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Thanks. I noticed you did the first walzer but why not the other 2 that were available??

Thanks

After the first non working pattern this morning - I was no longer online

And as mentioned before - tomorrow US numbers 14:30 plus FED in the evening:
there is no Walzer to take - because we know that this eventually bigger moves
are not to predict nor we can follow by the known easy Walzer pattern.

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After the first non working pattern this morning - I was no longer online

And as mentioned before - tomorrow US numbers 14:30 plus FED in the evening:
there is no Walzer to take - because we know that this eventually bigger moves
are not to predict nor we can follow by the known easy Walzer pattern.

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Ah I see. So if your first walzer trade fails then you stop for the day??

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Ah I see. So if your first walzer trade fails then you stop for the day??

Cheers

May we turn it and say: IF a Walzer works and there are more opportunities during the same
day - just hop on.
Otherwise - wait for a next day.

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May we turn it and say: IF a Walzer works and there are more opportunities during the same
day - just hop on.
Otherwise - wait for a next day.

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Yes, But what if the first walzer of the day fails?/ Do u stop trading for the day?

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Yes, But what if the first walzer of the day fails?/ Do u stop trading for the day?

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I notice that AFTER the FOMC tonight may produce a good walzer??

As we may have some good strong moves if there are any surprises?

Or is it to late in the day??

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Ichimoku is a powerful indicator. The cloud is a zone with volatile character.
Normal patterns are to find outside the cloud. But inside they do not work
as thought. This makes me pointing out that a Walzer when price is within
daily cloud will not been taken.
No Walzer today - just waiting to see price getting out of the cloud again.

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Ichimoku is a powerful indicator. The cloud is a zone with volatile character.
Normal patterns are to find outside the cloud. But inside they do not work
as thought. This makes me pointing out that a Walzer when price is within
daily cloud will not been taken.
No Walzer today - just waiting to see price getting out of the cloud again.

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Ichimoku is a powerful indicator. The cloud is a zone with volatile character.
Normal patterns are to find outside the cloud. But inside they do not work
as thought. This makes me pointing out that a Walzer when price is within
daily cloud will not been taken.
No Walzer today - just waiting to see price getting out of the cloud again.

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Are you no longer doing your " Walzer" trades?

As there have been many this week, but most would of been negative points.

Thanks

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Are you no longer doing your " Walzer" trades?

As there have been many this week, but most would of been negative points.

Thanks

Col.

Hi
Of course the Walzer will be taken again..
But price is in daily Kumo which means undecision and normal patterns do not work.
As price is getting out of Kumo (I see 90% probability south) then the Walzer
pattern and my trades will be taken again.
Just being patient means not losing money right here.

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Today a constellation came up which shows a Working walzer again:
First 30 min. candle was >115 points with up gap -> means a very
strong move with clear Walzer pattern:

10:00 long @ 11806
11:00 exit long @ 11840 (result +34 points)
11:00 entry short @ 11840
12:00 exit short @ 11800 (result +40 points)

Walzer result: 74 points

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Here are the entries / exits and the comments about - including
trading only in VERY liquid markets in the morning - and later
no more trades as volume is much to low:



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Today a constellation came up which shows a Working walzer again:
First 30 min. candle was >115 points with up gap -> means a very
strong move with clear Walzer pattern:

10:00 long @ 11806
11:00 exit long @ 11840 (result +34 points)
11:00 entry short @ 11840
12:00 exit short @ 11800 (result +40 points)

Walzer result: 74 points

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You are a brilliant walzer dancer.

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As price is now (nearly definitely) out south of Kumo - the rules allow
to watch for new Walzer patterns again.
For sure we should watch Monday and Wednesday carefully.
Let's see!

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A 61 point slip short from 10:30 to 11:00 and another red candle after a high vola day yesterday:

foreseen entry short

entry 11:30 @ 11928
exit 12:30 @11918
PATTERN BROKEN - no more trades!
entry long 12:30 @
exit 13:30

result +10 points

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10928, if you get anymore at 11928, chime me in please :0)

Thanks for your journal it is very interesting

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Today the markets are reacting on Greece again...

