Monday, December 10, 2007

Virtual Office, $1947. Dow, +101.45, 13,727.03.

Evolution, $1040 on 89,800 shares traded.
Me, $563 on 3200 shares traded.
Sanglucci, $553 on 13,200 shares traded.
Wincity, $70 on 300 shares traded.
OBAT, $65 on 7200 shares traded.
Denarii, $22 on 4500 shares traded.
Misstrade, no trades.
Akalawoo, no trades.
Dehtrader, -$366 on 4500 shares traded.

Looked like today was a great morning to trade the financial stocks. However, since I use Esignal I wasn't allowed to trade.

Yes, even though I "shut down and restart" like 5 times, my graphs just wouldn't speed up. When the whole "shut down and restart" thing failed to produce faster graphs, the customer service rep's head exploded. He was out of bullets.

So much for "computer science" majors, huh?

Anyway, you know the story. Everyone is waiting on Uncle Ben tomorrow. Volume was thinner than skim milk as we only traded 1.1 billion shares on the NYSE.

Still, the VO made lemonade out of lemons. We had a decent day.


kurt said...

hello this is my first comment but I feel like I owe you something since i have been reading this blog for a while. You should try picking a different layout if you have problems with slow charts. For some reason the layout has an effect on the speed of the charts.

Dinosaur Trader said...


Thank you, that's a good start. Now, you must send me money, lots of it.

Actually, in all seriousness, do you mean that I should change my layout completely or I should just re-do all of my graphs and resave them under a new layout name but I can keep the current form of my layout?

Thanks for the help, it was driving me nuts today.


Bubs said...

DT try trading for a day without charts, I still got money on you being in the green.

Dinosaur Trader said...


You may have too much faith in me...

In the past, pre-hybrid it was defintely possible and often smart to trade on quotes alone. Ah... those halcyon days...


kurt said...

You can try both. But you will probably have to change your layout altogether, especially if you have mutiple charts with different time frames and studies as well as the time and sales. I noticed that the layouts that work the quickest are the ones that come preset with the esignal package.