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Took two trades today. After that and closing them early refused to reenter. Oh well I still have loads to learn.



Have to stop letting FEAR tell me to cut my winners, to avoid risks

It is a learning process for me.

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Oh forgot to mention in my journal that I leapt for joy after realizing that I was in chart trader not my cash account after losing $166.65 on my first trade. Just something about today was a tad off from the start, but then I went to the #1 trading rule... Trade Well not to make money. I did the best that I could from there out. I think that maybe not having a hard stop in for trades #3 and 4 immediately may have been a bad practice and will have to work on that too in the future.



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WARNING WARNING WARNING
Not sure if anyone wants to watch video as I forgot to have cursor highlighted and also forgot to set the microphone on. UGG what a day. Uploaded it as sort of a reminder to myself. Also if you want a full day condensed to 16mins.

LOL.

Well, some days just suck.

It'll be a better one tomorrow.... It always is.

Take care.

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Yes I spelled it wrong.... I need to build up my trading muscles that is for certain.


Now if you want to see a good video about hot to spot possible entries and then not take them here is one that is a bit boring below. This habit has to stop next week.

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Yes I spelled it wrong.... I need to build up my trading muscles that is for certain.


Now if you want to see a good video about hot to spot possible entries and then not take them here is one that is a bit boring below. This habit has to stop next week.

Thank you for your post and journal. Seeing the way you have organized different info has given me some ideas on how to revamp my journal.

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Howie Mandel Standup about Ebola...



Laughed like crazy.

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The market is a great teacher.


Ain't pretty but it is what I trade. Now if I can just keep better focused.
Hardest part to trading is the six inches between my ears.



Finally got a video that is working a bit better. Have to work with Tony Robbins CANI principle with all of this.

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Yepper's there actually is a book out there by that name.
I'm slowly going through the book as I really have found that Dr. Barry Burns teaches and writes the way I like to learn. I am sure that we all have instructors and mentors along the way that have struck a cord with us.

I am attaching a zip file of the links to the extras you can download from the ForDummiesWebsite.

If you like what you read then maybe you may also like to get the book. So far it is a great read and this is even after taking all of Barry's "Top Dog Trading" courses.

Kick the tires and see what you think of his writing.

If you like it you may also like the book. I find that the "For Dummies" books are anything but.

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I COULDDA stayed in CASH, after all I can afford it. WOULDDA stayed in CASH if my trading muscle, SHOULDDA stayed in CASH.

Entry isn't marked as big today... Forgot to do the chart marking after the end of my trading day.


Here is my video at the end of the trading day... Mostly a bunch of ranting about lack of having trading muscles etc....

Have a super rest of your week.

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Yesterday was a SHOULDDA DAY.
Today it was CRASH AND LEARN. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.



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Look Ma No Hands.
I didn't totally waste my day after getting max loss.
Here is the indicator that I developed from another indicator with a few of my own modifications.
I acknowledged in my comments at the top.
Plus now I know how to export so you get actual indicator with *.CS open code.
This NT7 is still new to me even after three years using it..... rofl



So if you are like me and would like a better box here is one.
Quick and easy....

Note this is still a bit of a work in progress.
I'd say it is about 98% right, working on getting that 100%.

Time for bed...

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Have to get these "Trading Muscles" working and off the couch.


Good thing I'm having my eyes examined next week.

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Forgot to mention highlight of day. Won my third Shadow Trader Think or Swim Monkey today.
Now I have four
Helps a little for the down week trading, or not trading.
WOW I didn't even realize that I had forgotten to finish my checklist this morning.
Strange. Not like it is all that involved to do the checklist, and for the most part I did everything, just nice to be sure it is all done.

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Didn't feel right. I wasn't ready, plus market not trending. Noticed even at the end of the day that my chart trader had not been switched to cash by me in the morning.

My indicator for catching the opening 15 minute range is working like a champ. Noticed today that the blue border can get mixed up with wicks of the bars so I took it off and made the yellow more opaque to stand out.



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I have been looking for a simple program that will work like the filters and block trade identifiers for NT7 and add an audio alert.

Is it possible to access Time and Sales from an indicator?
Just looking to get pointed in right direction.

Have one strategy that I plan to dissect, but would like to start from scratch first.

Thanks in advance.

Here is exactly what I am talking about.

