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Market Wizard
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Markets Snapshot

Here is a picture of the markets I am watching and where they are at currently. I have to laugh at myself as I took a break away from the computer and when I return the trade I was anticipating on the 6E just triggered and would have been good for the +11 ticks. Bummer! Oh well, hopefully I will remember my lesson.

Market Snapshot

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P.S. As you may have noticed that bad decision on the 6E also hurt me in another way. While in the losing trade on the 6E I wasn't able to take the great setup that occurred after the news settled on CL


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Final Trade for the Day

I am attempting to limit my trades to 3 a day. On this trade, the way CL stopped and failed just above the overnight range I was expecting it to return and test the low of the overnight range. However, with that being said, I still totally messed up on this entry. I didn't take into consideration the long bull channel and wait for a 2LF but jumped in early. To make things worse I didn't even wait for a 2S. The result as you can see was painful! I was NOT focused and mentally sharp enough on today's trading so it was actually easy to stop trading and take my lumps.

Crude (CL)

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End of Day (EOD) Picture for 5.20.15


Here is my end of day summary picture on all markets traded today:

End of Day

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I have had a nice break and am returning to start a new $100,000 Continuous Combine tomorrow. This journal is to track my trades, progress and provide accountability. Why the name "New Beginnings" because it is a fresh start to my journey in seeking to obtain a funded account with TopStep Trader and I have a renewed mindset. My problem was not my trade plan but my pride, lack of discipline and overall mindset.

During this Combine I will be trading the following setups:
  • Bolt Waves
  • Bolt Reversals
  • Bolt Breakouts and
  • Price Action Setups

I will be trading 3 contracts to begin with and using the following stop strategy:
  • Catastrophic stop of -17 ticks
  • Stop moves to -12 at +5 ticks
  • A trailing stop of -17 will move every +2 ticks
  • Stop will be moved to +1 at +16 ticks

Regardless of the setup being used the following two targets will be used for taking profit:
  • T1: +11 ticks
  • T2: +22 ticks

Whenever, I elect to use both targets, only 1 contract will be used for T2 regardless of how many contracts I may trade.

In addition, I have elected to use nothing but range bar charts with candlesticks during this Combine.


How long will you need to trade to prove to Top Step that you qualify for funded account?

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Market Wizard
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A minimum of 10 days. If you meet the profit objective without violating their conditions you will be considered for a funded account. Here is a link that gives you more info:

https://www.topsteptrader.com/learnmore#learnmore-combine-info

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TST Trade Reports for 5.20.15

Here are my trade reports for today:

Crude (CL)

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Euro FX (6E)

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The following 3 trades were taken today in my simulation account:

Crude (CL)

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Did you consider to let the winning ones run? Seems lots money left on the table. Probably you can just set a stop to protect your 2nd profit target once it's reached? I'm not saying letting winning one run will for sure give you better PnL but just want to see your reasoning of setup.

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Trade 1 on 5.21.15

This was a 2LF on Crude:

Crude (CL)

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Trade 2 on 5.21.15

Quick scalp with 3 contracts for +5. The trade would have worked for +11 but because of news and Globex High I closed it as a scalp.

Crude (CL)

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Gold Trade on 5.21.15


Big mistake! I took a 2SF, price came w/i 1 tick of my target and anticipating price to retest the Globex Low I moved the stop back out to the catastrophic stop of -15. Price continued to retrace and stop me out. Now, while I am doing this entry price did exactly as I expected with a beautiful stop run and I missed it. Game back most of my profits today due to stupidity!

Gold (GC)

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Lesson: Never move my stops from my ATM strategy!

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