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Just a quick interruption about the Combine:

The latest funded trader from Mumbai actually reached the profit target by day 13, but had to trade 3 more days to fix the stats, because his winning days % was too low. That just shows how "important" the stats can be. Do we care about profits or stats?

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I guess you could say that, although I really don't have a discretionary style. I do a variety of strategies, whatever tests well.

When I create a strategy, I usually end up wherever it leads me. Usually it ends less frequent trading, and usually overnight holds. The Combine experiment forced me to close at end of day, which I don't do a lot.

But perhaps a more high frequency approach might be better for the Combine. Once they get Ninja working with it, it will be a legitimate option.

It would be interesting to see that. Reading this thread is the first exposure I have had to someone using automated trading -- it's been an eye opener. Thanks for expanding my horizons.

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Just a quick interruption about the Combine:

The latest funded trader from Mumbai actually reached the profit target by day 13, but had to trade 3 more days to fix the stats, because his winning days % was too low. That just shows how "important" the stats can be. Do we care about profits or stats?

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Yeah, I noticed that too. I guess that some attention to how the stats are working out is called for... although I still think that trading well is the basic way to get there. Mostly...

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No Trades Today, Thursday May 2nd.


With all the craziness early in the Euro, this was probably a good day to not have a trade. Nice trend though.


There will be a trade Friday, I can already tell. Problem is it will happen tonight around 7:45 PM. I'll be coaching baseball at that time. So, I am going to enter early, and take my chances on having a worse entry than I should (I'll still have stop and target, though).

Technically, this is violating the system, but I suspect the fills will be close, due to low volume.

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New Equity High (for now)!!!!

Since this might not last until the Friday close, I thought I'd post it now...



I FINALLY am above breakeven. Very pathetic, relative to the goal, but I'm still happy about it. I've stuck to the plan, and stayed disciplined. I am not trading a "Holy Grail" system, but I feel I'm trading what I've got pretty well.

Next stop: $1K profit and then $2K profit. It has got to happen fast, though. Only 2 weeks left in the Combine...


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Kevin, I have enjoyed this journal very much.
You are a true professional!!!

Thank you very much.
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Congrats to making it back. I know you are not going to listen to my advice, but the obvious choice here is to stop and do a rollover and start with a fresh date, so you have 2 more months instead of 3 weeks. The stats are excellent....

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That is good advice, and I'd certainly consider it, but I have to trade 20 days minimum, and I'm only at 16 now.

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