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A Cowboy's Trading Journal

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It didn't get breakout of the range but while sleeping (Mad as hell), If I would have dare to follow my gut I would have made a lot...Anyway I just sold my long and left with a short, I think it's too stretched and will comedown for 20 points

Edit: I saw o/n price went to 1938 anyway I would have waited for 1920 to get out of short

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My 10 point trailing stop on short taken out...wtf! Was nicely up this morning with short

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What a freaking day, simply put it this when presented with 14 handle profit didn't took it just sitting on my swing short trade i.e short ESU5 from 1968, planning to add at 1990 and see where it will take...what do you guys think?

Only good thing is my QMZ5 up nicely 10%, now is the tough time fighting my mind to hold on to profits are take profits...rightfully so after these doldrums and see profits evaporating in mins if not seconds...very tough to deal with it mentally...

Edit: My order for second short ESU5 filled at 1990 so average is now at 1978.

Edit: Out 1990 one at 1987.25 - Scared!!


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Good to see QMZ5 nicely up another 4%, keeping calm is the key in swing trading...

Still have ESU5 short from 1978, Yesterday I night I was expecting they are going to test 1990 one more time or may be go to as close as 2000 to lure fresh retail in so I bought ESZ5 at 1965, so I am already up like 5 handles on this but 5 handles is nothing in this volatality...idea is to sell ESZ5 as high as possible and keep the short.

Edit: Why in the hell wouldn't listen to myself and consider not *lucky* and listen to people from twitter and futures.io (formerly BMT)....I place a limit order to close my ESZ5 at 1982 but canceled it because of saw that there is Jacksonhole meeting mins will be coming soon now it is trending lower and at 1970 that's freaking 12 handles....


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Why the hell I am using spreads? that's only way I take out leverage out of equation but still can be profitable in this volatile market...My plan is right but execution and timing is way bad...MUST improve this

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Good morning!

In this volatility even BALL's of steel can get shattered. You MUST be very very QUICK to take positions and change positions which I am really lacking right now. That being said I scalped today for meager 2 handles on ESU5 i.e went short and covered quickly because I was late for the short and don't want to risk much

LOL, as I was typing this market is making another V. Bulls don't want to give up yet, all the retail MUST be in before the drop again (My thought process as of now)

Current positions

QMZ5 from 43
ESU5 short from 1973 (Average dropped because of today's add to short and get out)
ESZ5 long from 1965

Basically flat on ES trades and long on oil (Oil drop of is little concerning but would like to hold to atleast 50 then look for re-entry.
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Exited QMZ5 at 49 from 43, I know I told myself to wait for 50's but after biggest jump in 3 days I have to lock in profits...but looks to renter for any pull backs...
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Edit: Crap I know I left some money on the table but not this much...same thing happened with gold trade before I started this journal...


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Short oil

Short oil using QMV5 at 49.10...just can't help it...

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Closed QMV5 at 47.90

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I hate to see my plan working out without me...blame is on me I was chickened out to take risk maybe rightfully...I was expecting for breakout and touch the 2000 and then go down...anyway I did traded yesterday for few quick handles on both short side and long side so now my avg on short is 1936 and on long side is 1945...oil I have to look to rebut but market is showing signs of breaking down so what is the right price is the question?

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