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Hi guys,

Continuing in the tradition of encouraging journals on FIO, I am announcing a new Journal Challenge for February 2021, sponsored by @Topstep.



Prizes -- the top three trading journals will each receive:
  • 1 month $150K Trading Combine ($375 value)
  • 1 account reset ($99 value)
  • $50 gift card to Topstep Store

What is a Topstep Combine:



Details on the Topstep Account Reset:
https://help.futures.topstep.com/hc/en-us/articles/360024500234-What-is-the-reset-

Example gift items in the Topstep Store:
https://shop.topstep.com

How-to participate:
  • Create a Trading Journal on futures io
  • Copy the Trading Journal URL link
  • Share the journal URL link in this thread

How winners are chosen:
  • Read the Trading Journals shared in the event thread
  • When you like a post, use the Thanks button
  • Votes from all members are calculated by looking at the total number of "Thanks Received" cast during the event period for each journal
  • Only posts made within the eligible challenge period are eligible

Rules:
  • The contest begins February 1 and ends February 28. All decisions made by futures io are final.
  • This thread that you are reading right now will act as the repository for all journals that are entered into the contest.
  • To keep it fair for everyone, you are only eligible to win a prize in this event if you have not won any futures io prize during the last three events.

Thank you to our sponsor!

Thank you to @Topstep for sponsoring this event. You can ask questions about their program here, and get answers directly from Topstep in their Ask Me Anything thread:


What is Topstep?

Topstep is a well known scouting agency. Their Funded Trader Combine program focuses your attention on the most critical components to being a successful trader: discipline and risk. You can bring most any day trading methodology you wish to their program, and if you pass the Combine they will offer to fund you as a trader. Even if you have no desire to get funded, their Combine program is an excellent way to focus your attention where it needs to be.

Become a Better Trader

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.

Special Elite Member offer

In addition, for Elite Members, Topstep has a special offer* -- Receive a 20% discount off a Combine purchase, using this special link:

https://futures.io/elite_partner.php?do=process&topsteptrader=1
* New recruits only, limited to one use.

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Journal Challenge February 2021 results (so far):
Competing for $1500 in prizes from Topstep
looks_oneSBtrader82 's Trading Journalby SBtrader82
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looks_twoJust BEING a Trader: Letting Go!!by iqgod
(110 thanks from 31 posts)
looks_3Wisdom is Emptinessby Mtype
(66 thanks from 24 posts)
looks_4Deetee’s DAX Trading Journal (time based)by Deetee
(31 thanks from 15 posts)
looks_5Journal for peanuts1956by peanuts1956
(23 thanks from 13 posts)
 
 
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Thanks @Big Mike and @Topstep

I'm entering the challenge since I want to grow in accountability.

I have tried passing the combine in the past but failed twice due to emotional mistakes. Let see how much growth have happened since.

Link to my journal:


Good luck to all!


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1st timer so just working on developing parameters of journaling. Mostly /ES with dabbles elsewhere. Intraday swing trader, a few scalps. Wyckoffian trained with TPO layered on. I'll develop as I can.

https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/56540-prep-feb-journaling-contest.html#post831501

I'll work on dressing up!

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Big thanks for this challenge!

It motivated me to write my trade plan and start a journal, so I can get some consistent data and hopefully improve.

I'm thinking about getting into Trading Combine so in February I'm going to find out whether I'm ready or have to learn much more.

Here's my journal:


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The journal challenge is a recurring event here, and I am proud of it - because of how much it can help traders!

I've now completed the feature that will allow real-time updates for the journal challenge:



As you browse our community threads, you'll see this real-time list updating. Follow along in the journal threads and make your voice heard by voting for your favorites -- using the thanks button -- so that journal authors can win!

You should also start your own journal, for your own chance to win!

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Hi, how can I create a trading journal on futures.io please?

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to asahu - I'm new to this FIO and posting reply. I hope this comments gets to you. My posting of the trading journal template that I was testing my posting ability is not what FIO expects. See Mike's response to my question later on asking how to create a trading journal inside FIO.

Hi,

A trading journal on FIO means to literally journal your trades. So posting a past log from a spreadsheet converted to a PDF is not what we are talking about when we refer to a trading journal.

A journal is about the journey. So your journal covers everything. You can share screenshots of your trading platform charts, talk about what you are seeing and why you believe in your position. You typically do this throughout the day if you are day a trader, or once a day at the end of the session. If you are a longer term trader, adjust as you see fit.

To create a journal on futures io, you first simply decide if you want it to be in the open area (Trading Journals) or the Elite area (Elite Trading Journals). It's a choice up to you. Browse to the appropriate area -- you can do this by visiting the homepage of futures io (click on the logo top left), or there is a shortcut by clicking "Browse" top left of the navigation bar and selecting the appropriate area.

