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I think some days it better to stay out than trade if you are not sure about the entries or if you missed it. That's something I have to learn from you!

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Yes, Patience isn't your issue. haha...

Good work staying out of the market when you are not clear.

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Vampires struck - 3.5 TF


A demon took over my mind and manifested herd mentality. Forget areas and mid band pushes. I followed the lead steer into the meat packing plant. Tomorrow I plan to leave the herd.

Data on each trade: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cm8I7Q-EW8Zi3ADoja1Eyxe8sdSaYaQZ7nayvVLhkxc/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1


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A demon took over my mind and manifested herd mentality. Forget areas and mid band pushes. I followed the lead steer into the meat packing plant. Tomorrow I plan to leave the herd.

Data on each trade: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cm8I7Q-EW8Zi3ADoja1Eyxe8sdSaYaQZ7nayvVLhkxc/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1

I have a lot of days like this. You think long it goes short then you realize that you are going against trend but it's too late because trend is over. Just my life story. Haha...

I'll tell you what I find really helpful. Instead of looking at the charts doing historicals I like doing replay of today's market. You remember what happened and you mark your trades. When you get to the entry point pause, analyze all MACDs check all areas, take a screenshot. After you done with first hour go through your screenshots and try to remember MACDs look. I actually even zoom in on my small MACDs to see what setup each MACD has and why did it work from here. I've done it over the weekend and it seems that you can find your entry bar even without looking at the fibs.

Just try it if you have some time and analyze direction in general, then take a very close look to smaller MACDs and you'll see what I'm saying.

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I will try your suggestion!


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I have a lot of days like this. You think long it goes short then you realize that you are going against trend but it's too late because trend is over. Just my life story. Haha...

I'll tell you what I find really helpful. Instead of looking at the charts doing historicals I like doing replay of today's market. You remember what happened and you mark your trades. When you get to the entry point pause, analyze all MACDs check all areas, take a screenshot. After you done with first hour go through your screenshots and try to remember MACDs look. I actually even zoom in on my small MACDs to see what setup each MACD has and why did it work from here. I've done it over the weekend and it seems that you can find your entry bar even without looking at the fibs.

Just try it if you have some time and analyze direction in general, then take a very close look to smaller MACDs and you'll see what I'm saying.

I will try your suggestion.

Also, today was tough. Quite telling was Horst's story. He couldn't find an entry point on ES until high noon!

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I will try your suggestion.

Also, today was tough. Quite telling was Horst's story. He couldn't find an entry point on ES until high noon!

Well Horst was waiting for one setup. I didn't see him making a lot of gifts. You saw Nindi's video. One shot and she's done. That means it can be done and it can be done any day. It all depends on your vision. Every day there are money to make and as much as you need. It's all in our hands and we'll get there sooner or later.
(Better sooner than later.)

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Well Horst was waiting for one setup. I didn't see him making a lot of gifts. You saw Nindi's video. One shot and she's done. That means it can be done and it can be done any day. It all depends on your vision. Every day there are money to make and as much as you need. It's all in our hands and we'll get there sooner or later.
(Better sooner than later.)

The other thing to remember is that Nindi did do one shot/kill and she is quite good. But, she doesn't show her bad days either....

That is the challenge with following the 'rules' and then having a day that will sink you. I think overall you will come out ahead, but the key is to understand two things to me:

1. never strive for perfection as you will never find it

2. there is always opportunity within the market to make money on a daily basis

The first one keeps me from beating the mental crap out of myself. The 2nd one inspires me to get one more day in.

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@HR,

I hope you don't mind me commenting on your trading today. It isn't that I am better or so smart, but I feel I have 'been there', so please take this with a grain of salt.

Your patience is commendable! But, be careful because you tend to trade more later on I have noticed or you are running out of time or there is something there that is forcing you to take B setups later on.

One thing to ask yourself is, "What if the market was to never go short today, what would that look like and how would that look on the MACDBB?". If you ask yourself that, you will find it singing to you to go long and go short right? Well, it was clear it was going up while you were looking to short (because of separation and areas). It isn't that the indicators don't work, but I believe the indicators are always telling you both Up and down, and you have to be open to either. Some days the up day will be singing down and vice versa so the weaker signal short on the mid-term MACD's had no bearing.

I am always asking myself the question "what if the direction I picked is not the long term direction, what would that look like". This may do more harm than good, but I think in the long term I will work it out.

Your entries are REALLY far down. 7 ticks will not handle a deep retrace from a 23/38 pullback. My advice is to either A) always wait for the pullback and then jump in, or, B) try to get in closer to the pivot.

You are really seeing things much more clearly than I believe I did at your stage, but I think working on those two things will help you immensely. I would probably try looking at the long terms, plant some fibs and ext. and see where you think big targets will go.

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- 2.8 Another day in the corral

Another day with the herd. I don't have the strength to analyze it just now. Bummed out. Yet there is Nindi, doing her divergence thing again. Good for her. If someone is doing it, we can.


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Remember also, Nindi has been doing this for quite a while.

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