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Forum: Psychology and Money Management February 3rd, 2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Ya, totally! Ok, here's an analysis from a...

Ya, totally!

Ok, here's an analysis from a trade today on NQ. (after the fact, I didn't trade this) for a "double top sharkfin who's motivated" trade :playball:
...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management February 2nd, 2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
I decided that I wasn't getting enough value from...

I decided that I wasn't getting enough value from the delta and I've since taken it off my charts. I found that sometimes its helpful and sometimes it hurts (like when its late and costs me the...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 12th, 2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
That's how I'm choosing to view the Cumulative...

That's how I'm choosing to view the Cumulative Delta, via a 2 & 5 period ema and keltner bands. I find that looking at the delta per bar tends to fake me out sometimes and this smoothed version is...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 12th, 2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Wow! Just got a second opportunity for the same...

Wow! Just got a second opportunity for the same trade. With a little luck Dax will squeeze those stops above the range.
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Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 12th, 2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
This was my favorite trade of the year so far and...

This was my favorite trade of the year so far and one great reason why learning and watching the profile is valuable. I saw that Dax had quite a rise yesterday and was in a range. I noticed that as...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 12th, 2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Thank-you for sharing your trade management...

Thank-you for sharing your trade management techniques! That's really lucky you survived, I'm happy to hear you're doing better. That's shocking how it happened so fast without any symptoms..
...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 12th, 2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
I like how you phrased that! "a mind game...

I like how you phrased that! "a mind game against oneself".. That's great how you shifted your impulse trades!

Interesting approach from your mentor to lose money on purpose. Thanks for your...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 10th, 2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Here's my 3.0 setup Left 27" ...

Here's my 3.0 setup

Left 27"

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0598/6757/files/left.jpg

Right 27"
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0598/6757/files/right.jpg

Center 32"
Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 10th, 2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Wow! Thanks for sharing your experience and...

Wow! Thanks for sharing your experience and chart. That's awesome you settled on a 30 second chart after trading all this time! Do you use keyboard shortcuts to trade quickly and did you see my...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 7th, 2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
One huge step for me has been automating my trade...

One huge step for me has been automating my trade process. FuturesTrader71 was so kind to share his scaling approach and I'm using Visual Trading Console to execute for me on MT4. If you're...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 7th, 2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
I'm feeling really excited about realizing more...

I'm feeling really excited about realizing more of my potential this year. Last year I put in a ton of work, I really upped my game on all the levels plus worked 2 jobs and saved enough money so...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 7th, 2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Thankyou for your kind words and recommendation....

Thankyou for your kind words and recommendation. I'm intrigued and just ordered the book!

For everyone reading this, in my experience its really, really easy to intellectually grasp...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 1st, 2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Happy New Year Traders!! Are you focused...

Happy New Year Traders!!

Are you focused on making it happen this year?!


Here's some tools to kick it up a few notches:


1 - Presentation: "Strategies to Stop the Bleeding of Your...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management December 21st, 2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
So how's your trading going? Have you made...

So how's your trading going?

Have you made any mistakes lately that are psychology related?


Most will agree that psychology is at least 50% of the succe$$ful trader equation but how much...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management December 9th, 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Yes. We make all kinds of recurring mistakes,...

Yes. We make all kinds of recurring mistakes, then we make up rules and try to follow them, usually unsuccessfully, but if we keep going through all the pain and screwups - with a ton of...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management December 8th, 2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
There is an old trader proverb, those who pick...

There is an old trader proverb, those who pick bottoms get stinky fingers....

I used to be on that rollercoaster too. I found it to be a stressful way to trade. For me understanding volume...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management December 7th, 2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
This information is excellent - in truth though,...

This information is excellent - in truth though, its likely not enough. Just like a post-it note on your monitor saying Be Disciplined isn't likely to change an undisciplined trader when their...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management December 3rd, 2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
After watching one of the FT71 vids from 5 years...

After watching one of the FT71 vids from 5 years ago I saw he was keeping track of TSB (time standing by) for his prop traders. This gave him an indication of whether they were waiting patiently for...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management November 22nd, 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Not Exactly.. More like: perceiving this...

Not Exactly..

More like: perceiving this sessions action according to a specific narrative, context and sequence of events including opening range, initial balance, developing volume profile,...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management November 22nd, 2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
I like knowing what my entry setups are in...

I like knowing what my entry setups are in advance and then deploying them discretionally based on the adapting market and the framework I use to decide what its up to and what opportuniites seem to...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management November 22nd, 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Forward testing.. Let it run for 200 trades live...

Forward testing.. Let it run for 200 trades live on Sim. Then subtract 1 tick from each trade to account for possible slippage. That should give you a good idea how your automated system is doing.....
Forum: Psychology and Money Management November 22nd, 2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
I don't use automated strategies. I usually trade...

I don't use automated strategies. I usually trade in the first 3-4 hours of the RTH session (starts at 6:30 PST, 9:30 EST) and then take a break and come back for the last 90 minutes or so.


...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management November 21st, 2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Well, if you spend a couple years on that, and...

Well, if you spend a couple years on that, and don't find an edge, just know that the style I trade (FT71 inspired) could be implemented in the first 2 hours of the NY session (when avg 60% of the...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management November 20th, 2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Interesting... on my laptop right now away from...

Interesting... on my laptop right now away from my trading terminal so can't see it properly. If you have a great edge, enjoy it while it lasts (which probably wont be very long).

I'm not so...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management November 20th, 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,708
Posted By TropicalTrader
Thanks for your post, see my comments in blue ...

Thanks for your post, see my comments in blue



I use bookmap but I don't base my entries on it. Sometimes I use it for getting out of a trade as its running in the desired direction. I also...
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