Save your time. Non-trading chop slop day for me.
Low volume ended the day Pit CLose in SP pit at 1,240K contracts traded. That is not much.
Not one "BIG" order over 500 contracts in any given trade today.
Tight 10 point range SP's
Decided to do a quick video summary of the day as well as my usual trade journal.
First day back $$$ trading and treaded lightly today.
Still have loads to learn.
Thanks to everyone for the help.
OOPS when I talked about my SIM trading I mistakenly said two tick stop loss and three tick profit target when I meant to say POINT. Oh well far from perfect. Good enough though
It's not an issue of scaling, it's an issue of codec. You are probably using a proprietary codec (not good). What software are you using?
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Another non-Trading day here.
Woke up tired, not a good thing for trading.
Could tell that I was off as my Lumosity.COM training on the break was down as well.
One of my Go-No GO rules for trading is that I am well rested for the days trading.
The shouldda is that I should have gone back to bed. Instead I chose not to trade and slug it out through the day with video capture, journal, and C# training.
Tomorrow the punch bowl will be back here again.
Video could be a lot better, but I did trim about five minutes off of it, and you definitely are not missing anything lol
Today was so much in control that I didn't take one trade today.
Just end of summer issues here I guess, I don't know.
Maybe it was the reminder of how I traded like Jo Jo the idiot yesterday afternoon when I saw that the five open contracts long did not close out on open this morning in my SIM account. Either way SIM or $$$ I know that I am getting there because I get just as upset over SIM now... Next step to relax with both and trade right... Easier said that done a lot of the time.
It is the weekend.
Journal and video attached.
12 point range on the day, felt more like 25 point drop the way it fell from the high mid morning.
Another day in the market here today.
Today I must have gotten up on the right side of the bed that is for certain
Granted not all my trades were executed as well as I would have liked, but each one was a winner.
I also traded close to where I would like to be for daytrading. I would like to be able to spot 10 good quick turn trades in the market a day. Today I found 8, but the targets were not kept and most were for a quick tick or two.
Today was a learning experience. I am working with learning and trading around a proper risk to reward ratio. On that score there is much work to be done.