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  1. tommcginnis liked Overnight's post in the thread my issues with IB.

    Tom? GAME PENALTY! Get yourself a UPS setup to couch your systems in the event of a power failure, and you will have nary a worry in...

    Sep 23, 2018 at 11:01 AM
  2. tommcginnis replied to the thread my issues with IB.

    Dude! I have *two*. But they don't last forever. One (lights, audio, printer) gives you ~5minutes. (It's an antique; mostly for clean...

    Sep 23, 2018 at 11:01 AM
  3. tommcginnis liked PistolPete's post in the thread I have lost over half of my net worth/life savings trading forex..

    We learn the most from mistakes but that said the biggest mistake is not learning from your mistakes . My greatest epiphany has come...

    Sep 23, 2018 at 10:47 AM
  4. tommcginnis liked Overnight's post in the thread I have lost over half of my net worth/life savings trading forex..

    There were no lines to read between here. The guy stated he lost over half his life savings of $940 over two months. I'm sitting at an...

    Sep 23, 2018 at 10:46 AM
  5. tommcginnis replied to the thread Daytrading becomes more difficult because of algorithmic trading?.

    I have seen the market for tick scalping go from stupidly-lucrative to desert. (5 years?) I have seen the market for option selling go...

    Sep 23, 2018 at 10:44 AM
  6. tommcginnis liked Robert Morse's post in the thread Daytrading becomes more difficult because of algorithmic trading?.

    IMO, the smaller range and lower volatility are due to a maturing market, not to automated trading. If you look at foreign markets, many...

    Sep 23, 2018 at 10:28 AM
  7. tommcginnis liked PistolPete's post in the thread Daytrading becomes more difficult because of algorithmic trading?.

    I traded ES for over a decade and in 2017 i gave it away due to the pathetic range and i think much of that is due to algo's , sure you...

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  8. tommcginnis liked Robert Morse's post in the thread Daytrading becomes more difficult because of algorithmic trading?.

    I have been involved in one way or another in the stock market since 1981. The market evolves continuously and good traders adapt and...

    Sep 23, 2018 at 10:25 AM
  9. tommcginnis liked PistolPete's post in the thread Daytrading becomes more difficult because of algorithmic trading?.

    2017 was a lean year for many daytraders due to multi decade lows of volatility but 2018 is back to the mean across the board ....

    Sep 23, 2018 at 10:24 AM
  10. tommcginnis liked pinetboltz's post in the thread Daytrading becomes more difficult because of algorithmic trading?.

    you could start by looking into exactly what kind of strategies the algos deploy, that gets you more specifics in execution that would...

    Sep 23, 2018 at 10:24 AM
  11. tommcginnis liked schweiz's post in the thread What are the most conflicting things you've heard from ET?.

    But in reality for that scenario only one can be right. So 50 are right and 50 are wrong. It is not a waste of time. It is an...

    Sep 22, 2018 at 9:46 AM
  12. tommcginnis liked tomorton's post in the thread What are the most conflicting things you've heard from ET?.

    I've known some friends and colleagues who say they never use TA and hit can't work anyway and its not for the serious players in the...

    Sep 22, 2018 at 9:45 AM
  13. tommcginnis liked deaddog's post in the thread What are the most conflicting things you've heard from ET?.

    TA works TA doesn't work And mostly what is TA?

    Sep 22, 2018 at 9:45 AM
  14. tommcginnis liked tomorton's post in the thread What are the most conflicting things you've heard from ET?.

    Call me cynical but I see a lot of trading hangers-on who are all competing for either business or at least attention, so they have to...

    Sep 22, 2018 at 9:44 AM
  15. tommcginnis liked Simples's post in the thread What are the most conflicting things you've heard from ET?.

    Options are best ways to control risk, get the fantastic returns and even guaranteed income almost. Options are fast-lanes to the poor...

    Sep 22, 2018 at 9:41 AM