From there, simply click 'New Thread' in that area to start a new thread. Name your thread how you wish, look at the others in the area as an example.

Once created, you can 'Post Reply' to your own thread and update it as you see fit. Again, see the other journals on the site for examples.

Within your thread, you might want to post your PDF or spreadsheet.

Now --- separately --- as far as the February Journal Challenge, all you need to do to enter that challenge is to grab the URL from your journal, and paste it into a Reply in the February Journal Challenge thread. Again, look at the others in that thread as an example.

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Thank you! I appreciate the post.

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Hey all you beautiful traders. Thanks for having another journal challenge Big Mike.

Here's a couple quotes to get the ball rolling -

“If your goal is to trade like a professional and be a consistent winner, then you must start from the premise that the solutions are in your mind and not in the market.” – Mark Douglas

"It pays to be patient" - Unknown


Looking forward to watching everyone's Journal journeys! Below is the link to mine.

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Is it allowed to make the diary with the sim101 account of ninjatrader?

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Is it allowed to make the diary with the sim101 account of ninjatrader?

Yes. Ultimately, the members decide by voting using the 'Thanks' button. But there is no rule that says you cannot.

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You don't have to be trading a live account to benefit from keeping a journal, and you don't have to be trading a live account to enter this journal challenge either.

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I would like to participate on Journal Challenge too with my small things.


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I would like to partecipate in the February 2021 Journal Challenge, see my Journal below:

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SBtrader --
Most post points and not $. Something you might consider.

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Most post points and not $. Something you might consider.

yes you are right, the reason why I have always been using dollars is that the trades that I post are made for TST combine, which measures everything (max daily loss, max drawdowns, profit targets etc...) in dollar terms.

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yes you are right, the reason why I have always been using dollars is that the trades that I post are made for TST combine, which measures everything (max daily loss, max drawdowns, profit targets etc...) in dollar terms.

It's your journal, which you keep to help your trading. So do whatever is best for you, to help you improve.

There is no necessary format. Use the journal the way you would use it if there were no contest. Probably others will understand well enough, and it is about your trading, in any case.

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It's your journal, which you keep to help your trading. So do whatever is best for you, to help you improve.

There is no necessary format. Use the journal the way you would use it if there were no contest. Probably others will understand well enough, and it is about your trading, in any case.

Bob.

Thanks, that's what I was thinking. What's the benefit of the journal if the only objective is to win the challenge. But I will try to keep it clear, to the point, and reflect my progress or failure.

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Looks good to me Peanuts

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Why be so obsessed with Money?

How about being a trader because you LOVE being a trader?

And that probably is the secret of being a SUCCESSFUL trader - just BEING!

Just be, let go of the profits.

Let go of the losses.

Let go of the missed trades.

Let go of targets, schedules, over-analyzing, over-journaling, over-planning.

Just Be!!

And watch the magic happen to your account, and how you naturally buy low and sell high!!

Side benefits:

Ego: Dissolves! Greed: has left the building! Fear: is denied entry!


P.S.:

These are all of my rules,
lest you think they are for fools,
Let me create this journal,
And show you my process so simple!


A simple Thanks to this post
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Hi Mike,

I'd like to submit my journal for the Feb competition please. The URL is



I'm hoping to make myself more accountable, pass the Earn2Trade gauntlet, start making some real money and help others if I can.

I'm looking forward to reading and keeping up with the other journals in the competition also, and wish everyone good trading

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What I have learnt in my years trading experience is to keep losses minimum and let the winners run.

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Hi Mike,
Thanks. My topstep trading journal is linked here.


Thanks,
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hello all,
I wish everyone the best of luck! I'm entering the tournament to hold myself accountable for my trades.

My trading journal is here:

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Not looking for prize just accountability. And to see how I do.

Good luck all. Cheers!



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Its great to see such a positive community helping each other. In a lonely world of online trading there is power in community.

I am posting my journal here to start holding myself accountable to my actions in the markets.
Any critique or recommendations will be well received. Thanks to all who contributes to this site and puts the effort in to helping others on their journey.






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Day 2 of TopStep Journal Challenge - an interesting day and unique goals for Wednesday. Follow the link below for my journal, give me some Thanks here if you receive any benefit from my journal. I'd like any suggestions for improvement to my journal. Two profitable days so far and have 30 ticks in the bank.


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Day 2 of TopStep Journal Challenge - an interesting day and unique goals for Wednesday. Follow the link below for my journal, give me some Thanks here if you receive any benefit from my journal. I'd like any suggestions for improvement to my journal. Two profitable days so far and have 30 ticks in the bank.


Hi @peanuts1956,

You've already made the one post in this thread that you need in order to be entered in the contest. After someone has made a post here, members who want to view their journal will be able to click the link they placed in this thread and visit the journal thread. Votes will be tabulated on the number of Thanks you get in your journal.

