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Forum: Trading Journals May 21st, 2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Salao
In my opinion, today was a tough day to trade. I...

In my opinion, today was a tough day to trade. I feel like if I can stay committed to my approach on a day like this, then hell yeah it was a good day!! Nice Zachary!
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index Futures Trading May 20th, 2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By Salao
I made a daily chart on ninja that only displays...

I made a daily chart on ninja that only displays RTH by creating a minute chart using an aggregation period of 1440. This is the number of minutes in a day. You also have to set trading hours to US...
Forum: Trading Journals May 19th, 2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,083
Posted By Salao
MARKET REPLAY

I did a little market replay homework yesterday because I'm one sick puppy! I replayed the Feb. 5 ES. I took two trades, 2 winners for +29t.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=265950
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Forum: Trading Journals May 18th, 2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 5,867
Posted By Salao
This reminds me of something I read...

This reminds me of something I read somewhere...probably on FIO. It might have been on Steenbarger's website... But I can't remember for the life of me where...The gist of the piece was that our...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index Futures Trading May 18th, 2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,184
Posted By Salao
Yep I'm interested! Haha! Thanks bobwest for...

Yep I'm interested! Haha! Thanks bobwest for putting that together! I might have to take a look at that as part of my EOD studies. It's interesting how the market will ride those Std dev lines like...
Forum: Trading Journals May 18th, 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 5,867
Posted By Salao
It's been weird lately. Something recently has...

It's been weird lately. Something recently has flipped in my thinking where the anxiety of holding these trades has been reduced but I've been having a hard time selecting profit targets. A couple of...
Forum: Trading Journals May 18th, 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 5,867
Posted By Salao
Nice way to end the week snax ! It always makes...

Nice way to end the week snax ! It always makes it easier to enjoy the weekend after you bank a bunch of ticks on Friday!
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index Futures Trading May 18th, 2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,184
Posted By Salao
I don't know that much about VWAP, but I think...

I don't know that much about VWAP, but I think this helps...So VWAP is a derivative of a distribution curve similar to market profile? If price was trending up and price got above the std. dev. line...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index Futures Trading May 18th, 2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,184
Posted By Salao
That was the most awesome rambling ever. I didn't...

That was the most awesome rambling ever. I didn't want that post to end! Apologies for the geek out...but I think I may speak for alot of others when I say I really appreciate you sharing those...
Forum: Trading Journals May 18th, 2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,083
Posted By Salao
Thanks mgcharl and snax! I was thinking I would...

Thanks mgcharl and snax! I was thinking I would move my journal over to elite once I advance from the full blown beginner phase and into the realm of respectable upper-novice. Of course, I have no...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index Futures Trading May 18th, 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,184
Posted By Salao
This discussion brings Taleb's Green Lumber...

This discussion brings Taleb's Green Lumber Fallacy to mind. If a tool like VWAP works for a trader then understanding why it works isn't important because success in trading is measured in the ...
Forum: Feedback and Announcements May 17th, 2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,008
Posted By Salao
I started swing trading stocks a little over ten...

I started swing trading stocks a little over ten years ago. Throughout these years I had many questions regarding the markets and my Google searches often directed me to FIO. And while perusing the...
Forum: Trading Journals May 16th, 2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Salao
Nice trading this week. It definitely seems like...

Nice trading this week. It definitely seems like you are getting better results! Now the hard part: keep doing it.

Haha! Don't you love it!?

Sent using the futures.io mobile app...
Forum: Trading Journals May 16th, 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,083
Posted By Salao
May 16

Today it was 2 trades on MES, 2 winners for +32t.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=265847

Trade 1: I entered long on the close of bar-11, STOP was put below bar-1. This was a...
Forum: Trading Journals May 16th, 2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 5,867
Posted By Salao
Agreed! The MES has been fantastic. It's nice to...

Agreed! The MES has been fantastic. It's nice to not have each trade be an existential threat! :sarcastic:. I'm sure that helps us learn in a more normal way.
Forum: Trading Journals May 16th, 2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 5,867
Posted By Salao
Don't beat yourself up too bad. We all slip. I've...

Don't beat yourself up too bad. We all slip. I've seen super consistent dudes slip a little. In my neophyte experiences, discipline comes and and then it goes. I've been Mr. Discipline since my last...
Forum: Trading Journals May 15th, 2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,083
Posted By Salao
May 15

No trades today. I could only trade for a little over an hour before heading out the door to work. 0t.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=265804

Some notes:

*It's a bummer being...
Forum: Trading Journals May 14th, 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,083
Posted By Salao
May 14

One trade on MES today. 1 winner for +32t. Thanks to Zachary Standley and mgcharl for helping me through yesterday. It was a a tough day for me, a new personal best for losing days. My nerves...
Forum: Trading Journals May 14th, 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,083
Posted By Salao
I think you are right about trade 2, although...

I think you are right about trade 2, although your entire post is spot on. Trade 2 was very much influenced by trade 1. From bad STOP placement to bad management. I like the idea of checking Al's...
Forum: Trading Journals May 13th, 2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,083
Posted By Salao
Haha! This is great and not uncalled for! You...

Haha! This is great and not uncalled for! You have a track record of being a straight shooter Zachary...and a well intentioned straight shooter! And I appreciate the feedback. You are spot on with...
Forum: Trading Journals May 13th, 2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,083
Posted By Salao
May 13

I took two trades on MES, 2 losers for -102t.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=265735

Trade 1: Entered long on the close of bar 2 with 2 contracts (instead of one on accident),...
Forum: Trading Journals May 13th, 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,349
Posted By Salao
Well done Zachary! Sent using the futures.io...

Well done Zachary!

Sent using the futures.io mobile app (https://on.futures.io/app)
Forum: Trading Journals May 10th, 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,083
Posted By Salao
May 10

Today I took 4 trades on MES. There were 2 winners, 1 loser, and a scratch for +30t.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=265682

Trade 1: I entered long with two contracts on bar 3....
Forum: Trading Journals May 10th, 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 5,867
Posted By Salao
Nice way to put a tight bow on the week Snax! As...

Nice way to put a tight bow on the week Snax! As you have stated, the MES does remove a lot of the psychological weight we bear when trading. I too have been thinking about the transition to the...
Forum: Trading Journals May 9th, 2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,083
Posted By Salao
May 9

Today I took 1 trade on MES, 1 winner, +8t.

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=265634

The trade: I sold the close of bar 5. I only used one contract due to the amount of risk I...
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