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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
#3213 spdpro 11/27/15 04:48:50 PM
#3211   best for Tscript is on TOS support/chat > spdpro 11/06/15 11:39:41 PM
#3210   Thanks, I happen to find on Bacon-eggs 11/06/15 11:11:11 PM
#3208   spdpro that prior message was to you . CITYHAWK 10/31/15 07:50:34 PM
#3207   Hi CITYHAWK 10/31/15 07:42:10 PM
#3205   go to tos Support/Chat, thinkscript lounge spdpro 10/20/15 11:36:17 AM
#3204   Hello, New to TOS and thinkscript. I Bacon-eggs 10/11/15 08:10:40 PM
#3202   hot swap2 / TOS / prior to reskin spdpro 09/25/15 11:50:48 PM
#3200 spdpro 09/25/15 04:21:06 PM
#3199   hotswap1 spdpro 09/22/15 06:10:35 PM
#3195   hot swap spdpro 09/03/15 06:19:46 PM
#3194   aug 29 2015 workspace save spdpro 08/29/15 09:11:03 PM
#3193   also "wag" es1950 maybe line in sand spdpro 08/23/15 07:36:39 PM
#3192   thanks > you know where I am spdpro 08/23/15 07:35:44 PM
#3191   Got old quick jxyzobrien 08/23/15 07:32:40 PM
#3190   all the best > I had some medical spdpro 08/23/15 07:23:19 PM
#3189   save workspace often jxyzobrien 08/23/15 07:17:39 PM
#3188   another thing to do is > setup > spdpro 08/23/15 06:58:45 PM
#3187   Increased TOS Memory today for xp jxyzobrien 08/23/15 06:44:55 PM
#3186 spdpro 07/15/15 12:25:29 AM
#3183 spdpro 07/03/15 02:28:29 AM
#3182 spdpro 07/03/15 02:26:03 AM
#3179   swap > spdpro 06/21/15 05:00:36 PM
#3178 spdpro 06/02/15 11:25:57 PM
#3176 spdpro 05/03/15 01:09:07 PM
#3175   TOS Memory Low fix > spdpro 04/17/15 07:41:40 PM
#3168   shoot me and email or reply to one spdpro 04/02/15 10:58:01 PM
#3166   spdpro CITYHAWK 03/28/15 05:12:47 PM
#3165   Knock Knock is spdpro home CITYHAWK 03/28/15 04:05:48 PM
#3163 "Zeppy monkey" spdpro 03/04/15 09:43:57 PM
#3162   tos trailing stp settings vid spdpro 02/22/15 05:34:20 PM
#3161   Ok, take your time . CITYHAWK 02/10/15 09:31:52 AM
#3160 spdpro 01/26/15 01:35:51 PM
#3159   swap save > spdpro 01/04/15 05:36:07 PM
#3155   swap save > share spdpro 12/11/14 12:10:57 AM
#3151   D > load this up spdpro 10/20/14 09:09:54 PM
#3149   I appreciate your effort in writing it down desertcynlite 10/18/14 12:48:22 PM
#3148   Oh My, it needed to be done anyway spdpro 10/17/14 09:43:54 PM
#3147   Thanks...I meant your first paragraph LOL! desertcynlite 10/17/14 09:41:08 PM
#3146   OK here we go, might be lengthy spdpro 10/17/14 09:30:37 PM
#3145   I'm sorry, I just don't understand your short desertcynlite 10/17/14 07:35:15 PM
#3144   will do > I have to wait for spdpro 10/17/14 06:32:20 PM
#3143   Try the 100 and 200 and see the desertcynlite 10/17/14 06:16:59 PM
#3142 spdpro 10/17/14 06:13:55 PM
#3141   got it spdpro 10/17/14 05:28:33 PM
#3140   Here's what it looks like: desertcynlite 10/17/14 05:20:01 PM
#3139   Later spdpro 10/17/14 05:14:52 PM
#3138   Well, my PM window closed! desertcynlite 10/17/14 05:13:42 PM
#3137   see you in the AM > smile spdpro 10/15/14 09:47:01 PM
#3136   Don't forget to check the iBox. I desertcynlite 10/15/14 09:41:38 PM