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Hola,

I am looking to begin shorting CL as it nears 88.00-88.25 again {this will be a swingtrade} AFTER I confirm some cycle tops .

Who knows if we'll get there in the next few days; who cares?

'trade what you see'

peace

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Yes, that same area is what I have my eye on and has kept me from shorting the volume bar around 87.


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And, momentum was too high


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My rules have me locked out for the most part. Sucks, when there is so much action and I have to sit here and keep typing I am out. lol!

But, I will get my shot.

A break above 87.40 should have about a dollar in it, but not without the possibility of a major pullback, so no buy stop there either.

 
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+35 short I was reaching, but I got a minimum black bar at resistance, and minimums count in resistance

One tiny scared contract though


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My rules have me locked out for the most part. Sucks, when there is so much action and I have to sit here and keep typing I am out. lol!

But, I will get my shot.

A break above 87.40 should have about a dollar in it, but not without the possibility of a major pullback, so no buy stop there either.

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It is not lip service, but when you (as a professional mature trader) cannot distinguish in your emotions between the following

a) 5%+ daily profit stop hit {an example--as I hit my daily intraday 'profit stop' after 4 trades today; 2 in 6E and 2 in CL}

b) Sitting and watching up to 2 hours of price action and being emotionally NUMB while price goes up and down and all around WITHOUT giving you your positive expectancy setup..

AND can then get up from the work station and do the next thing on your 'want to do list today' (NOT a 'have' to do list~there is a distinct difference) without giving your trading for that 'session' a passing thought...

Then you'll be at another level, indeed.

Don't get me wrong; I do enjoy the freedom making ticks trading derivatives 'gives me' usually by the end of each work week...I like to 'balance' it all out (as you do). My trades are 'inventory' that I move each day and week and @ the end of each week and every 2 weeks and monthly/quarterly/etc...I look at my 'assets' & 'liabilities' and do the 'books.'

Then I buy myself something for myself and realize I am very fortunate that I am an abstract moneychanger; 'I buy and sell money.' Nothing more and certainly nothing less.

I am off for a hot tub {no drinking my drink this week~it is a 'dry' week for me after a BLOWOUT past weekend in the U.P. of Michigan @ the casino's and a FUN Monday in Sudbury}. I now void my mind and think of nothingness as I am about to jump on my bicycle and get some fresh air {it is summer after all}!

'good trading'

peace

hedvig

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6 contract short, staggered out, net 95

That is my favorite setup, but I could not hold it for al 6, took 2 oof at around +8, could not really say it was too intense a the moent.

 
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stepped out way too early.

 
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Beautiful euro turn in resistance too

 
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ES working on that gap...

 
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IN and out short, +1, don't like it as much, 96 ticks, not going to waste goal on it. may be 70% even, but this morning was 90% in my mind, everything else...


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