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Started:September 1st, 2011 (08:19 AM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:1,803 / 24
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Do you yell at your chart?

Old September 1st, 2011, 10:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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No yelling yet, but I'm not above that. I do have a rather fierce temper at times.

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Old September 1st, 2011, 10:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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hmmmm. When I started day trading I used to do it a lot. To me that says that I should not be trading.

If you are conscious and yelling, then I think you are probably not dipping into the collective consciousness of the other traders.

Not judging, but think that my guess is when you behave like that you will probably have more bad days than good days.

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Old September 2nd, 2011, 12:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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To expand a bit, I am yelling on the "inside", no words coming out but thinking them. And it seems to be mainly when I am close to hitting targets.


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Old September 2nd, 2011, 12:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Only when my trail stop gets hit on a retrace... and then the move continues without me. I often say, "will I survive the retrace." 50% of the time I say, "damn!" 50% of the time I say, "guess that wasn't a retrace, lucky I had the trail stop."

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Old September 2nd, 2011, 03:34 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 05:37 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I don't yell at the chart, but I do talk to myself out loud all day long as to what is happening on the charts, helps me focus, example, if we break this level, then we should test this level etc

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Old September 3rd, 2011, 02:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Sometimes I like to imagine that I'm a crazy contestant on one of those old game shows, like Wheel of Fortune or The Price is Right. I shout "big money! big money!"

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Old September 3rd, 2011, 03:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I can't remember, but the neighbors say I do.

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Old September 3rd, 2011, 04:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I don't necessarily yell at the chart but I do voice out loud my reactions to price movements while I have open positions. I say things like "yesss", "sweett" if it's going my way and "oh crap", or colorful expletives when things go against me.

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Old September 4th, 2011, 04:49 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I mentally recriminate myself.

"C'mon , You know the day trend is DOWN, you know you should only take the short side why are you BUYING?"
"It was exactly in your sell zone, you've been waiting three days for this why didn't you sell?"
"Have confidence in yourself !"

I also write these in my notebook (journal) - in caps with a red circle around it and highlighted.

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If the price action isn't going my way - I'm wondering what I have overlooked.
If it is, I telling myself not to get too confident and let a profit erode to a loss.

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