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Hi All,

Hopefully I am putting this in the right location.
I have been journaling my trading now for several years.
I am comfortable with my journaling now and have a mentor that I send them to daily.
What I am not comfortable with yet is my trading, but hopefully that will come in time.
In the meantime it is time for me to give back what I can, and some of that is my trip down the Yellow Brick Road in trading and journaling.

First to let you know the main programs that I use for journaling and input to my journal:
- Ninja Trader
- TDAmeritrade Think or Swim
- Open Office: both Spreadsheet and Word Processing (I will attach templates tomorrow)
- Fast Stone Capture
- Free Alarm program (18FEB2017: I don't use anymore)

OOPS just realized have to run.
Will post journal file and my templates tomorrow.

Best wishes to everyone.
Bill D. in San Diego

* I appreciate constructive suggestions from successful CASH traders. As we all know there is a big difference that takes place in your head when you switch from PAPER to CASH that affects even the best traders.

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Nothing really that fancy but I have two template files that I use during the day they are self explanatory.
I have converted them to an Excel template file and WORD file. Couldn't find word template option available in my version of Open Office.

If people want I will also post my actual Open Office Templates.

Well I think was only able to upload the template of the WORD file...
It will take me a day or two to get used to this interface.

Way past trading bed time. l8tr

Rather than making another post I'll just add the file containing all my templates:

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Some trade journal. HA
Today was spent with me on the side.
I had various reasons to enter and more reasons to SOH (Sit On HANDS) so that is what I did today.
Even though today was not a trading day I still journalled.

My journal is attached.

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Journal is attached as I can't cut and past it all in here.
Just may start cutting and pasting the text though.
Maybe I should have called the journal my daily rant.
Oh well, the Yellow Brick Road is just as good. ;-)

TY for reading.
Have a GR8 day.

- Bill D. in San Diego (I'd say sunny SD, but overcast day)

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July 3, 2013

Spent most of the day just in SOH mode watching the market.
Volume way light for the day increasing vulnerability of getting whipsawed out of any trade taken.
Took afternoon trade.
Attached is both my journal for the day and video journal for the trade. I have a lot more work to do on the videos if I do them in the future. It did serve its purpose of distracting me long enough to maybe hit my target. Oh well live and learn.

Thanks to all.
Have a great 4th everyone.

Sincerely,
Bill D. in San Diego

p.s. Yes video needs lots of work in the future I will see what can be done for a better presentation.

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5 July 2013

Big down day.
Brain switched off in the afternoon.
My trading followed quickly.
Good thing I'm still in SIM trading mode.
9 LOT losing trade Video and Journal attached.

Mistakes too numerous to mention, but I did in journal and video.

Hopefully I won't forget them as I have repeated them in the past and with real money before.
Then again I can hear many say been there done that.



Best to all and have a great weekend.
Sincerely,
Bill D. in San Diego

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If you will upload video files as either MP4 or FLV directly (no zip), they will be directly playable from futures.io (formerly BMT) in our video player.

Mike

Just checked and my FastStone Capture screen recorder doesn't offer the option MP4 or FLV, yet.
I'll start looking for a conversion program.
Thanks.

Wonder if editing changes order. Also wonder where all my tags are coming from. Such a smart BBS

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Couldn't find word template option available in my version of Open Office.

I do not need a Word template, but if you want to save as a template in Office, you should be able to do a Save As. In this dialog there should be a drop down selection for Save As Type where you would select Word Template.

Hope this helps.

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Hi All,

Today was a stuck in the mud go no where fast day.
After getting beat up by myself on Friday I realized that a sever throttling back in trading was in order.
I started today with the vow of only one contract at a time.

Today turned into a one tick day as I just was not seeing it.
my first trade entry was at a good area and there were only three challenges to the entry position. I exited with one tick profit after the first real challenge thinking the next pop was going to hit my stop. I have seen many days like this with a lightly traded market where the ES has some unpredictable moves and I didn't want to be on the receiving end.

Forgot to video journal my trade as well... OOPS. Well that said my journal is attached and Monday is history.

