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The ES seems to be trying for a measured move on a bullish high tight flag.

 
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scalped my 10 ticks back. I get really frustrated when the ES and CL fight each other... I may quit today.

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scalped another 7 short

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CL also has a flag, but more like a pregnant or bloated flag. This area is a little too volatile due to the w4 potential overhead mixed with the ES bursting with joy over the jobs numbers.


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CL has seen a lot of violent whipsaw action today, caught between a possible wave 4 high and a bullish employment number. It is Friday, so any longer positions may be wrking themselves out of the market before the weekend close. When the market reopens on Sunday night, it could be anywhere by then.

I am taking a break untl the 1:30-2:30 time window. This is too difficult for me to trade effectively right now. I am up for the day and that may be what I live with until Monday.

 
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In somewhat expected whipsaw-day fashion, there went all those new shorts

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scalped another 13 ticks

Price came back into the yellow zone (inveretd LSP on 1 minute)

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