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Market Wizard
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I am going to change to 3 contracts now to follow the scaling plan for the 100K Combine. Might as well get use to it before next Tuesday.

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Trade 1

I will be looking for 2 trades a day with 3 contracts @ +10 ticks each. Here is my first for today:

Crude (CL)

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Missed Trade


I missed the ideal entry so I tried to limit in on a pullback. It missed filling my order by 1 tick and went to target.

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It happened again

I am trying to do to many things at once and missed the entry. So once again I tried to limit in. It came to within 1 tick of filling my order and then went to target.

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Quick Scalp on CL

Took this first trade with 3 contracts for +10 ticks each. It was definitely a counter-trend trade. I entered the trade based on the long wick of the previous bar at fib target.

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2nd Entry Short

Stopped out just prior to price reaching target. Have my ATM set to advance once +8 ticks is reached and the move back against me went farther than I anticipated.

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3rd Trade

Reentered the trade. Took +10 with 3 contracts:

Crude (CL)

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One more successful goal and I will have reached my goal for the day. I am trading this exactly as I will next Tuesday in live trader preparation.

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Missed Trade

Missed this short for +10 ticks each with 3 contracts. Just so you know all of these setups are very aggressive trades.

Crude (CL)

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Final Trade

Done for the day.

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Trade 1 for 2.17.15


Decided to start TopStepTrader's Live Trader Preparation tomorrow because I broke a tooth last night and need to try and get in to a Dentist this morning. As a result, I am trading in my Sim Account this morning. My first trade didn't fill this morning and already reached its target. So I cancelled the order.

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