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I have taken my 6 range CL chart and am using it to view my position in QM by changing it to a 3-range chart, but the indicators are not going to fire exactly the same. I'm actually going to guage this rtade more by a 30 minute chart than probably anything else, but seeing the more microscopic view is comforting to me. I felt naked watching my position mark in just a time-based chart.

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The chart above is the 30 minute that was the main argument for my entry.

 
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I am up about 20 cents per barrel on the long, was up over 30 cents through what appeared to be a foreign market open or news burst. I used to keep all the foreign market open and close times on a spreadsheet on one of my screens, but it was just somethig else that would cloud my decisions.

With the market so quiet, this may actually be the perfect time to work myself thorugh a personal trading limitation.

As silly as it may sound, what I am now doing to help this trade;

1) Practicing m breathing, slow, deep, relaxed.
2) Relaxing my body, stretching and foccusing on any areas of tension.
3) Visualizing the move that I would like to see happen. I have seen this before.
4) Accepting that I have no control other than my stop loss and my profit target.

If someone could help me program that so I could backtest it, please?

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Closed at BE. It may blow the stops below. May re-enter if it can pull out of this nosedive.

 
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Fickle...lol

 
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I don't go back and forth about whether I should be long or not, but whether I should be long HERE, NOW.

I have now been in and out of this trade 3 times, all within 10 cents per barrel, each time out at breakeven. I am in currently, 100.375, up 15 cents again. Ignoring it.

 
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I am in one contract live in QM, and 2 contracts sim in CL, all at 100.37. I am more comfortable with the way CL looks and moves, and am watching the lines in the sim version more than the live version. Stop pulled in to 100.15, so no real damage potential on this trade, other than psychological.

I know how to trade profitably, I question myself as to why I have been pushing so hard lately to do something different. But I am on a mission. BIG waves.

 
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Another step of the confirmation process; the prior high pivot on a 15 minute has been broken, and volume indicated that stop losses blew. Also, the minor downward trendline has broken.

Closed on contract in sim at 30 ticks +, holding one sim, one live.

 
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QM position was closed at 3:15am. Bought long position at 100.375, closed at 100.825. I am still holding the last CL simulated position, but woke up at the European open and closed out on the opening burst. The goal was to take a position overnight. Now I may re-enter if it looks like it wants to continue, but if I do it will be in CL.


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