EZ Arch Encrypted Installation

  1. Download the Arch ISO.

  2. Find your disk.
    fdisk -l

  3. Partition (zero out the drive first using dd / secure erase if you want to).

    • fdisk /dev/nvme1n1
    • n
    • 1
    • enter
    • +550M
    • n
    • 2
    • enter
    • enter
    • t
    • 1
    • 1
    • w
  4. Encrypt. aes-xts should be the fastest if your CPU supports AES instructions. Most modern CPUs do. Also, Grub does not support LUKS2 yet so do not bother trying it.

    • cryptsetup benchmark
    • cryptsetup -v --cipher aes-xts-plain64 --key-size 512 --hash sha512 --iter-time 5000 --use-urandom luksFormat /dev/nvme1n1p2
    • cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/nvme1n1p2 rootfs
  5. Format.

    • mkfs.vfat -F32 /dev/nvme1n1p1
    • mkfs.ext4 /dev/mapper/rootfs
  6. Mount.

    • mount /dev/mapper/rootfs /mnt
    • mkdir /mnt/boot
    • mount /dev/nvme1n1p1 /mnt/boot
  7. Install.

    • pacstrap /mnt base base-devel
    • genfstab -U /mnt > /mnt/etc/fstab
    • arch-chroot /mnt bash
  8. Grub.

    • pacman -S grub efibootmgr
    • Edit /etc/mkinitcpio.conf and add encrypt to the HOOKS field
    • mkinitcpio -p linux
    • Edit /etc/default/grub and uncomment GRUB_ENABLE_CRYPTODISK
    • Change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="cryptdevice=UUID=<uuid>:rootfs"
    • Replace the UUID above with the encrypted partition UUID from blkid
    • grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --bootloader-id=arch --efi-directory=/boot --recheck
    • grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
  9. Swap. If you have tons of RAM this isn’t really necessary. Having a swap file instead of a partition makes things easier in case you need to remove the swap device or increase/decrease its size. It will also be encrypted since it’s located inside the LUKS partition.

    • dd if=/dev/zero of=/swap bs=1M count=2k
    • chmod 0600 /swap
    • mkswap /swap
    • swapon /swap
    • Edit /etc/fstab and add /swap none swap defaults 0 0
  10. Time zone.

    • ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York /etc/localtime
  11. Locale.

    • Edit /etc/locale.gen and uncomment your locale. Probably en_US.UTF-8.
    • locale-gen
    • Edit /etc/locale.conf and add LANG=en_US.UTF-8
  12. Hostname.

    • Edit /etc/hostname and set it to what the machine should be called.
  13. User.

    • useradd -m -g users -G wheel,storage,network,power,rfkill -s /bin/bash <username>
    • passwd <username>
    • passwd root
    • Edit /etc/sudoers and uncomment %wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL
  14. Reboot.

    • exit
    • reboot
  15. If you did everything correctly, you should see a Grub OS selection that will take you to a prompt to enter your password.

  16. I’ll be installing GNOME, but you can choose anything you like.

    • sudo systemctl start dhcpcd.service
    • sudo pacman -S xorg xorg-server gnome gnome-extra
    • sudo systemctl enable NetworkManager.service
    • sudo systemctl enable gdm.service
    • reboot

That’s pretty much it. Check out my short guide about improving desktop responsiveness.

Pot Stocks In 2018

When the cannabis sector heats up you can reference this list for potential trades. If you know of any more, leave a comment and I’ll add it.

Listed

OTC

  • $ACBFF
  • $HEMP
  • $KSHB
  • $POTN
  • $MJNA
  • $GRNH
  • $CANN
  • $EMHTF
  • $NUGS
  • $BUDZ



Disclaimer

I am not a registered financial adviser/broker/anything. Use this information for entertainment/informational purposes only. Any tickers mentioned are not recommendations to buy/sell/or sell short. They are used as examples only.

Learning to Day Trade - Part 19

Swing Trading

Lately I’ve been looking at swing trading or at least looking for obvious breakouts / flags on the daily chart. I created a screener to narrow the search down.

finviz screener

What this screener does is look for small caps (not low float) that are “half up” on decent volume. These are stocks that are trending higher and not trending down. It’s much more likely that a stock will continue higher if it’s trending that way.

