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Forum: Trading Journals Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By NW Trader
Off to a bad start

Well this is a sad story, but will be familiar to anyone who's been doing this for awhile. Today's short, sad story is entirely about lack of discipline.

This morning I started out in CL as usual....
Forum: Trading Journals July 12th, 2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By NW Trader
End of a flat and disappointing week

The long and the short of it for this week is that I ended up with a $12.50 gross loss, but after calculating in commissions it was a bigger loss than that.

I have just felt out of sync with the...
Forum: Trading Journals July 12th, 2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By NW Trader
I'm certainly no market wizard, but your results...

I'm certainly no market wizard, but your results today look very good! Must be on the right path.
Forum: Trading Journals July 11th, 2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By NW Trader
Sounds like a well thought out plan. Don't get...

Sounds like a well thought out plan. Don't get impatient, let the trades come to you and, most important, don't forget the Number 8 part of your plan!!
Forum: Trading Journals July 11th, 2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By NW Trader
Globex and another scratch day

Over the past few months I have occasionally traded off hours (Globex) on a Sim account just to see what it was like. I found that most markets are slooooooow and sometimes erratic and I assume that...
Forum: Trading Journals July 10th, 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By NW Trader
Out of Sync

This was a day when I was not in sync with the markets. Of course, the YM was thrown out of whack just before I sat down at the computer this morning when Powell hinted at interest rate cuts. I had...
Forum: Platforms and Indicators July 9th, 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By NW Trader
I traded futures decades ago (when we had to...

I traded futures decades ago (when we had to manually make our charts from WSJ info & phone orders to the broker!) and also traded Forex when it first became popular. I was not successful either time...
Forum: Trading Journals July 9th, 2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By NW Trader
Very impressive right out of the gate! Keep it...

Very impressive right out of the gate! Keep it up!
:yo:
Forum: Trading Journals July 9th, 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By NW Trader
Opening Range Play

Today is one of my short days in which I only have from about 0545-0700 to trade. With only an hour, sometimes I don't even find a trade. This morning, however, I found 4 trades.

CL opens at 0600...
Forum: Trading Journals July 8th, 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By NW Trader
Grinding out Monday

Today was definitely a grinder. In short, I was up, I was down, rinse, repeat! At the end of the session I was at a Gross P/L of exactly zero, which means only my broker profited today. I have had...
Forum: Trading Journals July 5th, 2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By NW Trader
Attitude Adjustment

In retrospect, I think today was a lesson in starting out trading with the wrong attitude. This is the end of my 3rd week back on Live trading and I wanted to end strong. Last week I booked over...
Forum: Trading Journals July 3rd, 2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By NW Trader
Pre-Holiday melancholy

Like most pre-holiday, shortened hours trading days, today's markets seemed to lack any real energy or direction. I have read that some traders skip these days altogether because the markets don't...
Forum: Trading Journals July 2nd, 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By NW Trader
Short but profitable day

Today is one of two days per week when I have to go to work early. On these days I only have from about 0600 to 0700 to trade. In only 1 hour, sometimes I get one or two setups and sometimes I get...
Forum: Trading Journals July 1st, 2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By NW Trader
Bizarre day

Well this was definitely an odd day. Not for any market reason, but for my astounding lack of discipline. Oh, it worked out okay but sometimes I amaze myself -- and not in a good way!

I started...
Forum: Feedback and Announcements July 1st, 2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By NW Trader
NW Trader's Journal

https://futures.io/trading-journals/47125-nw-trader-s-journal.html#post719877

Thanks to Big Mike and NinjaTrader for sponsoring the challenge.
Forum: Trading Journals June 29th, 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By NW Trader
Appreciate the information. Since Iíve already...

Appreciate the information. Since Iíve already made the change, Iíll stick with what Iíve got.
Forum: Trading Journals June 29th, 2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By NW Trader
NW Trader's Journal

I just started a journal a few days ago in the Elite Journal forum, but I am starting a new one here so I can be included in Big Mike's journal competition. I do believe that journaling brings an...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management June 27th, 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,968
Posted By NW Trader
Define your strategy and set loss limits

I have only about 6 setups that I trade and that by itself limits the number of trades available to me during the day because only so many will appear. I think if you define your strategy by...
Forum: Traders Hideout December 15th, 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By NW Trader
Tax Record Keeping for US traders

I see a few old threads here, but nothing current. Trading futures (and in my case stock options) means that new forms and records must be filed with my income tax. I find online some recommendations...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions November 23rd, 2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By NW Trader
Working for my broker?

Today was a short trading day, markets only open until noon or so. Got into several trades, CL, NG, YM, won some, lost some and by the end of the morning I was down about $20 plus my commissions....
Forum: Beginners and Introductions November 21st, 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By NW Trader
Yeah, I also edited to my original post to...

Yeah, I also edited to my original post to include the fact that the run-up was a reaction to an unexpectedly low inventory report that broke about 5 minutes before it was scheduled to be released. I...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions November 21st, 2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By NW Trader
Power of Persistence

Well, I had read that the Thanksgiving week was thin and erratic for trading, but I wanted to give it a whirl anyway. On Monday and Tuesday I only had a little time before I had to go to work, but I...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions November 19th, 2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By NW Trader
Real Money Trading continues...

Ah, Ireland, the homeland of my ancestors. I have not yet had the privilege of visiting, but perhaps someday.

Everything I am about to say is based on a lot of study, some common sense and very...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions November 5th, 2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By NW Trader
Intro & First Day off Sim

Well I've been getting the message that I've been a member for xx days and haven't posted, but I haven't had much to share as yet. But today I put on my "big boy britches" and switched from Sim to...
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