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Did someone type that they have been trading CL with great success for A COUPLE MONTHS? Holy fossil fuels Batmen! The thread started to detract from this thread should NOT get any attention or dialogue from the regular participants here. Let @Big Mike take care of that.

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Did someone type that they have been trading CL with great success for A COUPLE MONTHS? Holy fossil fuels Batmen! The thread started to detract from this thread should NOT get any attention or dialogue from the regular participants here. Let @Big Mike take care of that.

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nice trading instruement you have- the hammer




My posts are not meant to give financial advice neither do they imply that my method is special. "THIS IS WHAT I COULD BE IF I HAD A TOTALLY CARE FREE STATE OF MIND DURING TRADING" Mark Douglas.
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that is a box of hammers...as in I often fell dumber than a box of hammers. Would you like a fresh pic?
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I would rather be blind than be long around 93 to 94 area. Where are the bulls? It took 3 hours for short to get played out, I am in no rush to go long or cover short completely.




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CL moved from 92.30 area back to OR. No longs for me as FLUSH DOWN condtion was not met. Short with small size 93.12 area. Condition to short with size up here is FLUSH up. Till then it's random price action for me and not worth shorting with size.

Why would anyone who is put on ignore list will keep lurking around? Understanding this is tough part. Trading is easy.



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MFB...thx for all your posts. You are a big help to me and the futures.io (formerly BMT) community.

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Tuesday TF had 1.5% sell move, Wednesday 1.50% up move and today 1.78% down move. I am glad i have not tried swing trading with TF etc. How can one trade this? How about trend? What trend is what i say. It's all over the map. I have no desire to make predictions about collective behavior of market participants when it comes to TF, NQ etc.



My posts are not meant to give financial advice neither do they imply that my method is special. "THIS IS WHAT I COULD BE IF I HAD A TOTALLY CARE FREE STATE OF MIND DURING TRADING" Mark Douglas.
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MFB...thx for all your posts. You are a big help to me and the futures.io (formerly BMT) community.

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Thanks TFlanner. Coming from a 30 year former pit trader means a lot.



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I get asked following question a lot. If anyone wants to contribute to this issue, please post.

" You said in your journal "I just try to get 25-30% per year- if lucky."


How is that?

Here is an example of 10K account size with 2 points ES stoploss/profit target with winning percentage of 60%

Account size 10000.
2 points stops, 2 points target. 2 trades a day (260 trades a year), wining percentage 60%
Commissions = $5
156 winning days (2 X $100 X 156) - (2 X $5 X 156) = 31200 - 1560 = 29640
260 - 156 = 104 loosing days (2 X $100 X 104 ) + (2 X $5 X 104) = 20800 + 1040 = 19760
P&L = 29640 - 19760 = 9880 that's 98.8%

What Am I missing here?"

First of all if you are doing this CONGRATULATION, and keep doing it. For more on this issue , i will recommend reading Dr. Brett Steerbarger blog. He has dealt with 1000's of traders and still does, he has written extensively on this topic.

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CL moved from 92.30 area back to OR. No longs for me as FLUSH DOWN condtion was not met. Short with small size 93.12 area. Condition to short with size up here is FLUSH up. Till then it's random price action for me and not worth shorting with size.

Why would anyone who is put on ignore list will keep lurking around? Understanding this is tough part. Trading is easy.

Out flat 92.43.

I had restarted the journal to share changes in my trading from the previous one. Core of trading remains the same but execution, hold time, stop loss etc have changed.

Today will be last day i will share my P&L . Idea was to share as to what is possible. Journal will remian open and i will post. Most of the posts will be about swing trading, instruements which are under major change etc. and of course music.



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