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timtrader last won the day on May 1 2015

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  1. First, I Really, Really appreciate the recently added feature of locking windows.....that has prevented me from accidentally closing and moving windows. However, I also sometimes accidentally change the period of a chart when intending to use the scroller at the bottom of a window to scroll back or forward in time. I instead inadvertently grab the left or right edge of the scroller, invoking the zoom function, and end up changing my chart period.....then I have to figure out what the period was or re-create the chart from a template. So, it would be nice if the zoom function on the chart scroller was locked when a chart window is locked, or by adding a chart setting to not use the zoom function on chart scrollers. Thanks for considering, Tim
  2. I have the global trade alert turned on (both a popup window and sound alert), but it doesn't fire (at least on a long position), when the stop is hit. (It works fine when the profit point is reached). It also doesn't show up in the Alert Log. This is for a TD Ameritrade account. One thing I noticed, in case it helps, is that on the Transactions tab of the Account View window, both the Cancelled limit order and the filled Stop order show in the "**Other:" section....so the Filled Stop order does not show in the "**Filled:" section. Please let me know if you need any other information from me. Thanks, Tim
  3. In the most recent Beta release, it states that you've added Scan Alerts. What do I need to do in order to invoke these alerts....can't seem to figure it out. Thanks, Tim
  4. First, I really like the new real-time scanner....It's Great !!! Would it be possible to somehow show all of the portfolio scanner hits in the Alert Log. The reason I'm asking is because I'm using the scanner on a very short time frame, so even though I'm showing both the Scan and ScanDate columns on the portfolio, I sometimes miss seeing them since those fields clear out once a new bar begins....especially when I step away for a bit. So, being able to review the recent hits on the Alert Log would be great. Perhaps adding a portfolio alert on the Scan column? Thanks, Tim
  5. OK thanks for looking into this. The spread showing 5-cents and a quick glance at the Level II window showing everything in 5-cent increments is working fine for me. Perhaps IQFeed will add the Tick increment in the future, but they may not bother until the rule is finalized in October 2018. I wouldn't bother with an edited list....since they update it daily it would constantly be getting out of date. Thanks Much! Tim
  6. Thanks for doing this! I use IQFeed. Symbols "DVAX" and "CALA" would be a couple of examples. You can get the full lists from here (Download links down lower on the page): https://www.nasdaqtrader.com/Trader.aspx?id=TickPilot Unfortunately, these get updated daily. Thanks! Tim
  7. Would it be reasonable to request that the "Spread" column be made available on the Positions tab of the Account View window? The reason I'm asking for this is because I often exit a position by selecting the row with the position and do CTRL-T to open a Trade Ticket window. When I do this AND set the trade as a Limit order, I'm seeing increasing cases where the trade is rejected because the Stock is one of those in that Tick Size pilot program that only trades in 5-cent increments. If I see that the spread is 5-cents, I'll know to glance at the Level II, see every level in 5-cent increments and know its one of these stocks. I do have the spread column on my portfolios, but that's just not where I"m looking when I want to quickly set a Limit order for a position I'm holding. This would be helpful unless you can think of a better solution. Thanks, Tim
  8. I see. I have the filtering on to just show trades....didn't want to see the entries for when the Bid/Ask changes without a trade. If there was a way to only use my IQFeed data for Raw Data, charts and portfolios, that would be ideal. I really only need the TD Ameritrade data for balance information in the Account view window. I believe all portfolio columns are available from IQFeed. I seem to recall you mentioning that MT calculates some of those portfolio columns, but I often see the IQFeed data being overwritten by those calculations, sometimes resulting in different values. That kind of defeats the purpose since IQFeed data is so fast. There's very little data I want from the broker. Thanks, Tim
  9. I’ve seen this issue for quite some time so I’ll explain it as best as I can. This issue is most noticeable on the Raw Data windows, but also shows on the volume bars of the intraday charts. It is usually only noticeable on the higher volume issues. At some point during the day, what looks like extra trades begin showing in the Raw Data window. These extra trades always show immediately after a new “real” trade comes in and has the same exact time as the “real” trade, or 1 second later. The extra trade will always show the same time (or 1 second later), price, and Bid/Ask values as the real trade displayed just before it, but will show a relatively high trade volume. In the left Raw Data window below, you’ll see multiple trades with a volume of 21,405 (the extra trades). Looking at the right window below (IQFeed app), you don’t see the extra trades at all. (Using an app from TD Ameritrade, I also don’t see the extra trades.) These extra trades don’t show up after EVERY real trade, but only occasionally, usually when there are a lot of trades coming in quickly. Scrolling through earlier data from the Raw Data window, I see extra trades with volumes of “20,105”, “19,365”, “19,144”, “18,984”, “18,891”, “18,281”, “18,201”, “17,801”, “17,305”, “16,930”, “16,880”, “16,315”, “15,855”, etc. So, you can see that the volume of the extra trades keeps getting larger throughout the day. When these extra trades come in, they also affect the volume bars of the chart, but only for about a half-second. When this happens the volume initially shows on the chart, and then it appears to correct itself (the latest volume bar increases in height when an extra trade comes in, then shrinks back down as if the trade never occurred). This is especially noticeable on my 15-second charts, but I also see it on my 3-minutes charts. With my mouse hovering over the current volume bar, I can sometimes see a negative volume amount in the tracing window when the volume corrects itself . (See the negative “-4,857” in the example below.) Anyway, it makes the flow of the trades hard to follow when some of the trades in the Raw Data window aren’t real, and the chart volume bars are going both up AND down. I’m emailing you an export of my current settings, log, and DATA files. I cleared the data file before opening MT this morning, so it is only about 45 MB before the export compressed it down to a manageable size. Please let me know if there is any other information I can provide you with that may be helpful. Thanks, Tim
  10. This is just a little thing, but it’s a bit distracting when it happens. (I tend to click a symbol when in a hurry and sometimes accidently move it.) If you have one, and ONLY one symbol in a portfolio….and you click and drag that one symbol down below the Total line of that same portfolio window and then release the mouse button, it will throw an error with a popup message every time. (“Object reference not set to an instance of an object”.) You have to release the mouse button while still inside that same portfolio window, but below the “Total” line for this error to occur. It can only happen if there is ONLY one symbol in your portfolio window. Thanks, Tim
  11. Thanks! I was wondering if my firewall/antivirus needed an exception or something - Tim
  12. Is it just me, or are the TD Ameritrade connections not working this morning (Wed 12/14/2017) ?
  13. This isn't a big deal, just something I noticed today. In Portfolios, MT is evidently overriding Average Volume with its own calculation even though the data field is available from IQFeed. I notice it when I clear the data for a symbol and see the Average Volume value change to IQFeed's value for the field. So, if you enter a new symbol into a portfolio, it appears to populate the Average Volume with MT's calculation. If you then clear the data for that symbol, it populates it with the value from IQFeed (which uses 4 weeks of data). However, as soon as you click on the symbol in the portfolio again (causing a backfill to its charts), it again reverts the value back to MT's calculation. You can see IQFeed's Average Volume value in its "IQWatchQuote" app within its Display Apps (Down toward the bottom right of its window.). Available when you right-click the IQFeed Connection Manager in the system tray. How many days does MT use in its calculation of Average Volume? Thanks, Tim
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