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  1. Ron Bertino

    YOLO trading

    YOLO is an acronym which stands for "You Only Live Once". It's being used to describe wild bets that the herd are going crazy for, at sites such as WallStreetBets. Think of it as gambling rather than trading........"not that there's anything wrong with that". Here are some resources for your...
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    Andre Falde - Falde 60/40/20 Fly

    Did he give as reason as to why that was?
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    Andre Falde - Falde 60/40/20 Fly

    It's not unusual to see trading performance degrade when a strategy is released. This appears to be the case above, since the Falde trade came out roughly around the time when performance started to degrade. I doubt that it's due to many people flooding the market with this trade, and an edge...
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    Andre Falde - Falde 60/40/20 Fly

    Steve has posted some charts showing that since 2018 this strategy has been grinding down through to the current time period (July 2020).
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    Video tutorials for OptionNet Explorer

    Go to: http://help.optionnetexplorer.com Then scroll down until you get to the Video Library section.
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    Option leg ratios accepted in a single order at IB

    1:1 1:2 1:3 2:3 1:1:1 1:2:1 1:2:3 1:2:2 1:1:1:1 1:1:1:2 1:1:2:2 1:1:2:3 1:2:2:3 1:2:3:3 2:2:3:3 1:1:1:3 1:2:2:2 1:3:3:3
  7. Ron Bertino

    RTD - Using the 17 customs studies to send data to Excel

    Word of warning: if you change the name of one of these, say from CUSTOM1 to MyMagicIndicator, then Excel RTD will still refer to it as CUSTOM1, yet you will have easily forgotten which one of your many indicators was the one that used to be called CUSTOM1. Therefore, my suggestion is to rename...
  8. Ron Bertino

    Professional versus non-professional status at IB

    Here is the list of criteria which IB will use in order to determine if you are considered a professional of non-professional. https://ibkb.interactivebrokers.com/node/2369
  9. Ron Bertino

    charting pull backs

    What you're ultimately looking to build is a `Study Filter`. You'll find this in TOS => Scan => Stock Hacker => Add Study Filter You can then edit that study filter and define whatever criteria you want, via technical analysis, using the "Edit Condition" builder that they have. If you want to...
  10. Ron Bertino

    New futures options platform coming for TradeStation

    New futures options platform coming for TradeStation https://www.tradestation.com/promo/futures-plus-trading-platform/ https://www.tradingtechnologies.com/news-releases/trading-technologies-partners-with-tradestation-to-offer-its-options-on-futures-technology-to-tradestation-customers/
  11. Ron Bertino

    TDA using the last trade price of a contract rather than mark-to-market

    Ady said: As long as I don’t end up losing net over two years I guess the path of least resistance is to just ignore it? Steve S. said: Ady If the amount of money/taxes doesn't bother you then definitely ignore it. It's only an issue if you are going to be paying 2018 taxes on fake MTM...
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    TDA using the last trade price of a contract rather than mark-to-market

    gniewosz said: Thanks @topdrudge for report of your struggle. I've seen some traders dealing with this issue by doing small, 1 lot trades at the end of Dec where they had sizable positions, just to create more reasonable Last print. I don't think they were as big as you are. Mid print can be...
  13. Ron Bertino

    Financial data for FCMs

    Financial data for FCMs https://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/financialfcmdata/index.htm
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    TDA using the last trade price of a contract rather than mark-to-market

    Steve S. said: Anyone who still cares about TDA mark to market accounting on the 1099-B unrealized p&l: They finally got back to me on my inquiry, and told me what I expected to hear ... they contract settlements out to Gainskeeper, Gainskeeper uses the last trade price no matter how many days...
  15. Ron Bertino

    Guidelines from the FibonacciQueen

    Guidelines from the FibonacciQueen (Carolyn Boroden) She makes the following freely available: Intro webinar Example of entry triggers
  16. Ron Bertino

    Variations of Space Trip Trade

    Yes, there are variations of the STT which are closer to being ATM, and we have also developed other trades within the Mastermind group which are ATM style trades.
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    Modeling STT on OV or ONE

    That's because the entire trade structure you've modeled has been put on for a slight credit of +$385. So if SPX stays above 2600 by expiration, then you'll get $385. Prior to expiration you'll be able to potentially make much more than that, due to the impact of theta coming into the trade. You...
  18. Ron Bertino

    Modeling STT on OV or ONE

    When everything is unchecked, it reverts to using standard Black-Scholes.
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    Modeling STT on OV or ONE

    Note that our Trading Dominion community has now gone back to just using standard Black Scholes modelling though. This is mainly because: a) it's a formula that is well known and fully available for analysis, whereas "volatility surface" in ONE and other models in other software are...
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