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Trading Journal for Monday 3/19/12

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Lessons for Monday 3/19/12

If you have a trade that hits the target then stop trading that symbol for the rest of the day. We had a +9 in the ZB then tried to reverse the position and got stopped out. This makes no sense. Stay with the trend and if it hits the target then stand aside.

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No Trading for Tuesday 3/20/12

I'm traveling for work and am not able to trade Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Today I finished reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. It's very interesting and I highly recommend it. Tomorrow I'm going to re-read Markets in Profile by James Dalton.

It's frustrating not being able to trade but I'm hoping I can read and reflect on trading and therefore still make some progress even though I'm not able actively trade.

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Trade Screen Shots for Monday 3/19/12

You should post the screenshots at the original size. The size you are posting is quite small, unless your desktop is only 800x600 or something?

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You should post the screenshots at the original size. The size you are posting is quite small, unless your desktop is only 800x600 or something?

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I had made a screen shot then made some notes then re-did then screen shot...hence the small size. I'll post the originals going forward. Thanks.

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No Trading Wednesday 3/21/12 or Thursday 3/22/12 Traveling for work.

I was able to read some more of Markets in Profile. I learn something new every time I go back to it. I think I'm slowly integrating new aspects of it into my trading. There is a lot to assimilate, so if I can keep picking it up little by little I think that will work in the long run.

I'm focusing more and more on trade location. I have to admit I'm a bit of a setup junky. I like clear, precise parameters to enter and exit. The trouble I'm having with the book is taking a more holistic view of the markets. I feel like it starts to get very subjective, perhaps too subjective for me. However, I have found that if a take notes of the big picture then maybe I could hold off on taking setups until they get into an ideal location. I think this is the next step.

I'm working on adjusting my trading journal so I can have an entry for longer term bigger picture conditions upon entry.

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Market Prep for Friday 3/23/12

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Trading Journal and Quick Monthly Review for Friday 3/23/12

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Lessons for Friday 3/23/12

Time in Trade: I noticed a few trades that became profitable right away. Conversely, other trades were either profitable then stalled and came back to my entry (ES short 10:01) or never took off from my entry (QM 10:31). Perhaps if the trade does not work rather quickly then it's indicative of poor trade location and should be exited early, before the stop or target it hit.

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