Quick upmove with very high volume this morning.

Walzer starts
entry long 9:00 @11331
exit 10:00 @ 11390
result +59 points

entry short 10:00 @ 11391
EDIT: as the 10:00 candle was still green - I will prolong the short 30 minutes.. :-)
exit 11:30 @ 11382
result +9 points

Total: 68 points

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Cheers,

thanks a lot for your excellent strategy. I've read the entire thread during the w-end and will now start with forward testing. I am somehow lost on your stop loss approach - is it a moving target, sometimes 20, 30 or even more ticks?

In addition, where could I get the indicators for Kumo clouds?

I otherwise hate dancing, but this Waltz of yours is making me extatic...

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...I am somehow lost on your stop loss approach - is it a moving target, sometimes 20, 30 or even more ticks?
In addition, where could I get the indicators for Kumo clouds?

Hi @Quxil

Stop is normally 30 points..
But if pattern is not playing out - I do not make the second part of the Walzer.
As you can read in some posts.

The KUMO or cloud is part of the ICHIMOKU Kinko Hyo indicator. It is a
japanese indi with quite a lot of information. For my decision if to take
a trade or not - I am only using the cloud information in the daily chart.

Hope this helps
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Hi @Quxil

Stop is normally 30 points..
But if pattern is not playing out - I do not make the second part of the Walzer.
As you can read in some posts.

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Thanks GFIs1,

firstly congrats for another winner today! I just want to be sure I understand you right - if you go long and you get two consecutive 30 min red bars, but you were not stopped (e.g. 30 ticks), you still don't "dance" the second part of the Walzer and go short?

Thank you!

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Thanks GFIs1,

firstly congrats for another winner today! I just want to be sure I understand you right - if you go long and you get two consecutive 30 min red bars, but you were not stopped (e.g. 30 ticks), you still don't "dance" the second part of the Walzer and go short?

Thank you!

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.. to be clear: the FIRST BODY of a candle needs to be >50 points.. the second one in the same color.
Then entry for two candles in the SAME direction - and TURN around for another 2 candles...

Stops I need only on first Walzer step.. - if it turns away I am out and do not take the second step.


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Thanks, all clear!

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A green candle of 79 points from 15:00 started - a second green candle

Walzer II
entry long 16:00 @ 11392
exit 17:00 @ 11470
result 78 points

entry short 17:00 @ 11469
EDIT: prolonging 30 minutes - as 5th candle was green too
exit 18:30 @ 11463
result 6 points

Total points: 78 + 6 points = 84 points

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Points today

68 (trade I) + 84 (trade II) = 152 points

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very strange day with a max. Dax up of 4% !!! Crazy!!!
And all this ONLY driven by little Greece...
Obviously the DAX is reacting very much on political influence.

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Congrats, it seems you'll have two very strong winners. Do you expect a difficult day tomorrow after 4% move today?

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Tomorrow maximal looking for Walzer again :-)
No normal GFIs1 day trade anyway!

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Today

Trade 1

10:00 entry long @ 11112
exit 11:00 @ 11165
result 53 points

entry short 11:00 @ 11165
exit 12:00 @ 11122
result 43 points

Total Trade 1: 96 points

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Cheers GFIs1,

what is the trigger for you to do both in the same day - one a day trade & the Walzer?

Thanks again for your wisdom.

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Cheers GFIs1,

what is the trigger for you to do both in the same day - one a day trade & the Walzer?

Thanks again for your wisdom.

Best Regards,

Quixil

1) This is easy: Walzer is done if previous day has a range of >150 points.. no upper limit..
2) And GFIs1 One trade per day - is above 250 points range of previous day as normal.
So we have a VERY rare occasion - to have both triggers running :-)

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Looks like a new walzer is waiting to be danced:

Dax short
entry 17:00 @11366
exit 18:00 @ 11336
result 30 points

long
entry 18:00 @ 11336
exit 19:00 @ 11330 (18:30) pattern broken
result -6 points

Total points: 24

Important: Price is in daily Kumo - extreme high volume at this moment (after cash closing)
Normally no trade in Kumo...

