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Forum: Trading Journals October 17th, 2017, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Maelstrom
Early trade

ES trade before the open, break of consolidation. Took more heat than I would have liked, not surprising taking the first break like that, but got out with +5 ticks. Waiting for direction now.
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Forum: Trading Journals October 17th, 2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Maelstrom
Sometimes journals are like old photos.....

.... and make you say, "what the hell was I thinking" lol.

Spent some time this morning going through this one, and other old posts, and it has been interesting to say the least -
even a little...
Forum: Trading Journals April 8th, 2013, 01:45 PM
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Posted By Maelstrom
peterg

peterg,

Thanks for the post once again - a few questions for you...

How do you define exhaustion in a trend or move?

With the chart we both used there, it is relatively easy to "see" a...
Forum: Trading Journals April 5th, 2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Maelstrom
Tick or volume charts are my preference, although...

Tick or volume charts are my preference, although of course have used time based and other charts in the past.

They have always just seemed to provide a clearer flow to the market for me with the...
Forum: Trading Journals April 5th, 2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,734
Posted By Maelstrom
Overview

...and overview of the day (04/04)

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=107873
Forum: Trading Journals April 5th, 2013, 09:54 PM
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Posted By Maelstrom
Good point on the live calls.... Chart below...

Good point on the live calls....

Chart below with the time frame you were asking about... let me know if there is anything that is unclear.

Thanks
M
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Forum: Trading Journals April 5th, 2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Maelstrom
I did - both were pretty outstanding days. Wed...

I did - both were pretty outstanding days. Wed was able to stay with the downtrend for several trades, and yesterday not quite as easy, but still a good day.

As for your questions, no, it is not...
Forum: Trading Journals April 2nd, 2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,734
Posted By Maelstrom
Stupid

Sloppy, stupid trade.... this is one that I SHOULD have had my ass handed to me for. Late entry, just wrong wrong wrong.

Chalking it up to not paying attention to what I should. May be done for...
Forum: Trading Journals April 2nd, 2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Maelstrom
Experiment......

.... failed.

Will go into more details on my thought process on that one, or lack thereof.

Though the trade actually lost 10 or 11 ticks, true loss with opportunity was more like 60 ticks.
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Forum: Trading Journals April 2nd, 2013, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Maelstrom
Random thoughts

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=107402
Forum: Trading Journals April 2nd, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Maelstrom
https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=107...

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=107401
Forum: Trading Journals April 2nd, 2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Maelstrom
Yup...

Still in it.... probably a very dumb thing to do, but looking at something a little different this morning.

Logical exit was a couple of ticks above yesterdays high, or the reversal from that...
Forum: Trading Journals April 2nd, 2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Maelstrom
Short

Short from 96.40, stop 96.58.

Don't like that setup, but it was there, so took it.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=107380
Forum: Trading Journals April 2nd, 2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,734
Posted By Maelstrom
Interesting

Ok peterg,

You got me interested. Watching the market this morning, reviewing your charts, and putting some notes on there.

Could be wrong, but is that an a-b-c structure right at where I am...
Forum: Trading Journals April 1st, 2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,734
Posted By Maelstrom
Confessions of a wannabe perfectionist

So, been working my butt off for the last 13 days straight - finally have a day off Sunday (yesterday). No kids, nothing to do but relax, so what do I decide to do - that's right! Look at charts!
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Forum: Trading Journals April 1st, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Maelstrom
Promised myself

I promised myself I would keep up this journal, regardless of my schedule, so - here it is. Don't know if it is providing any value to anyone but myself, but that is good enough.

Work obligations...
Forum: Trading Journals March 27th, 2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Maelstrom
Recap

Notes on chart - shouldn't have traded earlier in the day knowing that I wouldn't be able to trade the whole day, and took a small loss for the day.

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Forum: Trading Journals March 27th, 2013, 11:43 PM
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Posted By Maelstrom
Guess it is harder to explain than do

peterg,

Was planning (and still am) to clarify a few things with my trading, and found it is quite a bit more difficult to try to explain something than actually doing it. Of course, not that you...
Forum: Trading Journals March 27th, 2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Maelstrom
peterg, Ah, I can see now, I have not been...

peterg,

Ah, I can see now, I have not been clear on my entries at all.... I will go into more detail on those tonight when I get back home.

As for the first trade.... good catch! I was hoping...
Forum: Trading Journals March 27th, 2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Maelstrom
Out -1

too risky.

Looking like right direction, just bad timing.
Forum: Trading Journals March 27th, 2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Maelstrom
Short

Chart attached. Had a couple of requests for chart markers - don't like having them on because they clutter the chart, but there you go.

20 mins to Inventories.... will see where price is at...
Forum: Trading Journals March 27th, 2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By Maelstrom
And out....

-11 ticks.

Next!
Forum: Trading Journals March 27th, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Maelstrom
Stop adjusted

Stop moved up to 95.82

Inventories in an hour - let's see what happens
Forum: Trading Journals March 27th, 2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,734
Posted By Maelstrom
Have some time this morning....

Long trade from 95.92

M

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=106958
Forum: Trading Journals March 27th, 2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,734
Posted By Maelstrom
Manually.

Manually.
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