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PS my daughter was born today, I am happy!

Congratulation to you and your family!

This is quite amazing that you still ended up trading and doing quite well.

What a dedication. WOW





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PS my daughter was born today, I am happy!


Cograts Alex!!! That is awesome to hear! Nothing better than having a child in your life.


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PS my daughter was born today, I am happy!

That's awesome, @xelaar, congratulations on the new arrival!

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PS my daughter was born today, I am happy!

Congratulation to you and your family.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

― Neale Donald Walsch
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Congratulations!
And wish your family a good portion of patience and love.
Those are the most needed at such time.
Sara Saudkova once said:
"Children are the most flexible and almost unbreakable creatures in the world. The only one thing that they need is love."

Have a good one.
Hana

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LTP - day 9

Thanks again for all good wishes and congrats! Appreciate it.

Today was a minor day by results but what a volatility we have seen from NFP! I worked on alternative entries. I feel difficult to do them in LTP, so looking forward to end it on Monday with whatever result and continue working on setups and gathering stats.

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Thanks again for all good wishes and congrats! Appreciate it.

Today was a minor day by results but what a volatility we have seen from NFP! I worked on alternative entries. I feel difficult to do them in LTP, so looking forward to end it on Monday with whatever result and continue working on setups and gathering stats.

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Great trading xelaar. are you planning to continue to post journals when you go-live as TST trader? It has been great learning experience reading your journal. its absolutely brilliant and thanks for the journal.

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Thanks, Vijidas

I think TST and its equity partner do not permit posting any information about live trades. However I plan to keep posting about my own trading, system development, and potentially live trading room.

I am very curious what will happen next week, I think it will take a couple of days for TST to come back after LTP is completed tomorrow.

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Congratulations! Nice accomplishment!!!

Congratulations - a huge accomplishment.


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Well this day arrived. I have done the profit target, and maintained two out of three required metrics. I have explained earlier why my losing holding time is larger, I screwed it up a couple of time with experiments and leaving trade alone.

Today is a slow day with some markets closed but Gold had a nice volume for this early hours and produced somewhat a reversal with possible long setups. I planned 10 ticks of the first one but it moved only 5 so I closed it at +4. A second setup for, I put only 7 ticks to be more realistic as this did not look as good as first one, but quite passable still, it moved 30 ticks, one of those wonder trades I had in the beginning when operating just 1 contract. Now with 15 it would be go figure.

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I am very happy about putting this to the end, at least for the moment. I have a high emotional drain (even if I kept it away from my trading it did express in my other endeavors) and just physically tired sitting so much hours at screen each and every day for over the month, as I had waiting and fishing for those opportunities that became rare as time went. During the first week or two I was done in a couple of hours, and went for a bike ride, gym or something else. Now I had to forego gym, bycicle, running, etc in name of finishing it in time. I need back some of my life, finally.

It will be a shame if TST/PTP will turn their noses on my results, or ask me to do a lengthy LivePrep (short one is ok, I can just repeat what I did, I can't see any benefits it will deliver though after I did the same for 25 days). Worse still if they will put some restraints like minimum holding time for a winner. It will mean going back to the drawing board, testing, etc.

I had been testing other approaches during this ride, today I have a trade on Ninja Sim netting 31 ticks with 8 tick risk. But I wanted to keep Combine as clean as possible with just one system and two (and later restricted to just one) entry setup.

Very happy to finish so early today as I need to visit my wife in hospital and I was worried how trading Combine will go next days because the hospital permits visits that time pit opens and combining these two would be difficult. Giving that we expect our daughter to be born sometimes between 2 weeks and 4 weeks, or possibly earlier now, I did wanted to finish with Combine before this all will take my time, my mind and I could not concentrate until it is all over.

Thanks for all your support, it was an invaluable help and an accountability as I could not hide my trades and explain why I did step out of my plan. Thanks for being tough judges too :)

I will keep this thread updated on how TST process goes and how it all will end, or maybe begins. :crazy_pilot:


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LTP - day 10 (done)


Today was a very low volume day with lack of any sentiment and movement. Some swings but I was absent during this time, also CTS T4 was giving us all a middle finger with lack of historic data this morning and constant price feed freeze outs during the morning and few times later in the day. Clearly no stops were present in large quantities but few trades went through. I did one live trade, successfully even if marginally.

Otherwise I was experimenting with different entries. Few losers that came from freezing feed and strange stop out on a trade at the place where no price ticked, but since my profit target is done long time ago there is no need to try to adjust anything.

A minor losing day overall. Now we will see what happens next.

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