The Bolt Trader Journal - Trading Journals | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


The Bolt Trader Journal
Updated: Views / Replies:13,427 / 309
Created: by BoltTrader Attachments:186

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 90,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Reply
 186  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

The Bolt Trader Journal

  #171 (permalink)
grappling dummy
Hawaii at the beach
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Nt8, MotiveWave, TOS
Broker/Data: S5
Favorite Futures: ES, ZB fine alcohol and muscle cars
 
KahunaDog's Avatar
 
Posts: 476 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 945 given, 345 received


BoltTrader View Post
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!


Following your log.
Keep us posted, I can't wait to hear your interview.

How many combines total have you done?
After rereading your log I am likely to stick to one product for my first combine.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to KahunaDog for this post:
 
  #172 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL
 
Posts: 505 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,471 given, 822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

2 Trades this Morning

1 loser with 5 contracts at -2 ticks. I was bummed by this one. The trade worked as expected however once price moves +8 in my favor I have my ATM set to go to -2 ticks to keep my losses small. Most times if it goes +8 it will make +10 before pulling back. 1 Winner for 55 ticks with 5 contracts. Need 1 more trade to qualify for a funded account.

Crude (CL)

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).

Reply With Quote
The following 5 users say Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:
 
  #173 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL
 
Posts: 505 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,471 given, 822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Chart Comment


Just noticed that my lower trend line for bull channel got moved some how. I have put it back.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:
 
  #174 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL
 
Posts: 505 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,471 given, 822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary


KahunaDog View Post
Following your log.
Keep us posted, I can't wait to hear your interview.

How many combines total have you done?
After rereading your log I am likely to stick to one product for my first combine.

Way too many to count! However, I am extremely motivated this time as it looks like my wife is going to lose her teaching job next year due to funding cuts. I want to be trading live and able to cover her income so she doesn't have to go back to work and can enjoy more time with our daughter's during her senior year in high school.

Reply With Quote
The following 4 users say Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:
 
  #175 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL
 
Posts: 505 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,471 given, 822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Trade 3

I didn't want to blow it. Entered short with 3 contracts for a quick scalp of +10 ticks. However, when price hit +8 ticks again it retreated. Price came within 1 tick of stopping me out. Fearing another loss and the pressure it would put on me to qualify I moved my target to +5 ticks for each contract. This may be ugly but it should qualify me for a funded account. When I return from lunch I will possibly look for 1 more decent trade setup to end on a good note. If I am gun shy then I will just pass the trade up and be done for the day.

Crude (CL)

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).

Reply With Quote
The following 6 users say Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:
 
  #176 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL
 
Posts: 505 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,471 given, 822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Combine Complete

Decided to be content. All done for the day. I will post my Combine Trade Report this evening sometime.

Reply With Quote
The following 4 users say Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:
 
  #177 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Sarasota FL
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 3,632 since Jan 2013
Thanks: 26,738 given, 11,106 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary


BoltTrader View Post
Decided to be content. All done for the day. I will post my Combine Trade Report this evening sometime.

Wise move.

Congrats on the win.

Bob.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to bobwest for this post:
 
  #178 (permalink)
grappling dummy
Hawaii at the beach
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: Nt8, MotiveWave, TOS
Broker/Data: S5
Favorite Futures: ES, ZB fine alcohol and muscle cars
 
KahunaDog's Avatar
 
Posts: 476 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 945 given, 345 received

Bolttrader.
Congratulations again.


I had a question on the Combine, CL and NT.
Just to clarify one is allowed to Enter trades on NT at o800 as long as exits are done by 1510. ? I will be doing my first 10day combine this monday.

Reply With Quote
 
  #179 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL
 
Posts: 505 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,471 given, 822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary


KahunaDog View Post
Bolttrader.
Congratulations again.


I had a question on the Combine, CL and NT.
Just to clarify one is allowed to Enter trades on NT at o800 as long as exits are done by 1510. ? I will be doing my first 10day combine this monday.

Here is a link to permissible products and times to trade in the Combine:

Permissible Products/Times to Trade ? Help & Feedback Center

When trading Crude (CL) you are not allowed to be in a trade when the Crude Oil Inventories release comes out on Wednesday's at 10:30am. Make sure you always check because some weeks it comes out on Thursdays instead. For your own good I would make sure that all positions are closed about 10 minutes before the release and wouldn't enter for at least 5 minutes after the release preferably 10 minutes.

Make sure that you note that the 1510 is central time NOT eastern and I would never be in a position past 1500. Hope that helps and good luck!

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users say Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:
 
  #180 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL
 
Posts: 505 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,471 given, 822 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Combine Trade Report for Day 20


Here is my Combine trade report for today. I am pleased! Hoping that they will consider me for a funded account. They may ask me to go through Live Trader Preparation. I don't know. This is all new territory for me from this point on and I am looking forward to it.

Crude (CL)

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).

Reply With Quote
The following 12 users say Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:

Reply



futures io > > > The Bolt Trader Journal

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Linda Bradford Raschke: Reading The Tape

Elite only

Adam Grimes: TBA

Elite only

NinjaTrader: TBA

January

Ran Aroussi: TBA

Elite only
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Journal of a Nifty Day Trader psb1967 Trading Journals 11 February 7th, 2014 09:22 AM
Psych Journal of an ES Trader quantum27 Trading Journals 88 June 11th, 2013 08:00 AM
Tjs trader journal abourgeois Trading Reviews and Vendors 4 January 18th, 2013 11:00 PM
Moo Trader Journal keymoo Trading Journals 1 October 6th, 2012 05:03 AM
Trader 11 Journal greggdd Trading Journals 15 March 18th, 2011 12:53 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:11 AM.

Copyright © 2017 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2017-12-11 in 0.13 seconds with 20 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.226.34.209