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Trading for Fun
Ostrava, Czech Republic
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: SC, NinjaTrader, OEC
Broker/Data: OEC
Favorite Futures: Futures & Spreads
 
Posts: 98 since May 2013
Thanks: 18 given, 38 received

forgot week 8 so here is the summary

Mon - OK
Tue - that's how one kills profit ... by breaking the rule ... let it run
Wed - OK
Thu - OK
Fri - OK

Result +157
Profit gap 126

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Trading for Fun
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: SC, NinjaTrader, OEC
Broker/Data: OEC
Favorite Futures: Futures & Spreads
 
Posts: 98 since May 2013
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just finished week 10

Mon - no trading (really quiet market due to Mr. President's day)
Tue - ... this is not how it should be done
Wed - OK
Thu - OK
Fri - OK

P/L -100
Still, no profit gap this week

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tried everything to keep week 11 positive. The only tick decided it so finished +B/E

no execution errors this week

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trading week 12 went quite well with no significant events. Just missed profit on Tuesday due to entry slippage Next time in the event of a more significant slippage I rather adjust my PT accordingly

P/L +169

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week 13

Monday missed signals sent weekly result to break-even (profit gap 200). Also bit aggressive trade on Wednesday considering that obvious swing in premarket hours

P/L +17
Equity so far attached (average values do not include BE trades)

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week 14

I am back with new results

Mon- Ok
Tue- Ok
Wed- Ok
Tue- wrong chart setting (range 6) because of testing previous day. Did not check at pre-open + aggressive trade considering market structure
Fri- no trades

PL -113
Profit gap 194

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Trading for Fun
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Platform: SC, NinjaTrader, OEC
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Favorite Futures: Futures & Spreads
 
Posts: 98 since May 2013
Thanks: 18 given, 38 received

week 15

another break-even week on YM due to some execution 'errors'

Mon - Ok
Tue - bit early, could have waited, but OK
Wed - could not connect to CQG, conn went on just before OPEN, entered long too early while did NOT have valid signal confirmed ... when I wanted to scratch it immediately, CQG disconnected again - SL
Thu - OK
Fri - first trade BE then not 'valid' signal long - SL

PL +12 :-)
This week large profit gap 600!!

I realized that I too much focus on results so I too much 'try' to make new equity highs which is in combination with such a low time-frame quite counter-productive. This reminds me something from Jack Schwager's Market Wizards:

"In trading, just as in archery, whenever there is effort, force, straining, struggling, or trying, it's wrong."

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Trading for Fun
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Favorite Futures: Futures & Spreads
 
Posts: 98 since May 2013
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Finished week no. 16 on Wed B/E, Mon - P, Tue - L, Wed - L. I consider this to be a last trade on YM. Next week switching to CL with bigger account and higher timeframe but the same system :-)

Since I started with 1k account and managed to build up 1.7k I consider this to be a success but realized that I tried to play almost the hardest way possible on such a low timeframe which is not good if you lack some important skills :-)

Will get back soon ...

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:)

Time to continue my log. Despite some struggling trading CL and YM using range 6 causing not nice drawdown I am back to YM range 4 which seem to fit me best so far. So believe it or not I am starting like nothing happened since 8th Dec 2014

Few upgrades to my approach:
  • shortened trading session to 830 to 900 since most of the action is happening in the first half usually
  • got rid of higher timeframes (only daily chart left on my screen to see overall market mood - just to stare at it and learn; no trading decisions based on that)
  • modified BE + 1 to BE + 2 (does not affect results negatively)

What I am still struggling with and need to improve during next sessions:
  • fear of letting market go without me if there is a poor signal - impatience. From a long term perspective, patience makes a lot of $$$ while impatience takes ...
  • adrenaline rush which I believe negatively impacts my decision making process (cannot fully replicate mindset of SIM trading yet ) Trading and the Adrenaline Rush
  • occasionally taking trade that is not a valid signal

What I have learned so far:
  • Trading is all about your fears that needs to be solved and ego that needs to go on vacation
  • Very simple approach can work very well
  • Consistency in taking signals (how you perceive them) and managing risk is the key to success. Anytime you deviate, the market will remind you
  • Focusing on goals and results instead of focusing on the process and 'present moment' can be counter-productive (at least for me)
  • Knowing somebody who is already successful helps very much
  • Breaking MM rules has always a negative impact. No need to test it again
  • If you truly believe something it becomes reality

I will now focus mainly on watching 'what I feel' during session and try to make notes. Maybe it will help to get deeper and solve some causes of it. Will update log daily if possible.


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Mon, Tue


Mon - the second trade was really a poor trade. Not valid signal since obvious range is occurring (no swinging down). Ignored the context and got slapped
Tue - ok

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