To Throw in the Towel or Not to Throw in the Towel

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by ProgrammerGuy, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. wave


    so true.
    #21     Apr 21, 2007
  2. irniger


    Same happened to me several times. I spent lots of time and money with and for programming. Now I use a very simple discretionary method using Tradestation (see attached)

    I swingtrade stocks that have smooth curves using this setup. I choose from about 300 stocks that fit my method and I update about once a month tossing out nonbehaviours and bringing in new ones. For my research I use the Vectorvest program and Advanced Analyzer (Ameritrade). But the main work is in visually going through about 2000 stocks every month and picking the smoothies.

    So far I have not found a setup or method to successfully trade all and any stock or futures consistently profitable. If you did, it would certainly be programmable.

    If you look at my screens, you easily find the entry and exit points to manually trade. Trading the right stocks (smoothly moving titles) it is profitable. I am still looking for someone to program it!!!

    Regards, Felix
    #22     Apr 22, 2007