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Trade The Value Trading Journal

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Progress

I think I'm making some progress, however, my equity curve is very choppy. I think I'm on the right track but need to do some tweaking. The 5 minute chart may be too quick for my personality and style of trading. I'm going to start watching a 30 minute bar chart along with the market profile chart. I'll start forward testing new setups and see if I can smooth out the equity curve.

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Update for Monday 3/12/12. I did not trade today. I had to go out to a job. I did spend some time when I got home setting up my new charts. I think using longer time frames better suites my personality and style of trading.

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Market Prep for Tuesday 3/13/12 FOMC today. Be patient!

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nakachalet View Post
thx conal

but what do they each means in terms of trading though?

could you pls explain perhaps with one of your charts as accompaniment, so it is easy to see and perhaps, understand better; what does each mean and what does each entail?

and particularly:

1--at which point in time, does one ENTER the trade?

2--and HOW DOES ONE KNOW, HOW LONG TO HANG ON TO THAT TRADE?

3--and, if the trade already entered, does not pan out; how long before bailing out?

4--and, how does one know, when to bail out, pls?

so next time, we could recognize them, when we come across any of them by ourselves on someone else charts, pls?

only if you have the time, K?

thx much again, conal.

I'm not sure I have enough data to answer all your questions but I'll do my best. I was taking ever instance of the setup so I could track various conditions and then perhaps filter out the best setups.

1) Entry, breakout long above high of a bar that has a large range and large volume. Stop set to 3 ES pts and target set to 9 ES pts. vice versa for short.

2,3,4) Stay in trade until stop or target is hit, or signal in opposite direction.

The screen shot attached shows an ES long.

My equity curve has been pretty choppy though. I'm looking to adjust my setups, I think I'm better suited for a longer time frame like a 30 minute bar chart. I have switched to that and done some initial visual backtesting and will now forward test it for awhile.

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Lesson for Tuesday 3/13/12 FOMC

1.) Putting it All Together: My style of trading require patience and objective thinking in order to put all the pieces together. It takes time and experience to be able to read everything properly in order to positions yourself in asymmetric opportunities.

2.) Attitude: It's vital that you keep a positive attitude. It's easy to get discouraged and lose confidence. You have done an extremely good job at persevering and sticking to your methods. Keep up the good work!

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Trading Journal and Quick Monthly Review for Tuesday 3/13/12 FOMC

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