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 Dogdancer 
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Ok, Big Mike got me

I will try to Keep a journal here alive. Will write more here about my trading style as time goes by.

One of my weaknesses of the past that I was to lazy to run a daily journal. So I know my results for the last years, but difficult to develop further while impossible to post-analyze the trades afterwards

So just give notice about my first journal trade:

Went SPX long this morning (german time) at 1632 and a stop at 1625.

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So just give notice about my first journal trade:

Went SPX long this morning (german time) at 1632 and a stop at 1625.

Moving my SPX Stop to 1633 now.

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Let me introduce my style of trading a bit. I am considering myself a swingtrader, so I normally try to hold my postions several days.

My strength is an quite advanced knowledge about cycles and waves. For this part I do not all the research by myself. I am also an subscriber of good sources which I am knowing now for years and I am confident, that this is an important part of my edge.

In addition I am studying the ichimoku system and price action. I have begun my studies of those edge elements just since the beginning of 2013. So I am still regarding me as a learner of those elements. At the moment I am practising with the advanced ichimoku course and the advanced price action course of Chris Capre.

I make my preselections of entering a position mainly with cycles and waves. I am using Ichimoku more as a kind of confirmation System at the moment. For the price action elements I am still looking into my future way of intrigrating them into my trading style.

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Went SPX long this morning (german time) at 1632 and a stop at 1625.

My reasons: From my cycle knowledge I am expecting an SPX bottom between Aug 26 to Aug 30. From my wave knowledge, I was regarding the area as an potential bottom as well. We are above the daily SPX Kumo and were just testing the weekly Kijun and the 20 week EMA. I am a big fan of using the weekly Ichimoku Chart for the big picture.

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Moving my SPX Stop to 1633 now.

and I hate it in case a positive starting trade has the ability to turn into a loosing trade

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Took Profit at 1638 (plus 6). No Momentum and 1 H Kumo coming down and being quite thick at the moment. Looking to reenter long

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Well, wild swings again yesterday. The Upthrust was coming, but not tradeable (according to my style). After the wild swings no convicing price action was following. Cycles still looking constructive, but wave structure pointing to a realistic test of the 1600 area. Ichimoku kumo 1H stopped the bulls. Above the 1H Kumo the indizes are facing another thick resistance area from the 4H Kumo.

Altogether: Stepping aside for the moment. Wait and see.

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Next try on the Long side with ESU. Just entered at 1639 and stop at 1634.50. 1H Kumo is giving way now.

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if you post a screenshot of your chart you'll be able to get better feedback from other futures.io (formerly BMT) members

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if you post a screenshot of your chart you'll be able to get better feedback from other futures.io (formerly BMT) members

Thanks for your hint. But I doubt that this is doable via iPad and often I am away from home.

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Stopped out but reentered at 1635 with Stop 1624.

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I want to emphasize, that my main approach is trading with cycles. I am not mainly trading charts. People who are interested in watching that kind of approach in practice, are welcome. People mainly looking for charts: There are better threads for you at futures.io (formerly BMT) for sure.

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My reasons: From my cycle knowledge I am expecting an SPX bottom between Aug 26 to Aug 30. From my wave knowledge, I was regarding the area as an potential bottom as well. We are above the daily SPX Kumo and were just testing the weekly Kijun and the 20 week EMA. I am a big fan of using the weekly Ichimoku Chart for the big picture.

Looks like cycle bottomed at 8/30. But wave structure still unclear.

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Stopped out but reentered at 1635 with Stop 1624.

Exit for 1654,50. Result: +19,5 Points

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I am doubting that we will see impulsive moves in either direction soon. Waves are overlapping and difficult to trade. This assumption is proven wrong, when Mr. Market takes out SPX 1709 on the upside or 1560 on the downside. In between there are a lot of different possible wave patterns. Therefore trading in cautious mode is recommened.

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I am doubting that we will see impulsive moves in either direction soon. Waves are overlapping and difficult to trade. This assumption is proven wrong, when Mr. Market takes out SPX 1709 on the upside or 1560 on the downside. In between there are a lot of different possible wave patterns. Therefore trading in cautious mode is recommened.

Bad call. Cycles were right and the wave structure was misleading in this case.

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Bad call. Cycles were right and the wave structure was misleading in this case.

Dax was also giving off a big clue, but always we have to see the action and seeing it is still very different to trading it for me. No call is a bad call, just a call.


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Dax was also giving off a big clue, but always we have to see the action and seeing it is still very different to trading it for me. No call is a bad call, just a call.



Guess you are right. Nevertheless I should have let the winner run.

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Hi Dogdancer,

You purchased Chris Capre's courses in 2013 and at the time you initially liked them. Here we are six years later - have you been using the information from those courses and have you become consistently profitable trading forex? Would you attribute your success to those courses?

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