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Forum: Trading Journals June 21st, 2016, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Adamus
New impetus

It seems like no time but 2 years have flown by since my last trading attempts. A demanding full-time job and two young children ate up all my free time so trading hasn't been a possibility. Now that...
Forum: Trading Journals February 12th, 2014, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Adamus
The Zig-zag indie gets me the swing points, but...

The Zig-zag indie gets me the swing points, but it doesn't any more than that, so it leaves the calculation to me to work out if the swing points are all heading up or down or whatever. And actually...
Forum: Trading Journals February 10th, 2014, 05:50 AM
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Posted By Adamus
Thanks v. much for reminding me of the Zig-Zag...

Thanks v. much for reminding me of the Zig-Zag indicator. If it's well-coded it might just save me a lot of time coding up something similar from scratch.

re your psychological journey - I can...
Forum: Trading Journals February 7th, 2014, 09:41 AM
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Posted By Adamus
I'm totally open to suggestion. I figure that my...

I'm totally open to suggestion. I figure that my definition of trend or range or neither (as above) is as simple as I can get it. I've got trend direction and strength in there, and ranges. You think...
Forum: Trading Journals February 6th, 2014, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Adamus
WilleeMac - I just searched on google. Don't...

WilleeMac - I just searched on google. Don't remember exactly what the link was, just put a few search words in, you're bound to find it on the first page. But as I said above, the guy didn't reveal...
Forum: Trading Journals February 6th, 2014, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Adamus
Ah OK, didn't see you'd just joined until now. I...

Ah OK, didn't see you'd just joined until now. I think you just have to make 5 posts and then the restrictions are removed - a precaution against Vietnamese / Russian spam attacks. Last time I looked...
Forum: Trading Journals February 5th, 2014, 06:21 AM
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Posted By Adamus
Hi Psy I checked out his topdog website...

Hi Psy

I checked out his topdog website briefly but I couldn't actually find anything to describe what he advocates, if there's anything there it's completely buried behind the advertising and...
Forum: Trading Journals February 4th, 2014, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Adamus
A trend, a range, or neither

I'm still going over the 2013 setups and I am still finding more and more price action that I need to define. This time it's really elementary: market state - is the market in a trend or a range?...
Forum: Trading Journals January 7th, 2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Adamus
Psych stuff

Very salient psych stuff which I've culled from Lance Beggs on his YTC blog where he talks about being fit to take re-entries after getting stopped out...
Forum: Trading Journals January 7th, 2014, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Adamus
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year all you traders out there reading this!

Had to do my tax return for 2012/13 as my input to my plans for 2014 and it was a shock to the system to discover I had conveniently...
Forum: Trading Journals December 12th, 2013, 07:46 AM
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Posted By Adamus
More review & analysis

This is the first setup I've marked in what is rapidly becoming quicksand under my feet.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=130996
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Forum: Trading Journals December 9th, 2013, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Adamus
Currently starting a massive review

It always takes me ages when I'm starting something new and I've just started a review of 2013's YTC PAT setups as part of a plan to give myself the confidence I'm sorely lacking. Of course it's...
Forum: Trading Journals November 22nd, 2013, 07:56 AM
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Posted By Adamus
2013-11-21 Thursday late EU / early US session

Only had about an hour's screen time watching the market ranging with a passion between 1.3455 and '77.

Then I had to leave suddenly to take care of some family stuff and that was it for the day. ...
Forum: Trading Journals November 21st, 2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 103,913
Posted By Adamus
Yes, fiendish. I normally take a look at the...

Yes, fiendish. I normally take a look at the trade from the other bias just to make sure I'm not missing anything, but it didn't occur to me to do that here. :der:
Forum: Trading Journals November 21st, 2013, 06:28 AM
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Views: 103,913
Posted By Adamus
SNAFU - confession time

This is probably not a fun read so if you, a futures.io (formerly BMT) forum reader, like stories of profits and success, you can happily skip this post.

I have to detail some of this stuff here...
Forum: Trading Journals November 20th, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Posted By Adamus
2013-11-20 Wednesday late European / early US session

Position size: 2 x US$50K
Max risk per trade: 10 points (both parts) / 1% real money account size
Daily time-out: -20 points
Daily full stop: -40 points
Physical state: Fine, hungry again....
Forum: Trading Journals November 19th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Adamus
2013-11-19 Tuesday late EU/early US session

Position size: 2 x US$50K
Max risk per trade: 10 points (both parts) / 1% real money account size
Daily time-out: -20 points
Daily full stop: -40 points
Physical state: Good
Mental: OK
Fatigue:...
Forum: Trading Journals November 17th, 2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 103,913
Posted By Adamus
Trying different chart mark-ups

Credit to Bacon for the colour scheme

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=128951
Forum: Trading Journals November 15th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Adamus
2013-11-15 Friday late session

Had to have those 3 together - put the one from yesterday in there too. Hopefully I won't let myself ignore them again.


Position size: 2 x US$50K
Max risk per trade: 10 points (both parts) / 1%...
Forum: Trading Journals November 15th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Adamus
I'm going to stick this up here so I don't forget...

I'm going to stick this up here so I don't forget about it - davesmith made me aware yesterday's sell-off found support right at an area of consolidation before the big volatility hit on Wednesday....
Forum: Trading Journals November 15th, 2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 103,913
Posted By Adamus
Thanks. It keels over when I connect to...

Thanks. It keels over when I connect to Interactive Brokers though. So I can get it up and running with the workspace, no problem, but then making the connection causes it to freeze.

I think I...
Forum: Trading Journals November 15th, 2013, 05:29 AM
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Posted By Adamus
Ninjatrader is currently belly-up so while trying...

Ninjatrader is currently belly-up so while trying different ways of getting it going I've also got more to add to yesterday's review.

Lessons Learnt

First thing is trading is a bit like bomb...
Forum: Trading Journals November 14th, 2013, 05:00 AM
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Posted By Adamus
2013-11-14 Thursday early session

Can't put it more unambiguously. A corollary to that is:




Position size: 2 x US$50K
Max risk per trade: 10 points (both parts) / 1% real money account size
Daily time-out: -20 points
Daily...
Forum: Trading Journals November 13th, 2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 103,913
Posted By Adamus
Thinking about this post...

Thinking about this post (https://futures.io/trading-journals/10497-trading-spot-fx-euro-using-price-action-19.html#post335026) again after looking at the day's chart after my setup 7 earlier.
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Forum: Trading Journals November 13th, 2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 103,913
Posted By Adamus
2013-11-13 Wednesday early session

So in terms of my plan that means (a) stick to the plan and (b) don't take entries where there's too much doubt


Position size: 2 x US$50K
Max risk per trade: 10 points (both parts) / 1% real...
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