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I began following Tony Peterson of The Intentional Trader in May 2014. I began by SIM trading their methodology using the indicators that I purchased from them. I started trading live with real money in September 2014 and will begin posting my trades and screen shots in this forum in October 2014 after I have gotten used to trading with real money using this method.

The purpose of this thread is to keep an electronic journal of the trades that I took. There will be screenshots and results posted with an explanation of each trade. My results may not reflect the results of a better trader using this method of trading. I will only show you my personal results. You will get the good, the bad, and the ugly. I do not work for The Intentional Trader but I am a customer.

My hope is to improve my trading and execution of this method. I do attend the live trading room and will try to be as pure to the setups taught by Tony Peterson as possible. I am human and will make mistakes but will do my best to execute the trades as they should be traded.

Please ask me questions or leave comments. I also post daily to another thread called "Trading Journal - Reversal Bars" in this same forum. I will continue to trade the reversal bars and post those trades on that thread also.

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Looking forward to your journal and how you're doing using Tony's method.

Just in case you're interested, Tony just partnered up with SharkIndicators, so there should be some BloodHound templates available if you'd like to automate your trading with IT.

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Looking forward to your journal and how you're doing using Tony's method.

Just in case you're interested, Tony just partnered up with SharkIndicators, so there should be some BloodHound templates available if you'd like to automate your trading with IT.

I am very interested to see any methods and their automation

I have experience with automating methods, and i can already share with you
that it is not easy to capture all human discretionary decisions in rules

@NJAMC in his webinar made a spot-on comparison

my computer has +/- 3,2 X 10^10 instructions / second

a human being has +/- 1 X 10 ^15 instructions / second
with 1 X 10 ^12 neurons, each neuron 10 ^3 operations / second
a human being is equivalent to 6.500 computers with 12 cores at +3Ghz

a human is looking at 100.000.000 neurons X 2 eyes, 200 Mpix, human looking at 200.000.000 points
a computer is looking at 1000 points of data

i have hands-on experience on trying to compete with @masood on that ATM
but would be interested to learn/share with others

maybe some methods are better than others, to be automated

work in progress...

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Looking forward to your journal and how you're doing using Tony's method.

Just in case you're interested, Tony just partnered up with SharkIndicators, so there should be some BloodHound templates available if you'd like to automate your trading with IT.

I have the SharkIndicators loaded as well. They will show up on my screenshots. I have not used them to automate the trades. I still like to be able to control the entries and exits. But I am impressed with the SharkIndicators so far.

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I will be trading the DAX, CL, GC, TF, and NG using NinjaTrader.

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I have the SharkIndicators loaded as well. They will show up on my screenshots.

Hi @tradethetick looking fwd to screenshots!
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I am posting these 2 trades I took yesterday to test the format and visibility of the charts. They were live trades that I took. I will only show live trades taken with real money. No SIM trades.

Contract: DAX
Entry signal: Speed Mac (SM)
Entry price: 9696.0 (pink)
Exit price: 9693.5 (blue)
Entry time: 7:46 A.M. (Pacific Time)
Ticks: +5 (per 1 lot)



Contract: DAX
Entry signal: Speed Tick (ST)
Entry price: 9710.5 (pink)
Exit price: 9708.0 (blue)
Entry time: 8:30 A.M. (Pacific Time)
Ticks: +5 (per 1 lot)



Sept 2014: Trades: 2. W: 2 L: 0. Ratio: 100%. Ticks: +10

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I have one suggestion:

Way not posting account performance?

In my attachment you see my account performance counting from 25 of August when I was back from vacation.
I´am still trading 1 contract. If you can be profitable with one contract you will be with 2,3,4,etc...

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I have one suggestion:

Way not posting account performance?

In my attachment you see my account performance counting from 25 of August when I was back from vacation.
I´am still trading 1 contract. If you can be profitable with one contract you will be with 2,3,4,etc...

I have not started posting on this thread yet. I will begin in October. I can add the account performance but my concern is that each posting may contain 3 -5 trades and may be too lengthy as it is. I will have to see how it goes. But I just posted 2 trades as an example and it took up a lot of real estate. We shall see...

