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Gary, enjoy your holiday weekend. I hope you can spend some quality time with your family and friends, and not think about trading.



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Unusual day, did not trade it well. Came out slightly up, but in hindsight should have gone for the 95.60 buy the 2nd time

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By that time I was wondering what was going on, even though I knew Bernanke was speaking, that was just bizzare price action. More like an FOMC move. had I thought that, I would have just stayed flat.


Good week and month though. Great net, before commissions. In the trade versus scalp arena, my broker will love me. 58% wins, 1.53PF, 2 losing days.

My scalps are not really that intense. I said I had about 18 RTS yesterday, but really to clarify it was 18 contracts traded. I scaled in and out, went in 2-4 here and there, not that many specific attempts. It is almost more like I am feeling the trade, then putting it down? It is still reinforcing though, to me anyway, to see multiple contracts move, if only for brief moments.

The long I took this week and managed fairly well on 5 contracts came with possibly zero fear. But not without a knowing that I might get hit. A lot of times my losses are softened by scalps, and if I keep the same trade size I have come to know what that will look like, so that actually gave me slight reassurance. But max down works too.

While I can complain about my win percentages, my fear of size, my fears in general, they are dissolving slowly. One thing that I have learned about myself recently, is that a lot of the "fear" I have about uncertainty comes from things I have taught myself. A balancing act I guess.

If I were trading full time, I would eat this month. I would not have a lot of spending money after living expenses, but disc golf is free, my wife and dog not that expensive.

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Thanks to @websouth for giving me some great office art. I may go through and frame some cool episodes.

And, also for helping me see another way of looking at the market. Someday I may get it broken in. I will keep it nearby and watch over the next few months.

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@greenr, let me know your schedule and if we might get to meet in person. I did get another project in New Jersey and may have to be there Tuesday. I decide last minute most of the time.

 
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I can spend some time with them, the markets are closed. But can I not think of trading? Are you not a man of probabilities?

 
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I can spend some time with them, the markets are closed. But can I not think of trading? Are you not a man of probabilities?

How about this, don't go into your office or use any computer the entire 3-day weekend

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I got 2 points in ES! I am a market wizard!

Long 1404.00, stop 1402.75. boredom trade.

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Once I was in I remembered why I do not like it. How can anyone feel anything from that motion, I may never get it.

 
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