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What a day, just get a PC fixed all working fine, client all happy, restart it and something else went, won't start up again, arrrrgghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

8 hours, for 50, can't really charge more for setting up a new PC, just ridiculous!!


Rest of the week, looks clear so far


TRADE TRADE TRADE!!!!

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Shorted DAX 9707 looks kinda toppy and top of range, so might aswell give it a shot, so far


Possible uptrend lurking, so monitor and change the plan on the fly as standard.


9700 is key SL at 9721, 2nd position 9713 area I guess if needs be.


And we wait!!

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9700 being bough well, but lower high so anyones guess


Uptrend, so I should likely exit next 9700 fail.

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I was right, I should of gotten out, but I didn't, -9 on that trade, bailed early. shorted again at 21 just.


retest 9700 please


My Tablet software keeps lagging behind today ( TradeInterceptor ) on Wifi and 3G slightly off putting, think I'd of flipped north, if not for messing with that! odd it's never played up before

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Out +6 so -3 on the day, TRADING BADLY TODAY!!!


Fighting the trend, I can't go Long, despite it being with the trend!! need more sleep!


First trades after a few days off suck, need to trade full time to avoid this.

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Long 9710 the second literally, before it broke lower LOL


2nd position near 9700 if available be the plan, SL under the 100ema's -1 Envelope as 100ema uptrend.



i reserve the right to go, EXIT run away before hand.

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9705 and position, expect a turn back up to new highs realistically.


My head is not in the game, I urge all to counter trade my moves today



STRESS is like wayyyyyy high, not sitting he cooling trading, out of this then go for a walk enjoy the sunshine I think!!!

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Out +7 and +3 so +10, I saw +17 or something but to slow hitting the close all button and it's going higher, told you, STRESS IS TOOOOO HIGH can't think straight!!


But hey +7 on the day, yaaaaaaah ! LOL


WALK AWAY!!!

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Shoulda trusted the trend, I'd of made another 15pips x 2 so 40pips in total.

Perfect reversal off my outer range aswell, worth 10pips if I was playing.



No bookings rest of the week, going to chill, hit the gym and get head sorted!!

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If I'd of stayed chilled and functional and carryed on playing the range and the direction, I'd of done very well on that move, when I'm with trend relax and hold longer, hold for outter White Envelope which got tested and reversed off 3 times.


It's HOT today, sweaty and nasty that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.


Tomorrow I shall do better!

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Less stressed today, but still trading worrying about the losses, made 9 pips with 2positions coulda made 25 area so far.


When I'm with the trend hold longer fool.


My account is just looking so high and pretty don't want to put a dent in it lol

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Too slow wanted to short near 9800 tight sl, then wussed it.


Slow day, but still could of made half a weeks wages in 1 trade, want my 50+ pips per day soon! getting there.

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DAX extending into outter ranges yellow, inner white, so playing the chop and long 9773

shoulda shorted the 9800 and held hey doh!!

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2nd position taken, 2 in 1 day, going for it, or about to take a huge loss LOL


9769, abit tight to first position but well, we shall see hey!!


Must hold for more profit, 2x's SL would be awesome.

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Managed to hold longer, yes, okay maybe not long enough but...


+8 and +12 that 20pips, that's a good pool of cashola about to go into US open and +9 earlier so +29 on the day, 1/2 of a week wages, YESSS!!!


Stress is reducing while trading, confidence is returning, life is okay!!


This week, 8 positions and only 1 loser, SMOKING!!

Account obviously, all time high, broke the 7K barrier finally

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Tricky Tricky Tricky,

DAX, do I take a long very tight SL at new low's, need to get close enough for risk to reward to be huge.

Reversing off, low Long 9744

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Stuck at 9751 with a downtrend = play safe out +6 at 9750


Will I regret, or was that a smart move ?? find out soon, looking like regret LOL

+35 on the day, +25 for target!

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Increase Lot size 50% next week maybe, maybe the week after. Account is up 40% since I last increased Lot sizes!

