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Forum: Trading Journals June 17th, 2011, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Big Mike
Sorry to hear the health news. Last year I...

Sorry to hear the health news.

Last year I also had a bit of an unnerving event scare me into getting serious about getting healthy again. So far this year I've lost 32 lbs, I was hoping to reach...
Forum: Trading Journals May 20th, 2011, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Big Mike
:tgif: :chairdance: Mike

:tgif:

:chairdance:

Mike
Forum: Trading Journals May 19th, 2011, 05:51 PM
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Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
There surely are. There are also some people...

There surely are.

There are also some people who have good results using astrology in trading. Now I personally think fibs work better simply because more people use them, making it more likely...
Forum: Trading Journals May 18th, 2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
I strongly disagree. Are you saying you've not...

I strongly disagree. Are you saying you've not benefited from reading someone elses journal on the forum? Because I find that can be a real inspiration of sorts, and a wake up call, of both what...
Forum: Trading Journals May 5th, 2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
How did it go yesterday? Mike

How did it go yesterday?

Mike
Forum: Trading Journals April 30th, 2011, 07:44 PM
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Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
Congrats :) And I'm happy you have sat down...

Congrats :)

And I'm happy you have sat down and re-read your thread, I think that is one of the best things anyone can do who takes the time to journal - re-read your posts so you can learn from...
Forum: Trading Journals April 21st, 2011, 07:14 PM
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Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
Happy Easter! Mike

Happy Easter!

Mike
Forum: Trading Journals April 8th, 2011, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Big Mike
Enjoy your weekend! :tgif: :chairdance: ...

Enjoy your weekend!

:tgif: :chairdance:

Mike
Forum: Trading Journals March 24th, 2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
Excluding extremes, I don't believe there is a...

Excluding extremes, I don't believe there is a right way or wrong way to trade. There is no black/white answer. Just lots of grey. Core principles are to make more than you lose, and to risk a...
Forum: Trading Journals February 24th, 2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
The difference between the bid and ask. Today...

The difference between the bid and ask. Today the spread on CL was wide, usually it is 1 tick but today and last night due to thin order book and fast moving market, spread was 3, 4, 6, sometimes 10...
Forum: Trading Journals January 24th, 2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
Hope you feel better soon. :stickyman: ...

Hope you feel better soon.

:stickyman:

Mike
Forum: Trading Journals January 6th, 2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
I watched it today over lunch. Yes, she is not...

I watched it today over lunch. Yes, she is not exciting but it is only 20 minutes and in the end you should likely be questioning everything. Re-examining your beliefs is never an easy thing, but I...
Forum: Trading Journals November 12th, 2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
No, that feeling has passed and has been replaced...

No, that feeling has passed and has been replaced with a sense of true accomplishment. You, too, can feel that accomplishment after you work through your issues and learn to accept what is happening...
Forum: Trading Journals November 11th, 2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
I remember this type of feeling well in the past....

I remember this type of feeling well in the past. Focus on moving forward each day, each week, each month. Question everything, don't take anything for granted. You will find your way if you stick...
Forum: Trading Journals October 20th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
I would advise against it. I hide mine entirely....

I would advise against it. I hide mine entirely. I want each trade to stand on its own merits and not be influenced by the rest of the day. But, I am human. I do check my pnl tab throughout the...
Forum: Trading Journals October 20th, 2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
Az, Very early on I was already skyping to a...

Az,

Very early on I was already skyping to a trading buddy that CL was just in a 50 tick chop and not to trade. Then an hour before close was my only trade for the day for 100 ticks.

Didn't it...
Forum: Trading Journals October 13th, 2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
Sorry to hear about the losing trade. But, I'd...

Sorry to hear about the losing trade. But, I'd like to submit to you that you were late not because of your house guest, but because you entered the trade late. It's a constant 'battle' to take...
Forum: Trading Journals October 2nd, 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
Exactly right, if you remove psychology from the...

Exactly right, if you remove psychology from the equation and just look at pure math.



Well said. Plays to the first part perfectly. There is the factual/math based side of things, then there...
Forum: Trading Journals September 19th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
Pattern Day Trader rules (25k account) do not...

Pattern Day Trader rules (25k account) do not apply to futures.

Mike
Forum: Trading Journals September 16th, 2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
az, let me ask another short question. No...

az, let me ask another short question. No disrespect here, but I am curious for your answer.

Do you think your sim success was a fluke?

I ask because you've added/changed a lot of behavior,...
Forum: Trading Journals September 16th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
Az, I am curious how your new trading plan,...

Az, I am curious how your new trading plan, risk/reward ratios, daily goals/stop loss limits, etc, compare with the sim account trading at the beginning of this thread that was so successful?

Mike
Forum: Trading Journals September 15th, 2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
The journal is for you. If you aren't honest in...

The journal is for you. If you aren't honest in the journal, you are just fooling yourself. Others will benefit as well because they will relate to what you are going through, and maybe they will...
Forum: Trading Journals September 15th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
:) Almost crapped myself reading it, was funny :)...

:) Almost crapped myself reading it, was funny :)



Spot on.



More good advice :)
Forum: Trading Journals September 10th, 2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
I know that many of us began trading because of...

I know that many of us began trading because of the freedom it promises, such as the ability to spend more time with family (work from home, retire early, etc). But, never lose sight that family is...
Forum: Trading Journals September 4th, 2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 184,347
Posted By Big Mike
Sounds like a good list to put in a signature, so...

Sounds like a good list to put in a signature, so with each post it serves as a reminder... :)

Mike
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