Five A Day - Trading Journals | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


Five A Day
Updated: Views / Replies:22,315 / 352
Created: by ratfink Attachments:98

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 90,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Closed Thread
 98  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

Five A Day

  #271 (permalink)
Elite Member
Birmingham UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IG/eSignal
Favorite Futures: Dax
 
ratfink's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,339 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 11,282 given, 7,092 received

plan ok

Was 8C, now 22C

Travel Well
 
  #272 (permalink)
Elite Member
Birmingham UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IG/eSignal
Favorite Futures: Dax
 
ratfink's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,339 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 11,282 given, 7,092 received

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:


Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).



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


Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).



Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).



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

Travel Well

Last edited by ratfink; December 17th, 2013 at 04:21 AM.
The following 2 users say Thank You to ratfink for this post:
 
  #273 (permalink)
The Narrow Road
Belgium
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Broker/Data: Ninjatrader Brokerage, CQG
Favorite Futures: FDAX, FDXM ...maybe
 
podski's Avatar
 
Posts: 379 since Sep 2012
Thanks: 443 given, 457 received



ratfink View Post


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 !!




p

The following user says Thank You to podski for this post:
 
  #274 (permalink)
Elite Member
Birmingham UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IG/eSignal
Favorite Futures: Dax
 
ratfink's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,339 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 11,282 given, 7,092 received


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




p

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!

Travel Well
 
  #275 (permalink)
Elite Member
Birmingham UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IG/eSignal
Favorite Futures: Dax
 
ratfink's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,339 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 11,282 given, 7,092 received

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

Last edited by ratfink; January 3rd, 2014 at 11:43 AM. Reason: bad maths
The following 3 users say Thank You to ratfink for this post:
 
  #276 (permalink)
Elite Member
Birmingham UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IG/eSignal
Favorite Futures: Dax
 
ratfink's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,339 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 11,282 given, 7,092 received

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.

Travel Well
The following 3 users say Thank You to ratfink for this post:
 
  #277 (permalink)
Elite Member
Birmingham UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IG/eSignal
Favorite Futures: Dax
 
ratfink's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,339 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 11,282 given, 7,092 received

Time for an Old Peculier

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


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:


Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).



Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).



Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).



Cheers

Travel Well
The following 3 users say Thank You to ratfink for this post:
 
  #278 (permalink)
Elite Member
Lehrte, Germany
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: PTP / Rithmic
Favorite Futures: NQ
 
Daytrader999's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,159 since Sep 2011
Thanks: 1,137 given, 1,565 received


ratfink View Post
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
The following user says Thank You to Daytrader999 for this post:
 
  #279 (permalink)
Elite Member
Birmingham UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: IG/eSignal
Favorite Futures: Dax
 
ratfink's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,339 since Dec 2012
Thanks: 11,282 given, 7,092 received

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 08:00 AM. Reason: Trade what you see, not what you think !
The following user says Thank You to ratfink for this post:
 
  #280 (permalink)
Elite Member
prague, czech republic
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT7, MT4
Broker/Data: LMAX
Favorite Futures: DAX, Gold, Euro
 
xelaar's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,517 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 1,739 given, 2,592 received


i need to give it another try


ratfink View Post
Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


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:


Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).



Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).



Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).



Cheers


Trade to live. Not live to trade.
The following user says Thank You to xelaar for this post:

Closed Thread



futures io > > > Five A Day

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Jigsaw Trading: TBA

Elite only

FuturesTrader71: TBA

Elite only

NinjaTrader: TBA

Jan 18

RandBots: TBA

Jan 23

GFF Brokers & CME Group: Futures & Bitcoin

Elite only

Adam Grimes: TBA

Elite only

Ran Aroussi: TBA

Elite only
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3 day Wonder aquarian1 Stocks and ETFs Trading 9 January 18th, 2012 11:27 PM
effect of gains and losses of previous day on next day tradersam Psychology and Money Management 2 May 18th, 2011 04:35 PM
Calculate GAP (Close of Prior Day, Open of Current Day) bluemele NinjaTrader Programming 16 January 19th, 2011 10:19 PM
Range Day ntsst3 Beginners and Introductions 2 October 12th, 2010 07:37 AM
first day of the week/month - requesting last day of the week/month SARdynamite NinjaTrader Programming 3 July 15th, 2010 07:25 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:46 PM.

Copyright © 2017 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2017-12-15 in 0.13 seconds with 20 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.163.61.66