Nov 19, 2007

LVS - Short

For all the IB users out there... were you experiencing any issues with IB's data in the first hour of trading? My backfill was acting funky and I had to clear my charts and backfill again. Pain in the ass considering how long IB's backfill takes. Anyway, I traded LVS and missed the first 'ideal' entry off a break of the 12pm bar low. However, I was able to get in on a break of the 12:30pm bar low which closed below S2 on increased volume. Exited the entire position on a break of the 2pm bar high.




10 comments:

Jerry said...

OONR7,

Same data problem here.

Do you use Browser TWS version?

Any Vista user have problem that the bottom taskbar and quicklaunch menu just vanished in the afternoon?

Tom T. said...

I got into DISH before it took off - wow, what a ride - I just wish I was able to turn around and short it after it peaked just above 51.

greytrader said...

OO,

I think you mean break of the 12:30 bar low.

I traded HBAN for a loss today.

OONR7 said...

gt: thanks, just changed. Sorry about HBAN... where was your entry?

OONR7 said...

jerry: I had that same problem with Vista and I found a solution on Ugly's site. Don't have the URL but I'm sure you can search over there. Fixed my problem.

tom: nice going. I was wondering if any readers caught that.

greytrader said...

HBAN 15 break of 5th bar low...

QQQBall said...

i saw some good set-ups - mostly shorts, but i was working income/divvy stocks. i have a certai amount to average in every month and i got most of Nov's dough in today. its always tough to step in on days like this, but down the road you are generally glad you did.

looked over X's site on Saturday. i wish i could spend a coupel hours a week there EVERY week, so many nuances.

Bubs said...

Had similar problems with Tradestation today to the first hour, pain in the ass.

StockHunter said...

hey OONR7, why won't you open a small accont in TD Ameritrade already? This way you gonna get a great fast backfill on QT, plus you will get the Strategy Desk for free (similar to Trade Ideas).

bl said...

All,
Some good premkts: dish low ej fcx c ptr acgy mcrl celg( double reversal). Open: peix bphx twb. Traded WMGI -2/15 for loss, and latter reversed. Scalped AAPL. Brokers and mortgage bankers dropped at the open. I feel a pull to go with the news ladden stocks-subprime mess today- rather than the gap plays but find it difficult to wean myself away. Oh well.Grats on dish. Nine 10/15/30 charts