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How I Trade For a Living

Old October 19th, 2016, 09:54 AM   #361 (permalink)
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So, I got stopped out on my GC trade. My ZB is going very well though

PnL:
GC: B/E
ZB: ~$850


Let's see how this one goes!

     
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Old October 20th, 2016, 12:24 PM   #362 (permalink)
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Good job today!!
Learned something new about quick moves.

     
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Old October 20th, 2016, 09:11 PM   #363 (permalink)
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Good job today!!
Learned something new about quick moves.

Very glad to hear it!

From what I saw, pretty much everyone was able to kill it today! Woo!

     

Old October 20th, 2016, 09:13 PM   #364 (permalink)
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Can I get some feedback on the room everyone?

I know a lot of you that attend the room will see this post, so you better reply

I would like some feedback on the room! The good, the bad, and the ugly

I want to know what people like and what they don't like! How can I help you? Let me know! Give me some input!

     
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Old October 20th, 2016, 09:22 PM   #365 (permalink)
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First day today, really enjoyed it, polite, good questions and you answered comprehensively and all in all was very insightful.
Maybe some background music - tune of the day next time .
Real time commentary is hard so you do well to stay focused. But vg for us to hear rather than an after the trade forum post (sorry fio!). Albeit this is good also.
Your patience is admirable.

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Old October 20th, 2016, 09:34 PM   #366 (permalink)
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I would like some feedback on the room! The good, the bad, and the ugly

Good

1. Free
2. Cool as a cucumber
3. Humble yet confident approach to trading
4. Clear explanation for your trade bias and targets (profit/stop)
5. No rambling (ok - minimal rambling) when market is sideways or sleepy.

Bad - Not much really.

What I would like to see

1. 1 more chart and I would like to see your correlation chart, especially when you talk about it a lot.
2. More explanation about exiting trades that didn't work (perhaps you do it regularly but I missed it as I was getting in and out)

Ugly

Are you really 18? Wow.

     
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Old October 20th, 2016, 09:36 PM   #367 (permalink)
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Those of you in the room today heard my talk on PnL and why having good trades/days are what makes your account grow.

I thought that it would be best for me to show this little graphic to you all to visualize what I was talking about.

This is a graph of my account PnL since the day I started this room. I cropped out the dollar amount on the left because that does not add value to my point. So look at this graphic:

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I was positive the first week, however, I struggled my way to the end. I had a spike up at the beginning of the week, but then "chopped" my way to Friday's closed. Then this week happened

So, regarding my talk this morning, this is the visualization of it!

Thanks!

     
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Old October 20th, 2016, 09:42 PM   #368 (permalink)
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First day today, really enjoyed it, polite, good questions and you answered comprehensively and all in all was very insightful.
Maybe some background music - tune of the day next time .
Real time commentary is hard so you do well to stay focused. But vg for us to hear rather than an after the trade forum post (sorry fio!). Albeit this is good also.
Your patience is admirable.

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Thank you very much! I am not sure what "vg" means. Elaborate? I will also take the "tune of the day" idea into consideration. I will ask the room as a whole!

     
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Old October 20th, 2016, 09:46 PM   #369 (permalink)
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Thank you very much! I am not sure what "vg" means. Elaborate? I will also take the "tune of the day" idea into consideration. I will ask the room as a whole!

Very good!

Or just a non related digression eg the election map was interesting for someone from the UK, as am blinded by purely pro hrc headlines so some context was useful. I like hearing about US sports also but obviously hard to please everyone, and it's work after all.

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Old October 20th, 2016, 09:47 PM   #370 (permalink)
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Good

1. Free
2. Cool as a cucumber
3. Humble yet confident approach to trading
4. Clear explanation for your trade bias and targets (profit/stop)
5. No rambling (ok - minimal rambling) when market is sideways or sleepy.

Bad - Not much really.

What I would like to see

1. 1 more chart and I would like to see your correlation chart, especially when you talk about it a lot.
2. More explanation about exiting trades that didn't work (perhaps you do it regularly but I missed it as I was getting in and out)

Ugly

Are you really 18? Wow.

I can add another chart for sure!

I can explain more about losers as well!

Being 18 is ugly?

     
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