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GFIs1 1 DAX trade per day journal

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trading was halt for short time, very dangerous

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Friday trade


Today a thought of the scenario in advance:
- yesterday's slump of 184 points down in 1 minute in the Dax future was most likely a fat finger problem - so
the rule does not omit a trade as that mini crash (which never occurs in Europe - LOL) is not counting.
- price came back up into the cloud again
- 61% retracement is resistance @ 9293
So my prediction for today: a nervous day - price up to 9293 and then a fall south to get out of the cloud
with some tempo. US numbers in the afternoon 14:30 - this is the time to get out.

Dax short 09:30 to 14:30 (will be confirmed or revised 09:25)

entry @ 9268
exit @ 9278 stopped out
result -10 points

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Edit: looking back:
This trade was not developping as intended - I had to put a real tight stop as I was away from the screen.
Coming back it was no surprise to see prices rising again.
Two things to learn about todays's market movements:
1) Price was further in the daily Kumo and ended on upper line.
2) More important: US numbers at 14:30 were making a market shaker of more than 100 points...
So it was evident to get OUT before these numbers...


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Ok, sorry, I have seen the edit in your post now!
stop will be at 9298 ?

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Did you close the position?

did you close when it closed the gap (and a little more) first thing this morning?

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In and out, with a little cheat

I am in and out as planed. Before the news, the trade was in -10-15 tick, so I took my chances for a 2 folded trade. If the spike is going against me I would have been lost 20-30 tick (based on slipage) but I managed to win +25 tick, with a take profit target. Anyhow it was a 1:2 R:R ratio, I would take it anytime. If it would have been a winner already, I would get out before the news hit, but this time, it was a better play I guess
Thx GFIs1, and have a nice weekend
entry: @9267
exit: @9245
SL: @9302 (after a nice round number
maximum harm: @9297 (round number has been saved my ass this time, good SL management is always welcome:P)

overall +22 tick, with a very high risk factor to fail...

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Today's Signal Was a BUY

not sure why you chaps shorted; DAX closed gap as usual, overshot down to 9229 then rebounded. Would be interested to understand why you went short after gap close?

I went short first thing to catch the gap then went long at 9232 closing out too early at 9269

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not sure why you chaps shorted; DAX closed gap as usual, overshot down to 9229 then rebounded. Would be interested to understand why you went short after gap close?

I went short first thing to catch the gap then went long at 9232 closing out too early at 9269


Why don`t you start your own thread where you could announce your trades in advance ?

I would be a follower

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I'm no expert

Like the title says I'm no expert but trade the gap and once the gap has been closed I wait a bit and trade the opposite direction. Yesterdays close was 9256 todays open was above that so I went short first thing


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Why don`t you start your own thread where you could announce your trades in advance ?

I would be a follower


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DAX Research


here is a little bit of my research

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