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Trade with the flow
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I am just not the best at knowing when to get out of them. I usually exit way to early and leave money on the table.

Exits are the essence of trading. I don't worry about leaving money on the table as long as I get my profit. After a period (months) of consistent profitability then you can analyze your trades and either extend your contract out a few more ticks or add a second target to be more of a runner. That's what I do for ES, I trade three and take quick profits on one, a little more on the second and I try to let the 3rd run and often it stops out breakeven.

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have a look ar eds vol price bar,

shows the number of bid and ask contracts traded at each price level, the mkt is only abut price and volume

never heard of it, do you have a link?

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never heard of it, do you have a link?

From the NT forum: View Comments and Ratings - NinjaTrader Support Forum

Real-time volume at price per # of bars which helps in visualizing time & sales.

Neutral prices are ignored.

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From the NT forum: View Comments and Ratings - NinjaTrader Support Forum

Real-time volume at price per # of bars which helps in visualizing time & sales.

Neutral prices are ignored.

This is interesting and merits a further look (outside trading hours).

Have you seen the volume ladder thread in the VIP section? I'm curious how you compare the two. If you could post a few charts showing how you use this I'm sure everyone would find it interesting.

Thanks for sharing.

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Have you tried to use Market Replay to review your trades ?
There are a lot of thingss you can improve doing so ( like trailing runners adding positions, etc)

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Have you tried to use Market Replay to review your trades ?
There are a lot of thingss you can improve doing so ( like trailing runners adding positions, etc)

I'm running market replay now. I do a lot of testing with market replay. All the time. I love it, one of Ninjatrader's best features.

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I agree, for me market replay is the thing that makes ninjatrader stand out from all the rest. Thanks for the perfect trading idea, I will have to give it a go!

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Latest journal template

After a bit of reflection, I decided on a new journal template that I'm going to do for the month of February. I like the "perfect" trading in hindsight but that will no longer be the focus. My focus is now on identifying the mistakes that I make so that I can correct them. This is really the same idea as the perfect trading, just done a bit differently.

I'm not going to log every entry and exit, I rarely look at those. It's my analysis of my trades that counts more than the actual trade itself.

While trading whenever I enter or exit I use snagit to grab a photo. I then use these when doing the review so that I can see what I was seeing at the moment of the trade. Things look so obvious in hindsight but at the hard right edge they're not so obvious.

I hope this makes sense, if not please ask questions. Here's what it looks like and I'm attaching a template in Word format. I debated putting this into excel but I prefer Word, it's prettier to look at and I want to focus on the text and not the numbers.

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cunparis journal

How weird - we have arrived at exactly the same spot at exactly the same time.
Spooky.

One thing I noticed - your missed trade ( which was a very large trade) - you haven't outlined why you missed it - which would seem key for behaviour pattern spotting??
the rest is really good - liked the honesty.

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How weird - we have arrived at exactly the same spot at exactly the same time.
Spooky.

One thing I noticed - your missed trade ( which was a very large trade) - you haven't outlined why you missed it - which would seem key for behaviour pattern spotting??
the rest is really good - liked the honesty.

I probably wasn't as explicit but basically I just misread the highest timeframe (HTF) and interpreted it as a false breakout instead of a pullback in a valid breakout. That's really subtle.

If we both arrive at the same idea then it must be good!

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