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Hi there..

Yeah it is a bull put spread. I would not do a bear call spread because things appear in an uptrend.


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this is 30 MIN swing chart - we closed this trade today at 4:09 up @ 1409

we banked 16 points this week and all of it was today -
that makes 42 % gain in 5 weeks or 10,000 has increased to 14,200 .

the reason i flattened the trade was due to the fact it pressed up to the flat line again - we will start again very soon on this pattern -

we chose to use discretionary methods this week ,instead of trading every signal do to past experiance with flatlines -if we had traded every signal we would have added another 2 points to our weekly total .



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this is 30 MIN swing chart - we closed this trade today at 4:09 up @ 1409

we banked 16 points this week and all of it was today -
that makes 42 % gain in 5 weeks or 10,000 has increased to 14,200 .

the reason i flattened the trade was due to the fact it pressed up to the flat line again - we will start again very soon on this pattern -

we chose to use discretionary methods this week ,instead of trading every signal do to past experiance with flatlines -if we had traded every signal we would have added another 2 points to our weekly total .


I just realized that I remember a successful trader saying that the market never goes anywhere really in August. It moves up and down but doesn't really make any progress in a single direction.

I think I just need to remember that because I think I was getting toasted earlier in the month on my spreads.

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Hey there..

So I went back and re-did all my chart configs to try and get something that will work better for me. I'm using three charts, a weekly, a daily, and a 2h chart.

My thought process is that I want the weekly and daily to both be in the "bullish" state as far as the system goes. Then when the 2h breaks up into a bullish state, that is the entry signal.

One thing you have mentioned is something that had already moved a lot in a direction. I think you're referring to it being over extended and ready for a pullback of sorts. I think thats what you were referring to, please tell me if I'm wrong on that assumption.

So I was think about adding some sort of study that would allow me to see over bought and oversold situations so that even though the weekly and daily are in a "bullish" state in the system, they both may be very over bought and taking a long signal on the 2h could be a setup for a losing trade.

What do you think about that?

Here is my chart config now and I've commented on the chart as well to give you an idea how I would look at it if I was going to trade it as it is here.

What do you think?



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WOW- i could not be any more impressed with your thought process in perfecting your trading stratigy --

well done

i agree with all your thoughts and your process -

i will give a charting segment sunday for the other stocks you are playing , using the same ma's ,we used on aapl -

after the aapl move after hours - we had no idea they were in a legal battle ,as our system is based purely on floating ma's - we check news briefs only only on a daily trading basis -

again very class act process and job -my hat is off to you






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Hey there..

So I went back and re-did all my chart configs to try and get something that will work better for me. I'm using three charts, a weekly, a daily, and a 2h chart.

My thought process is that I want the weekly and daily to both be in the "bullish" state as far as the system goes. Then when the 2h breaks up into a bullish state, that is the entry signal.

One thing you have mentioned is something that had already moved a lot in a direction. I think you're referring to it being over extended and ready for a pullback of sorts. I think thats what you were referring to, please tell me if I'm wrong on that assumption.

So I was think about adding some sort of study that would allow me to see over bought and oversold situations so that even though the weekly and daily are in a "bullish" state in the system, they both may be very over bought and taking a long signal on the 2h could be a setup for a losing trade.

What do you think about that?

Here is my chart config now and I've commented on the chart as well to give you an idea how I would look at it if I was going to trade it as it is here.

What do you think?



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WOW- i could not be any more impressed with your thought process in perfecting your trading stratigy --

well done

i agree with all your thoughts and your process -

i will give a charting segment sunday for the other stocks you are playing , using the same ma's ,we used on aapl -

after the aapl move after hours - we had no idea they were in a legal battle ,as our system is based purely on floating ma's - we check news briefs only only on a daily trading basis -

again very class act process and job -my hat is off to you

Hey, thanks for the compliments! :-) Do you think there is anything missing from this strategy at all? Would you trade that as is?

For trading the daily/weekly and using 2h and entry timing do you think that the A/D or anything else would be needed here for this?