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I have been looking for a simple program that will work like the filters and block trade identifiers for NT7 and add an audio alert.

Is it possible to access Time and Sales from an indicator?
Just looking to get pointed in right direction.

Have one strategy that I plan to dissect, but would like to start from scratch first.

Thanks in advance.

Here is exactly what I am talking about.

More coders will see the question if you post it in the free indicator thread:



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Are you looking to mimic the T&S function or programmatically alter the T&S window parameters?

If the former, then you can use OnMarketData() method to receive Last, Bid, Ask, etc. data and roll your own from there.

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Are you looking to mimic the T&S function or programmatically alter the T&S window parameters?

If the former, then you can use OnMarketData() method to receive Last, Bid, Ask, etc. data and roll your own from there.

In a perfect world what I would like to do is actually alter the T&S window parameters, but I realize that is going to take programming way beyond my level.

Thanks for OnMarketData() I will have to give it a try this weekend.
Guess since using OnMarketData() would require using calculate on bar close false as want my volume when it comes across.

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Would have been on the wrong side of the market twice today.

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Damn tonight should have been unbox. Hook up new microwave and go to town.
I am so sick and tired of dealing with broken stuff that doesn't work.
Just want to get some time to study. ARGE.

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Okay: Summary of today. I have a big box to go back to Amazon. Thinking and thinking and thinking some more. Finally I realize I am so distracted by this microwave thing that I may as well take care of sending off my defective microwave as well as a few more chores that I wanted to get done. By the way I decided to purchase a More accurate microwave detector granted I did not go for the top of the line detector, but maybe this one will help with my next microwave. They just don't make them the way they used to. I think maybe even the standards have been lowered.




Heads up not much of a video today, but at least it is short.

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10.25 range on the day. No wonder why I had such a hard time trading.




Video isn't much other than me talking to myself. No trades today.

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Trading Muscles: One jumping Jack completed today..
Leaves about 999 to go this week....







CME Note: If you even want the CME futures settle for a current day here is a good link.


Video Note: By the way this video has not been fully edited, probably never will as videos take time to edit, but they help for when I come back later for reconstruct. (Being on phone since close so impossible to edit sound.)

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Learning lots not to do.
Now time to get to learn what to do.

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Using my BoxOpenRange that I made doesn't always work... Go figure... Oh well Close enough. But will still look at tweaking to see if can fix. Also again I miss my entry open.

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Not much going on in this video. I'm at the point of frustration in my trading. So close to the tipping point that I can feel it. Tomorrow have to work on pulling this damn trigger that I have been so reluctant to pull.

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Video real short today as I had forgotten to turn on my mic.
Cut out all the stuff where you would see and hear nothing other than chop on my charts.



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Cash trading day.
I totally lost my trading discipline in the early morning.
Have signed up for Top Performance Seminar with TradingOnTarget as I have issues that I need to be working on.
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No Trades today 4me
Well stuck to my guns today even if they were pointed in the wrong direction.
I don't know why I had it in my head that we would take more time to close the gap and that there would be an impulse move retrace. Well I didn't see it until after gap almost filled and then didn't take the retrace as the Risk to Reward at that time was a shade less than one to one.



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Step by step I am getting there. Often times it feels like one step forward and two steps back. There are many bad habits that I am working on breaking on my path to becoming a better trader. I have no doubt that some of the bad habits will even remain after I am profitable, but hopefully to a lesser extent. My one winning day this week was not that much of a winning day, plus for the bulk of the day I was smoking the HOPIUM pipe. I had a good idea where the market was going to go, but I had let my trading get away from me rather than closing out my initial trades for a small loss and walking away.
Signed up to work with Adrienne Toghraie from Trading On Target with a "Top Performance Private Online Seminar" that I will be taking the first part of February. In the meantime it is time to trade until the 15th of December, then take off till the New Year. Break out some Feng Shui on my office to eliminate clutter and distractions. Going to be a busy next couple of months that is for certain.


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Hi All,
I'm putting this in my journal as it really is a simple indicator that most of you using NT7 probably could do yourself, but for those who don't like to program or would prefer to find one that works first: here are two of the same indicators that do nothing more than set the right margin on your chart.

