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My Yellow Brick Road -by bd92154

Old August 12th, 2013, 05:38 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Hi All,
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
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Old August 13th, 2013, 06:18 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Hi All,
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

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Old August 14th, 2013, 01:59 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Noticed: That you can hear my audio but not the video in futures.io (formerly BMT) video viewer. Guessing that I may have to scale down resolution as well to match futures.io (formerly BMT) video viewer. The video downloads and works fine when downloaded. Checked the three futures.io (formerly BMT) threads related to futures.io (formerly BMT) Videos but could not find the Pixel Restrictions if any mentioned. What size should I scale down to? Will try smaller tomorrow, and report back. Thanks

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Old August 14th, 2013, 04:08 PM   #44 (permalink)
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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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Big Mike,

Using a service ZamZar.com because I didn't want to load any more software on my trading computer. Also posted some info on your WMV thread.

No worries as using FLV format from ZamZar works with fine with no problems.

Thanks again for such a great site.



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Old August 14th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Hi All,

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


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Old August 14th, 2013, 08:46 PM   #46 (permalink)
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My next thing to tackle...
Auto-Journalling.
From what I read today looks like this is the answer for my NT7 platform.

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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:37 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Don't know which sounds better:
OOC - Out Of Control
OTH- Off The Hook

Trading rules broken:
- Walk away from a trade.
- Allowed trades to execute without accompanying SL/PT OCO orders in place
- Didn't take loss early
- Added to losers
- Traded with family distractions

Trading Rules Followed:
- When in doubt SIM trade or no trade
- Journal good, bad, and the UGLY
- No excuses, accept full responsibility for the trade

All of which could have described my trading today.
My mind definitely was not on the markets.

Like to say more, but I have a child that needs to be walked to the bus.

Video didn't edit today as I want to remember when I go back to this day.

Saving grace for the day was that I decided to do SIM TRADING...

No real money lost, but PSYCH Capital spent though.

Tomorrow is another day...

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Old August 16th, 2013, 06:43 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Hi All,

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.

Have a great weekend all.

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Old August 19th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Today was another NTD (Non Trading Day) hmmm Guess that could stand for Non-Trending Day, but we definitely had a trend to the downside after a small push up in the early morning.

Did not start my journal video until after we were well into the trading day.

Finally figuring out some of the many assorted reasons that I am having trouble pulling the trigger CASH or SIM trading lately.

PDF Journal and short video attached.

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Old August 20th, 2013, 07:28 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Hi All,

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.

Best wishes to all...

Tomorrow is hump day

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