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 matevisky 
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What happened to tomorrow? You never need to push it, it's only our egos that feel that way. (previous post was a duplicate, browser finger screw up)

That is correct in one side, on the other side, the following stand also: If my primary indicators are not working, that means, something big is happening on the market. Meaning I can expect bigger move, I can expect trends.

Of course the easy way is to leave it alone, and go for the next day, but you need to have battle plan for trend. So this is the way it is. This is a great example:


I can leave the day, or I can start believe more the trigger lines (because of so much other factor) and trade using their pressure power...
But, and here is the big BUT. @ratfink has right about that. If you have one good methadology, and you are trading that over and over again day by day, than it is very stupid to push a small looser day, into a huge one, just because the pattern was not worked on that day, and try to force the market to do what you think She has to do...

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Massive congratulations. So impressed with you ability to keep at it. If you don't mind, what was your progress level in your LTP when you got funded?

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Massive congratulations. So impressed with you ability to keep at it. If you don't mind, what was your progress level in your LTP when you got funded?




Here is the report (profit target was 3000USD, and I had to align to the scaling plan, meaning 2 lots trade only!), it has been closed since I have recieved a pratice account till the funding process is over. But it really doesnt matter what is my case. The point here, and it was time for me to realize as well, to prove consistency in a long run, and not to rush the things. Any time when I was trying to rush profit, or anything, it was a failure. So I was suppriesed like hell, when they let me know I have been passed the process. It was much more easier to dont expect to it, than to try to rush it. So if you are at the LTP, be happy with it, and be proud of yourself and just keep continue doing what you are doing:P

And thank you for the good words!

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Today no trade from my side. It is public holiday in Hungary, so things are crazy around. But at least I have been finished my indicator V1 version. Please keep that in mind, this is very-vey beta. I've been used a lots of code sample from @Fat Tails so all the credits for that goes to him.

The indicator is very simple, but configurable. Only showing levels which are important for me, and a logics is using my view on the market as well. But if everyone else is think it is usefull for him feel free to download.

If you are using 24/7 sessopm template, than all the data should be correct to the US indexies. Otherwise configuration will be needed.

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Today no trade from my side. It is public holiday in Hungary, so things are crazy around. But at least I have been finished my indicator V1 version. Please keep that in mind, this is very-vey beta. I've been used a lots of code sample from @Fat Tails so all the credits for that goes to him.

The indicator is very simple, but configurable. Only showing levels which are important for me, and a logics is using my view on the market as well. But if everyone else is think it is usefull for him feel free to download.

If you are using 24/7 sessopm template, than all the data should be correct to the US indexies. Otherwise configuration will be needed.

Can you explain

"you would like to spot trend extensions based on globex high low levels"

I like this idea.

How is this trend extension calculated?

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Can you explain

"you would like to spot trend extensions based on globex high low levels"

I like this idea.

How is this trend extension calculated?

Cheers,
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Based on the globex high and low:
range = globexHigh - globexLow
TrendTarget1 = globexHigh + range*0.382 (138.2 fib extension)
TrendTarget2 = globexHigh + range*0.62

Important note, I am using these numbers with a context of the time as well. Sometimes it is working sometimes it is not. But if it is working at the right time, than I dont hesitate to shoot for a countertrend.

Easy example october 10, 2014. The market was shooting up, we were very close at the TrendTarget 1 (5 ticks) at the right time 9:45 for me it is a right time, to shoot for a countertrend. But everyone is different, so I love to use it.

On the other side today is a great example, to use the opening range, to spot long term slow trend up. We were not higgint the TrendTarget1, but the open range was a great support at 9:50. Thus, it is wise, to bet on the trend, and hope the TrendTarget1 will be hit, before lunch than to expect some major range moves in the opening range...

Once again, this is my observation on the YM, it is not written in the stone, but I like to see, and read the YM when She is moving in this manner

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I did not trade yesterday. I say unforcuneatly, because I would have been really curious, how would I did it. Yesterday was a hard day, because my primary indicator was telling shit (MACD BB). The only question here, when I am starting to shift to the trigger lines, and start to see there signals, and skip the MACD BB till it is not getting back to normal manner

Lets assume I would survive the begining, and I am getting patient after the (1) area. I would give you a lots of argue ofc why should I go long in the begining, but speaking frankly, I dont know what would I have done. In one case it is a typical picture to breakout to the upside, but it is also a nice picture to get a pullback and dont care the rest of the day. The warning signs to it is not really a nice day is that the MACD BB is not truthfull. So really I dont know, but let see further
(2) The picture is clear. The price was coming back to the opening range, we are before the news (9:52) meaning 2 thing. We can take the trade, and survive the news, or we can take the trade after the news at the same location. Both way is fine, because the price was rejected on the opening range, on the trigger lines, the trend is not seems to be broken for any sec, so it is easier to jump in a slow trend at good price, than for hoping a good pullback for the next 2-3 hours
(3) this is the pullback but really, it is not looking nice, but it should be like this. The price is coming back to the previus swing high the time is perfect (around 10:30) so we have a trust up time till 11:00, 11:15.
(4) which is exactly happening. Ofc it is fouling around again, and have a peak up than the lunch time rangeing area is starting.

The key in this type of the day, what I am trying to teach myself:
- the market is moving slowly. Meaning we have to w8 for good price, but not for great. We will not get deep pullback, only swallow, so dont expect more
- if you are in with a good price wait.

The otherside of the story, if the price is starting to move quickly because of any reason, I can always go back to trade MACD BB, and get some money back...

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It is another great example, to being patient with the trades, and using only few level to consider taking trades.

Whith simply using the opening range as a resistence all morning would be a great play. But if you would like to play it big, and you have a strong believe the market will drop down, and trend out from the globex range, you can have some nice target, simply using the fib extensions of the globex range.

I know I know, I am pretty sure, those levels make sense, from other analysis as well (other daily highs lows, value areas etc...) but the key here is simplicity

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Ah, finally, really I was chasing this moment, and feeling long time back. It was to good to be true, having always making the good decisions. It is needed to be like this. This is friday, rainy afternoon. I was hop in to trading into my room. It is a pratice account, but I was planing to do real pratice, to observ my feeling under condiation which not shoudl happen during live trading:
- family at home, next room, watching TV
- I was jump in to the squawk radio instead of listening my usual soundtrack. I was interested in what is happening there, but it I will skip it. Too many information, what I do not observe. The music is great
- I am sick. I have fever

So you can guess the outcome. I missed every opportunity what is usally take, and I shot every opportunity what I am not usualy doing. Meaning huge overtrade, in the market condition what I love: market was moving.


I made 1 screenshot to scare everyone out (no worry it is pratice account, it is for pratice - and FINALLY I HAVE RUSSEL DATAFEED. I was thinking on that for going russel today, but not... (it would have been easier I can tell)

And I made one screenshot, just to show you what I am doing if I started to feel not having right. So if the market is moving, and I am getting to faked out by the levels, or by the 144tick indicator, I simply going up to 233tick, or 440 tick. Unforcuneatly I am not able to demonstrate this pratice with my live trading now but as you can see it would have working with charm


So not too many thing to say. It was a great day, to finally have a big looser on my side. If it would have been a live trade most probably I would have closed it after +20 tick and call it a day, simply because it is friday, and other things. But pratice is for learning and not for giving excuses.

One more comment, about the condition. I dont know why (is it the illnes or what...) I've missed the 2 green box trade. Those are the trade what you HAVE to take, to do not get the situation to overtrade the market like I did. Those are the levels, the times, the things, what I do trade. Not today. Luckely on pratice...

I go do some more and more rest, and getting back in good shape next week.

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Matevisky,

I was hoping you could provide an overview of your trading costs, if you have time.

For example,
Monthly charting fees (NinjaTrader)
Monthly data fees (Does TST provide data for you?)
Commissions

Thanks as always,
Turismo

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Bigger the move, the market clarity is more stronger. Based on my home made rules, I have some guess, what the market will do. I have preset levels for trends, and ranges. I never know what is coming ofcourse, but I do know the times, when to look forward for the signals.

Today was superclear:
1. I did this trade, and make me happy. Big big opening range, short pullback till 9:45
2. Shooting back, news are coming, pause the market a bit
3. Funny pullback after the news. It has been stopped, right on the market opening range. So it could go up, or go down. We are after the news 10:02 so it is a perfect time to bet on go up (if it is goes down, the GAP is so huge, we will have time and space to entry anyway)
4. Perfect place to get profit. We are at the globex High-Low fib extension (1.38). This place loved to trade by the pit traders. So if it would have been touched I would have love the short as well
5. Oke, we were trending forward. Decision point again. Is it going to be a trend day, or a normal reversal day? Based on statistics 4:1 favoring a normal revarsal day. So picture favoring the short, but only after lunch (during lunch there is no need to take the trade)
6. Ups we are at the opening range again. Time to find longs. No reason to find shorts. On the double bottom area the picture has more and more clarity...


