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October 3, 2013


10/3/13 Trades 1 Modified entry.

BUY 1 TYZ13 (ten year note) @ MARKET Filled @126-13.5. STOP is 125-30. STOP
Per my system, I was supposed to buy yesterday on a STOP @ 126-8 but was not available.

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10/3-4/13. Evening session

Action. Move STOP up to 126-4. Per system.

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Evening session is open. I am looking for a two to three day up move.

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10/4/13
ZN12-13 Stopped out at 126-4 for a $300 loss.

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/Evening 10/9 - Day 10/10 session

SELL 1 ZN12-13 ( TYZ13 - DEC 10 TY Note) @ 126-0 STOP
OTO BUY 1 ZN12-13 @ 126-19 STOP

The Ten Year is looking a little top heavy. What I am trying to do is sell underneath the low of last five days. Selling on a STOP makes price work for me in this trade.

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Trade placed. Filled at my price, 126-0. Stop in place.

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I placed my target for today at 125-15.

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Exited yesterday @ 126 stop. Filled at 126-1 for a two tick loss.

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Buy one 1 @ 127-22 STOP
OTO Sell 1 @ 127-2 STOP

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If profitable, EXIT On CLOSE

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No profit based on the close. Hold another day. If the price breaks out above 127 26 there could be good upside.

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New trade: SELL The Dec Dolllar Index at 79.40 STOP OTO Buy at 79.930 STOP

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October 30

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"New trade: SELL The Dec Dolllar Index at 79.40 STOP OTO Buy at 79.930 STOP "

Cancel the above trade. The Low today was 79.485. Current Price 79.810

Ten year
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"Hold another day. If the price breaks out above 127 26 there could be good upside. "

Exit (SELL)here. Current Bid Price is 127-16. After a run up to 128-2, the Ten year dropped following the Fed minutes. This has become an OUTSIDE day and is currently down.

Out at 127-16.

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SELL ESZ13 @1754.75 STOP DAY OTO BUY 1 @ 1762.50 gtc

The e-mini has been on an up trend but could roll over here. Only sell on a stop get price moving with the trade.

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SELL 1 TYZ13 @ 126-08 STOP Day only
If filled place a protective STOP @ 126-24 GTC

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No Trade

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I am selling the Ten year at 123-24.5 LIMIT Day ONLY. Place the stop @ +20

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Put the same sale in for 1/3/14.
"I am selling the Ten year at 123-24.5 LIMIT Day ONLY. Place the stop @ +20"

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Put the same sale in for 1/3/14.
"I am selling the Ten year at 123-24.5 LIMIT Day ONLY. Place the stop @ +20"

For Sunday night to 1/6 session.
No trade today. I don't like the price action. Need to carefully consider a short given the ADX. If there is good price increase, may sell on STOP.

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There is potential for an up move also, therefore
if TYH14 (ZN 04 14) trades above 123 21.5 SELL 1 contract at 123-15 Day Only

if Filled, place a BUY @ 26/32 above the entry STOP GTC

This will let the market confirm the down move before we enter.

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Finally reached the trigger and in fact the 10 year closed at the trigger point of 123 -22.
I still like the short side, but this market may go higher. Therefore, I will submit a

SELL @ 123-13 STOP LIMIT 123-11.
if filled, place the protective BUY STOP at entry plus 26/32.

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Hum....Right idea, but....Price went right through my STOP and even with the LIMIT (-)4 ticks, I did not get filled.
I was trying to protect against a quick spike down and back up and for the first time in long time, used a STOP-LIMIT.

If anyone used these prices (or similar) and either filled or did not, please send me a PM. Just curious.


sell orders fill on the bid

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I am long ZNH14 and short the ZBH14 from the opening today. I am looking for the trend to change to UP but there should be little correction to get the two prices back in line first. (Very short term plan)

If I am correct, I BuyToClose the Bond and keep the Ten for a few days.

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At the open I closed out the short bond trade (130-22) so I am now net long the 10 year.
Stop is 123-20

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The Bond is moving up ahead of the ten year, a bullish sign. I am staying long and will look at the chart in the morning.

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09:50 01/17/14
I plan to close the long ZNH14 today.
Don't let this deteriorate again.

