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Dax short 10:30 to 12:00

entry @ 11588
exit @ 11618 (SL)
result -30 points

IB vol ok

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Dax short 9:30 to 13:30

entry @ 11570
exit @ 11592
result -22 points

IB vol ok

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This week had 3 trades:

one positive: 23 points
two negative: (-30 -22 points)
weekly result -29 points

Points sincee week 1: 61

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No trade today: holiday in USA

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PS - was stupid to trade last Friday to make a negative result.
Normally before a US holiday the system dictates a trade free
day before the holiday... which I overlooked again

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Dax long 10:30 to 15:00

entry @ 11485
exit @ 11465 (SL on high vol)
result -20 points

IB vol high (>12K c.)

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We do have the special situation (very rare) to see a gap rule in the system.
Hopefully to see some positive points

11:30 - SL as the counter trend trade did not work
13:56 - the LONG was not bad - LOL - only the entry time of the trade was early
14:00 - 11712 "we are coming!"

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Here a short overview of the pattern today which occurred within the Cloud in 30min.
cloud: watch how price touched the low of the cloud to be rejected...



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...was reached exactly today. (Body of 30min. of 2 candles).
Was needed for higher prices in near future.

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Dax short 11:30 to 15:30

entry @ 11550
exit @ 11565
result -15 pts

IB vol good

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Trump Inauguration Day

US Markets are quite unsure about the path to take in the next 6 to 9 months.
This affects the DAX as well.

Now on this Friday I see a special Trump scenario in the Dax:
1) Movement down to 11537 (upper cloud in 30min)
2) Then quick Up Move to new highs (only for the last 3 weeks) on Friday
3) Bigger volumes for the next weeks

Let's see what comes up.
Good trades

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Dax long 9:30 to 13:30

entry @ 11562
exit @ 11585
result 23 points

IB vol ok

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This week had 3 trades:

two negative trades (-20 - 15 points)
one positive trade 23 points
weekly result - 12 points

Points since week 1: 49

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Dax short 10:30 to 13:30

entry @ 11576
exit @ 11606 (SL)
result -30 points

IB vol good

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We recognize that
1) the volumes are back again
2) the incertainty of the markets is still here
3) some strange patterns will happen for sure
4) we can not see any direction - be it up or down mid-term

Conclusion - we might be back to normal again.

Good trades!
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We recognize that
1) the volumes are back again
2) the incertainty of the markets is still here
3) some strange patterns will happen for sure
4) we can not see any direction - be it up or down mid-term

Conclusion - we might be back to normal again.

Good trades!
GFIs1

Let's wait and see, participation has been very low still despite volume.

Don't let money control you, control money!
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Special day:
1) Up-Gap
2) IFO day !

Dax short 10:30 to 16:30

entry @ 10740
exit @ 10770 (SL)
result -30 points

IB vol not important

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YES - it WAS a high risk short in this upmove 1st week of US pres.

EDIT: IF long - then stay until 16:30

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Could streamline on this rare occasion of start occurences TWO rules to get together.
Such mistrade should not happen again.

Means less rules and better results

Good trades!
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EDIT 16:30
given the trade above but in the RIGHT direction - result would have given 64 points instead

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Dax long 9:30 to 14:30

entry @ 11832
exit @ 11830
result -2 points: Lame Duck!

IB vol ok

US numbers 14:30! (BIP)

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This week had 3 trades

ALL negative (-30 -30 -2 points)
Weekly result -62 points
Points since week 1: -13

Haha - THIS was Trump week's result - the most negative week of the year!



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This week includes the last of month (31st) on Tuesday.

Trades foreseen:
1) No trade on Monday (not much volume / range)
2) Tuesday trade (last)
3) Wednesday trade
4) Friday trade

Happy weekend
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Trump moved Monday quite a lot: 131 points range

Dax short 9:30 to 16:30

entry @ 11694
exit @ 11606
result 88 points

IB vol ok

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Even there we left some points on the table yesterday:

This was a roller coaster ride today...
Entry was a bit early - the previewed down came rather late.
Maybe the exit too. But finally it was worth the go.
This result brings us back to the positive this trumpy year.

