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A Cowboy's Trading Journal

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So market stops me out of my long and went up straight 15640 to 16090. I am short from 16040 with stop, if I get stopped out that's it done for week. Don't want give back too much in one week

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This freaking short taking toll, I was able to add to my short at 16090 and covered at 16049. Oil is down but $VOLSPD is jot giving up, if we close above yesterday's high I will give up on the remaining short.

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Edit: Stopped out at 16065...today is a total useless grind mainly because of me going against the trend thinking market will do it's thing i.e selling at the end. It did but came back up.


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I am glad I stayed out today, this is as confusing as it can get...$VOLSPD's all over the place, crude is higher and CTICK is not at lows...

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I am glad I stayed out today, this is as confusing as it can get...$VOLSPD's all over the place, crude is higher and CTICK is not at lows...

Again it's the same story today too...no trades as I got busy with some other stuff. I might not trade tomorrow also, I am too afraid of loosing and converting a good month into a loosing. Also, I am not finding anything to trade it's too volatile, my stop of 100 points on YM won't be enough unless I get a very good price. I am utilizing this timeframe to automate the stratergy but first I need to find a platform so I am leaning towards Multi Charts but I don't have proper data feed (Currently, I use TOS for data and IB for execution). Any suggestions for good data feed for MC?

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Initialized two shorts one in oil using QM just as a hedge to my oil long etf's and bought TZA with manual stop if TF closes above 1020.

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Initialized two shorts one in oil using QM just as a hedge to my oil long etf's and bought TZA with manual stop if TF closes above 1020.

Looked great initially on oil but didn't cover it. TZA I am going to give it some wiggle room.

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As planned I should have kept quite or took profits when presented, instead I did go against the trend at the first weekness and got burned...still a good month.

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Looked great initially on oil but didn't cover it. TZA I am going to give it some wiggle room.

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Covered oil but still have TZA.

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Damn damn...contrary to everyone on this forum I screwed it up on the last day...Still neutral/slightly bearish but with hedges and now I have to work my ass off to properly dispose longs and shorts...

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Week4

I screwed it up in the last day of the week...

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First Month


Still not a bad start but last day of the month screw up, still might work out but I hate when I get into this managing situations, I thought I am over that bad habit...what happened? I was short YM and somehow when I tried to close it market was already closed so couldn't close it so in order to protect from the gap up over the weekend I had to get in to TF long as a hedge. Now the idea is to close both longs and shorts properly or for small loss.

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I might have to go back bigger time frame again and stop worrying about small small movements...anyway wish me luck please.

Edit: I am just posting PnL to get away from bad habits and not to boast about it. I feel like I am more accountable to myself.

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