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Allistah- i am going to do and untested look at the a&d -

i am just going to use the ave daily range -

i went back to 8/13 but will only show the last 5 days to see where the numbers are-










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last 10 day ave are as follows

8/13 = neg 1132.02

8/14 = pos 726.45 >>>>>>>>>pivot neg 118.71 using 8/ 13,14,15 as high low and close

8/15 = pos 49.43 >>>>>>>>>pivot pos 531.35

8/16 = pos 818.18 >>>>>>>>>pivot pos 562.46

8/17 = pos 819.79 >>>>>>>>>pivot pos 441.78

8/20 = neg 312.62 >>>>>>>>>pivot pos 446.23

8/21 = pos 831.53 >>>>>>>>>pivot neg 194.11

8/22 = neg 1101.26 >>>>>>>>pivot neg 432.33

8/23 = neg 1027.26 >>>>>>>>pivot neg 686.77

8/24 = pos 68.19

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pic that lines up with a&d pivots for last 10 days of es


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aapl chart


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MA - in this small test i would say there is corrolation -so i will start plotting my A&D with positive or negative pivot points and test there movement patterns on LARGER time frames (30 min and higher )


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pcln range bound with ma cross starting

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Good morning...

I'm not following you on the positive and negative A/D for a given day. Can you explain that a bit? Also, if the day is positive on the A/D, what does that mean? Just that there were more advancers vs decliners that day?

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Allistah - i used 3 ave range size - for 3 days consecutively - in a pivot calculator- high _ close _ low
so if i had 3 numbers for 3 day

neg 1101.63
neg 1027.26
pos 68.19

the 68.19 was the high due to being the only positive number
the neg 1101.63 we the low
and 1027.26 was used as the close -
all i was looking for was any sign of telling movement direction -
so if the # showed up as a positve or above 0(zero) i was looking for and up day the following day -if the # showed up negative ,i was looking for a down day the following day -
i am just testing and idea , that you brought to my attention -i will watch this over time - and see if it will provide us any direction help at your entry points on your weekly trades -
do i think it will be or expect it to be 100% accurate - not on my life -

just testing a theory on a thought

hope this helps
if not please detail and area of question and i will try and clarify




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I'm not following you on the positive and negative A/D for a given day. Can you explain that a bit? Also, if the day is positive on the A/D, what does that mean? Just that there were more advancers vs decliners that day?


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30 min chart es projections


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trade series from today
es long after the news


CL - took a stop with 2 much risk then caught the runner-timing is everything



and a few 6E in a very flat zone

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a few setups from today

CL


ES



NQ


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today plays

6E


NQ


ES-for the close

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We were questioned today as why we were not posting as often - well my summer typer has gone back to school and my wife is charting ,as we are looking for sweet cherry pick trades do to the flatness of the es - we did reneter our 30 min swing trade this week after the the 30 min posted 5 reversals in 4 hours and 15 min - i figured that was a good shake out - will post the chart after 1 pm friday -

also am curious as to where aapl will close tommorow -

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aapl

the trade hit our shorting zone by 44 cents up at 682.66 and closed in our projected range of 660(purple line)and the trade objective of 670 or above - we gave the long trade a winning % of 27 % and the short trade on the weekly of 73 % winning chance -the long had to close above 670 and the short below --

of coures the near perfect short was also premarket and most would have never got that entry -


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pcln

chart explains


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MA

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30 min ES for the week

blue dot is shake out zone, so we waited for 2nd setup to try our entry

trade is up 49% in 6 weeks -10k is now 14.9 k

when we hit 20k -we will increase size to 2 lots

we are also cherry picking do to the flatness of the moves and if you notice the blue dot shake out area matches the closing zone are of friday 8/31

this trade is currently FLAT

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@creekboy
I'm glad you have a system that works for you - I'm still working on mine -- but I think I'm too ambitious
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aggressive or ambitious -they are 2 different animals -pm me -let me know what your working on -






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2 setups from today -

NQ



ES




did not find any decent 6E or CL trades today

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30 MIN ES UPDATE

POSITION is up currently 62 % in 7 weeks - i used good judgement i hope in flattening todays move at 1429 even though our long term target is at the 1443 level -
10k start sitting at 16200


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i am a little excited today over this move after as flat as we have been - here is a larger view of future projections -notice the tricross (orange ) that came into play today -




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setup


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30 min es update

the chart is getting congested for a 30 min chart - we are still flat from 1429 - no exit signal has been given yet


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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

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if anyone has any charts they would like to see setup -pm me your ideas and we will see what we can do

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You should wait for Ninja Trader to be implemented my friend I didn't even want to try that T4 gag....

I think more and more of us will be attempting the combine soon

Good Luck on the next 'go round !!



