LOL, to make your case you use a win rate of 0% in your argument?
Search the forum and you'll see the rookies talking win %. Win % by itself is meaningless. Your posts mention win % by itself, and not the profit factor or expectancy. Like I said, to me that says rookie. We were all rookies at one point, I'm simply trying to encourage you to educate yourself a bit more in this area.
If you modify your argument to say win rate of 10%, you can still have a great expectancy. And that's my point.
Your mistakes, as I see them:
(a) scalping, (b) focusing on win % [akin focusing on being right].
Scalping is bad because of the costs involved, among other reasons discussed extensively on the forum. Focusing on win % is bad because win % alone is meaningless.
Repeating myself: focus on expectancy, and include the fixed costs of the trade in the calculations (commission + slippage).
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After reading through the thread in it's entirety, (I was surprised to discover this thread is over two and a half years old), I have one suggestion that might help, maybe a little... here is a very good webinar I think it may help clarify the importance of expectancy in developing your skill as a trader... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qkzPYIxonI
I went quiet for three weeks. Went over the discussion in the online Journal. I was not feeling like sharing. But Journal is a commitment so I have to start posting again. I reviewed much of the notes and my personal Journal (Access, One note), thinking and weighting possibilities. The decision is that I'm going to stick to my guns. I believe that by addressing my fears in trading (closing out trades too early, hesitation in opening trades) I should get more reward per time spent and much faster than trying to redraw everything.
Past 3 weeks I was doing live trading, but not much success
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