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FIO Journal Challenge - April 2021 w/Jigsaw Trading

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Hi guys,

Continuing in the tradition of encouraging journals on FIO, I am announcing a new Journal Challenge for April 2021, sponsored by @Jigsaw Trading!



Prizes -- the top three trading journals will receive:
  • 1st place prize:
    Lifetime Jigsaw Professional ($879)
    Software + Advanced Course

    Learn specific aspects of enhanced Order Flow, plus trade management, trading in different market conditions, and trading without price charts
  • 2nd place prize:
    Lifetime Jigsaw Independent ($579)
    Software + Basic Course

    Beginner course to understand theory of order flow trading, and how to apply it to your trading
  • 3rd place prize:
    One year of Journalytix ($399)

    Real time trade news, cutting edge historical performance analytics, automated real-time trade collection and journaling

About Jigsaw Trading's "Professional Package"

Trading with Order Flow does not just mean defining and refining market entry points. In the advanced modules, we discuss specific aspects of trading that can be enhanced with Order Flow. Managing your trades, trading in different market conditions, reading reversals and trading without price charts (which is what most prop firms do) and scalping are all aspects of trading that can be massively improved with the use of Order Flow. In module 4, we take a look at trade location, what exactly it is you are trying to achieve as a trader (many have never given this much thought) and developing your own style as a trader.

Link:
https://www.jigsawtrading.com/customer-exclusive-trading-education/

About Jigsaw Trading's "Independent Package"

Our beginner level course exclusively available free to all Jigsaw customers. Understand the core theories behind using order flow in trading. Why order flow is useful and how to apply it to your trading. Theory is one thing but it’s practical experience that will take your trading to another level, so in module 2, we discuss trading drills that will give you that ‘aha’ moment in trading.

Link:
https://www.jigsawtrading.com/customer-exclusive-trading-education/

About Journalytix, from Jigsaw Trading

Real time trade news, Trade Statistics and Economic Releases. Cutting edge historical performance analytics and Automated Real Time Trade Collection and journaling.

Link:
https://www.journalytix.me/



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 April 1 and ends April 30 (now May 7). 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, Jigsaw Trading

Please check out Jigsaw Trading's Ask Me Anything thread, where you can ask questions about their product and services, and get a response directly from Peter Davies (Founder):



Special offer to Elite Members

Jigsaw has made special offers available to all futures io Elite Members. You can receive a 10% discount on any Jigsaw Trading daytradr Platform purchase, and you can receive a 10% discount on any Journalytix Automated Statistics & Leaderboard purchase.

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https://futures.io/elite_partner.php?do=process&offerid_13=&offerid_14=1

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Journal Challenge April 2021 results (now extended!):
Competing for $1800 in prizes from Jigsaw
looks_oneMaking a Living with the Microsby sstheo
(172 thanks from 21 posts)
looks_twoSalao's Journalby Salao
(48 thanks from 11 posts)
looks_3Deetee’s DAX Trading Journal (time based)by Deetee
(35 thanks from 16 posts)
looks_4Learning to Profit - A journey in algorithms and optionsby Syntax
(15 thanks from 13 posts)
looks_5Maybe a little bit different journalby Malykubo
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Attention:

We have extended this event by one week, to Friday, May 7th midnight Eastern, due to the data center fire that caused a short delay.


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Making a Living with the Micros

Can someone really make a living trading the micros?

After 15 years of trading futures, I believe I have finally arrived at place I envisioned many years ago: Consistent profitability.

I will share some of the golden nuggets I have found on my journey and how the micros made all the difference.

My next goal is to get to the place where I can make $4,000 per week and withdraw $2,000 of that each Friday, giving an income of $8,000 per month.

Perhaps I can help some others along their path...

sstheo


(please click the "Thanks" on the lower right if you like the journal)


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 Deetee 
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Hello fellow traders,

I'm happy to participate in the journal challenge with my DAX journal.

I started my journal in February of this year, and I have been trying to use historical (30m) data to define the best time-based entry and exit points and SL size. The results are not good yet, but it's a work in progress.

Have a look and please don't forget to hit the THANKS button

Have a great day!!
Cheers,
Deetee


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Everyone,

Due to the data center emergency, @Jigsaw Trading and I have decided to extend this event by one week. The new end date is Friday, May 7, midnight Eastern US.

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Everyone,

Due to the data center emergency, @Jigsaw Trading and I have decided to extend this event by one week. The new end date is Friday, May 7, midnight Eastern US.

Mike

I'm new here, less than a week, is the journal something that has to be purchased from Jigsaw?

Thanks

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I'm new here, less than a week, is the journal something that has to be purchased from Jigsaw?

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No, nothing like that required. Please read post #1 in this thread and it lays out the requirements. The basic requirement is to have a journal on the site, post to it.

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No, nothing like that required. Please read post #1 in this thread and it lays out the requirements. The basic requirement is to have a journal on the site, post to it.

Mike

New to FIO, but it won't let me post my link to my journal since I don't have enough posts. Any way work around for this situation?

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Hi folks,

I've started a new journal to join the competition. You can find it over in the elite sections:



Don't forget to smash that subscribe button and hit the bell ... I mean ... thanks button :sos:

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New to FIO, but it won't let me post my link to my journal since I don't have enough posts. Any way work around for this situation?

No bypass, sorry. Just make a couple more legit posts, in or out of your journal, and then you'll be able to share your journal link here. It has to be posted by you to qualify here, so I can't do it for you.

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Allright, I happened to register almost by mistake and on top of that I paid for membership here. But the community and content here seems really interesting - I just need to explore to find out where to start Honestly - this challenge is quite attractive (as I was considering to switch to futures and jigsaw platform was one of the consiered) so I decided to start a journal which hopefully be something better structured than my notes I made till now I already helped to a lot of people (beginners mostly) in other community, maybe Ill help myself by this journal and maybe - as I will develop in time - it will hopefully helpful to someone else one day.


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I'm in!


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Nice to see some new journals

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Here is my proverbial new trader story. Went deep into biotech & naked options for most of 2020. By December I realized that it wasn't sustainable for me. Luckily I started to learn about micro futures & combines. Only invested $700 into a prop firm before I acknowledged that I wasnt ready. February I joined FIO; been at it in sim land everyday except for the last 2 weeks. Where Ive thrown out my early rules in this journal & testing myself LIVE, to feel everything 100%

There is no technical Easter eggs just good ole self reflective analyzing /recapping & regurgitating wisdoms that Ive absorbed over my incredible 400 day journey lol.





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Well nice I just started with my first ever live trading and was thinking about writing my journal and this competition just kicked me into that. But ... its kinda different one. Lets see what will come from it


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Have been needing to step up my journaling game. Traditionally have only done it in Excel. Looking forward to adding screenshots and additional notes and see how it helps my trading.



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