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3 Trades:
1. 10 X +5 ticks
2. 10 X -5 ticks
3. 10 X 0 ticks
Total: $0

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I just would like to point out the fact that since you scaled down and use only 2-5 contracts per trade you had 3 winning days and 1 small loser.

This is a perfect example when people follow good advice. Good job and keep it up!

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I am planning a combine soon. Reading your journal is inspiring. Thank you for posting.
For myself I think I am going to go in 1/5 the max size till I build a cushion. Then progress to 1/3 the size. Once I am at about 1/4 or 1/3 to the target I will graduate to half max size. I have done 2 unsuccessful combines before and early drawdowns cut me off at the knees cause recovery was too steep.
I am going to focus on 1 choice set up. For building my cushion. Once I have a cushion I will progress to attempt to build to the target.

A point on volatility, if adr increases that means your atr increased. Stop sizes that worked before for myself need to be adjusted. For myself in the es I have had to increase initial hard stops by about 1/4 or 1/3. This doesn't mean I'm not dialing stops down as we clear structure, just initial needs more space to account for volatility.

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I am planning a combine soon. Reading your journal is inspiring. Thank you for posting.
For myself I think I am going to go in 1/5 the max size till I build a cushion. Then progress to 1/3 the size.


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I am going to focus on 1 choice set up.


These both sound to me like excellent principles for Combine-passing. I've seen plenty of people with profitable methods failing Combines through a combination of overtrading, impatience and excessive position-sizing. Good luck!

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1. 10 X +1 ticks
2. 5 X +10 ticks
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Hi. What is your method?

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Come on man, as long as you keep the contracts low, you are doing fine. Yesterday you went 10 contracts again and got your second biggest loss. Keep it 3 contracts max. until you make it to positive territory. Or average up when winning....

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Come on man, as long as you keep the contracts low, you are doing fine. Yesterday you went 10 contracts again and got your second biggest loss. Keep it 3 contracts max. until you make it to positive territory. Or average up when winning....

This. Exactly. Three contracts maximum, I'd say. Preferably two or one.

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Hi. What is your method?

Trading reversal bars, thrust bars, and continuation bars. I am using 1 -5 min charts

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