Speaking frankly it is so much easier to trade when it is moving, than when it is not. Ofc I did take only the first trade, but I would have traded like this. And even if I am getting wrong 1-2 times during the right time and positions, I still would have a lots of great opportunity to get it back

first of all, i would like to say congratulations for your job!!
and my little question is, how many minutes your OR is? or is Opening Swing?

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Sorry guys. Friday night it have been turned out the little sickness was more than I thought. High fever, and other not too good things. I am getting better, but important rule. Dont trade if you are sick. I was checking my friday pratice log, and oh man... I was in slow-mo really...

So. Some update:
- I had experience some issue with my indicator (it is forget the default settings, and other things which has to be corrected.). I will check it if I will get better.
- @alejo : It is open range, and only the 1st minute. I was reading about this concept in this book: Wiley: Pivots, Patterns, and Intraday Swing Trades: Derivatives Analysis with the E-mini and Russell Futures Contracts, + Website - M. William Scheier . There are many concept in the book, but I really dont want to overcomplicated my tradings. so I am trying to shoot from many to less levels, which make sense for me. the 1st minute range, and the Kill the Killroy concept makes a lots of sense. Ofc no holy grail. Sometimes working sometimes not. But putting together the pieces, it is harmonize with my view on the market
- @TurismoTek : I've bought ninja long time back, so It was one time license fee (900USD as I remember). The fee at Topstep 1.84/contract/action. The datafeed fee is 84USD/month if you are getting funded as far as I know
- The live account at topstep is on the way. Till I am trying to get myself into better shape. I was not running more than 5 days, so get to back into real business...

I am coming with more, stay tuned! If you have any question pls don't hesitate to ask, and sorry for the delay!

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I am doing some tasks to get fully prepared for going live with Topsteps:
- I was oke to do running, so I have been started ever. First thing to do after the kids dropoff at the kindergarden
- I am trying to find a solution for a good VPS. I was testing speedyserver, but I have 140-160ms ping time, to see my charts, and because I am doing quick entries, it seems a bit laggy. Right now I am trying the swvps with London location, which should be less laggy with the remote dekstop, we will see. The main reason here even if I am do using OCO execution, would be better to stay the trading station separated with my home enviroment
- Also I used to use laptop with external monitor to my trading, now I am trying to setup my iMac with an external monitor to use as a trading client. I am having some issues, to put up windows enviroment, I know I know remote desktop has mac client, but still I need secondary connection, and I dont like the parallel desktop solution
- Also I am continue my journey to read books about trading, mainly around trading psychology.

So far so good, will let you know about the status, and shoot some pic around my desk

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No trade today. Hate to say, but I am trying to do some miracle on my imac 2011 mid model. The issue is the following: the DVD rom is not working on the mac, so guess what, it is almost impossible to force him to install windows with bootcamp. I am trying I am trying, but I have a strong believe I will fail.

I made the bootcamp enabled to allow me to create USB stick, but on the bootcamp menu during the restart I dont see the USB as a bootable device. I am really pissed off. Now I am trying to make some spell on the SSD drive of the iMac, but I dont know... I have the feeling, it will be not as easy as I thought.

The good news is that, if it will not work, I can still try the remote dekstop connection under the iMac OSX, but it would be really better to use windows... aragh... It was a long time ago when I had issues like this...

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I made the bootcamp enabled to allow me to create USB stick, but on the bootcamp menu during the restart I dont see the USB as a bootable device. I am really pissed off. Now I am trying to make some spell on the SSD drive of the iMac, but I dont know... I have the feeling, it will be not as easy as I thought.

Hi matevisky

maybe better to have a partition on the normal drive.. install windows there.
Then restart and tell the system to start from the partition.
USB sticks are only helpful when restart OSX and make some work on the main drive
with it...
just my 2 cents
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Hi matevisky

maybe better to have a partition on the normal drive.. install windows there.
Then restart and tell the system to start from the partition.
USB sticks are only helpful when restart OSX and make some work on the main drive
with it...
just my 2 cents
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Yip, I am trying these kind of workarounds: save windows partition from elsewhere, and put it on the harddrive, make a harddrive partition as a windows install etc... I am trying. The issue here as you said, the old iMac model firmware (bootmanager EFI 1.9) really doesnt like to see the USB external drive as an install, how hard I am try to force him to do

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The issue here as you said, the old iMac model firmware (bootmanager EFI 1.9) really doesnt like to see the USB external drive as an install, how hard I am try to force him to do

I know about it - this is why I mentioned to make a partition to omit USB system question....

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I know about it - this is why I mentioned to make a partition to omit USB system question....

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Oke oke... Issue is there, to with bootcamp you are not able to select an internal drive to make the USB stick, only external drives. So... I am trying to copy the USB content to my internal partition, and see, what is going to happen... finger crossed... second option is still to copy windows to ssd... Hell... sometimes I hate apple...

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Little update.

I was not able to force, or find any hint how to make bootable any partiotion with FAT32 under efi, so I am not able to boot any windows system/install on iMac.
Now one of my friend gave me an external DVD drive, and we made a Windows 7 DVD. Everything was fine, the DVD was readable under osx, I have been started the bootcamp process, restarted the computer, than THAN, the external DVD was doing funny noises and ejected the DVD?!?!?!?!?!!!!! WHAT??? WHY?????? oh tell me why????

Now I am burning the DVD under iMac OSX, maybe it will help him to understand, sooner or later, there will be a MICROSOFT system on you, and you have to accept that fact! Or I will sell it.

Sorry for the offtopic

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instead of booting direct to windows with bootcamp, why not just create a virtual machine and run it there?

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Steve Jobs and the iMac won. I was not able to force him to love windows. It is really a shame, but even with an external DVD drive the process was not working, as I told after the restart (even if I had use the osx to burn the DVD with disk utility) the disc was ejected by the EFI during the restart process. I have never seen such a character before who is deniened windows so hard.
So what now you can ask. Go back to ground zero. My experiment with London VPS provider called swvps.com, and another one from Hungary was not successfull. They were not able to provide me a single VPS computer in 5 days. It is not acceptable, because my primary reason is to use VPS, is the 99% uptime and the support. So I am going back to @sam028, and he made me a medium VPS at NJ in 5 hours. It is up and running and working.
So what I am testing right now, is the usage of the remoteApp (on OSX microsoft called it like this) and the multi monitor support. In old forumes it seems remote dekstop support only 2 monitor with 4096*2048 resolution maximum, but in this year microsot made an update so they are supporting up to 16 monitor over remote dekstop, which is sounds to be cool. With a helping of @sam028 partner - who is also using Machintos for trading with multiple monitor, finally I was able to setup my monitors, it is looking good and great, we will see the rest today.
@Thegunshow : The issue here is what are I am doing it, and why I am doing it. Yes there are several virtualization under mac: paralles, vmware etc. The issue here is always the speed of the GUI, and the point of failure. If I am using a VPS, and an iMac, with parallels, with remote desktop than 3 things could go wrong: VPS, iMac, Parallels. So I would like to avoid as many unnecessery layer as I can, and make a secondary option to everything. So right now, if this solution is working here is mine:
- I have a VPS @NJ with full ninja install, at a great service provider @sam028 : https://www.speedytradingservers.com/18-months-uptime )
- I have 2 totally different type of internet connection in house: 1 wire, and 1 mobil LTE.
- I have 1 iMac to connect remotely to to VPS
- and I have 1 laptop with windows to use ninja if something goes wrong with the VPS, or connect with remotedekstop if something goes wrong with the iMac

I believe as a start I have doubled all the error which could accure during trading, and play it totally responsible and safe. And before anyone ask, no I dont have mobil app for trading, I am not trading over mobil or tablet. Remote dekstop could work over there, but once thing is managing a robot over mobil, and another thing to do trading...