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Sold at 124-13 1/2

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I am selling on a @ 124-25 STOP OTO BUY @ 125-19

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Sold at close. Modest gain.
Want to buy the ten but haven't pulled the trigger yet.

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TYM14 @ 123-23.5. Place a SELL STOP @ 122-29.5

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Sold @ 124-1

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Sold this morning at 135-31.

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bought @135-26

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Sold USM14 @ 135-25.

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Had some slippage on the Above Short Sale. Actual Sale price was 135-24 on USM14.
Covered @ 135-24.

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@136-31. looking for minor short term decline but the main trend is still up.

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@136-30 based on first profitable open.
I was a little late due to travel schedule.

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Order placed to BUY 30 year (USM14) @ 136-15 LIMIT. The overall trend is up. Current price is 136-20
My SELL STOP is 136-01.

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136-23

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With the price on the SEP Bond currently down, i am BUYing @ 137-23 STOP.
That is, If price recovers to greater than today's close, Go LONG.
Risk 18 ticks.

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A good "No trade!"
The SEP Bond reached 137-22 and reversed. Just one tick away from fill.

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Sell September 30 yr Bond @ 136-31 STOP in next session.
Target is 136-11
The trend is still up but there could be a small decline prior to a resumption of the price increase.

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The trend is till up but I am looking for a little more to down side.
I have my order in as a LIMIT BUY @ 136-14.
risking 500.

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Long from 136-14
Low was 136-05
Close 136-12.
I am staying long with stop @ 135-30 (Not 135-31)

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...at 135-30

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@124-24.5 STOP

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I did not post but the Last listed trade was stopped out.

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Selling the 30 year bond at 136-26 STOP.

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Bought back@136-9 for 17 ticks.

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I just posted I sold the Long Bond.
I bought it at 135-11


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After a wild ride this morning I am still holding the long side of the 30 year bond.
It is currently 135-5, down 6 ticks.

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Traveling so I missed the first profitable CLOSE. Sold just after the OPEN.

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Sell at 1.1197 STOP

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Low was 1.1201. Well placed stop.

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Good entry on the SF with SELL STOP at 1.1197. Unfortunately I had the BUY STOP too close (1.1220) and was stopped out in the morning before the nice price drop. I had a chance for a second Sell Stop at my price but did not take it.

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I have my order in to BUY the SF on a STOP.

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I am LONG this morning on a 138-3 LIMIT.

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The trade went south.

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Re-purchased the bond last night and sold for a net 5 ticks on the two BUYS.

I am also SHORT the Euro which is against me $500 ( 0.0040) as I write this. If not stopped out, I plan to hold through the weekend.

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I am long the emini from 1922.
The euro is recovering, now at 1.3419.

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Move the stop on the LONG emini to break-even.
Hold the SHORT Euro with stop in place.
Very net gain on the two trades.

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EMINI
Stopped out on the emini for for a push on the trade.
EURO
Tested 1.3360 thrice and did not break through. BUY at the open. SELL SHORT if price breaks below 1.3358. Down closes for two days. Trend is down.

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Stopped out.

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Short from 139-30.

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Very small gain. I am looking to go long, but no trade yet.

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After a good November, up 15% or 3400, my first trade of December was short Feb Gold on yesterday's open for a quick $1550. I could not keep from taking the quick profit before three 15 minute bars had completed as I had a meeting and wanted to keep the trade "on screen."




I tried to re-enter later in the evening under the consolidation lull but got impatient and sold Market. I should have stayed with my sell STOP. I was stopped out to take a 1550 profit to 850 (BC).

I also sold the Dec Euro (6E) as a continuation of my closed out short Friday trade and lost 500 (BC).

I have two more orders in for today, Long DX and Short the bonds. The DX is pretty far away from a fill but the bonds are still a possibility later today or tomorrow.

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The bonds did trade and I closed out with plus 3 ticks.

Total today, $440 (BC).

I am flat and canceled the DX trade.

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I am flat and canceled the DX trade.

I had one order in on the oil that did not trigger. The DX was a day early.
For today, I was stopped out on the Gold last night on light volume. I need to review this entry and stop.


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Okay, so that was big mistake! Just realized I was LONG the Dec Gold. I was deleted Dec Gold from the Instrument list but must have been open in a work space of my "Trade server" NT. No wonder the volume was so low.

Fortunately I am out of the LONG.

