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Pre apprentice type trading.....

Well, part of this process of journaling is fessing up to your mistakes, and actually posting the losing days. First of all, yesterday, I wasn't able to trade except from about noon till close. Anyway, I put in an order for a buy stop and accidentally made it a limit order. In true rookie fashion, couldn't admit the mistake and take a tic or two loss, you want to get even maybe make a tic. Well as the next pic shows, if that happens again, just hit close

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My idea was to get long if a break out continued above the break out high. I never would have gotten filled, and hopefull would have faded it and gotten short as we sold of good into the close.

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Trade idea was good, execution=bad

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9-10 recap


Well first of all, I covered the long put option yesterday afternoon at a small loss...

Today, I was wondering if even though the syria fear was coming out of the market, where would we find value, or where would fundamentals per say take over. attached is the composite from 8/13 through now of the
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The other good observation I made was exiting a long with confluence on the 15 min against an ema and vwap, low of the overnight session and vwap on the 4 range
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Still managed -791.00 on the day.

This week has not been like expected. I know today was volatile, but I let winners turn into losers. I bought the lows, but stop was too tight.

I had my best day last week, when I typed my reasons for entering and exiting trades. Today, the action was so fast, i was bouncing my knees up and down looking for the next move, like I was mesmerised by the movement and had to be a part of it.

I also want to look back at past performance, I'm wondering if when using a 4 range chart, I should be looking for smaller targets? I mean you don't use a daily chart to scalp, so why use a 4 range to find 30-40 tick trades? Just an observation.

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9-20 trades

First of all, too many trades today. Struggling with scalping vs. holding for larger targets. See below:
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Yesterday took this trade at the close and my profit target was hit while I slept: Basically trading inbetween where it took "force" to move through that area:

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I won't go over all of the scalps, but will focus on the good entries:

top left of the 4 range chart, was thinking short, but for some reason couldn't execute.
1st trade was a long off of the intraday val low followed by scalps aka the whip saw:

Also in this screen shot is me taking a good trade, I noticed on the delta, a "fight" at the lows. I was actually short and reversed to long I had a target of 105.52, which was the high of the move, so on sim, it didn't fill (maybe would have in realtime) Not long after I exited, I was thinking short again based on the higher timeframes still having all of the ma's in line. took a short on the qm to lessen the risk, and was spot on. this traded all the way down to 105, but i didn't have a profit target, and wasn't infront of scree to exit.

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Finally in the last hour of the pit session, we were in a box. I was thinking we might rally being a friday afternoon, but the ma's on the higher time frames, plus the vwap were still showing down:

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I was a little early with the short and kept an oh shit stop above the mkt, but wanted to see if this breakout ended up sucking in some stops. Looks like i was right. Once things started moving my way, I was thinking we could have a good sell off. Turns out I was right, but covered the first at the bottom of the box, and when it stalled there covered the second.
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lots of trading, but after commissions, 338.00on the day. I'm not sure how ninja counts the day, as I held the overnight trade through the 415-500 break at a loss so if I generate a report from yesterday and today, it shows 223.50

Working on some longer term stuff and considering a second journal to track those trades.....

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9-25

first video, no sound, second two, me walking thru a decent winner:

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finsihed the day positive, good learning, by looking at higher time frames for entry points, nut just the noise I see on the 4 range, I do still like the four range for entries though.

first two trades, were in noise, shouldn't have taken, next two, got +10 on one then stopped -10 on second lot. Final trade, +21 and +60

326on the day, much better than monday's hangover revenge trading of about-2k

and we just traded 62, lol


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9/30/13

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last one for the day,

poor management. Had a long at the "edges" got nervous about maybe losing 5 ticks so exited. Jumped the gun and bought the top of box. yes price did go my way eventually, as we are now up another .40 in a couple of minutes.

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Sept Results

CL day trading: -2312.50 Lots of lessons learned. Really getting alot following MFB's journal as far as trading the edges.

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Short option trades: for the month 1157.26

Sold weekly Ic's with high implied volatility:
TIBX 28c 26c 23p 21p 361.12 opened 9/20 expired following Fri.
FSLR 43c 41.5c 37.5p 36p 294.82 opened 9/20 expired following fri
2 sets of YHOO put spreads, 29 x 27.5 501.32

Maybe daytrading isn't for me, but will keep at it as time allows. Purposely following day trades as well as swing in this journal, so I know what I should focus on.


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