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Simplemente S&P 500 Day Trader, how does it work?

Simplemente S&P 500 Day Trader, how does it work?


After many months of testing, our S&P 500 DayTrader Strategy is ready for the TradeStation App store! 

Many of our clients have expressed a desire to be able to trade the mini S&P and we believe the ‘Simplemente S&P DayTrader’ fits the bill.

We have made an incredible amount of improvements to our algorithms in the past few months, and we know once you have had a chance to see the Strategy in action, you will agree.


Strategy Highlights:


*Complete code revision to be able to work efficiently on the TradeStation platform.

*Synthetic Renko bars built-in to allow for a larger Renko size entry, with a smaller Renko size exit reducing individual trade draw downs.

*The ability to change and adjust the Renko bars as desired.

*Money management tools to help you conform the strategy to you personal trading goals.

*The ability to chose market or limit orders.

*Signal strength tools to adjust the strategy to current market conditions.

*Targets for both profit and losses per day, and per trade.

*Custom Renko trade filters to improve performance.


This is only a few of the highlights of a system that has been completely reinvented. Our other current DayTrader algorithms will be replaced with this time tested strategy.

In the coming weeks, we will also looking to launch our new and improved system on other future symbols as well as the NinjaTrader 8 platform!


See the algorithm in action below!



Click below to access the Strategy in the TradeStation App Store, 7 days Free Trial:



If you have any questions about this or any of our other trades tools, please fee free to contact us at any time at


Simplemente Nasdaq Renko DayTrader

Simplemente Trading Corp

755 Grand Blvd B105-265
Miramar Beach, Florida USA 32550

Simplemente Nasdaq Renko DayTrader


The objective of this series, is to have preset targets on each direction change in the market. Trading 3-6 times per day, the object here is to attempt to create a steady cash flow while minimizing daily draw downs.

  1. The indicator is utilizing OSO/OCO Order Tickets to automate trading. So, as the indicator calls for a trade to execute, an OSO/OCO order is submitted to TradeStation.
  2. The Application is preset to one contract. This is adjustable, and there is an unlimited number of contracts you can place.
  3. Trading in both long and short positions, the targets are adjustable for both long and short positions. Preset to 8 ticks, the suggested range is 4-8 to maximize the success of the indicator.


*** Just a thought on targets …. use your discretion. If you see the market running, if you feel it’s going to move in your direction stronger than even the target, you can drag the target further to capture additional profits. ***


General TradingAPP Information and Settings

  1. The Application trades 3:00am until 2:45 noon (central time zone). We purposely added these ours to allow the user to pick the trading hours they want to use. Simply status the indicator on and off to activate. We strongly suggest staying out of the market during very volatile times such as fed days.
  2. Stops are predetermined at 22 ticks. This too is adjustable. 22 is the suggested, but you can adjust the stop based on your own personal risk tolerance.
  3. When not in the trading hours preset, you do not need to keep this APP turned on. When you do turn on you TradeStation, and open the chart, you will be prompted to active the indicator.


Please continue to read this PDF for specific set up instructions.


*** Make sure to change the symbol on the Indicator Chart to the current contract ***


To Set the Targets, Stops and Number of Contracts


  1. Use the iSIMAccountID and ILiveAccountID to set your account number if you have more than one account. Do not forget to add the parentheses
  2. Use the settings to the left to adjust your number of contracts to trade for both the long and short positions. (iLongTarget1Qty/iShortTarget1Qty)
  3. Set the target in ticks for both long and short positions separately. (iLongTarget1Ticks/iShortTarget1Ticks
  4. Set the stops in ticks for both long and short positions separately. (iLongStop1Ticks/iShortStop1Ticks)


Since this is an indicator based application, it is set up differently than typical TradeStation Strategies. Below we have specified the instructions.

The following chart shows the workspace you will receive with the indicator activated.

  1. The blue background you see on the activated indicator, shows the trading times preset in the code.
  2. The arrows (Could also be letters) signifies when the indicator triggered the OSO order.


Below are the instructions for activating after the Indicator after downloading the APP. When the chart is loaded, it may display as the picture above. It may ask you when opened if you would like to active (Fig1) below

If you do not receive the warning, or you do not active the Indicator when launched, the following steps will show you how to set up and activate the indicator.

1. From the chart, right click

2. Circled in blue, shows the box that must be checked for the Indicator to be turned on.

3. Below, you can enter an account number if you have more than one account on this login. If you only have one account on one login, then it is not necessary to add an account number here.

** If account number is added, be sure to put the account number in quotes as illustrated above **

Then click Format

If you follow these procedures and the Indicator does not display the arrows/letters, the return to the chart, right click, status off. Then, reopen the format window and Status on, that should reset everything.

