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Forum: Trading Journals February 9th, 2016, 05:28 AM
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Posted By Oiler
I suggest any newbies save themselves time and...

I suggest any newbies save themselves time and print out the sage advice from Inletcap



Thanks again for the feedback, it can be lonely out there.
Forum: Trading Journals February 8th, 2016, 12:29 PM
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Posted By Oiler
update

Morning trading felt better than expected.
Getting the poor trade closed up, helped redirect energies into flow of todays action. Loss aversion puts me in the state of inAction.

Taking action...
Forum: Trading Journals February 8th, 2016, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Oiler
Update penny wise dollar stupid

Chasing some pennies in the first few minutes of RTH on Friday, Feb 5th has caused some pain.

Trading the short time frames, and going after pennies has put me in the position to once again say...
Forum: Trading Journals February 4th, 2016, 12:57 PM
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Views: 6,253
Posted By Oiler
Update no cheese

This morning, I managed to have a few good trades in small pockets of S/R.

Noticed my expense trades, where those that were entered at s/r points that had been tested a few times already. Caution...
Forum: Trading Journals February 4th, 2016, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Oiler
Update control impulse

Control the impulse to buy the grand slam trade on the turn.

Small pieces of cheese with control is the plan. Know where to get in and where to get out.

good futures.io webnar on trader psych...
Forum: Trading Journals February 3rd, 2016, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Oiler
Update

Today was a bit of a heads up.

Need to be responsible for knowing what data is out each day. The ISM data today may have been what triggered a big sell off at 10am. This not knowing the data,...
Forum: Trading Journals February 2nd, 2016, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Oiler
Update Longer time frames

Today, I noticed how the longer time frames, like 4hour, can clear out the noise in trying to spot direction and more important key support and res levels.

These levels of s/r are helping me see...
Forum: Trading Journals February 1st, 2016, 03:40 PM
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Views: 6,253
Posted By Oiler
Update ADR

Must get into following the ADR a bit closer and avoid knee jerk reactions to close trades.

This is easier said than done.

I am working with a trading room that sticks to simple moving...
Forum: Trading Journals January 28th, 2016, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Oiler
Update - small shorting this pm nq es

This afternoon 2pm, I started trading after missing the morning.

Normally, I blow up in these PM sessions due to jumping into a trade. Today, I slowed down a bit and made 3 round trips.
the...
Forum: Trading Journals January 27th, 2016, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Oiler
Update on Bouncy decisions

Last 3 days have been lacking discipline.
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Have been drawn into a few trades way too early - basically getting excited that a level has been breached. Then taking a position without the market...
Forum: Trading Journals January 25th, 2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,253
Posted By Oiler
Update

The past 7 trading days +$4447 have helped me turn my month into a positive revenue of $1388. Since starting in August my expense is at $659.

My turns have been quicker and I am finding myself...
Forum: Trading Journals January 20th, 2016, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Oiler
Update trading NQ

For some reason the more retail nature of the NQ has helped me over the past week. Confidence it up. To date my results have improved. Having 2 of my best days in the past 5 months. Volatility is...
Forum: Trading Journals January 14th, 2016, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Oiler
Update January 14 2016

Yesterday was the eye opener to seek help.

I displayed major mistakes in trying to buy a break through resistance too early. Then managed to get out when it finally tried and failed to break out....
Forum: Trading Journals January 12th, 2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Oiler
Update January 12 2016

Turbulant month to date.

Has been a litmus test as the strengths and weaknesses of my trading have been highlighted.

Strengths, patience - am managing to hold trades to targets.
Identifying...
Forum: Trading Journals January 5th, 2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Oiler
2016 Plan

Two days in and I am learning.

Having heard the noise yesterday while driving in the car, I was lured into a trade that was wrong. I am hanging onto the trade and it is forcing me to get...
Forum: Trading Journals December 10th, 2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Oiler
Low focus

Have been trading at odd times as of late. Non trading commitments have increased.

The lesson learned is to avoid trading if the proper routine is not possible. Having said that, it boils down to...
Forum: Trading Journals December 1st, 2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Oiler
December 1

Was nice to get trading after a break of a month.

The time off helped me realize that it is important to do treat the market with some expectation that it will behave similarly at times.

Going...
Forum: Trading Journals November 30th, 2015, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Oiler
Busy Month

Thanks for the feedback bobwest and company.

The past 3 weeks I have been sidelined due to my day job.

Look forward to easing back into trading. The break was good as it reminded me of the...
Forum: Trading Journals November 4th, 2015, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Oiler
Wednesday, Nov 4

Focusing on the average daily range.

Also traded with 2 contracts at times.

Ended the day down 3.5 pts. The swing of my on screen p/l was big from +9pts to -14pts.

I did find myself...
Forum: Trading Journals November 4th, 2015, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Oiler
Inletcap, Good advice and it is not the first...

Inletcap, Good advice and it is not the first time you have provided it to me.

I would say that the point of being sick of taking small trades has been reached. On Tuesday your posts on ADR was...
Forum: Trading Journals November 3rd, 2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Oiler
Monday PM

Was able to get back into the trade from 3pm to scalp 2 trades for 1.75 pts. in the 2097.75-2099.5 range.

My objective was to get a couple of winners for the momentum for the rest of the week.
...
Forum: Trading Journals November 2nd, 2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Oiler
Monday Update

Time to go rake leaves.

I closed 2 trades from Friday at total pnt expense of 5pts.
Made one trade today on the short with a tight stop for an expense of 2.5pts.

Three strikes and I am out...
Forum: Trading Journals November 2nd, 2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Oiler
Fading and looking for explainations

Friday was had some interesting results prior to noon a 4 short trades that where small scalps. The trade holds ranged from a minute to an hour and the income range was 0.25 to 0.75 pts. Hardly...
Forum: Trading Journals October 29th, 2015, 11:33 PM
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Posted By Oiler
Thursday, Oct 29

Today I went long 4 times.
With 3 income trades of 6.5 pts and 1 expense trade at 2.75 netting 3.75 pts. My goal was 3 points today.

Something is missing. I would like to be able to tell when a...
Forum: Trading Journals October 29th, 2015, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Oiler
Wednesday Oct 28

This day felt slightly familiar to Sept 17/15 when we last had the fed.

Was going to trade this day better as the last one was full of too many trades and lots of emotion. Resulting in too much...
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