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  1. ......it's beyond my understanding! Why oh why did i ditch Windows??! 😮
  2. I have actually read that dmedin old pal, but i've read so many things too....I'll give that a go then. Thanks :D
  3. Hi, I've activated and updated my JRE to 11.0.6 but can't get PRT to launch. Ubuntu Studio 18.4 Core i7 6700cpu 16gb ram I don't know if this is an IG issue, PRT issue or Ubuntu issue or what? Thanks.
  4. So far, Trade Ideas offers the best Screener in my opinion. Many indicators. Even a free version, albeit with a 20 min delay from Live (of course you can pay £3 per day to use Live scanner.)
  5. I typed a reply but deleted it. You don't accept it! I've got a lot of work to get on with to make this happen this year. I'll accept your 'I told you So' at the end of 2020. Next!.
  6. @dmedin Sigh!!!!!!! you keep using this statistic to back up the negativity you now have in your bones. You've been at this longer than me, but I know how you trade, and know how wrong it is. Here's your statistic in a nutshell: 10 people in a room with IG, just started trading. Never done it before. Think it's easy. Done very little by way of research or Live Trading. Green as Grass. This is 10 people!! Now, take your losing statistic of 76%-90% or whatever it is. That's 7-9 people who have No Clue how this works, and can't figure out why they keep losing. But 2-3 people out of 10, have actually studied; have learned; know what they're doing and how the cogs turn. If i went out into the street now and told 9 people about Spread betting, I would be the Top 10% of people who had a clue where the other 9 people would be dumb to the idea. Here's an insight on people and life for you. Most people are dumb. Most of us don't know all that is needed to achieve success. Most people are cattle. Now simply apply this Cultural Societal Life Statistic to Spread Betting. The figures match. If you don't know how to do something, you will fail. If you don't know why you're failing, you will continue to Fail! That is the secret to success. You don't have enough to play a long game! You don't have enough insight even at some of the Candle patterns and colours, based upon the Q's you've brought up here. @DSchenk has put you right a few times now with little to no acknowledgement from yourself when he's answered. Daniel has even shown you why he's failed. To be able to know why, provides the solution to success also. With a few tweaks and a fresh look at what he was doing he has already improved his success rate and just as important, hit Loss rate. @DSchenk Daniel, we're not here to fight the cause for trading breakouts. There's enough time and energy needed to keep it going as it is. Try not to allow yourself to become distracted by negativity. We shouldn't be here to convince anyone of anything. I've been talking about trading breakouts since I joined back in March.....Seems it's quite Alien to a lot of people. Your chart postings and honest feedback are refreshing and insightful; keep it up. This year will be our year.
  7. This is my result from today..................Up £70 from £500. A lot to learn in all areas. 23 Trades by myself. 5 is my limit! I no longer think this will work going forward. Retired!? Maybe. It's just too difficult to find Gapping Stock with IG and Spread Betting.
  8. Well, I'm absolutely convinced that holding out for more than 1:1 PL with a Double the Spread Stop then moving my Stop to the Buy In price is costing me a **** load in profit. I said Yesterday i would be playing for 1:1 but tested the 2:1 today again and proved why I need to stick to 1:1. I've literally given back £150 in profit today. though the trades themselves cost me nothing as i moved my Stop to Buy In, It's still technically a Fail to pocket profit. So that's it. From next week. I will be rigid on 1:1 PL until I can safely grow the account. I'll use tomorrow to continue testing but then reset my account to £500.
  9. Took my 1st loss of -£50. Made back £82. Done for today. I've one more running on Amneal Pharma. Report back later.
  10. ..............but i'll be Swinging for the Fences today lolol Hoping for a bike Spike from Pintec.
  11. Remember the ultimate goal here. This is the Demo. We're practicing Emotions. Over trading. Max Stop, Max Loss. Timing. We're not trying to make a million in one day....though it would be nice. The goal is, to end the day or the hour up 20% of our Capital, or Break Even. That's it. Risk only 10%. Luck is for gamblers, so I wish you good fortune.
  12. I'm not getting notifications to this thread........ Fun today you say? hahha. Yeah Learning while I play. I'm in no rush to blow my next account though. Stop trading like a maniac lol.