Several posts in this thread are not necessary, and you don't benefit by multiple entries here.

To keep things simple in this thread, I am deleting the first post you made here in this thread two days ago, so the latest one will be the one that represents you in the contest. This is what you need, and you're good to go.

Thanks.

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Good day Sir. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for creating and running this site and to all of the contributors for the indicators shared and all of the other tremendous information this site has to offer. There are so many good indicators here that the price for the Elite membership is a steal of a deal. This site is a must for any trader. I have started to trade again on the currencies and from the 25th Jan. to today 3rd Feb I have taken 64 trades and only made $290 though I have an 84% win ratio. I had 54 winners ($1676.25) and 10 losers ($1386.25). My problem is allowing some of my losers to run for too long $468.75; $168.75:$112.5;$331.5 while cutting my winners short between $25 & $50 and overtrading last week (49 trades). If I can change this phycology and mentality asap I will be successful 3rd time around having lost about $10k in my previous 2 attempts including the cost of paid software and training (Shadowtraders & Ninjacators) Thanks again

P.S:I would like to enter and contribute to the 2 ongoing challenges but I am not sure of how to go about it. Please advise

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Good day Sir. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for creating and running this site and to all of the contributors for the indicators shared and all of the other tremendous information this site has to offer. There are so many good indicators here that the price for the Elite membership is a steal of a deal. This site is a must for any trader. I have started to trade again on the currencies and from the 25th Jan. to today 3rd Feb I have taken 64 trades and only made $290 though I have an 84% win ratio. I had 54 winners ($1676.25) and 10 losers ($1386.25). My problem is allowing some of my losers to run for too long $468.75; $168.75:$112.5;$331.5 while cutting my winners short between $25 & $50 and overtrading last week (49 trades). If I can change this phycology and mentality asap I will be successful 3rd time around having lost about $10k in my previous 2 attempts including the cost of paid software and training (Shadowtraders & Ninjacators) Thanks again

P.S:I would like to enter and contribute to the 2 ongoing challenges but I am not sure of how to go about it. Please advise

Anand Jagdeo

Good day to you also. There are instructions at the very beginning of this thread and you can post a question in the question section. But I created my journal first in the thread called "Trading Journals". This is where you would post into what would be your trading journal. Your journal can be what you want it to be and say what you want. Then copy the URL for your trading journal and post it a submission inside the thread called "FIO Journal Challenge - Feb 2021 w/Topstep" which is the one you just posted in. I've been instructed that you only post once in the FIO Journal Challenge that creates the link to your trading journal inside FIO. Hope this helps.

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Good day Sir. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for creating and running this site and to all of the contributors for the indicators shared and all of the other tremendous information this site has to offer. There are so many good indicators here that the price for the Elite membership is a steal of a deal. This site is a must for any trader. I have started to trade again on the currencies and from the 25th Jan. to today 3rd Feb I have taken 64 trades and only made $290 though I have an 84% win ratio. I had 54 winners ($1676.25) and 10 losers ($1386.25). My problem is allowing some of my losers to run for too long $468.75; $168.75:$112.5;$331.5 while cutting my winners short between $25 & $50 and overtrading last week (49 trades). If I can change this phycology and mentality asap I will be successful 3rd time around having lost about $10k in my previous 2 attempts including the cost of paid software and training (Shadowtraders & Ninjacators) Thanks again

P.S:I would like to enter and contribute to the 2 ongoing challenges but I am not sure of how to go about it. Please advise

Anand Jagdeo

Hi @Anand Jagdeo,

To enter the challenge competition, you need to do the following things:

1. Open up a trading journal thread on futures.io, if you don't have one already. This will be a thread where you enter the information about your trades that you want to record -- whatever you like, anything that you think will help you in your trading. Usually people note their trades, show charts, and otherwise explain what they did.

2. Make a post here, in this thread where you are reading this, giving the link to your journal. This will be the only time you will need to post in this thread.

3. Post in your journal thread (not here) as you trade.... again, whatever information you want in the journal. The process of having a journal is meant to help you improve your trading, so make it valuable for you.

4. Other members who want to have a look at what you are doing in your journal will be able to click on the link you have provided in this thread, and will then go over to your journal thread. If they find it helpful, or like it for any other reason, they can click on the Thanks button on one of your posts in that thread, and the total number of Thanks you receive will be your score for the competition.

