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A Cowboy's Trading Journal

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Market Wizard
Dallas, TX, USA
 
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Did some stupid trades flipping long and short...now press short or get long is the question...will it be a range day or trend day?

Edit: Finally was able to get long at 1969 with stop at breakeven

Edit: I am not happy with what I did since yesterday evening....too many trades...to much flipping not sure what was going on with me...

Edit: Got my stop again!!!!!


Last edited by bmtrading9; September 9th, 2015 at 11:25 AM.
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Market Wizard
Dallas, TX, USA
 
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Initiated long at 1970 (Stop at 1970).... day like today I have to avoid...too many trades why?

1. Maybe afraid of next move

2. Confused with long term bias and short term bias

Edit: Stopped again, Hindsight I shouldaaa kept my original short from 1988...


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Market Wizard
Dallas, TX, USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
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Got back in at 1952....

Edit: Overall was having a good day until that push down which make me to panic and add a short so basically flat at the moment...Got few excellent opportunities to scalp but didn't do it because of bias

So now I have

LONG ESU5 at 1952 and
SHORT ESZ5 at 1936

Damn back to square one...


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Market Wizard
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Note to self: DON'T TRADE in the MIDDLE of the NIGHT....I lost 8 points and since yesterday lost 16 points...so MUST TAKE A BREAK....Also have to deal with the contract roll over/FOMC etc. etc.

As of now positions

Long ESU5 @ Avg 1950 (Must roll over this or close it at 1970)

Short ESZ5 @ Avg 1936

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Trade Mindfully: Achieve Your Optimum Trading Performance with Mindfulness and Cuttin

I am not a big fan of reading trading books but I bought a book to give it a shot...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1118445619?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

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I'm about half way through and I can already feel and see the improvements. Definitely a good choice and hope you enjoy it as much as I am right now.

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I'm about half way through and I can already feel and see the improvements. Definitely a good choice and hope you enjoy it as much as I am right now.

Thanks, I have to control my emotions...maybe meditation helps, I will try meditation.

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Thanks, I have to control my emotions...maybe meditation helps, I will try meditation.

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Do it. I just started really getting into meditating about 4 months ago. I was referred to HeartMath and bought the EMWave2. If you are like me and want to see concrete evidence if something is working. Get it. I don't go a day without it. It helps to track your meditation and quantifies it in a score. Some people might think it is a gimmick but whatever helps right and I can be one to say I definitely see an improvement, not in trading, but overall in life. Thinking in the present and clearing the mind.

Just a disclaimer I do not work for HeartMath or get any monetary gain by saying their name. I just believe in passing a good word for a good product.

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Football season starts and it will take out some of this much needed market stress...Fantasy Football begins

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Posts: 1,789 since Mar 2013
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Literally sitting on my hands...still have same positions, some time soon I have to close September contract because of rollover...too many things next week FOMC/rollover etc. etc.


Positions

Long ESU5 @ Avg 1950 (Must roll over this or close it at 1970 - Yesterday I got a chance to get out at 1965 but didn't get out)

Short ESZ5 @ Avg 1936

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