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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....

Hi @ratfink
Congrats - your trades 2014 are showing results in the right direction
As of distractions during the trade... - hmmm - I have to say:
"CONSISTENCY only comes WITHOUT distractions ;D

Have a great 2014!!
Enjoy every minute
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As of distractions during the trade... - hmmm - I have to say:
"CONSISTENCY only comes WITHOUT distractions ;D

Yes, this is a huge factor for me, I have to find the focus that stops me reading or looking at anything else, maybe for just a solid one or two hour slot at a time, nothing else allowed (even futures.io (formerly BMT)!)

2014 will now be determined by whether I can get the psychology into any sort of controlled shape, unfortunately I haven't yet found the Psychosity site.

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Raw daily chart.

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Done for the afternoon session, added a further +22T, although as the number of trades was not in single figures we don't need to discuss that here.

Maybe it's more like a Psychocity site I need, but we'll consider this session as part of the 'to trade raw' or not evaluation. I do miss the pretty radars so the jury is still out, my guess is they'll be back next week.

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maybe

Limited trading due to long distance family travels for the last day and a half, after a bit of a wild experimental session early Tuesday morning had confirmed the ever present need for mechanical shackles..

However, this morning I continued calmly with the platform only evaluation and, with Dax stuck in a 15 point range for 90 minutes, I managed 15 two minute Sprint trades, 10 winners, 5 losers for a net +60T.

I'm reaching the conclusion that it has been a useful experiment but, while I can read the micro price action very well, I am still much compromised for location selection without the extra radars. Even then my main issue is handcuffing the inner gunslinger and I will always need to find and keep the big D. A +60T result sounds fine but without the Discipline it's fragile and the inverse R:R Sprints are hard work and Deadly.

I am slowly learning how to remember the feeling of calmness that is usually present when I do put on winners, there is definitely an inner stillness that is so, so different.

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hmmm

Still just bare chart eyeball testing and done for the morning with 16 Sprints, 10 winners and 6 losers for +40T.

Have just compared that win rate (62%) with last October when I was using my full system and getting 59%. Shows the value of 3 years coding, not.

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Have just compared that win rate (62%) with last October when I was using my full system and getting 59%. Shows the value of 3 years coding, not.

Hey ratfink - Here the only 3C to consider:

Code it - hmmm no...
starting over

Consistent wins
Cash In
Count all gains

Good trades in 2014!!
GFIs1

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call it a draw

Hard work for scraps today, I never really felt in sync and went down -70T at one point, had to really grind it out to finish up just +8T. Way too many trades as usual but good experience recovering it.

I know from past situations (exams, large drawdowns, trade shows, etcetera) that I am at my best when under pressure, shame it can't just be fun instead. Maybe one day I'll stop being a disaster when presented with a green field and open reins.

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Hard work .... to grind it out

Hey RAT
take it easy!! DO NOT TRADE on Tuesdays...

GFIs1...
.. Thursday's as well

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Hey RAT
take it easy!! DO NOT TRADE on Tuesdays...

GFIs1...
.. Thursday's as well

Just tell me the next ten Wednesday 80 point shorts and I'm done for the year then.

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