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I have not started posting on this thread yet. I will begin in October. I can add the account performance but my concern is that each posting may contain 3 -5 trades and may be too lengthy as it is. I will have to see how it goes. But I just posted 2 trades as an example and it took up a lot of real estate. We shall see...

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Real estate on this forum is free.....

Thanks Panda. I just don't want to muddy the water as I get accustomed to trading this method with real money. It is fast (1 min charts) and there are usually a lot of trades in a day. So there can be no room for hesitation, which usually comes with trading live money.

I will cap my trading at net 3 wins or net 3 losses per day.

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Looking forward to your journal. I used to trade with Tony a long time ago.

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I enjoy your other journal and am looking forward to this one. Out of curiosity, is this foray a result of your unhappiness with the relatively few trade signals you receive from your other technique?

Also, forgive me if you have posted this elsewhere, but have you outlined your trading history/background in another post/thread somewhere? I would like to learn more about you, if you feel comfortable sharing.

Good luck with these trades.

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I enjoy your other journal and am looking forward to this one. Out of curiosity, is this foray a result of your unhappiness with the relatively few trade signals you receive from your other technique?

Also, forgive me if you have posted this elsewhere, but have you outlined your trading history/background in another post/thread somewhere? I would like to learn more about you, if you feel comfortable sharing.

Good luck with these trades.

I am not dissatisfied with the few trades trading the Reversal Bar but I am always looking for a way to maximize my time in front of the monitors. I was looking at The Intentional Trader initially for one indicator to help with the Reversal Bars, but I liked their method and frequency of trading. Now I trade both methods at the same time. I use 4 monitors so I have enough screens to keep the two methods separate. But sometimes the 1 minute timeframe mixed with a longer timeframe is challenging.

My background and education are in banking and finance. I have always been interested in trading and decided to try trading options in 2005. I was running a finance company during the day so I traded at night for the next day.

In 2009, I decided to move into day trading. I started with Rob Hoffman and traded the MA's. After a while I joined with Anthony Drager and learned divergent trading. Then, I mentored with Joe Ross and learned to trade without indicators; and I still trade the Reversal Bars. Currently I am learning to trade from The Intentional Trader and also trade their method live. This journal will reflect all the trades I take using The Intentional Trader method. My hope is that I execute the trades as they are meant to be taken with this method.

Thank you for asking.

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Let's see how much real estate a day like today will take up:

Contract: Gold
Entry signal: Speed Tick (ST) Long
Entry price: 1233.5
Exit price: 1234.0
Entry time: 6:47 A.M. (Pacific Time)
Ticks: +5 (per 1 lot)



Contract: DAX
Entry signal: Speed Mac (SM) Short
Entry price: 9626.0
Exit price: 9623.5
Entry time: 7:31 A.M. (Pacific Time)
Ticks: +5 (per 1 lot)



Contract: Natural Gas
Entry signal: Speed Tick (ST) Short
Entry price: 3.904
Exit price: 3.911
Entry time: 7:44 A.M. (Pacific Time)
Ticks: -7 (per 1 lot)



Contract: Crude Oil
Entry signal: Speed Flash (SF) Short
Entry price: 93.94
Exit price: 93.92
Entry time: 7:49 A.M. (Pacific Time)
Ticks: +2 (per 1 lot)



Contract: Crude Oil
Entry signal: Speed Flash (SF) Short
Entry price: 94.03
Exit price: 94.03
Entry time: 8:02 A.M. (Pacific Time)
Ticks: 0 (per 1 lot)



Contract: Russell
Entry signal: Speed Mac (SM) Long
Entry price: 1136.2
Exit price: 1136.7
Entry time: 8:02 A.M. (Pacific Time)
Ticks: +5 (per 1 lot)



Contract: DAX
Entry signal: Speed Tick (SM) Short
Entry price: 9635.0
Exit price: 9632.5
Entry time: 8:31 A.M. (Pacific Time)
Ticks: +5 (per 1 lot)



Today's Trades: 7. W: 4 L: 1 BE: 2. W/L Ratio: 80%. Ticks: +13
Sept 2014 Trades: 9. W: 6 L: 1. BE: 2. W/L Ratio: 85.71%. Ticks: +23

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Any trades today using the indicators from the intentional trader?

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Any trades today using the indicators from the intentional trader?

