtime data, which don't quote me, but in theory it should send me an email notification the moment one of the stocks hits my criteria. So that would be the only way I now of. It's was sort of a hit or miss with me on the timeliness of the notifications so I don't real

aspiring_mind
aspiring_mind Feb 10, 15 10:30 AM

*so I don't really use it for alerts anymore. But that's the only way that I know of that's helpful.

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Palmer Feb 10, 15 11:07 AM

Ok...thanks for the info. I can work with TOS for now. I can manage 10 charts and alerts. The more I can narrow down my watclist the better...Trade well my friend...

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