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Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: CL
 
Posts: 505 since Jul 2014
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Trade Report

Reached my daily goal for the Combine.
ES: +$288
CL: +$116
Here are the Combine Trade Reports:

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Market Wizard
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Good luck, Bolttrader.

Thank you very much!

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Market Wizard
Phoenix + AZ/USA
 
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Favorite Futures: CL
 
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If You Don't Succeed the First Time...


Stopped out for about a $300 loss on a counter-trend trade. It was at a good location on my long term chart. However, I was a little early and shortened up my stop because of the counter-trend. Had I been here at my computer a few minutes earlier I would have had the ideal location and setup. I guess the lesson is I should have passed on the trade and waited.

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Taking the trade again but because of the loss I reduced my target just to get back close to scratch. I am about $12 to the negative now.

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Market Wizard
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Favorite Futures: CL
 
Posts: 505 since Jul 2014
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Another Difficult Day!

It seems like I haven't been able to do anything right. Misreading both the CL and ES markets again. Not trusting my setups. Three times I moved my stop because it was taking to long for the trade to develop. In doing so, I took losses only to watch the market move as I anticipated. Also, because of fear I cut my profits small. Only to watch price go on and hit my targets. Over trading again! Huge commissions!

The only thing positive about today is that I kept my total losses under my daily goal and nowhere near my daily loss limit. I will post my trade report later today as ugly as it is.

I intend to get some good rest and do some market replay over the weekend to help get ready for next week.

Have a great weekend all!

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Market Wizard
Sarasota FL
 
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Here are my results from yesterday:

Your images are not showing, which is a known occasional futures.io (formerly BMT) issue, where they are visible to the poster but not others.

Can you reload them? Thanks.

Bob.

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Market Wizard
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Let me try again

Thanks Bob!

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Hope that worked!

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Market Wizard
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Thanks Bob!
...
Hope that worked!

Perfectly.

Bob.

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Market Wizard
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Lacked Discipline

No business taking this trade. I shouldn't even be looking for a long trade until I see at least a major trend line break, then in this case a higher high, and a pullback to my go zone. I was impatient and trying to catch what I thought might be a quick ride up to my "Go Zone". I based the entry on the 2 wicks of the 2 up bars which I see alot of times for a retracement move. This was NOT one of my setups it was just impatience. When I saw the 2 sharp closing bars down I then took some immediate profit when given the opportunity. 4 contracts at +3 ticks. Quick $100 but I was just lucky.

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Market Wizard
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Proper Setup

Here is an example of what I was talking about in the last post. Notice the trend line break, the higher high, and the pullback to my go zone.

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Market Wizard
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Posts: 505 since Jul 2014
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Quick Scalp on ES


Based on the previous setup plus my trend bias changing to long with the close above my solid black line I took a quick scalp on the ES. 4 contracts for 1 point each. I will look to reenter trade as I get price confirmation. I am NOT fully sure about this trade yet because of price hitting my dotted reversal line (major resistance) and not closing above it. We will see how the price action goes.

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