The Bolt Trader Journal - futures io
futures io



The Bolt Trader Journal


Discussion in Trading Journals

Updated
      Top Posters
    1. looks_one BoltTrader with 259 posts (486 thanks)
    2. looks_two bobwest with 14 posts (14 thanks)
    3. looks_3 KahunaDog with 6 posts (6 thanks)
    4. looks_4 pipandrun with 5 posts (2 thanks)
      Best Posters
    1. looks_one Tap In with 2.3 thanks per post
    2. looks_two BoltTrader with 1.9 thanks per post
    3. looks_3 Scalpingtrader with 1.6 thanks per post
    4. looks_4 bobwest with 1 thanks per post
    1. trending_up 23,290 views
    2. thumb_up 542 thanks given
    3. group 15 followers
    1. forum 309 posts
    2. attach_file 185 attachments




Welcome to futures io: the largest futures trading community on the planet, with well over 125,000 members
  • Genuine reviews from real traders, not fake reviews from stealth vendors
  • Quality education from leading professional traders
  • We are a friendly, helpful, and positive community
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts
  • We are here to help, just let us know what you need
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

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

 
Search this Thread
 

The Bolt Trader Journal

(login for full post details)
  #221 (permalink)
 KahunaDog 
Hawaii at the beach
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Nt8, MotiveWave, TOS
Broker: S5
Trading: ES, ZB fine alcohol and muscle cars
 
KahunaDog's Avatar
 
Posts: 537 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 1,136 given, 397 received

Very nice first day of trader prep.

What do you think of the differences as well as pros/cons of the various sized combines? The 100k one you've successfully completed seems like one I would like to build to over time. After more leg work.

Visit my futures io Trade Journal Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to KahunaDog for this post:

Can you help answer these questions
from other members on futures io?
MCnet: (Multi-Timeframe) EMA @ Weekly Data on Daily Chart
MultiCharts
EMA as a trailing stop
Traders Hideout
Find the largest volumes in the cluster
NinjaTrader
Is IBKRs BookTrader OK?
Platforms and Indicators
ID Indicator ?
ThinkOrSwim
 
 
(login for full post details)
  #222 (permalink)
 BoltTrader 
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: MES, MNQ, M2K, MYM and MGC
 
Posts: 532 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,481 given, 831 received


KahunaDog View Post
Very nice first day of trader prep.

What do you think of the differences as well as pros/cons of the various sized combines? The 100k one you've successfully completed seems like one I would like to build to over time. After more leg work.

Thank you. The only reason I went with the 100K account was because things have changed in our family situation and I am going to need to be trading with more contracts sooner than I would be able to with a smaller sized account. However, after making the change I really like this size account.

Visit my futures io Trade Journal Started this thread Reply With Quote
 
(login for full post details)
  #223 (permalink)
 BoltTrader 
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: MES, MNQ, M2K, MYM and MGC
 
Posts: 532 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,481 given, 831 received


I got up and saw what appeared to be a great setup. I went for my normal +10 ticks. Price hit my target twice but didn't fill. Bummer! Instead of moving my stop up I elected to let it remain at -8 ticks. Unfortunately, I was stopped out. I am ok with this because too often I move my stop up only to get stopped out and then watch price move in the direction of my trade, hit the target and then proceed on past the target.

Crude (CL)


Visit my futures io Trade Journal Started this thread Reply With Quote
The following 3 users say Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #224 (permalink)
 BoltTrader 
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: MES, MNQ, M2K, MYM and MGC
 
Posts: 532 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,481 given, 831 received

Tried again. Same trade. Price went +8, reversed and stopped me out at -5 ticks. As per my rules, I am stopping trading for a 20 minute break.

Crude (CL)


Visit my futures io Trade Journal Started this thread Reply With Quote
The following 4 users say Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #225 (permalink)
 BoltTrader 
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: MES, MNQ, M2K, MYM and MGC
 
Posts: 532 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,481 given, 831 received

I just completed my morning prep. Had I done it first. I never would have entered those 2 trades. Lesson learned. Be patient. Follow your plan. Which I didn't do. I thought I was at the beginning of a major retracement or reversal by glancing at the charts. I was expecting my 2 trades early and be done for the day.

Crude (CL)


Visit my futures io Trade Journal Started this thread Reply With Quote
The following 4 users say Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #226 (permalink)
 BoltTrader 
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: MES, MNQ, M2K, MYM and MGC
 
Posts: 532 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,481 given, 831 received

Officially SHORT in my mind. Now looking for leg 1 to complete. Short entry setups. 1st target is range expansion 1 of 49.47. 2nd range expansion is 48.51. Next fib target is 46.75. Possibility of a very large day.

Visit my futures io Trade Journal Started this thread Reply With Quote
 
(login for full post details)
  #227 (permalink)
 BoltTrader 
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: MES, MNQ, M2K, MYM and MGC
 
Posts: 532 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,481 given, 831 received

Two weak 2nd entries at channel highs occurred. I chose to pass but they worked out nicely. If I am correct I have a measure move target of 49.21. Buyers are nowhere to be found. Trying to get in short but it may go all the way down to range expansion 1 before I can get in.

Crude (CL)


Visit my futures io Trade Journal Started this thread Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #228 (permalink)
 BoltTrader 
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: MES, MNQ, M2K, MYM and MGC
 
Posts: 532 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,481 given, 831 received

Perfect setup. Took 2nd entry short after channel break. Price came within 1 tick of stopping me out but thankfully didn't. One more trade and I will be positive for the day and I can look to reach my daily goal.

Crude (CL)


Visit my futures io Trade Journal Started this thread Reply With Quote
The following 2 users say Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #229 (permalink)
 BoltTrader 
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: MES, MNQ, M2K, MYM and MGC
 
Posts: 532 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,481 given, 831 received

A little late with my entry so I tried a limit order and it didn't come back to fill my order before reaching the target. It was a counter-trend trade.

Crude (CL)


Visit my futures io Trade Journal Started this thread Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to BoltTrader for this post:
 
(login for full post details)
  #230 (permalink)
 BoltTrader 
Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: MES, MNQ, M2K, MYM and MGC
 
Posts: 532 since Jul 2014
Thanks: 2,481 given, 831 received


New measured move target for leg 2 is: 49.33

Visit my futures io Trade Journal Started this thread Reply With Quote


futures io Trading Community Trading Journals > The Bolt Trader Journal


Last Updated on March 7, 2017


Upcoming Webinars and Events
 

NinjaTrader Indicator Challenge!

Ongoing

BloodHound Fundamentals 101 w/Jeremy Tang @ SharkIndicators

Elite only
 

Our 12-year anniversary w/ $$,$$$ prizes (check soon)

June
     



Copyright © 2021 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, Ph: +507 833-9432 (Panama and Intl), +1 888-312-3001 (USA and Canada), 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