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Forum: Trading Journals 8 Hours Ago
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Worry is often a symptom of imperfect information

"Worry is often a symptom of imperfect information." - Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky.

Now that I'm swing trading ETFs, I worry about gaps. Yes, I'm going to get stung by gaps here...
Forum: Trading Journals 22 Hours Ago
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Thursday 27 Apr 2017 ==================== ...

Thursday 27 Apr 2017
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On Tuesday, while I was on the road, I closed out the second half of my DUST position (Short Gold Miners 3x) for a tidy gain. Left a bit on the table--I...
Forum: Trading Journals April 22nd, 2017
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Friday 21 Apr 2017 ================== 15...

Friday 21 Apr 2017
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15 minutes before the 9ET open. Poor little CL wants to get up off the mat. Does it have what it takes?
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Forum: Trading Journals April 20th, 2017
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Thursday 20 Apr 2017 ==================== ...

Thursday 20 Apr 2017
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The market taketh and the market giveth. Well, obviously I got steam-rolled yesterday in Crude. That was awesome! My position sizing was accounting...
Forum: Trading Journals April 19th, 2017
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Tuesday 18 Apr 2017 =================== ...

Tuesday 18 Apr 2017
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Thank you immensely muttoez. This is by far the most informative reading I've done on this topic, and it is incredibly helpful.

I have a few...
Forum: Trading Journals April 17th, 2017
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
ES, ZN, CL, GC swing analysis

Sunday 16 Apr 2017
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The following are my swing-trading analysis for ES, ZN, CL, and GC, heading into the week of Apr 17 - 21.

ES
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On the ES continuous contract, we see...
Forum: Trading Journals April 13th, 2017
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Thursday 13 Apr 2017 ==================== ...

Thursday 13 Apr 2017
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5:10 AM

As expected, CL took a breather yesterday and broke the lower boundary of its up channel. For now the usual options are on the table. We...
Forum: Trading Journals April 12th, 2017
Replies: 161
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Wednesday 12 Apr 2017 ===================== ...

Wednesday 12 Apr 2017
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4:43 AM.

CL's long run up has stayed remarkably tight and clean. The channel can't hold forever, and when it breaks it is more likely to break the...
Forum: Trading Journals April 7th, 2017
Replies: 161
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Thursday 06 Apr 2017 ==================== ...

Thursday 06 Apr 2017
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This morning I was again intending to favor longs and be cautious with shorts, with buying dominating overnight. I had my eye on 51.50 for support, but I...
Forum: Trading Journals April 5th, 2017
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Wednesday 05 Apr 2017 ===================== ...

Wednesday 05 Apr 2017
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Yesterday's CL intraday trading yielded -2 ticks overall. Nothing particularly interesting to show in my chart there. Today CL is continuing its float...
Forum: Trading Journals April 1st, 2017
Replies: 161
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Friday 31 Mar 2017 ================== I...

Friday 31 Mar 2017
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I got one scalp in CL this morning for 8 ticks profit, picture at bottom.

I also managed to enter a position in UGL (2x long gold ETF) at the close on a...
Forum: Trading Journals March 31st, 2017
Replies: 161
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
ain't nothin but an etf party

For my ETF swing trading experiment, to start I'm going to focus on US Equities, Oil, Gold, and US 20yr Bonds. I've selected these because they all have Long/Short ETFs with reasonable volume at a...
Forum: Trading Journals March 30th, 2017
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Thursday 30 Mar 2017 ==================== ...

Thursday 30 Mar 2017
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Been noticing this more often lately, where the overnight session will track one channel out, and then the RTH session will flip the script and start a...
Forum: Trading Journals March 28th, 2017
Replies: 161
Views: 6,687
Posted By FlyingMonkey
The sleeper must awaken.

Tuesday 28 Mar 2017
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The most important thing I'm working on right now ... is sleep. Crazy to say it. But if I can't get my sleep schedule to a place that gives me a couple...
Forum: Trading Journals March 24th, 2017
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Views: 59,226
Posted By FlyingMonkey
I find the bias PNFs interesting. That's my vote...

I find the bias PNFs interesting. That's my vote but don't keep em coming on my word only.
Forum: Trading Journals March 24th, 2017
Replies: 161
Views: 6,687
Posted By FlyingMonkey
Beautiful dogs, man. Give them lots of love. ...

Beautiful dogs, man. Give them lots of love. Pocket's buddy Dandy is still doing his thing. This little guy is not a rescue.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=230412
Forum: Trading Journals March 24th, 2017
Replies: 161
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Pocket

Friday 24 Mar 2017
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My dog Pocket, a 45-pound black lab / maybe shepherd mix, had to be put down on Wednesday. I had her since I was in my mid-20s. Rescued her when she was...
Forum: Trading Journals March 22nd, 2017
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Good stuff, Ron, thank you. Jacob

Good stuff, Ron, thank you.

Jacob
Forum: Trading Journals February 7th, 2017
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Posted By FlyingMonkey
Kindness

Just gave a random old guy a ride to the post office on my way to work. Wasnt goin his way but saw the disappointment when i told him no so I pulled up again and said hop in. Dude named norman with...
Forum: Trading Journals February 7th, 2017
Replies: 161
Views: 6,687
Posted By FlyingMonkey
No trades yesterday. Not a good showing for me...

No trades yesterday. Not a good showing for me today. I traded tired. Didn't really realize it until later in the morning, but my head was groggy. Still congested from illness weeks ago. I don't...
Forum: Trading Journals February 3rd, 2017
Replies: 161
Views: 6,687
Posted By FlyingMonkey
wanted: one creedo

Friday 03 Feb 2017
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Decided to sleep through NFP and wait for the open. Here's a new chart since the 120-min has looked much the same for a while.
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Forum: Trading Journals February 3rd, 2017
Replies: 161
Views: 6,687
Posted By FlyingMonkey
Heheheh, well, I don't want to sound too much...

Heheheh, well, I don't want to sound too much like an NT8-defender here, but I didn't mean my post to come off as a "throw NT8 under the bus" post, so I'll clarify. NT8 does do some annoying/weird...
Forum: Trading Journals February 3rd, 2017
Replies: 161
Views: 6,687
Posted By FlyingMonkey
Thanks for the support Danny! Really appreciate...

Thanks for the support Danny! Really appreciate it.

One of the marvelous things about trading .... it's all on you the trader, no matter what happens. The buck always stops with you.

Moving...
Forum: Trading Journals February 2nd, 2017
Replies: 161
Views: 6,687
Posted By FlyingMonkey
Feb 2 2017

Thursday 02 Feb 2017
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We're finally starting to get somewhere, maybe. CL is looking for a break above 54.25 and take a peek outside this range.

Seems inevitable at this...
Forum: Trading Journals February 1st, 2017
Replies: 161
Views: 6,687
Posted By FlyingMonkey
I did not touch that stop inappropriately

A little bit late on the analysis today, but for posterity here is the current look at the 120-min as of noon eastern.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=226010


Pre-open we were...
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