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Forum: Trading Journals July 5th, 2015, 06:53 AM
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Posted By DbPhoenix
I don't know how many times I said it in the...

I don't know how many times I said it in the book, but the SLA is intended for beginners and fearful traders. As long as one follow the rules, he'll make money. As one might imagine, fearful traders...
Forum: Trading Journals July 4th, 2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 238
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Posted By DbPhoenix
It's been so long that I had forgotten, and I...

It's been so long that I had forgotten, and I didn't know that you had returned to your journal. If you have questions, you'll have to ask them in my thread or use my name somehow.

What I probably...
Forum: Trading Journals May 13th, 2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
Keep in mind that the lines are made possible by...

Keep in mind that the lines are made possible by traders' behavior, not vice-versa. If they hadn't traded the way they did, the lines would not have been possible.

Also note that after your...
Forum: Trading Journals May 13th, 2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
All of which is fine, but if you're looking at...

All of which is fine, but if you're looking at the charts from beginning to end before you start, keep in mind that the figures you're coming up with will change once you begin tracking price from...
Forum: Trading Journals May 12th, 2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
Do you see these charts in toto before you begin...

Do you see these charts in toto before you begin or do you start at the left edge without knowing what's going to happen next?
Forum: Trading Journals May 12th, 2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
A large part of the problem with what one can...

A large part of the problem with what one can tolerate stems from the number of contracts one trades. If one is going through these tests trading only one contract, then it's all or none, yes or no,...
Forum: Trading Journals May 11th, 2015, 05:33 PM
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Posted By DbPhoenix
Regarding your first chart, whether you exit...

Regarding your first chart, whether you exit trades due to deeper retracements will depend in part on how much faith you have in AMT and how much you want to avoid having to re-enter.

If you...
Forum: Trading Journals May 8th, 2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
Some will scream "curve-fitting" and "data...

Some will scream "curve-fitting" and "data mining", but there's nothing wrong with going over the chart again, and recording just how far price goes for you and against you in relation to the line...
Forum: Trading Journals May 8th, 2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
What might you have done to avoid this?

What might you have done to avoid this?
Forum: Trading Journals May 7th, 2015, 02:57 PM
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Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
I should point out that you're doing superior...

I should point out that you're doing superior work. This is what everyone should do and nobody does, or has done (except for Gringo and 40D), though lajax will get to it eventually (the need to do it...
Forum: Trading Journals May 7th, 2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
If you have questions, feel free to ask....

If you have questions, feel free to ask. Otherwise I'm going to leave you alone. I understand what process is about, and you should be given the opportunity to make your own discoveries. Fortunately,...
Forum: Trading Journals May 6th, 2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
There's a way to deal with this in real time....

There's a way to deal with this in real time. Revisit this when you've completed this task.
Forum: Trading Journals May 5th, 2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
I was just testing you to see if you were paying...

I was just testing you to see if you were paying attention:)

It's been a long day. It should read "for example, if you enter a short at "85" and the short should have been entered at "86", your...
Forum: Trading Journals May 5th, 2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
One note of caution: when it comes to these...

One note of caution: when it comes to these recoils, there are going to be times when you really have to clench your teeth and let the trade play out instead of exiting the trade immediately. Part of...
Forum: Trading Journals May 5th, 2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
"Moving against you" will do for these purposes....

"Moving against you" will do for these purposes. "MAE" and "MFE" are merely conveniences. Any hanger will do.

But thank you for your comment.
Forum: Trading Journals May 5th, 2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
This is a blowup of the very beginning of the...

This is a blowup of the very beginning of the earlier chart. This is what you see when you open up your program:

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Forum: Trading Journals May 5th, 2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 238
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Posted By DbPhoenix
Incidentally, about those arrows. They are there...

Incidentally, about those arrows. They are there solely to illustrate their relationship to subsequent hesitations, consolidations, swing highs and lows. They are not actually drawn, much less drawn...
Forum: Trading Journals May 4th, 2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
MAE stands for Maximum Adverse Excursion, though...

MAE stands for Maximum Adverse Excursion, though technically it ought to be Maximum Adverse Incursion since it refers to price's coming back toward your entry. What it means in terms of your trade...
Forum: Trading Journals May 1st, 2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
I also posted these charts for this morning: ...

I also posted these charts for this morning:

These are the sorts of "notes" I make to myself when getting ready to trade. A range is always nice as trading it is so simple. But traders don't...
Forum: Trading Journals May 1st, 2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
One other thing: turn off anything having to do...

One other thing: turn off anything having to do with money, whether gains and losses, wins and losses, percentages of anything, the bid and ask, points earned, etc. All you want to see is the trade....
Forum: Trading Journals May 1st, 2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 25,547
Posted By DbPhoenix
Well, two things. One, you're looking at far too...

Well, two things. One, you're looking at far too much. Two, which is a result of One, is that you're thinking too much. Instead of developing a tactical set for yourself, you're interpreting the...
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