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Forum: Emini and Emicro Index September 2nd, 2011, 09:03 AM
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Posted By Surly
This post is right on TIYF - one of my (many)...

This post is right on TIYF - one of my (many) faults in trading is getting too locked into this kind of "big picture" reasoning and not just trading the chart and price action of the timeframe I...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index September 1st, 2011, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Surly
I was just listening to a recording by Jim Dalton...

I was just listening to a recording by Jim Dalton from 2000 in which he states that one of the hallmarks of a good trader is that they can tell you all the things the market COULD have done and...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 30th, 2011, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Surly
TIYF - thanks for this. I'm confused by this...

TIYF - thanks for this. I'm confused by this statement. My understanding of short covering activity (which I also viewed as being the case for Monday's controlled and low volume up trend) is that is...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 14th, 2011, 10:13 PM
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Views: 137,356
Posted By Surly
That's an excellent question actually. For...

That's an excellent question actually. For myself, my daily stop loss (maximum daily ruin) exists because some days I am just not reading the market as well as others, or I'm overly reactive to...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 14th, 2011, 04:15 PM
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Views: 137,356
Posted By Surly
OK, I want to challenge some of your statements a...

OK, I want to challenge some of your statements a bit but definitely in the context of myself being the student and you being the teacher.

Your first two statements above seem to agree with my...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 13th, 2011, 03:16 PM
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Views: 137,356
Posted By Surly
volatility vs position size question

I, like jonc, have only been trading a short time - a little more than two years in my case. These markets the last 2 weeks have been seemingly easier to trade - the big moves have made entering...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 4th, 2011, 10:37 AM
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Views: 137,356
Posted By Surly
Agree that we are not moving to risk now but my...

Agree that we are not moving to risk now but my thought is whether this is an early sign of a change - maybe over the coming 2-3 weeks. Thanks for your comment TT.
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 4th, 2011, 10:22 AM
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Views: 137,356
Posted By Surly
Swiss Franc - proxy for "safety"?

Here's a bit of big picture analysis. I think my chart is self-explanatory. The basic idea is a question of whether we're seeing the first signs of a reversal in the "flight to safety" - indicating...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 3rd, 2011, 03:09 PM
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Views: 137,356
Posted By Surly
Well then I hope the bulls pull it off. You won't...

Well then I hope the bulls pull it off. You won't have to wait long to find out... The 5m 20 EMA may just create the support you need...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 3rd, 2011, 02:39 PM
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Views: 137,356
Posted By Surly
Interesting context right here - as has been...

Interesting context right here - as has been observed, a very important chance for the bulls to print a reversal bar on the daily but right now it looks like the bears are winning the short term...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 3rd, 2011, 01:19 PM
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Views: 137,356
Posted By Surly
Also on TF...

Also on TF...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 3rd, 2011, 12:53 PM
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Views: 137,356
Posted By Surly
I would also add timing - here's a yogi berra:...

I would also add timing - here's a yogi berra: "trading is half direction and half volatility. the rest is timing."

Interesting to consider how timing and volatility relate - if your timing is off...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index August 3rd, 2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 926
Views: 137,356
Posted By Surly
re-calibrating...

Learning a lot following this thread so thank you to all participants.

One of the difficult things for me during "big" markets like we have had yesterday and today (as well as a couple days last...
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