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After some steep upmoves behind the Dow Jones some correction should come
to consolidate.

Here is a short term correction (lower prices very possible) to review:



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No trade: Yesterday range exceeded 150 pts. Was in fact 171 points.

Plus we had 2 short days before - so shorting today is not given.

Good trades
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Hi GFIs1,

Since I regularly check your journal, I am wondering if you have an update on your total profit made in 2016.
I noticed 2016 is not in your first post. Or do you put the entire year on red due to it being an election year?
(I thought I read something about that in your previous posts, somewhere hehe)

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Hi GFIs1,

Since I regularly check your journal, I am wondering if you have an update on your total profit made in 2016.
I noticed 2016 is not in your first post. Or do you put the entire year on red due to it being an election year?

Thanks ForcefielD for your input:
YES - the numbers total 2016 are still not published
As I will - they get a line in post No 1 as well.

Of course the numbers as published here in the thread count. There were some bad trades in second half
of the year because of the US elections. Some normality seems to be back or soon to come.

Good trades
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Dax short 9:30 to 13:30

entry @ 11653
exit @ 11652
result 1 point

IB vol low

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yeah as mentioned: IB vol LOW!

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This week had 2 trades

Both positive (88 + 1 point)
Weekly result 89 points

Points since week 1: 76

Happy weekend!

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Happy weekend
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Because I won the prize many times and encourage my friends to get a great result in the contest!
And some candies coming in the next 10 days - stay tuned

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Dax short 9:30 to 14:00

entry @ 11602
exit @ 11632 (SL)
result -30 points

IB vol good

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edit 10:35: lets see if the 10:30 to 13:00 will work
Price stucks in cloud 4h, 1h and 30min

FINALLY
entry @ 11663
exit @ 11606
result 57 points
Daily result 27 points

now 4h, 1h and 30 min: price is south of all clouds
that was taking the lift twice in one morning

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i see 10600 - 9300 down the year

reasons : death of NAFTA and China/US trade war

watching 11400 break...so far 50ma offering support

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Dax short 9:13 to 15:30

entry @ 11553
exit @ 11504
result 49 points

IB vol good

GFIs1

Review:
1) Price started in 30min cloud AND
2) IB vol was on lower end
3) SL was therefore 40 points: 38.5 were used
4) 3rd peak to upper cloud (30m) was missing and came after trade started
5) Price crossed 10:30 the upper cloud to finally take the previewed short
6) Short is still covered by the upper clouds in 30m, 1h and 4h that are above
7) Price from 112xx as discussed earlier is highly possible. Best companies have shown their last year numbers

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Dax ______ 9:30 to 14:30

entry @
exit @
result

IB vol

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Dax long triggered:
entry 11686, stopped out 11656 - result -30 points.
IB vol was low 6,5k.

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This week had 4 trades:

two positive (57 + 49) points
two SL (-30 - 30) points

Weekly result 46 points.
Points since week 1: 122

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The GFIs1 journal is celebrating 5th year anniversary today.



Thanks to @Big Mike my decision 5 years ago was to start my OWN journal. First it was only to get some
discipline on my trading — but then it came to a daily routine. Which brought me to the discipline needed.
That was a real proof of my trading system!

Looking back to the results of journaling in 5 years:

1) Every year journaled brought positive results
2) After a while with some experience I introduced an alternative journal with the legendary „Walzer“
3) Both journals resulted together with more than 300 thousand page views here on FIO (WOW!!!)
4) The journal(s) brought me several wins with the FIO journal competition
5) I won a lot of trading friends around the world - really amazing!

Thanks to all followers - it was a wonderful time here.
Looking back - such development on my trading was only possible with this audience.

