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Old April 27th, 2012, 07:13 AM   #31 (permalink)
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What I'm looking for is the ability to add a 'relative' functionality to VbP studies. +1

SC Support, please look into Omni72's excellent suggestion. VbP is a wonderful indicator and any improvement to make it reflect the VPs better is definitely worth considering..

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Old May 3rd, 2012, 09:32 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Replay automated jump

I'd like to see a way to automate the Jump during a replay so that I can skip the overnight session during replay but include it in the chart session times for indicator accuracy.

How about adding, for example, these two cells to the spreadsheet:

Begin Replay Jump Datetime:
End Replay Jump Datetime:

Formulas to make it jump 8 hours at a certain time would look like this:

Begin: =INT(J41)+TIMEVALUE("16:00:00")
End: =BeginDatetime+TIMEVALUE("08:00:00")

This would greatly enhance the ability to do long replays over months unattended.

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Old May 14th, 2012, 10:51 AM   #33 (permalink)
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4. The pointer, crosshairs, and hand should not be separate tools. You should see either a pointer or crosshairs, depending on your preference, but they should have the same functionality and the default tool should be the hand tool. You shouldn't have to manually select a tool to drag the chart around.

5. You should also be able to drag the chart both horizontally and vertically in the same motion.


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Just turn on Support Vertical Scaling/Movement With Hand Tool on Tools >> Tool Settings >> General Tab

Ok, do what Aslan says and also change the default tool to the hand tool under Tool Settings >> General >> After Single Tool Use Change To: Hand. Then (this is where the magic happens), under Tool Settings >> Chart Values, check the second box for "Always on When Using Other Tools".

All this lets you drag the chart every which way and still have the cursor on all the time. Phew.

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Old May 24th, 2012, 09:17 AM   #34 (permalink)
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1) I'd like to see the DPL (daily P/L) include the open positions P/L. It did so briefly just after they introduced it, but was removed.

2) I'd also like to then be able to display the DPL in the Trade Window's Internal P/L field. Currently only the open position P/L is displayed, and there is no longer an option to display the DPL when flat, so it just displays 0.

[Follow Up] DPL requests - Sierra Chart

Since I repeatedly scale in and scale out, my goal is to get a P/L display from flat to flat. I can live with the DPL if it includes the open positions P/L.
As it is, the open P/L reduces at each scale out, and that scale-out P/L gets moved to the DPL.

The two P/L fields on the Trade Window are useless for me:
a) The Internal P/L field doesn't show a flat-to-flat P/L
b) The Actual P/L field shows TT's erroneously calculated open P/L based on the average daily price, not the average entry price.

I currently use a spreadsheet study to calculate the DPL+openP/L, then display it on the chart with the Text (Large) Display for Study study. I'd like to reclaim at least the Internal P/L field.


I just noticed in v855 that item #1 is now an option. Not sure in what version it was added. It is displayed as NPL.

Go to Global Settings >> Trade Settings. Also, Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings >> Display Daily Profit/Loss On Chart/Trade DOM must be checked.

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Old May 24th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I just noticed in v855 that item #1 is now an option. Not sure in what version it was added. It is displayed as NPL.

Go to Global Settings >> Trade Settings. Also, Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings >> Display Daily Profit/Loss On Chart/Trade DOM must be checked.

Mine is still showing just DPL, even though I have both closed and open positions. I checked the above and am running 858.

On second thought, I guess it is because the positions were opened last night before midnight. ?

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Old May 27th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I will be very glad to see possibilities to optimize strategies in Sierra. At Sierra's forum I found several
posts from support, they say about optimization since 2009 like "next year" plans.

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Old May 27th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Mine is still showing just DPL, even though I have both closed and open positions. I checked the above and am running 858.

On second thought, I guess it is because the positions were opened last night before midnight. ?

Mike

The NPL should show open PL regardless of when opened. Only the "Daily" portion which is closed PL would reset at midnight (or at the time you have it configured to reset at). Sim vs Live would also affect what is being shown.

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Old May 28th, 2012, 06:08 AM   #38 (permalink)
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The NPL should show open PL regardless of when opened. Only the "Daily" portion which is closed PL would reset at midnight (or at the time you have it configured to reset at). Sim vs Live would also affect what is being shown.

Everything is live. I am only seeing DPL, no NPL. I will have to dig around, I must be missing a page of settings somewhere.

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How about a hot key for Horizontal Ray. Please?

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Need to be able to define commissions on a per instrument basis, so the trade analyzer is accurate.

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