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8/29/13

looking at the profile from 8/27 and 8/28, I felt we would find support around the vah from 8/27. These arent absolute numbers, so I attempted a couple of longs.

I was over confident, and traded a two lot after it looked like we had made a double bottom. Was stopped out quickly.
Went long again, almost immediately, after the move didn't last. This was a good trade, and with the overall trend being bullish, I was targeting the top of the recent range 109.55, but also felt we could continue higher. I put in a limit order on the qm as a way to reduse size if I was right, but still have skin in the game. I was dead on, so dead on that I picked the high of the move, and never got filled on the qm. It is worth noting that I was away from the screen when this happened, so I can't say for sure how I would have reacted if I had seen no fill in real time.

I eventually got stopped out as we made another day session low, but once again thought this was a bottom and got long 109.3 which again traded to the top of this consolidation

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I left for a few hours, and left the 109.30 on, I got back just as we closed the day session and watched as price dropped over 1.00 in 5 minutes.

To summarize:
Good: recognized support levels, was right at taking profits at the top of the channel or "box"
Bad: left with a position on thinking I would magically come back to a large winner.

Ultimately you can be right the mkt, but you might not be there to witness it and you'll have to scratch the trade or take a loss if you can't be there to manage it.

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Weekend replay

Have a few replay sessions running I didn't see that trading day while I tend to other items:

Yes this is replay, but it was something I want to put here so I remember it:

Price was trending down, and I took a short at the ema which was also against the low made at 8:11 ish. Look at the delta on the upper left. The horizontal blue bar in the gomi delta shows the price in which the highest volume traded. It appeared to me that there was a battle going on at the lows. So I exited the short. If I'm right, I would expect a bit of a run up as shorts cover. We will see

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Update: Yup, price ran .20 in about 4 mins


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A picture to remember


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Labor day practice session

8/22 replay. 3 trades.
1: I realized we were in congestion, but angle of ema was steep, and risk was small. target was top of channel.
2: Using the principle that previous resistance, becomes support, I took a long off of the top of the channel, I'm using a set up on the delta to confirm this entry, and I jumped the gun. I waited for the proper setup, but still got stopped out (that's why I took it again) Also I should have had the stop at the low of the bar for a low risk set up.

The first chart shows two entries/exits, this was because I accidentally sold the position early so I immediately got long again until target was hit

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I'm slowly taking things off of my chart. This is with out the fractals, and I feel like the chart is much cleaner and smoother to watch.


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Accountability

It's been fun getting my feet wet the last couple of weeks journaling.
As we begin september, my goal is to be completely honest with all trades taken. I'm going to reset the simulator, and see where I'm at at months end. @GaryD posted a month of trades, and it opened my eyes as far as having the winning days cover the losing ones.

Ive been at this a whlile with no real tracking of progress.

I should mention that it was also the reply by @Sayounara here that made me realize I need to just do my thing for a month and see where im at https://futures.io/off-topic/28202-gary-s-place-18.html#post353777


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9-4-13

first trading day of the month. -386.50. Recorded a video recap, but have no clue how to get it to show up here.
No one likes losing, but it is a big step to admit/post that my first day was a losing day.

Hoping to post video eventually. If not, I have it on my computer to view.

Had alot of 8-10 tick winners go against me and take full stop out. Many times after stopped I would renter position and have the same thing again. Regardless, did take some better well qualified trades. If last trade hadn't worked out, could have easily ended the day down over 1k.

Due to the holiday on monday, inventory report is tomorrow (thursday) and I will not be trading due to appointments. Friday looks to be the next day back, but might only be a few hours.


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Encode the video in either FLV or MP4 format, then simply attach it to the post like a regular file. It will then show up.

Keep the file size reasonable. An approximate average is 1MB in size per 1 minute of video. You can play with encoding settings if you are producing something far larger than that.

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Encode the video in either FLV or MP4 format, then simply attach it to the post like a regular file. It will then show up.

Keep the file size reasonable. An approximate average is 1MB in size per 1 minute of video. You can play with encoding settings if you are producing something far larger than that.

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I did change it to flv, but just showed up as text when I previewed the thread. Is this because I posted it or because there was an issue converting the file?

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I did change it to flv, but just showed up as text when I previewed the thread. Is this because I posted it or because there was an issue converting the file?

Encode as FLV, then attach it to the post. Don't worry about preview, I am not sure it works in preview mode.

Also - don't embed it. Just attach it.

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9/6/13


I videoed my trading today as well as thought process. File seemed to big to upload. even though I turned it on and off throughout the day, it was still 30 mins or so long.
+227.00 on the day trading one lots
Todays trades with explanation:

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Before I started the day, I watched the free market delta video linked in one of the bmt webinars, it helped me realize the first trade. I won markets in profile on ebay last weekend and it came in the mail today.

Thoughts:
am i worrying to much about cumulative delta and the footprint and I'm better at just reading s/r on the charts and identifying trend vs sideways and recognizing false breakouts?

Real money trade:
Going into the weekend long a cl oct 105 put. slightly underwater, but thought is that todays runup was attributed to worries about something happening in syria over the weekend. I could be wrong, just a low risk try

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