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FIO Journal Challenge - September 2016

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Rurier - Trading Journal

Dear Sirs,
I am happy to take part in this Journal Challenge, which is going to be my second journal challenge.

Will this run be better than the first one where I tried to follow Topstep Trader Trading Combine rules and did not make it?

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My KISS daily ES chart

My First attempt at the FIO Journal challenge.

You will not fail if you watch the 7 key lines of support and Resistance on My KISS daily ES chart.

Chart for 1st Sept 2016 attached.

Appreciate a daily feedback!

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I'm In!

Started my journal a few days ago - I'm already feeling the results.

Please visit my journal (Danny's Trading Journal) here:

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Started my journal here:

It is mainly for tracking my SIM automated trading system... a way to keep notes on improvements. It is SIM trading currently and is 100% automated, no discretionary trades. I am planning on going live with it soon, but want to make sure it is successful in SIM mode and am still finding some bugs that need to be fixed. It uses a dozen indicators that I have developed, uses machine learning, mean reversion, trend following and pattern recognition to decide on trades.

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Futures Edge on FIO

What value do you place on the webinars on FIO?

I'm in....yahooooo

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Counting the Cost

Hey Traders,

Here is my "Counting the Cost" trade journal.

Luke 14:28-30 says:

28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’

I want to be able to count the cost and finish well, but I've never really used screenshots as a way to record my trades. I've always just imported my trades automatically into Excel to analyze them. I calculate fees and taxes on the trades as a way to help gauge my real profitability. Hopefully taking these screenshots each day will help me improve.

I appreciate any input you all have and look forward to learning as much as we can together!

All the best,

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Hi all,

Done this a few times before, still struggling but always with new issues. One day they'll run out, but for the moment I'm trying to fix my anxious, early entries, and putting more attention to market conditions (how wide, strippy, consistent with standar PA it seems to be compared to previous days.)

My entries are scalps but I'll hold a runner to capture as much of a swing as possible. Entries are based on price action, order flow and I keep an eye on volume, cumulative delta momentum and a stochastics.

I've always learned something from the most upvoted journals in these contests, which I would not have been able to find otherwise. I'm sure this will continue.

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Better late than never.

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Contest Entry

Every time I have gotten serious about journaling, I have made much better progress. So I'm entering here as well.

The accountability of being open to all really does make a difference.

I hope people will like and benefit from my journal, and I hope I will too. I also hope that everyone will read all the entrants' journals, and vote for any that have been beneficial. Journaling is the backbone of this forum.

I'm becoming semi-profitable in the Combine now, and I'll see if I can push through to passing it this month. It will have been a long haul when I do.

You may want to not start at the beginning. A good place would be here, the first post in September:

Thanks, I'll see you there.


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Fitter, Better and Calmer Trading ES

After taking a couple of months break from trading, I am back!

Did anything change during that time?

I am definitely fitter, have been more active, increasingly social with friends and more focussed at work. Will it translate to better and calmer trading?

You be the judge by the end of this month.

New journal here

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