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Important: Price is in daily Kumo - extreme high volume at this moment (after cash closing)
Normally no trade in Kumo...

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ETH, Friday evening, price in Kumo - something for very ambitious dancers.
At least the ES pushes

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Hi GFIs1,

Please Could you tell me if you have uploaded this system automated here?

Very Thankful

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Please Could you tell me if you have uploaded this system automated here?

Very Thankful


Hi @rimartin

No I haven't yet! Would be easier to program than my other system.
I am only doing that for fun.
Maybe I set up an alarm to measure the 30min bodies and give a trigger
to take the first trade.
For this I will reactivate my old chart program with these possibilities.

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No I haven't yet! Would be easier to program than my other system.
I am only doing that for fun.
Maybe I set up an alarm to measure the 30min bodies and give a trigger
to take the first trade.
For this I will reactivate my old chart program with these possibilities.

Have a great weekend
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Today last of month and Friday.

A new Walzer (a small one maybe) is on the plate:

This time Dax long
entry 17:30 @ 11305
exit 18:30 @ 11317
result 12 points

Dax short
entry 18:30 @ 11317
exit 19:30 @ 11324 (19:00) broken pattern
result -7 points

Total points: 5 points
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A new Walzer is running:

Trade 1

This time Dax short
entry 11:30 @ 11449
exit 12:30 @ 11402
result +47 points

Dax long
entry 12:30 @ 11402
exit 13:30 @ 11422
result +20 points

Total points: 67
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hmmmm - did GFIs1' Walzer tell the real turning short term point?

EDIT 13:40: from here down to 11361...

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..quite dynamique short now - to see price in daily Kumo again..

for risk averse trader - better stay at the sidelines now
until things get cleared again

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Here the results of both GFIs1 journals from January 2nd to now
updated for Big Mike Challenge 2015 - $750 in prizes.


Each journal is about 1 Dax Future.
Every point is worth 25 Euro.

The daily Dax journal (link to post 2222) :


And the GFIs1 WienerWalzer trading journal with the easy rules:


Total points: 381 + 844 = 1225

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Note: this journal started in December 2014 - so the total points are rolling since inception of WalzerJournal.

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Dax after a near freefall is getting slower now - best time for a Walzer:

Dax short 15:00 @ 10863
exit 16:00 @ 10874 Pattern Broken
result -11 points

Entry long 16:00 @
exit 17:00
result

Total points: -11

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Watching development now - might give something :-)


no pattern yet

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A new setup on late cash hours:

Two green candles from 16:00

entry long 17:00 @ 10375
exit 18:00@ ***stopped out, pattern broken***
result -30 points

entry short 18:00 @
exit 19:00 @
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Total points -30

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Looks to be time for a new Walzer:

Dax short 17:30 @ 10304
exit 18:30 @ 10328
result -24 points Pattern broken

Entry long 18:30 @
exit 19:30
result

Total points: -24

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Comment: later in the evening a real sell out
with good volumes for after hour...

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Even the volatility in the last weeks was great - NO real Walzer patterns occured.
Looks good for the next 3 months that with more normal trading days some
Walzer shows up again.
Greece theme is no longer a threat - now other players like China or Germany
are on the focus.

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Today a new Walzer pattern with high volume:

Dax short
entry 10:00 @ 9850
exit 11:00 @ 9791
result 59 points
**stopped - pattern broken
long

Total points 59

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9786 had been "killed" today - so watch for 9589 now...
this will be a next interesting eventual support

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9786 had been "killed" today - so watch for 9589 now...
this will be a next interesting eventual support

The above mentioned last support has not held.
So a very special red day to mark for this year : 461 points range!

Now the downmove shows some momentum that the bottom
has not been reached yet.
Instead the 10K will be for longer far...