So picture will come hopefully today

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Hmm, I saw a Rithmic data feed somewhere on your charts, so why a VPS in NJ and not in Chicago?
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Hmm, I saw a Rithmic data feed somewhere on your charts, so why a VPS in NJ and not in Chicago?
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Simple. Based on the IP what u have gave me, my ping fron Budapest, Hungary to NJ is better than to Chicago. Because I am not using it to running robots, than it is not a primary issue, and it is much better ping than it was from Hungary anyway

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I am still a big fun of less is more methadology, meaning use as less important levels, or indicators, and find trades there instead of overtrade anything. I have done my own indicator development, and I am still considering it to keep it continue, but for the easier sake, I have been started to build up my workspace from @Fat Tails work. Many cases it is working like charm, in some other cases, I have not find a proper indicator (example: Keltner channel unforcuneatly I was not able to find the same settings to show mine version of the keltner channel). I did find check the update

So here is the free indicator list:
- anaTriggerLines :using default parameter settings
- anaOpeningRange : using with my session template settings to show only the 1m opening range makes a lots of sense as you can see
- anaIBRangeBands : it is tricky. I have been selected the first session template as opening range 9:30 hour, meaning the globex range will be highlighted as you can see. With this, the band paramaters are 0,382; 0,62; 1, and it will be nice trend target zones
- anaMacdBBLines ( @Itchymoku you were asking me about this) : I am using the default parameter settings, and it is identical my old one. So it is simplier, and nicer
UPDATE
- KeltnerChannelEMA : default parameters (this is a basic ninjatrader indicator) for the keltner channel what I am using

For reading the charts and see what you have to see is a different story but if you considering to take trades only at these levels, with a strong oscilator or price action comfirmation, than as you can see you could be hardly in a big trouble


Otherwise I am still doing the workstation setup at @sam028 ( https://www.speedytradingservers.com/ ). I dont know did you know that or not, but the new version of remote dekstop is supporting 16 monitors connection at the same time (the old one was only supporting 2 monitors). So if you were having bad feelings about remote desktop because you have been used many monitor, than this is the time to consider the change Resolution and Scaling Level Updates in RDP 8.1 - Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) Team Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs @sam028 should about the FAQ about this manner:P

ooo What else... We are still doing the paperwork with Topstep, I will have an interview with them tomorrow on Squawk radio, so stay tuned, hope my english will be oke and understandable for everyone...

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ooo What else... We are still doing the paperwork with Topstep, I will have an interview with them tomorrow on Squawk radio, so stay tuned, hope my english will be oke and understandable for everyone...

I'll be sure to catch it.

By the way, I'm curious about the paperwork with TsT. I've noticed that it seems to take at least 2 weeks for them to get a trading account set up for their new traders. Can you tell us what's involved and why it takes this long, as far as you know? (I'm not trying to find out anything confidential or that is none of my business, to be clear.... Just whatever you are willing to discuss.)

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I'll be sure to catch it.

By the way, I'm curious about the paperwork with TsT. I've noticed that it seems to take at least 2 weeks for them to get a trading account set up for their new traders. Can you tell us what's involved and why it takes this long, as far as you know? (I'm not trying to find out anything confidential or that is none of my business, to be clear.... Just whatever you are willing to discuss.)

Bob.

Paperwork means they are doing business at xxx company. So what the process is:
- get contacted with the scout team. Agree with the final trading plan (which instrument, when, how to scale, when to close etc)
- getting more familiar with eachother, get it done all the agreed stuff on the website/google forms and moving forward to the contract
- Make a contract you and between TopStep firm. Get it signed (you, and topsteptrader)
- Make a contract between their trading firm and you, to create a new account for you as a trader, and they are going to be the account holder. Get it signed (you, topsteptrader, trading firm xxx)
- Send the usual papers, and form, like identification cards, numbers, proof of address bla bla bla
<I am at this point right now>
- Who knows what is coming next?

All the process are quite quick I have to say. Really no kidding. @TopstepTrader using adobe echosign so the printout is minimal (I did not printed out anything yet) and it is convinient. But because of the many parties this is what it is. There are some lagging time as always but they are really doing it in a very professional manner.

update:
added 2 more important step

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Still not there yet, but here is the sneak peak. All the things (detailed info later) What we were talking about:
- iMac with OS X + remoteApp + speedytradingserver connection with ninja
- backup macbook Pro with windows
- 2 monitor still setting up the workspace...

More is coming, but I am not progressing as fast (maybe lazy) as I should. Or simply just enjoying the moment to do one task after another...

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I am testing the VPS.
- I've setup ninja to go flat before end of the day. (today before the FED news)
- Did some quick trade, doesn't really worked anything, but the point was to test, the environment not to make money
- Did make some ATM, trailing stops etc...

So right now I have been disconnected from the server, and check out what happen. Have to leave anyway, but great time for testing. Good to have a practice account, to do live-testing like this... Lots of running is coming - some window manager program (I love win split) to organize windows, but I am almost there

Speedy server working great, and the iMac also...

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Yes, we are getting there:P...

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The @TopstepTrader process is going on the way, I am in a very good hand : Erika is giving me a great support to have everything ready, so not too much to say about it.

You would listen the interview with them yesterday on the Squawk radio, but they didnt posted the recording yet : [yt]https://www.youtube.com/user/TsTSquawkRadio/videos[/yt] , if they will, I made some comment about it, to have a clear and better understanding

My VPS server is up and running at @sam028 . I had to upgrade it to Large server, because of the many-many chart what I am do using. In case of robots and automated systems medium is more than enough, but over 20 chart window, and big screens, the medium one was weak. Every test was successfull after this. I have ninjaroutin which goes autmatically flat at end of the day, have some very wide range trailing stop ATM in case of disconnection for bigger runs. So seems to be great

But today I was not in the mood to trade either. The main focus was to get ready to going live, which is there, but I had this feeling I have to do something. So I grabbed @Fat Tails MacdBBLines indicator and made some really easy logic changing, which is harmonizing my view on the market. Here is 2 screenshot how it looks like now. AMAZING




I have been implemented a very complex NO CHOP logic also as you can see on the second one Hehe:P 1 hours of coding, but makes me proud, to have it... Keeps me out of trouble:P I will do more coding on it, but only on the weekend.

See you later

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The @TopstepTrader process is going on the way, I am in a very good hand : Erika is giving me a great support to have everything ready, so not too much to say about it.

You would listen the interview with them yesterday on the Squawk radio, but they didnt posted the recording yet : [yt]https://www.youtube.com/user/TsTSquawkRadio/videos[/yt] , if they will, I made some comment about it, to have a clear and better understanding

My VPS server is up and running at @sam028 . I had to upgrade it to Large server, because of the many-many chart what I am do using. In case of robots and automated systems medium is more than enough, but over 20 chart window, and big screens, the medium one was weak. Every test was successfull after this. I have ninjaroutin which goes autmatically flat at end of the day, have some very wide range trailing stop ATM in case of disconnection for bigger runs. So seems to be great

But today I was not in the mood to trade either. The main focus was to get ready to going live, which is there, but I had this feeling I have to do something. So I grabbed @Fat Tails MacdBBLines indicator and made some really easy logic changing, which is harmonizing my view on the market. Here is 2 screenshot how it looks like now. AMAZING




I have been implemented a very complex NO CHOP logic also as you can see on the second one Hehe:P 1 hours of coding, but makes me proud, to have it... Keeps me out of trouble:P I will do more coding on it, but only on the weekend.

See you later

@matevisky, just started following your journal. Very nice. Any chance you will share your enhancements to the MACDbblines indicator when you are done? It is a great little indicator. Thanks.

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@matevisky, just started following your journal. Very nice. Any chance you will share your enhancements to the MACDbblines indicator when you are done? It is a great little indicator. Thanks.


I will do it on the weekend but do not overthink. I have just put a filter into it meaning: it is generating the signal only after a significant up or down MACDBB move. So no holy grail here. You still have to good understanding which level you should take the trade when do not take it into news time etc.
but it is looks nice so I will do the uploading

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Oke, I am ready with the first version. I will not upload this to the download section, because it is really nothing just a simple simplification to my taste of trading. If somebody will like it could download it, there is no big logic behind it only after some bar the indicator validating the current trend, or pricemove so could trigger counter move, or could highlight trend signals should be in the main focus.

Here is a quick screenshot, but you will see more in my journal. As you know me, I like to trade few level, good timestamp, and nice picture. The indicator is not main and automatic entry!
Edit: The indicator is calculating on real time, not on bar close, because of other reasons. It should work like this perfectly!


Please be advice, the original indicator is this from @Fat Tails
There is a lots of good feature in that one what I have been deleted from this one, like bar painting, crossover and other sound alerts etc...

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Weekend is great, I am looking forward what is coming next. Here is some challanges:
- Winter is coming, need willpower to maintain my daily runing plan (5KM/trading day)
- I am learning more and more about ninja programing. It is a good pratice to have it, I would like to keep maintain it. My new indicator which is ploting the level, in a much better way is coming. Lots of learning from @Fat Tails indicator base, so anyone who is interesting to starting to do it, do not pay to anyone, just use these indicators as a reference. Thank you for sharing!
- Need to get back the usual routine to listen more audiobooks about trading. I have been skiped this part lately, have to get it back
- I also would like to keep maintain this journal, it is a great reference, to see clarity not only for me but for others as well.
- And ofc I would like to achive senior trader status in this year

So more is coming stay tuned. The only thing what I am thinking of is to create vlogs as well, but still I dont feel get prepaired for that. Maybe if I will have the senior trader status I will reconsider. Speaking frankly I really dont know is anyone would be interested it about. I have checked a lots of other journal and there are many great stuff out there. My view is on the market is much more simplier, and to learn the details I am really not to guy to teach it. I can only highlight where would I consider to take trades, and when... hm... We will see... And ofc my english is an issue as well... ah never mind, I am not there yet to be a vlogger I guess

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Here are some reasons why people are interested in your journal.

