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Covered long ES at 1622.50 with a loss. Trend line violated too early for my taste.


I guess, I was too scared giving back some of my nice profits of last week. My original stop was below the low of the day, but I moved it up...

But I'm not going to chase this market. Waiting for the next trade setup...

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I should be given a trophy for outstanding trading performance this week... I've accomplished the incredible feat of generating a loss with a long position this week! Not many can copy that... lol

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I should be given a trophy for outstanding trading performance this week... I've accomplished the incredible feat of generating a loss with a long position this week! Not many can copy that... lol

Takes skill!. But then everyday I look at my system and usually do the opposite of what it says - now that's a real skill.

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Takes skill!. But then everyday I look at my system and usually do the opposite of what it says - now that's a real skill.


Haha... that's also good!

You should pay attention, if these "opposite trades" lead to better results

Taking these mistakes with humor instead of endless anger and frustration is definitely a faster way to get back on track.

I have a habit of getting off-track after huge wins. But before, this led to large losses which even overcompensated my huge win. I guess, I have improved in this regard. Maybe I should build into my excel journal an automatic "screw up" alert after x% gain on my equity.

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Long ES at 1653.75 near trend line.

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Will possibly not be able to post my exit in or close to real-time due to a business trip today. Orders are placed though. Will probably return towards cash close.

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Covered ES long pos. at 1649,50 with a loss.

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Long ES at 1661.25 at trend line.

Tight stop. Might re-enter long a bit later if stopped out.


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Covered ES long at 1677.25 with a profit.


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@ratfink: As you can see in my trade summary, I've included now the automatic "screw up alert" in my excel journal That means, that I have to watch out next week not to screw up, i.e. be too timid to give away profits or have any bias which deviates from the optimal trading mindset/behavior. Let's see, if it works...

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@ratfink: As you can see in my trade summary, I've included now the automatic "screw up alert" in my excel journal That means, that I have to watch out next week not to screw up, i.e. be too timid to give away profits or have any bias which deviates from the optimal trading mindset/behavior. Let's see, if it works...

Excellent idea - I like it. Great trade too!

I too have analysed all the statistics and rule changes that I should have - and realised that I need no new statistics or rules, only behaviour change for the better. Minimise the idiot between the ears, my system is already more than good enough for points extraction if only I keep my eyes open and impulsive mind out of the way.

I have found great benefit from taking a cooler approach (a la @GFIs1 , yourself and others) and am much more relaxed during the trading day, even when scalping. Lets see how the year goes....

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Was short in ES today too...

My short order was triggered when the earlier low of the day 1664.75 was breached. My original plan was to cover somewhere around 1650, but I was at dinner and had no access to real-time data and/or a chart, so I deviated from my plan

Just saw on my cell that we have been at 1653 already and last delayed (!) price was 1655.xx. Called TradeStation, they gave me current price at 1658.75 and I've decided to cover my short position at market as I didn't have a chart and was not comfortable without one to look at. Should have used a website on my cell which shows charts... and keep my calm...

Okay, but on the other hand, I've made 21 points in ES this week with only 2 trades by making money on the long side and the short side... increased my equity by 5.6% since last Friday... so, I shouldn't be too hard on myself... but will do better next time in a similar situation




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Long ES at 1643.00 near support.


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Covered ES long at 1637.25 with a loss.


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Long ES again at 1644.25. Same idea as before.

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Covered ES long at 1650.00 with a profit.


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I've published my trades so far on this forum as well as on another forum and for a few weeks even on Twitter and StockTwits.

However, I've decided to continue my trading journal only in one place, a publicly available blog, and not in different places.

I will, of course, continue to be a member of this site. I've just decided to have my own site (it's kind of cool ... and to my surprise very easy to set up, even for a non-tech guy!).

If anyone is interested to follow the blog please PM me or check out my profiles on Twitter or StockTwits.

Thanks for your interest.

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