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Roger that. Lost big time yesterday (Friday afternoon) in a trade while running errands, took the rest of the trading week to gain half of it back

Edited to add: I thought losing that big was no longer a possibility. Considering printing the chart with the trade in sections large enough to cover the wall behind my trading desk as a permanent fixture.

So did you have a stop in? If so, was it in the correct place? If not,why not? If it was, were you comfortable with the risk in the first place? I'm having trouble visualizing a big time loser that wasn't planned in the sense you had committed to the stop prior to taking the trade.

If it was planned, executed and eventually stopped out, then it was just a failed trade. If it was a legit failed trade with a huge loss, then perhaps it was poorly planned in the first place in terms of acceptable risk.

The way you said this makes me wonder if there was a stop in place??????

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No stop -- a very dangerous momentum based counter trend trade (short) with a number of preset (higher) entry levels and (lower) targets, most of which (entry levels) I "assumed" would not be hit . It was the worst rookie mistake of all--hubris--thinking I knew everything there was to know about momentum and the market at that moment. I'm just lucky the market was so gentle in its reminder that I never will.

Edited to add: the good news is after the post mortem I now have more signs that precurse consolidation (as opposed to reversal) burned into my brain and plan to transcribe the autopsy results to my futures.io (formerly BMT) journal


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No stop -- a very dangerous momentum based counter trend trade (short) with a number of preset (higher) entry levels and (lower) targets, most of which (entry levels) I "assumed" would not be hit . It was the worst rookie mistake of all--hubris--thinking I knew everything there was to know about momentum and the market at that moment. I'm just lucky the market was so gentle in its reminder that I never will.

Edited to add: the good news is after the post mortem I now have more signs that precurse consolidation (as opposed to reversal) burned into my brain and plan to transcribe the autopsy results to my futures.io (formerly BMT) journal

No stop + running errands away from the screen. It would be easier to just send me your account balance. At least it would go to a good cause and you would get the nice feelings of having helped a fellow trader instead of the oh shit moment you experienced.

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I have time to post my chart this morning. I also had a bit longer to trade this morning.

Chart is a bit messy but its real time markings so what you see is what you get. Time to move on to other things today.

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No stop -- a very dangerous momentum based counter trend trade (short) with a number of preset (higher) entry levels and (lower) targets, most of which (entry levels) I "assumed" would not be hit . It was the worst rookie mistake of all--hubris--thinking I knew everything there was to know about momentum and the market at that moment. I'm just lucky the market was so gentle in its reminder that I never will.

Edited to add: the good news is after the post mortem I now have more signs that precurse consolidation (as opposed to reversal) burned into my brain and plan to transcribe the autopsy results to my futures.io (formerly BMT) journal



Wow


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I was done for the day after the shorts, went to get something to eat and saw the long set up. Figured out where the target might be, entered and let it ride. Of course it ran more but based on the morning's slow price action, that target was reasonable.

Now really done for the day.

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I was done for the day after the shorts, went to get something to eat and saw the long set up. Figured out where the target might be, entered and let it ride. Of course it ran more but based on the morning's slow price action, that target was reasonable.

Now really done for the day.

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Hey Brian. Nice trade. Same thing happened to me on my runner exit. Don't know why price took off like that. Oh well..................waiting for another one.

Rick

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Daily chart for reference

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another one


I passed on this one but it also was a great set up. I passed because I am done for the day. I just saw it setting up and decided to mark it. I didn't think it would pay so soon though.

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