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This is freaking hilarious how difficult it is to just follow this chart and make decisions?

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Massive upside opportunity maybe?

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Massive upside opportunity maybe?

I believe we shouldaaa done it already now I am thinking 40's maybe...

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I believe we shouldaaa done it already now I am thinking 40's maybe...

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I'm on my phone so I can't see but it should run again and hit the bottom (looking left) soon. Have a look back at historical runs and see what happens next?

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Apparently, extremely hard.

Jokes aside, explain what you did. Why didn't you trade what you see there? Give us something so we can help

I was trading the ES today. I was bullish going into the open and was able to ride the first up-leg for 5 points and then changed bias after market failed to push the day high (also internals and other markets were proving the bull-side to be weak). Once I changed my bias to the downside, I was able to capture a good chunk of the move again.

I guess what I am trying to say is in this game you have to be willing to admit defeat and to change bias when needed. I hope this helps!

As mentioned earlier I didn't plan to do anything because of oil report, but anyway I was busy with work (ughhh, maybe I really need to automate entries) and saw that after it happened so I am not complaining, but I know exactly where my order entries would be. It's not easy if we make it not easy, it's that easy if you think it's easy. I am glad you found your success, good for you.

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Bought M6B for a swing in real account.

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As mentioned earlier I didn't plan to do anything because of oil report, but anyway I was busy with work (ughhh, maybe I really need to automate entries) and saw that after it happened so I am not complaining, but I know exactly where my order entries would be. It's not easy if we make it not easy, it's that easy if you think it's easy. I am glad you found your success, good for you.

I could not agree more with the highlighted ....

I have come to realize belief is the most powerful "thing" of all...period the end....not a nuclear warhead ...not the fastest airplane, the biggest ship.... or a Bill Gates size fortune , not the sun.... etc etc....

Belief transcends everything in this physical universe. Very hard to explain for me and quickly starts to sound like mumbo jumbo. Belief is not something that manifests instantaneously. Sometime not for 100's of years so we won't necessarily see the fruit of a belief physically. But that in no way makes it any less real.

What do you believe about the market? Maybe write it down in great detail. 1000-2000 words. IMHO


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Bought M6B for a swing in real account.

Stopped out on one contract overnight and price reversed on me...again bought that so I have now two contracts with average of 1.2991.

Edit: Got some 40 ticks on oil in the morning, since I entered with only one contract I took profits but put a limit order to re-buy again.

Edit: Long oil at VWAP.


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Stopped out on one contract overnight and price reversed on me...again bought that so I have now two contracts with average of 1.2991.

Might be early but took 100 tick profit on M6B (This feels good and less stress), still have one contract if it dips again I will add it.

Oil tricked me to close my long exactly the bottom tick and I fell for it, I didn't stick to the plan of adding at the level instead I panicked and closed my long.

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Edit: Out the other contract at 1.3174 from 1.290


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Oil, Oil, Oil

I was worried about the breakdown of 44.50 support, panicked and went flat next thing overnight it reached my target of 46...

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Oil, Oil, Oil

I was worried about the breakdown of 44.50 support, panicked and went flat next thing overnight it reached my target of 46...

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It's funny how that VWAP worked like a charm today and the same trade I took loss... on the other hand on M6B I left alot on table.

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