Yes there was. I took 1 trade but I am not posting regularly yet. I have put a couple of days up to see how the format would look. I will be posting daily starting October 1st.

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Trying a new format to make it easier for me to post multiple trades. I will be using SnagIt and make notes directly to the chart.

GC: ST at Major Resistance with OBOS and BH. -7


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1. FDAX: Buy 9382.0 ST with OBOS + BH at Pivot. Stop 9378.0. -7


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2. GC: Sell 1217.7 SF with OBOS +BH at High. Target 1217.2. +5


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3. TF: Buy 1087.3 ST with OBOS +BH at Pivot. Stop 1086.6. -7


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4. CL: Buy 91.95 ST with OBOS + BH at Pivot. Hit Target +5 but No Fill. Move Stop. Scratch 91.95. 0


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5. CL: Sell 92.86 ST (Medium Blue) +BH at Pivot. Target 92.81. +5

6. CL: Sell 92.87 SF + BH at High close below Pivot. Target 92.82. +5


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7. Missed Trade Buy FDAX 9384.5 ST with OBOS + BH at Pivot. +5 I had walked away.

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8. GC: Sell 1219.3 SF with OBOS +BH at High. Target 1218.8. +5

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Daily Results: 4W 2L 1S. W/L: 66.67% +6 ticks
Monthly Results: 4W 2L 1S. W/L: 66.67% +6 ticks

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Slow day.
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FDAX: Buy 9231.0 SF with OBOS + BH at Low. Target 9233.5 +5


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Daily Results: 1W 0L 0S. W/L: 100% +5 ticks
Monthly Results: 5W 2L 1S. W/L: 71.43% +11 ticks

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1. CL: Buy 89.99 ST + BH at Pivot. Stop 89.92. -7

2. CL: Buy 89.97 SF + BH at Low close above Pivot. Target 90.02. +5


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3. CL: Buy 89.42 SF + BH at Low. Target 89.47. +5


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Daily Results: 2W 1L 0S. W/L: 66.67% +3 ticks
Monthly Results: 7W 3L 1S. W/L: 70% +14 ticks

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thanks for the posting! I'm sure its busy enough posting 1 journal but 2 is awesome!

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thanks for the posting! I'm sure its busy enough posting 1 journal but 2 is awesome!

Thanks.

It is a bit challenging. Fortunately I am done trading by 9 AM PST so I still have time left in the day...

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.Missed CL: Buy 89.38. SF + BH. Order was too late and already hit +5 before I would have been filled.

1. CL: Buy 89.25 SF + BH (but disappeared after I was in the trade) at Low. Stop 89.18. -7


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2. GC: Sell 1201.5 SF + BH. Target 1201.0. +5


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.Missed TF: Buy 1093.5. SM + BH. My order was too late and already hit +5 before I would have been filled.


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Daily Results: 1W 1L 0S. W/L: 50% -2 ticks
Monthly Results: 8W 4L 1S. W/L: 66.67% +12 ticks

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CL: Long. Entry bar closed down so I moved my stop up. I kept moving it up and was stopped at Break Even. 0


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CL: Long. Actual entry at 98.49 and above but my fill was 98.48 since the market was fast. +5


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Missed TF: Short 1078.8 Market was too fast for me. Waited for BH to confirm but it never triggered. Missed


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FDAX: Short. Riskier trade. Not a lot of momentum going into the pivot and No OBOS but divergence was there. +5


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Daily Results: 2W 0L 1S. W/L: 100% +10 ticks
Monthly Results: 10W 4L 2S. W/L: 71.43% +22 ticks

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GC: Long 1211.9. Opened 4T away from the pivot but within range. Took a little heat initially. +5


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GC: Long 1209.9. Hesitated on entry and got a better price. Not a great setup since price closed too far above the LOD. I read it as a close above the pivot but ideally price should have been closer to the LOD, not the pivot. +5



Not a lot of momentum today. There were other technical setups but they lacked momentum so I skipped them. Still, I finished up for the day.

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TF: Long 1085.6. Was able to buy at a lower price because the market moved quickly as I had my mouse on the DOM. +5


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NG: Long 3.816. Got nervous after I entered. Not a lot of momentum or velocity. Got out early at +2. Hit target of +5 a few seconds later. +2


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Missed CL: Long ST setup at 84.47. Market moved too fast. Had my order in but the price shot up and hit target before I could get in.