  1. The stock does not need to be breaking out when you’re looking for potential plays. Add it to your watchlist and set alerts near the pivot point.
  2. Price does not matter so long as there is decent range.
  3. There should be a recent catalyst to carry it higher or the chart setup is perfect/obvious and will bring in buyers.
  4. There should be decent volume traded each day otherwise the spreads will be terrible.
  5. Take partials once you have some profit in order to lessen the risk.
  6. Profits take care of themselves, it’s the losses you have to worry about.

This is a perfect example of something to look for. A nice uptrending chart that is consolidating with an obvious breakout of around $28.15. This one was on the screener for serveral days so it is possible to make these trades with ample preperation.

The intraday chart is not as pretty. It had a midday crash then rebounded. You do not need to buy instantly at the open. Wait for it to prove itself.

$BOOT daily chart from finviz.com (breakout)



Disclaimer

I am not a registered financial adviser/broker/anything. Use this information for entertainment/informational purposes only. Any tickers mentioned are not recommendations to buy/sell/or sell short. They are used as examples only.

Convert PAL 25 to NTSC 23.976

This script will convert PAL MKVs to NTSC 23.976 MP4s. You can play around with the container format (MKV instead) or audio codec.

It appears to work by slowing down the video/audio so the duration ends up being a little longer and the audio pitch is lower. Some frames are still dropped and I’m not quite sure why. The duration of the file is longer though. I’ve tested it with 42 episodes of a PAL DVD TV series. They all appear to be correct without any problems showing up.

DVD ISO VOBs -> Handbrake (0 CRF for max quality & copy audio) -> ffmpeg script

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#!/bin/bash
for f in *.mkv
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done

Reviewing My $ALLY Trade

This is my first attempt at buying at trend line support with real money. It ended up working perfectly and I got in almost at the exact bottom on Wednesday.

As you can see from the daily chart, I drew the support/resistance lines and had been actively watching this stock for several days. It had two things going for it: running into the 200 day EMA as well as another touch of the uptrending trend line. My plan was to buy around $26.55 with a goal of selling near $27 in a few days.

$ALLY daily candles

It tapped the bottom trend line almost perfectly and started to reverse. I bought 100 shares with a limit of $26.49. Low of day was $26.45. Luckily I had a good entry and it reversed off that bottom.

The next day it gapped up just over $26.90, so I was in the green over 40c and didn’t have to worry about being red. I gave it as much time as I could stand to get over $27, but it started to top at $27.10. I decided to just take the 54c profit and call it a day. This was pretty good even though it managed to get to $27.23. Can never get the exact bottom or top and that’s OK.

$ALLY 5m candles

I’ll be watching it for another setup like this. Possibly a little higher like $26.60 or $26.65 when it sets up again. Just have to be patient and wait for it.



Disclaimer

I am not a registered financial adviser/broker/anything. Use this information for entertainment/informational purposes only. Any tickers mentioned are not recommendations to buy/sell/or sell short. They are used as examples only.

Trading Update - 1

Is anyone reading these? They’re mostly to track my progress so I guess I don’t care too much.

I’ve stopped creating watchlists and have not made a trade since $AMD earnings a few months ago. I haven’t found watchlists to ever be helpful for some reason. I’d mark support/resistance and areas I’d like to get in at but they’d never do what I want or I wouldn’t pull the trigger. Most of the time you’re just playing the stock too late and it isn’t volatile enough the next day.

I’ve found looking at the top gainers / losers in premarket with a fresh catalyst is much easier. Identifying the premarket trends with daily support/resistance levels then trading based off the trend changes makes it easier, too. It’s still really difficult because sometimes the stock just doesn’t do what you think it would, or you don’t pull the trigger and it does exactly what you want.