The next increase, from $15 to $20 won't take as long, as it's only a 33% increase.



That trade, faked a down, spiked back upto a downtrend line tracked down it perfectly and is heading lower.

What I should be doing is, shorting near said line, but still not there yet for those trades, confidence wise, arrgghhh yes it's annoying me.

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It's gone slow looking like I won't hit my 60 target today, but over 1/2 way makes me a very happy man.

Movement, focus fool!

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Finally settling down to a nice little profitable method, all Forex pairs are removed, trading DAX mainly, Dow and SPX secondly but only trend days, Forex just seems so random compared to.


Hoping getting to a automatic level, where I can trade via the Ipad while out and about and working, which should help.


New method, just keeps surprising me how good it actually is

Work tomorrow am, but okay 3G signal there maybe even 4G hmmm 4G, should be back for US open!


Friday, Trading till 3ish hopefully!


+35 today, want to start hitting my +60's daily and SOON!!

Up contract to $15 per pip, next week, maybe the week after if all keeps going well ( Spot gives me more flexibility )

Leave YM and SPX at $5 until more experienced, but go $7.50 at some stage.


Easy money 8 profitable trades in a row, that's some good going ( jinxed myself there or what )

Arrrghhhh Blew the account coming soon!

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No trades today, felt rough and tired, had to work then went to local bike shop, did a deal and walked out with a flat bared CX bike for road training and mud plugging, rather than wear out the MTB! new toys


Will try to trade tomorrow!

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Suppose I should have a quick skim through the charts, see how I'd of done in theory ( it's so damn hot and humid here in the UK, it's hard to be bothered to do anything )

DAX, mad move down, then 26 uptrend, which went on for a bit, then basically multiple long entrys with trend near the 26's envelopes, then 100 flattens off and chop between, then we break down again big, few areas might of cost me but over all, highly profitable.

FTSE pointless compared to DAX.

YM was okay, respected the range until big news then chart goes wrong, must of lost feed.

SPX well it's SUCKY, very very sucky, why anyone trades that ??


That'll do, made the effort and sleep with a fan blowing air over me atleast!

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Hot, Tired, got other stuff to do, okay I start making the effort next week, weather should break over the weekend, which will big time HELP!!

Over 1/2 wage this week, slowly slowly, no point rushing it at this stage.

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Hot, Tired, got other stuff to do, okay I start making the effort next week, weather should break over the weekend, which will big time HELP!!

Over 1/2 wage this week, slowly slowly, no point rushing it at this stage.

There's a nice shrinking stairs pattern on the Dax now....could be worth a long if we get a dip on the figure.

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There's a nice shrinking stairs pattern on the Dax now....could be worth a long if we get a dip on the figure.

Should of been shorting in quite a few places, but it's too hot for me here and sweaty just haven't got the focus, hate trading Fridays, ruins your weekend if it all goes wrong.

See the attached chart, arrows mark the entry points ( entries won't be as nice live, why I run 2 trades for when 1 runs away a bit )



Sorting out new bike, so I can go for a long run after dark when it cools down. And watching Expendables 3 that's out on DVDrip already!

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Should of been shorting in quite a few places, but it's too hot for me here and sweaty just haven't got the focus, hate trading Fridays, ruins your weekend if it all goes wrong.

See the attached chart, arrows mark the entry points ( entries won't be as nice live, why I run 2 trades for when 1 runs away a bit )



Sorting out new bike, so I can go for a long run after dark when it cools down. And watching Expendables 3 that's out on DVDrip already!

Bought it on re-test of broken trend line @9733 got stopped at b/e now short on bear flag @9709....bit hot for biking

Update: out @9689 - left a bit on the table there :-(

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Bought it on re-test of broken trend line @9733 got stopped at b/e now short on bear flag @9709....bit hot for biking

Update: out @9689 - left a bit on the table there :-(



If your dealing with the same Spot numbers I've got, Nice take thy profit and run already



No biking till it's dark and cooler up and down the street fixing the brakes has killed me.