Final conclusion:
If YOU are really interested in trading and want to see good results - there is only ONE hint:
Open your journal here on FIO - for sure you will see positive results very soon!
All the best for the journal competitors! Keep going.

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Goody No 1:
For sure you would like to know what „GFIs1“ means:

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Now you know...

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Dax long 9:30 to 14:00

entry @ 11711
exit @ 11771
result 60 points

IB vol low (high risk)

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PS: a good birthday trade )

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Dax short 9:30 to 14:30

entry @ 11828
exit @ 11781
result 47 points

IB vol low

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..trend still ok

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Presidents day...
"Washington's Birthday officially honors the life and work of George Washington, the first president of the United States. The day commemorates past presidents of the USA." (source Wikipedia)

will be next Monday (Trump you deserve it after ALL those desasters?)
No political statement here - just a hint for the coming DAX trading days:

My trading days here to make it very clear and precise:

Tomorrow Thursday Special TRADE
Friday NORMAL (prolonged) TRADE
Monday - NO TRADE
Tuesday Special TRADE
Wednesday Normal TRADE

Don't fall into this yearly trap THIS WEEKEND!!!

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PS: President's day is always 3rd Monday of February - just to know
PS II: I lost a LOT of money in the past because of that tricky situation! II

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Dax long 9:30 to 16:30

entry @ 11799
exit @ 11769 (SL)
result -30 points

IB vol low

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PS: found a slight rule change on these special long weekend trades...

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Dax short 9:30 to 16:00

entry @ 11746
exit @ 11734
result 12 points

IB vol low

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This week had 4 trades

Three positive (60 +47 +12 points)
One negative -30 points
Weekly result 89 points

Points since week 1: 211

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No trade on next Monday:
President's day.

Next trade on Tuesday.

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Hi GFIs1

Thanks for continuing to share your trades in this thread. I'm a big fan. Are you able to share a bit more on the direction of your Monday and Friday trades.

I understood Monday's trade is in the same direction of the IB candle (although entry times may vary based on rules that seem to be set prior to the IB candle itself)....

Friday's trade i understood tends to be a reversal day where the trade is in the opposite direction of the IB candle. It looks like this Friday (the 17th), the trade was in the same direction as the IB candle (short).

Any further clarifications on how you treat the direction of Monday's and Friday's trades.

Regards

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Hi @Canozy

Thanks for following and your kind words!
The GFIs1 rules depend on the physical observations of every weekday's patterns under
many different aspects.
You have seen the main (90% of the trades) basic directions for Monday and Friday.
They work normally when volume (see below) is "OK or GOOD".
There is NO easy description. And no secret sauce.
But there are some dozen rules that are depending on each other in my trading plan like:
- range of previous day
- gap (my special definition of it)
- today's IB crossing the previous day range
- IB volume (you have seen my "normal vol for IB from 6K to 10K) and more rules upon
- news (with time of the day) like IFO ECB US numbers to stay out of peaks
- holidays - very important: during the week, end of week or beginning of the week - especially US holidays

To be honest - the Wednesday rule set is the most complex of all.

The goal is to have a good pattern for the given situation that works in >70% of the trades positive and
does not step into the risky minutes of known or unknown news.

Conclusion:
You are on the right path. The rule set is to complex to describe it here in detail.

Your hint of the last Friday trade was a reaction (mentioned as a "slight rule change") to my rule set:
Normally I do not trade when volume is really low. But for the holiday rule I tried to anticipate things
for low volumes. I need to backtest that one as well to give it a place in the whole rule set.
And to make it clear: I only take DAX cash hours to detect my patterns. All pricing outside the cash
hours are neglected. Is also true for measuring price range and gaps.

Happy weekend

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Thanks GFIs1 for the reply and sharing the information around the factors you use in determining the direction, entry and exits. I seem to recall you are a user of the Investor RT platform and can see evidence from some of the homework videos in some of your thinking. I'm still a novice at this platform and working my way through the process on becoming more proficient.

Thanks again.

