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This board is for those interested in using technical analysis to trade ETF's and stocks using swing trading and day trading systems.  The board is for open minded people who wish to share ideas and observations about just in time action in the stock market.   All are welcome to join in the fun!  ThinkorSwim is the primary platform used to create charts and as such most of the discussion is around programming and creating charts in ThinkorSwim.

Please keep all posts civil, leaving political discussion and egos checked at the door.

P.S.  Please use "OT" prior to any post that does not contain on topic material.  However, please keep in mind that in order for this to remain a "free" board according to the rules of Investor's Hub, most posts should remain on topic.

Thank for joining the board!

Resources on the Web:

  The Chart Pattern Trader:

VIX Blog:
Understanding Decay Part 1:
Understanding Decay Part 2:
Volatility Indexes:
2013 Spreadsheet VIX&SPX:
  Trading Gaps: 
  Wall Street Journal:
  Dow Theory:
  Ten Best Candlestick Patterns:
   Bullish/Bearish Candlestick Patterns:
   Bulkowski's Best Chart Patterns:
   Using Prophet Charts to find Patterns:
   Economic Calendar:
   Tim Knight's Slope of Hope Blog:
   Corey Rosenbloom's Afraid to Trade Blog:
   Condor Options Blog:
   Great Software for IRS Wash Sales:
   Abnormal Returns Blog:
   ETF Prophet:
   Buy/Sell Model:
   Monthly Put/Call Analysis for Opt. Exp.:
   Option's Calendar:
   HeatMap of Market - configurable:
   Trading Gaps:
   The "Myth of Max Pain" article:

Trading Videos:

   Tastytrade Market Talk Videos:
   Emini Trading:


Think or Swim Resources:

email:; phone:  800-672-2098 (ask for Chicago office.)

  Constant Colors:
  Custom Sounds: 
  Free Code: 
  More Free Code:

  TOS Ratio Charts:
      ThinkDesk User's Manual:
  Linking Excel and ThinkorSwim:
Custom Indicator Scripts:
Paintbars Come to ThinkorSwim:
Getting Started With Thinkscript Parts 1 & 2:
  Part 1:
  Part 2:
      ThinkScript User's Manual:
      ThinkorSwim Resource Manual:
Prodigio:  (Prodigio is no longer supported by TDAmeritrade!!!
email:; phone:  Direct 773-244-7749 or 866-839-1100 ext. 7749

  Video Archive:
           Introduction to Trading with Prodigio:
       Prodigio Manual:

Posts with Custom Code not in TOS (may contain in progress.)
  Fibonacci Pivots:
  Standard Pivots:
  BollingerBand Fill:
  RSI with Gradient Line:
  Spdpro update 4/8/12:
  Volume with 2 Averages:
  Alert Code:
  Fractal Code:

Technical Issues:
   Reoccurring Error Messages in popups:
   Restore to Previous Build:
   Software Questions/Answers:


Quarterly Statistics:
Volatility Calculator; just input symbol:

QuoteTracker Resources:
  Instructions re patch:
  Link to Patch:
  Quotetracker Help on Formulas:

Resources for Measuring Economic Growth:
  ISM Report:
  US GDP Growth Rate:
  20 Year Treasury Bond Forecast:
  TED Spread Chart:
   H.15 Release


After years of sporadically writing in notebooks and on pieces of paper, I started journaling my trading experience in this free software.  I am very pleased with the results.  All the really successful traders journal so, as painful as it seemed to conduct this exercise, I bit the bullit and did it.  I find it is a very useful tool.  This software makes it so easy write down my thoughts but, also has a very good search feature so I can go back and find things.  It's easier to be the best by copying what the best do!  That doesn't mean I can't still be unique :)

