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  1. @Spectate99 Unfortunately I have questions re the demo account and Live Retail going back to last April still with no responses from IG. Also referred to technical with no replies to date. It's been heavily hinted at that it's not really fit for purpose and more of a 'Guide' platform to show you the ropes; a more visual Demo than Real World. It seems popular opinion is to use ProRealTime and literally ignore the Retail Platform. I myself just yesterday, noticed the Demo charts were actually reporting more info re Candle Patterns than the Live Retail Plat.......I'm not even going to
  2. I'm still not Live pal.....Tested my fear again last month and lost £60 over 20 trades. Small £2 or so losses throughout the day. I knew i still had the Fear so needed a Live test on it. Yep, still very much there even for £2! Though I've no doubt the Breakout Out strategy works, I'm not sure I'm cut out for this after all. I simply can't handle a Loss! 😮 We'll know by the end of the year.
  3. So, are you winning these days?
  4. good to see you haven't lost your sense of humor dmedin ol boy.....though it's possible you've gone a little stir crazy in here talking to yourself haha
  5. hahaha. I've just had charts up on retail Demo.......All seemed fine......also launched Live Retail platform. Chart data was 7 mins behind the demo same stock! No faith at all!
  6. Gone back to Windows10. PRT works out of the box :D
  7. ......it's beyond my understanding! Why oh why did i ditch Windows??! 😮
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.)
  11. 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!.
  12. @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 o
  13. 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.
  14. 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 tes
  15. Took my 1st loss of -£50. Made back £82. Done for today. I've one more running on Amneal Pharma. Report back later.
  16. ..............but i'll be Swinging for the Fences today lolol Hoping for a bike Spike from Pintec.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. @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
  20. 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
  21. 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 a
  22. 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, tha
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