Anyway. The last few months I’ve still been working on trading algorithms for stocks. It’s taking forever to get each algorithm perfected because you can’t just backtest one stock going back 100+ days to make sure it works. Each day is different because of news and which stocks gap up/down the most. It will rarely, if ever, trade the same stock the next day. The patterns are valid but the pattern may not occur on the same stock going back X days.

The cool thing is it has made profitable trades going long and short (paper trading of course). Just yesterday it traded $SAIL on a red to green move and made a quick 50c/share. Today it took another red to green setup but it got in too late after the whole move was made. It could have been profitable but the volume came in after it already spiked (I have a relative volume check to filter out junk). So relative volume finally met the requirments after it made the move. It bought too high and got dumped on for a 25c loss.

I have to go in and optimize it to make sure it does not buy too far off from the open price. It’s a tedious process that takes forever because it might not take a trade for a whole week. I’m able to backtest using IB’s tick data on each individual trade to make sure it has proper entries and exits.

Another cool thing is one of my strategies I found because of Kunal Desai from Bulls on Wall Street (I’m not affiliated with them in any way) months ago. I was in his webinar and he was asking people to give a good example of an “opening range breakout” that occurred that day (it was technically a bull flag so I don’t know why he labeled it an ORB). Well, guess which stock my algo traded that day? $VRAY. The exact same one he said was a perfect example.

$VRAY

Example backtest:

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Starting backtest on $VRAY...
Retrieving intraday candles/ticks...
Retrieving daily candles...
Backtesting 07/25/2018...
[07/25/2018 09:45:00] Entry @ $11.40, target $12.20, stop $11.12 [ Bull Flag ]
Trailing stop: 11.12, 11.42
[07/25/2018 09:50:00] Exit @ $12.22 [ $0.82 ]
P/L: $82.00
Gross P/L: $82.00 / $0.00
Commissions: $-4.00
Net P/L: $78.00
Win/Loss: 1 / 0 (100.00% / ∞)
Trades: 1 (1 long, 0 short)
Avg $ win/loss: $82.00 / $0.00
Best/Worst: $82.00 [ Bull Flag ] / $0.00 [ ]



Here’s an example of a trade it took recently on $CRTO. This is a bear flag chart pattern and it ended up working perfectly. It nearly caught the exact bottom which always impresses me. I let the algo do everything. I wanted to bail and/or take profit as soon as it dumped but I let it do its thing. I believe this was the largest move it ever captured. It was about 98c/share.

$CRTO 5 minute candles

Example backtest:

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Starting backtest on $CRTO...
Retrieving intraday candles/ticks...
Retrieving daily candles...
Backtesting 08/01/2018...
[08/01/2018 09:50:00] Entry @ $26.41, target $25.41, stop $27.19 [ Bear Flag ]
Trailing stop: 27.19, 26.86, 26.52, 26.39, 26.21
[08/01/2018 10:10:00] Exit @ $25.38 [ $1.03 ]
P/L: $103.00
Gross P/L: $103.00 / $0.00
Commissions: $-4.00
Net P/L: $99.00
Win/Loss: 1 / 0 (100.00% / ∞)
Trades: 1 (0 long, 1 short)
Avg $ win/loss: $103.00 / $0.00
Best/Worst: $103.00 [ Bear Flag ] / $0.00 [ ]

Note the entry and exit is not exactly the same as the trade it took. This is due to it taking the trade on the exact tick that met the requirements to short and not with a 5 second delay.

If anyone is interested in this, here’s a few things I’ve learned:

I’m no expert and I’m still working on my algos so take this advice with a pile of salt.

  • MACD / moving average crossovers / other indicators are never going to work alone.

In hindsight they appear to work, but should only be used to confirm what you already know (aka a chart setup). One of my initial attempts at writing an algorithm used the MACD and it worked flawlessly on $ECYT but never anything else. I had to abandon that idea because I simply couldn’t filter out enough junk to make it work on multiple stocks.

  • Volume is very important for trading stocks.

Not just “minimum 100K traded on the day” but above average volume (aka relative volume greater than 1). IEX has a completely free API that can be used to retrieve the daily chart history for calculating relative volume. This will remove 90% of the bad trades alone. My algo trades significantly less since I’ve added this.

