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Forum: Trading Journals October 28th, 2012, 10:15 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
Gary, you remember when you wrote this.... ...

Gary, you remember when you wrote this....
https://futures.io/psychology-money-management/18446-confessions-stories-defeat-lessons-learned.html#post199619

and this.......
Forum: Trading Journals October 21st, 2012, 01:07 AM
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Posted By Deucalion
Greetings from a galaxy far far away, ...

Greetings from a galaxy far far away,

Indulge me for a bit, I am neither as eloquent nor as comprehensive as others (i.e. - Lornz, Fat Tails, Tigertrader, Panda and of course Big Mike) :(

I...
Forum: Trading Journals September 29th, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
"The path to the garden goes through fire of...

"The path to the garden goes through fire of life. Of the few that have the courage (or the foolishnesses) to walk through it, still fewer make it. The spirit of man is made by such foolish people" -...
Forum: Trading Journals August 31st, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
Hang on, if ya gonna do that, try the one and...

Hang on, if ya gonna do that, try the one and only Ensign Windows for the real thing :becky:
Rainbows and all that! Ninja, SC, MC, blah blah no match for the goofy genius of Howard Arrington
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Forum: Trading Journals July 31st, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
Resumed trading for a month now, just don't have...

Resumed trading for a month now, just don't have nothing to say in the forums these days. Summer, while slow, most certainly has had it's opportunities - the longer frames help :)
Forum: Trading Journals July 31st, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
Shit happens, old friend. Don't sweat too much...

Shit happens, old friend. Don't sweat too much about it. Maybe once in a while watch DX on 30M or higher charts (480M), both below - you will be pleasantly surprised at the confluence of risk on risk...
Forum: Trading Journals June 7th, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
One more.............

Beauty in patterns, markets and life....... obviously there are a ton of ways to make money. The popular ones are the ones that have to do with statistics, numbers crunching, record keeping, simple...
Forum: Trading Journals June 7th, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
eudamonia, Thank you - I do okay. The problem...

eudamonia, Thank you - I do okay. The problem with my blog was exactly that, I could not adequately capture things that kept me honest, or kept my hunger high, or kept me cautious. To do that, I...
Forum: Trading Journals June 7th, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Deucalion
Here goes - yesterday, I read (as usual) a bunch...

Here goes - yesterday, I read (as usual) a bunch of self aggrandizing, patronizing garbage on most of the trading journals here. Sorry for being harsh - (not on yours Gary)..That ticks me off, as if...
Forum: Trading Journals June 6th, 2012, 03:41 AM
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Posted By Deucalion
I am afraid plenty of people believe these...

I am afraid plenty of people believe these patterns work, including billion dollar hedge funds that used to employ Larry pesavento and his pattern recognition skills. I was interested in pointing out...
Forum: Trading Journals June 5th, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
LOL, you joker.:jester: Unfortunately...

LOL, you joker.:jester:

Unfortunately yes, I still use NT as MTP is on NT. Ensign is "Steve McQueen" cool. And I have yet to crash Ensign, ever. If NT is the Ford of charting, Ensign is BMW (or...
Forum: Trading Journals June 5th, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
Boring is an interesting take. lets do an...

Boring is an interesting take. lets do an experiment.....consider this 5min es chart from today, these are pesavento patterns (http://ensign.editme.com/pesaventopatterns) on ensign windows.....see if...
Forum: Trading Journals June 5th, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
The conundrum is that even in low liquidity, the...

The conundrum is that even in low liquidity, the ES behaves more symmetrically (even today). Compared to the slaves - CL / YM/ TF etc etc. Looking at the ES now, I think I would have traded the ES...
Forum: Trading Journals June 5th, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
The rise and fall of liquidity...stupid players...

The rise and fall of liquidity...stupid players playing this get killed, market loses liquidity until the next round of fresh meat. Big players will never admit this, but they are too much of a good...
Forum: Trading Journals June 5th, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Deucalion
Spoiler Alert.....I think too much emphasis is...

Spoiler Alert.....I think too much emphasis is placed on inter market correlations in day trading. macro relationships are more optimised on macro time frames. May I suggest more...
Forum: Trading Journals June 1st, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
Gary, this is why I said I made a poor mistake on...

Gary, this is why I said I made a poor mistake on the swing QM exit, because I was looking for a simple (SIMPLE) clear sign to exit. I jumped the gun by over analysing. Leaving about 14K of profit on...
Forum: Trading Journals June 1st, 2012, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Deucalion
See what I mean Gary.....already at 84, 70 next. ...

See what I mean Gary.....already at 84, 70 next.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=75717


The one thing I will take credit for is that in 2008 I started mpving ALL my assets...
Forum: Trading Journals May 31st, 2012, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
We are only as accomplished as our next trade,...

We are only as accomplished as our next trade, which means we are never good enough.

In 5years, I have lost about a quarter mil, gained it back and earn my keep from it, I could lose it all...
Forum: Trading Journals May 30th, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
I pulled early in anticipation of a pin bar on...

I pulled early in anticipation of a pin bar on either DX or CL (neither of materialized). So technically, bad exit. However, I don't really feel bad about this swing trade at all (and that's because...
Forum: Trading Journals May 30th, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
LOL...see...egg on my face.....covered at...

LOL...see...egg on my face.....covered at 89.67ish) this morning, and now she is at 200ticks lower in one session...make me look like a scaredy cat for covering too quickly...amateur. Covering at end...
Forum: Trading Journals May 30th, 2012, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Deucalion
50/50 chance that this accelerates to the...

50/50 chance that this accelerates to the downside (DX to the upside), but no longer interesting (to me). Instead time for me to go back in my hole and see how things go from here. Cover all swing...
Forum: Trading Journals May 25th, 2012, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Deucalion
LOL... ...

LOL...

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=74911

Having said that.....symmetry does show through every once in a while, for us laid back types who like to come out and play only once...
Forum: Trading Journals May 22nd, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
I have been swing short on QM for a while and...

I have been swing short on QM for a while and adding to it. Not that worried about taking some heat on QM, The trend is strong on CL, it is not showing any signs of life as compared to indexes (at...
Forum: Trading Journals May 21st, 2012, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
Talent is nothing, hard work is do-able by all....

Talent is nothing, hard work is do-able by all. And our luck is the same for most of us. So that statement is weighty. I know it well. When one gets out-sized returns from the market...that statement...
Forum: Trading Journals May 9th, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Posted By Deucalion
I expect them to explode the price to 98.50 - 99...

I expect them to explode the price to 98.50 - 99 in the overnight tonight while we all sleep :)

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