The reason that I made this indicator is that I have tried everything that I can think of for my UniRenko chart to keep the right margin set. For some reason going into chart properties works for a while, but something in the combination of chart type and other indicators is keeping my right margin on my UniRenko chart from staying at 90 where I want it.
Okay lots of hot air...

Download either of these two indicators they are basically are the same except I have changed the name and all the programming to match. Monday will be my first day of full testing, but seeing as the indicator already is doing what I want I am not worried about it YET... If it blows up I will go back to the chalk board.


Oh I forgot also... Using the Risk / Reward indicator that I downloaded off NT7 site and that is one of the reasons I needed a right margin. At the end of the day the location of the Risk/ Reward horizontal lines really has no meaning as to what has happened during the day for me. It is just wherever I left them.

Chart with indicator loaded. Nothing special, but should hold right margin. Note: It will probably override whatever other setting you have in properties as well, so once loaded right margin should be set from this indicator.


Just one integer input needed, that being your right margin.



Weekend project ONE done 99 more to go.

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Although this isn't my trading chart I would like to be able to have a way in NT7 to only have when ES is traded.

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Okay brain fart yesterday. Like I have always said NT7 is like an erector set. I totally forgot that I can set it all up to work great using CME FUTURES ETH for getting just when ES trades. Will have to double check to be sure that I have the session template set right. Came to me last night while I was sleeping.

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Took on trade exited early due to chop. Also my indicator worked, but will have to give it a while to see if I lose my right margin again.


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Just didn't have the energy to fully complete all today. We will see tomorrow. Busy distracted day today.
Good news repair to main drain at my house was only $200 and the new water heater is still to be determined, but it has been installed. I called Home Depot to express my concern over how things were done.




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Still loads for me to learn.
Always room for improvement.
Making progress, but slowly.
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Hi All,

December first is our next trading day. I will be trading from December 1 - 12th this month. In February I have signed up for one on one trader's intensive trading to identify my blocks and refine my trading and life plan. Part of my homework is not to trade from the 15th on, plus redo my business plan, and spend time with my family until the end of the year. (Not that I won't after also, just no trading allowed.)


Hanging it all out here. Back into cash trading. Really excited about it. Helps that after one month I am net positive for the month. Okay need to point out this net positive was after me resetting where I set the bar on my cash account. I am down from the original 50K that I started with by well over half, and as I remember I even had to add to that account from my bank account. Yes cost of tuition. I have made just about every mistake a young trader can make, and believe me I will make more.

With all that said I am still excited about it all. On another account of mine I am down well over 100K on a single trade that I made in DRYS.... Yep I bought that dog at the highs. Then I held on rather than putting a proper stop in at $5 to be out with only a few thousand dollars loss. Oh well live and learn. With that trade I am the ostrich with my head along the ground at the moment.

I point this out as I've seen many comments over the years here about not full disclosure in journals. The account that I am journaling about trading now is my cash "Trading" account. All of my other accounts are IRA's and other accounts that I will be slowly working to incorporate into my trading routine.

There is something that I have learned over the years and is what I call Division of Focus. If I try to learn or do too many things at once then I will not be able to do any of them well. For that reason alone I have concentrated on learning to trade the ES. My plan is to work on becoming a more consistent trader. I have paid for both education in the school of hard knocks and in formal trading schools. Will continue to pay for both, but plan to do my best to keep the cost of tuition at the school of hard knocks down to a minimum. Okay enough said there.....

NT7: Wow what a powerful platform. I feel like I could spend the rest of my life and not have this platform truly mastered as there is so much to learn from it. I decided to take some time at the end of the month and have an objective look at my trading with NT7 letting the platform give me an analysis of my "Account Performance." I can have all sorts of ideas about how I think I am trading, but NT7 doesn't care and will tell me exactly how I am trading. I know I have to trade more to have all these numbers really mean more, but even now I am seeing the patterns emerging that NT7 is pointing out to me. Also will have to set more time aside to learn about what all these numbers truly mean.

Thanks again to @Big Mike for such a great forum and convincing me to start doing an online journal. I have tweaked it over the years and will continue as I learn more about this exciting profession. I still have loads to learn and need to make more trades. Thanks again.


