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I got run over on the first entry, and then scalped my 2nd attempt, which would have been 40 ticks... But just trying to get my bearnings. That was quick. The entry was on "developing" delta divergence, but the bar had not closed the first entry. My mistake. Net -13

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closed ahead of Y High / Vwap .5 SD

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ETH Vwap is still solidly up is my reason, even though we could see a downtrend. It is Friday and I am not interested in pushing too hard today.

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Another day where I was talked out mo my initial position.... But, I did ok with scalping on the footprint. At least I had the direction right, even with the statring negative $300 something. Done.

TGIF!!!

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Gary, I love you, but pay attention and quit being so worried about every little movement.

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CONTEXT, CONTEXT, CONTEXT

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Had I not been ready to quit for the day, the area crude got to was a place I would have bought. The trend remained up this week, despite what direction crude took moment to moment, and going into a weekend short with the possibility of the Syria/Iran crisis flaring up was not likely to happen without something more than was in the headlines of the day.

What I saw this morning was huge delta divergance right pre-open, and then again at my second entry. Long liquidation for an easy Friday. Then turned off the charts.

This is the best week numbers wise I have had since coming back on futures.io (formerly BMT), and also the best week from a perspective of just feeling very comfortable with everything about trading. Part of it is from all the new depth I have been adding over the past few months. Another part is all of the replay I have been doing to condition myself to just follow the setup and watch risk. part of it is I am feeling very good about myself, both as a person and as a trader. Part is due to the long break I took. And then there is the fact that I do not need to trade to make money, I am just enjoying the mental exercise, the challenge, the depth of thought that trading makes me reach.

Tomorrow morning will be more high-speed replay, Sunday I hope to finish my last book on profile before I do my pre-week analysis. But tonight I plan to just forget about trading. And maybe shop for a Hobie Cat...

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Reviewing my performance for the week, this is what I am most proud of with myself.

Average Time In Winning Trades 12m 38s
Average Time In Losing Trades 3m 59s


I have been working towards holding my winners longer and dropping my losers faster, and while it may not seem like much, the percentage spread between winners and losers is bigger than normal for me. More than 3:1 has not been typical.

I would like to see longer holds going forward.

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