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Hawaii at the beach
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Nt8, MotiveWave, TOS
Broker/Data: S5
Favorite Futures: ES, ZB fine alcohol and muscle cars
 
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My current balance on my Topstep is 148735.

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Still streaky.
I cancelled my topstep due to failing.
My trade plans are pretty close.

I have started trading the bonds as tights can be tighter. Set ups are the near the same and I'm using a dom of the 5/10/30yr up to trade zn (10yr).
I still follow and trade ES, but I think the real money due to size and tight stops is to be made in bonds in the first 3hrs of the day.

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Thinking about starting up another TST combine.
I've narrowed my rules even more.
ES am session, open to lunch.

I am leaning to do the 30k or 50k combine.

I am also about to beta test another trade journal for a company, looking forward to the ability to put multiple screenshots in it.

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Reading my old entries on here, my private notes and other people's journal I note the trend to over trading.
I am of the opinion there are 3 good pushes of oppurtunities from the open up till lunch.
Thus I am going to limit my trades to 4 maximum per day.
I think I was also reading too much of the minutia in part due to dom reading, while not enough context. The trees for the forest. Todays modern tools are awesome, but can leave more for overanalysis.

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I think I bring a habit of always wanting to end on a good note and end of the day score.
I'm guessing this has helped me mentally in life, but has hurt me to a point in trading.
Reflecting off wanting to end on a good note, but having missed ideal entries for my theory of several good oppurtunities from open to lunch. This puts me in a conundrum. Daily I must realize if I missed the primary attempt, I must let it pass, continue to read the market pulse and just wait for another ideal set up. Sometimes this means no more trades for the day. I must train myself to be ok with that. It happens it happens. It doesn't there is always tomorrow.

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The prior post doesn't sound like much, but there's a difference between reading it and knowing it to practice it with discipline.
I believe the self imposed max trades per day will help me.

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Do you think you'll move exclusively to bonds (zn) in the future?

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Do you think you'll move exclusively to bonds (zn) in the future?

No for the next few years.

Unfortunately a large part of that is bonds open at 210am where I live. I usually sleep at 11pm, rest till 3am(es opens at 330am)
I do like the bonds and how they move.
Stops are very tight. A 4 tick stop is a large stop imo for zn, and I usually know I am out of position after a 2tick move against me. Especially if I buy on bid sell on ask.
I will continue to watch and trade them, but doing so from the bond pre market is very hard on my schedule.

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