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scalped back to -2

 
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As low as to -32, back to +3. I am not getting anywhere today.


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Net +32. Struggle...

+65 on the long side / -33 on the short side.


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If this zone can survive overnight...

 
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Well, that was my best guess at support, if crude was to hold... lol!

It had the very minor trendline, volume, minor confluence, time of day, etc. But I meant to get out about 10 ticks higher than I did, but it was too fast for me. Looking back at it, really no reason for the trade other than to see if I could catch the bottom. My plan was to hold through the close though.

Living in Florida and being pounded this morning, I think the effect of the hurricane was a little stronger in my mind. Not good for trading, but one entire wall of my office is glass and it is hard to ignore. I was getting calls about the Republican convention being a mess.

What is funny is after I got hit, I waited for a short entry, lost money, and then went back from the buy side the rest of the day. Once it got into the major support area and started to turn, had I not already been hit once for trying to stop the market I would have bought in heavy, but being burned once I was like a mosquito.

Ended up 29, basicaly zero after costs, took another entry and just closed it. Not sure why I do that. If my hand is on the mouse, sometimes it will just "click" without even meaning to really, just subconscious. I just hit close and pushed my chair back.

ES was in a tough spot, hard to tell.

 
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CL will need to break the major trendline, currently around 94.00. I see the Daily 5WM, but the symmetry is a little weird and that local DB bugs me, begging to complete the 120m W5. The moves down may have delivered an ABC, blowing slightly below minimum target, but a higher support zone was just below and price turned 1 tick into the 618 off 92.00.

In previous moves, the spike high that the orange trend is drawn from was not respected to the same degree as the RTH daily, which is a little higher still.

The Bugs Bunny oscillator has turned up, which always makes me laugh at myself, but that little guy is incredibly good on the 120 I have been finding out.

 
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Hey Gary, howís this Hurricane Isaac progressing?

I am keeping an eye on the news, thought id ask as i know you got a nice view of it

Iím off to Florida on Friday for 3 weeks, just wondering if i should postpone my trip for a few days?

I remember when i was younger i was over Florida when Hurricane Charlie hit a few years back now, was a sight for saw eyes after it past. Suppose itís the "NORM" for you guys be in bought up with this

Hope all is well any ways

Stay safe

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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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