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Breakout Journal - a journey to full time trading

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It is looking good man, keep it up!

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On a new trading server in Chicago. Getting everything setup for next week. I enjoy setting up new computers. This one feels faster from the standpoint of responsiveness through Remote Desktop. I will know for sure on Monday.

From a upload / download perspective it is way faster than the last one I was on. Speed test is below.

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Weekly Chart - Sunday Night 5-5-13

Heading toward a triple top. Above that there is a resistance zone up to 102. Then finally a upper trend line between 103 and 104. Should be a interesting week.

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Morning Charts 5-6-13

Last night CL touched the trend line and reversed. The hourly and 15 minute charts are in a well defined downtrend with a accelerated drop off over the last couple of hours. The hourly broke through the first trend line overnight and is nearing the second trend line. If it breaks the secondary trend line then there is support around the 9350 to 9420 area. Really in no mans land at the moment. I am not sure how I am going to play the open.


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Slow morning.. Sitting on a couple of setups.. Just waiting.

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1st trade of the day

Entry type Buy stop above resistance.

Price move about 10 ticks above my entry then pulled back. Waited a couple minutes for it to move and nothing happened so I closed it out for a 3 tick loss.

Robert

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1st trade of the day

Entry type Buy stop above resistance.

Price move about 10 ticks above my entry then pulled back. Waited a couple minutes for it to move and nothing happened so I closed it out for a 3 tick loss.

Robert

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Looking at this trade again I realized my entry was poorly placed. It really should have been about 8 ticks lower. I took what I thought was a "safer" entry point.

Robert

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2nd trade of the day.

Stop entry type: Buy Stop above previous high

Note: Late posting trade details.

Did not have my stop far enough away from the current price. The trade direction idea was right but I rushed the trade. This was a mental mistake. The idea was to have the stop about 5 ticks higher than the previous close. Once in the trade it pulled back. Had I left my stop where it was originally at I would have been down 10 ticks. The positive side of this trade is I realized I was wrong and exited the trade before my full stop was hit. -6 ticks

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3rd trade of the day

Entry Type: Sell Stop below support and previous trend line.

Note: Late posting results.

This was my first solid trade of the day. Took 2 ticks of heat. Ended up moving my target up. I was nervous while in the trade. Ended +5 ticks.

Robert

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Keep up good work, it was a hard day for trading.

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