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The 6 reversal is gorgeous, in hindsight.

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The 6 reversal is gorgeous, in hindsight.

ROFL....well done Gary

While I was scratching together scraps on 6E, GMan was having his way with retailers on CL today (as usual). I really should re-start CL again....damn...wave zones respected to the "T"


 
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ROFL....well done Gary

While I was scratching together scraps on 6E, GMan was having his way with retailers on CL today (as usual). I really should re-start CL again....damn...wave zones respected to the "T"


Of the markets I have watched, CL seems to respond the best to the way I have learned to construct support and resistance, seems to be the most telling in the way I have learned to interpret volume, and has the volatility to provide at least a a few attempts per day. If it had a low leverage equal it might be the perfect market. Maybe between us we can be like a market maker and chase the other traders around. lol!

I wish I had my way, but the reality is CL leads and I follow. If I am not paying close attention to what it is saying, like earlier today when I got cute on a single divergence in an otherwise bottomless market, it will slap me just as fast as anyone. I have tried manys times to prove it wrong in the past, it always wins.

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One possibly scenario to be aware of.

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Here I go again with my mindless ruminations......

I said in some post somewhere that I simply don't care for things like double tops, double bottoms, or divergences or other stuff that one can read in John Murphy et al Classical TA 101. Everyone looks for that, so I would be willing to sit out of all of those "retail" set-ups.

I want a fakey, then another fakey, and then a reversal, and then I want GMan to change the order the next day, and then again. Believe me, he does that with regularity. There was such a lovely fakey on 6E today, I should have bet the ranch. Most easy money is made when people are in pain (unfortunately). Maintaining that is constantly asking myself - "is this too easy?"

If the answer is yes, I must pass. Others don't, point is to identify weakness. When some asks me now when I am going all in, all out, scale in, scale out or "always in", I say to that - yes, yes and yes

It drives them crazy. How else am I supposed to answer that?

 
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OK thank you for your answer.
In this last case, did you use the lower band of the Donkian or the mean?

Thanks

On the trade before your question I used the 34 low as an entry area

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Bars that helped me confirm to look for a long trade in the area of support zone #1.

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Great reaction at the wave 4 target.

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The symmetry is magnificent


 
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