Best wishes to all.

From.
Bill in San Diego........

p.s. Plus found out over the weekend about the time limit for revising these posts. Guess I better be sure all is in order before hitting the send key. Oh and my video only does *.WMV files at the moment, but I will look for a free converter program soon.

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Hi All,


Two Video Journals and regular journal for trading on 9 July 2013 attached.

Still working on finding a system to my madness and to follow my own rules.


Best wishes to everyone.

Bill D. in San Diego

p.s. Which is easier for people. PDF in a different file or all one ZIP?

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p.s. Which is easier for people. PDF in a different file or all one ZIP?

Neither. I would say 99% of people will not open either.

Screenshots should never be PDF's. They should be PNG or JPG, and preferably embedded into the post and not as attachments so it is easier/faster to view.

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Hi All,

Today non-trading day. Not enough rest in evening woke up tired.
At least I had good sense not to trade.

Journal attached.

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Bill D. in San Diego

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Hi All,

An off day that is for certain.

Oh I didn't do any videos, and lost money.
Wonder if there is a direct correlation.

Best wishes to all,


Bill D. in San Diego

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Hi All,
Another day have yet to hit my groove.
Finding that managed money makes sense for a larger portion of my funds.
Journal attached.

Have a great weekend all.

Bill D. in San Diego

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Hi All,

Non-trading day. My trading volume mins not met in ES.

Have a great week.

From Bill D. in San Diego

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Hi All,

Another light trading day for me.
I am still working to find my groove.
One thing that is nice is that I stumbled on a webinar that really explained a quick and accurate way to draw trend lines. I am finding these to be dead on even on two min time frame.
Short version of the webinar: Use LINE on CLOSE chart. Draw trendlines off triple touch from tops and bottoms. I have found that using rays works well and fast too.

Journal of my day and two trades for the day attached.

Best wishes to all for a great week.

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Hi All,
Short version of the webinar: Use LINE on CLOSE chart. Draw trendlines off triple touch from tops and bottoms. I have found that using rays works well and fast too.

Hi All,

I was asked for the link to this webinar, and wouldn't you know I didn't have it on this computer I will be sure to check my other computer's history as I think I remember seeing it in the last few weeks. I have seen so many trendline videos over the years. This one just uses a simple line on close and the peaks. I am attaching a few charts to show what I am talking about. By the way the ES chart that I am attaching is actually more in a CHOP mode than trending, but attaching charts to show how trend lines could be drawn.

We all draw them differently, but I have found this to work best for me (for now that is)

Will look for the link.

From Bill D. in San Diego

p.s. Also finding that Ninja Trader (NT7) has a ton of information both in their 999 plus page manual that can be downloaded for the program but through online sources as well. Big Mike this site of yours has also been a great source of information and source material for NT7.

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Hi All,

Here is the link to the trend line webinar that I liked that covers a simple way to draw trend lines and identifying trends..

Traders WhiteBoard Lesson 1

Hope you all like it.

Have a great week.

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Hi All,
Another tight trading day.
Chop trade for most of the day, 7 point range.
Journal is attached.

We are over the hump of the week.

Best wishes to all,


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Hi All,

Non-trading day.
Low Volume, and I expected more of a whip saw in the market today.
Journal attached.
Missed my two trading opportunities.

Best wishes to all.

From Bill D. in San Diego

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Hi All,

Hard to hit a groove when not trading at all.
This low volume trading just has me spooked that and a totally weird week of constant upward movement.
Journal is attached, but really doesn't say much.
Next week is another week...

Time for the weekend.


Best wishes to all....

From Bill D. in San Diego........

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This low volume trading just has me spooked that and a totally weird week of constant upward movement

Welcome to the summer doldrums, this is traditional action. That's not to say that it couldn't change on a shock but nobody should worry about forcing anything in the next 6 weeks. In any case if the Gann cycles are right you could still be seeing a lot of unexpected upward action (pullbacks notwithstanding) for a long time yet and there will be no obvious reasons why. Only time will tell if a failure is due and don't worry about needing to pre-empt one.

