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Tough day

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The ADX told the story. (bottom panel) 7 trades...6 wins 1 loser ( I closed the loser when I should have let it play out...got back in for a win.

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Hey Jeff - Thanks again for this stuff. Might be a silly question but was wondering how you upload etc. a .cs file? - Have never done one and does not seem to work as a zip file... Thanks

Did you get this figured out?

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Ah yes Jeff I did thanks!!! - Was wondering how you approach your trades. You have a trailing stop etc... what is your initial profit target... etc.. Thanks again... Seen to be working very well. - spx

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Ah yes Jeff I did thanks!!! - Was wondering how you approach your trades. You have a trailing stop etc... what is your initial profit target... etc.. Thanks again... Seen to be working very well. - spx

Good !

Right now I am focused on two profit objectives on my trades. I take profits at +7 and at +14. The stop on the ATM is set at -14 which I adjust immediately upon entering a trade based on market volitility. ( swing high/low) You should know where you are going to put your stop before you enter the trade.....once it's placed that's it.....no moving it again. Often after my first objective(+7) has been achieved I move the stop up to -7 or breakeven +1 depending on how the market has been moving. Today you can see that the first objective was often reached but the second was not. So.....I'm glad I moved the stop the breakeven +1 after the first objective was achieved.

The way the market is moving the last several weeks has forced me to pull in my profit objectives. I'm sure this slow grind higher in the idexes accounts for this.

Hope this helps, Jeff

You'll notice on my second trade today that my second objective would have been met but........I thought we were going to get a gap fill and I moved the target to yesterdays close. So instead of ending up with +14 on my second objective I settled for +7. Guess I shouldn't have gotten greedy.


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Today on the YM there was a total movement of 58 points (high to low) during the regular trading hours (RTH) Using the ADX on a 5 minute chart helps identify when there is no trend.

I've taken a regular ADX and colored the line up/down.....up = trend......down= not so trendy any more. The added the cumparis ADX which colors the line yellow below an assignable threshold (I like 15 on a 5 min chart)

This is handy on non trending days........yellow line= no trading.......it's the first thing you look at.

What would be cool......is if a brilliant programmer type would take these two ADX's and make them one super ADX !! I'll post them in the elite area on a thread. (Jeffs ADX)

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Slow morning

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Bernanke speaking.........slow morning.......one trade.

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Here's another study.......it's the Directional Movement indicator displayed in histogram form with a paint bar study to match.

Personally I liked the CCI study better so I've been using that. Perhaps someone can come up with a way to use this that I haven't thought of........

I'll post in the Elite area under Jeffs DM.

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A BIG FIB

Today's reversal was a classic 50% fib retrace. Gotta love it.

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CL

At times like this I wish I had a runner !!

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I thought we would get a retest of the low but.......so far it hasn't happened. So.....three trades +7 +14 on the first one +7 +1 on the second and +7 +14 on the third.

I think I'll call it a day.

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