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Mate
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Mergodon TopSteptrader Live Account Journaling

Long time to see you Mr. Anderson, right? After a lots of learning curve, and going up and down, mostly break even, I have realized I still need lots of learning, to sharp my trading skills. I had 3 mental breakdown, for 1-2 days, when I was feeling that, I would never able to learn how to be a profitable trader, but these days past quickly, and I was more and more happy, to reopen charts, redo analysis on the market, and sitting in front of the computer, and trade again and again.
Anyhow, based on my analysis, and reading a lots of trade psychology books, I have been realized, my biggest enemy is myself, so I have to handle this issue somehow. When I am on the winning streak, I am doing a decent winning, but if I am on the loosing streak, than I am not able to stop myself, and trying to fight back to the market. So what I am winning in 4 days, I can loose it in 1 day very easly, without any good reason to loose.

After this I believe topstepstrader combine opportunity is tailored just for me. It will help me to stay disciplined, and also give me opportunity to proove my strength. If I am not able to do this challange, than I need to learn more and more. So I will do the prospect challange (really size doesnt matter, it is only a question of risk management, so no need to go higher as a starter). It will start on monday. The good thing is that, I can use NT, the bad side, I am not able to trade my favorite instrument, but at least I will have some challange.

The plan is simple. Stay focused, shoot when it is necessery, and wait, when I dont have the edge. I will trade YM as an alternative for TF, and I will look for CL, and GC trades, but only if they are coming for me. The basic principle, to doing daytrades, mostly with 1:3 R/R, with 8SL to 25-35TP based on the market conditions.
I canse of YM I am planing to use 2-3 contracts, in case of CL or GC only 1.

My best guess is that, I will make this challange, but which makes me nurveus, I havent find any journal in futures.io (formerly BMT) where somebody made it, and got the founded trader status. Ofc trading is like yoga, you are doing it yourself, but statistically speaking I wil fail this Anyhow time will tell

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Quick Summary
Quick Summary Post

What is this?
I am a funded trader http://www.topsteptrader.com It was a long road to get here. I am doing every day journaling with clean Profit and Loss screenshots. Sometimes, it is only about trading, sometimes it is about living my life to be a better trader. The journal is not about to teach you to trade it is about how I am doing to be a consistence and profitable trader. It is not about a strategy, or a trading plan, that is only one piece of the puzzle. It is much more... Hope that I can keep continue to do this for a long-long time

Where to start reading, if I do not want to read everything?
- Product what I bought: https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-live-account-journaling-15.html#post450359
- About trading systems and different styles here at futures.io (formerly BMT): https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-live-account-journaling-20.html#post452532
- Meeting an old friend from the past story:
https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-live-account-journaling-21.html#post453487
- getting noticed: https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-live-account-journaling-26.html#post455603
- out from the water after changing to Russel from YM: https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-live-account-journaling-30.html#post458488

Not so important:
- getting funded with real money by TST : https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-live-account-journaling-9.html#post445435
- A trade report after a choppy begining: https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-live-account-journaling-20.html#post452532
- Live trading report after 10 days: https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-live-account-journaling-26.html#post455258

Milestones:
Januar, 2014: I have been started many combine with TopStepTrader to become funded, and save my money I was learning and learning and learning, and after 18 combine:
After 1 year I was successfully made my combine ready. You can read the details here:
https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-combine-journal-2.html#post441246

Going into the silent mode. Learning alone, doing things alone, but never give up, never surrender!

October 10, 2014: Right now I am at the Live Trader Preparation phase, here are the rules for that:
https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-combine-journal-2.html#post442445
(the hard part here, is the scaling plan only. For crude lovers, it is almost the same, but for me trading the YM, it is a pain in the ^%@, to trade only with 2 lots )

October 20, 2014: Oke, I have been passed the Live Trader Preparation phase, details here. I achieved a junior trader status. Details here, senior trader status is on the way!
https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-combine-journal-3.html#post445435

October 30, 2014: Squawk radio interview, becoming a funded trader http://youtu.be/ST-2JUTmFk4?list=UUTDYMpdFhZU6Ivf3F2AEVUQ

