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Week 35 results

This week was extraordinary concerning markets:
- highest volatilty
- highest volume
and for the traders:
- margins went to new highs (at least with some brokers) **

So this week had 3 trades
Two negative (-42 - 30 points)
One positive +40 points
weekly result - 32 points

Points since week 2: 390

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** despite margins jumped up (with futures and derivatives) - the volumes in the markets spiked up extreme...


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Monday trade

Dax short 9:30 to 13:30

entry @ 10228
exit @ 10258 (SL)
result -30 points

IB vol very low

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First move in the morning was promising - the trade bit in plus.

But looking at my statement in upper post: "IB vol very low"
made it...
The countermove was still with low volume topping entry.
That is risk of last day of month.

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Wednesday trade

Dax short 10:30 to 13:30

entry @ 9991
exit @ 10021 (SL)
result -30 points

IB vol good

Hi vola expected today - before tomorrow's ECB announcement 13::45

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Hello,

I would like to ask you what will be SL for today 30 points like usual or 40 points because high vola expected for today?

Thanks

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Hello,

I would like to ask you what will be SL for today 30 points like usual or 40 points because high vola expected for today?

Thanks

Thanks for asking...
Today is a very special day - we had already some high gaps and much volatilty in past days.
So my stop is 30 points - be it adequate or false.
Nothing to predict - trades in this situation are of course of higher risk.
For conservative view - stay at the sidelines the next 2 weeks.
Even my system has sometimes "bad" entry or exit times - over the year it has more
winners than losers.
Hope this helps

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Sorry @pipambasador

Setup today seems overbought...
so see for a good entry long from 12:05

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Friday trade

Still hi vola - risky trade with tight stop

Dax long 9:30 to 13:30

entry @ 10157
exit @ 10142 SL
result -15 points

IB vol good

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I can't believe how high your DAX margins on IB are - they're ridiculous

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IB Margins


Yeah - @PeakGrowth the things are extreme:
Were intraday margins last year around 7K rising to 12K
now they were 16K intraday and the moment of high vola
as they skipped the intrady margin - it was 32K this week...

This has nothing to do with the market itself - it looks like
IB wants to get rid of "small" customers...
And use the moment for their strategy.

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