About the Developers and Simplemente Trading Corp

The developers for this and other systems, based the algorithms on their own personal trading habits. Sandra Bellizzi runs a trading room forum in Spanish, 5 days a week primarily using these Strategies as well as other indicators we have developed.
After many years of trading discretionary trading, we have concluded that to see long term success, automated systems are needed. High frequency trading in today’s markets are the primary means which the markets are traded. Trading with our systems allows you (and us) to compete for a part of the momentum in an effective and methodical way.
We do not hire outside programmers. Rather, we have our own in-house programmers which allows us to better stay on top of needed changes, updates and enhancements. We are also continually working on developing new products.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, the best way to reach us is by Email at All inquiries and questions will be answered and addressed within 24 hours.


All information contained on this page is a solely informative and educational. Futures trading involves the risk of losing all the capital if necessary protective measures are not taken, and is not recommended for any type of investor. Each investor should be aware and knowledgeable of trading and brokerage fees that are applied by authorized entities, brokers, etc. and consider such expenses in their daily or intra-operative. Simplemente Trading not responsible for the economic results obtained by the / the student / a or user / in the individual application and use of educational content presented and learned by him / a, whether they be positive or negative. Past performance does not guarantee future returns.


Simplemente Trading…. my appreciation

Simplemente Trading” is a web site run by Sandra Bellizzi and it is to my liking, and for several years, a model of modern trading teaching. Direct presence in the Dow Jones market listening and seeing the operations of this teacher of intraday trading, personalized attention and continuity in the process.
For about a year they decided to automate procedures, as a logical consequence of who relies on their work and who wants to offer their followers the best version of the same in mechanized dynamics.
The best example of teaching “REAL” with capital letters is the transparency with which they have been informing the process of automation of their system. I assure you that it is not unusual to see open information like the one you just sent:

But the numbers show that the scalpers did not manage to meet the March result in April, and the only system that over time continues to test itself on results is the swing system, which opens fewer operations and maintains them. Allows you to realize benefits that more than compensate for the laterality stages of the market that erode trend scalping systems like the previous ones. Therefore the path follows as it was raised at the beginning of the project, eliminating the scalping system and following the trend systems, which are the ones that continue to test themselves. And that allows him to realize benefits that more than compensate the laterality stages of the market that erode the scalping tendencial systems like the previous ones. Therefore the path follows as it was proposed at the beginning of the project, eliminating the scalping system and following the trend systems, which are the ones that continue to test themselves. And that allows him to realize benefits that more than compensate the laterality stages of the market that erode the scalping tendencial systems like the previous ones. Therefore the path follows as it was raised at the beginning of the project, eliminating the scalping system and following the trend systems, which are the ones that continue to test themselves.

A beautiful display of honesty and service purpose (paid of course). An interesting way that exemplifies the reality of the probabilistic field of trading, and that the results of the mechanization of systems show us with incontestable evidence. Losses are a natural consequence of trading and their presence at all indicates, incapacity or malapraxis of the authors of it. This transparency, by itself, is far above the “striking silence on reliable results” of many automated systems that exist in the market and in another dimension with respect to the “always winners” examples of many commercial offers.

If you are thinking of “returning to trading” after a season off, I suggest that you visit “Simplemente Trading” before making a decision. I do not know if they will like your style or not, but if you want to get closer to the modern reality of trading, I recommend it

P. Zarate
P.S. I have no business relationship with the entity discussed in this article.

(Excerpt taken from


What Are Trading Bots?

No, we aren’t talking about Wall-E or R2-D2 here. These ‘bots’ are programmed to follow intricate algorithms to enter/exit trades in a desired stock/future. Through use of technical analysis the bots create optimal trading strategies, while following a set of programmed rules.


Do They Really Work?

Trading bots can be risky, none of the bots on the market can guarantee 100% always winning trades. This is why it is best to select a trading bot that best fits YOUR risk tolerance. Many of the bots on the market allow a free trial before subscribing, this is wise to do! Ask many questions.

Where Do They come From?

Some experienced traders that have an understanding of different strategies may design their own bots for personal use. They can input the data into the algorithms to act as they would in a trade. The trader could then publish the bot for public use if he/she chose to. There are also some companies that help you create your own bot.


Why Should I Use a Trading Bot?

Bots give a trader the ability to trade patterns they may otherwise miss because of lack of foresight or not paying attention. An automated trading system makes trades based on a set of inputs designed to a technical approach devoid of emotion allowing for little mistakes. Automated trading bots are more like having an employee then it is a system to make money, you make sure he shows up to work on time does his job then goes home.

Which Bot is the Best?

That is like asking which car is best. Some are more risky than others and have the potential to generate more, some are more conservative with a smaller more reliable profit. You need to research each before making a decision. Simplemente Trading offers FREE trials to use our own bots that we designed. Try them out for 10 days, then once you see what they can do it will be an easy decision to subscribe.


How to Clean Temporary Files in TradeStation

In order to optimize the operation of the TradeStation platform, you must periodically perform a cleaning of the temporary files that accumulate and that can create inconveniences in the correct operation of the software. One of the files to remove is the Cache. This can be done in 2 ways.

  • From Program Files:
    1. Go to
    2. Select the Cache folder, right click with the mousse and select Delete.
    3. Then go to the cache folder and perform the same procedure
  • From the TradeStation Trading Platform:
    1.  Go to the File / Preferences / Tradestation Network Preferences menu, as shown in the figure below.