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Thanks GFIs1 for the reply and sharing the information around the factors you use in determining the direction, entry and exits. I seem to recall you are a user of the Investor RT platform and can see evidence from some of the homework videos in some of your thinking....

Thanks for your interest.
Yes - Investor/RT was always part of my strategic thinking. Finding patterns - or discussing Fibonacci - or using
the software to program signals sent to the smartphone: everything is exciting. With the help of the top crew
Chad Payne and Bill Linn I found ways to program the needed parts for my trading that works.
In fact - the software is most potent and you need to formulate your trading plan very well to get it programmed
and let sending you the needed information any time to take THE trades that make you profitable.

BUT: in any case you need to do your homework(s) carefully!

Good trades!
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Dax long 9:30 to 15:00h

entry @ 11814
exit @ 11896
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IB vol good

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Coming back to "normal" volumes we get good results concerning the daily range.
Even the GFIs1 trade let some coins on the table
The main observation of course means back to normal after those ridiculous election
things in US that was eating months... That is the good news!
With those movements we might see for sure soon some nice Walzer again.

For tomorrow though a short in THIS thread is foreseen. (Only valid for Wednesdays).

Lets see what will happen.
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The upper resistance is reached again.
Before jumping over 12K we need to see tomorrow some profit taking which
sends prices down for a short moment.

The next upmove is not far from now - with all the hype of "good numbers" around.

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Dax long 9:30 to 15:00h

entry @ 11814
exit @ 11896
result 82 points

IB vol good

GFIs1

Nice to hear of your gains, it pays for those days when it goes nowhere chop etc.
A nice index to trade "when" one times it right.

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IFO Day - numbers 10:00h - things different

Dax short 10:30 to 16:30h

entry @ 11998
exit @ 11991
result 7 pts

IB vol good

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edit 11:13
IFO numbers were VERY good - but things were priced in already.
Some taking profits may occur today.

edit 14:03
Goal for 16:30: 11933

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IFO Day - numbers 10:00h - things different

Dax short 10:30 to 16:30h

entry @ 11998
exit @
result

IB vol good

GFIs1

edit 11:13
IFO numbers were VERY good - but things were priced in already.
Some taking profits may occur today.

I was hoping too that those IFO numbers were priced in already! Although some volatility always occurs whether its priced in or not. Why do you say IFO numbers were good, when higher IFO numbers were expected? I am not saying they're bad, I always try not to judge, but look at the chart and see if it provides me with an opportunity. Because... you shouldn't care if those numbers are good or bad, right?
I hope to see some profit taking today as I am stuck in a trade from last day, so I definitely hope you are right, well you are so far! Best wishes!

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Because... you shouldn't care if those numbers are good or bad, right?...

Exactly!
It does NOT matter if IFO numbers are good or not: The ONLY thing is to WATCH the 30m candle AFTER the
IFO decision - that gives you a hint to take the direction

Dictates my system
THAT easy

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After 8 weeks (not finished) reaching 300 points in the Dax.
Not a bad result.
Even truncating events (trumpating events) did not harm.
Volumes as mentioned are back to normal:
Means some very positive outlook for the near future.

Good trades
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Dax short 9:30 to 13:30

entry @ 11923
exit @ 11758
result 165 points

IB vol good

scenario not bad: price again south Kumo 30m and within Kumo 1h

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edit 11:35: THERE we go...
goal 11766/11750 very next // in extremis 11696
edit 12:30: best trade of 2017 so far
edit 12:45: looks not bad to reach 11766 within this trade
edit 12:53: 11766 killed )

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I need a pause - for other business on the agenda

Will let you know about 13:30 result of this very SPECIAL TRADE tonight.

Good trades all! Hope you enjoyed...

