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^noted.
What is IB? inside bar ? on what time frame? 30min?


*can you point me in the easiest direction to post pics or screenshots?

The first 30m after the pit open is the initial balance / IB. Price is feeliing around to see who is interested and at what price. Trying to sell that double top after lunch on trend day can cause you to focus on the trees and not the forest, in my opinion. It may work some days, but it causes you to put your energy into going countertrend, and therefore possibly miss the trend trade. Many times it will just gather enough stops to take them out and go higher.

The easiest on NT was vvScreenshot. You can set it up with a button right on your charts that automatically will post, with our without comments.

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8/7/2013
CL
5/0/0
5/10/0
5/10/20 sigh I had a 50 tick trigger, move happened so fast wasn't able to move the 10 tick to 50.

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8/8/2013
5/0/0 was plus 1 on the other legs, but filled at breakeven
5/10/45 last leg was moving SL up(down), price was out of the Bollinger band too long and moved too fast for amount of volume and time of day, I doubted there were enough 'new sellers' as marked by volume, price stalled and then popped back up. I had stop loss so took the +45

Was too fatigued to wake for o900 to trade effectively. I had multiple triggers that would have given me a 5/10/0, 50, and a 8/16/28. Glad the volatility is back in CL, seems summer is over. must compare volume later.

Calling it an early day.
EDIT - Took another trade.
4/10 this was the cover trade imo, actually went a lot more, but I don't like trying to get too much out of the cover trade as trend can sometimes continue. Good time of day for it, decent volume. Trade did what it should, after the first target of 5ticks, I slid my SL to -5 to protect myself.

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8/9/2013
CL
-12/-12/-12 following the system. sigh. this was ugly.
5/0/0
5/0/24 got whipped out on second leg
5/0/69 this was a long trade, I raised my target ahead of time due to appearance of trend day and s/r as well as pivot target. a confluence of ideas.
5/10/20 I thought targets for day were hit when I took this trade, but this continuation actually worked out and went to my target of 106.25. I had ATM target per my system and was unable to manage trade at time due to other happenings, if I was around and able to manage I may have tried for 106.18(106.25 was common target I saw for some traders give or take, 106.15-106.18 close enough for me if I had stayed in).

Still demoing, part of me wants to go live again now, but I am patient and I'm giving it more time. Planning and stalking my prey like a cheetah. Also, waiting on my psychology group a few more weeks to get my mental strengthening sessions going with them at their clinic. I am continuing with my daily mental rehearsals and self talk. "I'm a disciplined trader, I like that about myself, I plan my trades and trade my plans, If my system says to take a profit I take profits, If my system says to take a loss I take a loss..."

Mental discipline.- Specifically working delayed gratification in the personal life. and following thru.

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few trades last week. was fairly busy away from trading
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aug20,2013 tues
the descending trendline on daily looked ominous, this was my weekly expectation
5/10/20
25/50

aug21, 2013 weds
5/10/25
I had another 25tick trigger trade, but didn't want to take it due to countertrend, thinking this had a good chance of dead cat bounce and work its way lower on top of the news risk.
Then had a with trend confirmation on lower timeframe, yet I just watched. Nice confirmation though.

still demoing.

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Working on tweaking a few systems lately.

System1 more slow steady, income type. If I draw on it would only be for trading related like new CPU.
Scalps - usually 2 CL trades per day may occur.
This is the one I want to run in the combine. I'm thinking the 50k combine. Not looking to trade Opm just prove a point and to take advantage of the coaching and growth from it.


System2 intraday swings, build equity. Still paper trading this one.
This is some of my current parameters
Homework
Highlight Weekly/daily/4hr/1hr swing points
Pivots
Trend lines
Fibonacci points

I want to add
Volume profile
Hvn
Lvn
Vpoc

Draw those in with the others for confluence zones. I have several triggers. Still working the bugs out and demoing those.

Looking to do the combine in January. When volume resumes post holidays.

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Off topic...
Can't believe with the sub $60 CL

Diesel is $4.85G
Petrol is $3.65G

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System1
Trade1 +5, +10, BE
CL not a lot as far as this market, but it's consistent.
I expected a Z day. Balance.

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This is what I'm looking at for the next 24-72hrs
CL3-15
on a 4hr with a 5ema and a 60min using volume composite

"Fibbing" the last 4hr swing the 38% comes in near 46.50, the 50% comes in near 46. Shorts should take it there, then bulls may try to enter in those zones.
If those zones hold then shorts may resume around 47.60

I got some charts drawn out, but need to figure out how to attach image again from my snagit. Going to sunday lunch with the family so will try to resume it later.

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Yard work today. blah.
Nice luncheon with the family.



First image is of my general idea of price action to occur(unfolding now).
I did this before lunch as mentioned above. Currently price has dropped from this image to a low 46.67 CL3-15

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The second image is of a volume composite with LVNs and HVNs drawn. Looking for confluence of fibonacci, time, and price action to develop with in those frames.

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