2. Select the Cache window, as shown in the figure below, and enter the number of days you want to accumulate from the date. Once no specific data has been accessed in the specified number of days, that data will be deleted from the Cache memory. The number of days that can be entered varies from 0 to 20,000.

3.  In the box below enter the number of days that TradeStation holds the historical data in a single file. The number of days that can be entered varies between 1 and 30. This only applies to the Times & Sales window. It is recommended to use the default setting of 7 days.

4.  If you want to change the location of the file press the Browse button, otherwise the default location is the one that appears.


Clean Data to Use Automatic Strategies in TradeStation:

When using Automated Strategies or more commonly known as trading robots, and there are updates to install, we recommend going back to the following file:

In this opportunity select the TSSN file and clear the data that accumulates there, in this way forces the platform to reestablish the connection with the Trading app and look for the last update that has been installed of the strategy.


Updating Your TradeStation Trading Platform:

Make sure that the version of your TradeStation trading platform is the last updated update made, in this way ensures the correct operation of the entire system.

To do this follow the following procedure:

1. Select the Help window in the trading platform, there you will find many options that we can talk about on other occasions, in this case we will select TradeStation Update Manager.

2. The following window will then open, be sure to indicate that your trading platform is up to date. In the window below you can sign up for the test program for new beta versions of the platform, if you are passionate about this topic you may be interested in joining the program.


Recommended Maintenance for TradeStation Trading Platform

To backup TradeStation, follow the instructions in the screenshots below:

Access through the menu bar File> Backup / Restore TradeStation (Backup / Restore Tradestation)> TradeStation Backup Menu Sequence. The TradeStation Backup dialog box is displayed.

Backup Settings:
It contains the weekly, monthly and customized backups created to save the information.

  • Select the desired range from the drop-down list. By default, they are listed monthly and weekly.
  • New: Click this button to enter a name in the New dialog box of the backup you are creating. The backups you create are displayed and accessed from the Backup Settings drop-down list.
  • Delete: Click this button to delete a backup from the Backup Settings drop-down list. The backup you want to delete must appear in the Backup Settings drop-down list before clicking the Delete button.
  • Save As: Click this button to enter a different name than the existing backup in Save As. The backup saved as a different name is displayed and accessed (along with the current backup used to save as a different name) from the Backup Settings drop-down list.

Table of Backup Components:
The table lists all the components and subcomponents of each TradeStation backup item. The expand / collapse button displays and / or hides the subcomponents of each component row. A check mark indicates that the component must be included in the file.

  • Status: Check this option for TradeStation to set the status of the backup. At least one component must be included in a compressed file to start or schedule a backup job. If a setting is clear, the component will not be included in the backup.
  • Component: Contains the name of the item in the TradeStation platform that you want to select or deselect to perform a backup.
  • Details: Contains information about the element of the selected component. An eclipse button allows you to specify additional folders that will be used for backup as part of the corresponding component.
  • Select All: Click this button to select all the components that appear in the dialog box.
  • Clear All: Click this button to deselect all the components that appear in the dialog box.


Backup Locations and Backup Schedule:

  • File / Name: Contains the name of the backup that you created with a date and time stamp from when it was created.
  • Destination: Shows the location where the backup files are stored for the current backup configuration. Click the Browse button to navigate to a different area of the Browse for Folder dialog box if you want to change the path of the archive folder where the backup is stored.


Options if File(s) With Same Name Already Exist:

  • Continue, keeping the last [] Files: Select this option to specify the number of file files to be retained for the current backup configuration.
  • Replace Existing File (s): Select this option to save the most recent archive file for the current backup configuration.


Schedule Automatic Backup Job:

  • Check the Scheduling Automatic Backup Job setting to determine when to schedule the backup job to run automatically.
  • Time: Enter the desired time to program to start the backup process.
  • Journal: Select this option if you want to run the backup daily. You can have the backup run only one time at a certain time.
  • Weekly: Select this option to run the backup on a specific day of the week.
  • Monthly: Select this option to run the backup monthly.
  • Day: Select this setting and enter the day of the calendar so that your backup is run monthly.
  • The first []: Select this option and choose the desired day of the week to run the backup monthly.


Click Start Backup to run the selected backup job, click Close to save the changes, or Cancel to exit without changes.


The dialog box or the status of the TradeStation backup will appear informing you that running a backup job will temporarily suspend normal operation.


If TradeStation is open when a backup job, either manual or scheduled, is executed, the connection to the TradeStation data network will be closed and all TradeStation related processes will be stopped or frozen to be able to include all necessary files in the file. During the backup process, windows will not be updated, alerts will not be activated, strategy automation will be suspended and orders will not be able to be placed. After the backup job is complete, all open desktops and data network connections must be back to their previous state of backup.

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Risk Disclosure: Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones’ financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Hypothetical Performance Disclosure: Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described below. no representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown; in fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk of actual trading. for example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all which can adversely affect trading results.