  • Range is also important.

What’s the point of trading some stock that has volume if it’s only moved 10c on the day? There should be decent range, at least 20c.

  • I threw out my old indicator based algos and decided to write code to identify chart patterns/setups that are likely to work.

So for instance the red to green move I mentioned above, that is a setup I’ve seen work over and over again and I use indicators to confirm the setup. It should be above VWAP and above the 9 EMA if it’s a long (or below those if it’s a short). If it meets all of the critera, it will take the trade.

This is what every “guru” teaches anyway, right? Chart patterns. Well, why not automate it?

  • Determining to exit a trade when it isn’t working is very important.

I look at multiple topping wicks / dojis / bottoming tails and multiple candles topping at a certain price to determine when it’s not working. Most of the time you get a nice bounce over your entry after a dip. So when the stock starts to top and can’t breakout of a range, you should just get out for a small win. This also prevents you from taking a larger loss because your stop wasn’t hit yet. When it bailed due to an exit indicator I have yet to see the setup go in my favor afterwards. The setup should work relatively quickly.

  • 1 minute chart is noisy and real time tick by tick candles are not necessary.

All of my intraday strategies work off the 5m chart with a delay of 5 seconds. There’s generally way too much crap happening on the 1m and if you try to algo trade off it, you’ll get stopped out all the time. Sometimes you have to give the setup time to work and 5m setups tend to be cleaner anyway.

  • Whole dollars reject and support all the time.

This is common knowledge and it’s psychology. I tend to target below a whole dollar for a long setup because they often reject or support. Also, I don’t buy or short near whole numbers for this same reason. If you short into a whole number, it’s probably a bottom or at least a temporary one that will stop you out. This has happened so many times that I had to add code to check for it.

  • “Perfecting” an algorithm takes time.

I’ll reiterate what I said earlier. No matter how clearly you define your strategy, you’ll most likely still end up with it taking bad trades because of something you forgot to check for. Especially since this is for stocks and you can’t backtest every single stock in the entire market over a period of months or years. This does not mean you should constantly change your algorithm. Sometimes the setup just won’t work.

  • Backtesting is useful.

I had to write my own backtesting code to utilize TWS tick data and IEX daily candle data. It wasn’t too difficult and the results are very helpful. Once I fix a bug in a strategy, I try to go back to a previous pattern / stock it traded and make sure it still does the same thing. Also, you need to use tick data for this! Simply using candles only does not give an accurate entry or exit.

  • Trailing stops lock in profit.

Once you’re in a trade and up say, 50c, move the stop to break even + a few cents so you cannot lose. Afterwards, only trail the stop if a previous low, VWAP, or EMA is above your entry. This will help follow the stock up and maximize gains. This is something that can be done after you have a working strategy. This is where backtesting is useful.

  • Patterns occur on stocks of all price ranges.

My algorithms have traded stocks ranging from $3 to $50. The price doesn’t matter so long as you take the same percentage gain out of it. You can limit your max share size (100) and max dollar value ($2,000) in a trade to minimize risk when trading higher priced stocks.

  • Writing your own trading application can be done using the TWS API and free APIs from IEX and tiingo.

If I was not using IB, I would not be able to write my own algo trading application. I probably wouldn’t have even gone down this road if they didn’t have an API.



So that’s where I’m currently at. Refining algorithms so I can eventually trade them with real money in the future. I still want to get better at trading in general so I can make money that way without algos and write new algorithms based on new things I learn.

I feel like I should mention that I have not read a single book about algorithmic trading, yet. I bought an intro book by Kevin Davey after seeing a webinar he did for TradeStation. That will arrive on Sunday.

This took a while to write so if you found this helpful, consider sending me a tip:

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Disclaimer

I am not a registered financial adviser/broker/anything. Use this information for entertainment/informational purposes only. Any tickers mentioned are not recommendations to buy/sell/or sell short. They are used as examples only.

Please remember that past performance may not be indicative of future results.

Learning to Day Trade - Part 18

Identify Trend Changes

The trend is your friend. I’m sure everyone has heard this saying at some point. Once a trend is established, it becomes much easier to trade. What I’ve discovered is: as soon as the trend changes, get in and go long/short depending on what the new trend is.