NEXT goal 9338

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Ifo numbers came out 10:00 - a wooo hooo reaction

and then a sudden sell-off

New Walzer started short
entry 11:30 @ 9562
exit 12:30 @ 9471
result 91 points

rest cancelled

total points 91

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edit: 9393 reached now... testing if it holds

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My last sum up was on 11. august 2015.

As in this crazy volatile last weeks some trades happened again - some with clear stop losses
I present here the latest trades:



Total points since December 2014: 1666 on one contract
gain per contract and point 25 EUR
total gain in EUR per contract: 41650
contract investment around 12k
win percentage: ~350%

looks like this pattern works

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Hi, just two questions for your 24/9 trade:

First the body of the first candle (10:30) was 41 pts<50 which is your mark. (high-low was greater). Did you take the trade outside your rule, or have you changed the rule for the waltzer?

Second, with what criteria you skipped the second leg (long) of your system? Ok, it was a little bit obvious that the market will not rebound on 12:30. Was it feeling, or some special rule I am not aware of.

Furthermore, congratulations for your patter recognition ability and your overall approach for dax trading.

My only remark is that you may consider closing partially your winning position earlier (on some critical technical point maybe), in order not to leave too many points on the table at the end of time.

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Hi @alexk1968

Well seen: I was only taking 11:00 to 11:30 candle and jumped in 30 minutes to early...
That candle was the trigger.
Not really a change of rules - but a "mistake" in time on my side ;-)
Taking the "right red candle" - had given some more points.
Was a bit under pressure with phone calls that morning.

Second: As we had most volatile times with high volume - I have seen that the last four Walzers
did not work on second leg. This was my decision to get out on time when some points were still
on the table. Just to two posts back on my summary - the Walzer was crippled in all attempts.

I hope of course that the normal situation is back soon and the "turning point" for the second leg
will hold.
In fact that a move (body >50 points) is showing a trend for some candles to come.
As long gains are there - I will not change anything here.

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This is a short illustration:



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A new Walzer is coming up:

Dax long 10:30 to 11:30
entry 10:30 @

Unfortunately the second candle went red in last 4 minutes...
NO Walzer then

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Hi,

any reason why didn't you take the Walzer today?

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HI @alexk1968

Thanks for pointing it out:
Here air temp 28 degrees, water 24 degrees -
time for a dive at the reef.
Tuesday after a bad Monday
Had not been at the screen.

Looking the chart now: IB made 96 points down - which is a lot
with less than 10k volume...
So the down move had an earlier than previewed Walzer pattern.

Good to know that we have some directional days again - this
boosts the chance to see some working patterns.

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Enjoy your vacations!

try to visit Greece next time.

Now in October we have also 27 deg. air temp and 22 deg. sea temp.

and we are still in the eurozone...

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Thanks - and I know about the good food in Greece...
As well as not a 12 hour nonstop flight from my place.

Will consider next time

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I'm not a dancer but I thought a Wiener Walz was 1-2-3, 1-2-3... triplets

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I'm not a dancer but I thought a Wiener Walz was 1-2-3, 1-2-3... triplets

Very true!
There is the 1-2-3 (orginal from Vienna)
as well as 1-2-3-4-5-6 (danced mostly in South America)
which means 3/4 or 6/8 in music terms.

The 1-2-3-4 is a new Waltz for dancing traders
invented* by GFIs1

Have good Wiener Walzers...

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Yesterday started on IB with good volume and much power up!
Looked like a new Walzer as the second candle was green too.

NOW I have to add a new rule for extreme movements on the first two candles:

First candle has to be >50 points and NEW not above 75 points from opening to closing within 30 minutes.

If the movement is stronger than 75 points - the third and fourth candle will not be green anyway.

So we omitted a negative trade with Stop Loss.