By the way ChartScale is an indicator I was referred to help me with my problem of having my ES chart go to the .50 and .25 cent range when ES is flat. For some reason I psychologically have a lot of trouble trading when I see the .50 and .25 increments on my vertical scale. I have loaded this indicator on my three main trading charts we will see if it works as advertised. Personally I'd prefer to just have a setting for Minimum chart scale... Maybe NT8 right... lol

OOPS guess I did have to save in XLS format... My Open Office format not allowed....

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Also decided will keep up with daily Battle Plans/ may even start copying them again, but for now going to save time and space by just filing them.



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Week December 1 to December 5th:

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I don't know why I didn't think of this a long time again I need to add @Big Mike's Trading to my trading/business plan for my first source of information on things that are perceived by me as being new in the market.

Before giving my email to trend jumper I should have come here to see what traders had to say about trend jumper. Everyone selling or even giving away a trading system will make claims, where people on this site will generally state the facts and the great thing here is. It is well managed and if someone is not stating facts then there are plenty here to correct them.

I just may have saved myself from some very costly mistakes over the years had I spent more time learning futures.io (formerly BMT) first before attending the Trading School of Hard Knocks.

Thanks again Big Mike and everyone.

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Oh no video today. I never restarted my video after my first system reboot today. Short version of today.
Didn't have a trading platform that was 100% and new issues kept popping up until I finally said it was a sign from above. I know that if anything is wrong with my system that it will distract me to the point that I will mess up trades, and for that reason Rule ONE: I don't trade if my system is not 100%. Would have liked to violate that rule today though, but always good to know how deep the water is before diving in head first.


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Figured with my first day back trading I would start in SIM, and then maybe switch back to cash later. Due to platform issues I was dealing with Level II lack of for three prime hours out of the day. When I was done I was to emotional to trade last hour of trade.


Thinking about maybe highlighting trades better as I have them Blue for buy and Black for sell. Although they are also marked by arrows as well.

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TPTP: To personal to post

I journalled today, but decided not to post to futures.io (formerly BMT) the journal as it was personal. Was not a trading day anyway.
Hope you all did well and caught the big drop in the market today.


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TPTP: To personal to post

I journalled today, but decided not to post to futures.io (formerly BMT) the journal as it was personal. Was not a trading day anyway.
Hope you all did well and caught the big drop in the market today.


I hope everything works out in your personal life. Hope to see more journaling from you in the future.

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There was lots happening in the market, and loads in my head as well. You have to swing to hit the ball, I just have found myself either not swinging or not at the plate when the ball comes over. Either way is not a way to win here. Starting tomorrow I will work more on getting in and out of the ES market in the future.


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Today is a NTD as I wasn't feeling good enough to trade today. Sore throat and did not sleep well last night. I did keep an eye on the market and watched my charts though; but knew better than to attempt an entry as I also had a headache.
Hope the rest of you caught the early AM drop and were able to take the rest of the day off.



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Way less than 100% today so I did try for a while and realized best to just go back to bed.
There are some days that were just not meant for trading and today was just one of those days for me.

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Way less than 100% today so I did try for a while and realized best to just go back to bed.
There are some days that were just not meant for trading and today was just one of those days for me.

I know what you mean. I had a rough day also but unfortunately I didn't go back to bed.

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Just not fast enough with thought today, along with not feeling well. By the time I was spotting entry points and getting ready to put orders to the market the market was way past my entry. With that in mind I knew the same would be happening on exit. Just not there yet.


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Took six small trades not amounting to much today. Still sore throat and sinusitis kicking in. Will see on Tuesday just where everything falls out.


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Playing the shouldda game today too early so decided to do admin. DMV license renewal, Shop for bran at SPROUTS, and COSTCO for new glasses.... That way I did not feel at the end of the day like nothing got done. DMV they wanted my thumb print and picture for new license this time.



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Mind wasn't totally into trading as yet today. Still lots to work on both personal and work. We all do the best we can do.
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Funny how I can go all day not trading. Then when the end of the day comes I see all the trades that snuck by me.



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Still Sloppy trading and much to work on here.
I'm still working on it.


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I hope that today was the day that cured me of thinking on some trades that I can go without stops or just trade my way out of a bad situation. Only cost me having the tides turn against me by $650 early morning, but luckily I was able to finally start going with the market and trade my way out of it. I must have been a salmon in a prior lifetime as I always feel the urge to go against the trend in the market when going with the trend makes so much more sense.