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NG: Long 3.874. Chopped around and I bailed out early at +2. Did not manage with my stop. Eventually hit target. +2


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GC: Long 1231.8. Almost stopped me out by 1 tick then shot back up and hit my target. +5


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NG: Long 3.856. More chop action after entry. Pulled stop up after 3 bars. Out at Break Even. 0


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Very odd day. Could not get my charts to get historical data. All the indicators were not working properly so I stood aside.
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TF: Short 1071.7. Got sucked into this volatility. Price moved so fast on the DOM I should have stepped aside. Market spanked me and I sat on my hands for the rest of the day. -7


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DAX: Short 8809.5. My stop was the HOD. A better stop would have been 1 tick above the HOD since HOD was a resistance. I will pay better attention to that. I was stopped at the high tick and then price dropped to target. -7


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CL: Long 81.51. SF + BH. Took 1 tick slippage on the loss. -8.


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CL: Long 81.04. This was not a valid setup. It did not hit the zone. I thought it did and BH signaled, so I took it. -7
CL: Long 81.03. Next bar immediately after the last setup. I stopped trading after this loser. 3 net losses. -7


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TF: Long 1106.0. Not a lot of momentum or velocity on this setup. It did have a lot of confluence with a RicoDot.1105.5110 +5


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No trades today. Very unusual.
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CL: Short 81.60. I got a good fill on this one. Bar opened at 81.56 but price shot up quickly for a better entry. +5


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GC: Long 1227.6. Target filled on high tick. Love that. Trade worked out a few bars later anyway. +5


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TF: Short 1114.7. Price wnet through the pivot and almost hit the next one. Bar closed below first pivot for my entry. +5


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CL: Long 80.58. Quick and basic setup. I had to place the order immediately on the bar open. +5


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CL: Long 80.39. Medium blue and price was moving fast. Had multiple divergences, MACD and RSI. +5


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CL: Short 80.86. Went against me the whole time. -7


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Missed CL: Short 80.32. I was away from my computer when this setup happened. Lacked momentum. -7


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No trades today.

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TF: Long 1140.0. My chart showed a pivot line incorrectly. Plus the BH disappeared. Good setup though. +5


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CL: Short 82.50. Was not able to move stop to -5 when entry bar closed higher. -7


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CL: Short 82.75 Medium blue and I entered early. Prior bar did not hit pivot. Next bar did and was a good setup. +5


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CL: Long 80.98. SF off low of day. Was able to get a good fill. +5


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CL: Long 80.94. SF /SM at low of day. BH disappeared during trade. Good fill near low. +5


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tradethetick,
Pardon my ignorance but are these live trades with real $? I'm asking because how do you deal with spread at such low timeframes? I see a lot of times you are profiting 5 ticks a trade, that's almost the entire spread! There's must be a piece of the puzzle I'm missing.

I'm new to trading so just trying to make sense out of things.

Thanks!

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tradethetick,
Pardon my ignorance but are these live trades with real $? I'm asking because how do you deal with spread at such low timeframes? I see a lot of times you are profiting 5 ticks a trade, that's almost the entire spread! There's must be a piece of the puzzle I'm missing.

I'm new to trading so just trying to make sense out of things.

Thanks!

Yes it is real money and they are live trades. My cost is around a 1/2 tick ($4.50). I'm not sure how much you're paying in commission but if it is 5 ticks (about $50) I would find another broker for futures.

So far I am at +44 ticks which is about $440 per 1 lot. I have traded 39 times at a commission of around $175.50. The net after commission is approximately +$264.50. Not the best month.

This month had a very strange 3rd week. The 4 days after the Columbus Day were very choppy and sporadic. I think if I had 4 normal weeks I would have been closer to +70 ticks. My short term goal with this method is +88 ticks per month with 44 trades.

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CL: Short 80.14. Price moved quickly against me. Was not able to move stop. -1T slippage too. -8


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First, Thank you for taking the time to post your trading and results with live money. Greatly appreciated!!

I have been thinking about joining the Intentional Trader as well, so that is how I found your journal.