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Two losing trades today, -812 in closed out trades. Sold oil, was up for a while but turned negative quickly, - 510. I also sold The pound.
I am still in the LONG The Bond.

Tomorrow is the NFP. I have another strategy for trading that so I may close out the LONG bond as part of that strategy.

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...several hours ago. The Bond from yesterday sold at 1 tick above breakeven.
Note to self: Should have unloaded it yesterday but I was busy at the close. The price just kept eroding away after lost night's open.

Trades today: Bought two ZB 03-15 after the NFP and the initial drop at my buy Stop. I sold a little early but am satisfied. I attempted to buy the ES and Sold when I did not like the PA for Two points lost.

I Sold Crude oil on a momentum trade a little higher than my longer term signal and closed out with 28 ticks fortuitously before the bounce back.

I had a sell in on the copper but canceled it mid session as it did not look like it would trigger. I had few not trading things to accomplish.

Note: These trades were all shorter term than usual but it was Friday and Jobs Friday at that.

Net for the day, +992 BC.

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I made some mistakes today. I missed the open in the Crude oil and tried to chase it. Closed out for $500 loss.
I was short the Canadian Dollar and got out (probably correctly) with only a 90 dollar gain.
I went long the Long Bond for 437.5 and tried to get in again at the end for 125 loss.

-97.50 BC.

I am on vacation, so I probably will not be trading for about 10 days.

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I missed an exciting week of trading and started out with three loosing trades before I had a winner today.

I went LONG the DX near Sunday PM open and lost 50 ticks. DX later turned around to finish up. (review this entry)

I bought the bond overnight an lost 18 ticks.

I bought Crude over night. That was just wrong...

I sold the Gold for 69 tick gain. I tightened up my stop a missed part of a nice leg down. I know I particularly hate giving back unrealized gains. With the already $1300 down however, I was unable keep my self in the trade. I did reenter for an additional small gain (13 ticks) but by then the big move was over.

Net loss for the day $502.50

I did not look at anything in the overnight trades.

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There is a lot more information than I understand. The Volume Ladder did seem to help with short term trading but that is not really my preferred style. I find the screen to very cluttered. I need to review which indicators are the most useful to me.

I went LONG Crude last night winning on one and loosing on the second for -$110.
I went SHORT ES for $75 then reversed for $325. Credit GOM for help in getting out and back in LONG.
I went SHORT Crude this morning for $1050, though I got out a little early, it was very near where Crude has been for the last hour. (Actually was two trades).

Credit GOM for getting me in earlier than my PA only signal. It did not help maximize my profit with the exit. This was my first attempt with the Volume Ladder, however.

Net for the day $1265 before commissions

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...in four trades so far today.

I tried a short in Gold last night and was stopped out on the 15 minute bar. Wow! -$500



I sold the Crude and wanted to close it out before bedtime. +350





My ES triggered about then and went dead.
I went to bed and closed it out this morning (+187.50) when my second short in the Crude turned against me and I closed it out. (-$270)


Net loss $ 240 BC so about $260 net.

I still have one trade pending in the Swiss but it is a limit order, still a way off.

I am going to play golf and let my strategy control this one it it triggers.

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My limit was 1.0158 and the high was 1.0147 so no trade. I did great in Golf (for me) but it was cold.

Looking for possible trades now.

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I was up 500+ on CL when I got up this morning (5:30 PST). I moved the stop down and was closed out with $110 profit. I could not leave well enough alone and re-entered with a tight stop and Lost $110. I then tried a few short term trades and came out even on on them. I did not do well on the short term stuff. Down about 50 dollars for the last day of the year.

For the month, I made 252 dollars. Not much the effort I put in.

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Good start for January going 2 for 3 today.

The Dollar Index gaped open above my BUY price from 12/31 so I put in an order to Sell the British Pound, instead
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I also sold Gold overnight and had nice paper profits in both contracts this morning. I elected to manage the two trades differently:
The Gold: I let the ATM as set up completely control the trade.



I was stopped at 480 profit after being up (peak) $1390 though for a very short time. There were better and worse places to exit. I struggle with exits. I don't like to give back gains and sometimes it limits my profits.


On the Pound, I manually moved my stop down. This was a much more controlled decrease.










As I write this, the Pound is down an additional $200. Comments?