You dont try and impress anyone to satisfy your ego.

You are open and honest about things you do right and things you do that may not be right.

You follow a simple and clear logic.

Your charts are simple and clear also, with only the information needed for your decisions.

Your willingness to share your ideas, which does require alot of extra work.


These are some of the reasons I find your journal appealing. Great work and I wish you much success at Topstep.

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Here are some reasons why people are interested in your journal.

You dont try and impress anyone to satisfy your ego.

You are open and honest about things you do right and things you do that may not be right.

You follow a simple and clear logic.

Your charts are simple and clear also, with only the information needed for your decisions.

Your willingness to share your ideas, which does require alot of extra work.


These are some of the reasons I find your journal appealing. Great work and I wish you much success at Topstep.

sincerely,
Shane

Thank you for the kind word, but speaking frankly the most easiest way to being positiv and honest if you are on the right track! And as always biggest challange is to know that how to get it back, hopes it helps a lot of folks to see this. As my mother used to say when I was a little kid, dont make big trouble from small one
And thank you guys all the support silent reads etc... It keeps me happy to share, and help. As I told it before the main reson for me to start trading to be a better person and know my self better, so the best help for me to do it better, to make my life better (and not vica-versa). And one of the way to make your life better is to share thoughts other who believes that it is a value for them. So thank you again!

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@shanemcdonald28 got me thinking, so I made a quick list. Thing to share with you over trading, and daily stuff related to trading. Not necesserly with this order, and ofc there will be more to add, but here is a quick one to sneak peak:
about gambling
about time to develop - measiring the time for avrage win
about runing
about family and wife
about spiderman and heroes
about podcast to listen
about audible to listen
about my old work

And an offtopic one. I am making the indicator about my levels. It would be very easy but it is not. Not because of the calculation, but because of the bug of Ninjatrader. Based on the help from @Fat Tails there is a Ninja bug to shot the lines, rectangels etc, thus all the drawing section is better to be rewrite. Oke I am not able to do that, but luckely there is a lots of exampel from Harry's work what I can use it for free and reshare it. So here is a sneak peak where I am right now. It is nothing, but the logic is written in lowlevel coding with a Plot function override, and not based on Ninja's function (DrawLine, DrawRectangle etc...)

Hopefully it will be ready in this week!

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Looks good so far !

I cant help you with C#

I use powerlanguage.


Eventually, with your ability to organize your logic, you should be able to automate it nicely !

Good stuff, and looking forward to the additional thoughts you have !

sincerely,
Shane

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here is a photo of my nephew from Germany. He reminds me of you !

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here is a photo of my nephew from Germany. He reminds me of you !

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I made some comment on this thread recently ( ), which makes me remind to write this post. So here is my confession list:
- In the begining I paid hungarian company to teach me forex (profit.hu - onsite training). My journy has begin here, it was a great overview at least to getting better understanding about the market. After this I was taking only online trainings and materials
- I paid for this guy also to teach me forex : Forex Currency Trading coach -Learn to trade the Forex Market . Ooo... I dont want to make any review about it, because I have never used it, only for a few hours. I didnt like it all, maybe forex is not my thing
- I paid for Horst ( ). For me it was usefull, but have to highlight the fact before my decision I have been checked out all his youtube, reviews here in bigmike etc. So I was a good understand what will I get.

You could say that I was done. But no not. I was keep searching for more and more and more, because of my failure to handle hard days, and I was trying to find something to avoid the loosers. So
- I paid for futures.io (formerly BMT) elit membership. Great thing
- I paid for this: . The best stuff was here is the trading room, and all the educational video what the guy was doing in the trading room. Really. I was doing a lots of system development during these days over and over again, excels, R ratio calculation, signals timeframes, etc... Lots of stuff. I really wanted to love flux, but for me at the end it was just a random signal generator service. You can always find a good trade around it, if you understand the market, but if you do, you will find the trade anyway. My view only! I do believe it could help others
- I paid for this: https://sniperscalping.com . They have been promised great education. I have learnt from them the globex extension lines. That is all. More than enough
- I paid for the scalping version: How to Trade Forex and FuturesHow to Trade Forex and Futures | Learning how to day trade can be challenging, but we design simple methods and continued education to make day trading easier. . Not too much to add. Scalping like this is not my thing.

Rooms what I have been tried
- [yt]https://www.youtube.com/user/viewmytrades[/yt] . Hm. Free trial. Do not remember too much. The guy was a great speaker, but he called his traded in advance. Easy to follow
- Live emini Trading Room - EminiVolumeTrader . I did not like the guy style. Quick trades not really designed to be followed. Free trial
- . Like the room moderator Rick very much.

So long road to get here, but I do believe it was worthy every penny. I have learnt in every corner a piece of new information, and I was getting more confident and confident about the fact:
- THERE IS NO HOLY GRAIL

Noone will be always right, and there is no people out there who could you make you successfull if you are not working on yourself. Funny fact is that I have spoken with a lots of educator/mentor about the success rate (meaning make a successfull trader from a student): 20% . I can believe that. Really. And do you know what I believe 20% is a huge number, what I dont believe is somebody is claming more on this number.

Knowing this fact, there will be always 80% not so successfull candidate, and the failure could be many reason. It could be the mentor, yes. It could be the candidate, even if he is paying a lots of money. And it could be the system also. Even if the candidate is good, and the mentor is great, maybe that is not the right system for him. Who knows?

My point is I thought that learn to trade will be easy. Now I know 2 thing:
- It is fcking hard
- And thank god it is fcking hard, it gives the good trader an edge to be a winner!

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Still paperwork going on, still waiting. Till that time I am doing the programing, and checking the market every day. I do not trade it, only for testing purposes on the VPS. Almost every trade what I took was a looser other side of the story I was concentrating to working everything fine and be tested, and not to take good trades.

Anyhow. Today was tricky. Typical monday. The key for me is the following (I was not checking the big picture only concentrating the day):
- There is 1 news only. So it could be a mover, or not. You can never know, but bigger news coming so it could be easy one. Once again, I was not checking the big picture
- Oke, but lets see. The news is on globex. So best play here is to bet on the rangebound day. Not saying it could something else, but you need a plan rigth?

So if it is rangebound, then you are trying to fade your levels, with a nice priceaction.

1. After market open a huge trust up, but premarket we already have this, so all oscilator says it is only a divergency. Good potential short at my favorite timestamp: :32-:33. The target for me on this monday morning would be 25 tick till the red line
2. I am considering 9:00 as a news time, even if it is no news. So no trade before 9:00 and after. But good location again Spike up to the opening range, quick one, but this is what it is, short at :03. Good timestamp, nice position, room to go down till the globex low.
3 - 4. Mission almost done at 9:30, good long position, failed but working at 10:00 (4.) same setup, better price big divergency on every oscilator I guess.
5. Good move up. We are after lunch, we killed the killroy, all swinger stoploss has been killed, ready to go short. Failed
6. Last time to go short. If it is failing than we will have a trend breakout. We did not, nice move back...

The market was quick, but not to hard to read, if you do believe it is going to be ranging, and it is.

The most important lesson for me here is to have a plan and keep it up till it is not failing. It will greatly increase your successrate on every trade. As you can see less level is working nice also. Not too much trade, but not superhard to to find these ones...

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I cant sleep, so I was working on my indicator. Random day, trend up comfirmation. Globex levels hit one by one, than turned back at the last one. Amazing How accurate this thing... Hehe haha... But enough of talking, just kidding ofcourse. The levels only guildlines, there are lots of other and better way to measure these kind of moves, but it is easier for me.

So the indicator is 1 indicator from InitialBalance, and OpeningRange. It is using 1 24/7 session template. You have to setup the globex time. So it is totally my taste, no room for configure like in anaIndicator set with different session for the given day.

Only one thing is missing, to plot the prev day close price, and the current day open price, and also plot new highs and lows. And it is ready for download... Hope the best to get it done for tomorrow. And thx for Harry, to sharing his codes on the futures.io (formerly BMT) forum. Without it, it would have been impossible for me to do this

Goood nigh, hope I am tired enough to sleep.
I plotted 1 trade, only for fun: 9:03 Initial Balance retest, signal to go from the other indicator, and shoot for the stars 200 ticks. The good part is for trend lovers, every indicator shows trend I am pretty sure about it, but to catch the low InitialBalance (yellow shaded area) is a great help, or great place to enter isnt it?

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Waiting is not my thing, I have to tell. Oke I am doing well to do something. I am programing. I really love it, no issue at all, but all time I am trying to sit down next to the market at least to do something on my pratice account. But there is no stake at all, no rush nothing. I am doing loosers trade only. No stake no play to game. I am really not able to rush myself to take it seriusly. Luckely I am doing all the other thing right. Running, after market analysis, checking videos, listening squawk radio shows from the past. Really great. But I am not able to put myself into the position to trade.