Curious, are you in their trading room as well to help you with learning entries etc?
Do you feel you need the full indicator package or is there just one or 2 that you seem to rely on the most?

I thought it would be a good idea to use fibonacci levels and watch for the Flash and/or Ricochet indicators to
help to get into the trade.

Also...overall...are you happy with their indicators/methods?

Looks like you are doing well. You take a $250+/month and start adding contracts...not bad.
Plus work on getting a higher winning trade percentage...all seems positive from what I see.

Again...a big thank you for the time you are taking to journal your results.

Mike

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Mike,

I am in the room also and it does help me when I am unsure. But I have to have my finger on the trigger already or I will miss it.

I can't speak to your other questions as it is a violation of Big Mike's. I can only share that I have all the indicators and use them when I trade.

I am pleased with my progress so far and hope to continue improving.

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Long DAX. Price hit low of day and did not have OBOS but the Flash and Mac made it a good setup. +5


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GC: Short 1171.7. Had medium blue Speed Ticks so was a little less conservative. +5



I picked today to stop trading DAX and NG (see below). I missed 2 winners in the DAX and 1 winner in NG. Figures...

I also added more aggressive setups (called Darkside) which is why there are some new lines on the chart. These are not part of the trading room nor are they Intentional Trader setups. But the setups do use some of their indicators. These setups require additional indicators and takes a lot of computer resources so I chose to remove the DAX and NG. I took 14 Darkside setups (SIM only) and had 10W 1L 3S. And I missed a few because I was not paying attention.
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What settings are you using for the CCI indicator overlay? Thanks!

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What settings are you using for the CCI indicator overlay? Thanks!

Is this Nick from the room?

If so, PM me.

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Really appreciate you taking the time to post your trades. I am also in the process of researching Intentional Trader and this is great info to review. Any chance we can talk on the phone so i can pick your brain a little before spending thousands of dollars on this system?

Randy

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CL: Short 78.93. This was an unconventional setup. Medium blue ST No OBOS and No BH. +5



Darkside trades were 8W 4 L. Should have skipped 6 of them since the slope was too steep (>45 degrees). Would have been 2W 1L. I need to refine my skills here. That is why I'm simming these setups.
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I'm a VIP in Tony's room too and I have created an indicator that will display the slope of the 8 EMA, it also changes color depending on how steep the slope is. Green - less than 45..... Yellow - 45 to 59 & red - > 60. It also shades between the 8 EMA & 13 EMA. Let me know if you are interested, I offer it to a VIP for no charge.


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Really appreciate you taking the time to post your trades. I am also in the process of researching Intentional Trader and this is great info to review. Any chance we can talk on the phone so i can pick your brain a little before spending thousands of dollars on this system?

Randy

Randy PM me.

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I'm a VIP in Tony's room too and I have created an indicator that will display the slope of the 8 EMA, it also changes color depending on how steep the slope is. Green - less than 45..... Yellow - 45 to 59 & red - > 60. It also shades between the 8 EMA & 13 EMA. Let me know if you are interested, I offer it to a VIP for no charge.


I too am a VIP and would love that. Thank you.

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I do know that this is not the place and the time to do any overview about the room where you are trading, but I really would like to see some comment a before and after thing. Meaning you have been started live 1 month back. What is your feelings now, how you are planing to move forward. Is this your method or not? Do you want to do it alone, or you woul dlike to be in a room (any room) in the future? How much time are you spending / day with trading...

My side of the story is simple. And this is not the room classification I have been several room, but at the end I always wanted to do it alone. Ofc one side of the story to have a feeling of confident and to blame, other side of the story, to give myself a credit to do it. It is same like work. You can work for others dream, or you can work for your dream. And do not get it wrong. Not judgment, I am just amazed, your logs and journal!

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I too am a VIP and would love that. Thank you.

Sent you the indicator in a PM. Let me know if you don't receive it. I'll be in the room today if you have questions.

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I do know that this is not the place and the time to do any overview about the room where you are trading, but I really would like to see some comment a before and after thing. Meaning you have been started live 1 month back. What is your feelings now, how you are planing to move forward. Is this your method or not? Do you want to do it alone, or you woul dlike to be in a room (any room) in the future? How much time are you spending / day with trading...