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Started a Walzer today

Long
entry 11:00 @ 10875
exit 12:00 @ 10932
result 57 points

Short
entry 12:00 @ 10932 (works like a charm)
exit 13:00 @ 10927
result 5 points

Total points 62

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Not sure - but looks promising for a new Walzer today...

entry 11:30 - IF the previous candle is red...

second candle was green: waiting for a new setup


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This morning (during normal wednesday trade) a new Walzer chimed in
which let me sit out the SL settings of the normal trade ;-)

Walzer starts long
entry 11:00 @ 11047
exit 12:00 @ 11095
result 48 pts

then short
entry 12:00 @ 11095
exit 13:00 @ 11102
result -7 pts

Trade points 41

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What I learned:
1) On days with ECB or IFO numbers - some patterns start - but give negative points.
NEW RULE ADD: NO trade on ECB or IFO day!
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So today too - even if it worked

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Today - just theoretically - while Draghi's speech I checked patterns for a Walzer:

entry short @ 11166
exit 1h later @ 10949
result 217 points
from there - pattern already broken - so NO long

As example tells, the full Walzer was not developing.

Just to explain difficult news days.

BUT one thing we learned today (if taking any trades):

The trend is your friend!

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This weekend I took the time time to program the Walzer rules.
Just not finished yet I try to see ALL patterns that worked in the last 12 months.
As I did not take all of them. I will backtest and if the result is here we will see
what GFIs1 missed

But anyway:
I do not like to sit at the screen all day to wait for a nice upcoming pattern:
So I program it to send me a message on my phone before I need take action.

Looking forward to easy collected points

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Yesterday evening I missed a nice Walzer -
just to comment here: started short entry 17:30 to 18:30
then turned long to 19:30.

Points on short 84 and on long 6
Not counted here as I did not take it

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Today another try:

Short 10:30 to 11:30
entry @10522
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Another Walzer - after a dive at 12:

Entry Short 13:00 @ 10295
exit 14:00 @ 10271
result 24 points

pattern broken - so no long

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Another Walzer chimed in:

Long 10:00 @ 10331
exit 11:00 @ 10367
result 36 points

Short 11:00 @ 10367
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result 22 points

Total points: 58

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Dax long 15:30 to 16:30

entry @ 10441
exit @ 10455
result +14 points

pattern broken: NO short

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Dax long 15:30 to 16:30

entry @ 10441
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result +14 points

pattern broken: NO short

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Hi,

can you please remind me your rules for aborting the second leg of the walzer?

For now for example, first leg was profitable, why is the pattern broken and therefor abort short?

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Hi,

can you please remind me your rules for aborting the second leg of the walzer?

For now for example, first leg was profitable, why is the pattern broken and therefor abort short?

Thanks,
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Easy: ALL four candles from the first (with >50 points body) need to have the same color. If one is not showing this
then no follow-up trade is allowed.
The Walzer consists of four consecutive same color candles and two opposite color candles to a full double trade.
If the pattern is not like described I call it "pattern broken".

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Dax short 13:30 to 14:30

entry @ 10612
exit @ 10642 (SL)
result -30 points

New contract march 2016 here
Triple witch finished

VERY low volumes after 13:00 witch

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Today Dax long 10:00 to 11:00
eventually short 11:00 to 12:00

Trade 1
entry @ 10788
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result -30 points

pattern broken - no follow-up

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Dax short 17:30 to 18:30

entry @ 10544
exit @ 10490
result 54 points

Long 18:30 to 19:30
entry @ 10490
exit @ 10529
result 39 points

Total points 93


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any reason why not taking the walzer today at 10:00 (10532). Your conditions were fulfilled, I think...

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any reason why not taking the walzer today at 10:00 (10532). Your conditions were fulfilled, I think...

thanks,
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Hello Alex

This morning only one Open-Close 30min candle showed more than 50 points: that was the 10:30 to 11:00
candle with 53 points. The next candle was not red:
So NO Walzer until now.
Will show it in a chart in next post.

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Here we can see the signals on every 30 min candle. There are several signals above (for long) or
underneath (for short) to see. Only one condition led to a Walzer (see posts from yesterday) and
resulted in two trades totalling 93 points.