I was thinking about why is that. Maybe this is because of gambling. Anyhow here is the story, hope a good one, and hope it will helps other. I was down, and I didn't know what to do. So I went for a therapy. We are in hungary, so it is almost impossible to find any good shrink for trading. At least I dont know any. So I have choosen one. He was good, he was asking a lots of good question, and here is one of his best:
David, the shrink: Mate, if I right you do love analyse the market right?
Mate: Yes. I love to do it. I can do it over and over again, I love to see it from different perspective, and going over and over again. I dont have problem to put numbers into excel, but I dont like to overcomplicated even.
David: Oke, and you do love to trade as well right? Pulling the trigger, and other stuff.
Mate: Yip. I love to see how my view is playing out
David: Even if it is not the right time to enter the trade?
Mate: ooo, ... yes...
David: So you do know you are most probably going to loose, but you let it go just to play against the odds...
Mate: hm... maybe yes why?
David: Oke. I see. Imagine this. You are going to go to the casino tomorrow
Mate: I dont want to. I used to do that I dont want to do it anymore. I dont have any edge there
David: Oke for the role-play sake, lets imagine. You go to the casino. You have 300USD, and you have to sit down next to the rulett table
Mate: I dont have to sit down to lost all of my money in 2 rounds. 300USD is nothing, no need for sitting
David: Mate... take it seriusly! and listen
Mate: Oke okeee...
David: You can play only 1 USD in every turn. no more and no less.
Mate: ??!!!
David: And you have to loose all of your money
Mate: Hm that is fucking boring...!
David: Just like trading!

Really. The best what you can do during trading is to get bored!
(more is coming if you did like it!)

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Hi Mate,

Great news, we just received an account number for you. Now, we're in the process of creating your username and password so you'll be able to access the account. This should only take 1-2 days.

Best,

Erika @TopstepTrader

THANK YOU this is how we roll....!

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Weekend is great, I am looking forward what is coming next. Here is some challanges:
- Winter is coming, need willpower to maintain my daily runing plan (5KM/trading day)
- I am learning more and more about ninja programing. It is a good pratice to have it, I would like to keep maintain it. My new indicator which is ploting the level, in a much better way is coming. Lots of learning from @Fat Tails indicator base, so anyone who is interesting to starting to do it, do not pay to anyone, just use these indicators as a reference. Thank you for sharing!
- Need to get back the usual routine to listen more audiobooks about trading. I have been skiped this part lately, have to get it back
- I also would like to keep maintain this journal, it is a great reference, to see clarity not only for me but for others as well.
- And ofc I would like to achive senior trader status in this year

So more is coming stay tuned. The only thing what I am thinking of is to create vlogs as well, but still I dont feel get prepaired for that. Maybe if I will have the senior trader status I will reconsider. Speaking frankly I really dont know is anyone would be interested it about. I have checked a lots of other journal and there are many great stuff out there. My view is on the market is much more simplier, and to learn the details I am really not to guy to teach it. I can only highlight where would I consider to take trades, and when... hm... We will see... And ofc my english is an issue as well... ah never mind, I am not there yet to be a vlogger I guess


how you can reach there?

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how you can reach there?

I believe it is very hard to reach there. I am how I can imagine that, it is not easy. I am watching videos from other folks, lots of guys were here as well on futures.io (formerly BMT), than they have been moved on, and lots of guys out from this forum. The question is always why you are doing it?

In one hand which is always so true, it helps learning. In a lots of way, and more way to interact with people more possibility to learn. So this is fine and oke. But on the other hand you are taking more and more responsability where others fails hard. As I said it before it is so easy to being honest and transparent when you are doing fine, and not so easy, when you are not. So I believe the real question is always that, can I take a responsability to do it or not? Can I promise that I will be always as transparent and honest as I can, even if I failing.

I do know that the journal is mainly for you, but along the road, sharing more and more stuff, you are getting attached to give something to others. And here is the second challange. Your view never going to fit for everyone, and not only for everyone, but it will resonate only a few folks at the end. And this is fine and this is oke. This is a way it is. The problem is that, more to share, more to fight for. It could happen to someone else start to challange you, and starting unnecessery fight. You are not transparent, you are not doing what you are sharing etc... So you are making another front-line for your self. And not because you do think you always right, not because you do think you are always doing the right thing. Hell no, you are human.

But in reality - and I wanted to write a longer thread about it - you are more and more becoming a hero. Like spiderman one of my favorite. So if you are doing good, if you are sharing your stuff, your trades over and over again, and you are beiting the market over and over again, you are starting looks like some kind of hero. Which is coming with great responsability, and more and more fight. Simply because there will be always lovers and haters. And more successfull you are there will be more way to attack and challange you.

And as I told. I have seen this process here and elsewhere also. And do not get it wrong. The is no right or wrong, there is no good and evil. It is not a comic book. It is not a film, when you can rewind it, and state that. He was right. This is life. We are human. We are living in our world, we are doing our stuff, which could be observ in a very different way from outside. Meaning there is a stupidness to decied who is right or who is wrong, because there is no way to do that. But human nature is like this. If something is not going on right, or some way you dont like the other people, you would like to get up the fight, and you would like to prove yourself over him, to show, you were right he was wrong.

So coming back to your question. I am not even there to say that I am a good trader. I am on that state when I can say that I am getting a better trader every day, and I do love this process. So along this feeling, right now I am not looking from any challange like this. And yes, maybe I do overthink the process, the title etc. But I do know myself. I do know that I love to share my thoughts, and sometimes it is usefull for others, thus It would be a bigger responsability to me, what for I am not ready yet.

Sorry for the choppy thinking, it is in the morning, and I am really not that kind of the guy who is writing and correcting his stuff for hours...

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That was a nice post!

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That was a nice post!

"With great power comes great responsibility."

Seconded.

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Yes, that was very well said.

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Correct reference

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I hate quotes. Do not get it wrong I do not hate it for real, I simply just hate it how we use it sometimes. Best analog for quotes for me is a @Big Mike challange. Could you guess which one?
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Think
...
No an older one
...
Think more...
...
No
...


Yip... That is the one. Easy pratice for the morning. Read 3 quotes from your favorite site/books/journal what so ever. Write it down. Read it in every hour, and you will find it very usefull during the day. I can promise that!

Hope you can feel it. That's why I hate them. A thing which is very usefull, and very wise and very seldom to SAY. Not to do to SAY. If it would be easy to do it, than it would not be a quote man. Wake up, and do something.

And here comes the second part of the story. Accept that you are human. Accept that, you can fail sometime, you are not able to do it every time every thing in a right way. Accept that sometimes you are lying, and you are a horrible person, which remember yourself. Hey you are a human. Hey you can change on that, hey, you can say sorry! At the end at least we are all humans.

And if you really think than this is what makes a difference. So yes. I am human, and I can do bad thing. Forcuneatly I am not afraid to say sorry, and I am not afraid to mean it. No further point, because right now no need to say sorry. I was just jogging as usual, and great things comes to mind when I am jogging:

Winter is coming, I am running less, which is bad. So if you are a runner/jogger add me on runkeeper : mergodon . I would like to get motivated!

PS: No offense to all. We are different!!! and this is the way it is!

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No trade today still. W8 for the username and password. I am posting the chart, without any comment. You can do the math.

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how is the process or requirements?
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how is the process or requirements?
thanks

No live trading account yet If it will I will let you know, till that doing nothing... submiting, post about my life, thinking, view of the market etc, doing healty things and waiting to be ready the paperwork part

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No live trading account yet If it will I will let you know, till that doing nothing... submiting, post about my life, thinking, view of the market etc, doing healty things and waiting to be ready the paperwork part

sorry i did not explain myself correctly
i was asking about how is the process to reach to senior

and i think is better for you trade in sim thinking is real to warm up

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sorry i did not explain myself correctly
i was asking about how is the process to reach to senior

and i think is better for you trade in sim thinking is real to warm up

After 3000USD profit I will be senior. Details here (50% of the original goal):
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And all the process is done. I have a live funded account. Thank you for Erika great contribution from @TopstepTrader we are there... See you tomorrow, with live trades!

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After 3000USD profit I will be senior. Details here (50% of the original goal):
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And all the process is done. I have a live funded account. Thank you for Erika great contribution from @TopstepTrader we are there... See you tomorrow, with live trades!

You did it just in time for the new profit split!

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Congrats.

Just check with them if you are allowed to post the live trades. @xelaar was saying that he had signed a NDA to the effect that no live trade details must be shared so you could check with him about that; of course, best is to get it from the horse's mouth and clarify with @TopstepTrader.


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Congrats.