Weird... I just noticed that my SIM trading was reported in reverse, but with the right numbers. My position SIM was
Actually I just realized I didn't have yesterdays SIM Trading included in todays figures. First time I ran over two days.
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Some days were meant to stay in bed. Today was one of them. One of my worst trading days cash money in over a year today. Just two quick mistakes and change of thought. I am realizing that it does not take much to derail the train, but I need to realize when it is derailed and quit right away. Will be working this weekend to see what I can do to get my head screwed back on right. First problem started today when my first order was instantly closed because NT7 failed to put my stops away from the entry even though I have 20 TICK and 20 TICK offset for the initial Stop and Target. The market was above where I wanted to enter so I used a Limit BUY order for only one contract. As soon as it executed it was closed one second later, and so started my day. Using STOP orders above and below gave me no problem, just the buy from below. I'm still waiting on NinjaTrader to get back to me on that one as I seem to remember having that happen before. I took a picture of both my ATM and my Trade tickets along with sending in my logs so hopefully this will get chased to ground. HERE IS WHERE I WAS FOOLING MYSELF. I THOUGHT I WAS CALM, evidently I was not.






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Did not want to have any negative energy going into my seminar tomorrow.


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Had to get car fixed right after trading. That and chop day had me a tad distracted.
Tomorrow will be nice. Crazy thing is I had the break of trend, but spotted late.
I didn't even get my video edited so there is going to be a long long chop go nowhere video day ... Don't know if anyone would want to watch as there were no trades. I'll watch later, but actually time to close up shop for the day.

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Market doesn't care how distracted I am. I need to focus, get in trade and leave the darn thing alone....



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Found out at the end of the day that I had never finished my morning checklist. Hmmm No wonder I was so out of it today.




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I have come realize also how important that morning routine to prepare for trading really is. You are right it does make a difference.

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I have come realize also how important that morning routine to prepare for trading really is. You are right it does make a difference.

Found that being on the left coast that I have to get up at 5 AM PST to be ready for market open by 6:30 AM PST. Doing my best to figure out trading the ES market. I tried for over a year to do the 6 AM rise and go scramble to get ready for the day. Just doesn't work for me at this point in my trading.
I have also started using my NT7 again for journaling. At the end of the day I export it to my spreadsheet.

Here is my most recent version of my morning checklist:



By the way congrats again on becoming a funded trader.

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If you ever do coaching over the internet RECORD EVERYTHING. I so wish that I had recorded more of Thursday and Friday's lessons. Granted most of it would be just fluff, but the nuggets are tough to remember and I'm not fast enough to catch them all the time. Glad that I recorded some and will be going over it shortly.

Now onto today. I am still having trouble making up my mind fast enough with the risk to reward and all that is involved getting into a trade. Somehow when switching over to my cash platform I missed the fact that my ATM strategy was not active. Oh well putting in an OCO order after entry fixed that problem.




Video today is a bit long...

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Nice journal.

I would watch your videos but they are huge in file size and take a while to spool up!

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You said, "Now onto today. I am still having trouble making up my mind fast enough with the risk to reward and all that is involved getting into a trade."

Here is a little trick I just learned from Joseph James at School of Trade. He calls it a stop box. However, I like to think of it as an “Entry Box”. It’s a perfect tool for Risk Management. No more calculations, just move the box on the chart to where you are looking to enter a trade and you are set to go. Top of the box is where your entry goes and the bottom is where your stop will be located for longs and vice versa for shorts. Here is what you do:
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Nice journal.

I would watch your videos but they are huge in file size and take a while to spool up!

Thanks for the complement.

The videos are even bigger before I edit them.
There have been a few days where I was too tired to edit and just posted.

I know what you mean about spooling, takes me just as long to get them loaded and this is after I have recorded, edited, converted from .wav cause that won't play here.

Yeah we get three day weekend... Have a great one.

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Wow I must have been tired yesterday. Busy day. Have friends that come over every Wednesday to watch my Online Trading School course that I bought. A TAD bit of a pain, but it is working on the social aspects of things for me. What good is trading if at the end of the day we have no more friends. So working on both this year. Well weird thing was going to sleep last night and remembering that I didn't do my futures.io (formerly BMT) post... I had done all the journaling just didn't upload it yet... Have a great day... Chat later.


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