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Big Mike I was just kidding! I am just kicking myself...

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Big Mike I was just kidding! I am just kicking myself...

Don't fill yourself with regret. The past is the past, and there's not a damn thing you can do to change it. Just think of what you can do better next time.

"Within every conflict is a lesson" - either the Buddha or the Dalai Lama (I can't recall which one).

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Conflicting Beliefs

I found a few months ago that I had a number of conflicting beliefs and attitudes. For example- I trade Support and Resistance levels that are based, I think, on volatility.

What they are actually based on I can't say all I know is that at the end of the day- they work. Same with my car. I can't say exactly how it works I just know that it does- so I use it.

In any event I had two conflicting beliefs. One belief was I wanted confirmation that a Support or Resistance level was going to hold. Then, when I got confirmation I said that it was too far away from my level and it could move against me so I wouldn't take the trade. Well, um... not to put too fine of a point on it, but how was I ever supposed to take a trade? Obviously it had to move off the Support or Resistance level for it to confirm. That's what I was wanting. But for some irrational reason, when the time came to pull the trigger, I came up with a conflicting belief that I wanted it closer. Well since it had already confirmed it wasn't going to get any closer to the level and I would pass the trade.

Another instance of conflicting beliefs I have in my Trading Journal that my daily goal is to make $500/day. But after I make, say $150, I wouldn't want to put it at risk. Well how am I going to make $500 if I am not willing to trade past making $150?

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In any event I had two conflicting beliefs. One belief was I wanted confirmation that a Support or Resistance level was going to hold. Then, when I got confirmation I said that it was too far away from my level and it could move against me so I wouldn't take the trade. Well, um... not to put too fine of a point on it, but how was I ever supposed to take a trade? Obviously it had to move off the Support or Resistance level for it to confirm. That's what I was wanting. But for some irrational reason, when the time came to pull the trigger, I came up with a conflicting belief that I wanted it closer. Well since it had already confirmed it wasn't going to get any closer to the level and I would pass the trade.

Another instance of conflicting beliefs I have in my Trading Journal that my daily goal is to make $500/day. But after I make, say $150, I wouldn't want to put it at risk. Well how am I going to make $500 if I am not willing to trade past making $150?

How did you resolve S/R and confirmation the conflict? I have the same conflict basically. Still working on it. I am think I'm heading down the route of anticipating the bounce, having a smaller stop.

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How did you resolve S/R and confirmation the conflict? I have the same conflict basically. Still working on it. I am think I'm heading down the route of anticipating the bounce, having a smaller stop.

Trade the confirmation signal. You must trust the signal and take the trade. Know where you are wrong. Personally, I wouldn't anticipate. Anticipating a bounce is the same as guessing. Guessing is gambling and we are not gamblers. We take signals and let the probabilities of our signals make us money. Just my advice.

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As a new trader I was always fascinated with complexity for some reason. I had to make it harder than it was. It seemed that the more complex something was the more I thought of myself as a trader. Unfortunately, that complexity also showed on my trading account. It's not just coincidence that the complexity of a method and the struggles of an account go hand in hand.

Note, for example, the power of a simple straight line- a trend-line. Look what it does! My trend-line tells me two things- First, potential entries and second, when the trend is over and either consolidating or reversing. Just a simple straight line.

A word of caution on the 6E- there is usually one break of the trend-line in which the market breaks the trend-line by a little and then resumes the trend. That stray peak or valley then becomes the more important trend-line to gauge the trend from.

Look how low the risk is on a simple little tool like a straight line. I mean, how hard is this? As hard as you want it to be! I've tried it hard (complex) and I've tried it simple and I like simple a whole lot more.

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