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Hi All,

Pretty much a go nowhere day with ES trade.
I am working at getting my ES trade down, why I don't know, but it is a good spot to start as far as trading.

Today was a low volume day. I don't have a trading strategy to take advantage of low volume ES days yet, however I did use the Keltner Channel strategy to guard against a late afternoon break in either direction off the 4tick RENKO chart from 2-4PM EST.

Best wishes to all for a great week.

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Hi All,

My Yellow Brick Road seems to be in the poppy fields and everything is going to sleep.
I still need to develop light day trading strategy.

Journal is attached, only took one tiny trade today for a tick.

Best wishes to everyone.
Chat more later.

From Bill D. in San Diego

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Hi All,

Today was just an asleep at the switch day.
Just a bit like the many branches in the road and which one to chose.
Without a defined plan I know better than to start tossing my money around, been there done that, but all this prep is killing me: actually not just feels that way some days.

Like my mentor says "The punch bowl will be there when you are ready."

My journal is attached. Was another zero trade day. Hesitation and lack of commitment on my part.

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Hi All,

Wow there is so much here sometimes I feel like I am sipping from a fire hose.
Just got done Watching Big Mikes intro video again. WOW I should watch that about once a quarter.
https://futures.io/wiki/trading-wiki/General-tips-on-using-the-forum
I feel like I am picking up something new about this site on each visit, and have recommended to friends as well.

Big Mike I had to try the at sign thing you talked about in your video.
One thing I was thinking that may be of use is a World MEMBER MAP like other sites have.
That way I could see how many members are from California, and even San Diego.
Other people have mentioned meet up groups, but it is nice to know the logistics involved.

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Hi All,
Today is another do as I say not as I do day.
Wow we can all give great advice to each other, now if we could just follow our own advice.
Well I did follow my own advice on one thing today... I'm TRADING SIM... YiPee... No harm no foul, but as we all know when you are there even SIM losses hurt.
Today started semi okay and then later turned out more like .

I know I need to get trading with a tested strategy, learn C#, and NT7... Yet at the same time I want to trade...
ARGE... I want to be everywhere at once, and so I am basically nowhere and getting there fast.
Smartest two things I did a while back was:
1. I put a portion of my money in some good mutual funds.
2. I went to SIM trading.

Okay... Will post my journal and losses later today.
Just have to stop these melt down days. They are killers.

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Hi All,
Busy day here.
Should have gotten more sleep last night.
Seems to be central theme lately.

Chat with all later.
Liking UniRenko... TY Big Mike and author....

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Hi All,
Not much of a day.
Summer stuck in the mud.
When it did move I wasn't here with it.
Actually even when I was I don't know if I was "with it."
Tomorrow is another day.
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Hi All,

Light day here.
Just took one trade ahead of FED, exited the trade shortly after when it started to look whippy in the market. Oh well better to exit with a few points then my usual loss.
Still in SIM and yet to get back to $$$ trading.

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Hi All,
Another day another brick in the road.
Was on the sidelines for much of the day.
Expected a break that never came.
Put myself on the wrong end of one trade but was able to get out for a tick profit before stop filled.

Today was a bit of a day off....

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Hi All,

CHOP CHOP CHOP morning that is for certain.
Proved that you really need to be away to trade...
Oldest daughter visited at 10:30 PM PST last night. I was dead to the world when the alarm went off this morning and slept for an additional needed 90mins. Problem is that as soon as I fired up my machine the itch to trade hit.
Oh well... OCO STOP FILLed... Currently in a bit of a better thought out order with OCO bracket again.
Banking on the CHOP to continue this morning.
Question is will I get CHOPPED up in the process...

Will post my trade journal later.

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Hi All,

Survived the day.
Chart of trades and Journal attached.

Long ways to go.

Have a great week.

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Hi All,

Packing up tent early today.
Ain't nothing but chop today.
Saw the trade, but didn't stick with it after entry.
Best wishes to all...

TTYL

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Hi All,

A little better today. I still have to get to the point where I am taking more consistent trades and get out of my own way as well.

