May 31, 2008

French Open pics

Had a great time yesterday and enjoyed plenty of sunshine (a rarity this week in Paris). I especially liked the Nadal (3-time champ) and Serena Williams (ended up in an upset) matches. Here are just a few photos:










6 comments:

TL said...

Hi 00NR7,

I had a trade on NVDA (9/15). I thought it was quite a good-looking setup but it failed. What's wrong with the trade in your opinion? Thanks in advance.
btw, nice weather and pictures!

OONR7 said...

tl: there was more than enough good reasons to enter this trade... the biggest of which was the risk size (.06). NR7 bar right above the ORH and .50 mark. The upper tails on some of the previous bars along with the 'indecisive' look of the entry bar would've made me pause. Also, I place my trigger price .02 above my entry candle's high and it wouldn't have triggered in this case. I imagine that was your order at 20.56.
Overall... not a slam dunk setup but the small risk would've made it worth a shot.

TL said...

Really thanks for kind response.
After reading your comments, I know sth is wrong. At the time I was trading, the high of the 9th bar was 24.54. When I backfill it again, it's 24.55 now. I thought hard what I missed for a whole day, and it seems I have the answer now. I wouldn't have entered either...
I know we all have bad data, but did you ever come across sth like this, the data you see when you are trading is different from the data you backfill at the end of the day, even when you are using the same datafeed?
btw I use IQFeed. I know it has issues at times, but I don't know what the better alternatives are. Any suggestions? Thanks again.

OONR7 said...

tl: yes, I've had data issues just like you stated and it's been well documented on this blog my frustration at times with it. However, it's something you have to live with and expect to happen. I've used IQFeed, Marketfeed, TDAmeritrade and prophet. Out of all of them... prophet is the quickest and most reliable when it comes to backfilling and I use IB as my quotesource since I also use them to place orders (just makes sense). So, I know it sucks but if it's only happening once in a while then it's just something you'll need to live with. If it happens frequently... then that's a big problems as every cent counts for us.

TL said...

Thanks for your advice! I checked Prophet. So sad that it doesn't provide separate datafeed. Do you find the other functions in the package (scan, charting, watchlist...) to be useful?

Also, I have some confusion with the quotesource. Does it mean, once the backfill is completed (say at 10:00), the charts will then be plotted according to data coming from IB?

OONR7 said...

tl: not sure if you're using QT as your charting program but you can set prophet as your 'backfill' source and leave IB as your quotesource. So, when you add symbols to a portfolio... it pulls data from IB (or the specified quotesource). Of course, IB's TWS needs to be running.