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Swing trading strategies (EOD, Papertrading)

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Results

So, after a while I'm posting another update on the results. It's been a bit disappointing over the last couple of weeks/months, but looking at the positives: I'm not having much of a drawdown, the majority of trades is still positive, and I've earned 38 R so far.

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Open trades


Recently closed trades


Fancy profit/loss diagram


I'm very content with the result of the Rivalland strategy: when I look only at those trades, I'm at +26.70 R. The stock trading strategy is positive as well, but trading it feels a lot harder (plus: it yielded a lot less with roughly the same number of trades).

So, I'll continue with the Rivalland strategy, but it could be that I'll change the underlyings a bit: I feel confident enough to put some real money into it; futures would be way too big, so I'm going to try it with CFDs. Luckily, IB is now offering CFDs on major indices, but I'm not content with some of the information they provide, so I'm still waiting for customer support to get back to me with some answers to my questions before I'll be actually trading their CFDs.

As for the swing trading strategy, I realize that it has a pretty low percentage of winning trades. This means that I'll have to put more emphasis on letting the second part of each trade, the (b) position, accumulate more profit. When I look at the charts of the stocks I've traded, this would definitely have been possible. Also, I'm not going to screen for stocks every day (haven't done it over the last couple of weeks), because it takes quite a lot of time. Thus, there will be fewer stock trades.

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DAX
Downtrend; inside day, ignore.

TecDAX
Downtrend; down day.

SMI
Uptrend; inside day. Buy(ab) STP 6614 LMT 6617; SL(ab) 6566; TP(a) 6775.

All Ordinaries
Uptrend; inside day; order was not triggered. Long entry still possible. Buy(ab) STP 4524 LMT 4526; SL(ab) 4494; TP(a) 4660.

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DAX
Downtrend; third up day. Short entry possible.

TecDAX
Downtrend; second up day.

SMI
Uptrend; up day. Position was opened at 6614. SL(ab) 6566; TP(a) 6775.

All Ordinaries
Uptrend; down day. Long entry still possible. Buy(ab) STP 4519 LMT 4522; SL(ab) 4493; TP(a) 4575.

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I enjoy reading your journal.Discovered it while trying to set up my swing trading plan for stocks rather than the Buy and Hope method.

I am starting with a method I learned at a seminar many years ago which basically screens Macd Hist on weekly and
stochastics on daily for prospects.I am trying to code a strategy in Ninjatrader to backtest it but may just visually and forward test. I also would like to try some of the methods you are using.
I also would like to incorporate P&F as I just finished "The Definitive Guide to Point and Figure book and feeling inspired.
Anyway thanks again for your journal and hope you keep it up.
John

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DAX
Downtrend; fourth up day; short entry possible. Short(ab) STP 7260 LMT 7266; SL(ab) 7348; TP(a) 7160.


TecDAX
Downtrend; third up day; short entry possible.

Dow Jones
Downtrend; second up day.

S&P 500
Downtrend; first up day.

Nasdaq 100
Downtrend; inside day.

SMI
Uptrend; down day. SL(ab) 6566; TP(a) 6775.

All Ordinaries
Uptrend; up day. Position opened at 4519. SL(ab) 4493; TP(a) 4575.

Stocks
HIG long. Stopped out.

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I enjoy reading your journal.Discovered it while trying to set up my swing trading plan for stocks rather than the Buy and Hope method.

I am starting with a method I learned at a seminar many years ago which basically screens Macd Hist on weekly and
stochastics on daily for prospects.I am trying to code a strategy in Ninjatrader to backtest it but may just visually and forward test. I also would like to try some of the methods you are using.
I also would like to incorporate P&F as I just finished "The Definitive Guide to Point and Figure book and feeling inspired.
Anyway thanks again for your journal and hope you keep it up.
John

Thanks!

Feel free to keep us up to date and post scan results in this thread. As I've written, I'm not really happy with the stock swing trades I'm taking, so I'll be starting to look for alternatives over the next weeks.

Point and Figure is great, but unfortunately the only decent software for that seems to be Updata, which I find too expensive; and it only runs on Windows.

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DAX
Downtrend; outside bar. I was stopped in and stopped out on the same day; this sucks!

TecDAX
Downtrend; down day.

Dow Jones
Downtrend; third up day.

S&P 500
Downtrend; second up day.

Nasdaq 100
Downtrend; first up day.

SMI
Uptrend; up day. What a weird bar, I was nearly stopped out. SL(ab) 6566; TP(a) 6775.

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DAX
Downtrend; up day.

TecDAX
Downtrend; up day.

Dow Jones
Downtrend; down day.

S&P 500
Downtrend; third up day.

Nasdaq 100
Downtrend; down day.

SMI
Uptrend; up day. Moving stop loss to break even. SL(ab) 6615; TP(a) 6775.

All Ordinaries
Uptrend; inside day.

Stocks
INTC short. Downtrend for several months, now pullback to resistance. Short(ab) STP 22.00 LMT 21.95; SL(ab) 22.56; TP(a) 21.03.

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DAX
Downtrend; down day.

TecDAX
Downtrend; inside day.

Dow Jones
Downtrend; down day.

S&P 500
Downtrend; down day.

Nasdaq 100
Downtrend; down day.

SMI
Uptrend; up day. SL(ab) 6615; TP(a) 6775.

All Ordinaries
Uptrend; up day.

Stocks
INTC short. Position opened at 21.99. SL(ab) 22.56; TP(a) 21.03.

VMED long. 50% retracement, not quite back at support around 31, but it has a bullish bar and looks good anyway. Buy(ab) STP 32.40 LMT 32.45; SL(ab) 31.75; TP(a) 33.50.

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Great charts, and great work. Thanks for your efforts and time spent helping.

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