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Hawaii at the beach
 
Experience: Beginner
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2/17/15
trade1
-12
let it work to my HSL as I was in the zone, after getting HardStoplossed out next few bars offered a signal long and missed +30ticks(t1 and t2). Should've took the -8 it required then re-entered when signal bar showed
0825-0840 on Ninjatrader chart for CL315

off topic
I Had plotted the swing high in the Euro session prior to it printing, at 53.55, would've been hard to get in for me the way I to enter if I was watching it though. Nice to know the levels I'm watching are respected. I was looking for the short starting at 53.55 to 53.63


2/18/15
trade2
got retail flushed,
-5
Attachment1

Then tried to work an order, missed entry (+20 and BE if it entered) on the next few bars. SNAGIT still giving issues, wondering if it does that cause it there is a new version. When out of market going to download JING. Jeesh that it's another techsmith product as Snagit. wtf.
I also don't know why my screenshots are CUT OFF on the right side, will try to figure that out later.

will try post image later, I am trying to work my snagit


Last edited by KahunaDog; February 18th, 2015 at 10:02 AM.
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  #62 (permalink)
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2/18/15
trade3 of TST trade 2 of day
-5


Talk to self says -
Look at my exact entries and levels, this one Stops me to the TICK.

(sarcastically)Of course my t1 and t2 would've hit and if I had enough size t3 would've been a 100tick runner.

My next long level is 51.25-51.50. HVN I'm looking at is 51.34

I'm done for the day.

EDIT- the ARROWs BLUE entry, PINK exit show orders filled

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No trades today and likely tomorrow. My kid is sick like a dog and gf bday tomorrow. Friday will likely be the next day I can trade, if CL keeps dumping today and tomorrow we may see some covering friday.
Going to still do my homework and some journaling. I listened to ft71sJodie spotlight trader interview. I like to listen to these things as I commute.
I just read MichaelPataks response in his AMA saying 46 traders have been funded so far this year. That's awesome. I wonder how many are on futures.io (formerly BMT). ? And noted the 1.5week turnaround time from trader prep to being funded. Great.

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I have Fxsmarttools Trader Log, but am going to try out the free demo of Tradervue.
I almost exclusively trade Futures and Fxsmarttools log only covers forex. It is less automated is a con, but in Fxsmarttools I can input my own parameters even options.

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Good morning.
Woke to find a trade I made in Asia became the high of Asia and London, pulled only +15, +25 out of her due to size.
sigh. This one was live. Not in my TST. 5ticks risk.

And bah screenshotting then accidently closed a chart trying to minimize screenshot software this I missed my 30+ entry.
sigh. I saw it, watched the clock but missed it literally by 2-4seconds due to distracted.
Squeezed into the same trade with 1lot, 4ticks risk, up +15-20now on my 1lot. Due to the rotation, it seems to going to make me +1....arghhh when my t1 and t2 would've been filled if my chart didn't accidently close. Lesson noted. Look at hot key screenshots later today

EDIT
here's the screenshot of the trades.
Ended up with +14, price had to pullback for the rotation and considering I had 3losers in a row, needed for the TST to get on the board. Still disappointed I missed my other entry. That's the thing about trading, strive for perfection, but to accept it'll never occur and to be satisfied with what one can pull from the market.

So my first TST winner
+14, 6ticks risk.


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Here's my Hypo1 and Hypo2 for London/NY to lunch
dark blue more likely
turquoise(cyan) less likely

51.25-51.50 looks like a primary short zone for bears
the price action isn't bullish for me, we'd require a longer consolidation period with more lows that edge up

The swings down likely cooinciding around NY open when money comes/leaves into the market
Any signals near the open around 51.25-51.50 I'm looking to short

We're in balance and going to want to go back up before we can proceed further down.

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using cheapo mt4 and pivots with s/r


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Changing my account from NT who I defaulted to when Mirus went down and switching to S5. A few cents difference per side doesn't really matter to me vs the full service of a broker, the analyzer, the chat room, weekly educational webinars and other things.

I could see NT making a difference if I was doing several thousand turns a month, but for my stage and style rapid scalping doesn't make sense.

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The swing highs in NY were hard to grab for the short, I had no technical set up that I use, minimal to lean on if it kept going long.

The news also made the am tough for me. Tried some covering longs, but the shorts were too strong and got stopped out 2x.

London
sim
+17, +3(raised from BE)
+15, +1(raised from BE) got slipped, the rotation was good, but the slippage had me miss t2(will consider taking two t1's vs a t2 if slipped 3ticks to get in again).

NY
tst
took some small loses again. bah. tried to catch a cover-reversal into the close.


I now plan to bat for singles till I can add a contract to build the cushion.
Trading with 1 lot is a lot harder as you must decide if you're going to take profit on the first swing, or the chance of break even.


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Waited patiently all day thru the oil inventories for a set up. Had a low risk decent set up near lunch, risk to reward 1:2

Took a counter trend trade coming into lunch, immediate ticks my way. As it rose I was about to moved both contracts to the same profit due needing to make singles for the TST and the type of trade I thought it was. Too late. I didn't get my fill though price printed t1 exactly and reversed. It immediately then turned back to the current short term trend long. Too slow to move it anymore than SL +1(that might make me rethink my break even tactics).

I made a trading error today, and had it on "sim" vs "TST" as I watched my live order and figured out it was a demo.
Had to move my StopLoss to +1 and it got hit. Thus sadly 2 contracts and +15each, turned to 2 contracts + 1 each.


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