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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



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i see i have been given the red badge of courage - very nice - thanks Big Mike -i hope i can live up to its honor

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ES 30 min swing trade update

week ending 9/14

giant system test completed this week - please refer to post 778 on july 23rd 2012

you will see a system generated # of 1690.52130-
whats in a number remove fed day 9/13 and all commons 1 and 0 leaves 652 remaining -we were looking for a market peak of (14)65.2 and a exit point of (14)62.5 -
we ended this months contract with 38.50 points
if you look at the 1690.52130 there are 3 numbers not used 4-7-8 we oppted to have a reversal sitting at (14) 74 -
which hit to 3 ticks thus (14)74.80-

its always nice when a plan comes together




total for the week 53.50 points leaving our system up 2675 for the week with a total of 8875 for 8 weeks
or 10 k has turned into 18,875 - we still have and additional 8 points in play with our short from 74

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pcln update
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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 --

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PCLN update

position flat

missed target by 80cents


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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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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

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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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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 -+
+23.5 points = 1175 + 24400 =25575=155% starting 11th week

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added 2nd con in @ 40 ave now at 1437 -

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30 ES update
10/4-2012

gained 25 points since our last post trading 2 contracts-
25575+1250=26872
168% increase nearing the end of week 11-
still 1 contract long from 39.75

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ES - tally week ending 10/5/2012
we added 24 more points today for a total of $1200
giving us and 11 week total of $28075 from our 10 k start = 180%
i flatten today as i wont be able to monitor sunday evening =better safe than sorry .

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NQ-we have accepted a friends account to trade the NQ- we will update this every so often -here is last weeks totals and 1 trade of the week off the EES(easy-edge-system)


Segregated Ledger Open Trade Total



Beginning balance 3,552.50 - 3,552.50



Activity _____1_5_.00 _________- _____1_5_.00



Ending balance US$ 3,567.50 - 3,567.50



Total US$ Equivalent Ledger Open Trade Total



Segregated 3,567.50 - 3,567.50



Net Liquidating Value


3,567.50



_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________






Daily Trading Activity



_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



US$



Contracts Exchange Fees Commissions NFA Fees PNL/Other Segregated Secured



9/28/2012 NQZ2


this weeks statement

Segregated Ledger Open Trade Total



Beginning balance 4,517.50 - 4,517.50



Activity ____2_0_5_.00 _________- ____2_0_5_.00



Ending balance US$ 4,722.50 - 4,722.50



Total US$ Equivalent Ledger Open Trade Total



Segregated 4,722.50 - 4,722.50



Net Liquidating Value


4,722.50



_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________






Daily Trading Activity



_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



US$



Contracts Exchange Fees Commissions NFA Fees PNL/Other Segregated Secured



10/5/2012 NQZ2

1 play from yesturday
10/5/2012 2:26:38 PM(GMT) FILL - 1 2,838.75 21,437,372



10/5/2012 2:26:47 PM(GMT) FILL - 1 2,839.00 21,437,370



10/5/2012 2:39:59 PM(GMT) FILL 1 - 2,836.50 21,437,574



10/5/2012 2:44:34 PM(GMT) FILL 1 - 2,832.50 21,437,694

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NQ-we have accepted

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Who is "we" ?

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I know who we is, its ok BM. I'll let him respond

Creek tell F16 I send her my best, ttys

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ES - tally week ending 10/5/2012
we added 24 more points today for a total of $1200
giving us and 11 week total of $28075 from our 10 k start = 180%
i flatten today as i wont be able to monitor sunday evening =better safe than sorry .

we will increase to 3 contracts when 31,500 is passed


So youve been the one getting all my ES points

Creek I ve said before and I say again,,,,,I LIKE ur STYLE! well done

remember the 2pts a day,lol

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we = my wife(nystateofmind) and myself -f16 is back at school -

i love the bank institution cmt fund -as if any of them could pull off our returns it would be a miracle -if i would ever become involved with any of those mike i would not be able to post here do to conflict areas i am sure - but the institution i find the funniest ,as many of us probably would be institutionalized as crazy as this market can drive 1 at times - heres my guess burried in this ramble of thoughts - november 3rd es 1349 -i am sure i made a mistake by not taking that 1464 shorting area -even with a 15 point stop on my 30 min es trade it seems quite safe at these levels , time will tell and thanks for the concern BigMike




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got this desire to take the NQ long from 20.25 right now stop below the low by 5 ticks

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found the edge - was long 20.25 with a stop at 17.25 -reduced at 25 and rode the rest -added at 17.50 -here is the partial trade blotter on the edge add-on



Limit



2717.5

2

Filled

reduced @23.50

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[SIZE="5"]ES update 30 min ees trade for 10/12/2012[/SIZE

this makes the 12 week or 3 months we have ran this pattern -we gained 21.5 points per contract for 43 points for the week -
last weeks total of 28 k plus 2150 for this week gives us $30,150 . we have now tripled our starting point in 12 weeks -
i generally dont trade the next 5 months full time , so i will stop this here .




