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I'm for short too.


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almost sorry the day is over

One and done today. No sense giving it back. Got my daily average plus a little bit and thats enough for me right now.

Time to move on to other things.

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Looking forward to seeing how you handled this quite difficult trading day (for me at least!). Hopefully you caught the long entry around 7 AM CST and were done. I unfortunately got chopped for a bit, but then switched to a range bound strategy and made it up.

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One and done today. No sense giving it back. Got my daily average plus a little bit and thats enough for me right now.

Time to move on to other things.

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In general what is your daily average, or daily average plus that you shoot for before deciding to step back for the day?

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Looking forward to seeing how you handled this quite difficult trading day (for me at least!). Hopefully you caught the long entry around 7 AM CST and were done. I unfortunately got chopped for a bit, but then switched to a range bound strategy and made it up.

I was on a skype call yesterday with a trading friend and while we watched the market together, I at least did not trade. Regardless, the only trade I would have taken was the premarket short right just before the open for around 20-25 ticks back to the 50% level. I would have been done after that.

The opening range was quite wide, in my view that often spells trading range and I confess I am not very good at trading them, so I usually stand down if I see that happen.

Congrats on making up the losses, can be tough for trend watchers on a day like yesterday.

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In general what is your daily average, or daily average plus that you shoot for before deciding to step back for the day?

My daily average going back quite a ways is around 25 ticks per contract before commissions per day taking into account my large winners and my losing days of which thankfully there are fewer and fewer. I try to make each day some number larger than this to maintain the average in that range, so this represents my 50-60 tick winners of which there are a few and my scratches and losers.

I feel that if I can maintain a daily average of 20-30 ticks a day per contract over time, I can do quite well for myself. This does not mean I can just target 20 and be done. That will over time drag the average down, so if I get a 50 tick winner, I'm done, if on a slow day I can get 20-25, I'll call it, if its a trading range day like yesterday and I get a quick hit early and then see it develop into a range day, I'll call it and if I'm nicely ahead after 60-90 minutes and I'm not feeling it, I'll call it then as well. Basically, I'm looking to hit for average over time knowing I need to have a few triples and home runs in there to keep the average up.

In the end though, its subjective, I have no rules about this. Just make money and see where you end up. The one rule I do have though is my daily stop limit. I have a dollar range I am willing to lose depending on how the day is flowing with regard to the pace of the tape, but I never exceed the upper limit of that range.

Hope that helps.

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I hate days like this.....grinding price action...I like fast and furious....get in, get paid, get out....not today....

Second trade was a stop out but I recognized the stop was in the wrong place to late and got hit almost to the tick before I could move it. So I jumped right back in, got paid, waited around for a bit, took another trade and went BE pretty quick. Not willing to take heat on a day like today once I was up and also running close to my end time. It went BE and that's it for me today.

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Hi Panda
Are you short?
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Are you short?
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Nice! What was your support line on that entry?


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