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 Tap In 
Bend, OR
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Charts
Broker: Global Futures/OEC
Trading: NQ, CL
 
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5/27/15 Wednesday
Live Trades: 0
Day’s P/L: 0

No trades. Best opp was in NQ. Failed to take advantage. Other markets range bound and NG was not working again.

Marker results:
1 loss
1 BE

Black neutral set up markers:
6 wins
4 losses
7 BE

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 Tap In 
Bend, OR
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Charts
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5/28/15 Thursday
Live Trades: 1
Day’s P/L: -$4.60

One trade in CL. Managed to get out at BE before it went 47 ticks against me. Good looking trade. No regrets. Just didn't work

Marker results not so good today:
4 losses
1 BE

Black neutral markers better:
5 wins
1 loss
3 BE

Not sure why I am choosing the less successful trade areas and passing on the better areas. This could be a coincidence or it could be a pattern. I need to be more mindful of this and make notes.

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5/29/15 Friday
Live Trades: 0
Day’s P/L: 0

No trades

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 Tap In 
Bend, OR
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Charts
Broker: Global Futures/OEC
Trading: NQ, CL
 
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Thanks: 2,162 given, 2,063 received

Weekly Summary 5/25/15 to 5/29/15
Live Trades: 1 loser
Week’s P/L: -$4.60

Starting balance for the week: $2946.61
Withdrawals for the week: $0
Deposits for the week: $0
Ending balance for the week: $2942.01

Beginning account balance from first live trade on 3/10/15: $3000.00
Total Withdrawals: $0
Total Deposits: $0
Total Gains/losses from 3/10/15: -$57.99

Summary of marker and trade activity:
15 marked or traded set ups
2 areas that reached 2R or more
6 areas that hit the stop at -1R
6 areas that got to 1R then came back to entry for B.E.

Nothing exciting to speak of. One measly trade. Marker activity was off a bit. This was the first week I used “neutral” trade area markers to try and give a more unbiased picture of the performance of my set ups. I put in more of those than the colored ones. It is interesting, no matter what I choose to mark a set up there is always a desired performance outcome that I am looking for. I want to see them work! Inevitably this clouds judgement and makes it difficult for a discretionary trader to develop a true unbiased evaluation of their methodology. I have morphed into placing an emphasis on doing well with my colored markers that I keep for stats, and therefore have devolved into using neutral markers to reduce “risk”. LOL!

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 Tap In 
Bend, OR
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Charts
Broker: Global Futures/OEC
Trading: NQ, CL
 
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Posts: 948 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 2,162 given, 2,063 received

Monthly Recap May 2015
Live Trades: 12: 4 winners, 8 losers

Starting balance for the Month: $2775.80
Withdrawals for the month: $0
Deposits for the month: $0
Month’s P/L: $166.21
Ending balance for the month: $2942.01

Beginning account balance from first live trade on 3/10/15: $3000.00
Total Withdrawals: $0
Total Deposits: $0
Total Gains/losses from 3/10/15: -$57.99

Of the 12 trades:

67% reached .67R before -1R, down from last month (76%)
58% reached 1R before -1R, down from last month (76%)
50% reached 1.33R before -1R, down last month (71%)
50% reached 1.5R before -1R, down from last month (65)
33% reached 2R before -1R, down from last month (65%)
25% reached 2.5R before -1R, down (41%)
25% reached 3R before -1R, same

Trade choice performance was down overall from last month, though I still show a slight edge. Did not take full advantage of trades taken for various reasons. Still not enough trades. Need to up the count in June. One per day average would be a good start.

Still pleased with direction of my trading. Gaining confidence in my read of the markets but not enough confidence to take trades. It’s coming. Very many more days of watching missed opportunity will eventually get me off my butt.

There are two stats pages for the month because I traded on two different computers.

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Experience: Intermediate
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Posts: 948 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 2,162 given, 2,063 received

6/1/15 Monday
Live Trades: 0
Day’s P/L: 0

No trades today. Charts with comments…

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Nice Journal. Great way for newbees like me to follow and learn...

thank you

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Yeah you're doing good. Roughly break even so far in live trading, that probably puts you in the top 30% of traders worldwide. Consider this your Q-school. Do well and get your card, and you are on your way to Living The Dream.

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Experience: Intermediate
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Broker: Global Futures/OEC
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Thanks: 2,162 given, 2,063 received

6/2/15 Tuesday
Live Trades: 0
Day’s P/L: 0

No trades. Great day of identifying trade areas. Chose to pass on an early 6E trade that would have changed everything. Ugh!

Marker results:
4 wins
1 loss
2 BE

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 Tap In 
Bend, OR
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Charts
Broker: Global Futures/OEC
Trading: NQ, CL
 
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Posts: 948 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 2,162 given, 2,063 received


6/3/15 Wednesday
Live Trades: 1 loser
Day’s P/L: -$81.13

One trade. Tried to catch an early move in ZN. Then did not have the guts to trade opposite when it reversed and trended. Lots of other opportunity and movement in other instruments but I was hesitant.

Will be focusing more on fading TL failures and strong momentum plays in the near future rather than trying to catch first moves out of consolidation areas.

edit: should say "rather than trying to catch the first move of a reversal."

Marker and trade results:
3 winners
2 losers
1 BE

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