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Forum: Trading Journals March 28th, 2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By ratfink
a final fiveday

Chucked yesterday's gains away on silly Friday Dax hops and jumps to make for a tosh week.

Really, really, really should know better at my age by now. I need to develop a much more professional...
Forum: Trading Journals March 27th, 2014, 02:03 PM
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Posted By ratfink
chop-suey day-glow

Choppy Dax had me for -20T for an unwelcome start to the morning, but fought for a +54T to put it straight in the middle of the session, a decent day after the recent cold spell.

Sad that I still...
Forum: Trading Journals March 27th, 2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By ratfink
i don't, but

I no longer take a CME feed, but do occasionally glance at these for relative purpose....

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=141983

Taken a look over the ledge?
...
Forum: Trading Journals March 25th, 2014, 06:28 AM
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Posted By ratfink
yesterday was

Having man-flu was the excuse, but marrying a single idea was the reason that killed the day. Understood now.

That said, daily action is compromised by some important weekly and monthly levels at...
Forum: Trading Journals March 24th, 2014, 03:42 PM
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Posted By ratfink
Yup, one of 'them' daft days. Tomorrow beckons.

Yup, one of 'them' daft days. Tomorrow beckons.
Forum: Trading Journals March 24th, 2014, 01:51 PM
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Posted By ratfink
man-flu Monday

Woke up with bleary man-flu, did the sensible thing and passed on the trading for the morning session. Finished off some development, did some testing and left it for lunch and a nap.

Came back...
Forum: Trading Journals March 21st, 2014, 07:26 AM
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Posted By ratfink
no fan of witches

I'm no fan of typical Friday plus witch action and had a couple of data and platform issues so an hour will do for me today, two trades only, 1 each way, +18, +10 for a net +28T, covers yesterday's...
Forum: Trading Journals March 20th, 2014, 06:11 PM
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Posted By ratfink
useful learning again

Finished the full session off just -20T, so nobody died.

Bit of a learning and dumb revelation day, as by the evening I realised a huge part of the problem was the focus I put into ultra-short...
Forum: Trading Journals March 20th, 2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 352
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Posted By ratfink
Sums it up nicely I think. I've been system...

Sums it up nicely I think. I've been system building for a good while now and really need to spend the next couple of months just being a user, not a developer. Actually rest of year/trading career I...
Forum: Trading Journals March 20th, 2014, 09:58 AM
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Posted By ratfink
A lot, thanks for good input Bob.

A lot, thanks for good input Bob.
Forum: Trading Journals March 20th, 2014, 08:36 AM
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Posted By ratfink
I can relate well to that, and although I know I...

I can relate well to that, and although I know I have good edges I get easily distracted, lose focus and zone in on the latest piece of the puzzle while ignoring the bigger picture that I should...
Forum: Trading Journals March 19th, 2014, 12:08 PM
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Posted By ratfink
self sorting with care - but not yet confidence

It has always been about the psychology for me and continues to be so. One aspect I have never thought about before was CARE - yes that's right, just being plain damn careful, boring isn't it?

I...
Forum: Trading Journals March 18th, 2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By ratfink
Sent.

Sent.
Forum: Trading Journals March 18th, 2014, 08:25 AM
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Posted By ratfink
A bit further north of posh cricket land, a beer...

A bit further north of posh cricket land, a beer sounds good but I'm with my son in soggy Brizzle this weekend, I'll pm/email you.
Forum: Trading Journals March 18th, 2014, 04:47 AM
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Posted By ratfink
It's a fun thought, if not a tad dangerous..... ...

It's a fun thought, if not a tad dangerous.....

Anyway, woke up this morning with: https://futures.io/psychology-money-management/31068-rationality-trading-found-nested-knot.html#post397172

And...
Forum: Trading Journals March 17th, 2014, 11:57 AM
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Posted By ratfink
slowing becoming more selective

(Moved out of the Lumosity thread into here.)

I have cut down the number of trades dramatically and am now asymptotically approaching an average that easily meets the target of this journal - it's...
Forum: Trading Journals March 17th, 2014, 09:31 AM
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Posted By ratfink
alright for what it was

Three hours of rank chop on Fdax, accepted it for what it was and scalped +36T out of it, covers lunch anyway. Looks like it's setting up for a larger leg but then it has all morning, the little...
Forum: Trading Journals March 14th, 2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By ratfink
making 'what if' space

Making 'What If' space - yesterday I saw a wedge that was nothing like a wedge, for several reasons (including blind stupids), but also because there is only a limited concept of 'What If' in chart...
Forum: Trading Journals March 13th, 2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By ratfink
Might become an interesting wedge if it can break...

Might become an interesting wedge if it can break out, it's closed the gap at 9122 and is trying to hold a very important daily extension. Still a work in progress with no confirmation as yet so it...
Forum: Trading Journals March 10th, 2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 33,951
Posted By ratfink
today's job

Today's job was exactly this.

https://futures.io/off-topic/30967-life-golf-balls-beer.html#post395386

So thanks for posting a great story and reminder of what is really important. :)
Forum: Trading Journals March 9th, 2014, 12:17 PM
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Posted By ratfink
been a while, all's good on the western front

Haven't had to get a job as a stripper yet, am continuing to consolidate my graphical computing engine, have now accepted that less mid-week information from the interwebs and more sleep is better...
Forum: Trading Journals February 12th, 2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 33,951
Posted By ratfink
self sorting to do

After much recent thinking I have decided to focus on some serious self and system development for at least the next couple of months. I reckon I spend too much time reading all the posts on...
Forum: Trading Journals February 11th, 2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 33,951
Posted By ratfink
Permanently. But in a good way, really, I think....

Permanently. But in a good way, really, I think. :)

I would not like to have to give up, but I will face that decision if needed and retire gracefully, albeit with pride hurt, would be telling...
Forum: Trading Journals February 11th, 2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By ratfink
I think the flaw in your concept is the word...

I think the flaw in your concept is the word 'rule'. My problem is that I still have limited understanding of that concept and, until I get it, no system of 'rules' will make a blind bit of...
Forum: Trading Journals February 10th, 2014, 05:56 PM
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Views: 33,951
Posted By ratfink
Still trading and not given up, but it's a fair...

Still trading and not given up, but it's a fair assessment, caught red-handed in fact. I had taken several steps back to review (yet again) my approach. I totally struggle with sticking to a plan...
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