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Average Volume at Time of Day

We watch volume to get an indication of momentum and participation. But how do you know if the volume is substantial or not? Especially if you are trading intrad day. Say you are watching the market and it is 9:45 AM Eastern standard time. You see the market is moving up. You can see that […]

An Error Correcting EMA

This post is about a new MA I recently implemented which is currently available for Sierra Chart and Ninja Trader. Moving averages, in general have two attributes to them. One is smoothing. The other is a lag. In a sense, there is a sort of tug of war between these two traits – the more […]

Jim Berg’s Truth About Volatility Trading System

I came across Jim Berg and his ATR system a long time ago when a user asked me to create a version of it for Sierra Chart. The full system is described in “Stocks and Commodities” magazine February 2005 issue in an article called “The Truth About Volatility” by Jim Berg. Jim’s method caught attention […]

Trade29 Custom Studies Automatic Distribution

Software distribution can be a lot of work and quite a pain for users.   From where do I download? How do I install? In what directory? My OS is different than the one shown in the manual! What if I have a previous version? Do I need to back up? The Anti Virus is […]

How to locate your Sierra Chart user name

How to locate your Sierra Chart user name To control access, all Trade29 custom study dll’s utilizes the license mechanism provided by Sierra Chart. In order to enable usage of the studies, all you need to provide is your Sierra Chart User Name.   How do I find my user name? That’s easy. Open Sierra Chart […]

Sierra Chart | Alert / Email

Sierra Chart | How to Set an Alert / Email on Order Fill Setting an alert for when an order gets filled with Sierra Chart is easy. First, in the “General Trade Settings”, enable alerts for order fills. Navigate to Gloabl Settings -> General Trade Settings Set the alert sound to play when an order […]

Sierra Chart | Pairs Trader

Sierra Chart | Pairs Trader The strategy known as “Pairs Trading” was founded in 1980 by a group of Quants at Morgan Stanley. It has been used by proprietary trading desks and investment banks since – some of which have yielded good results. It had been kept a secret for many years by the professional […]

Sierra Chart | Study ACSIL

Sierra Chart | Referencing a Study with Sierra Chart ACSIL Sometimes you need to reference a study from within your own study. As an example, say you have a study that uses the Sierra Chart built in “Swing High and Low” study for some calculation.With references, the study user will do the following: Adding the […]

Sierra Chart | Finding ACSIL

Sierra Chart | Finding ACSIL Example Code Finding reference code and examples of ACSIL is not only a great way to learn but also a great way to speed up work. Apart from the Sierra Chart Support Board and other forums like BigMikes, I have found the ACS_Source folder that comes with Sierra Chart to […]

Sierra Chart | Limit Order

 Sierra Chart | Creating and Submitting a Limit Order in Sierra Chart I was asked by someone how to create and submit a LIMIT order in Sierra Chart ACSIL. Below is a short snippet with notes at the bottom. s_SCNewOrder order; // define order structure order.OrderQuantity = 1; // set order quantity to 1 order.OrderType […]