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i just wanted to congratulate you on starting the journal.I am having a hard time pulling your charts up, and will try again later.Welcome!

Thank You bobarian,

I wonder why it wont let u pull up my charts? Is that for all of them? Anyway, hope it will let u today.

I can see the advantage of keeping a public journal already..I think it keeps u sharper, its like u have an audiance

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Outside of my office mostly all day

Too many distractions to play effectively today

Im in front of market now & its in a range...I logged in BM's earlier today but that was it, all I could do was to look in on market and keep moving and say " mannn"


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I traded real this morning and it initially looked like a set up...now in hind sight, the smaller ma's was still above 55ema...we were still in chop...thats okay..I gave up $35 + spread..

This was my 1st real trade in about 3 months, I was alittle edgey about it, but it felt good non the less to scrap it out, have the heart pounce alittle..I was willing to pay to play and thats exactly what I told myself..when it looked right have a spin & I wasnt going to let pa get away from me like I did in the past..except a small loss,dont go into hope mode.. even the big fella's get it wrong from time to time.

The important thing for me is I have that feeling back again, the feeling I had back about 2 1/2 yrs ago when I wasnt afraid (was too nieve back then) eternal hope..I was trading wheat be up quick 400 then back down 400 I always was jumping back in like it was just round 3 and nail 800, I tasted the battle.

Back then this is how nieve I was..I had no idea about indicators or that u could have multiple charts and I did not know what at all what I was doing just that if I got it rite I made fucking money lol... this faggat broker told me nothing & I paid $18 rt...no offense to anyone...not that theres anything wrong w that.."sienfeild"

I didnt catch the next break out I was shampooing the freaking stairs sinse market was crawling anyway and wanted to make the wife happy


I also see the trendline on 7range...I see it now

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Busy day outside of trading, getting journal in late

Im leaning towards making 1 trade a day for now.. to kinda create a...make it count approach.. so not to waste my one shot kinda thing...for me.

Todays trade was better in terms of not being scared and while in it, not feeling a panic emotion and letting myself to relax in order to let the pa work or not.

This trade (live) I was up $20 twice but closed it out once I seen I was wrong...pa was demonstrating weaknes for the downside...but heres my improvement thu..I cut bait much sooner as opposed to hanging on in wishful thinking...did same yesterday.

As for my trading stragity and sticking w/ it I give myself a "F" I didnt wait for pa to cross 55ema..instead I triggered in after pa crossed my 4 smaller ma's on 4range, figuring pa was reversing & I would catch it sooner.

Im realizing the difference between real & sim and adjusting to trading plan from both perspectives. I was in a free room 2 weeks ago & the moderator said we should practice in real cuz sim has no teeth basicly, sim is good for learning ur mechanics..at the time I thought "yah right" but Im starting to see what He was saying.

My loss was very small -$25 yesterday -$35 not counting cost of doing business. These losses r nothing compared to my old losses. Ive learned to say uncle sooner

In hind sight I see everything...

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I suck

I'll post my 2 losing trades later after I free up..if any one cares

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I'll post my 2 losing trades later after I free up..if any one cares

I too cannot pull up your charts. Try saving them as jpg's or png's. The bmp's are running 2-3 MB and may just be taking forever to download. After about 20 sec, I gave up. I think you'll find the other formats are more on the order of 80 KB. Much faster download and no loss of resolution for this application.

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See if my chart comes up? I have paint box, 2 of them, unzip & ziped..i been using the zip one, this time I used unzip..

See if that makes a difference...Thanks

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Think I got it figured out? I saved my pic w/ jpg..was using Windows bitmap..see if it works now

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Think I got it figured out? I saved my pic w/ jpg..was using Windows bitmap..see if it works now

Still a bitmap.

Click on the word screenshot in my post for some advice on software and how to do it.

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Congratulations on your journal!



In the spirit of our March Trading Journal contest, I am asking everyone to spend a few minutes and share their journaling experience.

A) What are the top five benefits you have seen as a result of regularly posting in this journal?

B) What are the top five problem areas you have identified as a result of regularly posting in this journal?

C) Were you initially reluctant to start this trading journal? If yes, why?

D) How do you feel, overall, about your journaling experience?

E) Would you recommend to others that they should also start a trading journal?

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. I appreciate your posts, and I hope you have benefited from your journal. I also know that others will benefit as well, just by reading about your own experiences.

Enjoy your weekend,
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