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Big Mike Challenge 2015 - $750 in prizes

Old July 1st, 2015, 05:29 AM   #21 (permalink)
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How do I post my journal link?

@Scottybro, the image you posted is not a clickable link.

Here's how to do it:

1. In your journal, copy your journal web address (URL) to your clipboard (click to highlight in the address line of your browser, press Ctrl C)

2. Go back to the thread you want to put the link in, open a new Reply window, and click on the Insert Link icon:

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Old July 1st, 2015, 07:01 AM   #22 (permalink)
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My longtime journal and a newer one

The first journal (DAX futures) is here on (formerly BMT) for more than 3,5 consecutive years.
It is only one trade per day - and some days skipped:

The second one is another pattern day trade journal on the Dax future
with quite some amazing results:
This one has 7 months of trades...

BOTH journals are announcing the trades normally before taking - and have a DISTINCT exit TIME.
So everyone can see how a trade develops.

Happy reading!

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Old July 1st, 2015, 09:46 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Just started here at (formerly BMT) and this is a really good idea. Count me in!

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Old July 1st, 2015, 12:09 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Please find my journal here.

My journal will include a daily summary of trades on my live account and also a daily video where I explain the setups that I have taken. Everything will be shown winners and losers. I am very much looking forward to sharing my journal with you.

I haven't posted on the site for a while and it is great to be back again!!

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Old July 1st, 2015, 01:38 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Signal Bar Trading Journal Link

My journal uses a tally mark system to track executed and passed opportunities that where either part of the plan or not.

This journal helps me evaluate how much I "trust" my plan. It helps me to turn the "shoulda, woulda, coulda" into If I could I would.

It highlights how my behavior is acting on the opportunity, or whimping out.

It measures how well may executed trades are performing, and how often I trade setups outside of my plan.

My plan requires, Good market structure, good trade location, and risk management. Additionally, there are three questions that I ask:

Does the trade meet the aforementioned qualities?
Is there an identifiable trend?
Is there a tell?

The matrix has been can be found at the link above.

The journal is only updated to result the outcome of an opportunity that presented itself and was either acted upon or passed up.

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Old July 1st, 2015, 08:52 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Market Open and News Event Price Action Scalping in NQ/CL

I'm in, but don't know if I'll be able to keep this up. It is a lot of work! Plus I plan on taking vacations this month. Oh well, I wanted to start a journal anyway and hopefully someone will find mine useful. Thanks for reading!

Please watch my real time video capture of my trading CL today. It was a picture perfect trade for me. I'll try posting other videos but I doubt that I will be able to give much commentary on them. It takes me too long.

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Old July 2nd, 2015, 11:08 AM   #30 (permalink)
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