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Hello GFIs1

So far your trade is going quite well.
With regard to news which news feed do you use for dax

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Hello GFIs1

So far your trade is going quite well.
With regard to news which news feed do you use for dax

Just for the main themes:
DerivateCheck

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This week had 3 positive trades:

82 + 7 + 165 points
Weekly result 254 points

Points since week 1: 465

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This week had 3 positive trades:

82 + 7 + 165 points
Weekly result 254 points

Points since week 1: 465

GFIs1

Thank you for sharing your journal entries, I am very supportive to anyone making consistent gains with Dax.
Nice result this week
Would you be willing to discuss or illustrate any loss trades for same week and reasons for ?

Be well

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Thanks @IndexTrader IT

In this journal - ALL taken trades are noted. The trade is announced at the beginning (or before) with
entry time, exit time, direction. So everyone can see how the trade unfolds. No hindsight guessing.
The stops are communicated also. Normally a fixed number.
This week all 3 trades were positive and there was no other trade. Thus nothing to discuss about a loss.
In many other weeks there were negative results - just watch the weekly result and reread the appropriate
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Thanks @IndexTrader IT

In this journal - ALL taken trades are noted. The trade is announced at the beginning (or before) with
entry time, exit time, direction. So everyone can see how the trade unfolds. No hindsight guessing.
The stops are communicated also. Normally a fixed number.
This week all 3 trades were positive and there was no other trade. Thus nothing to discuss about a loss.
In many other weeks there were negative results - just watch the weekly result and reread the appropriate
full post.

GFIs1

Hello I understand only 3 trades this week. You are planning and waiting this a professional at work
I will review past posts.
Very nice gains this week a great way to start your weekend

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This week brought the second best week since the GFIs1 system is published five years back.
The best week (documented in this thread here) was in October 2014. It brought
291 points with two day trades.
Find weekly result here:


But are there better systems?
For sure!

The beginning of the Walzer brought in the first two documented days here on FIO:
749 points
That was 15th and 16th of December 2015.
You can find it here (4th trade of 16th not shown in pic):


Hoping to see more of this soon!

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No trade today:
Friday range exceeded limits...

Good trades
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gettng back to 11730 to see the "W" finished and again higher is
on the plan. From there situation should be analyzed.

In fact really jumping above 12K seems not given under uncertainty
right now.

We will see
AND: follow according to our plan(s)

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PS: was good to SOH today - as things would not have played out for wins

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I need a pause - for other business on the agenda

Will let you know about 13:30 result of this very SPECIAL TRADE tonight.

Good trades all! Hope you enjoyed...

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Hello GFIs1
Can you explain "special trade"
EG: Was it news related or just very high probability for you
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Hello GFIs1
Can you explain "special trade"
EG: Was it news related or just very high probability for you
Thanks

"Special trade" here means:
1) Start in Kumo
2) Thin signal on IB candle
3) Kumo worked as upper resistance
4) impressive down move in short time: money maker

Quite happy to see such range again.

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PS: my trades are rarely news related - only omitting important US numbers in all cases

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Dax short 9:30 to 16:30

entry @ 11834
exit @ 11821
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"Special trade" here means:
1) Start in Kumo
2) Thin signal on IB candle
3) Kumo worked as upper resistance
4) impressive down move in short time: money maker

Quite happy to see such range again.

GFIs1

PS: my trades are rarely news related - only omitting important US numbers in all cases

Hello GFIs1 thank you

What ever your doing it is working well, have you always been a retail trader as in trading from home or have you ever been involved working for a fund or proprietary firm ?

It is VERY rare a retail trader becomes consistent, hats off to those that manage this feat.
Dax especially one of the more volatile indexes but can be very rewardng when you know what to wait for.

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Thanks @IndexTrader IT

I am a small private trader. My background is a economic study at the university.
Watching longtime the Dax (10 years plus) I decided to start my endeavour to
trade the Dax future ONLY:
"Know Thy Market" as a fellow FIO trader says I recommend to know your instrument(s)
by heart.
Consistency is the key. A journal - especially a public one - can help to develop good
strategies and to find the best trading working for oneself.

