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FIO Journal Challenge - September 2018 edition w/TopstepTrader

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FIO Journal Challenge - September 2018 edition w/TopstepTrader

Hello everyone!

I wish very much to enter TSTrader, I am a simple trader of a small city of the interior of Brazil, struggling to prove to me and to all that: Yes it is possible to live trading! In my country I operate Future Dollar and here in the US I am trying to operate CL. I count on your support. Thanks for all the knowledge shared in this group of traders!

Here's my operational screen:
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Hello everyone!

I wish very much to enter TSTrader, I am a simple trader of a small city of the interior of Brazil, struggling to prove to me and to all that: Yes it is possible to live trading! In my country I operate Future Dollar and here in the US I am trying to operate CL. I count on your support. Thanks for all the knowledge shared in this group of traders!

Here's my operational screen:

@Jacovaci, please only put a link to your journal in this thread, not your charts, etc. They go in your journal. Your journal is for recording your trades.

If you do not place a link in this thread to your journal, you have not entered the competition.

If you need help in setting up properly for this contest, please click on this link for more information: https://futures.io/trading-reviews-vendors/25776-topsteptrader-s-michael-patak-f...hing-101.html#post690211

Bob.

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I thought that..


This outline was very interesting. I will enjoy following along on many of these journals. I am checking my hallucination against reality points that are the focus of many of the elements in this journal.

Here is what I mean.

As a "pro" I believe that my day is a series of conditioned responses to market stimuli based on years of consistent profitable participation. So, it is my hallucination that I "do a mental checklist of prep and review" as outlined here. I suspect that may be delusional...and I wonder if it is hurting or helping my results. Have I been conditioned to execute at a high level or have I been complacent and ignored best practice?

Dan





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It is my goal to journal all of my trades with additional metrics relating to preparation and my emotional state at the time of the trade. I use Edgeonk to track these metrics for each trade.



To Start the Day

· Sleep recovery: (this is the sleep recovery retrieved from my whoop strap)

· Daily FOMO Score: (On a scale of 1 – 100 1 being the least and 100 the most of my Fear Of Missing Out on a trade, based on the Market Mind Games book by Denise Schull)


Action Items Before Trading

(My schedule requires me to perform the following items before I start trading)

* Meditate

* Review "Five Fundamental Truths" and "I am A Consistent Winner Because:" (Trading in the Zone book by Mark Douglas)

* Review and Note Today's News (Forexfactory.com)

* Review last Few days trades in Edgewonk.

* Review CL, ES, GC, 6E and any other market we are trading using weekly, daily and 30 min chart (with market profile)

* Eat Breakfast

* Debrief with Hedgeye Early Look and Macro Show notes

* Debrief with Hoag's Market Forecast @ 9:15 est https://www.facebook.com/topsteptrader/



Game Plan for Today:



Create a Game Plan for todays trading day.

Based on the Market Profile https://www.scribd.com/doc/2870633/Economics-Stocks-Commodities-Market-Profile-Basics

Determine if we are going to open in balance or out of balance and formulate a plan based on this.



Daily Review:

(perform the following after completing the trading day)

* Mark up charts and recode all trading in trading Journal with notes and comments.

* Did I follow my Schedule for today?

* Did I eat appropriately?

* Did I practice TM?

* Did I Exercise?


https://futures.io/trading-journals/45210-shortcreeker-s-trading-journal.html#post690323


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This outline was very interesting. I will enjoy following along on many of these journals. I am checking my hallucination against reality points that are the focus of many of the elements in this journal.

Here is what I mean.

As a "pro" I believe that my day is a series of conditioned responses to market stimuli based on years of consistent profitable participation. So, it is my hallucination that I "do a mental checklist of prep and review" as outlined here. I suspect that may be delusional...and I wonder if it is hurting or helping my results. Have I been conditioned to execute at a high level or have I been complacent and ignored best practice?

Dan

Hi Dan,

I would really like to know more of your thoughts about my journal. If I am hallucinating I want to figure it out soon. This process is the best I have been able to come up with to get me even a little bit consistent results and very well may not be the best approach, I do not know. I took my first trade about three years ago with no training and background other that what I have learned from YouTube and a bunch of trading books since 2015. Any further comments you might have would be appreciated.

Shortcreeker

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You are...

doing EXACTLY what you should be doing. I am saying that you have a great approach and a daily regiment that I believe that I may have down to a "conditioned response" after 20+ years. I am using your correct approach to measure myself. I describe almost all subjective views as hallucination as I believe that is what they are unless data can be shown to support a causal relationship.

In your case, I suspect that I will learn that I am complacent and as such I should get better in the process of watching you.

Your approach and your daily regiment ARE exactly what I believe every serious person should do...at least till they "have it" or have convinced themselves that they do.


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Hi Dan,

I would really like to know more of your thoughts about my journal. If I am hallucinating I want to figure it out soon. This process is the best I have been able to come up with to get me even a little bit consistent results and very well may not be the best approach, I do not know. I took my first trade about three years ago with no training and background other that what I have learned from YouTube and a bunch of trading books since 2015. Any further comments you might have would be appreciated.

Shortcreeker


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FIO Journal Challenge - September 2018 edition w/TopstepTrader

Hello everyone!

I am Jacovaci and I come across this post to show you my trading journal where I made a brief list with some operational errors that I frequently make and lose a lot of money in my operations, follow the link below:

https://futures.io/trading-journals/45245-jacovaci-trading-journals-operational-errors-operating-futures.html#post690925

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Hi Dan,

I would really like to know more of your thoughts about my journal. If I am hallucinating I want to figure it out soon. This process is the best I have been able to come up with to get me even a little bit consistent results and very well may not be the best approach, I do not know. I took my first trade about three years ago with no training and background other that what I have learned from YouTube and a bunch of trading books since 2015. Any further comments you might have would be appreciated.

Shortcreeker

Thx for sharing your trading post.

A quick question: what is your rationale in setting your stop at 17 tics in your CL trade per posted pix?

Thx

https://futures.io/trading-journals/45210-shortcreeker-s-trading-journal.html#post690323

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@4tison, I made an extremely detailed post, with diagrams, in one of the other threads where you also asked the same question.

Please click this link and read all the steps: https://futures.io/trading-reviews-vendors/25776-topsteptrader-s-michael-patak-f...hing-101.html#post690211

If anything is not clear, please ask a specific question about what part of it you need more information on.

Bob.

Thx I got there with your route.

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Thx for sharing your trading post.

A quick question: what is your rationale in setting your stop at 17 tics in your CL trade per posted pix?

Thx

https://futures.io/trading-journals/45210-shortcreeker-s-trading-journal.html#post690323

On Opening Range trades I set my stop a couple ticks on the opposite side of the opening range.

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