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My day trading journal using The Intentional Trader rules

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 mlarocco 
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A little history, I began trading in about 1994, when we used paper charts mailed to you! I have never been what I felt was a "successful" trader, I would win a little and lose a lot. I have tried options trading, position trading, swing trading and now have settled on day trading. The reason I like day trading is because I can get in and out very quickly and not have my money exposed to the markets for very long. The less time I'm a trade, the more I like it! I am currently trading the CL, FDAX, TF, YM, NQ and (rarely) ES.

I joined The Intentional Trader in March 2014, I purchased their full indicator package, trading room access and the "VIP" membership. I am not affiliated with them in any way except for being a customer. I began by SIM trading their setup's using the indicators that I purchased from them. Once I developed confidence with the setups, I started trading "live" with real money on January 12th 2015.

The reason I am starting this journal is to keep an electronic record of the trades that I take and to make myself accountable for those trades, I now believe accountability is very important to consistent, successful trading. I will be posting screenshots along with my daily and monthly results and a brief explanation of each trade. My results will probably not be typical of others in the IT trading room since I currently have to trade while at work, there are many distractions and trades I miss because of this. These results are my personal trades, trading "live" with real money. I will post all trades, winners, losers, etc.

Welcome to the journey!

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 mlarocco 
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Understood, I will not be discussing the performance, pricing, product, services, etc, only the trades that I take.

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A little history, I began trading in about 1994, when we used paper charts mailed to you! I have never been what I felt was a "successful" trader, I would win a little and lose a lot. I have tried options trading, position trading, swing trading and now have settled on day trading. The reason I like day trading is because I can get in and out very quickly and not have my money exposed to the markets for very long. The less time I'm a trade, the more I like it! I am currently trading the CL, FDAX, TF, YM, NQ and (rarely) ES.

I joined The Intentional Trader in March 2014, I purchased their full indicator package, trading room access and the "VIP" membership. I am not affiliated with them in any way except for being a customer. I began by SIM trading their setup's using the indicators that I purchased from them. Once I developed confidence with the setups, I started trading "live" with real money on January 12th 2015.

The reason I am starting this journal is to keep an electronic record of the trades that I take and to make myself accountable for those trades, I now believe accountability is very important to consistent, successful trading. I will be posting screenshots along with my daily and monthly results and a brief explanation of each trade. My results will probably not be typical of others in the IT trading room since I currently have to trade while at work, there are many distractions and trades I miss because of this. These results are my personal trades, trading "live" with real money. I will post all trades, winners, losers, etc.

Welcome to the journey!

Great job Matt!

I would love to compare our notes with my thread too.

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 mlarocco 
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(Note: I didn't get screen shots of my trades for 1/12 & 1/13)

FDAX: Short IE Trade. +5




NQ: Short Speed/Flash Trade. -7



CL: Long SpeedTick. + 5




Daily Results:


Monthly Results:


Trades:

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 mlarocco 
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Great job Matt!

I would love to compare our notes with my thread too.

Thanks, Should be interesting!

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 mlarocco 
East Greenbush, NY
 
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CL: Short, Speed/Flash.... +5 (very quick trade)


NQ: Short, Speed/Flash.... -7


FDAX: Short, INVALID Speed/Flash, it was an invalid setup due to the open of the bar being more than 5 ticks away from the HOD (green dash line). Costly mistake, lesson learned!



Daily Results:


Monthly Results:

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 mlarocco 
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YM: Long, Speed/Flash.... -7


CL: Long, Speed/Flash... -7 (Very bad fill on my part)


CL: SpeedTick.... +5


Trades:



Daily Results:


Monthly Results:

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 mlarocco 
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CL: Short, Speed/Mac.... -8 (slippage on the stop)


FDAX: Short, Speed/Flash.... +10



Trades:


Daily Results:


Monthly Results:

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 mlarocco 
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CL: Long, Speed/Flash/Mac... -7 (broke the rules, missed the initial signal and entered on the next bar)


YM: Long, Speed/Flash... +5


FDAX: Short, Speed/Mac.... +5



Trades:


Daily Results:


Monthly Results:

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CL: Long, Speed/Flash.... +5



Trades:


Daily Results:


Monthly Results:

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 mlarocco 
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No trades today. Technical issues connecting to my trading PC.

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 mlarocco 
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Made three "mistake" trades which gave me a $58 loss instead of a $75 profit. Really need to stay more focused to avoid these errors!

NQ: Speed/Mac, should have been a long but I sold by mistake. -7


YM: Long, Speed/Mac. BH signaled the trade but it was a VERY bad setup, should not have taken it. -7


FDAX: Long, Speed/Flash, +5


YM: Long, Speed/Flash, +8 (squeezed out a few more ticks)


TF: Short, FT trade, Poor technique, should not have been filled, trailed order too close. -7



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Daily Results:


Monthly Results:

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 mlarocco 
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NQ: Long, FT trade.... -7


YM: Long, Speed/Flash.... -7


ES: Long, SpeedTick.... +3 (exited early, could have gotten +5)


FDAX: Short, Speed/Flash.... +7



Trades:


Daily Results:


Monthly Results:

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 mlarocco 
East Greenbush, NY
 
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No trades for today

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 mlarocco 
East Greenbush, NY
 
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TF: Long, Speed/Mac.... -7


CL: Long, Speed/Flash.... +1 (was trying for +7, stopped out at +1)



Trades:


Daily Results:


Monthly Results:

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 leonl 
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A little history, I began trading in about 1994, when we used paper charts mailed to you! I have never been what I felt was a "successful" trader, I would win a little and lose a lot. I have tried options trading, position trading, swing trading and now have settled on day trading. The reason I like day trading is because I can get in and out very quickly and not have my money exposed to the markets for very long. The less time I'm a trade, the more I like it! I am currently trading the CL, FDAX, TF, YM, NQ and (rarely) ES.

I joined The Intentional Trader in March 2014, I purchased their full indicator package, trading room access and the "VIP" membership. I am not affiliated with them in any way except for being a customer. I began by SIM trading their setup's using the indicators that I purchased from them. Once I developed confidence with the setups, I started trading "live" with real money on January 12th 2015.

The reason I am starting this journal is to keep an electronic record of the trades that I take and to make myself accountable for those trades, I now believe accountability is very important to consistent, successful trading. I will be posting screenshots along with my daily and monthly results and a brief explanation of each trade. My results will probably not be typical of others in the IT trading room since I currently have to trade while at work, there are many distractions and trades I miss because of this. These results are my personal trades, trading "live" with real money. I will post all trades, winners, losers, etc.

Welcome to the journey!

Hi mlarocco,

What is the website for International Trader?
Is it internationaltrader . com or tradersinternational . com ??

regards,
leon.

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Hi mlarocco,

What is the website for International Trader?
Is it internationaltrader . com or tradersinternational . com ??

regards,
leon.

Here you go......

Home - The Intentional Trader

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 mlarocco 
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YM: Long, Speed/Flash.... +5




Trades:


Daily Results:


Monthly Results:


Annual Results:

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 mlarocco 
East Greenbush, NY
 
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No trades today

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 mlarocco 
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No Trades today

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Matt, are you still posting your trades with Intentional Trader?

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So what was the verdict on this? Did you give up on it?

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