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#2913  Sticky Note spdpro 07/16/13 12:35:46 AM
#2805  Sticky Note ratio // save spdpro 11/27/12 11:58:23 PM
#1178  Sticky Note Back Up Your Work: Since we all desertcynlite 04/06/12 11:11:16 AM
#1037  Sticky Note ***iBox contains resources for ThinkorSwim, Thinkscript and Prodigio. desertcynlite 03/12/12 02:07:23 AM
#3086   can't read posts on any ihub board. lettering jxyzobrien 03/04/14 07:52:32 AM
#3082   flag me when you are over here or spdpro 02/06/14 09:19:48 PM
#3081   This one I am just watching CITYHAWK 02/05/14 03:00:39 PM
#3080   "thanx, I was using higher than my usual CITYHAWK 02/05/14 02:42:56 PM
#3079   took a little piece out of the TNA CITYHAWK 02/05/14 10:35:56 AM
#3078 CITYHAWK 02/05/14 09:49:04 AM
#3077   spdpro but I have to versions CITYHAWK 02/04/14 03:39:39 PM
#3076   hi spdpro CITYHAWK 01/26/14 01:01:11 PM
#3075   Hi spdpro CITYHAWK 01/25/14 03:25:16 PM
#3074   spdpro CITYHAWK 01/25/14 03:16:47 PM
#3073 spdpro 01/24/14 05:33:30 PM
#3072   go to edit studies on that chart and look spdpro 01/24/14 05:10:14 PM
#3071   ok thanks CITYHAWK 01/24/14 05:08:37 PM
#3070   you should be able to change time spdpro 01/24/14 05:07:06 PM
#3069   Hi spdpro CITYHAWK 01/24/14 05:00:48 PM
#3068   on that chart play with the time setting spdpro 01/24/14 04:43:23 PM
#3067   C > can you see my settings on CITYHAWK 01/24/14 11:58:56 AM
#3066   spdpro do feel $VOLSPD has replaced $UVOLSP-$VOLSP ??? CITYHAWK 01/23/14 10:01:13 AM
#3065   got the up load now :o) CITYHAWK 01/22/14 03:01:53 PM
#3064   Release Notes for 1/18 - Supplemental spdpro 01/21/14 09:50:25 PM
#3063   spdpro thanks for you help in this issue and CITYHAWK 01/21/14 08:14:36 PM
#3062   Rank Levels "lower study" Script: spdpro 01/19/14 06:05:47 PM
#3061   C > what is the issue? spdpro 01/19/14 05:35:01 PM
#3059   1854.17 / 1854.19 builds, pending info spdpro 01/19/14 04:48:40 PM
#3058 spdpro 01/11/14 05:31:18 PM
#3057   thank you db 01/07/14 10:31:23 AM
#3056   Price Percentile Script: spdpro 01/05/14 08:45:29 PM
#3055   something like this is about all I know spdpro 01/02/14 09:30:05 AM
#3054   lower study smartone 01/02/14 12:43:57 AM
#3053   ?? need more info, Upper study or Lower spdpro 01/01/14 11:09:51 PM
#3052   tos question smartone 01/01/14 05:48:12 PM
#3050   TOS RVX script spdpro 10/31/13 10:45:40 PM
#3048   TOS VIX script spdpro 10/31/13 06:38:25 PM
#3046 spdpro 10/11/13 10:43:51 PM
#3045   Monday AM looks like a bust with the Futs spdpro 09/29/13 07:36:11 PM
#3044   ??, I just reloaded and renamed and it worked spdpro 09/29/13 07:33:39 PM
#3043   Strange, I can't get the label to pop up. desertcynlite 09/29/13 07:26:25 PM
#3042   Hi D, it should show up like in below spdpro 09/29/13 07:14:54 PM
#3041   Got rid of the Better Momentum Volume. desertcynlite 09/29/13 07:11:51 PM
#3040   Revised your code with pound signs for those desertcynlite 09/29/13 06:59:11 PM
#3039   IV code, implied vol spdpro 09/18/13 06:26:45 PM
#3038   all good here with the file spdpro 09/08/13 12:19:48 AM
#3037   Yes, I think it's just in the File, desertcynlite 09/08/13 12:03:28 AM
#3036   D > I know there is a way spdpro 09/07/13 10:06:23 PM
#3034   something New, have looked at them Yet spdpro 09/07/13 07:05:02 PM
#3032   at work now, will look at all at home spdpro 09/06/13 06:29:47 PM
#3031   Spdpro ~ I like the "Alerts" code you desertcynlite 09/06/13 05:56:05 PM
#3030 spdpro 09/06/13 12:29:12 AM
#3029   >>> Later spdpro 09/06/13 12:04:00 AM
#3028   Thanks! I tried to grab it but, desertcynlite 09/06/13 12:02:29 AM