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I am done. I don't care where it goes. It is Friday, I am wearing myself the fuck out. I traded decently this week, except for Wednesday. My wife is off work today, the sun is shining, and I traded my advantage for the day.

Good on you!

Enjoy it.

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LOL...



Having said that.....symmetry does show through every once in a while, for us laid back types who like to come out and play only once in a while.....



My chart shows about 90ticks to be had, but my PNL only shows about 48, guess I need to work on that intensity thingy.....

 
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My chart shows about 90ticks to be had, but my PNL only shows about 48, guess I need to work on that intensity thingy.....



That was decent laugh. I wanted to buy around 90.60, but was scared to. That was really where the shorts got nervous, but it happens so fast sometimes. I did not have my volume analysis up on the 6E when it occured, was watching the area on a 60 minute, and then when the turn came I realized I had minimized volume, so I was slower to react. And then, knowing it makes no sense to me, stil hesitated. That's when I said, "who cares why", but still waited for mu pcture perfect opportunity, based on a more conservative buy. The 6 reversed, came back, closed my eyes...

lol

Enjoy your weekend. Thanks for the fun.

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Started with 3, 1 off at +15, 1 off at +20.

Look at the heat on that trade Gary. That is your thing. You trade decision points with high volume. Chill on the swing thing. The synergy may just be there, but the opposite of what you think it is.

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Look at the heat on that trade Gary. That is your thing. You trade decision points with high volume. Chill on the swing thing. The synergy may just be there, but the opposite of what you think it is.

Uh oh, he's referring to himself in the third person. Either he's moved to professional sports, or he's lost it...


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We need Gary to 'feast' today and then start drinking heavily so we can really see him let loose in his thread.

*Don't trade when intoxicated*

If we encourage him to get blitzed at one point over the weekend who knows what fantastical prose he might conjure up while we are all recovering from a busy week.

Gary's "DID" {dissociative identity disorder} might surface and we all might get to meet his other personalities that he buries within when trading!!!



j/k

This is my last post of the day.

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Uh oh, he's referring to himself in the third person. Either he's moved to professional sports, or he's lost it...


Deffo lost it ;-) ha ha

iv seen it all today, he even lost him temper and cursed

Dont people normally do this in a losing trade not a winning one

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" I will follow my rules, I will take my stops, I will be disciplined and i will work with the market....NOT AGAINST IT! Professional mind control is the key"
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We need Gary to 'feast' today and then start drinking heavily so we can really see him let loose in his thread.

*Don't trade when intoxicated*

If we encourage him to get blitzed at one point over the weekend who knows what fantastical prose he might conjure up while we are all recovering from a busy week.

Gary's "DID" {dissociative identity disorder} might surface and we all might get to meet his other personalities that he buries within when trading!!!



j/k

This is my last post of the day.

peace

hedvig


My best trading this week was the night I drank the bottle of red wine. I downed two this morning at 7am and was ready to rumble




Not really. I was wide awake, dead sober, had a plan, talked through my entire thought process as I was seeing what I wanted to see for the trade, waited for the pullback to reach the right place, confirm itself, executed, kept in mind how "I trade" as I was in it, did everything I can think of I did as I would instruct myself today. Today was a picture perfect trade for me. I forced it to happen today, not the trade, but the correct execution and confirmation process, and it took all the inner strength I had to do it. It was not that big of a deal, not that great of a trade. But afterwards I thought to myself, that is what I do best, and felt like it was near perfection from my view of probabilities. For that particular setup.


And THAT is what was so difficult. I kept the pressure on myself to plan, interpret, confirm, react, reduce risk, step out, keep watching volume, close at the first sign I was wrong, and then quit. And that was exhausting.

But as I have been proving to myself recently, that is how I trade, and the more I focus on that, instead of however many contract I have on, the closer I will be to getting over this hump. So I had every single brain cell trying to fire in the right direction today, forcing the habit to ignore the "3" in the little box. Trade what I understand. And whether I like it or not, those areas are easier for me to read than everything in the middle.

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Deffo lost it ;-) ha ha

iv seen it all today, he even lost him temper and cursed

Dont people normally do this in a losing trade not a winning one

one love

Not lost temper, that was not anger, that was the best adjective I had at that point to describe the primal level of intensity and exhaustion I felt.

And the talking to myself, that is who I should be talking to right now.

Wait, what's that? Gary says I need to go.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone who enjoys witnessing this sort of thing...

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