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Tonight's volatility has been high in CL and GC. Just going to bed and saw those two + ES.

ES I can't "feel". I don't know why. The force that moves it is so different than CL. Maybe the tools are similar, but CL seems more natural. Raw. Visceral, in that the senses that develop from being the prey long enough have become finely tuned to the market I spend the most time in. And while they look the same after the fact, they feel completely different to me.

GC's night range so far has covered nearly $40.00, and it is only midnight. CL over a dollar. I think I do recall GC being more active earlier in the evening. If I had a dollar for every ten dollars I gave to GC... CL dials it in a notch, maybe balance between GC and ES.

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Last night's buy around 86.46 would have worked nicely with a wide enough stop, but my entry zone was off. The turn came in between two zones. maybe another time.




Today there is a W4 target of 88.98...

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4 minute to the open it looks like it will be inside yesterday's value

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Going to try a 16 range today.

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21 tick long scalp in yesterdays excess. My entry was actually good, it looks poor on the TPO chart, 87.95 though is about as good as it gets on the 1m with any confirmation. The VL chart shows every single tick and looked like I was way off.

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I am torn between buying looking for a neutral day, and pondering the overnight range wondering if that cancels the RTH excess. Typical bracketing seems like it does not include an event like that.

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Sloppy day for me. I had a lot of conflict on my charts between ETH and RTH, and because of that had a very hard time making a decision. I gave back the 21 tick scalp off the open, to down about 30, and back up to positive. The last trade was a short at the prior POC with J period excess, which I am already back out of 15 minutes before tht pit close. I did not overtrade, if anything I undertraded, coming up with reasons to like and dislike every trade I could come up with.

There was a good long that I missed as CL came back to the ETH VWAP .5sd low, and I did look at it, but just could not commit.

Gold established value overnight and came into very tight balance through today's RTH session. ES retraced back up just above yesterday's Vwap RTH closing value high.

I will not trade the pit close today either. net +15



Post close edit: Two days in a row a good call not to trade the pit close. It needs to be at an extreme to be the most effective. In value seems to just cause a lot of noise into the close more than a directional move. Had CL been testing yesterday's excess that might be different, but today's excess was merely yesterday's balance.


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Today there is a W4 target of 88.98...


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Price got within a few cents of the W4, roughly in the area I shorted it, but the time of day, the fact that shorts might be trapped, and an unusual confirmation for me except for recently, the balance in GC, all caused me to not to follow through on the hold beyond getting back into green on the day.

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vvScreenshot was so much easier...


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Mike, is there a thread for this, or just email Sierra support?

You can email them or start a thread on their forum, but you'll have to explain vvScreenshot as they won't get it, and will think they already have similar function with their upload chart feature. It's close but not quite.

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