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Just getting started and I already have to leave! Rest of the sessions this week will be full sessions.

Put on a small trade and took it right off realizing I shouldn't be trading with other things going on today.

Trying out OHLC bars, I've always found them much easier to see and read, not sure why I haven't tried trading with them yet.

NQ broke pre-market range, traded higher and formed a new range around the 37/38 midpoint. I shorted the failure at that midpoint (too late of an entry though).

Level to level all day long, that's what the markets do.

Over the weekend and past few sessions I've put a lot of thought into combining kewltech ideas with SLA/AMT ideas and my own ideas of price action and I believe I've really made some progress in how I view and trade the markets.

I feel like I used to "guess" with my trading, though the guesses were based on sound price action principles. With my new mental framework and market framework I feel like I am taking objective trades, really taking the guesswork out of it.

More to come the rest of this week when I'll be able to trade full sessions.

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Hey thetradeslinger, just started reading through your thread which seems pretty interesting so far, good job keeping up with posting all the trades! I know that's usually a pain to always be doing ontop of analysis and trading itself. I keep seeing references to kewltech in the beginning of your thread and while I haven't ever personally read through the blog I'm always up for reading other's views on the markets.

A couple pages back I seen a long post talking about legs up/down and retracing into them while focusing on key S/R levels, is that basically what's described in the kewltech blog? If so then that definitely seems like a sound approach to view trading from

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Hey thetradeslinger, just started reading through your thread which seems pretty interesting so far, good job keeping up with posting all the trades! I know that's usually a pain to always be doing ontop of analysis and trading itself. I keep seeing references to kewltech in the beginning of your thread and while I haven't ever personally read through the blog I'm always up for reading other's views on the markets.

A couple pages back I seen a long post talking about legs up/down and retracing into them while focusing on key S/R levels, is that basically what's described in the kewltech blog? If so then that definitely seems like a sound approach to view trading from

"A couple pages back I seen a long post talking about legs up/down and retracing into them while focusing on key S/R levels, is that basically what's described in the kewltech blog?"

That's spot on @Six3six. The best way to approach Kewltech is to read it with an eye towards levels, momentum, legs. The MACD stuff is ok, but everything is contained within price itself, once you understand levels/momo/legs everything else becomes secondary.

Check out the kewltech blog if you have some time, it's fantastic. Start with issue #1 and work your way forward, each issue builds on the previous one.

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My trades and notes from today.

Stopped early when I was down and watched rest of session and tried to track price and levels.

NQandESJan13thAlbum

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Jan 14th Update:

This sounds silly as I type it out, but I talked with Lak last night and realized what I was doing wrong.

I spent the whole session waiting for 1 set up, made like 2 ticks on NQ, but the key was taking that set up.

I have to start entering at support and resistance, and that's exactly what I did.

Charts and Notes below:

NQNotesChartsJan14

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Jan 15th update:

Today is an example of why forcing myself to buy at support was so important to me.

Today I waited for price to approach my level and took the entry with no fear or hesitation.

The exit left a bit to be desired, but I feel so good for taking this trade the way I did, I followed my plan.

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Travelling a good portion of the day on Tuesday, probably no trades until a full session on Wednesday.

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Welcome to TheTradeSlinger's journey.

Background and purpose:

The purpose of this journal is to work on finding and eliminating psychological issues holding me back from successful trading and document my development as a trader.

My foremost problem is that I have been exiting winning trades far too soon (Ha! Have you ever heard that one before?).

Throughout this journal I will seek to increase the duration and magnitude of winning trades and develop my trading psychology into a winning mindset.

Inspirations

The main inspirations and influencing forces in my trading have come from three main sources:

1. TradeItDontDateIt
Lak's performance has been a great inspiration for me for many years. I model my ideal trading after his work.

2. @DbPhoenix and his work with the SLA/AMT
I've read and followed his work on futures.io (formerly BMT) and other sites for years now. Discovering AMT has helped my trading tremendously.

3. YTC Trading Series of books and weekly emails
When starting out in trading I found the YTC series to be fantastic in putting price action trading into an understandable framework along with discussions of psychological issues relating to trading.

The Journal
I will be fully transparent in this journal and open to any discussions/questions/comments. I believe that participation by other traders can only help to advance everyone's development. I look forward to kicking this journal off!

Long days and pleasant nights to you

Hey man. took a quick look at your thread. nice trading, you really organized your journal well, very good way to learn yourself. But I dont see any loser in your journal, would like to see how you manage your risk and exit. Keep up the work bro.

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Hey man. took a quick look at your thread. nice trading, you really organized your journal well, very good way to learn yourself. But I dont see any loser in your journal, would like to see how you manage your risk and exit. Keep up the work bro.

I lost money on January 13th! Click that album link and it'll bring up pictures/notes from that day.

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Jan21st Notes/Charts

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