In fact I have many other projects running. That means I needed a possibility with very
low screentime to handle other time consuming tasks at the same time.
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Dax short 9:30 to 14:30

entry @ 11971
exit @ 12011 (SL)
result -40 points

IB vol good

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EDIT - 14:30h
The Trump effect blew more bullish today. Correction is still needed for further new highs...
Don't forget.

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Dax short 9:30 to 14:30

entry @ 11971
exit @
result

IB vol good

GFIs1

Hello GFIs1
How are you

So you were only looking for shorts today ?
You refrained from taking any longs on the 121 point tear ?
That would mean "overall" your bearish on the DAX ?
Perhaps it was just your IB signal for this session be well
Just curious what your thinking
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Situation:
After a good up gap today we have to follow the Wednesday rule set.
This gives for this situation a short until 14:30 (getting cash in from the peak).
In fact we see 12k still as a good resistance which is not taken out on a gap day.
Just my 2 cents.

As you know my system takes a trade earliest 9:30 - and then the pre cash hour
and the cash 30min have already shot all money into the ring So it is
time to bet on the right side: that means short!

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Situation:
After a good up gap today we have to follow the Wednesday rule set.
This gives for this situation a short until 14:30 (getting cash in from the peak).
In fact we see 12k still as a good resistance which is not taken out on a gap day.
Just my 2 cents.

As you know my system takes a trade earliest 9:30 - and then the pre cash hour
and the cash 30min have already shot all money into the ring So it is
time to bet on the right side: that means short!

GFIs1

Ok interesting to hear your thoughts and your explanation appreciated.
As you say just your 2 cents but maybe after 10 years it really is 20

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Dax short 9:30 to 13:30

entry @ 12006
exit @
result

IB vol ok

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This week had 3 trades (Friday closed with SL -30 pts):

One positive +13 points
Two negative (SL) (-40 - 30) points
Weekly result -57 points

Points since week 1: 408

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This week had 3 trades (Friday closed with SL -30 pts):

One positive +13 points
Two negative (SL) (-40 - 30) points
Weekly result -57 points

Points since week 1: 408

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Hi,

Was really curious of the reason for taking a trade on friday as I believe the previous day had something like 170 pt range.

Im a fan btw. Your journals helped me come up with many ideas to test out and I am really greatful for that.

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Hi @Opstar

Thanks for your input:
1) The Thursday range was low (only Wednesday was high - only cash hours!)
2) My short based on a very thin signal between 9:18 to 9:30 and gave
the wrong direction which led into the stop.
In fact taking the opposite trade within the given time frame it would have
ended with 30 points plus.
Things are sometimes very narrow. As it is part of the game I do not worry.

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Dax short 10:30 to 13:00

entry @ 11954
exit @ 11984 (SL)
result -30 points

IB vol low

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No trade today: Conflicting Rules!

Very tricky situation on IB candle this morning...
As we can see from the chart - this was a good decision

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Good trades

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ECB - 13:45h decision, 14:30 press conference

After some days of indecision and sideway (non)move today we might see some hasty up
and downs. After the 4h chart some upmove is quite obvious because of the support of Kumo.
But no guarantee here.
Just be alerted of the event of the day and maybe a trendsetting for the next weeks.

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still no change - interest rate stays @ 0%

Draghi explanations 14:30 will give more background.

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Dax long 9:30 to 13:30

entry @ 12024
exit 12045
result 21 points

IB vol low to ok
Trigger signal very thin

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This week had 2 trades

one negative (SL) -30 points
one positive +21 points
result -9 points

Points since week 1: 399

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We had ECB this week AND
Next week (14th and 15th) FOMC meeting with anounce and press conference on Wednesday
afternoon (13:45 and 14:30h CET) is scheduled.

So be prepared for a interesting trading week coming after this weekend.
FED seems to raise the interest rates again.

