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Market Wizard
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Take the time to find the Trigger for that behaviour, before jumpend right back in.
You are accurate in what you did wrong but fail to search for WHYyou did what you did.
Awareness of trigger is key IMHO.

Good luck with the next round!

You are so correct. I spent yesterday afternoon and early evening reflecting and then discussed what happened with my wife to get her honest input as to why I did what I did. She knows me well. As a result, I have taken several steps today to help before I started trading.

Thank you for your good advice!


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Sim Trade Results for the Day

Here is the Trade Results for the day:

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New Combine


First day in a new Combine. Below is my morning prep chart, and the first two trade signals that I passed on because of NFP News at 8:30 am EST:

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Update

I have switched to Sim because of missing the next 2 trades and have to leave in a few minutes to take my daughter to school. Her ride cancelled at the last minute and she missed the bus. Also, it is NFP Friday and I anticipate a slow afternoon but I will check the market when I get back.

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Chart Update

Before leaving I updated my channels due to price action. Here is where I am at:

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1st Trade in Combine

Returned in time to take this LONG trade with 3 contracts for +10 ticks each.

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2nd Trade in Combine

Passed on 2 trades because of uncertainty then took a LONG with 3 contracts for +10 ticks each at the 2nd ES SHORT failure point on a limit order fill with a strong bull candle.

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3rd Trade

On 2nd ES LONG failure I waited for price to retrace instead of using Sell Stop Limit. Price hit my order but didn't fill and when that bar closed I cancelled the order.

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Final Trade for the Day


I messed up on this one. I entered on a 2nd ES SHORT FAILURE but by accident I entered with 4 contracts when I meant to select 2. As soon as I noticed that, I immediately moved my target to +6 to exit the trade. Overall, a good 1st day for the Combine.

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