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  #261 (permalink)
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xelaar, Enjoyed your trading journal. I think your post about trading for small targets on choppy days and letting it rip when conditions are right is spot on. Now to figure that out early before I get chopped to shreds LOL The new addition to your family was a nice surprise. Congrats....Best wishes to you and your wife.

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  #262 (permalink)
prague, czech republic
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT7, MT4
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Trading: DAX, Gold, Euro
 
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Hi
I'm not really concerned about choppiness provided volatility js grand. Its low vol days when one trading of must be satisfied with small gains. Trend or no trend makes no big difference.

Got my lp account ready. Trade tomorrow I will.

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Congrats on your success & all the best for your live prep.

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Sorry if this has been asked earlier but do you get your money back once you pass your combine ?

Again good luck for future

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Sorry if this has been asked earlier but do you get your money back once you pass your combine ?

Again good luck for future

Hi
Yes, but if you pass good enough to go further they will refund by tge end of LP. I dont like it but tge idea apparently is that many still fail at LP so money will be used to roll over to a new combine.

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Good trading when you start the LP.
I guess you have the mornings off now
BTW, if you did your Combine again, would you have traded ONLY the 0700-1500 CDT?

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I hear what you say. I think the biggest mental issue for me is when trade is happening desperately not wanting to get a loser instead of small winner. Thus taking small winners. Sometimes it prevents from taking a loser for sure, but also kills huge winners, and never prevents true losers from happening - those that never show any profit, triggering and then reverting to hit SL. Need to distance myself from "I want to be a winner" attitude. Need a more spectator approach.

A little late to the party, but your journal was/is a nice read. I liked this remark, deserves to be repeated!

One of my worst enemies are my own false assumptions

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  #268 (permalink)
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Good trading when you start the LP.
I guess you have the mornings off now
BTW, if you did your Combine again, would you have traded ONLY the 0700-1500 CDT?

I would do the same, but most of the setups were close to or during Comex. Doesn't make significant changes.

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@xelaar

Keep it real!! Good luck with the live prep!

Robert

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You make your own opportunities in life.

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what is a live trader Prep?

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