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Week 36 result

This week had three trades

one trade with SL of minus 31 points
two trades positive with plus 5 and plus 58 points

weekly result plus 32 points
Points since week one plus 894

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30 or 40 point stop loss?

What are the rules for 30 point and 40 point stop losses? When do you opt for 40 point stop loss? The way I understand it 40 points are used on days with higher expected volatility. How do you define such days?

It would be easier to follow if you could post the size of the stop loss adjacent to your daily trade plan post.

Thanks for keeping us updated!

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Monday trade


Dax long from 10:30 to 13:00

entry @ 7212

exit @ 7218

result plus 6 points

risk - medium

outlook - expecting some upmove during this week and a turning point on friday.

GFIs1

Even with low volatility still nice to see that the pattern worked ;-)


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What are the rules for 30 point and 40 point stop losses? When do you opt for 40 point stop loss? The way I understand it 40 points are used on days with higher expected volatility. How do you define such days?

It would be easier to follow if you could post the size of the stop loss adjacent to your daily trade plan post.

Thanks for keeping us updated!

Hi @rounder8

The normal SL is 30 points in most of the trades.
The 40 points is for volatile days.
I am posting this in my "risk" definition in the daily posting:
"medium" means SL 30 points
"high" means SL 40 points

Hope this helps
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Tuesday trade

Today Dax long from 11:00 to 12:30

entry @ 7204

exit @ 7202

result minus 2 points

risk - medium

outlook: slight upmove while waiting on news of the Euro in Germany. After the news quicker upmove probable.
Decision of the german high court is tomorrow 10:00

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Wednesday trade

Dax short from 11:30 to 15:30

entry @ 7374

exit @ 7360

result plus 14 points

risk - medium

outlook - bullish move before high court decision has already been reached near its end yesterday and today
expecting today a consolidation in the above mentioned hours

GFIs1

expecting discussed scenario despite the small win compared to the long side before


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Dax short from 11:30 to 15:30

entry @

exit @

result

risk - medium

outlook - bullish move before high court decision has already been reached near its end yesterday and today
expecting today a consolidation in the above mentioned hours

GFIs1

I'm going to follow. My target is also reached. 7335 ans 7400. I've got one left 7446. I'm still bullish. But we gonna see.
Good luck GFI's 1

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I'm going to follow. My target is also reached. 7335 ans 7400. I've got one left 7446. I'm still bullish. But we gonna see.
Good luck GFI's 1

Thanks @loeser

This short trade is ONLY for today - expecting some bullish scene tomorrow again.
Then a retracement on friday seems high probable after the daily chart.
Good luck too!

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Thursday trade

Dax short from 11:30 to 13:00

entry @ 7317

exit @ 7318

result minus 1 point (as expected - not much vola - may change after 18:30.. FED decision!)

risk - medium

outlook - not much vola expected - looks like per late afternoon bullish again..

GFIs1


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Friday trade


Last punch up today.. Dax long from 09:30 to 14:30

entry @ 7405

exit @ 7416

result plus 11 points

risk - medium

outlook - taking min. 7450 today before coming down with US data 14:30...

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