Just check with them if you are allowed to post the live trades. @xelaar was saying that he had signed a NDA to the effect that no live trade details must be shared so you could check with him about that; of course, best is to get it from the horse's mouth and clarify with @TopstepTrader.

Thank you. I was speaking with John @TopstepTrader several time. He never mentioned to stop journaling, or change anything about my style. I have been also checking the contract again. Usual stuff really. I have not see anything usual, or to keep your mouth shout. I will do a crosscheck again with them.

Speaking frankly I do this journaling stuff as a +1 safty net to do not do anything stupid during training. I would be suppriesed if they would care about that to share my trades, if I am doing great. But worth to chack. Thank you!

About your journal, and about your was is doing. Keep it up, do what you do think the best thing for you to do. But, and advice. If something is not working try to change. Not necesserly in your trading, maybe that is good, but in your life. Small changes around you could give you great confident to follow up it in your trading life also! You are a well readed guy, you have a lots of wisdom in your journaling, take sometime to share thought about yourself as a person, and not as a trader. Maybe it will/would help (And yes I do know you are sharing family stories etc, but do not connected it at all to trading. This is just a tip...

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I am jogging:

Winter is coming, I am running less, which is bad. So if you are a runner/jogger add me on runkeeper : mergodon . I would like to get motivated!

PS: No offense to all. We are different!!! and this is the way it is!

Lazy people, no runners joggers at all in this community? It is easy to beat me! come on guys!!! RUNNING IS HEALTHY!!!!
I was checking the username is correct, so come on! (Or at least let me know if you are runing, but not using runkeeper:P )

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Lazy people, no runners joggers at all in this community? It is easy to beat me! come on guys!!! RUNNING IS HEALTHY!!!!
I was checking the username is correct, so come on! (Or at least let me know if you are runing, but not using runkeeper:P )

I just registered. Time to get off my lazy bottom and start... let this be an inspiration for me!

I've connected with you so please accept!


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This is the first release of my indicator. Easy no hidden features, no holy grail. No exact points and triggers, only calculated based on tick data (didnt test it for min data) with the following:
- Yesterday cloase line
- Today globex low and high, with fib extension values for trend targets (based on the session low and high range)
- Initial balance period range (could be 1 minute, could be 1 hour)
- Today regural session high and low

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And that's it. No more or no less. Please test it, if no negativ feedback or bug coming back, I will upload to the download section also.

You can overwrite the old one. Please remove the indicator first if you have would used the old one and readded again... Cheers...

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Eh. Not my best day. Call me a coward, but first day, I don't want to push it. The range is huge, and the market is acting strangely meaning, I don't know which outcome will come, thus no need to push.
Also I don't want to overtrade on first day. So I call it a day. I am not on profit rush, I am on income and consistency rush. I don't have to prove I can do extrema profit, I have to prove myself as a successful trader.

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Hi Matevisky, all in all it was a great day. When markets are in a huge chop box and you are not seeing what you like, backaway. You do so with a few $$ in the pocket actually I think for the first day it was near perfect. Gr8t JOB.


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Eh. Not my best day. Call me a coward, but first day, I don't want to push it. The range is huge, and the market is acting strangely meaning, I don't know which outcome will come, thus no need to push.
Also I don't want to overtrade on first day. So I call it a day. I am not on profit rush, I am on income and consistency rush. I don't have to prove I can do extrema profit, I have to prove myself as a successful trader.


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Hi Matevisky, all in all it was a great day. When markets are in a huge chop box and you are not seeing what you like, backaway. You do so with a few $$ in the pocket actually I think for the first day it was near perfect. Gr8t JOB.

Correct. Only issue here is to I was not feeling the mood to w8. My timebased approach say. No clarity w8 the next step: It would be 9:05, 9:30 etc... But till sit on hand.
So yes, I got out with small profit, and no I was not patient enough. On the other side I was not trading more than 2 weeks. And I was not feeling comfortable with the new VPS platorm yet. I will get used to it, but my thinking was that to stop if you are not feeling okey. It is not combine anymore so I am not rush on profit anymore. Yes, I have 20 tick profit target, and yes I was in there, but no It was not the time to get out.

So thank you I believe I made a good decision, but I have to more prepaired mentally again to keep doing it and w8

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Once a trader has the system entry, money mgt., and exit figured out, the next which is 90% is knowing ourselves. It has taken me years to understand that and how to control it to use it for my market/trading style. When I go on vacation and come back the first day I do not trade only watch the use the text/arrows to draw my trades. When I do that I am preparing for the next day. For me execution is key, and then confidence is right behind that. So I totally hear what you are saying.


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Correct. Only issue here is to I was not feeling the mood to w8. My timebased approach say. No clarity w8 the next step: It would be 9:05, 9:30 etc... But till sit on hand.
So yes, I got out with small profit, and no I was not patient enough. On the other side I was not trading more than 2 weeks. And I was not feeling comfortable with the new VPS platorm yet. I will get used to it, but my thinking was that to stop if you are not feeling okey. It is not combine anymore so I am not rush on profit anymore. Yes, I have 20 tick profit target, and yes I was in there, but no It was not the time to get out.

So thank you I believe I made a good decision, but I have to more prepaired mentally again to keep doing it and w8


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Correct. Only issue here is to I was not feeling the mood to w8. My timebased approach say. No clarity w8 the next step: It would be 9:05, 9:30 etc... But till sit on hand.

When I'm not in the mood to wait, and feeling impatience, I know I have to sit on my hands, othervise I'll definitely overtrade. I always say to myself I don't have to trade, if I don't feel it, so I think you made a smart decision, overall, it was a good day, as others pointed out before me.

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Today picture, and movement was not as nice as it used to be. When I observ the market, I am trying to go from the easy way to the hard way. Today I was trying to fade the market up, but speaking frankly It could have been happend to pop up, but lots of things was not ready to do so.

I was checking the TF - Russel. It was starting with a good 40 tick runup, and a nice drop after that. YM was ranging. than dropping.

So what are the tells, what I do use? I have some statistic first of all what is the market usualy do, and how to do it. The market is a slow animal, so based on my numbers, She likes to go 1 way, and very rare to doing big moves in the first 30 mins. It could happen, and it could ping pong, but when it is doing it, it is alway doing a very nice picture on a MACDBB.
Today was everything just not very nice. So here would have come my next play - it did not because I was stoped trading. So if the market is ranging in a zone, and not seems to be to pop up as usuall do, and we have a gap down, and all the bigger TF shows, we could go down, than we will go down. Check the picture:


I know the after market analysis is always easy, but I would like to point that out, based on these picture there is no good entry to short, only if you are playing it without any indicator move based on the level, the time, and what the market is usally doing during this time.
The second problem with short, the easy target is the GAP close. I am not using too many level, so there is no reason to going further. Based on this, and based on the 30 tick profit range, the only good entry if you simply put a short around 9:45 when the market is up, saying that, if it will go up, I am screw anyway, but if go down, this is the only place, where I have good edge.

The second problem comes into place after (2). Easy to see, the market is trending down. Will it continue to go down, or will it turn back? You never know, but you have to levrage 2 thing: If it is continue down, it will be a big drop, so most probably you will get more pullbacks just like now. But there is much more place to go up. So you have to choose the side. You are not able to be in 2 same river. So if you are shorting, than the best time place to short is close to the IB range, but this short has to work quickly. This is the only tell what you can use this short. If it is continue down, it will be a big sellof. If not, than it will come back and will continue to trend up. Unforcuneatly based on the 440 tick chart it is very hard to tell, and most probably I would say that to short why not? The seldom play is to never play for the trend, if you are not sure. Specially if you are not a trend trader. In this case we can check the bigger timeframe, is the trend formation is nice or not



Az you can see this is everything, just not a great trendformation. Without any overread the market, there is no lower low. So many thing has to happen, to make this a counter trend, so we are much safer place to play the original up trend, than to continue down and imagine that, it will create a lower low, and make it a trend. Once again. Could happen always, but the market has to more to do to continue down, than to up. And once again, if it is goes down, than there will be a lots of great entry, but if it is go up, most likely there will be not to many place to have a better entry.

So this is my view. And this is not easy to read, and I dont think so I would have been read like this. But I am doing this excersise over and over again to learn more and more, to remember to always check both side, and make a bet, where you do feel have your edge...

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Now trade even less then you did.

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Now trade even less then you did.

Agree, and the good news I dont feel the rush anymore. But you know you have to keep balance, when you run away, because you are a coward, and you are runing away, because you do not feel it. You have to keep chalanging yourself, and you have to dont get burned. Hey, but that is life is not it?

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I dont feel the rush anymore.

That`s a great start!

