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This is what I trade with every day.

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This is what I trade with every day.

Does that represent your unresolved emotions or your better half?

"...the degree to which you think you know, assume you know, or in any way need to know what is going to happen next, is equal to the degree to which you will fail as a trader." - Mark Douglas
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Pre-market


Today, and probably for quite some time, I'll continue forcing/reminding myself to come up with a risk plan for each trade, actually write it down each trade, and stick to it each trade. There's nothing more important I could focus on. I'll also continue writing the big picture/goal statements mentioned before with each trade journal entry too.

Today's market is opening up in the single prints from the previous session (or a bit above them as I type this), with all the overnight session spent balancing there. This is pretty much the same as yesterday, although we're farther up above yesterday's value area high relative to how we opened yesterday.

The simplest trade would be some type of sell off at the open, down to some level such as the ledge/yday's close/S/R area at 1558.50 before continuing a strong rally. Levels below include 1555-56 and 1552.25.

1566.25 key target area above. Past that you have the highs and the all time high (which I really don't know where that is for the futures).

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Past that you have the highs and the all time high (which I really don't know where that is for the futures).

It's 1576 cash, so ballpark 1570 or so for the ES equivalent.

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Taking a look at the pre-mkt post today:


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The simplest trade would be some type of sell off at the open, down to some level such as the ledge/yday's close/S/R area at 1558.50 before continuing a strong rally. Levels below include 1555-56 and 1552.25.

1566.25 key target area above. Past that you have the highs and the all time high (which I really don't know where that is for the futures).

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Almost scary good on the pre-mkt analysis. Sold off at the open, down to the 55-56 level, then rallied to my key target at 66.25.

Rest assured, I was able to get a near 10-handle profit for the big move up... but also rest assure I was able to botch it up the first half of the day before getting the nice move! haha Nearly to the point of hitting my personal DLL.

Here's the trades: Loser, loser, loser, scratch, loser, winner. Ended up being a nice winning day oddly enough!

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Risk was managed effectively, and I really hung there for the big winner while it was quite difficult not to exit sooner. (Gotta quit watching P/L.... "Oh if I exit here I will have recouped my losses and be BE for the day" .... Definitely had those kind of thoughts, but I stayed strong).

Today was nearly identical to yesterday, which I thought was interesting. Even my last two trades of yesterday and today were about the same! Both were: looking for long trade.. stopped out... re-enter for the big winner.

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Book

I got "The Inner Athlete" delivered today. I'm just scratching the surface, but already it's a fantastic read. Highly recommend it already. I bought my copy for 27 cents I think.

The Inner Athlete: Realizing Your Fullest Potential: Dan Millman: 9780913299975: Amazon.com: Books


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"In the quest for excellence, it's so easy to suffer from tunnel vision in wihch the scores, statistics, and victories become the goal of training - but - what if we focus too much on striving, we may forget what we're ultimately striving for - to feel good about ourselves, to experience happiness, to reach our highest human potential." -Dan Millman from The Inner Athlete


Good morning traders!

Last night we rotated within yesterday's value area, which kept us above our daily bracket area high around 58.50.

At this point (30 min before open) we look to open near yday's highs, which we have done the previous two opens too.

Two distinct HVN's from yesterday: 66.50 and VPOC at 58.50.

I don't have a strong bead on an expectation for today like I did yesterday. Basically if we remain under 68 just expect a rotational day, and if we accept prices above 68, expect yet another strong rally.

I'll just go with the flow and watch my levels.

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Just completed first trade of the day. Finally starting out a day on the right foot, typically I have to lose for several trades to get with the flow.

We opened and accepted above 68 as mentioned in pre market post.... So the most logical place for me to work an entry was where the prev high and ON high lined up.

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Normally I think I would gripe about having exited my (only) trade today where I did, given the current hindsight of how far this thing is running, also given the context of where we are... it's pretty much expected.

Here's where I am though...

I took like 5 1/2 points on that trade (on the runner portion). That's great. Especially with only a tick or two of heat.

The problem is that the exit was solely based on P/L and/or fear or giving back profits. Something I want to add to my trading is allowing the runner to run until the market shows me that I don't want to be in that trade anymore.

BUT.......

My focus is on risk management and finding better trade locations, NOT holding winners. I absolutely nailed those things today that I'm focused on.

I can only develop so far so fast.

One season follows another without haste in the proper sequence. A tree grows from seedling as an adult grows from an infant. Progressive development doesn't work backwards, nor can the process be rushed; it's all clocked into the natural order of things. Only the human being is in a hurry.

I am content with my work ethic and focus, I am content with my development as a trader.


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Normally I think I would gripe about having exited my (only) trade today where I did, given the current hindsight of how far this thing is running, also given the context of where we are... it's pretty much expected.

Here's where I am though...

I took like 5 1/2 points on that trade (on the runner portion). That's great. Especially with only a tick or two of heat.

My focus is on risk management and finding better trade locations. I absolutely nailed those things today.

I can only develop so far so fast.

One season follows another without haste in the proper sequence. A tree grows from seedling as an adult grows from an infant. Progressive development doesn't work backwards, nor can the process be rushed; it's all clocked into the natural order of things. Only the human being is in a hurry.

I am content with my work ethic and focus, I am content with my development as a trader.

Good job today. If you exited where your plan told you to exit, then you should pat yourself on the back. The market can always run beyond our targets. However we shouldn't concern ourselves with that.

Only question yourself if you exited early.

Plan your trade, trade your plan.
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