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Continuation Trade

Nice 6E trade. Price broke cloud, I like to wait for it to pull back to either the kijun or Tenkan lines and enter when price moves past the Tenken line. I used the Tenken line as a stop placement.

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Kijun 5M cross

Chris Capre has a strategy Called " Kijun ATR cross on a 5M chart." I understand that he is buying into strenght, I am not sure how he uses it, or even how he sets up his chart.

My take was to use the Kijun cross the same way as a moving average cross and use the Eco 2 for momentum. I did not take into account the position of the Tenkan line. The only other filter I used was to take trades in the direction of the future cloud.

I made three trades for + 25 pips, the arrows show where I entered.

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6E


It was very choppy, trying to be patient waiting for an ichimoku signal. Finally made two trades for +15 pips.

First trade, price broke cloud on a flat spot. I was not going to take this trade because of the flat area. Usually price will retest these areas. I was anxious to make a trade, I know, not a good frame of mind to be in. Went ahead with trade and it worked out.

The second trade retraced back. Price broke the Kijun line and I entered into trade on the bar that closed below the Kijun. I could have stayed in trade longer, I was happy ending up with + 15 pips on what I thought was going to be a choppy day.

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Recap

The benefits that I realized were to be accountable for my actions. This journal was for me, however for every action there is a consequence. To expose yourself to public scrutiny can be a real blow to your ego. However having people looking who are not vested in my actions, will see things in another light that I may not have and offer a suggestion or an insight. I believe this is what this forum is about, traders helping traders.

My biggest problem is that I try to make everything better. Ichimoku has been around fot over 70 years. How can I improve upon that? I tried. I changed time frames, ichimoku settings, ways to enter a trade, trade management, and anything else you can possibly adjust.

I was very reluctant to start a journal. That is why I have never done so in the past. I never thought I had anything of value to offer. The other reason is that I did not want people to see what I was doing, it is very hard to be criticiized.

I will keep making journal entries. Going back and reviewing my trades helped me see things that I did not when I was in the heat of the moment. I would suggest to anyone to keep a journal, documenting your trades is for you and you only. Do not let the fact that it is done publicly deter you.

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Today 6E

Made two trades today with ichimoku. The first price was above the cloud and closed above the kijun indicating a continuation of the trend. You can see price finding support on top of the cloud.

The second trade was a continuation. + 20 pips total

I was on vacation for the past 10 days, no trading.

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Just able to make one trade today.

I could have stayed in trade or even reentered. Nothing wrong with 8 pips.

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Great Journal !!!

Thanks for your posts, very clear & concise

I just wanted to share my experiences with the Ichimoku, and see what comments are returned. It has made a big difference keeping me out of bad trades.

I am a new adopter of Ichimoku. I too started with additional indicators (MACD in particular), but things got better when I removed them (too laggy to be useful). I have tried HA candles & price bars, but they remove Price Action from the equation.

I have been using the Ichimoku to provide my setups, and looking to PA to provide the trigger. The I look to PA again to provide my exit triggers at resistance points provided by the Ichimoku, Trend Lines, or psychological numbers.

Everything I have read & experienced says don't change something that works, so I use the Ichimoku with the default settings. I have been trading a demo Forex account on the D/4H/1H, and sometimes use the 5M to confirm my exits.

I look forward to your comments as well as from other Ichmoku followers.

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