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Price & Volume Trading Journal

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Files are stored by default in the root of "My Documents", which means you have "My Documents\ES ##-##.Binary.dat"

Yeah, they are there; in fact they have always been there all the time. Thanks.

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What I learned today

Take home messages:

  • I work better with a 8k volume chart vs. a 5 min, especially overnight.
  • Limit orders work best to initialize entry and minimize risk in range bound markets and Stop orders can be used after a limit initialized order to add contracts to trending markets.
  • The Buy Sell Volume Indicator can be separated into trade sizes represented by different colors and used to either scalp range bound price action or stay in a trend: Shown asTradeSizeAnalyzer (TSA) on the chart.
Made 2 trades today, a buy last night I tried following with a 5 min chart and got stopped out. Should have identified risk based on the 8k vol chart. Market made a higher low & I shorted near the top of the range and was stopped out. Hope to make use of what I learned today, from this point on.

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Non-equivalence of charts on different computers


Got into a short late because of the difference of appearance of the same chart on different computers. On NT 6.5 the chart gave a clear Al Brooks failed break up, it did not look like that on NT7. I saw a posting about this earlier on another thread but could not find it again.

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ZT,

congrats on the moderator status.

I have a question about some of the indys you use. On the DOM bands it seems clear that a short is indicated when yellow and red come together and a long when yellow and blue come together. Im sure you like to see more than that, but isn't that the idea? How do you use/read the other indicators about bid/ask and trade size? What would be the indication you are looking for.

I see you are in SF. I'm down in Mountain View. Did you go see Floored at the Roxie last week?

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Why I believe in drawing Trendlines

A picture is worth a thousand words, Or in this case 44 pips.

This is the type of trade that can make your week. The 6 range chart gave some head fakes, but the convergence of 2 trendlines at 1084.50 is obvious in hind sight. This will become a trading rule for the future. The EMA 20 would serve as a StopLoss and the TLu break and reversal would serve as a sell signal. I actually shorted at this break but bailed at even. Don't let a profit turn into a loss - Another Rule!

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Floored


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ZT,


I see you are in SF. I'm down in Mountain View. Did you go see Floored at the Roxie last week?

David

No, I didn't. But plan on going to the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival to see it. FaceBook Site

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ZT,

seems clear that a short is indicated when yellow and red come together and a long when yellow and blue come together. Im sure you like to see more than that, but isn't that the idea?

David

I use this indicator to determine if the market can move. Have you looked at the DOM_Bands Thread? This is only a confirming indicator. My primary indicator is a trendline, next is the TSA that Zondor has been refining as well as the rules I posted yesterday.

Found a new Rule this morning:
Watch for low volume areas in the Ladder - Prices can move quickly across them.

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1st live Trade with 7.0.0.8

not bad for being in the clinic. should have reversed & shorted

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Neglected my Journal

This has been one hard week: 1st the medical stuff & not being able to sleep, then the many crashes with 7b8. The DOM based indicators that had errors with 7b8, and rebuilding my charts and ES workspace.

The bright spots:
  • Using Revo to do a clean reinstall of NT7.
  • All of the DOM based indicators now run under NT 7b8, thanks Zondor!
  • Started from scratch and rebuilt my charts. (Mike I'd like this to begin my two week period of not touching the charts starting today.)
  • Being appointed Moderator - I feel the position is more of a facilitator than referee & will work hard to make sure things are searchable to the best of my ability. Thanks max-td, that was some really good advice and great ideas.
Will get back to trading soon.

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