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Forum: Trading Journals Yesterday, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Zachary Standley
Goals Met

This post is going to be a long one. Lost 5.25 points in the MES today.

At the open, price was on the edge of a bullish breakout. I had prepped for this scenario earlier and thought it was...
Forum: Trading Journals May 23rd, 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
Lost 5.5 points in the MES today (SIM) For...

Lost 5.5 points in the MES today (SIM)

For my first trade, I entered short 10 minutes after the open on a bearish breakout. My hypothesis for the bearish breakout scenario was that price had the...
Forum: Trading Journals May 22nd, 2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
I forgot to make this clear! I am not trading...

I forgot to make this clear! I am not trading live. I stopped trading live last Friday, because honestly I know I have no business trading real money with next to no evidence of being consistent in...
Forum: Trading Journals May 22nd, 2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
No trades today. I sat on my hands and...

No trades today.

I sat on my hands and watched OrderFlow intently for a couple of hours, but there were no solid break-out opportunities. There were two moments where price came close to...
Forum: Trading Journals May 21st, 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
I lost 2.75 points in the MES today: 266048 ...

I lost 2.75 points in the MES today:

266048

I actually waited for confirmation to enter this trade through OrderFlow after realizing yesterday that I've been trading what I think should happen...
Forum: Trading Journals May 20th, 2019, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Zachary Standley
It turns out I'm very uneducated when it comes to...

It turns out I'm very uneducated when it comes to volume profile. I'm just learning about how to categorize these days now, and I have a lot of lingo to learn.
Forum: Trading Journals May 20th, 2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
Lost 8.25 points in the MES: 265987 ...

Lost 8.25 points in the MES:

265987

Stuck to the program. I went for a bearish breakout 10 minutes after the open and got stopped out fast for a 4 point loss. The rationale behind taking this...
Forum: Trading Journals May 19th, 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
That's the kind of reply I want to receive. Your...

That's the kind of reply I want to receive. Your honesty is more than appreciated. :D Thank you, mgcharl

I know that meditation and having discipline won't matter if I don't have edge, but I think...
Forum: Trading Journals May 18th, 2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
Journal Review

Last night, I went through my entire journal. It wasn't an easy task because a lot of my posts are dense and long, so I did skim the much longer posts and looked for the most important element(s) of...
Forum: Trading Journals May 17th, 2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
Live losers in the MNQ

Live MNQ Trading

On my first trade, I lost 5 points. On my second trade, I lost 4.75 points. -9.75 points to finish the trading day. (-$19.50, not including commissions)

I was watching the MNQ...
Forum: Trading Journals May 16th, 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 140
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Posted By Zachary Standley
I have to keep doing it, the only other option is...

I have to keep doing it, the only other option is to trade terribly and I don't want to do that anymore. Lol!

We'll see how long I hold up for. I imagine there will be lapses in discipline, but I...
Forum: Trading Journals May 16th, 2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
Self Improvement and Trading

The last two weeks have been different for me as far as my trading goes, and as far as where my mind is. I feel more in control of myself than I ever have been in my life, because I've cut out a few...
Forum: Trading Journals May 16th, 2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
MNQ Live Trading I took one trade this...

MNQ Live Trading

I took one trade this morning and gained 14.5 points (+$28.50). A 6% gain:

265845

I woke up this morning and instantly remembered that I was live trading today. There was...
Forum: Trading Journals May 15th, 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
I'm going to try my hand at live trading the MNQ...

I'm going to try my hand at live trading the MNQ tomorrow morning. I want to see how I hold up under pressure, and I'm willing to lose some money to do so. I'll be trading exactly the way I have been...
Forum: Trading Journals May 15th, 2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
MES Trading On my first trade, I lost 4...

MES Trading

On my first trade, I lost 4 points. On my second trade, I gained 9.5 points. 5.5+ points on the day:

265800

As you can see, I got creative with my chart background. It's...
Forum: Trading Journals May 14th, 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,082
Posted By Zachary Standley
You're welcome Salao, anytime. As for your trade...

You're welcome Salao, anytime. As for your trade today, I noticed that we took very similar positions. I got in the market earlier, but we closed within ~5-10 minutes of each other. It's cool to see...
Forum: Trading Journals May 14th, 2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
On my 1st trade, I lost 3.75 points. On my 2nd...

On my 1st trade, I lost 3.75 points. On my 2nd trade, I gained 4 points. +1 tick to finish the day.

Unfortunately though, I broke my most important rule. I closed my second trade manually, instead...
Forum: Trading Journals May 13th, 2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,082
Posted By Zachary Standley
You've been doing excellent lately, so don't let...

You've been doing excellent lately, so don't let this loss overshadow that fact. It seems to me that you weren't thinking straight this morning- I don't know how much you usually risk, but your first...
Forum: Trading Journals May 13th, 2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
MES Trading On my 1st trade I lost 5 points,...

MES Trading

On my 1st trade I lost 5 points, and on my 2nd trade I gained 12 points. +7 points to end the day.

During-trade-SS of the second trade:

265725

End result:
Forum: Trading Journals May 10th, 2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
-$17.07 in the Micro E-Mini ES. It was a...

-$17.07 in the Micro E-Mini ES.

It was a fantastic day to trade in the Micro ES. Unfortunately, I just wasn't up to the task. I woke up very late at 9am because I couldn't get to sleep last night....
Forum: Trading Journals May 9th, 2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
+$27.11 in the Micro E-Mini ES. +$1.25 trading it...

+$27.11 in the Micro E-Mini ES. +$1.25 trading it live (lol).

265636

I had a really hard time getting into my meditation this morning. I had a dream about someone last night, and then when I...
Forum: Trading Journals May 8th, 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
-$31.64 in the Micro E-Mini ES. It was an...

-$31.64 in the Micro E-Mini ES.

It was an acceptable trading day. I did everything that I was supposed to do with the exception of one thing that I'll bring up soon. I meditated for a little under...
Forum: Trading Journals May 7th, 2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,082
Posted By Zachary Standley
Fantastic trading Salao! Keep doing what you're...

Fantastic trading Salao! Keep doing what you're doing :D
Forum: Trading Journals May 7th, 2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
+$1.29 for the day. On my first trade, I made 7...

+$1.29 for the day. On my first trade, I made 7 ticks. On the second trade, I lost 10 ticks, and on the third, I gained 6 ticks, leaving me with 3 ticks of gain. Including commissions, I'm left with...
Forum: Trading Journals May 6th, 2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Zachary Standley
-$207.28 in my pure discretion account. ...

-$207.28 in my pure discretion account.

Despite the major loss, it's been a beautiful day. It's finally getting bright, warm and sunny up here in Maine, so after my losses, I decided to go for a...
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