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Breakout Journal - a journey to full time trading

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Big moves today

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GC Morning - updated

+72 ticks

I caught the breakout to the upside. This will probably be my last trade before the FOMC meeting. I am happy with today's results.

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Flag Pattern.

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GC morning
+ $960

ZB Jan 31st and Feb 1st
+$1,375

On Thursday the realization that I would have to wait at least another month if I want to use NT in my combine kicked in. Was not happy.. I traded sim and clicked on everything I saw... Lost 3500 in a couple of hours. After I got over my bout of self pity, I ended up trading ZB for the rest of the day in my TST account. Made $768.

Friday I tried a really short time frame in GC after the news broke.. It ended badly. I went back to what I knew. Once I determined it was heading up I took a longer term trade and ended up +960 for the day in GC.

I traded ZB at the same time. I had one longer term trade and the rest were scalps. I ended up +656 for the day. I like how ZB moves. Its very mechanical with low volatility. A large move for ZB is 5 to 10 ticks. It makes it perfect for a scalping type of strategy. It helps the tick value is $31.25. This makes it ideal to use a larger number of contracts with a tighter stop. I made several 1 tick scalps with 4 contracts which netted $125 each. I could pick those off all day long.

I have started looking into data feeds which hook up to Ninja in case I decide I want to start my Combine early. The idea would be to use the trade interface of Sierra Charts to hook up to T4 while using NT charting.

Robert

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A couple of screenshots from today. Shows the run up after the news then the collapse a couple of hours later.

Robert


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ZB / UB
$$ ???

Traded ZB and UB today. Had issues all day with ZenFire not processing stops and having unrealistic slippage when manually closing a position. Decided not to post the numbers because it does not accurately reflect my actual trading today.

Robert

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Combine Update:

I am laying out my options for starting the combine. I have two choices; wait till NT becomes available on TST, hopefully next month,or create a hybrid system of T4 and Ninja. I have been looking at different data feeds to power my NT charts. Kinetick is in the lead at this point. I started practicing with Sierra Charts entry system. I have some basic strategies set up. Right now the thing that's holding me back from going to full blown Sierra is the Channel Trend bars. I am finding them quite efficient to trade ZB and UB. I played around with Sierra's Renko bars today but it just does not compare to the Channel Trend bars.


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