Finally, ES triggered and I move my stop down to protect the gains in the above trades. ( lost $75)



All before commissions

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Okay I made another trade. (And due to a fat finger, it was really two trades). While both were profitable, I am not really happy with my technique.

I think I do a pretty good job with setups and entries. I mainly use daily charts and put my entries in between 2:30 and 5:00 PM PST. I use relatively large stops ( my stops in the Crude, Gold, and Currencies would make it near impossible to complete a TST Combine with a 30k to 50k account).

What I do not do well is re-enter the market with as high a percentage win/loss ratio or profit factor.

So as I was examining different techniques that would have squeezed more profit out the three trades today I saw that just adhering to my original ATM strategy would have improved the Pound trade, and the ES trade while the Gold trade would have been the same. So I re-entered the ES.




I was lucky. I made another 162.50 on the two trades and covered my earlier $75 dollar loss. But without my higher percentage setup, this is just gambling. It is thrilling, but....

NOTE TO SELF: Don't re-enter a trade unless the set up meets you initial strategy criteria.

I am still looking for the balance to manage my trades post entry.

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long Gold with a good exit for +$300.
Short oil gave back all but $30.

Gain so far $330 tonight BC.

I have an order in on the Bonds and will look for others but I am traveling tomorrow.

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Traded the bond this morning. Leaving in a couple of minutes so I took the 14 ticks for 437 BC.

Total today 767 - ~15 comm = $750+ after Commissions.

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I tried a short term trade on JY selling market. This was from a different signal than my normal Stop Entry. I only saw a drop of 10 ticks before ti reversed and was stopped out for -12 ticks (-150).

The Yen ended up today. I would not have triggered on longer set up stop.

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I bought the ES @2009.75 STOP and after a nice run up moved my stop up based on my newly installed MP. I am not sure it was much different than I would have without MP but it did confirm my price only placement. Stopped out for $325.

I was short the yen and got weary of the fluctuations around my entry and bought it back at for one tick loss.
I then tried a shorter term signal and sold the ES for 62.50 gain. I was very satisfied with my exit.

+ 375 for the day

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--Some not so good trades and mismanagement
My main problem was I over traded the CL after my paper profits vanished.

I bought Gold. Entry was not very good. Sold on a STOP very near the low of the session. Stopped out for ($510)
Sold the ZB-03-15. Good entry, good exit for $437 including moving my stop down and a LIMIT exit
Sold CL 02-15. Good entry but I held it too long then over traded the CL on both buy and sell side. CLnet loss ($100).

Overall for today ($173) BC

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I had a BUY on the British Pound overnight. Here it is just before the NFP. I moved the stop up to protect just before the report.



Here it is just after the report. Loss ($56)



Here is the Bond trade made after the NFP.



Good entry. I set my target based on getting back to stable pre NFP level. There was more to be harvested. Gain $375

Gain 317 for the day.

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I did not find anything for the overnight session so I decided to try some short term trades this morning.
The first two were minor winners for $90 each, then 180 loss, followed by a 90 dollar loss.

Net loss for the day (90) BC. All four trades were based on selling tHe +1 standard deviation of the daily market profile.

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I lost $567 today in a volatile day.
I had three trades based on my break out signals and several other shorter term trades. I was satisfied with all the breakout entries, but can't seem to manage the trades efficiently once I am in them. I either get out too early, or like today, give it all back. I do have more fear than greed but today decided to resist the urge to take my profits on all three trades.

I went long Crude in the day session and was 500+ up. I moved my stop to break even and I broke even.
I was short the bonds and $500 ahead and moved my stop to break even an I broke even.

I traded four other quicker trades and lost $67.
I am traveling and did not realize my short in the ES triggered late in day and I was up $300+ when I was through with he quick trades, but I ended up loosing $500 when I was stopped out.

I had a short in Gold that did not trigger. I may keep that active for the night session.

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Lost $500 on a gold trade that was not a good entry.

I have a number of SIM trades that I am trying based on the market profile I am playing with. These will be set and check back later with ATM management.

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I had three break out trades and all three triggered.

