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plan ok

Was 8C, now 22C

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  #272 (permalink)
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the plan worked well

Yesterday 22C, walked 22km, 5 hours, one coffee, one beer, a great day. Then a clear night with Saturn, Mercury and a Full Moon streaming into the balcony.

I noticed the previous post was made on the last day of my first futures.io (formerly BMT) year, I can't believe it has gone in 5 minutes - thanks to all who have helped make it so enjoyable.

And I see a nice round number on here too:





It would appear that holidays really do work, or maybe the brain just needs lots of sun, s**, food and wine....








Anyway the old git is really enjoying some of the last days of one of the last years of his life.

Travel Well

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It would appear that holidays really do work, or maybe the brain just needs lots of sun, s**, food and wine....

Please pass on our sympathy to Mrs Fink. It must be awful for her. At least it's sunny !!




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Please pass on our sympathy to Mrs Fink. It must be awful for her. At least it's sunny !!




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She's never been much of a swimmer, but she's a martyr to everything else.

Anyway, arriving back at 02.30 after an 8 hour flight delay has put paid to any more of that fun and jollity. Bah! Humbug!

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let's get started

Firstly, Happy New Year and best wishes for good trading to one and all!

I got back into the action a little earlier than expected today, mainly to do some straight price-action only tests using just the broker platform (no eSignal, no Ninja, not an indicator in sight) and also to restart my Sprint Markets project as I have really missed it. A tough ask it may be, but it is my style and after a lot of pondering I now know that for sure.

Only 4 trades - 3 winners, 1 loser - so a decent kick-off for an effective +28T.

My resolve is clear - make Five A Day and the Sprints work for a year. I failed to handle the EQ after the hiccups and personal stress last November but am greatly looking forward to building on a good base for 2014.

I don't think I need any more rules or technicals or a different approach - I simply need to minimise distractions and steal a certain somebody's discipline and consistency and make it my own. As always, time will tell...

Travel Well

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a good day

Five Dax Sprint trades, 5 winners, net equivalent +80T.

Stayed calm, stuck to the rules. Simply used price action and 50% retracements on a 1 minute candle chart together with the Sprint line chart. I have a real dilemma now - do I restart eSignal/Ninja or not? Crumbs, maybe I just realised that I have spent all my time writing code and watching pretty charts instead of actually looking for trades...

Anyway, it's a Friday and 11 stations on Train of Thought is a real bugger for now, so that's me done for the day and time to hunt for food.

Will be pondering but have a great weekend.

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Time for an Old Peculier



A well deserved and rewarding pint of Theakston's to be precise.

I had set myself a 90 day target and smashed it early this evening - Lumosity has simply become part of the job. Last week it seemed to have helped me get into a trading performance zone I hadn't been in before and it will be interesting to see how the other curves play out this year.

I will be looking out for the psychology management to keep pace, avoid the major emotional disasters and stay on a level track for the long haul through the year. Yeah, Right.

Anyway, not bad for the old sod on this dimension:











Cheers

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A well deserved and rewarding pint of Theakston's to be precise.

I had set myself a 90 day target and smashed it early this evening - Lumosity has simply become part of the job. Last week it seemed to have helped me get into a trading performance zone I hadn't been in before and it will be interesting to see how the other curves play out this year.

I will be looking out for the psychology management to keep pace, avoid the major emotional disasters and stay on a level track for the long haul through the year. Yeah, Right.

Anyway, not bad for the old sod on this dimension:

Cheers

Hey ol' man, you've knocked the ball out of the park !

I'll come and catch up with you...maybe still during THIS year...

Enjoy your beer, you really deserved it !

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." - Jim Rohn
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Done for the morning session with 6 Sprint trades, 4 winners, 2 losers for net +24T.

A fair enough result but I took a family phone call mid-session then felt a rush of blood to the head and know it's time to stop when I realise I've lost count of the number of trades. Overconfidence and distraction are never far away from a trader's patch and I could tell that I was starting to look for things to be there - as opposed to trading what was there.

Travel Well

Last edited by ratfink; January 6th, 2014 at 07:00 AM. Reason: Trade what you see, not what you think !
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i need to give it another try


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A well deserved and rewarding pint of Theakston's to be precise.

I had set myself a 90 day target and smashed it early this evening - Lumosity has simply become part of the job. Last week it seemed to have helped me get into a trading performance zone I hadn't been in before and it will be interesting to see how the other curves play out this year.

I will be looking out for the psychology management to keep pace, avoid the major emotional disasters and stay on a level track for the long haul through the year. Yeah, Right.

Anyway, not bad for the old sod on this dimension:











Cheers


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