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Non-Trade Day ....
Even though FED Day, just could not get to pull Trigger.
L8tr.

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Another SIM BRICK in the road.

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Hi All,

Well Friday was a bit of a tough day for me stress wise.
My system had some issues, of course they were all because of operator error, but none the less had to be fixed before trading.
One thing I have learned since getting into day trading in 09 is that I am finally starting to learn a bit about stress. Some day I just may have some of it under control.
By the way a great little book. Stress Management for Dummies is where I got the idea for my Stress Gauge, actually copied their diagram, but decided to put it on a magnetic whiteboard pad. ;-)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

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Hi All,
Another super low volume day.

What I did well today:
Today was a light volume go nowhere chop day and I did not rush into any trading.
I saw the immediate moves of the market and the market divergences forming real time.
For much of the day I was accurate as to direction and trend of the market.
Did my video review of the day real time.
What could I have done better:
Even though I did not take the first market entry for a long this afternoon I was offered a higher probability trade risking less money, however I hesitated.
Days like today with low volume are days that I need to learn how to trade properly, right now I am SOH which is causing no harm, yet yielding 0.00.

What will I do tomorrow to make things better:
Get sleep.
RRRRRR's tonight.
Continue to weigh all the pros and cons while working to achieve the 10,000 foot perspective of the market.

Later All...

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Hi All,

Here we are to the close of another non-trading day. Will have to start wearing a rubber band around my wrist and snap it each time I get distracted from now on...

What I did well today: - Today I realized I was out of SYNCH again and did not trade.
Today saved money by not trading low volume day.
I kept a video journal which makes it easier for recap at the end of the day.
What could I have done better: - I could have listened to myself more and gone with the market reversals I saw forming.
- Today I could have traded taking small loses so as to get bigger wins later.
What will I do tomorrow to make things better:
Tomorrow I will have to start trading these patterns that I am recognizing on the UniRenko.
Keep trading journal, also be sure to better track with PSYCH journal...
Sleep/ Lumosity/ Conduct the rest of today according to plan.
Eliminate daily distractions.



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Hi All,

Bit of a long sluggish day. There was movement, but I was asleep at the wheel again.

F.alse
E.motions
A.ppearing
R.eal

What I did well today:
Today I was able to spot the squirrelly nature of the market.
I protected my capital.
I took a break and bought my Thanksgiving Bird.
Applied risk analysis.
What could I have done better:
I have to start trading again.
I have to believe more in myself.
I could have gone against my system risking three ticks when I spied the top, however next time odds are higher that it will go.
I could listen more to what the market is telling me rather than solely relying on indicators.
I didn't keep up with Psych Journal
What will I do tomorrow to make things better:
Again work on getting good night sleep.
PSYCH JOURNAL/ TRADE with appropriate stops.



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Hi All,
Oh did I trade today... OVERTRADE... Thank Goodness it was in SIM and not with my cash account...
But I made money... Hey maybe it would have been better cash account... NOPE... Better SIM... Bad bad bad trading... Today was a simple day that I made a lot tougher than it should have been.
Closed out my positions in GLOBEX after hours trading.
What I did well today: - Today I did not give up.

What could I have done better:
- Settled down and just take my trade signals as I get them rather than doing a long meditation and second guessing as to overall market direction.
- I still need to work on taking small losses.
What will I do tomorrow to make things better:
- Follow my system and not worry as much.
-Adjust for gains and losses..
Get more sleep tonight.

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Hi All,

Another interesting day in the market. Totally regained all that we lost yesterday. It will be interesting to see just where we end up on MONDAY.

What I did well today:
- Today I did manage to take one cash trade.
- Video journaled day so as to have live recap later.
- Noticing where my brain just goes on holiday, and will be working on that.
What could I have done better:
- Journaled more psychologically so as to track my trades and stay on task.
- Taken more cash trades. Not moved my stops as soon as I did. Taken a 10,000' look at the market.
What will I do tomorrow to make things better:
- Get full night Sleep.
- Leave my system on as I forgot to get all my 500+ trades that I track TINY's at the end of day.
- Keep system tracking going.
- Read more. Relax more. Let the market come to me.
- Set more traps where I know basically what is going to be my next signal so that I get in on the signal, not several bars later.

Have a great weekend all....

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Hi All,

Market didn't go anywhere.
Brownie in a mug recipe tried after closing... YUM.
Here is a link to 99 other Life Hacks....

What I did well today:
Spotted light volume go nowhere day and did not try to traded it.
Kept a video journal.
What could I have done better:
Could have expanded my chart prior to open so as to better see buy and sell signals. Missed one from yesterday that may have changed the way I traded today.
Kept better focus on a lightly traded market.
Have a light trading day system in place.

What will I do tomorrow to make things better:
Get sleep.
Get rrrrrrrrrrrr's in.
Clean house and study.

Try it you'll like it...
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Hi All,

Still lots of work to go here. Took one tick on a counter trend trade that I could have traded for six at least.
FEAR.... Have to get back into swing of things.

What I did well today:
Got out and traded.
Attended webinar, with Mike Bellafiore from SMB Capital.
What could I have done better:
Trust what I know to be true.
Take measured risks and get out in front of trades when signals happen in the market and it makes sense.
Stop worrying so much about everything. Relax pull the trigger.
What will I do tomorrow to make things better:
Sleep, eat right, trade right.
Continue all my journals.
PSYCH PREP Work.
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