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A Cowboy's Trading Journal

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I am back short YM at 17481 and ES at 2095.75 ideally I want these two close below in next 30 mins or else again I have to take a bite and call it a day...


Closed YM short at 17471 for 10 points, I didn't take it out in the morning anticipating a trend lower that can still happen but damn I lost patience. Still have ES (September) short and ES (Dec) long so basically flat...that's my trading ladies and gentlemen any help will be appreciated.

Note: I am ready to short at higher prices or ready to close ES short around 90 and keep long for a bounce and ultimately get flat before FOMC...that's the plan

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Of course it's going to go down what else is new...#hindsight always right

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Yesterday evening/night I was planning to take short but didn't took it why?

1. FOMC
2. Price Action looked like as if it's going to gap up

I still have my ES pair looking to close short after big flush down which we haven't seen it yet...

Meanwhile I am trying to refine my entries using Volume Ladder/ Footprint and Cum Delta..work still in progress i.e setting up templates etc.

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Covered ES short at 2069.5 from 2095.75. Still holding ES Dec long

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Covered ES short at 2069.5 from 2095.75. Still holding ES Dec long


Entered long ES at 2069 so I have now two lot looking for a reversal before FOMC.

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Entered long ES at 2069 so I have now two lot looking for a reversal before FOMC.

Got out new one at 2075.25 from 2069, was looking for VWAP 2077 but two lots I can't handle pressure.

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Got out new one at 2075.25 from 2069, was looking for VWAP 2077 but two lots I can't handle pressure.

Got out of ES Dec one too at 2068.25 before FOMC want to be flat...Overall 10 handle gain I am happy with that but not too happy but don't want to risk into FOMC.

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Wow! Every single time same thing happened to be get out and don't get back in...

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Bought oil (QM December at 43.00) for a swing, planning to add if it goes down again...

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