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Time to see the final results. The trades were taken from december 15 last year until december 21 2015.
Slightly more than one year. Condition to take a trade was needed high volatility the day before.

Here the last trades since the posted trades until october:




Finally the top of the sheet with the total points made in described year plus the calculated average gain per trade:



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Some backtests done over these calm days brought some extra Walzer's that had
not been taken.
For next year these untaken trades could be a extra booster. As i am not always in front
of the screen - which is the nature of this "automate" - I had lost some extra bringing
signals. Hope to have those now handy when they occur :-)

Of course in this journal only the discussed trades when everyone could follow the system
are the main base.

Looking forward to new Walzers!
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Big fan of your simplistic approach, did you try/backtest this approach on any other instruments such as ES, YM, CL or GC?

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Big fan of your simplistic approach, did you try/backtest this approach on any other instruments such as ES, YM, CL or GC?

I am experienced in the moves of the Dax. Knowing the optimised stops and gain zones.
Unfortunately in all other instruments I am a novice.
It is highly probable that we find similar patterns in other instruments. Maybe someone tries:
the rules are all here.

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A non answered question about the importance of entry and exit points.
In many threads here on futures.io the discussion if entry is more important than the exit
is still alive. But a trivial answer has not shown up.
For sure there are at least two parties struggling to show the proof.
In the end that criteria is not important:
Instead the goal is to make money and to stay in the game. Everything else is
just one step to the goal.
Being pragmatic - the result is to go for - no matter what system or belief.

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too bullish for a real Walzer!

so now looking forward to next week.

Happy New Year!

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Here an example of the programmed signals für a possible Walzer:
The red diamonds show up when the previous bar body had more than 47 points AND the actual candle shows a body of more than 18 points in the same direction. Then the previous bar will be colored and a signal action triggers a SMS to the phone immediately.
So I will have enough time to look over the development until I fire manually the first Walzer leg. Firing in the chart is
just pressing the button V1 (in the lower left) to sell one contract - or pressing K1 to buy one contract.

Long are the blue diamonds over the second candle - the one we see has no Walzer to start as it is right before End Of
Day. And there is never a Walzer held overnight!
The red diamonds are there to show a short Walzer first. Only if the second candle body is large enough - the marker
appears and sends an SMS to the phone as well as triggering a sound on the machine.
From there the manual set trade will start or can be skipped - depending on the place where the signal occured.

Some optimizing might be a next step - but backtesting is now much easier as all candidates for a Walzer show up
in the chart:



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..magic..
If away from the machine - a trade can be taken from the phone as well

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Congratulations on your new baby arrival, looks like a smart kid!

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Congrats with your two working systems. I am curious which software do you use to communicate with your mobile to your pc? and how does it work?

Do you have a couple of programmed buttons on the phone, to take the trade?

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Congrats with your two working systems. I am curious which software do you use to communicate with your mobile to your pc? and how does it work?

Do you have a couple of programmed buttons on the phone, to take the trade?

Thanks Evdl

I have a IB TWS (Trading Workstation) on the phone - so I can decide to take a trade manually and set stop.
As the signal is coming in enough before taking the trade I can watch the price move until the moment to
start.
The software is Investor/RT from Linnsoft. The signal triggers an eMail and from there a SMS alert.

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Today the preopening made a jump up from starting lower lows than friday.

Walzer long 9:00 to 10:00
entry @ 9799
exit @ 9951
result 152 points

Walzer short 10:00 to 11:00
entry @ 9951
exit @ 9927
result 24 points

Points Walzer 1: 176

Total points


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And Thanks
Also very interested in phone - PC programs

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Also very interested in phone - PC programs

How to get signals from your chart program on your phone


1)
You need a broker that offers a trading platform on the phone.
If you have one - try if you arrive to trade on it.

2)
Check if your trading platform on the PC is capable of setting signals.
Not many platforms offer signals that are programmable. Check if
you can program some signals first.

3)
Check if those signals can be sent as eMail or SMS. If so check
if those signals from the PC really arrive in your inbox as mail
or as SMS on your phone...

