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why would you Limit BOTH of your scales like that? I understand taking one off early, could you Elaborate on why you choose to take off the 2nd a Little later as well? Thanks

Several reasons for me:
  • First, I have a hard time letting trades run because of losing so much money in the past
  • Second, I hate to give money back when I had some great profit
  • Third, I have learned NOT to be greedy
  • Fourth, its about making money NOT pride
  • Fifth, just one of these trades a day makes a good living
  • Sixth, it meets my Combine objectives
  • Seventh, I am out of the trade quickly
  • Eighth, it feels good

Hope that helps understand me a little better.

John


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Bob,


Several reasons for me:
  • First, I have a hard time letting trades run because of losing so much money in the past
  • Second, I hate to give money back when I had some great profit
  • Third, I have learned NOT to be greedy
  • Fourth, its about making money NOT pride
  • Fifth, just one of these trades a day makes a good living
  • Sixth, it meets my Combine objectives
  • Seventh, I am out of the trade quickly
  • Eighth, it feels good
Hope that helps understand me a little better.

John

Aren't we all a little bit Bob?..
Appreciate your answer!

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Trade in Progress


If I were trading this would be my afternoon trade:

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Trade in Progress Update

I don't know if last target would have been filled or not:

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Update: It hit the target one more time and then proceeded to take my stop out at +5

Update: Now I would be in the trade Short (I will post picture)


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Trade in Progress

Here is the update. As of the moment it hasn't hit +26 yet but stop is at +5

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Update: It just hit +26


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Another Entry

If I were still trading this would be next entry.

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If stopped out I would look for HH and then potential long entry again. I just moved stop to -2 as price went +9 and is paused.

If this bar closes up it is a perfect long setup but it closed down. Alright I'm +11. Stop moved to +3. Risk free.

Price came w/i 1 tick of stop. Now +11 again but which way will it go.

Just stopped out. Congestion. Bias still down But I don't like it when trades take this long to follow through. That is why I moved my stop to +3. I may have been ok if I kept it in the -2 area. Only time will tell if I made the right choice or not.

If stopped out looking for a new high above 51 then pullback to reenter Long


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Trade in Progress Update

All in all it would have been a great afternoon.

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Price just closed above EMA and looking to go up. A possible long in the near future but I would be done for the day. So I am signing off.


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Expectations

This is what I am looking to happen. It may NOT. You could have taken early entry but it is very risky. Stop would be -5.
I don't know how to draw so this what you got.

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If had taken the high risk trade (but I wouldn't have because of time of day and no price break even above 45.51) then you would have been stopped out

These last few posts were to given to you all with the idea of seeing some of my thoughts as I am trading these waves. It is a great strategy for following short term trends but as you saw you can use it on any time frame.


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Two Simulation Trades

I received half of my new indicator this weekend so I am excited to try it out. Being Sunday, I decided to do the trades in simulation mode vs. the Combine. Boy do I wish I could go back and change that decision. Oh well, the first trade had two targets +16 and +32 and both were reached. The second trade had all contracts at one target +16. Both were successful! Here is the picture:

Crude (CL)

For Some Reason I Cannot Get the Picture to Upload
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Missing Picture


Problem is on my end with my internet connection. It keeps going in and out. Technician coming tomorrow to check out the problem but for now it appears to be working again. Here is the picture:

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