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  1. Doug Hayman

    Pattern Recognition in Scanners

    I never said it was simple! I’m struggling to implement some of these. Let me work on trying to define specific criteria.
  2. Hi guys! Any plans to introduce any Pattern Recgnitions in your Scanner? For example, Double or Triple Bottoms? Thanks in advance.
  3. Doug Hayman

    MT Bracket Order Issue

    OK, on the 2 Bracket Orders. Hmmm, have to check on IB TWS on modifying quantity for one leg of bracket only. Thanks.
  4. Doug Hayman

    MT Bracket Order Issue

    Hi guys, IB user here. So I Buy a stock for price X, and I subsequently enter a Bracket Sell Order, with a specified Limit Sell Price and Market Stop Price. By default, the # of shares of my stock purchase appear on both sides of my Bracket share sell orders, which is fine. If I subsequently modify the # of shares to be sold in my Bracket Limit Sell Order to be, say, 1/2 the # of shares of original purchase (want to take 1/2 off at stipulated level), the # of shares associated with the Bracket Market Stop order, also changes to the # of shares that I changed in my Bracket Limit Sell Order. Ideally, I'd want my Bracket Stop Market Order to reflect my entire purchase position, the Bracket Limit Order quantity to reflect the amount I changed it to, and if my Bracket Limit Sell Order is hit, I would hope that the associated Bracket Stop Market Order quantity would be decremented by the quantity stipulated in my filled Bracket Sell Limit Order. I could then subsequently enter a new Sell Limit Order for my next profit target. The way it works now is that I would need to change quantity on Bracket order, which would only reflect 1/2 the original quantity, and once hit (Profit or Stop), both halves of the order would go away, and I'd still be left with 1/2 my position, but no orders active. Alternatively, I could ignore entering a Bracket order altogether, and enter separate Sell Limit and Stop orders, after my purchase, but this ismore work, more clicks, and more time risk. Am I missing something here - is there a way to accomplish what I want with Bracket Orders as currently implemented? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
  5. Doug Hayman

    IB Bracket Order Support

    I discussed this in a thread when I first started looking at MT a month ago, but wanted to make a formal request: Can you guys support IB Bracket Orders? By definition, " Bracket orders are designed to help limit your loss and lock in a profit by "bracketing" an order with two opposite-side orders. A BUY order is bracketed by a high-side sell limit order and a low-side sell stop order. A SELL order is bracketed by a high-side buy stop order and a low side buy limit order. " I believe Jerry called this type of order OTOCA, where the price of execution (at a Stop or Limit Price) is specified, and once executed, the opposite side Limit and Stop price orders (brackets) are automatically executed. In other words, the initial trade and bracket orders would be an all-in-one. Currently, MT bracket orders are a separate order that needs to be executed, after a trade completes. What would be real nice addendum to this is if R:R ratios could be configured in Settings and used as a basis for the subsequent bracket pricing, based either on points or %. Thanks in advance for considering.
  6. Doug Hayman

    Filtering for both Minute Bars and Daily Bars

    Ah, OK, thanks, didn't know that. OK, so I'll remove that line in filter, which will speed scan up, and just eyeball Daily Chart.
  7. Team Medved, I saw another thread on this, but just wanted to know if you could shed some additional light on this please. I have a scan that runs on 5-minute bars, but I want to make sure that the stocks that are returned in my scan have a price above their 200-day SMA as well. I realize that I cannot combine different timescales into 1 scan's logic, but I attempted to use a 5-min bar approximation of a 200-day SMA as SMA(15600) - 12, 5-minute bars per hour TIMES 6.5 hours TIMES 200 days. I have one stock, for example, PBR, whose 200-day SMA (viewed from a daily chart) is 11.9391, and current price is around 9.82, but it did not get filtered out in my: (Close < SMA_Line(156000) filter rule. In my Scan setting, I have "Extended Hrs" set to "Current Day'. I take that to mean that only the current day's Extended hours would be used in the SMA(15600) calculation; otherwise it would only use values during market hours. Shouldn't my approximation for Daily SMA(200) above be working? Thanks in advance for any light that you can shed on this.
  8. Doug Hayman

    Portfolio Size Limitation

    Thank you for confirming that, Jerry.
  9. Doug Hayman

    Portfolio Size Limitation

    Jerry, apologies in advance on this OT question, but I know that you are intimate with TD Ameritrade data feed. I have 2 MT portfolios active running against TD data feed. The sum total of symbols across both feeds exceeds 1,800 symbols. To the best of my knowledge, I have no issues receiving updates across all 1,800 symbols. Is the 1,500 symbol limit that you noted above on a per portfolio basis (i.e., per dedicated stream) or is it across all open portfolios (not sure if you guys use the same socket connection and stream for all). In any event, I don't see a 1,500 limit being invoked across my 2 portfolios. If I switch to an IB data feed, for example, I get alerted that I cannot exceed 100 symbols (not sure if this is an IB message passed along or an MT generated msg). Thanks in advance.
  10. Doug Hayman

    Stop Limit Price Derived from Last Price of Previous Closed Bar

    No, actually not venturing, although I like your idea Peg is exactly what I'm looking for! I'm looking to "Peg" Stop Limit price to Last Price at close of a bar, as bar completion timer goes off. Beautiful and thanks once again!
  11. Hi Jerry, Is there any facility in MT to automatically set a Stop Limit Price (either Buy or Sell) automatically based on the Close Price of the Previous Bar? Or am I venturing into the automated trading world with this question? Thanks, Doug
  12. Not sure if this is really a bug, but I made changes in the Trading -> Accounts - > Quantity section for Stocks, and the changes I made to "Trans Value", "QTY Min" and "QTY Max" were not applied immediately upon hitting the Apply->OK sequence. If I restarted MT subsequent to making those changes, these changes that I made above were then in effect. Not sure if this is by design or not, but thought I'd bring it to your attention.
  13. Doug Hayman

    Trading Options for Chart Trading appear at Top of Screen

    Cool Jerry, thanks. I think I missed the whole shortcut thing when I was initially evaluating MT. Yeah, that works for me, and saves a keystroke (mouse click in my example). Thanks again!
  14. Doug Hayman

    TD Ameritrade Quotes down?

    Sorry, I put this in wrong forum. Saw that TD quotes are down.
  15. Doug Hayman

    TD Ameritrade Quotes down?

    Is it me, or did we lose TD Ameritrade streaming quotes around 10:00 AM EDT? MT Source for TD is still green (Streaming) on the Dashboard Sources page. The only thing being updated are my Indexes.