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As if I were brave enough to be a buyer today...

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Interesting that the best ES could do so far is 1311

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The zone at 87.46 got a decent reaction. 6E also had a reaction at a major LSP. Profits should start to come off the table here, and stops are getting tightened.

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With that much fear... I am still not in this market, and may not get in today. Major impulse moves like this are not my favorite environments. I like volatility, but have a comfort zone.

Had I been able to pay attention earlier, I would have gladly joined in, but too many phone calls and not able to watch closely enough to trade. Net $432.50 and may not make goal. It happens.

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Well, that is the definition of a 'scalp'--indeed.

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Too tight. Today a "scalp" is more like 15-20.

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The zone at 87.46 got a decent reaction. 6E also had a reaction at a major LSP. Profits should start to come off the table here, and stops are getting tightened.






Still not interested though

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I can tell I am wanting to force a trade. I am caught up on calls, missed an exciting day, passed on a few entries. That is not the way to trade. I caught 5 ticks just out of boredom, heading to the prior high. Pointless. I am more likely to take minimal scalps if I am down for the day, but not up. The market will be here this afternoon, or even tomorrow. I am getting out for awhile. Net $482.50, less than half but better than none.

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Tomorrow's EIA should be something to see, and China's PMI at 10:30pm tomorrow may also be a date on my blackberry.

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I can tell I am wanting to force a trade. I am caught up on calls, missed an exciting day, passed on a few entries. That is not the way to trade. I caught 5 ticks just out of boredom, heading to the prior high. Pointless. I am more likely to take minimal scalps if I am down for the day, but not up. The market will be here this afternoon, or even tomorrow. I am getting out for awhile. Net $482.50, less than half but better than none.

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Believe it (about not wanting to force a trade). Also, you were working your ass off in another market(s) earlier; you are probably a bit burnt. Time to relax some.

Who gives a fuck about 'flush out days!' Guys that brag about nailing HUGE money on a day like today are either

a) small 1 and 2 lot traders and most likely will stay that way
b) lucky and got a bit back from previous 'losses'--however much that is...

OR

a) paper/sim traders that need to announce a huge day for whatever reason that is???

You won't see 'size' traders saying much on a day like this. They are ANALYZING and studying for the next high-probability setup with (usually) a better R:R setup(s)--perhaps with a bit less intraday ATR risk.

Just my humble opinion. And fast-moving markets keep me humble and 'nibbling' in my selective daytrades across 3 markets.

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hedvig

p.s. Good journaling the last 24 hours. Keep it tight and right. If flush-out days are not your style (and you are taking calls on the phone to boot); you got yourself a pass for the rest of the day. Go out and live it!

I'm having a beer and some green dragon and analyzing alot of swingcharts for the next 'sniper' assignment.

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