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FIO Journal Challenge - April 2016 (over $1,100 in prizes)

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Market Wizard
Switzerland
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Investor/RT
Broker/Data: IB / DTN
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 4,352 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 4,172 given, 8,524 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

What...

..are the benefits of this thread?

1) Seeing new journals that are active and handled
2) Learning some new traders and their trading approach
3) Continuing a journal that is read by more readers this month than normal
4) Getting more input for discussion of critical points

THUS
it is great to read journals that one normally does NOT follow.
As a support for the work of the Journal starters I give thanks
in the posts I like during at least the competition period.

Press the Thanks Button - IN the journals too
GFIs1

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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Charts, TOS
Broker/Data: TOS, Global Futures/OEC
Favorite Futures: CL, GC, NG, YM, 6E, ZN
 
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Posts: 914 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 2,071 given, 1,863 received

Tap In's Corner

Starting up activity in my journal again. Here is the link:

https://futures.io/trading-journals/34083-tap-s-corner.html

Good luck to all!

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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: thinkorswim
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Favorite Futures: futures
 
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Posts: 199 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 63 given, 150 received

i'm in


peer pressure :0

ok i'll have a drink to that---

https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/39049-uwpm.html#post564532

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Tokyo, Japan
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: S5
Broker/Data: Stage5
Favorite Futures: Commodities
 
Posts: 38 since Dec 2015
Thanks: 12 given, 22 received

https://futures.io/trading-journals/38259-good-trades-bad-trades-winning-trades-losing-trades.html

Play to win, good motivation to keep journaling.

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Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: SC
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Favorite Futures: ES
 
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Posts: 1,266 since Jun 2014
Thanks: 3,429 given, 2,196 received

Giving journaling a real shot this time. Trades will be posted on a 30second chart for better scrutiny.

https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/39031-2016-year-good-decisions.html#post564030


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Trading for Fun
Hungary
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 72 since Nov 2014
Thanks: 118 given, 46 received

A journal for the remaining 2 weeks

Trading the DOM
https://futures.io/trading-journals/39183-trading-dom.html#post567464

This journal will show some of my meaningful trades on the price ladder.

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Prague, Czech Republic
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NT7, SierraChart
Broker/Data: AMP Futures
Favorite Futures: Futures (NQ, FDAX)
 
Posts: 69 since Oct 2011
Thanks: 2 given, 164 received

Find the real Edge!

One picture is better then thousand words. Give my new journal a chance, maybe you will like it!

https://futures.io/trading-journals/39217-topsteptrader-contest-trading-journal-vol-profile-vol-clusters-foot-prints.html

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Tallinn, Estonia
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
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Broker/Data: Oanda
Favorite Futures: USOil / West Texas Oil
 
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@Big Mike

Please remove me from contest.

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Hi guys,

I'm still here after the earthquake, but not in the office much until things return to normal. This journal contest will proceed as intended, and is scheduled to end on Saturday, April 30th. I may need an extra day to process everything.

Please be certain you've read through the threads and then used the "Thanks" button in this thread to award your thanks to those who you wish to vote for in the contest.

I will do the calculations as soon as possible after April 30th and post the results.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

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Everyone finish up your voting, we close it tomorrow.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

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