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Not my day. Feeling dizzy, market not moves with my best taste. He is trying to do it I am not saying he is not, but not good enough, which makes me scare. Also to many speaks today, so no good trade location at 9:00 because of the speak. With a quick pop up, or a big drop would be nice, but all the thinking and chopping killing the pictures what I do looking for. Thus no need to push it. Little red after the commissions, but I call it a day

You can ask why not short from the beginning (1). Easy. All trend lovers now, there is a pullback somewhere. It was not there where I thought Anyhow my best guess is it will pop up from where I got out , but we will see tonight when I will do the overview.

(2) was a better comfirmation to short. And I thought it will shoot down till TP1 (almost did missed by 5 tick, which is good enough for me), but hey, I thought we can do more. So I did w8. Pullback was coming, I moved out my SL back to the Initial Balance. It was a normal call. If it is a trend, and you got stopped out, You will never have a great entry to go back. When it is dropping it is dropping like a rock. So it did. I thought we will have it. I have been checked the time, we were after :40, all the picture was showing consolidation. So I've put my profit target to the bottom of the consolidation line, and I agreed with myself I will call a day here. It is my break even point, and I don't want to overlook it. I would like to be a consistent winner, when I am familiar with the things, and I don't want to have hard feelings to overcall it when it is not clear

So have a nice weekend all of you. I will post some thought, and report about the first week in school stay tuned

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One thing to know what should/would happen, and another thing is to trade. I believe I am a good level of confident, to do not do stupid thing, and good level of confident, to call trades, which should/could work out well. But the topic is not this.

There are a lots of way to understand levels, zones, market rotation points, bigger and smaller moves. Really. Lots of lots of way. But, you are never going to be certen, we all well know this. So in my methadology and in my world, I never would like to be sure about something, or certen. There is no need for that, and I would like to train brain for this simple rules, which is happening over and over again on the market. Not always, but good amount of time, to keep me out from stupidness, and keep me in the game to stay positive. And once again, I am not there, to show you to trade these points, but I am getting closer and closer to fullfill my desteny

So What was said by me in the last post worked out very well, not like yesterday when it went up, after he went down:P. Today my feeling was that, it will turn at TP1 point. Everything was pointing to do that. The timestamp, what I love to check for, the pictures and everything. BUT I have to point that out I am not perfect, and a market neither. He love to do stupid thing to full you so if you are in the game, and you have to be in the game. Check the picture:


(well. my bad. I was checking the news calendar again, and there was no news at 10:00, it would have been tradeable. Meaning I was tired, to missread that, so good to not trade)

So I dont know any good way to spot this trend down. but it is not really important. I do know where it has to go. And you know what. I am happy to see the market reach the TP1 level at 9:45. I do know that, hey Mate I am there, it is a safe point for you to get a turn. Yes I can fool you, but most of the cases I will not. This is kind a trade, where you are NOT waiting for comfirmation. Why not? Because the TIME, and the PLACE, and the MARKET CHARACTERISTIC has to be enough for you to believe that, it will turn. If you are w8 to comfirm, than you are loosing the good R:R entry. Because speaking frankly to get quick 30 tick is more than enough for me. The trend picture will be shown at (4) than it is a safe target to say the opening gap could close.

But coming back to my point. The market DID not turn at 9:45 There was a quick retest at (2). It could happen. 20-30% of the time it will happen, and not to many cases it will fake you with a lower low. Not always. As I said the market is not perfect, but that's why it is much batter to have a level and time based entry some time, than to w8 the comfirmation to going back.

And once again. I do not said that, I am praticing this kind of entry. But I do know that it is exist, and I am teaching my brain to take it. Maybe not now, but later. When everything is fits.

Going foward with the day (3) is fed speak no trade, and (4) easy trade. Nice picture very easy to take, tought in every book, the safest entry to hope in any trend. Really!

So I would have been made a lots of money today, but the goal here is to be ready, and force myself to trading only if I do feel that I could be disciplined, I am in red. Neither of the things was not there today, but the market was kind, and showen me, hey Mate I am here, I am doing what I have to do, If you are ready we can dance longer!

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Based on feedback (recieved none: means no issue:P ) I have uploaded the indicator to download section:


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Just for a sake of fun, and to my hungarian buddy : @daddy . I made a quick configuration to Crude oil. Once again, no analysis behind at all, just fun to see, how it is played out
(Globex period end : 9:00 - I KNOW there is no globex on crude I KNOW) nothing else needed to be changed. And here is the picture: (no need too much levels, to find good trade I guess:P )

I dont believe that it has to be overcomplicated. Begin for short, almost reach yesterday close time, than shoot up. Profit targets already calculated after market open. the 3. level has been hold (I know it was shoot over, but not shoot over like hell...) Comes back and kill the stops at the Initial ballance range, than moves back again slowly...

So the indicator has to be tested on other markets, and has to be tuned with your parameters, but it could be usefull

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Just for a sake of fun, and to my hungarian buddy : @daddy . I made a quick configuration to Crude oil. Once again, no analysis behind at all, just fun to see, how it is played out
(Globex period end : 9:00 - I KNOW there is no globex on crude I KNOW) nothing else needed to be changed. And here is the picture: (no need too much levels, to find good trade I guess:P )

I dont believe that it has to be overcomplicated. Begin for short, almost reach yesterday close time, than shoot up. Profit targets already calculated after market open. the 3. level has been hold (I know it was shoot over, but not shoot over like hell...) Comes back and kill the stops at the Initial ballance range, than moves back again slowly...

So the indicator has to be tested on other markets, and has to be tuned with your parameters, but it could be usefull

Too bad I don't use Ninja.. I'd experiment with this a little, that's for sure Thanks, Mate!

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I have recieved a question about: wanted to please ask you how you trade, in regards to if you Scale-In , Scale-Out or use a All-in All-out approach ? Which is a great one!!!

I have also checked the thread which is it all about : , even so I would like to answer here. I dont believe my view on this is good enough to pick up any fight about this topic, but hey this is my journal, it is easier here to speak

So there is no good or bad answer, always depend on what you are looking for, as usual this is trading no holy grail. Everyone could be profitable for this/that method.

99% of the time I am all on all out. Why? Because of my strategy, and because of my view on the market, which is that I am looking for a profit target for a day, I am looking for an expected move for a day, and I do have analysis behined what is the probabilty for these moves. If I have the math, and I can call it a day after 30 tick, why do earth would I scale out at 15 tick, and praying to go for 45 tick with TP2, just to have my day.
The other side of the story is my analysis. There is many way how you can do it, but more simplier your plan than more easy to follow up. If I am overcomplicating with scaling in scaling out strategy, than it is a way to hard to identify in 5 minutes how that given day most probably looked like in my trading journal. So no no overcomplication, just all in all out.
Oke now you can ask, what if I dont have 30 ticks. Hard one. If I have a feeling the picture is not looks as right as it in the begining I am trying to get out the trade in profit, and not with SL. Like here:
In this scenario, it was a good cool. Yesterday also it was a decent call. I mean it was much better to get out with +20 tick, or to w8 to hit my SL at -10 tick or at BE.

But, and here is the but. I do not believe this is the right way. I do believe this is fit for me because all the advantege what I told you is important for my trading (easy to do historical charting, easy to call a day and do not look back).
The other side of the story is the false confident what the all in scale out strategy will give you. Why? Easy. You are going in with SL: 10tick TP1: 10tick TP2: 30tick. Great. Your plan is working and many cases you are going to be in the safe mode after 10 tick profit. You are going to feel confident and pleasure you did it. And you can say that your avrage wining with this scaling strategy is 20tick (TP1+TP2/2). Which is not true. The truth is that you are giving yourself a confident to dont scare, but that's all. If you are loosing (I did loose a lot) You are loosing HARD. I mean really hard. with all in stack... and if you are winning, you will see that winning will be always very easy and clear, and you will feel sorry to did not go all in.
Oke than, but why do I say to all in scale out is a good strategy? Simple. You can do it right. Really. There are many way when the guys are doing this right, but they are always very very keen with the scale out. When they are really doing is to unload some stuff when the storm is coming. Huge level? ^TICK is peaking, all indicators on the edge? ups, lets unload some stuff... Good fallback, lets sit through this pullback. Oke here we go again. Cool we did the breakthrough, now wait for it wait for it, ups, it looks a false one, lets unload some stuff... oke. we are on the go, no worry gogogo... next level, hm All Time High, we can do it... We did it, oke I AM OUT, OUT OUT OUT... wow, greate ride...
The methadology behind this to scale out when it make sense. For me it is very hard to follow, but I have seen a room, where they are using this strategy with a good manner, and they are calling levels where the scale out makes sense in advance. And one more! They are using HardStops, but many-many cases they are getting out position with mental stops to minimalize the loss before the stop hit. They do know that if they are getting a full hit on the stop, it will be very very hard for them.
But getting back to the question you are saying that your trades are higher timeframe, and what is the best thing to do. I have no idea Really. I am training my brain to do peak performance for 30 - 90 mins on the market every day. I do not know how you can handel a position over weeks!