For this to work you have to be patient and not chase the new trend. Wait for the chart to develop and play the trend changes. If you can’t easily draw trendlines or the lines look too steep, then don’t trade them. It should be obvious.


On $TOPS, I first made a really dumb chase trade since I thought it’d squeeze and get up to $1.50 or so then top again. It didn’t, so I took 1c profit when it came back up. The trend was still in tact so I didn’t panic sell when it dropped. If I had noticed the first change to the upside I would have longed the breakout instead of chasing it that high. I immediately recognized this and knew it was a bad trade. Oh well.

A few minutes later, I identified another trend change based on the trendline I drew previously. The candle dropped really fast and I shorted when it came back up. I covered too soon but this trade was flawless.

$TOPS 1 minute candles

Next on $BBOX there was a huge spike/uptrend. I was unable to draw the uptrend on the 5m chart so that’s why you don’t see it here. It dropped and a new downtrend formed.

It changed trend again over about $1.52 and spiked into the premarket highs. Perfect. What you don’t see on the chart is it later dumped back to $1.46 at the open.

$BBOX 1 minute candles

Neither one of these were huge moves but these trend changes can occur on all stocks.


The next trading day (Monday) there wasn’t anything that crazy but there were some decent setups. $STAF had multiple descending triangles that worked perfectly. These pullback/continuation chart patterns work insanely well. So much so that there must be thousands of other traders drawing the same chart patterns and buying when they breakout.

I saw on Twitter that Roland traded the first entry that I marked. For some reason I rarely see people drawing these patterns when they post their charts. Maybe they don’t notice it and simply learned to recognize good entries.

$STAF 5 minute candles

Swing Trading



Disclaimer

I am not a registered financial adviser/broker/anything. Use this information for entertainment/informational purposes only. Any tickers mentioned are not recommendations to buy/sell/or sell short. They are used as examples only.

Hiding Symbols in ELF Binaries

Under Linux when you compile C++ code using GCC or Clang there ends up being tons of debugging information that simply should not be there when you are not releasing open source software. The strip command does not do enough to remove that information.

In order to do this you need to pass -fvisibility=hidden and -fvisibility-inlines-hidden to the compiler. This will hide symbol names and reduce the size of the binary. However, if you are linking to something like boost, you won’t be able to hide symbols for the entire binary. In that case, you need to create two header files to programmatically change the visibility of your .cpp and .h files.

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In every code file / header file you’ll need to do this:

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#include "visibility_pop.h"

After you compile your program, you should then run strip --strip-all --discard-all ... and also sstrip ... from ELF Kickers.

Here’s a quick Python script I wrote to add the headers to .cpp files on Windows. It will look for the stdafx include and insert the visibility include underneath it then add the pop header to the end of the file.

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if text.find('visibility') != -1:
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if idx == -1:
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text += "\r\n\r\n" + '#include "visibility_pop.h"'
with open(name, 'w', newline='') as f:
f.write(text)

Learning to Day Trade - Part 17

Trendlines

Drawing trendlines on your chart is very important. Not just support/resistance lines but drawing lines connecting tops/bottoms of candles to form a trend. This can give you a decent idea of where the stock is headed when it breaks the trend. It will also allow you to easily spot different triangle patterns that lots of people trade. When it breaks out to the upside of a triangle, buy. And do the opposite when it breaks to the downside.


Today on $GBR there were multiple different flags and trend changes. I will go over each one individually. These are 5m candles because on the 1m there is way too much noise. I now mostly follow the 5m chart and only reference the 1m early in the morning to see what’s going on.

  1. Small dip at the open followed by a curl up and red to green breakout.

  2. Short pause that ended up being a red candle followed by a continuation. This setup is known as a “red bar ignored”. Several big green candles in a row followed by a red candle. Buy the next candle if it breaks the high of the red candle.

  3. Classic bull flag.

  4. Classic bull flag.

  5. Classic bull flag.

  6. New trend starts to form. In real time you would not know if this was another bull flag or a top. The candle lows are below the 9 EMA so that could be one indicator since all of the previous ones were all outside.

