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Current range 3.13, tight stop placement could be tough...

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And back to waiting...

The rush of dopamine is something my doctor mentioned, and what prompted me to put more emphasis on meditation. And more waiting. The right moments are easier to see when there is more space between them.

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One more scalp. Can't calm my mind knowing I am on top of FOMC.

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The right moments are easier to see when there is more space between them.

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Have yet to post in this thread but was interested in this because I had something in common. About 2 years ago I got the same thing from my wife, but I didnt get to chose one, it was "I want you to get me p90x so we can do it together". Long story short I did it a few weeks and she did it a few days. There is a lot of equipment needed to do the whole program like pull up bars, free weights exc. This year she wanted to try INSANITY tried it a while ago but then was sick for a while and have not got back to it yet, but if I had to chose between the 2 I would go with INSANITY.

Back to this; It might seem like a weird thing to post in a trading journal, but I have noticed that all kinds of things outside of trading have the potential to have an effect on trading. Being in shape or not, eating well or not, sleep patterns, exhaustion, drinking, emotional states, level of calmness, financial stress, etc. In the "had something in common" comment, have you experienced anything similar?

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Current range 3.13, tight stop placement could be tough...


It turns out I was way off target as what the issue of the day would be. It was not the stop loss, but the inability to stop worrying about my position. FOMC day weirds me out some, even when I deny that it has any impact, and I knew that going into the day. It brought more scalping, less confidence, more anxiety. I could not trade with the calm that I would prefer.

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In a short trade for about 3 hours now. My trade desk is set up in the main area of the house. Several times I have walked by, sat down, stared at it, considered moving my stop to + anything, or closing the trade, or moving the stop higher. That energy is not good.

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This nearly freaks me out not to hit "close".

But what does it matter if it hits my stop, and that is the cost of learning to do that without second thought or hesitation?

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tighten. adrenaline

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