Though not my style, I have decided to join Big Mike's Trading Journal forum. I am a professional daytrader who specializes in trading weeklies in 9 stocks (AAPL, AMZN, BIDU, GOOG, NFLX, PCLN, SPY, QQQ, IWM). I also trade the ES and EUR/USD.
I am been trading for over 10 years now and what I have put together after 30,000 to 40,000 hours of hard work is very powerful, yet stress free and very easy to trade off of.
My system will also work on all time frames with my parameters:
Wait for a "long/short entry" to be posted.
Wait for the next bar to close above/below the "long/short entry" that was posted. (dotted yellow "long", white "short")
Buy/short at the break of that close
PS: For those who are wondering about winning percentage; in the last 22 trading days I have had 225 wins (with over 80 of them being BIG wins) and 56 loss/breakevens; or a winning average of 87.1%. Believe it or not (I don't care), but as the days go by you will be able to see the results as they happen on the charts I supply.
Note: My favorite time period is 15 min. as I am looking for longer runs and I don't like being the first guy out of the foxhole.
I hope you enjoy the journal and I will try to make it a nightly thing from here on out.
Last edited by Vikings1; May 3rd, 2012 at 10:17 PM.
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Wow this is great, I trade weeklies in the SPY, though not as successful as you, I jsut saw this thread and went wow someone else who likes weeklies, AND to boot i am from duluth minnesota, Would love to chat sometime. Crazy small world
Will definitely follow this thread
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IMO, "Weeklies" can be MUCH more volitale than Futures, but also much more rewarding if your set-ups and trading rules are SOLID.
Since I am a simple man and most of my buys are simple calls & puts. I will do verticals on swing trades sometimes, especially if the market is not in a solid trend. I am not like the smucks on CNBC who love to hear themselves talking about Iron Condors, Butterflies, Straddles and so on.
My attitude is you better know where it is going, or at least a very good idea, or you should not be buying it.
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I am really excited for this journal, I have been trading weeklies off and on for a long time. Its amazing that a good trade in weeklies 100% is nothing. 100 point on the dow can be a double or more on the spy. Just great to see another options trader.
Interesting to see. So no calendar or exotic spread trading. Are all those indicators you have on freely available (assuming one has a TOS/TDAmeritrade account) on ThinkOrSwim? They look like Tom DeMark. TD Setup for the entry yellow dotted line?
Some of these studies are available on TOS, "Sequential", some aren't, and unfortunately all have been modified by me with specific parameters and additions. I do not use Sequential to Setup for my entry...(for some people it can be, but it is not used for my entry). But I do use it to help me determine when to get out of a trade though.
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