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October Trading Journal Contest w/Prizes

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Mike's, "This finally fucking works trading system" A journal for a TopStep Combine

Watch me pass a 30K 50K and 100K Combine using "mostly" the parameters set for the 30K. All comments and suggestions are welcome. Custom indicators, along with my trade management tools on the way as well!! https://futures.io/trading-journals/33589-mike-s-finally-fucking-works-trading-system-journal-topstep-combine.html

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Watch me pass a 30K 50K and 100K Combine using "mostly" the parameters set for the 30K. All comments and suggestions are welcome. Custom indicators, along with my trade management tools on the way as well!! https://futures.io/trading-journals/33589-mike-s-finally-fucking-works-trading-system-journal-topstep-combine.html

Cheers,

Mike

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@traderlange added you into the mix. Nice journal thanks. Attached is updated file that can be unzipped into a directory that has shortcuts to all the entrants in the contest for viewing their journals and of course I added yours.

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It was a slow day for me today so I looked to see how everyone was doing.

Half way thru the month and there are two front runners
PandaWarrior with 48 votes and tturner86 with 46

The race will be for the final prize.
GFIs1: 32 votes
Traderwolf; 28
bobwest: 26
iggod: 25

Lots of time left to campaign.

It is hard to find the Truth when you start your search with a preconceived notion of what the Truth will be.
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Ziggie's combine

Here is my trading journal. I am developing a momentum auto strategy to trade in the combine. As of today, I am in a continuous combine, and am positive after 10 days discretionarily trading it. I traded 2 or 3 days in sim that would have gotten me into LTP if I had traded those days in the combine instead, so I am off sim and will only trade the strategy going forward in the combine. Preferably, I want to trade the remaining time on this one with the auto strategy. I am trying to figure out how to get the orders accepted by Rithmic. I tried using the auto bot, but the orders were rejected.

https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/28631-discretionary-trading-system-vs-mechanical-trading-system.html

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Here is my trading journal. I am developing a momentum auto strategy to trade in the combine. As of today, I am in a continuous combine, and am positive after 10 days discretionary trading it. I traded 2 or 3 days in sim that would have gotten me into LTP if I had traded those days in the combine instead, so I am off sim and will only trade the strategy going forward in the combine. Preferably, I want to trade the remaining time on this one with the auto strategy. I am trying to figure out how to get the orders accepted by Rithmic. I tried using the auto bot, but the orders were rejected.

https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/28631-discretionary-trading-system-vs-mechanical-trading-system.html

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@jlwade123 added you into the mix. Attached is an updated file that can be unzipped into a directory that has shortcuts to all the entrants in the October Trading Journal Contest for viewing their journals and of course I added yours.

Just a little easier than going through the whole thread, although that is fun too

I am interested in learning more about Discretionary Trading System vs. Mechanical Trading Systems, Thanks.

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I am interested in learning more about Discretionary Trading System vs. Mechanical Trading Systems, Thanks.

I found a good base strategy for a momentum/slope system that is working good in markets where the trend has started. I can either run it as an auto bot with a small profit target, or use it to plot my own levels and then wait for inflections at those zones when my strategy kicks in. I am very excited to finally be trading the auto bot in the TST combine. It has been testing well this past week. But everyone has been doing well this past week with all the great volatility. So I thought I would make sure include the Randy McKay trend filter requirement for the strategy. I'll update my journal to let you know how it is going. I would like to use a bot strategy in the $150K combine across several asset classes and markets.

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Hey Everyone,

I just posted my journal for the contest.

I added a video showing how to use the journal and change it if you like the format and would like to change it to fit your trading style.

The Excel file actually has a couple of journals on there.
One for tracking the market through Market Profile and another that allows you to track the market bar by 5 min bar.

I like checklists when I trade and so these Journals help me not to jump into the Market without good reason.
These Journals force me to convince myself that I should be in the trade.

The link to my Journal page is;
https://futures.io/trading-journals/33722-trading-journal-you-can-make-your-own.html#post447147


Again, I am hoping that people can get some use out of my Journals - I know they have serve me well.

If you like it, please hit "Thanks"


Thanks,

Barnacle Bill


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Barnacle Bill added you into the mix. Attached is an updated file that can be unzipped into a directory that has shortcuts to all the entrants in the October Trading Journal Contest for viewing their journals and of course I added yours.

Best wishes from,

Bill D. in Sunny San Diego

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Been there for years

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Now you and I can see how I can have such a hard time trading at times now.

Actually this is the first time I have actually gotten into the actual reading of threads and other things on this site because of this contest. It is like you lit the match when you suggested to me a while back that Journaling online here would help. Then ya had to have this contest, and it was like pouring gasoline onto my futures.io (formerly BMT) site curiosity. You have more nooks and crannies to this site than there were doors in Alice in Wonderland.

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