Hey good job today. trading is all about developing a feel for the market and your catching on. the only way to hold a trade longer is to use a higher time frame, say a 4500 tick and judge the larger trend there. Then you can make a better decision regarding the sideways movement and what it means. Ie, is this topping action or consolidation action for another leg up. Good luck!
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After a long period of time, I will be back to keep the journal up to date. I will post some updates on my trading in the next few days and start to go on posting my trades. Hope everybody is doing well.