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Here's the end of notebook 1.

Finally putting together some type of checklist (notice this only happened out of necessity because I starting losing money because we weren't in a pretty bull market for me to throw darts at).

That will be all the uploads for tonight. This was tedious to do, but great to go back and see the early early stages starting to journal about my trading.

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Remember how before I was saying, "yeah... let's find the huge spikes and trade those! big $$$ baby" Well, here's my reaction to giving that a whirl for a while.

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Funny... good stuff

I just found an old notebook from 7/10/01 which is about 2 inches thick. I think I printed off the whole stockcharts.com website at the time then I have notes all over it.

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Funny... good stuff

I just found an old notebook from 7/10/01 which is about 2 inches thick. I think I printed off the whole stockcharts.com website at the time then I have notes all over it.

I don't have them anymore, but I remember printing out all kinds of charts and mocking them up and making all kinds of notes.

While I don't do that anymore, I still recommend it for new traders. There is just some kind of physical connection between a printed piece of paper, a pen, and you making notes on it that is lost when you move it to electronic medium. I think your brain tends to hold memories much better with something physical and tangible, like a printed chart.

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I don't have them anymore, but I remember printing out all kinds of charts and mocking them up and making all kinds of notes.

While I don't do that anymore, I still recommend it for new traders. There is just some kind of physical connection between a printed piece of paper, a pen, and you making notes on it that is lost when you move it to electronic medium. I think your brain tends to hold memories much better with something physical and tangible, like a printed chart.

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I agree with ya 100% Mike...

And thanks for posting your journals IT7.

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Took a few trades to get it right.

Expected a breakout, then reversed to short, then reversed back to long... went 10 ticks in my favor before sharply reversing, so I reversed my position again, then rode the 40+ tick move down.

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That was a nice ride down

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Massive thanks

IT7 thanks so much for the posts and the journal what you are doing is showing us things that you can't read or learn about anywhere! The hard work and dedication you need, the real learning curve you have to go on and what you put yourself through psychologically and financially. This is the real truth to trading and I haven't seen it shown like this anywhere.

Amazing stuff.

I'm really happy to see the videos back again as well always look forward to watching them after work.

Cheers mate.

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IT7 thanks so much for the posts and the journal what you are doing is showing us things that you can't read or learn about anywhere! The hard work and dedication you need, the real learning curve you have to go on and what you put yourself through psychologically and financially. This is the real truth to trading and I haven't seen it shown like this anywhere.

Amazing stuff.

I'm really happy to see the videos back again as well always look forward to watching them after work.

Cheers mate.

+1000

I've never seen anyone post old journal entries...ever. Really enjoy the "inside baseball" look at your development as a trader. You'll probably never know the full extent that this will help others (myself included).

Hopefully any newbie reading this will get splashed with the cold water of reality, not as a discouragement but as a true picture of the time and effort that lies ahead.

Thanks man.

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First trade today. Was hoping for a little more on the 2nd half, but good trade.

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Continuation after complex pullback? We'll see.

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9:31 - Took this trade off at BE, not liking the timing right now.

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