Today was choppy day to say the least. Stops hit twice. Found a site to convert from WMV to MP4 and much more for free. Zamzar - convert document, eBook, image, audio and video - free online file conversion.

Well I have to get off this computer ... chat more later....

@Big Mike
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First Trade.
Trying FLV video to see if futures.io (formerly BMT) won't be black.
Maybe it is just me... Who knows.
Okay trade.... Risk to Reward going in was a bit to lean as 1:1 using high of day.
The shouldda would have been to just stick with trade till trend line break.
Oh well... Hit profit target so I will take it as a win and learning experience.



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Hi All,

Tomorrow is Friday That will be nice.
Journal is attached.
Really only saw two trades today actually three.
One I was ready for, and the second/third trades I was not.

Well the market teaches me new things every day. I could hear it calling me saying move your target I dare you. Well I kept target and of course when my target was hit the market kept going. In time I'll get it so that I capture a bigger move on my trades, although with only 12point range on the day I'm happy to have been able to catch three points.

Used Zamzar - convert document, eBook, image, audio and video - free online file conversion three times today for file conversions so that is a good thing. Found out that the FLV files are the ones we should upload. MP4 files show BLACK on the futures.io (formerly BMT) Video viewer.

Speaking of which I should upload journal and video files now.
Uploaded also a cartoon that I carried in my wallet for more years than I remember. Started in High School ...

Hope everyone had a great day.

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Hi All,

Just getting myself back into trading has been more of a challenge than I expected. Lost a lot of money trading ES in a less than smart fashion and now I'm looking at working smarter not harder.

Took last trade of the day for what reason is beyond me. It was like pulling out a fifty from my wallet and just lighting it on fire. Well live and learn.

Now I have to redo my main trading chart to see if we can fix a color problem that I am having when switching back and forth from Line on Close to Candle Stick and back.

Hope all have a great weekend.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Hi All,

Finished the day.
Still SIM trading.
A bit sloppy today to say the least.
Managed to come close to my daily limit both ways, and actually that is a little like the way the market was moving today.

Took 13 trades in all today.

Wow doing VIDEOS is a major time CRUNCH...
I can really start to relate to some of those that do daily videos before a camera...
Less edits needed the better.
Oh todays video is 21 MINS so you may want to grab some Pepsi, beer, and popcorn if you watch...
Wow and Shorter TAKES... 21mins takes to long to process and upload.
Note to self: VIDEOS shoot for 5mins or less...
Still waiting to upload to site...

Okay will keep less lengthy in the future... sorry. Long Day

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Hi All,

Thirteen trades yesterday positive results, a bit more losey goosey on the trading.
Today a bit more detached but following most of my rules and max loss hit.
Hmmm well still SIM trading, still learning new stuff daily so things must be going okay

Journal and video attached.

FRIDAY Tomorrow.

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Last try for the day.
Today is turning into one of those days, even though I didn't take a trade I am still at my desk.
Time to go.
TGIF.
Stuff is attached.
My journal I've deleted one way or another three times now.

Trying to do to many things at once...

Have a great weekend all.

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Hi All,
Another NTD here.
Saw the SPIKE Down, but with the low VOL I stayed away as could just as easily spike back up on the day.
I was expecting about three more ticks of movement before the bounce off the lows of the day, and then more of a pull-back after the close. Globex should be interesting today.

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Hi All,
Another NTD, welcome to the end of summer.
Was nothing but a slow grind lower today off a 13.75 POINT GAP lower on OPEN.
Have a fun time watching it all unfold though.


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Hi All,

Another SIM trading day.
Working to keep more calm.
Took only two trades today.
Forgot to journal the analysis, attached as JPG.

Hot in San Diego.

Some day I will get that High Score again on Deal or No Deal...

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Hi All,

Another SIM trade Day.
Only one trade and only one Tick today.
You might say I got TICKED off.... ROFL
It was true though, so I knew it was better to watch for the rest of the day.


One more day before the Holiday Weekend.

