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the easy edge for beginner traders

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PCLN update

position flat

missed target by 80cents

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:when you cheat -you only cheat yourself
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30 min esu2 update

week ending 9/20 /2012

we flattened our trade at 1451.50 at the open ,refer to system # you will see 9/20 with 52 inside -

we are now exactly 100% ahead of our starting point

10k has increased to 20k - also note we will start trading 2 lots now that we have met this level --

9 weeks = 100% double

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Wow! that kind of patience is stunning! BRAVO!

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well i took my first full stop out friday - i signed on to top step trader , and 1 of the criteria is no stop out / blocked trading in the trial period - well on the very first day i was blocked from trading.

I should have spent more time learning the platform - I was very happy with there MIT button -market if touched ,

but the problem was at the combo of A/oco -auto 1 cancels other , combined with the MIT, i did not know that when you combined these 2 trading accesses that it voided the flatten button , thus i always run and outside edge for a stop but bail the second it violates my real level .

so trading a 3 lot did not last long(500-block-loss) - so i switched to the sim and burried it with the same mistakes to the tune of 2200 sim dollars - this was by 8:30 am est -all the while trying to figure out why this ladder wont work -

so enters my wife - i show her what is going on and she says try and removing all the stop and target trades and see if it works -thus the flatten button worked after removing all the safe guards ,but who has time to remove all the other items even if its just 1 more click in front of the most important click ,like i said i should have spent more time learning there setup,

so we reversed our luck and by 12:20 est were were back to being down 187.50 flipping 3 lot trades -

that concluded our day -however if there are any traders going over to test yourself at topstep -please pay attention to this message -I am going to complete the last 9 days just to see now how my statistics look for time and win and lose ratio -6-E your still my favorite animal

If there is a cancel all - that will also remove all autostops placed upon entry.

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a nice es trade from today -

i was sharing some time with a futures.io (formerly BMT) member this weekend explaining the value of using 2 charts for entry lineup and potential exits - I have been quiet on here as the market has been very quiet -but today we got a really nice setup off the top area of 1456.25 and had a sweet ride down for nearly 18 points -

notice on the 3 min chart - the 50% fib markers at each candle - we stayed in the short position as we never really had and uptrend reversal of our 50% (purple) blockers -it allowed us to manage the trade till we had a steep sell off down to the 36 area

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note the areas we look for action zones -i am always very focused on the type of setups -looking for trend changes or continuations-

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30 min ES update

since we have had some nice action -here is a mid week update for wed 9/26

we are now trading 2 contracts up 35 points per or 3500 for the week -

account stands @ 23500 from its 10k starting point 135% in 9 1/2 weeks

chart explains

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30 min ES update

since we have had some nice action -here is a mid week update for wed 9/26

we are now trading 2 contracts up 35 points per or 3500 for the week -

account stands @ 23500 from its 10k starting point 135% in 9 1/2 weeks

chart explains

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I like your style

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ES week ending 9/28

we added another 9 points per contract or 900 dollars

total after 10 weeks 24400 from 10k start up 144%

still short 2 from 1438.75

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for the start of the 11th week -+
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+23.5 points = 1175 + 24400 =25575=155% starting 11th week

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