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fat tail -dont be upset that the pattern worked - i called the be short under 1395.50 -we hit 1395.25 and it fell - its no big deal - its a different ball game scaling out of big lots -if you read back you will see how they are scaled into also - please dont be upset -as you dont even know how this is being done -what if this is being accomplished through 6 different accounts and this is the accumlative effort-please keep watch on this -also what would you feel would be a nice profit on this system?
also what do you feel acceptable risk is for trades of this size?
p.s-i believe in free press -you will not be banned by me -i see your positive signs under your name -just be fair and dont bully me-thats all i ask-good luck in your trading

These guys used a similar strategy as yours. They are both famous now.

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Can I be more explicit?

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fat tail - as you saw in the overnight action -i called my next entry too close at 1419.50 -with the overnight high being 1419.75 -

got a few scrapes added to the short do to overnight light volume -

ave is 1413.33 -have reduced for 2 points on all but 81 of 1129 cons- about 100k profit -now the action right now is has changed my pattern


81 con @ 1413.25 ave
adding 648 con @ 1421.25 ave approx 1420.25(729con)
adding 5832 con @ 1429.25 ave approx 1428.25(6561con)


again sorry for calling the overnight high so surgically

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flattened all 81 shorts @ 1395 for now to see what sets up 79k profit

but the big stupid was the 1048 shorts i dumped at 2 points -if i would have let them run it would have been 800k at the same level -but there are always more trades coming-

flat for now

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long setup -

1-con @ 98.75
5-added @ 87.25( total 6)
30 added @ 81.50(total 36)
180 added @ 76 (total 216)

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trade hooked quicker than expected- had 1388.16 ave on 6 cons -will exit at 1398.75 for 10.5 points or darn close and try for another setup

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decided to short 1407.75 with no add-ins at this time

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big Dawg -here is my best response-

A- 1-seeing the evil that is inside of all of us when it comes to wanting to be correct-

2-long term affect of posting calls in adavance for good quality moves

3-that there are more than 1 way to catch a fox -its not 1 way that works for all

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decided to short 1407.75 with no add-ins at this time
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will reduce @ 1398.50 area

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flat on trade -trailer hit 1403

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