December 4, 2014: Struggling to changing back to trade Russel @TopstepTrader. Almost hitting to red my profit, and coming back: https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-live-account-journaling-28.html#post457965

Februar 17, 2015: Black hawk down. Going back to combine....
https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-live-account-journaling-38.html#post475347

Indicator what I do use in my journaling, and free to download with basic settings:
- Intraday levels (mainly tuned to YM) : https://futures.io/download/ninjatrader-7/indicators/1598-download.html?view
- Modifed version of @Fat Tails MacdBB indicator. You wont find this in the upload section, so attached here (mainly because it is really tuned to my taste, and still testing it at all) https://futures.io/trading-journals/30483-mergodon-topsteptrader-combine-journal-4.html#post449957
- Trigger lines : https://futures.io/download/ninjatrader-7/indicators/731-download.html?view


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Mate
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Day0 - preparation


Everything working smoothly, as they promised by Topsteptraders. I've received the login information yesterday for T4. The same logins are working
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I havent find any journal in futures.io (formerly BMT) where somebody made it, and got the founded trader status.

Hi matevisky

Congrats and good luck to your 10day combine.
Of course there are a lot of journals on combines and even a thread of passed traders:
https://futures.io/vendors-product-reviews/27262-list-big-mike-trading-traders-w...ader-combine-funded.html
Just search for TST or Combine and browse through actual and older journals.

GFIs1

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Hi matevisky

Congrats and good luck to your 10day combine.
Of course there are a lot of journals on combines and even a thread of passed traders:
https://futures.io/vendors-product-reviews/27262-list-big-mike-trading-traders-w...ader-combine-funded.html
Just search for TST or Combine and browse through actual and older journals.

GFIs1

Thank you, ofc I hope luck will not be a pro/cons factor during my trades. I've already checked out a lots of journals believe me, when I say it is hardly to find a journal when a novice trader passed this test like me, but I believe it is a very good thing to have this opportunity, because it could give you a clear picture where are you for real. As I said time will tell, and it would be nice to see myself after a lots of learning to prove my self on a real battlefield...

Thx again to check in!

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Hi Mate !

Good to see you back again and I wish you the best to make this combine !

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Hi Mate !

Good to see you back again and I wish you the best to make this combine !

Szia János, köszi! (Hi János , thx! easy hungarian translation )
Speaking frankly I was not disappiered, I was trading the only thing was that I was realizing my biggest enemy during my trades is myself. I believe everyone has his own demons, and my biggest one is sitting on the same chair, so after a lots of going up going down, and reading books around trade pscihology, I've realized I need help or different approach. As I stated doing the trades, and learning is make me happy, so I believed that if I will able to find my on way to be constantly profitable
I will try to keep you update everyone this time

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Lumosity results at day 0:)

I've seen I am not the only one who is doing lumosity: https://futures.io/off-topic/19270-lumosity-2.html#post387407

Here are my results:
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It gave me some confident to complie the combine

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Day 1. Disciplined, and consistence.

I made my first day with a win.
1. I thought the market would go higher, I was not realizing we are hitting the stars, so I was not got out, and change my view on the market to short it. Anyhow I got some damage, but nothing serius
2. Starting to belive the market will go down, but eventually it was a little bit early, because the market was w8ing the news to hit. So I got out before the news. It is a 2 folded game, and I am not a gambler, or newstrader, to do scalping on news
3. Bit risky trade, but it was a nice DB area, for a pullback till the blue area. I made my scalp on it, unforcuneatly, it would have been better to take profit earlier
4. Made my trend trade, and I was sitting back with a winner
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Overall good day, a winner one. Trending is not my strength, but not my weakness anymore
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Day 1 report


Yesterday during I was doing my daily analysis on the market, I've been realized, I made some unnecessery error yesterday, which have been saved me a lots of money:
- Forcing the market to turn up, when it is already going down, based on all sign (2 gifts)
- Forcing the market to start trend, before the news (1 BE run)

Anyhow, it was a good day, once again I am not good in trend For day 2 I will start to trading with 3 contract with SL 7-8 tick. That was my original plan, so after the welcome shot, I believe I can start it. Here is the TST report. comission is a killer in case of YM compering with CL, GC, or TF

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