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

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

Hi guys,

Continuing in the tradition of encouraging journals on FIO, I am announcing a new Journal contest for April 2016.

The rules are extremely simple:

a) The contest begins April 1 and ends April 30. All decisions made by futures.io are final.

b) This thread that you are reading right now will act as the repository for all journals that are entered into the contest.

c) The author of a journal can enter his/her futures.io journal into the contest by posting a link to his/her journal in this thread. Only the author of the journal can do this. Please post the link to the journal ONE TIME, AND ONE TIME ONLY in this thread.

d) Members of futures.io will cast their votes for the best journals by using the "Thanks" button on the post that the journal author has made in this very thread. This is why it is very important the author of the journal make only one post, because only one post will be used to count the total number of "Thanks Received" in this thread, and that is how the winners will be decided. Members can vote for as many separate journals as they want by following the same procedure.

e) There will be three prizes awarded, based on the highest number of "Thanks Received" per the above. The prizes are a free 150K Combine in TopstepTrader's program, a $375 value (each). I will post the full details of the 150K Combine below, or you can visit TopstepTrader's website for more information.

Thank you to @TopstepTrader for sponsoring this event. You can ask questions about their program here:
https://futures.io/vendors-product-reviews/25776-topsteptraders-michael-patak-president-ask-me-anything-ask-me-anything.html

My goal with these contests is to encourage the journaling process, as I firmly believe the more you participate in the journal process, the better trader you will become.

If anyone has any questions, please let me know. This thread will remain closed to posts until April 1st (contest start date).

Mike

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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.
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Here is some information provided by @TopstepTrader on the 150K Trading Combine, of which (3) will be given away during this contest.

The $150K Trading Combine is a real-time evaluation of your trading. In the $150K Combine, TopstepTrader watches your trading performance live on their data feed. Follow the rules, meet the profit target, and you will advance to Funded Trader Preparation.

Trading Combine:
  • A $375 value
  • Trade up to 15 contracts
  • Trade a minimum of 10 days
  • Daily Loss Limit = $3,000, Max Drawdown = $4,500, Profit Target = $9,000 (all rules may be found here)
  • Proprietary Trade Reports and Metrics provided
  • NinjaTrader, CTS T4, MultiCharts, eSignal, SierraChart, MarketDelta Trader, Volfix.net, Trade Navigator, and R|Trader Pro are available for use
Funded Trader Preparation is the final step to become a funded trader. This free, simulated account is where you will get accustomed to trading within the same parameters as your Funded Account. Follow the rules below, meet the profit target, and you will receive a Funded Account.

Funded Trader Preparation:
*The Weekly Loss Limit (if applicable) and Trailing Max Drawdown are eliminated after 10 trading days.

Funded Account:
  • Keep your first $5,000 in profits, and 80% thereafter
  • After 10 trading days, expand the products you can trade to include EUREX and ICE products
  • Withdraw at any time. $0 Wire Fee (min. $250)
  • Commissions as low as $.53 per contract
  • Live trading mentorship and risk management

For more details please visit www.topsteptrader.com/combine or contact support@topsteptrader.com or 888.407.1611

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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.

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A reminder "bump" about this contest.

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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Another reminder for everyone to get ready...

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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Almost ready to start...

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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Contest entry.

Here's my entry into the contest:

https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/32236-trade-journal.html

This is a big and fairly old journal thread. If you're not familiar with it, I would suggest skipping ahead either to the latest posts, or better yet, to the post I made when I re-started it after a break on March 27 of this year, and skim forward to the present.

I re-started it, after a month and a half pause, in order to use the journaling process to work on personal accountability in trading, as well as to finally learn how to trade this thing.

I am now posting trades in real time, and I explain as well as I can as time permits, and do a daily recap. I'm trying to learn how to stick to my rules, and also to find out what the rules should be. I am testing and if necessary re-thinking everything I do and have done.

I am going to use the period of this contest to improve my trading up to the level that will let me be consistently profitable.

All these trades are either in the Combine or sim. They will be pure sim during April, and I will return to the Combine in May.

Thanks for voting for this journal, if you like it, by giving a "Thanks" to this post, and by all means check out the other participants who place their journals here, and vote for any of those that you like or that you want to give encouragement to. .

Note that you can vote for as many as you wish, and there will be many good ones you may want to read and follow.

Bob.


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Entrant #2

Here's a link to my first public journal. I hope that we all can learn from my mistakes.

https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/38952-buzzsaw-s-trading-journal.html

Buzzsaw

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From lemons to lemonade

https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/38093-lemons-lemonade.html#post547381

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Hello all, here is my first FIO journal: https://futures.io/trading-journals/39007-rurier-trading-journal.html

I am trading currency futures. Using NinjaTrader with OFA tools. I am going to record my trades and publish them in the journal.

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Hello to all,

Below is a link to my trading journal that I started at the beginning of this week (March 28th) and will continue through April and beyond.

My goal is become consistently profitable by identifying major levels around which to use order flow to pinpoint entry, then hold that as an intraday position trade. In the first couple of days I got spooked out of some positions early, but yesterday traded how I would like to with consistency. (I'm about to post about it now.)

I'd appreciate any "thanks" here, but would be grateful for your feedback on my progress even more.

https://futures.io/trading-journals/38993-gatortick-s-trading-journal.html

Best wishes for success to all.

GT

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