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Market Wizard
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13:15 closed 2

I've bot 2 at 1363.50 at 13:12:18
and entered a buy order for the other 3 at 1362.25

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Trade 2 continued
Sld 3 more at 1368 now short 5 at average 1365.41

trade 2B 2012-03-08_1409 - aquarian_ian's library


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Observations:
Once I finally got on line (10:30) and missed the FE at 9:12&9:26 I should have closed up shop.
My trading rules say that if I'm not in a trade by 10am to not trade.

Mistakes:
  • not paying attention to trend and trading against it



Total all trades = -$87.50

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Friday 9 March, 2012

Est Range =11.75
Est High = 1377.25

11:01
Slept in and started late. Missed FE=LE equal L1366.50 at 8:36
1366.50+11.75=1377.25
It is dancing around the HE and could stay here most of the day.
Trading this, at this time, is - so today's trade in ES just for the contest.

Trading the chop
2012-03-09_1248 - aquarian_ian's library

Trade 1
Bot 2 1372.75 at 11:34:04
Sld 2 1373.75 at 12:51:52
1 * $100 = $100

Total all trades = -$100.00
End of the day $21,908 from $20,000 initial capital on 1 March

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I made a second trade - I guess I'm not really happy with my progress towards my goal so far.
Lots of work - little results, so I pushed it a bit.

Trade 2 Day end gambling = $137.50
trade2 2012-03-09_1435 - aquarian_ian's library

Total all trades = $237.50
End of the day $22,045 from $20,000 initial capital on 1 March


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Monday March 12, 2012

Slow start - had to update charts to Jun contract for ES
got up late 5amPT - DLS started Sunday.

8:54CT
Dir 30 up to 1367
looking like a narrow choppy day.
3dma 9.75 and on est 7.25
ADX on 2 min<20 at 9:10am = chop zone
est H=1370.50
Actual:
High: 1367.00
Low: 1360.25
Range: 6.75


A retrace 75%=1363.25
L=1363.25 @ 8:35
H=1367at 8:42

9:15CT
I'm going to try the long side:
BOT 1 at 1363.25
Orders buy 1 at 1362 and 1362.25
Coffee break--
In the trade 9:42
Before trade 1 2012-03-12_0940 - aquarian_ian's library
11:52 lots more buys and sell to close
Trade 1 =$250



Corn trade = $125
Corn trade Monday 2012-03-12_0957 - aquarian_ian's library
bot 1 654.25 at 9:46:49
Sld 1 656.75 at 9:50:56
+2.50*50=$125



Looks like the short side would have been the better way to trade ES.


12:55ct
corn trade2 = $87.50
Sld 657.75 bot 656 =1.75 * 50 = $87.50
Trade 2 Corn 2012-03-12_1244 - aquarian_ian's library

ES trade 2 = $375


ES trade 3 = $0
Es Trade 4 = $250

ES trades $250+375+$250=$875
Corn trades = $125+87.50=S212.50
Both $875+212.50=$1,087.50

Total all trades = $1,087.50
End of the day $23,132.50 from $20,000 initial capital on 1 March

End of day:
Today was a "V" day. I was slow-footed from my late start, so my big challenge is to get to bed early enough so that I can get up on time in the morning. This means stopping working sooner and "leaving it til tomorrow:.
Starting with the short side would have been the better way to trade ES today.

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Tuesday 13 March 2012
Tuesday 13 March 2012-03-13_1804 - aquarian_ian's library

Total all trades = $225
End of the day $23,357.50
(less open neg equity on swing trade)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Corn trade
2012-03-14_1127 - aquarian_ian's library
+$87.50

ES trade1
ES1 2012-03-14_1242 - aquarian_ian's library
+$75

ES trade1
+37.50

Total all trades = $200
End of the day $23,557.50
(less open neg equity on swing trade)

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ES trade1

Jing not working today - nothing is! LOL
(gotta get a life... any who..)






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Friday 16 March, 2012

Slept in trade only for March Madness purposes
2012-03-16_1508 - aquarian_ian's library
Bot 1397.5 15:04:07
Sld 1398.0 15:08:26
+.5=$25

Total all trades = $25
End of the day $23,582.50
(less open neg equity on swing trade)

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