The Gold in the previous post, Crude and bonds.
I made some serious mistakes that resulted in my not getting the potential profit on the Crude. My BUY STOP was at 47.96. Unfortunately, I used a short term ATM rather than my Break out that only had 10 tick profit before the trailing stop kicked in. So all I made on trade was $90. To top it off, I proceeded to over trade after the price peaked selling and buying on price action and ended up losing an additon 120 for a total of ($30) on the Crude. I did stop trading before it became serious but I should have stopped earlier.

Then late in day my Bond SHORT triggered and I closed out on the open for three ticks.
Loss for day (436) Before commissions.

As I get some time I will try to review the sim trades I made during the day. I am trying improve my management of the trades using MP. But what I did in real time was not based on MP at all.

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Thursday, January 16I did not have i any breakout so I tried and faed at a couple of short term shorts of the bonds using MP. They did not work out well and I am down 1100 with commissions.

I need to stick to my system.
I did not trade Friday.

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...I am not very satisfied. My general trading method is to set my trades after the ETH close.

I had several setups though most were pretty far from previous day's trading. The Bonds (long) and Crude oil (short) did not trigger. CL got to within one tick on the sell side (a skirmish won).

British Pound: Trade triggered at the open and there was a small gain. I set in a little more profit when I turned off the screen and ended up with + $156.




Nat Gas: The order was placed (2.910 STOP) before the night session of the first bar shown below
This morning I had a small paper gain and moved my stop to break even. I then tried to press with another contract on sell Stop and turned a small gain into a small loss. ($80). What is clear after the fact is the lower bound on the VA (-1/2 sigma) was continuing to decrease even with the small price recovery at the 6;15/6:30 bars and should have been held with the existing stop.

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Gold: Again, the order was placed before the night session of the first bar shown.


When I looked at 5:00+, I did not have a stop or profit target in place. The trade had been up some 800+ so I set my stop near break even (where it would have been if I had use my ATM for gold) and watched as my paper profit eroded away. Again, a stop of (-)1/2 sigma would have resulted in a generous gain. As it was, net gain $40.


Comments?

Net for the day: $116 BC so about $100.

Does anyone else use a similar entry method? I would like to hear from you. Do you have a journal?

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Nothing came close to setting up.

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There were no trades over night. I tried a couple of different techniques,

I sold Bond early this AM intending to flatten before the ECB news conference. Alternated between a few ticks up and down and eventually moved my stop in tight and held on. I lost 187 after the announcement.





I shorted CL in the Early morning and though I sold a little early, I booked $640.
Then tried to reverse and go long and lost $510.




I need to work on this second entry. I am satisfied with the first two even though the Bonds lost. Not satisfied tryin g reverse the CL..

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Trading: Bonds, YM
 
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Lost (865)
Traded five contracts
GC made 290
CL lost (430) 2 separate entries.
ES lost (725) 2 separate entries

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233.73 BC

ZB 03-15 156
NG 03-15 (150)
ES 03-15 (162.5)
CL 03-15 390

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Overnight on stop sold 6E 03-15 stopped out before I got up (156)
Overnight on a stop sold CL 03-15 stopped out before I got up (260)
Overnight entry Long ZB 013-15 @ 150 11 sold at 150 22 for 344
Overnight entry Long GC @ 1284.4; sold at 1288.3 for 350

traded several ES contracts for 137.
I did better with these short entries.


Net today 415 BC.

Tomorrow I won't put my breakout trades in until morning when volume picks up at or just before the RTH.
I have potential trades on the yen (OCO), NG (OCO), Sell BP. Sell CL.
I have a second set of trades that will require another look in the morning.
Buy GC, Sell ZB.
I have a price limit in mind to BUY ES

Happy trading.

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For Jan 28 non of my trades worked.
For give me for whining but they would have worked big time the next day. I also dropped below the starting value of this account (new in September).
My ES limit was also a bust.

I have not traded the last couple of days and my set up a TST-like SIM account.

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Since my last post I traded three days

Tuesday: 1 GC for loss of (100) in what i will describe as a mistaken entry
Wednesday: +146
1 ZB for loss of (94)
1 ES (50)
3 CL 290
Friday:
4 CL for +$90 BC
My largest loss was (180)
My largest gain was 250 when I saw I was wrong and reversed.

So that is 10 contracts to net about 100. Not very efficient as commissions are 1/3 of the gross profit.

My planned traded on NFP did not trigger.
I am away a few days...

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Traded two separate CL contracts and lost 480 BC.
Attempted momentum trades.

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