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Dax long 10:30 o 13:30

entry @ 11971
exit @ 11981
result 10 points

IB vol LOW

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One day before FOMC meeting...
Good possibility to see some movement.
One has already started: price underneath cloud (30m)

Dax short 10:00 to 13:30

entry @ 11966
exit @ 11938
result 28 points

IB vol ok

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PS 13:50:
Detour was not foreseen - just the 40p stop for special days
was keeping us off a stop loss.

Good trades!

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Dax short 10:30 to 13:00

entry @ 12020
exit @ 11986
result 34 p

IB vol good (nearly 9k contracts)

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probable goal 11955

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Dax short 10:30 to 13:00

entry @ 12020
exit @
result

IB vol good (nearly 9k contracts)

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probable goal 11955

Hello GFIs1
Good level entry making points

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What a week and not finished yet

Will take a Dax short 10:00 to 13:30

entry @ 12114
exit @ 12082
result 32 points

IB vol not important here.

Will post only tonight - as I am busy all day.
Good trades

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Dax short 10:30 to 13:00

entry @ 12020
exit @ 11986
result 34 p

IB vol good (nearly 9k contracts)

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probable goal 11955

10:30 open = 11993.50.

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Correction of Wednesday trade - thx @alexk1968
entry posted 10:00...

entry 11994 (10:30 short)
exit 11986
result 8 points

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PS: at least the mentioned "probable goal of 11955"
was taken out without a problem later in the day

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Dax long 9:30 to 13:30 (first long this week)

entry @ 12027
exit @ 12085
result 58 points

IB vol

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Dax long 9:30 to 13:30 (first long this week)

entry @ 12027
exit @
result

IB vol

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Caution, you are in the wrong contract, the March-contract expires in 2 hours. You have to roll to the June-contract!

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very true @tr8er
In fact the open positions will be closed 13:00 anyway: No problem so far.
Will not interfere. Sometimes the results around 13h are not bad for selling
open contracts

Good trades
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PS: If you are in the June contract: close it 14:30

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This week had 5 trades - all positive

Result 10 + 28 + 8 + 32 + 58 points
Weekly result 136 points
Points since week 1: 535

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One trade every day has for a long time not happened. In fact we need to walk
back quite far in this thread to reveal some weeks meeting that condition:
That happened in January of 2013.
From there on normally the Tuesday and Thursday trades were skipped.

But this week we had some very special settings:
- CEB decision last week
- FED decision this week
- Triple witch today (which I overlooked wink @ratfink)
- strong Tuesday and Thursday volumes
- Snow storm in New York on welcome day for meeting Trump - Merkel

So the decision to take more trades than normal was not bad - haha...

Assuming to see some calmer days coming though!

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PS: So guess what?
Even I had little time for trading this week -
THIS was the first time in this journal to have 5 positive results in
a row within a week.

PS II: We have passed already 500 points limit for this year. And March
has not finished yet.
Seems promising to reach the 1k points this year.

PS III: As volumes are rising and free money floats in we might see some
more rising range soon. That helps to see some Walzer again - what might
trigger even more gains.

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This week had 5 trades - all positive

Result 10 + 28 + 8 + 32 + 58 points
Weekly result 136 points
Points since week 1: 535

Happy weekend
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Good job trading a disciplined system @GFIs1!

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.. after a week with many ups and downs - some more relaxed week
might follow with high probability.
This means don't follow the signal when the volume is LOW.
Just take a trade on days that are "LIKE NORMAL".

Easy - isn't it?

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No trade today...
As mentioned before - after the turbulent last week - volumes
are dimmed again.

Today's IB: 4235 contracts on June contract.
This is low. The system will not give high probable gains.

Just lean back - better volumes are around the corner.

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Dax short 9:30 to 16:30

entry @ 12070
exit @ 11977
result 93 points

IB vol ok

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This week had 5 trades - all positive

Result 10 + 28 + 8 + 32 + 58 points
Weekly result 136 points
Points since week 1: 535

Happy weekend
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Wow. Shredding it! Well done.

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