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DAX
Up day; bullish reversal. The (b) position is still open. Moving the stop loss to below yesterday‘s low. SL(b) 6596.

TecDAX
Up day.

Dow Jones
Up day.

S&P 500
Up day; position was opened as planned at 1376. SL(ab) 1354; TP(a) 1400.

Nasdaq 100
Up day with up gap again.

Stocks
MNST. Stopped out at 66.70.


CSCO. Stopped out here, too. 16.15.


Either I‘ve become too picky or setups have in fact become fewer and fewer over the last days. I guess for now I‘ll have to attribute it to the up-down-up-down action in the broad market. Two examples:

LVS. Looks good at first glance, but 36 is definitely a support area that has been tested at least four times in 2011, and recent price action looks like a fakeout with a quick reversal, so this is most definitely not a short candidate.

CLF. Almost the same.

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Results

Open positions


Last couple of closed trades


Fancy profit/loss diagram


Stats
Not the prettiest of tables, but I guess it serves its purpose.

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DAX
Up day. Stop loss unchanged: SL(b) 6596.

TecDAX
Up day.

Dow Jones
Up day.

S&P 500
Up day. Take profit of the (a) position was missed by .37 points. There‘s not enough follow through, so I exit both positions at the open on Tuesday.

Nasdaq 100
Up day.

Stocks
BTU. Back at the 61.8% retracement in a strong downtrend. Short STP(ab) 21.15; SL(ab) 22.05; TP(a) 19.80.

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DAX
Up day. SL(b) 6596.

TecDAX
Up day.

Dow Jones
Up day.

S&P 500
Up day. Positions (a) and (b) closed at 1394.46 for a profit of +0.84 R each.

Nasdaq 100
Up day.

Stocks
BTU. Small bar with a slightly higher high. The setup is still good. Short STP(ab) 21.50; SL(ab) 22.05; TP(a) 20.67.

ABX. Short STP(ab) 33.50; SL(ab) 34.20; TP(a) 32.45.

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DAX
Inside bar. RSI(7) daily is 71.45; the upwards momentum has definitely weakened, but I‘ll stay with the trend for now. SL(b) 6596.

TecDAX
First down day.

Dow Jones
First down day.

S&P 500
Inside day; ignore.

Nasdaq 100
Inside day.

Stocks
BTU. Entered short at 21.50. SL(ab) 22.05; TP(a) 20.67.

ABX. STP was not hit, so no entry. Made a reversal bar right at the EMA(30) and a resistance level, just below the 50% Fibonacci retracement. Short STP(ab) 33.65; SL(ab) 34.75; TP(a) 32.00.

TCK. Solid downtrend, bounce back to a resistance level at 29, nice doji yesterday. Short STP(ab) 28.55; SL(ab) 29.33; TP(a) 27.38.


T. This looks a bit premature, because the retracement is small (hasn‘t hit the 38.2% level), and there‘s no support. But it did form a nice little reversal bar, and the last move up has been strong. Buy STP(ab) 37.55; SL(ab) 37.00; TP(a) 38.38.

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DAX
Up day.

TecDAX
Second down day.

Dow Jones
Inside day.

S&P 500
Up day.

Nasdaq 100
Up day.

Stocks
BTU. Ooops, stopped out at 22.05.

ABX. Entered short at 33.65. SL(ab) 34.75; TP(a) 32.00.

TCK. Entry not triggered; setup no longer applies, orders cancelled.

T. Inside bar. Buy STP(ab) 37.45; SL(ab) 37.00; TP(a) 38.13.

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DAX
Inside day. The (b) position is still open. SL(b) 6596.

TecDAX
Inside day.

Dow Jones
Second down day.

S&P 500
First down day.

Nasdaq 100
First down day.

Stocks
ABX. Bullish bar; doesn‘t look good for my position. SL(ab) 34.75; TP(a) 32.00.

T. Stopped in at 37.45. SL(ab) 37.00; TP(a) 38.13.

VMED. Strong uptrend, back at 38.2% Fibonacci level. Buy STP(ab) 27.22; SL(ab) 26.75; TP(a) 27.93.


APOL. Strong move down; it could retrace some more, but I‘ll take a chance. Short STP(ab) 27.90; SL(ab) 28.70; TP(a) 26.70.


Results
Open trades


Recently closed trades


Fancy profit/loss diagram


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DAX
First down day.

TecDAX
Third down day, long entry possible. PnF 7-3 is strong (X column, breakout from a triple top). Buy STP(ab) 783; SL(ab) 772; TP(a) 807.



Dow Jones
Inside day.

S&P 500
Inside day.

Nasdaq 100
Up day.

Stocks
ABX. Stopped out at 34.88 for -2.24 R.

T. Small inside bar. SL(ab) 37.00; TP(a) 38.13.

VMED. No entry. Setup still valid. Buy STP(ab) 27.22; SL(ab) 26.75; TP(a) 27.93.

APOL. No entry; I don‘t like how the stock is drifting sideways.

I‘ll pause stock trading for a couple of days until the market decides to move somewhere.

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DAX
Up day, new high.

TecDAX
Inside day, ignore. Long setup still possible: Buy STP(ab) 783; SL(ab) 772; TP(a) 807.

Dow Jones
Up day.

S&P 500
Up day.

Nasdaq 100
Up day.

Stocks
T. Sideways action. SL(ab) 37.00; TP(a) 38.13.

VMED. Entered long at 27.22 as planned. SL(ab) 26.75; TP(a) 27.93.

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DAX
First down day.

TecDAX
Down day. Buy STP(ab) 780; SL(ab) 772; TP(a) 807.

Dow Jones
Sideways.

S&P 500
Inside bar.

Nasdaq 100
Inside bar.

Stocks
T. Stopped out.

VMED. Slowly moving upwards.

I still think that this is a bad time for daily swingtrades. I‘ll wait until the broad market finally starts to move.

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