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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Chart, MetaTrader
Broker/Data: OEC/Gain, Oanda
Favorite Futures: FGBL, FESX, ES, 6E, Forex
 
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eboarder's Trading Journal

Hi all,

let me introduce myself: I am new to trading (approximate 1 y). After a bad crash in my account a few years ago, I studied a lot of trading literature, webinars, seminars and trial-and-error paper trading. Now I thought I should give it a serious try again. And that post convinced me finally starting this journal:

futures.io (formerly BMT) Blog: So, you want to trade, huh? Really? Seriously?

So, please give me a chance. I need a lot to learn.
But I want to get started now.


eboarder

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Quick Summary
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Markets:
  • Euro Stoxx 50 (FESX)
  • Bund Future (FGBL)
  • E-Mini S&P500 (ES)
  • Euro Dollar (6E)

Trading System:
  • discretionary
  • price action
  • pullbacks

Time Frames:
  • Analysis: 15-60 min chart
  • Trading: volume/5 min chart


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Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
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Markets

My favourite Markets are:
  • DAX
  • EUR/USD
  • BUND
  • ES
  • DOW
  • CL
  • GOLD
This is not fixed, it'll change maybe.

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Daily Preparation

The daily preparation for my trading is doing an analysis for the markets.
It contains:
  1. the long, medium and short term trends
  2. Support and resistance levels
  3. Possible Exits and Entries

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Position Sizing

I'm not sure about this, but basically I intend to use Position Sizing as follows:
  1. doing nothing (unsure)
  2. small (about 1/2 of the normal size)
  3. normal (standard)
  4. large (about 1.5 of the normal size)
f.ex. (2) small if the first Entry Signal didn't work or trends are pointing in different directions

I plan to increase the standard Pos. Size as trading results improve


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some Trading Rules

--DRAFT--

General Rules
  1. I only trade intra-day
  2. above OPEN I prefer long (strenght)
    below OPEN I prefer short (weakness)
Standard Situations
  1. Break high
  2. Break low
Special Situations
  1. Opening Trade (DAX)
  2. Gaps

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Psychology

For me trading gets difficult when I "see" my account value (money).
I try not to pay attention to the money value.

As soon as I look at the $$$ I get scared and strategies wont work for me, because I could loose it.

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my first analysis here

... a bit late but its my first one...

DAX 2010-06-01
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