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I think your doing good, just learn for your mistakes. Least your not trading live and losing lost of money like i was in desperation!

That was me a year and a half ago....

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+ .9 TF Feb 1 2012

Whoa. Traded cash today. Took long and for some reason my broker didn't honor the stop. 610 had made a V up but was still below the Bollinger. The trade went several points against me and I didn't bail. This was a push down by the big boys on the good construction news, I believe. Price reversed up and went many points. I stayed in until a stall level and achieved one point. The charts said stay in but I was happy to have survived that roller coaster.

Regarding emotions, my heart started beating more strongly than usual as I saw the set up appearing. The drop after I bought was hard to take but I had a suspicion a turn around was coming. (Maybe I just resolved myself to go down with the ship?) When the price came up and went into positive territory I began hovering the mouse over the buy button. My hand was shaking so violently I couldn't control it. I had to release the mouse and move around. When I returned my hand to the mouse it was still shaking too violently to control it. I had to use both hands and that barely worked.


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Whoa. Traded cash today. Took long and for some reason my broker didn't honor the stop. 610 had made a V up but was still below the Bollinger. The trade went several points against me and I didn't bail. This was a push down by the big boys on the good construction news, I believe. Price reversed up and went many points. I stayed in until a stall level and achieved one point. The charts said stay in but I was happy to have survived that roller coaster.

Regarding emotions, my heart started beating more strongly than usual as I saw the set up appearing. The drop after I bought was hard to take but I had a suspicion a turn around was coming. (Maybe I just resolved myself to go down with the ship?) When the price came up and went into positive territory I began hovering the mouse over the buy button. My hand was shaking so violently I couldn't control it. I had to release the mouse and move around. When I returned my hand to the mouse it was still shaking too violently to control it. I had to use both hands and that barely worked.

Why did you decide to go live today? Do you feel confident with your trading now? If it never came back up when would you close it?

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Going Live


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Why did you decide to go live today? Do you feel confident with your trading now? If it never came back up when would you close it?

Vovan, I've been cranking out small consistent gains for a while now. I felt it time to do what we're all here for. It was catastrophic yesterday but I cranked out a small gain.

Yes, my stop should work now. I saw two trades today but not enough indicators aligned to pull the trigger, or so I felt. Best of trading to you.

No trades today.


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No Trades TF Feb 3 2012

Vat am I vaiting for? A great trade presented on a silver platter? Well, that happened at 9:08 Central Time. I'm having a problem with pulling the trigger.

I am asking myself kindly to be free to trade my plan and when I trade to profit beyond one point.


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Vat am I vaiting for? A great trade presented on a silver platter? Well, that happened at 9:08 Central Time. I'm having a problem with pulling the trigger.

I am asking myself kindly to be free to trade my plan and when I trade to profit beyond one point.

You are doing well and good. Better to be safe than sorry in my opinion. You are doing really well. You recognized it.

The key is to disect your emotions. What did you say to yourself (your inner-self) and what caused you to stop?

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You are doing well and good. Better to be safe than sorry in my opinion. You are doing really well. You recognized it.

The key is to disect your emotions. What did you say to yourself (your inner-self) and what caused you to stop?

Pull that trigger Orin when everything lines up! NO FEAR

Keep your risk minimal and accept the risk, set the risk you willing to lose to find out if your right. Trade on the edge and keep that stop tight!

If your right you have done your job, if your wrong...you have just blessed some one els as henry would say lol and move on the the next high % set up emotionless

This way the market can never beat you and you can trade with the flow

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For the birds?

Did you watch Horst's vid of yesterday? He ended it saying using the big charts was for the birds.

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Still not engaging

Saw two clear setups today, then talked myself out of taking the trades each time. My frustration level with that seems to be moderate, but there must be a boil going on underneath.

Switched to SIM and then took a long on a so-so setup. It went to target (2.5 points).

Thanks for the advice @greenr; Pull that trigger Orin when everything lines up! NO FEAR. Now if I will just take that advice.


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Not as sweet as I thought


Yesterday I was kicking myself for not taking trades when I saw the setups. I checked closer. What I found was that the setups were not as sweet as I thought and that I had jumped to conclusions.

So, I think I'm being too careful in waiting for perfect trades. It is a bit gratifying, however, after several days clicking the mouse like it was the trigger of an assault weapon.

I hope this is a step in my maturation as a trader ...and not a case of constipation.


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