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ES holding under short extension for now, if it busts above 1616 and then holds c1610ish then it re-opens long doors otherwise still targetting 1600ish.Dax is trying to break out (often leads). Flat for now.

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Paintbox confirming unusually dense battle area, hence maximum stuckery before continuation lower or squeezy breakout. Time to dig a bit while they sort it out.

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More time digging and reading than trading today, finished European session with a paltry +7 points from scalps, 4:3 win/loss, one full stop out. Mostly stepped aside today due to the high volatility, missed some great trades for sure.

Still, that's 5 winning days and weirder still is the account is +19%. Aggressive use of 4%/10tick trade stops and high probability of getting something versus a low R/R is keeping me in there. However, I know it's fragile and need the sitting on core trades to come in soon so that I can improve R/R substantially and reduce the overly aggressive position size. It is a deliberately small account though.

Ditched more stuff off screens (still got loads), fascinating what I now see on 'Al's chart' with emphasis changed completely. In every year gone by I would have seen big red bars and thought 'I can catch that' - now I see them and find myself internally vocalising 'Al's selling that'. Of course I don't yet sell them but I do step aside. Maybe next year....

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Down -10 on Friday one trade only, full stop out so finished (6 day) week +54 points so far since end May. Sounds good but it isn't as the small scalps are preventing me from focusing on core trades and I'm not doing what I set out to and posting slower, more interesting trades, will try harder next week.

More pleased in fact with the constant slimming down of the system, although another headful of ideas entered the brain while out walking yesterday.

Good (sunny again, yay!) Weekend One and All


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short stuff, serious OR over, roll OR out, fake OR capitulation OR finger, fat ?

Somebody/thing dumped 2.5K Fdax contracts at 8183/12.40CET..... no follow through *yet* - any clues?

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Somebody/thing dumped 2.5K Fdax contracts at 8183/12.40CET..... no follow through *yet* - any clues?

I could not see that "one" trade of 2,5K Dax futures - but anyway - better to dump now and go short as to
cash in a huge red number

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(to be clear - I have not such a high volume during time mentioned - in my tick data)

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I could not see that "one" trade of 2,5K Dax futures -
(to be clear - I have not such a high volume during time mentioned - in my tick data)

Yes was maybe not one trade but in 1 minute, very high rate compared to normal, also 1K buy at 13.35CET, so some interesting playtimes....

(possible 'B' wave low somewhere....)

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Breadth remains heavy on the Deutsche, I am +14 points for the morning's scalping, will break and wait for US session now, may well be a 'B' wave low in here but under the current lows could also get fast so in no hurry to second guess a bigger trade.

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Expected 'B' wave or larger order low sure came in but I didn't trade it, can be dodgy, tomorrow should be interesting.
Fair enough day, finished European session +19 points, no cigars but enough smoke for a good kipper.

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Dax EW is mystery this morning, looks like it can fly or die from here depending on an ES squeeze or not. Am flat (-10, +11, net +1) for the early session. Awaiting developments, its and mine.

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