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TOS - Pasting an order into Thinkorswim

Copy a trade alert directly into the Order Entry from using the clipboard.
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Sierra Charts - Change Version

Inconsistencies, blank charts, updating, etc., Rolling back / forward to a different version of Sierra.
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Tastyworks - Installing the Platform and Indicators

Download and install tastytrade and access Simpler studies.
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Sierra Charts - Loading a chart produces error message

Opening SierraChart chartbook creates "Unable to locate symbol" or "Download failed" error.
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TOS - Create a study alert

Create a study alert using the condition wizard in Thinkorswim.
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Sierra Charts - Download and Open an account

Create / register and download the SierraChart platform software.
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Sierra Charts - Loading a chart

Open / load a pre-made chart setup or grid called a chartbook.
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Create a custom scan filter in TOS

How to use custom scan script / code in the Stock or Options Hacker
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Comparing Symbols in ThinkOrSwim

Overlay multiple symbols on one chart in ThinkOrSwim
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Custom settings and configuration for TOS indicators

Where and how do I customize a study on my Thinkorswim chart?
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I can't find my Indicator in Tradestation after installation

Previously installed indicator is not showing in study menu.
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General indicator installation guide for ThinkorSwim / TOS

How to I download, save and install a study onto my TOS platform from scratch?
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General indicator installation guide for Tradestation

A quick guide to the complete installation of a study on Tradestation.
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Motive Wave - Install an indicator

How to add Simpler Trading studies to the Motive Wave Platform.
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How can I change the Chart Scale Settings in Thinkorswim / Trading View?

Study looks compressed, squished on chart. Common to Voodoo lines and other studies.
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How do I configure my memory settings in ThinkorSwim?

Change the minimum and maximum memory usage for TOS
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How do I save and find a shared scan in TOS

Open a shared link, save and recall it for later.
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How to create a Flex Grid and view multiple charts.

This article will show you how display multiple charts in a Flexible grid.
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How to put a custom label on your TOS Chart.

In this brief how-to we will discuss how to add custom labels to your TOS charts.
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How to Read Trade Alerts

Below is a summary description on how to read trade alerts.
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Trading View - Setting Market Hours

Choose regular or extended trading hours from chart settings.
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How to share a chart in TOS

Send your TOS setup to Simpler support for review or to yourself on another computer.
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How to set a custom time frame in TOS

Below you will find the steps on how to create a "Custom TimeFrame".
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Trading View - Adding a custom time frame

How to create a user defined time frame in TradingView.
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How to Un-install an indicator from TradeStation.

This how-to will discuss how to remove a previously installed indicator from the TradeStation platform.
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Metatrader - Install an indicator

Installing a custom study into MT4 or MT5
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New Put/Call Ratio Symbol in ThinkorSwim

In this short description we wanted to take a minute to highlight some of the features in ThinkorSwim.
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Radar Screen - Creating a custom symbol list.

Import a list of tickers into a watchlist for Tradestation Radar Screen
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Resizing the view area on a TOS chart

Expand or contract the price or time axis of a chart to change / zoom how it displays
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Run a scan in the Tradestation scanner app

Create a scan using the Tradestation scanner application.
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Scan in TOS - Make a scanner custom filter from a study using the condition wizard

Set up a search in the ThinkorSwim Stock Hacker using the condition wizard and an indicator.
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TOS - Closing out a Multi-Leg Trade

Closing MULTI-LEG positions in the TOS mobile app on your phone.
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TOS - Fibonacci retracement / extension settings

Personalize a Fib drawing tool in Thinkorswim
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TOS - How do I change the colors of my indicator?

Is it possible to change the colors of the indicator? MY background and the indicator color are not comfortable together.
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TOS - How to show Earnings

Display corporate actions like earnings and dividends in Thinkorswim.
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TOS - Making a Chart Grid

Adding custom cells in a chart grid.
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TOS - Setting up scan criteria in the Stock or Option Hacker in Thinkorswim.

How do I increase or decrease the amount of results I get in a scan and then sort the search results
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Tradestation - Futures contract tickers

Enter the correct symbol / futures contract month in Tradestation
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Tradestation - How do I change time frames for symbols in Radar Screen?

Change the time interval for symbols listed with Squeeze Radar or other Radar Screen studies.
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Trading View - Installing an indicator

Receiving and Installing indicators for Trading View
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Trading View - Username

How do I know what my Tradingview user name is?
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Watchlist - How to create a custom watchlist column in TOS

Create custom columns in MarketWatch or Watchlist for Squeeze, Raghee, Phoenix Trend Strength, etc. from custom code or a shared link.
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Watchlist - Raghee Watchlist Column code and shared links

Similar to Squeeze watchlist, use this script to track in multiple time frames Raghee's Wave and EMAs with custom symbols in the TOS.
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Watchlist - How to create a watchlist from a list of Symbols

Create or Add symbols to a TOS watchlist manually, by copying, or from a text file easily.
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Watchlist - Phoenix Trend Strength watchlist column code and shared links

The Phoenix Finder is a tool for researching stocks and ticker symbols in those baskets to gain insight into strength or weakness.
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Watchlist - Squeeze Watchlist Column code and shared links

Similar to Squeeze for Radar Screen, this script tracks the squeeze using multiple time frames with custom symbols in the TOS Watchlist.
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Tradestation - Only part of the indicator is showing

I saved and installed the GRaB study but only part of it shows on the chart. How to I install an indicator so it looks right?
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Watchlist - Change Column and Rows

How do I insert headers and remove / add rows?
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Use a shared link to open, save and recall a shared chart grid or flexible chart grid.

Use a TOS share link to load indicators, charts, watchlist custom columns or scans.
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FAQ_Trading Platform

TastyWorks - Available Indicators on Tasty

Studies from Simpler Trading on the Tastytrade Platform.
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Trading View - Available indicators on TV

Studies that are currently available on the TradingView charting platform.
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Buying a new trading computer

I want a fast CPU, what guidelines should I use?
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Danielle's Basic Chart Set-Up

Danielle's basic core chart setup can be used or altered to go with her classes and strategies.
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Mobile trading Apps and Simpler indicators

I have TOS mobile app and when compared to the view on a pc or laptop it is different. Why?
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Saving my charts and settings in TOS exactly the way they are now.

I want to save all my charts and settings exactly as they are now and reload them anytime I want.
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Tradestation - DLL file error

I get a missing DLL file error, how do I get my indicator to work after moving Tradestation to a new computer?
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Watchlist - What does the number and the colors in the Squeeze column mean?

I installed the squeeze watchlist columns in TOS but I'm not sure how to know if a ticker symbol is in a squeeze or not.
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Motive Wave - Available indicators on MW

Studies that are currently available on the MotiveWave charting platform.
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Watchlist - My custom squeeze column in TOS shows bad results

Why is the info in the squeeze watch list different than what the squeeze indicator is showing on the chart?
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Trading View - Set alert for an indicator

Is there an indicator specific alert available in Tradingview?
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Interactive Brokers - Available Indicators on IB

Studies from Simpler Trading on Interactive Brokers.
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Watchlist - Custom expression exceeded error

Watchlist only partially loads. Watchlist cells produce custom expression limit error.
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