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if anyone is following the NQ today friday 10/12/2012 @ 12:20 pm est - i am planning to go long @ 2703.50 -with a 9 tick stop

followup -holding short below 2719 -if 19 touched trade call voided then target 2733


short trade void now above 13

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Hi - thanks for the question -yes we are off till april / may of 2013 -at which time i will be in search of a new training partner - have a nice holiday season - if anyone is in LBI -you can look me up there shortly at 5505 ocean blvd -will be helping out some friends

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if anyone is interested -we can skype trade tuesday Feb 19th -i will share my screen -and you can watch or play along - just looking for 1 slightly new trader -thankyou

we will be short hop trading -small moves -so you can understand to stay on the correct side of the trend

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I have been a member of futures.io (formerly BMT) for 76 days according to the notice that I keep getting at the top of the forums, since I have not posted. I finally decided that this is where I should put my first post since this seems to be where I have been spending the most time reading. My apologies for being a lurker, but I wanted to spend enough time reading through this before I started asking dumb questions that were answered already. I must say that this journal has intrigued me and although I'm not sure that I truly understand the methodology here, I can't seem to stay away. Creek, thanks for sharing and thanks for your diligence in keeping this going. I will continue to pour over the pages here to better understand and I'll add some questions and input when I feel I have something to contribute.

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if anyone is interested -we can skype trade wed Feb 20th -i will share my screen -and you can watch or play along - just looking for 1 slightly new trader -thankyou

we will be short hop trading -small moves -so you can understand to stay on the correct side of the trend

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Creek, I was going to post my first chart for your review, but I found that I can't post with an attachment until i have at least 5 posts here at futures.io (formerly BMT). I guess I will have to wait until I post a few more times. Anyway, I followed the 6E today and marked up a chart according to what I have learned here so far. I like how it worked for me and I will continue to work on it. I did save the chart and I will post it and a few more as soon as I can. Thanks!

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Okay, I am confused. I thought it wouldn't let me post with an attachment, but it looks like it posted my attachment after all. Anyway, here is what I had originally written for this post:

I would like some feedback on my attached chart. I am looking at the 6E from today. I still am relatively new to your methodology here and this is just basic stuff like from the early posts of your journal. I know there are some more advanced things covered in later posts, like trendlines off of trendlines, but I just want to start at the beginning and see if I am clear on this much.

I am using a 400 tick chart and I chose to use the 55/144 moving averages.

I have marked up the chart accordingly:

The little blue diamonds are marking the reference points where I determine the midpoint between moving averages to draw my trendlines.

The red arrows are my entries (red arrow=short)

The green trendline and green horizontal line are connected - they are taken from the first diamond, which is my first low after the MA cross.

The blue trendline and blue horizontal line are connected - they are taken from the second diamond, which is a new low that was put it.

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Creek, I was going to post my first chart for your review, but I found that I can't post with an attachment until i have at least 5 posts here at futures.io (formerly BMT). I guess I will have to wait until I post a few more times. Anyway, I followed the 6E today and marked up a chart according to what I have learned here so far. I like how it worked for me and I will continue to work on it. I did save the chart and I will post it and a few more as soon as I can. Thanks!


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pj -your assesment -is right on -its my belief that you understand what your seeing- watch the breakout trades off the first trendline off the first low -you see how price stacked up and then popped the trendline

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if anyone is interested -we can skype trade thur Feb 21th -i will share my screen -and you can watch or play along - just looking for 1 slightly new trader -thankyou

we will be short hop trading -small moves -so you can understand to stay on the correct side of the trend

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Hi.

Thank you for all of your posts. I began from the beginning and read about 25 pages and have subsequently jumped towards the end (Please forgive me, but wanted to see what was happening)

I have a few questions:

1. I see that you are now using 3 ma's together. Do you wait for the 3 of them to cross then plot the t/l?

2. How long do you keep the t/l on the chart for?

3. With regard to entry, are you looking for either a break through the t/l or a test and then a continuation to the same direction? What is it dependent upon?

4. Will you be doing another skype trading day anytime soon?

Sorry for the rather simple questions but am just a beginner.

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Hi.

