Introducing: #Toolbox

New in Q4 2015 was an opportunity for me to work more intimately with the best trader I know, @stt2318. A daily web conference was burgeoning. I started watching his screens. Together with audio from key others, we spoke at length about trades as they unfolded, working in unison as we sought the next possible pounce.

The vibe was good, and in December we debuted the whole thing to everyone, for free. Many folks have stopped by, anonymously if they wish, listening in as we uncover movers. Recently the decision has been made to keep it free for at least another month. Please join us if you can.

(get notified each morning via, or else watch for the hyperlink he puts on twitter)

To accompany our audio/video hookup, and to enhance brainswell, beginning today, a new chat room has been created. It will reside on IRC (Internet Relay Chat), a versatile communications medium not known by many, but in fact created before the world wide web, and still very much in use today.

Fortunately for those whom are unfamiliar, there’s an easy web interface which makes IRC a snap:

Simply visit, choose a nickname, & click Go.


After a brief period you’ll pop into our new spot, where I’ll be stationed 24/7, watching the markets. Here you can tell me & others about what actionables you see, as well as share charts…or say nothing, and choose to merely observe.

Should you want to access the chat with a stand-alone application, consider doing so with mIRC. It’s a light weight client that is highly customizable & will create a more dynamic experience. Using the software to find us is a matter of first connecting to the othernet server, then entering the room name. The process can be automated so that logging in happens with one click when the app is launched.


#newsroom as seen through mIRC

[Background] I began using IRC to talk about stocks in 1997, when a random but now lifelong friend was assigned to be my roommate in the dorms, freshman year of college. Alex was a computer genius as far as I could tell. He was still hanging out with friends from his hometown way up north, via IRC. No more AOL dial-up, he’d leave the program on all day, soaking up comments while at the same time surfing a new found world of always-on, inconceivably fast, university ethernet.

Within a few weeks I myself was reading rooms like #philosophy or #politics on servers such as EFnet, amazed at the stream unfolding hour after hour, in perpetuity. Eventually I found #invest. My admission was to the business school, I’d joined an investment club, & was keen to discuss future trends. This led to #newsroom, which to this day is still a part of my digital diet.  They have bots in there that constantly bring in news from around the world, plus it’s finance centric.  I don’t watch it all day, but it’s a super fast reference as needed.

Years have since gone by with countless venues visited. Certain relationships were established, & now with their help, I embark upon the honor of hosting our own location.

These are exciting times. The talent has been assembled. Join us as we hunt down our next trade.


Please if you have any questions, use the comment box below, hit me up on twitter, or else email chartseer at gmail dotcom. Feedback of any sort is welcome & appreciated.


Brief mIRC instructions: after install, click through the setup windows, get yourself to the prompt at the bottom & type:


hit enter, wait a second to connect, then type:

/join #toolbox


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6 Responses to Introducing: #Toolbox

  1. KimK says:

    Hi, Dave…KimK here. Just curious, does your platform have a p&l function, or do your trades just automatically export to like an excel spdsht? Sorry if stupid question, but technical dufus here….lol

    • chartseer says:

      Hi again Kim:) yes ToS will show daily pnl as things unfold..I don’t usually export to spreadsheet but a lot of them offer that as well. Hope you’re having a great evening! -Dave

  2. Pinank says:


    I have been following your charts for a while now and just got back from vacation and realized you aren’t posting your charts on your blog anymore. Are your charts posted on the IRC channel only now? There isn’t a blog where its uploaded to? Thanks

    • chartseer says:

      Hi Pinank,
      Thank you for your interest in my work. Putting charts on the blog became cumbersome as compared to the ease of doing so on twitter. I try to post my favorites there each day, under the nick @chartseer.

  3. Kim Kotalik says:

    Dave, can’t get into chat. Says ‘bad username’, but using name I’ve used always (KimK). Issues there? Thanks

    • chartseer says:

      Hi Kim, we have had that issue with some people intermittently, not sure what causes it

      The chat was otherwise working as normal today.

      Consider downloading mIRC & then follow the instructions above, to bypass mibbit problem.

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