  13. @dmedin why is this not proof to you it can work? these are 4 'risk managed' trades using a £500 account. My risk on each one would have been £50 or less. What is there to doubt? i really don't understand you, but i think you've been studying the wrong strategy for too long you simply don't believe it, or won't believe it. Why aren't you trialing along side with us doing this? Go on the Demo, Look at the watch list, give it a go. What's the problem? Risk no more than 10% each trade. Max loss, Max Stop etc. Get in get out 1:1 Aim for 50/50 PL Then come back and say it doesn't work. We'll talk more
  14. dmedin old pal old buddy. Of course it works. I proved it to you months back when I was Live. It's also important to know this Ross Character lol, is one of many thousands of people who make money trading Market Open. It's not a new thang. I didn't lose my account because of breakouts. I lost it coz I wasn't trading breakouts. 😮 I lost coz I wasn't playing to my chosen strategy. Why do you think it doesn't work? We've both shown you even on the Demo (though we both haven't stuck to the plan as we should. ha). I learned when Not to Trade, How Long to trade etc. But most of all I learned to go with what I know and trust. I don't really know how you keep doubting it. It's not magic lol. It's going up and down at market open. Cover your stops. Get in get out. Don't over trade. Has Anything at all ever worked for you?
  15. Just to go over some of the principles again re; P/L IF our success is 50/50 then we need 1:1 just to stay in the game. If we place 5 trades per day, then 2.5 will fail and 2.5 will win. The value must be the same. How we play from here is based upon our own success rate. Your success rate will determine either your PL target OR Price per Point. If you go back now after 2 weeks and count the winning trades, losing trades, Loss size etc. it will give us a heads up on how the strategy is working and where it needs to be amended. IF we're achieving 80% success, then 4 out of 5 trades are winners, but if those 4 winners are only £20 each, and the 1 Loss is £80, then the Win/Loss ratio means nothing. The Loss also needs to equal -£20. IF our P/L is 2:1, then we can still afford 50/50 win loss rate. This way we'll still be earning. It allows for more mistakes, but the 2:1 makes up for it. With 2 wins from the start, but then 4 consecutive losses that's er....66% loss rate. I'll stop here coz I think you know this too.
  16. Buddy, you don't need me to tell you....but just in case I do; You're over trading and not sticking to your trading plan. To the rule, you were up £35, but then lost 4 trades in a row to a total of -£100. It's not just the value, but 4 losing trades in a row means you're off game. That's it. You're done. Personally, when you got -£50 it was over for the day. At least we're still learning, but giving it away like this and that 5k marker is a long way off. I was up £300 last week in 2 days, but I think it was less than 10 trades in total and less than 1 hour trading. However, that's OK, coz, although we might have detailed what we're hoping to do, it's still OK to Make Mistakes so long as we're learning what Not to Do going Live. Because it's the Demo, I've not been paying attention or been distracted, I've still been placing Random Trades to see what happens at various times after the bell. What is happening is the more Random trades I place, the more losses I incur. We're either trading Breakouts or looking for Reversals. Trying to play both one after another on the same stock is a sure fire way to give back profit you've just made. Remember, the direction either long or short is only assured for a few minutes after the bell. Playing after this and you're in random territory. Limit how many trades you will place as well as maximum loss and profit. I know you know this, but I like to hear it back to for my own sake also. Let's see what tomorrow brings for us both.
  17. lol. As luck would have it, I still had my Aurinia Pharma trade going from Friday. Just made £50
  18. That's my boy I've been distracted again; my woman's B'day weekend, but it's today. I now need to make a card lol. I'll skip today coz not in the right frame of mind. Catch up again later and back on it tomorrow.
  19. .....But my target IS £50....10% of my Capital! 😮 1:1 PL I risk £25 for £25, but if I reach £50 I'm good. That's why I'm disappointed not quitting with +£75. Let's PM about our actually strategy here. I started Yesterday with £500. I made £216. I started today with £716 and made +£75. At this point I had £791 in my account. I doubled up instead of doubling down. Lost £80, then lost £100 in a twist. I've made some trades small trades here and there but about 16 in total. Playing like a total **** bag. Long story short. My balance is £664.50. I'm still up £164 on my £500 in 2 days. I can live with that. Lessons learned....maybe ha
  20. It's going hahah......maybe Nah, I had my emotions in check, i just didn't stick to it coz it's The Demo!. This is the bit i need to be rigid on, but it's hard because I'm not learning if I'm not placing Trades! Bit of a double edged sword for me. In my head, i know i got out at +£75.
  21. Ah what a shame pal. Same as me. when I was up £75, that was it. getting out. FOMO once again. Then when I gave back £75, I SHOULD HAVE QUIT. This isn't Hindsight though, I knew this at the time. We can't afford to lose ANY money at this stage. I've allowed my account to potentially FAIL now. I was up £300. But the drop could be coming for Aurinia. Don't take my word for it though lol.
  22. I'm risking my entire profit from yesterday on Aurina. I'm anticipating a drop, a massive drop. My Stop is just above Market Open with a £143 loss. Here's hoping. 😮