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Market Wizard
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Trading for Tomorrow

Questionable. I have an early doctor's appointment tomorrow morning so I am NOT sure if I will do any trading tomorrow. Thinking if I do, it will probably be simulation only.

Have a great day everyone!

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Questionable. I have an early doctor's appointment tomorrow morning so I am NOT sure if I will do any trading tomorrow. Thinking if I do, it will probably be simulation only.

Have a great day everyone!

Hope all went well today.

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Thank you Bill! Doing ok.

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One Trade Only Today

I passed up on several setups this morning. I was uncertain about things so I decided not to take the entries. Took one trade here late in the day with 5 contracts. Long (CL) at 44.19 with a 10 tick stop. I was going to go with 2 targets which would have worked out but decided to close all 5 contracts @ +10 ticks. $500 for the day less commissions. I will post the trade report later.


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Combine Trade Report for 1/29/15

Here's is today's report:


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Update

No trading today but eager for Monday. Going to do some market replay over the weekend. Excited as I get closer to the end of the Combine especially with so many traders going live this year. It's encouraging!


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No trading today but eager for Monday. Going to do some market replay over the weekend. Excited as I get closer to the end of the Combine especially with so many traders going live this year. It's encouraging!

Also exciting, to me, are how many are posting about their Combines now. Used to be a rarity.

There's some mutual encouragement and support there, even though we are all doing different things.

Bob.

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Sim Trade

Took a simulation trade towards the end of the Super Bowl. Wishing it was a live trade now. Trade consisted of 5 contracts with a 7 tick stop and T1 of 11 ticks.

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Bad Morning

Had Internet connectivity issues twice this morning. Missed too many good setups to count. After 11:00am EST took BO retest short setup coming out of the Fib Entry Zones with a Double Top but unfortunately it didn't work out. 5 contracts @ -9 ticks each. I liked the setup just not the result!

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I Let Fear Sneak its Way In


Total bummer. Had a perfect short setup with a major trend line break and retracement into the Fib Entry Zones. Perfect entry and stop balance. Unfortunately, when price hit my target, didn't fill and quickly jumped up I moved my stop to prevent another loss and ended up with a small profit of +3 ticks per contract. Of course, priced went on to do what I expected it to do. I let fear govern my trade instead of confidence in the setup.

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