4)
If you can send only mails from the signal out of your desktop application
or you can not send flash SMS to your phone - you will not be alarmed
in time - and the trade ahead maybe lost.

5)
If you only can send eMail from your program then use a gateway service to
transmit your mail as flash SMS to your phone.

ONLY if you arrive to fix all above points you will have a workable signal service.
Your desktop machine needs to be working though all the trading hours.

Good luck!
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hi,

just for understanding your thoughts: some special rule for not taking the walzer (short at 17:30, 9846), or just feeling ?

thanks,
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hi,

just for understanding your thoughts: some special rule for not taking the walzer (short at 17:30, 9846), or just feeling ?

thanks,
alex

No feelings - just rules:
first red candle was 9891-9826 = 65 points
second red candle was 9857-9846 = 11 points
In a short the second body must have at least 20 points - otherwise it smells as reverse
AND IT WAS (28 points - near SL) - at least broken pattern.

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Walzer long

entry 9:30 @ 9913
exit 10:30 @ 9987
result 74 points

short
entry 10:30 @ 9987
exit 11:30 @ 10017 (SL)
result -30 points

Total Walzer 44 points

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.. found two consecutive long signals for a Walzer while the first Walzer
was still running. After the rules I took the short - which was WRONG
Only after the second "Walzer" within - price was turning and came down in the
following hour.

Now thinking of treating the "babushka" Walzer where one Walzer follows in
the same direction after a first one...
In fact that would have given much more points instead of a negative second
leg.
One does never learn everything

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Dax short 10:00 to 11:00

entry @ 9769
exit @ 9755
result 14 points

pattern broken - no trade more

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Here a short view of the situation yesterday and today - only ONE Walzer signal
popped up this morning:




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Dax short 10:00 to 11:00

entry @ 9769
exit @ 9755
result 14 points

pattern broken - no trade more

GFIs1

Hi GFIs1,

I've been looking through your Walzer setups and learned much from this thread and I would like to say thanks for that.

today I took the same trade as you have but ended up getting out for a break-even. (After what was a 84 pt run before pulling back! )

Anyhow, just wondering at what point did you think the pattern was broken? Why exit at 9755? was it the 4th candle starting to turn green? as well as getting back in IB?

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Hi GFIs1,

Anyhow, just wondering at what point did you think the pattern was broken? Why exit at 9755? was it the 4th candle starting to turn green? as well as getting back in IB?

Hi Opstar

THe 3rd candle shows entry direction then the 4th needs to go into the same direction to take a reversal trade.
If this condition is not given - then a new trade in the reverse direction normally will fail.
As we have seen today - the downside was after 11:00 to see.
Better to stop a trade than to make a loss.

Good trades
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Hi Opstar

THe 3rd candle shows entry direction then the 4th needs to go into the same direction to take a reversal trade.
If this condition is not given - then a new trade in the reverse direction normally will fail.
As we have seen today - the downside was after 11:00 to see.
Better to stop a trade than to make a loss.

Good trades
GFIs1

So the reasoning was that since the 4th candle started to reverse, you exited before the candle was completed rather than to wait until it hits your stop?

Thanks for your help here

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If you watch the chart above:
The first candle changed color to pink. And you see underneath the !65,5 points marker.
Above the second candle you see the diamond in red for short.
So my entrance was on the third on opening and close was on fourth (ending 11:00) as
written in the green box to this candle.
As the fourth from 10:30 to 11:00 was NOT red - I stopped to take the reversal.

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If you watch the chart above:
The first candle changed color to pink. And you see underneath the !65,5 points marker.
Above the second candle you see the diamond in red for short.
So my entrance was on the third on opening and close was on fourth (ending 11:00) as
written in the green box to this candle.
As the fourth from 10:30 to 11:00 was NOT red - I stopped to take the reversal.

GFIs1

You are absolutely right I didn't notice that. So you didn't bother changing the stops (30pts) either it seems and sat through the pull back.

Thanks again! Really appreciate it.

Best,

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