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When I first found the indicator that would turn my bars black and white, I posted on my screen "DISCIPLINE TO BUY WHITE" and "DISCIPLINE TO SELL BLACK".



Today I bought black with confidence, but would not dream of selling white.

 
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When I first found the indicator that would turn my bars black and white, I posted on my screen "DISCIPLINE TO BUY WHITE" and "DISCIPLINE TO SELL BLACK".



Today I bought black with confidence, but would not dream of selling white.

Beautiful chart visually.

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I'll bet you $1.00 you will trade again in the a.m.

Prove me wrong!


OK, you owe me a dollar. Probabilities would have suggested you would win.

 
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Beautiful chart visually.

Thanks, I have spent years on it. lol!

I really like it. Easy on my eyes, makes sense to me without a lot garbage everywhere. Gives the illusion I am trading outdoors...

 
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ES sold the prior high pretty hard.

 
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You replied, "You're starting to make me paranoid. How do you know what I did over the weekend?"
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No problem; I took an interest in your work sometime ago and 'we' have been monitoring you closely.

No red flags yet; so you are on 'track.'

Good start to the week; always a plus.

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You (Gary) wrote: But, if I take it, 1 contract, something light and fun. Sim just irritates me anymore, because I don't need practice in simulation, I need practice with EMOTION. I can trade sim and see everything, but turn to live and I get tunnelvision.
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In my experience and with other pro traders who trade size; if you are 5 unit base trader--you may 'ultra'-scalp' with up to 20% of 'base' size.

So--you are in that 'zone.'

Just my thoughts.

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I also knew not to short. And how I knew; I used to try to short days like this.

Maybe the best "indicator" of all: experience, and a knowledge of what new traders as you once were are probably trying to do.

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Maybe the best "indicator" of all: experience, and a knowledge of what new traders as you once were are probably trying to do.


That lesson had a price tag, and worked as an installment loan!

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Never found another trade today that was worth screwing up my plan.

Not interested in the 2:30 scramble as my odds are pretty low in that timeframe.

I had thought of holding a long further than I did, but we are in a downtrend market, so why not take a higher probability target? That was my thought anyway. The trade I was in took minutes, the longer trade would have been hours, and there was nothing that major pushing things up.


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