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]So... I have been trading for a few years and about 18 months ago I became somewhat profitable with the help of a coach. While my coach is a trader we rarely talk about the market in terms of setups anymore and it is all about preparation for myself and my plan for the day. Plus my longer term plans and goals to make sure everything is in line and my actions are in sync with plans and goals.

With some family tragedy 3 or so months back I decided to take a break thinking when I am ready I will just pick the ball up again and run with it. However this has not been the case to the point I have had to lie to my coach when he asked whether I was back into it or not I reply “not yet”, where in fact I had been but really struggling. So I come clean and this is what he come up with. With a lot of resistance I have decided to give it a go when it was pointed out in my plan the statement “what ever it takes”.
While I do already journal and I am quite happy for my coach to read it, most of the time. I have a great discomfort in posting my personal thoughts on a public forum and wether I will be able to continue doing it will yet to be seen

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Areas of interest for the opening swing are 140.85, 140.79, 141.20/141.33.
Other areas of interest for today are 141.39, 141.50, 141.62, 141.73..14057, 140.42, 140.31,140.17.
Euro group meetings today and U.S holiday so be on your toes. Not looking to hold anything today unless volume comes in.

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Bund moved back into balance yesterday and is sitting on the fence at the moment. If we get above 141.50 will probably see test the top of the range141.70. A break below 141.15 will most likely test 140.93.
I am not seeing an area where i want to play open range trade from this morning. Areas of interest remain the pretty much the same 141.62 141.72..141.19 140.90 140.57 140.42 140.30 104.17

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Not particularly bullish the bund at the moment however a move higher today is quite possible.
Still happy to play the balance areas here. Until I see something to the contrary.

Levels 141.52 141.62 141.73..141.21 141.08 140.90 140.57 140.42 140.30

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Bund looks to be perfectly balanced at the moment. The last 3 days we have held a range of 141.50 to 141.00 with 3 good tests in either direction. ES is testing bottom of its short term balanced area. Iím not expecting this to break just yet so with bund at the top of its range I will be looking for that to hold. However the bund is heavily influenced by euro, of course itís at the bottom of its range as well. Euro could well be the tipping point today so I will be paying attention it and dax for a possible early lead off of already defined areas.
Areas of interest much the same as yesterday Levels 141.41 141.52 141.62 141.73..141.15 141.08 140.90 140.57 140.42 140.30






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Thursday the market gapped up and gave an unexpected opportunity to short top of the range and it then tested the bottom of the range. Bund last week gave me the impression that it wanted to go down with the way it kept probing the lows, after Thursday and Friday I am thinking the opposite.
Quite a lot of business has been done in this area now and must be aware of the fact this profile is near completion. For longs I am looking for 50 to hold and for shorts 90 area is still key and than 142.38.

order flow around 141.90 and 141.50 will be key for me today

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So much changes in a week. Bund Broke down pretty hard and is looking for some support. Being a Friday it will probably be a two sided market today. Areas of interest 140.13 139.94 140.23 140.40 -140.70 (140.48). Not really expecting this to go much higher. Not a keen buyer yet but 139.68 139.50 139.10 good place to start looking.

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Ok bund starting to balance and is sitting Right at vpoc of this area. I will still look for longs off the around 139.70 139.58 139.45 139.33 139.03 138.80.. and shorts for at 140.22 140.41-140.75 141.00. I still prefer to sell rallies at the moment but will wait for conformation on the tape. If this market comes down to one of my demand areas and they stop selling it I will look to get long.

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