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 cunparis 
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Hey guys I've been back from vacation but super busy. My girls started school so I had a lot to do to get them ready and adjusted, and I've had some business to take care of, and then of course been busy trading. I don't intend to post much here because I don't want to double post with the blog, but if anyone has any questions or wants to discuss anything then I've got my ears open. In the mean time, I've been tweeting more during the day. I tweet when I see a cycle setup and sometimes when I take a trade (I don't always tweet my trades cause it adds some pressure to me and I like to be nimble).

For my trading, I wrote a new trading plan while I was on vacation. The emphasis is one two things:

1 - Tighter stops so that I can trade larger size. This is a work in progress. Initially I was too tight but I think I've found the balance now.

2 - Come up with a method that is scalable to higher timeframes for swing trading.

And on a side note I'm also working heavily on a swing trading method for the Euro. Yesterday I traded Euro on a 4hour chart and it was really interesting.

So that's what's going on. If you're trading ES or Euro and are interested in my tweets you can follow me via Twitter. I hope your trading is going well. Cheers.

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Welcome back!

Thanks Jagui. We were near Nice, France which as you may know is more Italian than French. Best pizza in France. Beautiful turquoise water. Charming small medieval towns on the tops of hills/cliffs. Pretty amazing place, we loved it.

I have to process the photos so I can share a few.

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After bouncing back and forth between Euro Stoxx & Dax, I finally found the Bund. I was just checking out some other markets and when I saw the bund charts it seemed much closer to ES than the stoxx. The stoxx has such small range it's really no fun. To me, the bund moves very much like ES but when it gets going it can run 30 ticks or more. So far I love it and I'm adapting my trading to trade the Bund during the European morning and then switch to ES for the US session. And I'm currently working on the Euro as a second market for both sessions.

Any bund traders here??

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cunparis,

Welcome back ... you do certainly live in a beautiful area ... how do you manage to stay indoors and trade with all the beauty around?

I am going to start trading the euro soon I think .. I dont use tweet .. I will have to check it out now I guess !!

Jon

 
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Any bund traders here??

Bund & Bobl. I have traded them for a while, but not too many US traders trade them.

 
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After bouncing back and forth between Euro Stoxx & Dax, I finally found the Bund. I was just checking out some other markets and when I saw the bund charts it seemed much closer to ES than the stoxx. The stoxx has such small range it's really no fun. To me, the bund moves very much like ES but when it gets going it can run 30 ticks or more. So far I love it and I'm adapting my trading to trade the Bund during the European morning and then switch to ES for the US session. And I'm currently working on the Euro as a second market for both sessions.

Any bund traders here??


Funny thing, I just fund the bund and started trading it for your same reasons, see my journal.

I traded the euro (forex spot) for some years until recent, but I find forex movement much out of my comfort zone in intraday, and traded only the daily charts.

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cunparis,

Welcome back ... you do certainly live in a beautiful area ... how do you manage to stay indoors and trade with all the beauty around?

I am going to start trading the euro soon I think .. I dont use tweet .. I will have to check it out now I guess !!

Jon

Which beauty are you referring too? (There's a lot)

Here's what I do: Trade 2.5 hours in the morning, then 2.5 hours in the afternoon, and then 1 hour in the evening. That keeps me fresh. I try to go out at lunch, either for a run in the park or a walk or just to a restaurant. I'm looking for one good trade in each session, that's all I need. Today it was a short in the bund:



I really believe going for one good trade, two at the most and then stopping is the way to go. The longer I am trading the more likely I am to make mistakes. And one should enjoy themselves and de-stress away from the computer.

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ES is at a pretty critical spot here. The market is very balanced and that's usually the last step before a big move.

yesterday I made a video going over the market profile, the cycle charts, and a review of my trades. Nothing has changed since then so the analysis still applies to today:

YouTube - 20100915 ES Update and Trade Review

The cool thing about when the market is balanced is you can scalp around your position to improve the cost basis and take some money out. I'm only trading in the direction of my bias which is to the downside. The highlighted trades are from an example I wrote about on my blog. You can see that was the second time I shorted 20.75. It's an important level for me.



Hopefully we'll get some movement today and don't forget the first move out could be a false breakout.

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I recently wrote about how bulls & bears vote for the direction of the market they want, with each contract being a vote. Last night we got the gap up and I cast my vote.


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