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A Cowboy's Trading Journal

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Market Wizard
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Still think market will reverse and reverse hard as this selling is based on no news nothing...

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This is becoming a freaking unbelievable scary scenario...Was able to pull out 63 handles from shorting overnight from ESZ5...got panicked and short ESZ5 at 1915

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Make that 90 handles realized on ESZ5...still have one Short of ESZ5 average at 1901...I wanted to close this also but couldn't because of margin requirements...

Just going to sit on my hands for now or add to the short at higher...

Edit: This crappy biased trading is what I want to avoid but damn that BTFD screwed me now I am totally scared about trading

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Sit out bro, don't blow your stack

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Market Wizard
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Damn what a day...I was able to get out of my September ES long position one contract at 1948 from 2002 that's 54 handle hit but bcoz of my short hedge I am kind of survived...Still have one ESZ5 long from 2002 and short ESZ5 from 1934...looking to add to short for retest of o/n lows then add to long for reversal

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I am kind of bummed for not following the plan from yesterday afternoon but market was so volatile no plan would have worked...Still this market is not out of woods...so the plan for now sell rips and buy dips

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I am short long term so carrying ESZ5 short from 1910 bullish short term so carrying ESU5 from 1934 so basically trying to manage....apart from carrying oil long QMZ5 from 43 (Underwater)....I am kind of bummed by seeing DUST and NUGT go in my way big time, but the thing with swing trading sometimes you have let go positions based on intra-day market conditions before it plays out properly...

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Stick to the same plan taking few scalps here and there but for now plan is sell short at 1800 and add to long with tight stop and pray for a reversal

Edit: They are not making it easy...

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Not a good day, my plan was right and got shaked out few times and currently carrying net short but not feeling it though...

Edit: Any weakness I have to go flat in the night.

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Not a good day, my plan was right and got shaked out few times and currently carrying net short but not feeling it though...

Edit: Any weakness I have to go flat in the night.

Flat (means long ESU5 and short ESZ5) for the night on ES and still have QMZ5 long which is under water.

My gut was telling yesterdays 1850 was the bottom by the time I realized it moved 10 points then waiting for 1855 to break the short but didn't do it because original plan was to get out of the short at 1800 and add to long side....why do I want to do this kind of spread trading?

I know with small account size and these kind of wild swings I cannot afford to loose more but I don't want to miss the move big upside move for some 100 points are so market gave me that opportunity multiple times this week but at the same time velocity of the moves are scary...anyway that's still the plan but I should stop for scalping and wait for good swings...

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Tomorrow's plan go long at the breakout of the top of range or with bottom of the range at 1860...in between maybe at 1920 add to long for a scalp or short at breakdown or just sit out and wait

Too tough to get long or short...

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