Thank you for all of your posts. I began from the beginning and read about 25 pages and have subsequently jumped towards the end (Please forgive me, but wanted to see what was happening)

I have a few questions:

1. I see that you are now using 3 ma's together. Do you wait for the 3 of them to cross then plot the t/l?

2. How long do you keep the t/l on the chart for?

3. With regard to entry, are you looking for either a break through the t/l or a test and then a continuation to the same direction? What is it dependent upon?

4. Will you be doing another skype trading day anytime soon?

Sorry for the rather simple questions but am just a beginner.

Thank you,
David

thanks for the question

1- there are 2 ma,s and a fib/balance line that the trend line follows,the plotting starts on the lower or upper cross of the ma,s and the trendline stops on the high or low point of the center balance line

2- it can be remeoved at any time ,unless your looking for cluster areas

3- watchin for continuation ,or a break with the last high or low being the risk

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I've been reading over this thread for quite a while. Just wanted to say thanks

Your quite welcome ,and i am glad you have enjoyed it thus far

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On the chart in the Pic below: What are the MA's you are using?

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NQ-we have accepted a friends account to trade the NQ- we will update this every so often -here is last weeks totals and 1 trade of the week off the EES(easy-edge-system)


Segregated Ledger Open Trade Total



Beginning balance 3,552.50 - 3,552.50



Activity _____1_5_.00 _________- _____1_5_.00



Ending balance US$ 3,567.50 - 3,567.50



Total US$ Equivalent Ledger Open Trade Total



Segregated 3,567.50 - 3,567.50



Net Liquidating Value


3,567.50



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Daily Trading Activity



_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



US$



Contracts Exchange Fees Commissions NFA Fees PNL/Other Segregated Secured



9/28/2012 NQZ2


this weeks statement

Segregated Ledger Open Trade Total



Beginning balance 4,517.50 - 4,517.50



Activity ____2_0_5_.00 _________- ____2_0_5_.00



Ending balance US$ 4,722.50 - 4,722.50



Total US$ Equivalent Ledger Open Trade Total



Segregated 4,722.50 - 4,722.50



Net Liquidating Value


4,722.50



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Daily Trading Activity



_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



US$



Contracts Exchange Fees Commissions NFA Fees PNL/Other Segregated Secured



10/5/2012 NQZ2

1 play from yesturday
10/5/2012 2:26:38 PM(GMT) FILL - 1 2,838.75 21,437,372



10/5/2012 2:26:47 PM(GMT) FILL - 1 2,839.00 21,437,370



10/5/2012 2:39:59 PM(GMT) FILL 1 - 2,836.50 21,437,574



10/5/2012 2:44:34 PM(GMT) FILL 1 - 2,832.50 21,437,694


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NQ - i dont recall ,i adjust them every 10 days or so , if i have a couple of weak days i start looking for the adjustment, did you try blowing the pic up to see, also what is the post # for that day and time.
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NQ - i dont recall ,i adjust them every 10 days or so , if i have a couple of weak days i start looking for the adjustment, did you try blowing the pic up to see, also what is the post # for that day and time.
thansk

I figured it was the 57/144, but just curious. No big deal.

Hey, that fibonacci balance line...is that from Thinkscripter? Multi-stops?

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Hey, that fibonacci balance line...is that from Thinkscripter? Multi-stops?


it may be now ,but i dont believe it existed till i brought it to this forum, if it was i was unaware,,

we built our own code for it ,but i am sure there are others out there now,

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Is it available on your thread or is it for elite members only?


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Hey, that fibonacci balance line...is that from Thinkscripter? Multi-stops?


it may be now ,but i dont believe it existed till i brought it to this forum, if it was i was unaware,,

we built our own code for it ,but i am sure there are others out there now,


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we just use it privately ,i am not and elite member yet,we just show it in the thread,

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skype me creekboy111,and let me know where you came from ,like BM

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well ,we have spent months and months trying to code and auto system for the easy edge system and we believe we are very close

GC yesturday 9900 per contract per system

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ES for the week per contract

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here is a very simple volume pattern to show if you have a good entry north or south bound




1- high volume creates s/r line
2- break of s/r
3- retest selloff

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when chasing a strategy ,we are looking for the ratio of biggest winner to biggest loser ,i will use NG for this example in the last 5 days


Sell to Open
-1
-10000.0
$4.169
4/8/13 * 11:10 AM

$285.00
-10000.0

Buy to Close
1
10000.0
$4.112
4/8/13 * 12:21 PM
$580.00
$840.00
0.0

biggest winner 580 dollars


Buy to Open
1
10000.0
$4.132
4/11/13 * 12:49 PM

$1,620.00
10000.0

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-1
-10000.0
$4.118
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($135.00)
$1,490.00
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biggest loser -135 dollars

