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Old January 22nd, 2016, 01:07 AM   #681 (permalink)
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>>...Circuit breakers are set at 7%, you really don't want to be in the market in a winning or a losing trade when that happens. So if we get to the point where we've moved 100 points, that would put me sitting on the benches as it'll be close to the breaker point.<<

Good point Pete,

Do you know where they measure the 7% from? Is it the range for day? Or 7% deviation in one direction from RTH or ETH open?

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Old January 22nd, 2016, 04:22 AM   #683 (permalink)
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Thanks Paps!
Good info and good to hear from you.
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 05:34 AM   #684 (permalink)
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>>...Circuit breakers are set at 7%, you really don't want to be in the market in a winning or a losing trade when that happens. So if we get to the point where we've moved 100 points, that would put me sitting on the benches as it'll be close to the breaker point.<<

Good point Pete,

Do you know where they measure the 7% from? Is it the range for day? Or 7% deviation in one direction from RTH or ETH open?

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Old January 22nd, 2016, 06:52 AM   #685 (permalink)
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Yesterday was a somewhat less wild day but still a 43 point range in the day session.

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I'm still sticking with the opinion that this is not normal market conditions and whilst I don't want to repeat everything I said from yesterdays prep, I'm just going with momentum until such a point as the market settles down again.

Whilst this market is putting in great runs, it does require a fair amount of focus to keep engaged and on the look our for a sudden reversal.

Volatility wise, I see any downward move through 1800 as potentially triggering another sell off. It's a little harder to gauge the upside. At some point, we could see a huge move up if overall sentiment is on the side of the sell off being overdone. It is not for me to say when sentiment will change but the amount of participation should help us.

Again, I am not really looking at recent levels to play off as I think it's not that sort of market.

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Old January 22nd, 2016, 09:11 AM   #686 (permalink)
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Old January 25th, 2016, 07:01 AM   #687 (permalink)
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No prep - no trading PC right now.....

Looks like my operating system and display drivers no longer want to play nicely together...

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Old January 27th, 2016, 05:56 AM   #688 (permalink)
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27th January

Well - my trading PC totally failed, so I got permission off the wife to buy a shiny new one. Yesterday was a test run and so today should be back to live trading with a laptop connected too - just in case.

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Market doesn't know what to do. Whist it did look like the August low has been rejected, we now have a lack of direction. The range had narrowed and volume has dropped. Chances of being chopped around are good today. Volume will likely come in again if we can break this range but otherwise, it's time to be patient, especially if you miss the early swings.

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We are close to last weeks high (1907.50), so we should be cautious as we head to that level. I expect some follow through if that holds.

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Going in to today, I'm expecting 'normal' ES behavior. So watching yesterday VAH/VAL and range for clues off the open as well as areas of high volume from overnight. Looking to get in on an early swing and if I miss it, going to have to be patient as it could be choppy.

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Globex 1829.25 -> 1878.75

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Old January 27th, 2016, 07:11 AM   #689 (permalink)
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Well - my trading PC totally failed, so I got permission off the wife to buy a shiny new one.

I hope you had a decent backup!


Edit: I mean for the PC, not the wife

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Old January 27th, 2016, 07:16 AM   #690 (permalink)
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I hope you had a decent backup!


Edit: I mean for the PC, not the wife

Yup - I had all the important stuff written down on the back of a Campbells instant soup box.

To be honest - my wife remembers everything anyway....

I use Dropbox - everything important goes on there, so apart from activating software again, I'm up and running very quickly once I have the new PC. Also helps when I travel, my laptop is always synched.

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