The rules and the procedures are spelled out in the first post of this thread, by @Big Mike. Click here to go to that post, where it is all explained. Read down to the How to Participate and Rules sections:



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I don't know if it is to late to enter the contest but will provide my link below just in case it isn't. It has been awhile since I kept a journal here on futures.io but have been struggling lately and have always found it helpful to do so. The accountability, keeping things simple and getting back to the basics is always good for me. I currently am trading the following micro instruments if you are interested in following my progress: MES, MNQ, M2K, MYM and MGC. I will begin posting my live trades tomorrow. Here is the link:



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I don't know if it is to late to enter the contest but will provide my link below just in case it isn't. It has been awhile since I kept a journal here on futures.io but have been struggling lately and have always found it helpful to do so. The accountability, keeping things simple and getting back to the basics is always good for me. I currently am trading the following micro instruments if you are interested in following my progress: MES, MNQ, M2K, MYM and MGC. I will begin posting my live trades tomorrow. Here is the link:

https://futures.io/trading-journals/56633-day-trading-micros-accountability-journal.html#post833264

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It is not too late. The challenge is running all of February.

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Congratulations to everyone that is participating so far! And for those that have not yet created a journal and/or submitted their journal to this thread, please do so now! You still have plenty of time to participate in the event.

And remember, if you are not writing a journal, we still need your participation by using the "Thanks" button as you read through the various threads written by the authors mentioned in this thread. This is how the challenge winners will be decided.

At this exact moment, here is how it looks for the participators so far...

Journal Challenge February 2021 results (so far):



Total participants: 14

Rules considered by the system:
  • Owner of the journal must submit their journal link in the main event thread
  • Only posts made during the event will be considered, regardless of the date the journal was created
  • Winners are determined by the number of Thanks Received on eligible posts
  • In the event of a tie, the timestamp of the journal submission link will be the tiebreaker (so submit early!)
  • Site Moderators and Site Sponsors are ineligible
  • You are only eligible to win a prize in this event if you have not won any futures io prize during the last three events

Ranked 1st, @SBtrader82 received 72 thanks from 16 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 2nd, @Mtype received 14 thanks from 8 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 3rd, @peanuts1956 received 9 thanks from 9 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 4th, @iqgod received 9 thanks from 4 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 5th, @BoltTrader received 7 thanks from 17 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 6th, @TraderNeo received 6 thanks from 18 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 7th, @CfreeZ received 5 thanks from 5 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 8th, @Sandpaddict received 3 thanks from 7 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 9th, @dsulli6 received 2 thanks from 5 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 10th, @rossco received 2 thanks from 2 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 11th, @jmp470 received 2 thanks from 11 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 12th, @fxpro312 received 2 thanks from 1 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 13th, @qwachu received 1 thanks from 8 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 14th, @aBuzz54 received 0 thanks from 1 posts in February in their thread:






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Hi Traders... Let's try this again.. Here is my trading journal



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Hi everybody,

I'm also joining the contest

Please check out my new journal. The idea is that based on the first 30 minutes of the DAX future (9:00-9:30 CET) I take a trade with fixed entry and exit times and with a predefined SL. Based on historical data/statistics. Please see my journal for more information and don't forget to hit the thanks button there



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Posts: 49,733 since Jun 2009
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Congratulations to everyone that is participating so far!

And remember, if you are not writing a journal, we still need your participation by using the "Thanks" button as you read through the various threads written by the authors mentioned in this thread. This is how the challenge winners will be decided.

At this exact moment, here is how it looks for the participators so far...

Journal Challenge February 2021 results (so far):



Total participants: 16

Rules considered by the system:
  • Owner of the journal must submit their journal link in the main event thread
  • Only posts made during the event will be considered, regardless of the date the journal was created
  • Winners are determined by the number of Thanks Received on eligible posts
  • In the event of a tie, the timestamp of the journal submission link will be the tiebreaker (so submit early!)
  • Site Moderators and Site Sponsors are ineligible
  • You are only eligible to win a prize in this event if you have not won any futures io prize during the last three events

Ranked 1st, @SBtrader82 received 116 thanks from 22 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 2nd, @iqgod received 61 thanks from 15 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 3rd, @Mtype received 50 thanks from 18 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 4th, @peanuts1956 received 19 thanks from 12 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 5th, @Deetee received 18 thanks from 9 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 6th, @TraderNeo received 13 thanks from 22 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 7th, @JoeyZaza received 8 thanks from 5 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 8th, @BoltTrader received 7 thanks from 26 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 9th, @CfreeZ received 5 thanks from 5 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 10th, @rossco received 3 thanks from 2 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 11th, @Sandpaddict received 3 thanks from 7 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 12th, @dsulli6 received 2 thanks from 5 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 13th, @jmp470 received 2 thanks from 12 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 14th, @fxpro312 received 2 thanks from 1 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 15th, @qwachu received 1 thanks from 15 posts in February in their thread:




Ranked 16th, @aBuzz54 received 0 thanks from 1 posts in February in their thread:






Thank you to everyone who is participating!

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the money is what kicks in the emotion and causes traders to begin trading erratically and too frequently ( I speak from experience ). If you can learn to trade well for the sake of trading, money will follow.

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I may have to participate in the next challenge, but this has opened up my eyes to the utility of looking through others journals and share learning experience (wisdom)!

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