Anyhow. Without any math (both side could be proven), you have to figure it out how you would like to approach the market, and what is the best fit for you, in my list what you have to keep in mind:
- All in scale out:
- Do not fool your self, you have to be more and more disciplined to take trade, because if you are getting full hit stop, it will hurt you badly
- You also have to be very smart with scale out. Try to scale out on peak, and not resting. Your goal is scale out with a free mind I still have some stuff in, so I am free to scale out here, if it is going on I will still be in...
- All in All out
- Accept that fact you are done when you are done. You are avrage Joe, who will be ready fast, but never be the best
- Consider this, if you would like to do easy statistics, or historicals

(Yes I do know that there is strategy to scale in scale out. For me that makes sense only in case of very strong trends, which occure very rarerly 2-5% of the days on the market)

Hopes it help. There is lots more behind this, but hopes it helps with some idea to take away...

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Here is a quicky. I was not traded activly in the last 2-3 weeks. I was doing my indicator, setting up the new enviroment at @sam028 speedytradingservers, so I was just wondering around. My day-to-day activites was getting me lazy, and I was out of my form that is for sure.
So the goal as a funded trader here to go with your best, because you are going to paid for this. So my focus was on that, to not do as a worst Bad starts never good. I've been checked many many journal here around TopSteptrader. And there was only a few winners, after that nothing. Not a sign, is that working or not. Some guys were very transparent here, so it was a BIG BIG warning sign for me to do not go with full heat. Take a step back, take your time, relax and go.

But I am proud. I am proud because the market situation was not easy for my trading system, thus I was not loosing money. My daily goal is 20 tick, or at least BE if something crazy happens there. 30 tick, if it is a free ticket after market open. My classification for this 2 days:
- 1 crazy day - at least for me (win 12 tick after comission)
- 1 trend day, not as nice as should be (went out with BE)

So these are the goodies. The other side of the story, next week, I do have to trade for longer period. I do have to get mentally prepaired, to waiting for my signals, timestamp, and check out if something good is coming to take it. I do have to do it, because this is what I was waiting for. This 2 crazy day, the market was getting smoother, and nicer, after my safty timestamp, ready to get into the trades points, and it was easy to trade after that. So I have to be there, I have to wait what happen next, and I have to give him my best shot. The odds in my favor, I have the edge, and I have to play my edge...

So hope the best prepair the worst

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Oke oke. I do not pratice these kind of trades yet. But as I told many-many-many time, I am checking them over and over and over again, because it is looks cool. So what is the my theory.


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You don't have to enter a trade with comfirmed price action all the time

I have 2 scenario to this when I am considering this theory:
- Bottom fishing (catch trend high lows)
- Consolidation areas (catch the breakout move)

Lets speak about the first one. My trigger is to do this are the following:
The priceaction should be comfirmed my theory. It could be in 2 way:
- Nice steady move down, than I expecting a nice steady move up. It is easy because on MIN chart reading it will be dead bar anyway, So you could say it I know that....
- Crazy but nice steady move. I will shot this example. Here the point is the priceaction has to be trend like. It could be crazy, unreadable, but trend like!

The price has to reach my level of intrest
- I have a level of intrest. I am calculating this from globex range with my indicator. AND YES you could say that it is stupidness, but speaking frankly doesn't matter. This is how I see it, and because I have other factor in the game, I really dont care how stupid is this It is working, maybe has better theory behind why it is so, after that I dont care

It has to be a good timing
- Wow... This is the stupidest thing ever. Good timing lol... Yes it has to be a good timing. My 2 favorite timestamp here is: 9:32, 9:45, but there are others. Not too many, but others.

Oke. So if this is the case, than I will try to hit the execution button if the price go down to the level, then come back up. Without hesitation. Just execution!. Lets see the first example:

(the TP1 level is there from the begining of the market open. It is not a dynamic level)
1. Not valid. Time is not good, Level is not good
2. Not valid. Time is not good, Level is a go
3. Best entry ever. Good timing (not the best, the best if it does at 9:45), but the price action for the level rejection is perfect. If the level is failing, the price shooting down. But this case it went down, than it was coming back. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. Not to hit anything until you see it is coming back!
4. Safe entry. Trend was broken with a higher high, the price is printing only a higher low, lets go....

So cool. Almost never happens Kidding ofcourse, but it is very rare, to happen with a perfect manner. So I am a bit lazy of the rules. If the timing perfect, and the level is close, but the picture pretty and so on... I did not take it, I am just teaching my mind over and over again, it could be a method to take good trades.

Why? Because it is always fun to spot the trends end. And yes, it could be a full trend day, and it will looks like the same, but favor to the full trend day, against a rotation day, the rotation day will win. And I dont have to all the time do this strategy. It is just a thing, which is there, and take it if it makes sense.
And if you are checking the Risk:Reward ratio, you will realize that, the safest entry is the signal what I have been described. And even it is failing, we will have a good comfirmation, maybe it is a full trend day. And if it is, than it is not too late to looking for shorts

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Do what you say - say what you do recap

I was writing and telling about this stuff in my interview already I know. And I dont believe you can always be truthfull and transparent all the time, but you can try, at least you can try to not full yourself. Because of this I am trying to keep it simple. I am trying to dont overpush myself, or overestimated what I can do in real life, to improve my willpower during training. So here is a quicklist, what I do try to do every day. Even weekends
- Running. Not easy to start I know, but beating yourself over and over again, to go down for a run even if it is winter, even if it is raining, is a great thing. You can always say yourself. Hey man, if I can do this, it will be much easier to do trading without an error, without emotion! You can find me on runkeeper username: mergodon . Add me to friend list @iqgod already did, who will be the next one? As you can see my score card it is easy to beat me:P I am just jogging, but jogging every day
- I am trying to listen podcast. Good one. Which are not related to trading directly. I am reading and checking trading videos day by day, which is fine, but during my other activites, I dont want to think on trading. Ofc I do, but at least I try to get information from other things. So here is a very good podcast what I listen to and a good episode. Ramit Sethi on Persuasion and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss . Just one part of the conversation, if you interested in listen it up:

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- a girl: My goal is to run at least 3 times per a week but I am not able to do that?
- Ramit: Oke, why dont you start with 1 time per a week?
- a girl: Why would I run one time per a week?

- I am doing lumosity : Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity . It is a great fun, and I am using it usually before trading to check is my mind in a right place. If the results are bad, than something is definetly wrong.
- And it is a new on my list, but I am trying to blog every day on futures.io (formerly BMT). I dont try to filter my feelings, thoughts, I am just blogging out. That was one piece of advice my shrink. He said : Mate you are that kind of person who act first, and during your act you are thinking. You are not able to think alone, you are hate to rethink things over and over again, but you are ready to easly change your mind and accept that, you were wrong. It is a characteristic. Write it out, it will helps a lot, to summorize your feelings and thoughts, and do not bother how chaotic it is.

The list is simple right? Easy to do it? Yeeees... So ... we can call it a plan to prepair for trade

Ofc there are things which are connected strongly to the trading like, meditation, music selection market review etc... they will come

Takeaways and link:
- Topsteptrader interview : Newest Funded Trader Interview with Mergodon - YouTube
- Runkeeper : RunKeeper - Track your runs, walks more with your iPhone or Android phone - RunKeeper username: mergodon
- Podcast to listen Podcast ? The Tim Ferriss Show | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss - He wrote the book called 4 hour work week. Sounds familiar right?
- Brain training : Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity
- More shrink story :

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- I am doing lumosity : Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity . It is a great fun, and I am using it usually before trading to check is my mind in a right place. If the results are bad, than something is definetly wrong.

Hi Maté
Interesting...
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.. to consider trainings:
As you are training your brain you could speed up your reading in a elegant way (even on smartphones)
on long texts.
A short thread about "spritz" is to be found here:


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Hi Maté
Interesting...
Find the futures.io (formerly BMT) thread about lumosity here:


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Yip, but it is not about the result, it is about your self improvment And as I said, a good thing to measure your brain fitness before trading.

Spitz is a good one... but reading english book with spitz, sometimes is not easy for me. So it is need to be easly language. Thus I am listening audio books. Much easier to follow up - dont know why - but have a better understanding. Native english readers spitz is a great one!

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Spitz is a good one... but reading english book with spitz, sometimes is not easy for me. So it is need to be easly language. Thus I am listening audio books. Much easier to follow up - dont know why - but have a better understanding. Native english readers spitz is a great one!

From the FAQ of Spritz about other languages:
"Do you offer spritzing in different languages?
Currently you can spritz in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian and even Korean. We’re working on Chinese and a few others right now. Our technology is very extensible. The Spritz methodology works in all languages we know, however, some algorithmic parameters need to be customized each time. It’s really just a matter of time until your favorite language comes to the platform."

So you might try Russian :-)
What a training - lol
Or ask them about hungarian - to test it!

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