Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bracket Trader

Bracket Trader (BT) communicate directly with TWS. You can trade right from BT, or have an external app send signals to BT.

I've installed Bracket Trader and tried it with my IB simulated account. So far, so good. I like this set-up because I only have to generate signals and sent them to a text file. BT looks at the text file for orders and executes. BT has some nice features, trailing stops, multiple targets, etc. It's worth looking at. The main reason I like it is I don't have to code the scale out or order management part of the trade.

I'm setting Amibroker up to send LMT orders. If they don't trigger within a few bars then I cancel the order.

Has anyone else played with this application? I would like to hear about your experience. Once I get this working I'll post some AFL code to interface to BT, and I hope you will participate.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

USDCAD - Trade update

I closed my open short position on USDCAD the other day. I guess I didn't think that price would go as far as the completely obvious support level, shown below in red. The area between the two blue lines is void of any support/resistance.

I netted 461 pips on the trade.

Looking at the chart, you can see more totally obvious S/R levels. How about 1.3000? Two times it bounced off that level. See how the price looks sharp, quick up, quick down the first time it hits 1.3000? This tells us it's an important level. I missed both opportunities.

So whats next for this pair? If it blows past the red support line it should continue to the next red line. On the other hand, if it bounces off this red line it could move up to the top blue line.

I'll be ready.


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