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Forum: Trading Journals December 1st, 2010, 12:10 AM
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Posted By Big Mike
Sorry to hear you won't be updating this journal...

Sorry to hear you won't be updating this journal any longer. I keep a private journal so I understand the reasons for doing so, but I also maintain the public accountability part (which I feel is...
Forum: Trading Journals November 11th, 2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
Good job on establishing a goal for tomorrow...

Good job on establishing a goal for tomorrow ahead of time and measuring yourself.

As for the 3 trades a day rule, I like it. I've advised this type of rule to many others. It really makes you...
Forum: Trading Journals November 8th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
It's all about consistency, and to be consistent...

It's all about consistency, and to be consistent requires discipline. So my suggestion is focus less on 'what' you are being consistent about, focus more on just being consistent. At least in the...
Forum: Trading Journals November 7th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
Looking forward to you making these changes and...

Looking forward to you making these changes and continuing to learn and expand your trading. The journal is a great way to do that, especially if you focus on the aspects you've mentioned.

Mike
Forum: Trading Journals October 25th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
Very good. I posted about this a while back,...

Very good. I posted about this a while back, using Camtasia I can record both my screen (workspace) and myself (webcam) during my trading session. It is a huge, huge benefit. But that is just the...
Forum: Trading Journals October 25th, 2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
Very good, its critically important to review...

Very good, its critically important to review your journal like this. It should be an eye opening experience and help you not fall into the trap of repeating your mistakes over and over again. I...
Forum: Trading Journals October 21st, 2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
You should trade sim exactly how you intend to...

You should trade sim exactly how you intend to trade cash. Exactly.

Mike
Forum: Trading Journals October 14th, 2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
The important thing is to identify the problems...

The important thing is to identify the problems and then actually work to address them, instead of dooming yourself to repeat them.

I encourage you to focus your energy and efforts on one or two...
Forum: Trading Journals October 4th, 2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
Ryan, the question becomes -- did you have a bad...

Ryan, the question becomes -- did you have a bad day because your method simply didn't find any winners? Or was it a bad day because you poorly executed on your method?

Answer that first, then...
Forum: Trading Journals September 28th, 2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
Best wishes for your wife to make a speedy...

Best wishes for your wife to make a speedy recovery.

Mike
Forum: Trading Journals September 15th, 2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
Put simply, if you are trading to pay the bills,...

Put simply, if you are trading to pay the bills, you are doomed. Stop immediately. Get a non-trading job. Come back to trading later.

You need to walk before you can run, right? Let's look at...
Forum: Trading Journals September 15th, 2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
itrade2win, First, from post 21, you seem to...

itrade2win,

First, from post 21, you seem to have things mostly under control, you just need to keep working on execution.

From your last post... a lot of things here. First, you cannot...
Forum: Trading Journals August 26th, 2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
I would suggest that you do take tomorrow off,...

I would suggest that you do take tomorrow off, since you are already thinking about it, and based on the rest of your post if you use it to take care of some personal tasks then it should help...
Forum: Trading Journals August 24th, 2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
Good job on the journal. I would suggest you...

Good job on the journal.

I would suggest you add commission to NinjaTrader to give you a true cost/net result per trade.

Mike
Forum: Trading Journals August 20th, 2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
The best thing you can do is be honest with...

The best thing you can do is be honest with yourself. Then go back, and review the posts later, and make an action item list that will emphasize your strengths and de-emphasize your weaknesses. ...
Forum: Trading Journals August 17th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
Good job posting on a difficult day. It is the...

Good job posting on a difficult day. It is the best way to learn and improve. Once you start to notice patterns, I suggest you make a quick list of the top 2 or 3 things you will work on each day,...
Forum: Trading Journals August 12th, 2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,043
Posted By Big Mike
Congrats on starting the journal! The objective...

Congrats on starting the journal! The objective is to help you be a better trader, so I would like to suggest that you post as much detail as possible. The journal is what you make of it!


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