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How I Trade For a Living

Old October 3rd, 2016, 10:46 AM   #191 (permalink)
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Hey all, coming in a little late. I had to drop my brother off at school this morning!

That being said, I think I will be scalping the ES today. I think today will be pretty lame, but I will try to make the most of it.

     
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 10:53 AM   #192 (permalink)
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Trying the long side on ES and ZB.

I think that we will swing through the OR and test the day's high.

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EDIT:
Took some profit!

Just waiting to see if we break OR-H!


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Old October 3rd, 2016, 11:46 AM   #193 (permalink)
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Done for day. Scalped around on the ES. I was up a couple hundred, but now I am down a couple hundred.

Not the best way to start a week.

Closed PnL:
ES: -$225.00
GC: N/A
ZB: N/A

Open PnL:
ZB: -$156.25


I have to go buy some new headphones and do some other errands. I will be away from FIO for a little while.

I shall post some more tonight though!

Good luck and good trading!

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I am fairly sure I am stopped out of my trade right now. If my calculations are correct, that would be a ~$330 loss


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Old October 4th, 2016, 10:19 AM   #194 (permalink)
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So..... remember that trade on gold that I took?

Well.... I am kicking myself every time I look at the chart......................

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Old October 4th, 2016, 10:24 AM   #195 (permalink)
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Morning thoughts:

ES is stuck in a range and will be unless Deutsche Bank releases something. If they don't, we will have to wait for NFP tomorrow.

This being said, I will look to fade the extremes of the range.

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I will also keep an eye on bonds since they seem to be ready for some movement... Will keep you updated!

Good luck and good trading!

     
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Old October 4th, 2016, 11:00 AM   #196 (permalink)
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Shorted ZB!

Just broke the lows, sitting in a little profit now.

Hoping that it can follow gold to the Earth's core

     
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Old October 4th, 2016, 11:23 AM   #197 (permalink)
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If I were to take a long, this area looks good!

S1, Y-Low, M-PP....

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However, I think I will short the retracement to -1SD/Y-VPOC. Might as well get paid while I wait for price to go back down!

     
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Old October 4th, 2016, 11:44 AM   #198 (permalink)
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ZB short playing out well so far.... I am scalping the ES at the moment. Nothing of note at this point. I think that we may test the top of the range next. We did not go as low as I was hoping we would

Wow. ES going nuts. I will post the recap tonight!


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Old October 4th, 2016, 12:42 PM   #199 (permalink)
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ZB going crazy now as well!!!

I got my last ditch adds and it came crashing down!

Woo!

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Old October 4th, 2016, 11:27 PM   #200 (permalink)
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I said I would post the ZB trade so here it is!

Why did I take the short?
Well, price looked like it was losing strength to the upside
and gold was absolutely getting killed!
USD was also showing some strength which helped.

Thanks to news out of Europe, my trade ended up being accelerated

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As you can see, I am sitting in the green a fair amount which is nice. I think that the thing that can learned from this trade is how important last-ditch adding is. I want to dedicate a whole post to this subject because I am a strong believer in it

I was two ticks from being stopped out on my original contract, so I added a couple. This is how they played out!

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+$812.50! I don't know about you, but I would take that trade any day!

This is also a milestone for me! I am now officially net positive with the ZB!

Remind me to make the "last-ditch add" post tomorrow! I will do it!

Also, I am going to make a video for the market correlations. I just haven't had the time to put it all together for you all. I will though, I promise!

     
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