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My Journal - Trading Equities
Started:January 14th, 2015 (08:03 PM) by jitasb Views / Replies:12,997 / 340
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Old October 4th, 2015, 10:27 AM   #161 (permalink)
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Hi, just to add to above, a breif detail of what you saw on the tape before taking a trade will be appreciated as well.
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Old October 5th, 2015, 04:03 PM   #162 (permalink)
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Hi jitasb,

Many thanks for starting this journal. Don't get many journals or decent threads on trading stocks, and the simplicity/minimalism in which you trade resonates with me. Got a couple of Qs please:
1) You trading this live?
2) What's the purpose of the 20 ema. Not really explained and can't deduce from the attached charts?
3) Do you start taking trades straight after the open at 14.30 gmt (if there is a set-up) or do you wait say 30min or so for the market to 'calm' down?
4) Why the M1 chart?
5) If I am not mistaken, it would appear you do not re-enter after closing out a positive trade even though the market would appear to be still trending in the direction of your prior trade. Any reason for this?
6) Lastly how do select these critaria (Price between $15 and $100 > 10day avg volume > 750k > daily ATR over 50c > ignore large gappers (over 6-7%) on Finviz?

Many thanks
Dan

Thanks for reading. Answers below.

1. yes
2. Ema is just a visual aid to judge the trend and any pullbacks. Not used specifically in entries (e.g. enter when it pullback to ema), more of a 'guage' as to how the stock is performing.
3. Don't usually trade in the first couple of minutes. Typically I trade inside the first 30 mins if setup is there.
4. 1M gives me the opportunity to get in on the first 'move' of the day at an earlier price. But aside from that, it is just personal preference as I prefer the pace of the 1M compared to say the 15M or 30M or whatever.
5. Yes that is true. I have mental issue with this in that once a trade is over I don't follow the stock as I have difficulty pulling the trigger again once I have already traded it.
6. Yes, use a combination of FinViz and Briefing.com. Also I save all my tradeable stocks as charts, so I can refer to them and see how they have behaved previously. E.G A stock may be ok on volume etc..but if it is wild and has big fast moves on the 1M then I tend to leave it alone.

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Old October 7th, 2015, 05:12 PM   #163 (permalink)
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Old October 8th, 2015, 01:21 PM   #164 (permalink)
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jitasb,
Thank you for your thread. There are not so much honest threads from day traders (trading US equities) that share with their thoughts. Please go on.

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Old October 13th, 2015, 04:33 PM   #165 (permalink)
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Old October 14th, 2015, 04:29 PM   #166 (permalink)
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Old October 21st, 2015, 03:05 PM   #170 (permalink)
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jitasb,
why do you use 20 EMA for 1 min chart?

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