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Trading for Fun
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Investor/RT, NinjaTrader, TradeStation
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Favorite Futures: Gold, Crude Oil. E-mini S&P500
 
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Trade The Value Trading Journal

Philosophy: I focus on day and short term trading via market profile and technical analysis. I look for optimal trade location that provide asymmetric risk to reward opportunities.

Markets: I trade Gold, Crude Oil and E-Mini S&P futures.

Strategy 1: Excess Breakout: Market moves quickly with strong volume, Enter via market order in direction of breakout. Minimum risk:reward of 1:3.

Strategy 2: Value Area Extreme Retracement: If market retraces to VAH or VAL and stalls, fade the market via a market order. Minimum risk:reward of 1:3.

Risk: Maximum 3.5% of account equity on any one trade.

Journal: Enter all trades in Trading Journal. Monitor performance weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly.


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Final Market Update 3/1/12

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Favorite Futures: Gold, Crude Oil. E-mini S&P500
 
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Trading Journal and Monthly Quick Review

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Trading Journal and Monthly Quick Review updated to include 3/1/12 trades.

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Gold, Crude Oil and E-Mini S&P screen shots with trade locations for 3/1/12

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LESSONS 3/1/12

KEEP IT SIMPLE: Today I simplified my trading. I reduced my number of strategies to 2. Previously I was trying to implement 4 or 5 different strategies. I was confusing the hell out of myself and suffering from analysis paralysis. The problem I was suffering from was not wanting to let go of EVERY opportunity. I have to accept the fact that I will not catch EVERY move. That is ok. The key is to catch some moves. Nobody can catch 100% of the moves. Patience is key!

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Market Prep. 3/2/12

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Favorite Futures: Gold, Crude Oil. E-mini S&P500
 
Posts: 72 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 6 given, 11 received

Market Update 3/2/12 10:49am

OOps! I butchered this trade. This made me realize I need to update my strategy rules. The correct trade, according to my rules, was to short the retracement to the VAH. I've updated my rules.

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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Investor/RT, NinjaTrader, TradeStation
Broker/Data: Amp/Zen-Fire, TradeStation
Favorite Futures: Gold, Crude Oil. E-mini S&P500
 
Posts: 72 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 6 given, 11 received


Gold, Crude Oil and ES screen shots with trade locations for 3/2/12. Will update Trading Journal and Monthly Quick Review and Post later. I also made an error on an ES trade. Similarly, I should have followed the excess breakout requirement before entering ExBo long. Correct trade was fading VAH.

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