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Hi All,

Non-Trading Day.
It was just to darn HOT in my house. One of these days I'll have to get some air conditioning
Have a great three day weekend everyone.

Will not be trading or following market other than a final look after getting back from appointments on Tuesday so I guess this is a four day break for me.

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Hi All,

Didn't trade or post yesterday. Bit of a busy day.

Yesterday:
Oncology 6 years cancer free, and now I get to be seen only by my primary so I don't have to go up to La Jolla for cancer checkups
Went shooting archery for first time in twenty plus years yesterday as well. Getting the bug again.

Today:
Just didn't have it in me today. Non-Trading day after missing the first big PUSH in the morning.

Hope everyone else did great today.

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Good Deal Bill. That is great news. Hope you continue that streak for sure!!

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Hi All,

Just to darn HOT today.
Sorry .....................
Non-trading.......... Half asleep due to heat...........

Ya ya ya I hear ya... But you live in San Diego...

Well we get used to a very narrow temperature band for work...

Chat more later my friends.

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Hi All,
Another non-trading day
Not the day to be a non-trader.
Oh well...
Live and learn, live and learn.


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Hi All,

Another SIM trading Day.
Watched most of the day and then ITCH to trade took over at the end of the day, so I SIM traded as it was an ITCH not based on sound logic.

Carried over 5 SHORT into past the close, not something I would do with real money yet.


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Hi All,

Another light day for me.
Closed my overnight positions pre-market for a small gain.
Took one trade during the day, held after news boosting the market into close, of course I was short and had my stop filled. Oh well, good thing for stops.
I even heard the news, just was not expecting much of a move. Oh well. Live and learn.
Journal attached.
Disappointed in myself in that I am still trading SIM after all these months away from cash trading.

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Hi All,
Another non-trading day for me.
A bit stuck in the mud, but I'll get there.


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Hi All,
One more brick.
One more non-trading day.
Chat with all later.
Have a great weekend.


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Congrats on the awesome anniversary (just now noticed your Sept 4th post that had that great news). Ditto to what Ddawg said, keep that streak going!

Cheers!

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Hi All,

In a Slump. Oh well.

Hope you all are having a great day.

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Hi All,

Another non-trading day.
Watching Webinar now.
Working on getting my Rational Strategy figured out for when to push the button

Thanks Big Mike for such a great place.

L8r all.

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Hi All,

Mistakes and lost opportunity is the title of today's trade.
Put the FOMC announcement as 14:30 for some reason instead of 14:00.
Don't know if would have been any more ready at 14:00 though.

MOJO where have you gone.
Well keep at it. One day at a time.
At least my biggest mistake from 09 is starting to slowly climb out of the ashes.
DRYS ... Was very PIGGISH and thought I could do no wrong in 09... Yep market humbled me quick.

L8tr all....

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Hi All,

Still working to get off top dead center.
At least DRYS is starting to rebound a little.

Chat more later.

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Hi All,
Another non-trading day here.
To darn many of those type of days for me.
Well weekend has arrived, journal is attached.
I have the journaling down, now time for the trading side...
All in time.
Today was nothing but a slow grind lower day. Was fighting the urge to counter trade all day.

Everyone have a great weekend

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Hi All,
Four contracts traded today.
Got in and out. Nothing major.
Have to work up to volume.
Find my system.
Work my system.
STOP OVER THINKING THINGS...
Lots of moving parts... rofl

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Hi All,
Little better day today.
Still not trading anywhere near where I need to be, plus still in SIM.
Took three trades. Protected capital in each of the trades.
Listening to an OFA presentation right now, will be interesting to see what others say.
Right now I have to many indicators and have to step out in front of more trades.
Have a great day everyone.

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Hi All,
Another day in the books.
Well the definition of insanity "Doing the same thing day after day expecting different results."
Switched my main trading chart to the UniRenko bars from my standard two min chart today.
I was able to trade and make a few changes to overall chart which I think may help me in the long run. Still working on figuring out exactly how I am going to use the SMA's with UniRenko. I just may set up with alligator setup, but not sure. For now I'm just going to keep it the way it is.
Blue bars are Volume and the Yellow horizontal is at 30K.
That attached JPG are my notes, observations, the triangles were just to help keep things in perspective while watching the hard right edge. Printed out with and without after work to see if I think triangle analysis may help. Today it all felt right. I was using 6min chart for confirmation off STOCH primarily.

