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Market Wizard
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Done for the Day

This is my first losing day on Crude (CL) and unfortunately it was a big one. I will post my trade report later. I made it tougher on myself to qualify NOT impossible but more difficult. Here is a picture of what happened this afternoon:

Crude (CL)

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This is my first losing day on Crude (CL) and unfortunately it was a big one. I will post my trade report later. I made it tougher on myself to qualify NOT impossible but more difficult. Here is a picture of what happened this afternoon:

Crude (CL)

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What kind of Renko bars do you use here? Looks interesting with the changing colours.....

Waiting, Discipline and Patience Pays!
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Market Wizard
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The bars are NTRenko which I believe are the same as a Median Renko bar. The colored bars are from a reversal bar indicator.

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Combine Trade Report for 2/2/15

Here is my Combine Report from yesterday:

Crude (CL)

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Market Wizard
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Trading Today

Early on I ended up way down from two trades that were good setups. Each moved in the anticipated direction, reversed, stopped me out and then proceeded to move back in the trade direction to reach my target. I believe I am to concerned with trying to qualify as a live trader and the result has been to make me overly cautious and fearful. I passed on many good setups today and then proceeded to micro scalp my way out of a deep hole. I did eventually end up positive. However, I definitely over traded and my commissions were huge. Another result of micro scalping was I lost sight of the big picture which really hurt, especially on a day like today where you can just let 1 contract run forever. I wasn't thinking! No pics today as there were just way too many trades. I will post the Combine trade results later.

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Combine Trade Reports for 2/3/15

Seems like these are being posted later the last couple of days. It still wasn't up by the time I went to bed last night. Anyhow, two days left and I have to get the ES back in compliance with the rules or I will miss qualifying for a funded account even if I do make the financial goal of plus $6,000. No matter what I have determined I won't be trading the ES in the funded account unless I spend a lot more hours in market replay trading it. At some point I also need to get back to trading Gold again. Here are my reports:

Crude (CL)

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S&P 500 (ES)

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Paper Traded Today

Decided to sit back and just watch the ES Market today. Paper traded not even simulation. The end result after spending the trading day and many hours after looking at the charts was a decision to slow down my tick charts. Now, I have a longer term chart directly above my trading chart so it is always in my sight and my trading chart has also been slowed down. However, it is not so slow that I have to increase my stop size which is good.

I still have the two trading days left in the Combine to try and meet all the objectives. My plan is to try and trade my setups without thinking about the Combine. My daily profit goal for the next two days will be $800. I intend to focus primarily on the ES on the first trading day (whether that occurs tomorrow or not) in an attempt to bring my trading average on that instrument to the positive. Once that goal is obtained then I will put my primary focus on the Crude market as that is the market where I perform best.

Hope everyone had a great trading day today!

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What Happened

Are you all seeing my 2 earlier posts? They vanished on my computer. Here is a trade on the ES I just missed:

S&P 500 (ES)

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Are you all seeing my 2 earlier posts? They vanished on my computer. Here is a trade on the ES I just missed:

S&P 500 (ES)

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You´ve posted them in Bob´s journal....

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You´ve posted them in Bob´s journal....

Beat me to it.

I knew you'd notice something eventually....

At least your posts aren't lost.

Bob.

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