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Bought it on re-test of broken trend line @9733 got stopped at b/e now short on bear flag @9709....bit hot for biking

Update: out @9689 - left a bit on the table there :-(

Sorry missed the update, still some good scratch, who knew it would just melt down odds would of been a quick retrace eccckss!

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testing your method on the sim
Here's two days worth = $515 ok for a rookie! LOL
Hope it cools down!!




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testing your method on the sim
Here's two days worth = $515 ok for a rookie! LOL
Hope it cools down!!





Notice you don't get many losers unless your trading STUPID, 1 up 1 down annoys me, consistency is key.


I'd be rich already, if I wasn't so easily distracted and basically lazy! LOL

And your still learning it

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@Turveyd


Yes few losers and none on Friday. Friday was 4 for 4 $$$$

I was only one contract on Friday and for most of Thursday

I think on Thursday I legged into two at one point and then legged out so that
had NT show a loser when the net was a winner, (I think!!).

Anyways, I decided after Thursday to stay with one contract - all of Friday is one only
and that way my testing can be better.

Friday was really the first day, and it could have been a lot better as my picture showed.

See how I can do with one full week - next week.

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Yes few losers and none on Friday. Friday was 4 for 4 $$$$

I was only one contract on Friday and for most of Thursday

I think on Thursday I legged into two at one point and then legged out so that
had NT show a loser when the net was a winner, (I think!!).

Anyways, I decided after Thursday to stay with one contract - all of Friday is one only
and that way my testing can be better.

Friday was really the first day, and it could have been a lot better as my picture showed.

See how I can do with one full week - next week.


Cool, remember, try to go with the direction of the 100, if the 100ema is going down, then the direction should remain until the first envelope above the 100 is broken, so SL above that envelope, no point going out till the 2nd in this case.

Then use the faster 26 to time smaller faster ranges within.

I think, hell I'm still trying to get it all figured out to LOL

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Rules
1. Go with the direction of the 100,
2. If the 100ema is going down, the first envelope above the 100 is the stop loss.
3. Use the faster 26 to time smaller moves the inner 100 envelope,

"no point going out till the 2nd in this case." - does this mean no point exiting the trade until the 2nd lower 26?

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Rules
1. Go with the direction of the 100,
2. If the 100ema is going down, the first envelope above the 100 is the stop loss.
3. Use the faster 26 to time smaller moves the inner 100 envelope,

"no point going out till the 2nd in this case." - does this mean no point exiting the trade until the 2nd lower 26?

No the second Envelope, no point running a SL out that far, if it takes out the inner envelope the 100ema will head that way and your definately ( as you can be ) counter trend.


I do take counter trends, near the outter 100 envelope, but only after a nice pause and generally don't hold them for more than a few pips.


Just scroll back and see how it generally not always ofcourse interacts, best on DAX then YM I guess.

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Additional, with a chart with numbers on! The white lines are my approx SL level.


1. uptrend in, long on pull back and fail, trend changed, the move to that level likely means sellers market.
2. Counter trend trade, sticks around this level for a bit, SL under the next 00 generally ie 10pips ish.
3. Stalled and top of inner 26sma Envelope, doesn't go far.
4. Likely a 2nd position to no.3, SL moved out to above white dashes.
5. counter trend play, likely to fast to spot / take.
6. That area, 50's holding top of 26 dashes.
7. exit point for 6, counter trend trade, SL under the lower white dots.
8. Short doesn't go far. maybe move SL up for 9
9. additional position to 8, SL close
10. shorting near the yellow dash
11. same really
12. same really, but if I fell alseep it went 120pips WOWSA ( I'd be out wayyyy before )


Hope that makes some sense.



Where the SL is tight, I can and likely will double the lot size

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Late start - missed the opening action
tried playing catch-up
ridiculous trade at end wipe out my nickles and dimes


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