580/135 = 4.29 to 1 over last 5 days

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same setup as post 1188 above ,as each new high volume bar sets the new level will adjust , you can then draw your stop up under for long or above for short of that price level ,

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new stop level

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How are you avoiding entries in the chop around those MA crosses?
answer -when trading a system pattern i have to take all trades, if only taking the 1's that look safe ,i am using the volume price level to determine if i am long or short ,basically if i get a long signal above a price volume line i am more confident with the long -if i get a short signal below the price volume line i am more confident in the short ,so if i get a short signal above the price volume line i am going to hold my long a while longer untill it breaks the line to go short ;

That is what gets me. There is always 3-4 bad trades and 1-2 really good trades. If I happen to hit a bad trade first (or even worse, 2 in a row) it pretty much destroy's my confidence in the entry.
answer , pay attention to the answer above ,when trading a system there is no 100% winners ,but your losers have a controled loss limit as it is usually the next opposite signal

I just want to master 1 setup and execute it 1-2x's per day.
answer ,then study the price volume line in conjunction with a balance line ,and wait your turn

how are you using volume to qualify your entries? Is that your filter to avoid the poor trades?
answer -i hope this is explained above -if not please let me know where more detail is needed-

So many questions, I so badly want to find that place where I have confidence in my entries.

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CL pattern that started wed afternoon -
note the blue boxes -these are price expansions past the balance line ,all the boxes are the same size ,i am wondering if it can be coded to exit these areas ,when trading say 3 contracts ,that when and expansion zone is hit ,that 1 or 2 are sold and the last 1 is left to run to the valley or hill tops ,just looking ahead
note this pattern on 4 contracts produced over 3 k in profit

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for anyone trying to match these average lines to there charts -they are adjusted every 2 hours through out the trading day ,so what you see now will not be the same by 8 am monday and then again 10 am monday and so on ,

create your own working pattern for your style and system of trading -

look at just the tick variables that can be traded now ,the patterns are endless

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Thanks! Can you pls explain what the price volume line is? (is it the overlapped volume on the chart relative to the where the price bar/candle closes) ?

Also, how do you come up with different tick settings for different instruments?

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How are you avoiding entries in the chop around those MA crosses?
answer -when trading a system pattern i have to take all trades, if only taking the 1's that look safe ,i am using the volume price level to determine if i am long or short ,basically if i get a long signal above a price volume line i am more confident with the long -if i get a short signal below the price volume line i am more confident in the short ,so if i get a short signal above the price volume line i am going to hold my long a while longer untill it breaks the line to go short ;

That is what gets me. There is always 3-4 bad trades and 1-2 really good trades. If I happen to hit a bad trade first (or even worse, 2 in a row) it pretty much destroy's my confidence in the entry.
answer , pay attention to the answer above ,when trading a system there is no 100% winners ,but your losers have a controled loss limit as it is usually the next opposite signal

I just want to master 1 setup and execute it 1-2x's per day.
answer ,then study the price volume line in conjunction with a balance line ,and wait your turn

how are you using volume to qualify your entries? Is that your filter to avoid the poor trades?
answer -i hope this is explained above -if not please let me know where more detail is needed-

So many questions, I so badly want to find that place where I have confidence in my entries.


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! Can you pls explain what the price volume line is? (is it the overlapped volume on the chart relative to the where the price bar/candle closes) ?

post 1188

high volume spike

the candle that lines up with it ,take base in and uptrend and use it as your price volume line ,you will notice i use the body of the candle ,no tails ,just my preference ,and reverse on down trend



ticks are ramdomly picked ,then system dials in best case profit scenario

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update on GC pattern 18.7 k in 2 days

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testing a GC pattern over at TST

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I have been testing the pattern on TST ,i will need to pass the the combin as we have and 18 year old that will be graduating ,and if i can show what is needed to pass properly ,then she will have a decent job come july

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the importance of a plan -
often times when i talk or share charts with another trader -i will reverse a trade pattern to show them all the errors 1 could make

1- i have a long signal -but i took a short

2- added to the short -now have 11 contracts invested

3 -exited 6 contratcs at break/even plus 93 dollars ,but like that comercial on TV we want more ,so holding 5

4-down now nearly 3k for wanting more and added the 6 back in at the guessed peak of this move

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