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Market Wizard
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First Combine Trade for the Week

Started with just 2 contracts because I got in late. T1: +16. Stop: -8. Risk to Reward Ratio: 1:2. A nice start to the week. $320 less commissions.

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Started with just 2 contracts because I got in late. T1: +16. Stop: -8. Risk to Reward Ratio: 1:2. A nice start to the week. $320 less commissions.

Crude (CL)

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nice clean charts
do you still use 3 min chats ?

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Market Wizard
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Second Combine Trade for the Week


Well, this one didn't work so well. Was expecting a test of the PHOD. So put entry where I knew that I would be filled. Used my catastrophic stop of -13 with 2 contracts. To my misfortune price decided to set a new low by 1 tick. Stopped me out with room to spare as I had my stop just below the 88.2% retracement. Let's see what happens from here. Good news is I am still up for the day.

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nice clean charts
do you still use 3 min chats ?

Nope. I am using the Median Renko bars and I like the slower ones. Testing between MR5 and MR6. What you are looking at is the MR6.

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I don't believe it

I placed my 3rd trade. Success another +16 ticks. Only problem, I was in sim. I am glad that I have kept my trade size to 2 contracts this morning instead of my normal four. My entries on the last two trades have been terrible. Neither was taken in my entry zones but rather I waited for price to come out for verification and I have been fooled twice now. Yes, same area (right in the chop), another attempt, thankfully a different result! Another +16 with 2 contracts (but in sim). I should have gone to sleep tonight. This congestion is killing me. Price has yet to follow through to any of of the 3 targets. Two to the upside and one to the downside.

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P.S. I noticed that I dropped the HH in wrong place it should be up around the 45.19 area.


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Quick Scalp on ES

Just woke up. Took a quick scalp on ES of +5 with 2 contracts.

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Had to get cute

Tried for a quick wave of +16 but I moved my catastrophic stop in 2 ticks and got stopped out to the tick. Price just reached my target and beyond as I type this.

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Trade in Progress on ES

Took this beautiful setup on the ES. Stop: -10. Target: +20. Risk: 1/2. Trading 2 contracts. No regrets on this one if I get stopped out. Perfect Setup! Had my Trend Line Break, LL and pullback to Bolt Box 2.

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Trade in Progress Update

Bummed at the moment. Tempted to increase stop but I won't. The trade has gone negative. Hoping that it doesn't pullback further for one last move up before falling.

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The Pain


Trade progressed +2 points in my favor then reversed and stopped me out. What started out as a great week last night I have really messed up. Let's see if I can at least get back in the positive today. You may be asking why I didn't take any profit at +2 points. The reason was I was only trading 2 contracts and had decided to let them both go the distance. Had I been trading 4 contracts I would have taken profit at +2 points with 2 contracts and moved my stop to -6 (1 1/2 points) for the remaining 2 contracts.

I reentered the trade higher at 2045.00 with a stop at 2047.25 (1 tick above the swing high) and just got stopped out again. It looks like this baby is going higher. I am going to step away from the computer for a little while to regroup and come back fresh.

I am expecting a possible reversal or at least some major resistance between 2052 and 2053.25

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