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Trade Results: 34 Trades. 23 Wins / 11 Losses. Ratio: 67.65%. MTD: +15 ticks (per 1 lot) YTD: +255 ticks (per 1 lot)

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Entry signal: Inside Bar Long
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Following along here and want to make sure I am fully understanding your set up.

Please correct me if I am wrong on anything.

1. In an uptrend you are looking for a bear reversal signal where the signal bar features a low that is lower than the previous bar low and a high that is lower than the previous bar high. You would then go short on a trade below the signal bar low.

2. In a downtrend you are looking for a bullish reversal signal where the signal bar features a low that is higher than the previous bar's low along with a high that his higher than the previous bar's high. You would then enter a long position above the signal bar high.

3. The signal bars must close opposite the previous bar. For example, for a bullish reversal signal to be valid, it must close higher than where it opened AND the previous bar must have closed lower than its open.

4. Ignore reversal signals/set ups in steep trends unless the reversals are in the direction of the trend in the timeframe being traded.

5. You also use inside day bars as signals/set ups.

Is this summary correct?

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Following along here and want to make sure I am fully understanding your set up.

Please correct me if I am wrong on anything.

1. In an uptrend you are looking for a bear reversal signal where the signal bar features a low that is lower than the previous bar low and a high that is lower than the previous bar high. You would then go short on a trade below the signal bar low.

2. In a downtrend you are looking for a bullish reversal signal where the signal bar features a low that is higher than the previous bar's low along with a high that his higher than the previous bar's high. You would then enter a long position above the signal bar high.

3. The signal bars must close opposite the previous bar. For example, for a bullish reversal signal to be valid, it must close higher than where it opened AND the previous bar must have closed lower than its open.

4. Ignore reversal signals/set ups in steep trends unless the reversals are in the direction of the trend in the timeframe being traded.

5. You also use inside day bars as signals/set ups.

Is this summary correct?

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When looking at charts, I sometimes notice instances where the the signal bar closes on its low (or high) and the next bar where you are supposed to enter the trade one tick below/above opens where the previous bar closed and continues to run in the direction of your trade.

How do you handle these situations?

I am presuming that before you can even enter your orders that the market is moving through your entry point. Do you just place a market order at that time and hope the price moves back and fills you or do you just suck it up and place a market order so you don't get left behind?

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When looking at charts, I sometimes notice instances where the the signal bar closes on its low (or high) and the next bar where you are supposed to enter the trade one tick below/above opens where the previous bar closed and continues to run in the direction of your trade.

How do you handle these situations?

I am presuming that before you can even enter your orders that the market is moving through your entry point. Do you just place a market order at that time and hope the price moves back and fills you or do you just suck it up and place a market order so you don't get left behind?

I use limit orders to get in. On all of these postings I was filled with a limit order.

The market will move around even though it may look like it moved in a linear direction in the direction of my trade. If I don't get filled, I do not chase the market. I don't post the trades that I missed.

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Trade Results: 35 Trades. 24 Wins / 11 Losses. Ratio: 68.57%. MTD: +25 ticks (per 1 lot) YTD: +265 ticks (per 1 lot)

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I use limit orders to get in. On all of these postings I was filled with a limit order.

The market will move around even though it may look like it moved in a linear direction in the direction of my trade. If I don't get filled, I do not chase the market. I don't post the trades that I missed.

Have you tracked the trades that you missed to see what their end result would have been?

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Have you tracked the trades that you missed to see what their end result would have been?

If I miss a trade on a limit order it is always a winner. I leave my resting order on until it hits my target. Once price hits the target, I remove the order. So if I don't get filled at all then I don't post it.

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