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No late day C up 94..44 all she wrote. There is a reason late day C up is a once in a blue moon trade. I have only seen it 4 times in 2011.

Past Friday trading is a distant memory. Monday took care of it.

Cheers Gary.


One way to trade based off price action and RULES set by ACD- every day. No guessing ( well some). and that some guessing- all it does takes profits away.

I do get stopped out 2-3 times a day and have 2-3 losers with stop loss. For my style of trading- 80% of the days CL trading is a battle and then we have 20% of trend days.

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I never did catch that long trade. I was "background trading" on two monitors while doing other things on another two, so I really did not try that hard. It is very rare that I set a buy limit like I did today, but had CL retraced that far, I had a stop loss of 35 ticks and a PT of 100. The trade analysis was valid, my entry long today was not.

summary;

3 short trades
-11
+11
+75

Net 75 ticks.

I wanted to go long since this morning, and was going to pass on the countertrend with the double bottom, but then thought, "well, if you don't think you should go long until it gets there..." lol. Always questioning myself, today it paid off. But, it was somewhat reckless with that obvious DB on a major fib.

Flying to Denver tonight, most likely no more trades for me until after Christmas.

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I never did catch that long trade. I was "background trading" on two monitors while doing other things on another two, so I really did not try that hard. It is very rare that I set a buy limit like I did today, but had CL retraced that far, I had a stop loss of 35 ticks and a PT of 100. The trade analysis was valid, my entry long today was not.

summary;

3 short trades
-11
+11
+75

Net 75 ticks.

I wanted to go long since this morning, and was going to pass on the countertrend with the double bottom, but then thought, "well, if you don't think you should go long until it gets there..." lol. Always questioning myself, today it paid off. But, it was somewhat reckless with that obvious DB on a major fib.

Flying to Denver tonight, most likely no more trades for me until after Christmas.

Nice trading Gary. I better start learning about Fibs to get major support/ resistance. I did take personal coaching from a Fib. trader but drawing lines after lines just got too much for me. maybe this time it will make sense to me.

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Pre market thoughts for 12-20-2011

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Pre market thoughts for 12-20-2011

1) tried 1) short 96.90 with stop loss 97.21. + 30 ticks.

2) A up confirmed @ 97.50. Price is at a level where quite a sell off started last week. short 97.54. stop loss 97.71. cover 96.80. + 70 ticks. Had to wait 40 minutes to get paid.

Done for the day.

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1) tried 1) short 96.90 with stop loss 97.21. + 30 ticks.

2) A up confirmed @ 97.50. Price is at a level where quite a sell off started last week. short 97.54. stop loss 97.71. cover 96.80. + 70 ticks. Had to wait 40 minutes to get paid.

Done for the day.


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Nice trading Gary. I better start learning about Fibs to get major support/ resistance. I did take personal coaching from a Fib. trader but drawing lines after lines just got too much for me. maybe this time it will make sense to me.


It does seem like just a lot of lines on a chart at first. It used to feel like we measured nearly every obvious prior wave and place an alternate and an alternate exhaustion on the chart, until there were lines everywhere. Then what? lol

I found that chasing indicator signals alone, without some sort of structure to plot them against, was a frustrating way to trade. I seemed to be great at taking the trade at the wrong times, and passing on the right times. Or, waiting for the perfect pullback, only to have the market run right over me.

There is a method to the madness. It's not a perfect one, but it's enough of one. Keep at it, it does start to come together if you practice it long enough. Try drawing on an hourly chart for several markets and see what happens.

 
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Have a safe flight Gary.

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