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What size tick charts are you guys using on the TF (if you are a tick guy)?

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What size tick charts are you guys using on the TF (if you are a tick guy)?

I just switched from 400 to 300 ticks for trading TF


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Yesterday was by far the worst trading day I've had since I began full time in February. -$2660 down for the day. I had battled back from being down and was up a few hundred, despite my many mistakes and horrendous trades throughout the day, then I let a 4 contract position go way way way way against me for a massive loss. I'm quite shell-shocked to be honest. I'll be posting a review and trying to get to the bottom of this. I really thought I was past being capable of doing something like this. Disturbing.

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Yesterday was by far the worst trading day I've had since I began full time in February. -$2660 down for the day. I had battled back from being down and was up a few hundred, despite my many mistakes and horrendous trades throughout the day, then I let a 4 contract position go way way way way against me for a massive loss. I'm quite shell-shocked to be honest. I'll be posting a review and trying to get to the bottom of this. I really thought I was past being capable of doing something like this. Disturbing.

It takes guts and character to post about a large loss like that. I respect you very much for that reason. We have all had huge losers at some point most likely, I know I sure have. That does not make you a poor trader, it just reminds you of your humanity. Get back in the saddle, and don't try to make it all back in one trade. Have a max loss per trade rule, and as hard as it might be, once that's done the lesson's learned, and try to forget it ever happened.

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Trade Recap 6-12-12

As I said earlier. I did some really really bad things yesterday, and I'm pretty sick over it. Here is part one of recapping the trades made.

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Part Two

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Part Three (final part)

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Well sir, that's definitely a rough one. My thought was that sometimes our strengths can become weaknesses at times.


PS sorry if I bothered anyone with my comment yesterday.


Last edited by mstier; June 13th, 2012 at 05:58 PM.
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Hi

Hello Indextrader7

Thanks for your thread, it's very good. I am new to this forum.

Thanks for yesterday report. you are very honest. We all can learn from it. Especially part 3 video.

I am not somebody who can give you any advice about trading, because i am not so good as you are, but
stay positive and learn from it, in the end it's only 2 600 $, that's not bad for such a lesson.
Think about it as an education. Maybe you can print that last trade and put it above your computer to
remind you to stick with your rules and plan. I have experienced similar thing in my very short trading history


I do have a technical question, if you don't mind to answer?

I did read whole thread and i quite like it, i started to experiment with tick charts this week, just watching them,
not trading from them yet, but i do have a following problem.
I use CQG data, but when i open a tick chart (200 tick) at the start of the session and when i reload that same chart in the end of the session, bars look a little bit different, It is usually good for first two trading hours and then it starts to change a bit, it seems that i am loosing ticks somewhere or i don't know.
I use CQG data and ninjatrader. It looks, that charts in realtime look different from a backfill for the same session, this happens especially when the market is volatile. Can you help me with this, what am i doing wrong?
bad data provider? lag in internet connection? or? What data provider do you use?
Thanks for answer. Hope you don't mind.

Thanks againg for everything and sorry for my english, i am not a native speaker so it's very simple.

Good luck and stay disciplined

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Well sir, that's definitely a rough one. My thought was that sometimes our strengths can become weaknesses at times.


PS sorry if I bothered anyone with my comment yesterday.

You certainly didn't bother me. This is, afterall, a journal thread. I enjoy having people on and posting trade ideas and such, if it's for the benefit of others learning. I would prefer for people to put reasoning behind things if they're going to do so, so we can all learn from each other's thought process.

Tell me what you mean when you say your thought was our strengths can become weaknesses at times?

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