  7. Downtrend starts to form. Would not want to be buying here.

  8. Triangle starts to form.

  9. Buy the candle that breaks out of the triangle. Sell 1/3 or 1/2 position just below the resistance level that was formed in the down trend. If it ended up breaking to the downside, short instead.

  10. Another bull flag forms. Buy the first candle to make a new high, or ride the remaining shares from #9 up towards high of day.

  11. Support ended up forming and holding the previous drop level.

$GBR 5 minute candles

I ended up paper trading this and the circled entries/exits are my trades. $3.90 ended up being the high of the initial push so my exit was nearly perfect. I paper trade with 100 shares currently so it is realistic for when I use real money. If I had taken 500 or 1000 shares, selling half into the first push with a stop at break even would have been perfect.

Entry: $3.64
Exit: $3.88
Profit: 24c/share

In the morning I had TWS open with my live account and I did not draw any trendlines. That would have helped me find ideal setups to trade with real money.

Basically, DRAW TRENDLINES. THEY HELP.

I feel like I’ve always known they were useful but never drew them in realtime, until today.

Update

This stock was possibly manipulated by MintBroker buying up most of the float ($MTSL and $AWX as well). The patterns are still valid, but don’t expect to get ridiculous gains like this on each setup.

Identify Trend Changes



Disclaimer

I am not a registered financial adviser/broker/anything. Use this information for entertainment/informational purposes only. Any tickers mentioned are not recommendations to buy/sell/or sell short. They are used as examples only.

My Trading Problem

Ever since my large loss on $CALI, I’ve been more hesitent when I trade. I don’t know if it’s entirely caused by that one trade alone or because of the cumulative, yet small, losses that I’ve had in my IB account. The problem I’m faced with is entirely psychological. When I paper trade with the exact same setup in TWS, I do not hesitate to make trades and as long as I stick to patterns I recognize, I end up with decent gains even with 100 shares.

The problem seems to come down to risk management. I always try to determine my risk before entering a trade; which is obviously best practices. This ends up being a trap though since I generally determine there is too much risk (such as 20c to the downside, which is usually the low of a previous candle). I then do not take the trade and end up watching the setup play out perfectly. I always talk myself out of the trade by finding an excuse as to why it will not work: big spreads (5-10c), declining volume, huge 5m candle wick, time of day not ideal, etc.

I started watching “How to Think Like a Professional Trader” on YouTube. This part really stuck out to me:

(it has since been removed by YouTube)

If you didn’t watch the next 10 minutes of it, my main takeaway is this: you have to size down to the point where being wrong or losing money no longer matters. I thought 100 shares was small enough for me where I could focus on patterns and not care but it is not. On Monday I am sizing down to 10, and if that’s not enough I’ll go to 1.

After a few weeks of this I should be able to size up to 20 then 50 then 75 and hopefully back to 100 and just keep progressing slowly. I’m so glad I’m not under the PDT and the fees at IB are small. Every trade will still be a loss due to commissions but that doesn’t matter. Percent gain is what I’ll be going after when I post my trades, and I’ll be removing the dollar gain/loss from the chart. That way I can focus on just the chart and try to have good entries/exits.


Wednesday

I saw some “OK” opportunities on Monday and Tuesday but I either passed them up or missed them. Today I saw $GRPN had earnings and it had a nice morning panic. I waited for it to go green on the day (get over the open price) then I bought in with small size. My risk was down to the 5m 9 EMA or VWAP. I did not expect a huge move out of it and I got out when it couldn’t get over the premarket bounce at $5.50.

That ended up being perfect since there was a conference call at 10:00 that I was unaware of and then it proeceded to tank. I managed to stay in and not get faked out by the drop and captured almost all of the move.

$GRPN


That’s pretty much it for the week. I ended up paper trading on Friday for half the day and managed to make some money on $HEAR twice, and made a little on another stock that went red to green. Both worked out rather well. This weekend I’m going to work on my algorithm again with some new ideas.



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