My side of the story is simple. And this is not the room classification I have been several room, but at the end I always wanted to do it alone. Ofc one side of the story to have a feeling of confident and to blame, other side of the story, to give myself a credit to do it. It is same like work. You can work for others dream, or you can work for your dream. And do not get it wrong. Not judgment, I am just amazed, your logs and journal!

Thank you for your questions.

I plan on staying in the room, mainly because trading can be very lonely and only traders seems to be able to talk to other traders. Everyone else just nods or nods off. I do not wait for the room moderator to call out the trades. I am already in position to enter but the room helps add confidence to my decision.

Trading is great in that you can expand without increasing your overhead. Just your contract size. But trading is definitely an individual venture. A well run room should aid the individual. Once it stops doing that, it is time to go.

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Sent you the indicator in a PM. Let me know if you don't receive it. I'll be in the room today if you have questions.

Thank you. I didn't "talk" much in the room today. Was busy watching your indicator and changing settings while trading (I know, I shouldn't multi-task but today was zzzfest.

I will give a shout out to you tomorrow.

Thanks again!!

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No trades today. Zzzfest. The day before unemployment Friday. Very choppy but I stayed safe.

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New to futures.io (formerly BMT) - How do I send you a PM?

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New to futures.io (formerly BMT) - How do I send you a PM?

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Randy,

Left click the person's name and a drop down list appears. Click send a private message.

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No trades today.

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Since October Results: 30W 13L 3S. W/L: 69.77%. +51 ticks

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CL: Long 77.98. Was able to get a better fill as price came down a little. Flash showed up on the bar too. +5



Darkside trades: SIM 17 setups. I missed 5 of them. I loser was not a valid setup. Took 8W, 3L, 1S. 66.67%. +16T. Goal is to have a 75% win rate. I am still working on my execution of these.
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Never heard back. Can you call me at 215-348-1713?

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Never heard back. Can you call me at 215-348-1713?

Randy

Calling you now. Sorry.

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CL: Long 75.61. Did not get a BH signal but it was a flash setup. Went +3 then turned around quickly. -7


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Monthly Results: 4W 1L 0S. W/L: 80%. +13 ticks
Since October Results: 31W 14L 3S. W/L: 68.89%. +64 ticks

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Monthly Results: 4W 1L 0S. W/L: 80%. +13 ticks
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TF: Long 1162.5. ST was medium blue and the Mac made it stronger. Had a good fill with price moving down. +5



GC: Long 1181.9. Waited for price to come down before I entered. Good entry price. +5


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I got out after hours and final account balance is 25,144. So for the day I netted 88 dollars. Im happy it is still green.

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CL: Long 74.77. RicoDot trade. I don't usually take these but they are valid. Stopped low tick. -7



CL: Long 74.59. Good setup. No BH. Was able to get a better price. +5



TF: Long 1168.3. Moved fast but was able to get a decent price. No BH signal. +5


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CL: Short 75.30. SM and SF with BH. Had a good entry but trade went against me. -7


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TF: Short 1161.6. Not a lot of momentum but had a SF. Chopped after entry and hit +4 2X. -7


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CL: Long 75.05 ST with a Med Blue. Had a great price to buy but market dropped quickly. Price actually went +5 from the open but I wasn't filled at the open. Should have pulled the order at that time, instead I moved my order lower for a better price. Greed took over and gave me my 3rd loss in a row. -7


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Daily Results: 0W 3L 0S. W/L: 0%. -21 ticks
Monthly Results: 8W 5L 0S. W/L: 61.54%. +5 ticks
Since October Results: 35W 18L 3S. W/L: 66.04%. +56 ticks

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CL: Long 76.02. SM and SF at a pivot. Was not able to tighten stop before price dropped. -7


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Monthly Results: 8W 6L 0S. W/L: 57.14%. -2 ticks
Since October Results: 35W 19L 3S. W/L: 64.81%. +49 ticks

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I have been studying the Intentional Trader videos on You Tube and appreciate your journal. Can you tell me what the black and white line (looks like a very jagged moving average) on your chart is? Thanks again for your work.

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I have been studying the Intentional Trader videos on You Tube and appreciate your journal. Can you tell me what the black and white line (looks like a very jagged moving average) on your chart is? Thanks again for your work.