Well time to get to house chores now.

Chat more tomorrow.

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Hi All,

Still working it.
Not there yet, but have made progress.



Time for a break...

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Hi All,
Friday
Well time to take the training wheels off.
I'm not meeting my goals as yet, but am happy with where I am.
Just started with the UniRenko, and still working on getting confirmation for entries.
Another thing to work on for me is quicker identification of the day.

I've been doing Lumosity training all summer. Lumosity says it is best to do it in the morning. Well being on the west coast I am switching to after work now. Today went well. Of course I didn't do as well with Lumosity (which doesn't pay me a dime), but I did better trading. I think I stick with the new schedule.

Journal attached.

Talk to you all later.
FRIDAY....

Have a great weekend.

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Hi All,
ARGE still SIM.
Just couldn't do cash today yet.
This whole government thing was affecting me more than the market today.
I need to learn from that.

Didn't mention in my written journal, but looking at the dash/dotted line splits the morning and afternoon
nicely to the point of almost a mirror image except real late in afternoon. This on the UniRenko, while my
two minute chart looked and showed the market going all over the place.


Have a great week all...


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Hi All,
Two and out today.
Was looking for a reversal that wasn't when I was entering market.
Oh well...
Couple of more data points for reference.



Best to all...

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Hi All,

Well one tick trade for cash then a losing SIM trade later.

Knew was not in at the right time second time round.

First time round just wasn't confident yet.


Still working on it all. Many moving parts.



L8tr all...........

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Hi All,

Cost of tuition day.
Some day.


L8r all....


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Hi All,
Still in slump, was back in SIM today.
Working to get out of it.
Feel good about my platform and know that the problem is with that 6 inches between my ears.
TTYL

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Hi All,
Restless night so no trading today.
Hope the rest of you killed them today.
I did admin.
L8r.

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Hi All,
One more brick in the road.
On more day of watching traffic go by.
BURNT.

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Hi All,
Busy day.
Off by a bit
L8tr

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Hi All,
Dry spell continues.
Funny when you look at all this from the sidelines it all seems so simple.
Tomorrow is another day.
GAP days always have been a bit tricky for me.

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Hi All,
Slump.
Right moves, wrong times and follow through though.




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ditto

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At about 1:10 central time at 1700.00 somebody literally dropped 25 thousand plus contracts onto the market in under a minute.

Edit: You had to know it was coming; every time price rose to 1701.50 it hit an iceberg order that could have sunk the Titanic.
In the minutes preceding the delta was slightly positive... yet prices were going down. Bad sign for the longs, it means that not only is a large force capping the market but the true liquidity is being hidden on the bid.

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Working through my issues.
Not a good time to be doing it, but when is.
One loser today for one point.
Closed in GLOBEX was SIM trade.
L8r all....

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One small trade.
Was tired today.
Getting back into swing.

Have great weekend all.

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One more Brick today.
A SIM brick this time as Stop Loss was to far away on initial entry to risk with the way the market was misbehaving.

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SIM Trade Day
Single trade.
Just didn't feel in synch with market today.
Charts worked great, now trick will be to get me to work well with charts.... ;-)


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Hi All,
Another Non-Trading day...
But in retrospect I think may have been right.
Best to all... ;-)


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Slowly climbing back on the saddle.
Took one small trade today and then jumped right out of it again out of FEAR.
Well will get there some day
Keep tossing the mud against the wall and see if some sticks.


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Late Friday Entry here..... ;-)
Oh well I fell behind and Friday's journal is a bit late today.
Better late than never right


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Now time for Monday....
Another SOH day, but getting closer to getting ready to trade tight range chop days.
Plus low volume today as well...


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What a MISS on trading today.
Oh well...
Learning each and every day.



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