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3-Month Trading Journal (Dec '15-Feb '16)

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Trading Apprentice
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: NinjaTrader Brokerage / Continuum
Favorite Futures: Emini S&P 500
 
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3-Month Trading Journal (Dec '15-Feb '16)

Welcome to my three-month journal, everyone. Follow along and help keep me accountable as I navigate through the next three months of trading the Emini S&P 500!


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3-Month Trading Journal (Dec '15-Feb '16)


First, a little about my routine and how I trade at the moment.

I am currently living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I trade in the mornings here, which has usually been around 7 AM, but lately has shifted to around 9 or so. Brazil is currently 3 hours ahead of the east coast in the US, so when I am up and ready to trade, it's still well before the market open in the US. For me, this translates into some really slow action , and a little bit more time required in front of my computer. Ideally, I like to be done trading for the day 60 to 90 minutes after the market open, but since I trade before the open I usually end up trading for more hours than I'd like. I will see what I can do about that.
  • First, I never begin trading without a fresh pot of coffee. Here in Brazil my coffee of choice is Pilão, the brand otherwise known as "O cafe forte do Brasil", or "The strong coffee of Brazil". I broke my coffee pot and so now I brew it on the gas stove in a saucepan using a technique I've developed to yield the best coffee I've ever had! But I digress....
  • Second, I am a very simple trader.
    • I use one chart and one monitor (NinjaTrader 7/ a 610 Tick Chart (with High,Low,Close for each bar), and a 13" monitor)
    • I use three indicators (Channel Bands, Bollinger Bands, and a Moving Average)
    • I look for three trade setups.
  • Third, I want to become a master of the simple way that I trade before moving on to introduce any additional trade setups or indicators. My trading preference is to focus on and watch price action.

I will post my trades here for the days that I trade, and include screenshots, and other statistics that seem relevant. Feel free to ask me any questions about how I trade and I will be happy to answer as best I can.

Thanks Everyone.

*bill

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I cannot post a link to my chart without 5 posts. About to post two pads so my count will reach 5.

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One more...

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3-Month Trading Journal (Dec '15-Feb'16)

Trading complete. Details below.

My chart is located here:2015-11-30_1017
  • Total Trades: 1
  • Total Wins: 1
  • Total Losses: 0
  • Points Won: 1
  • Points Lost: 0
  • Net Points: 1
  • W/L %: 100%
  • Average Win: 1
  • Average Loss: 0

My notes for the day are that I might need to be more aggressive in my trades. I let two opportunities pass me by due to some consolidation before the price reached the midband. I think I was right to exercise caution, but I also don't want to be so conservative that I miss good opportunities.

Overall I am happy with my trading day. Thanks everyone!

*bill


**edit: I realized on my chart that I indicated a long position on my trade when it was in fact a short position. Sorry about that


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Thanks for starting the thread - wishing you well with it. Off to a "plus" start, anyway.

Interesting chart. Do you mind my asking what settings you've used for the indicators shown on it?

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Hi newberrysummer,

Good evening, me which one timeframe on a screen looks interesting and what indicators do you use?
Which trading platform you use?

I hope that the translation is ok?

maxie

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3-Month Trading Journal (Dec '15-Feb'16)

Sorry I have not responded! We took a short trip until Friday and I only have my phone to post with. I will be back to trading and will respond as soon as I am back! See you in a few days guys!

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