That is a CCI line. I added that to the charts for a variation of the Intentional Trader (IT) setups. I take additional trades outside the "approved" IT setups and I use the CI for those. The CCI line is not used for the IT trades that I am posting.

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CL: Long 75.89. Was able to get a better fill. Bought below the open of the bar. No OBOS but not needed. +5


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Monthly Results: 9W 6L 0S. W/L: 60%. +3 ticks
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TF: Long 1181.5. SpeedMac at LOD. Bar closed lower then open. Moved stop up. -5


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CL: 74.26. SpeedFlash and SpeedMac at LOD. +5


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Monthly Results: 10W 7L 0S. W/L: 58.82%. +3 ticks
Since October Results: 37W 20L 3S. W/L: 64.91%. +54 ticks

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CL: Short 73.85. SpeedMac at a pivot line. Took a little heat but then price dropped. +5


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Monthly Results: 11W 7L 0S. W/L: 61.11%. +8 ticks
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CL: Long 67.25. Speedtick + OBOS+ BloodHound. Quick winner. +5


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CL: Long 67.06. SpeedFlash (Med. Blue) + OBOS + Bloodhound. Another quick winner. +5


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TF: Short 1165.0. Speedtick. No momentum. Single bar thrust but pivot was untouched for the day. -7


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Monthly Results: 2W 1L 0S. W/L: 66.67%. +3 ticks
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TF: Short 1175.2. SpeedFlash at HOD. Textbook setup. +5


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Monthly Results: 3W 1L 0S. W/L: 75%. +5 ticks
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CL: Short 67.11. ST and the second bar. First bar closed on the line. No BloodHound on this setup. OBOS and pivot. +5


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Monthly Results: 4W 1L 0S. W/L: 80%. +5 ticks
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CL: Long 65.65. SpeedFlash and SpeedMac at pivot, No OBOS. Riskier trade since price overshot pivot by 9 ticks. +5


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Monthly Results: 5W 1L 0S. W/L: 83.33%. +5 ticks
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CL: Long 64.08. SpeedMac with a medium blue Speedtick at LOD. -3T slippage on this one! Ouch! -10


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CL: Long 63.57. SpeedFlash and SpeedMac at LOD. -6T of slippage on this one!!! Wow!! -13


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GC: Short 1227.7. SpeedTick at HOD and BH . Quick winner +5

GC: Short 1227.7 There are not usually back to back trades but this had a SpeedMac. Stopped high tick. -7

GC: Short 1227.9. Wow! 3 in a row. SpeedFlash with BH. +5


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Monthly Results: 7W 4L 0S. W/L: 63.64%. -15 ticks
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No trades.

Daily Results: 0W 0L 0S. W/L: 0%. 0 ticks
Monthly Results: 7W 4L 0S. W/L: 63.64%. -15 ticks
Since October Results: 45W 24L 3S. W/L: 65.22%. +57 ticks

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NG: Long 3.688. -7

This was a mistake but I am going to log it. My chart had the wrong setting and I placed a trade that was not valid. This will remind me to check my charts before trading. Expensive lesson. I am shocked at myself and disappointed. Hopefully this costly lesson will ensure my future diligence.

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NG: Long 3.688. -7

This was a mistake but I am going to log it. My chart had the wrong setting and I placed a trade that was not valid. This will remind me to check my charts before trading. Expensive lesson. I am shocked at myself and disappointed. Hopefully this costly lesson will ensure my future diligence.

Thanks for all of your updates! Have you tried this system in higher time frame? and if so how did you find it?


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Thanks for all of your updates! Have you tried this system in higher time frame? and if so how did you find it?


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I haven't tried it on a higher time frame. Although when I initially looked at The Intentional Trader, it was because I liked one of their indicators. I was converted so to speak to the 1 minute time frame. I still trade the longer time frames with my Reversal Bar method but I don't use any indicators with that.

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I saw your latest post and would be interested in hearing about your Reversal Bar method. Let me know if you're agreeable to discussing it.

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No trades today.

Back after a nice break. Looking forward to a profitable 2015.

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TF: Long 1156.4. SpeedFlash / SpeedMac at LOD. I was stopped low tick. Price then shot up. The trading room all took a winner. -7


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