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An Apprentice's Journey

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Trading Apprentice
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My First Full Week Ever

As I prepare for the new week, I thought I would post my stats from last week as recorded in TopStep Trader. I know by most people's standards this might not seem like much but for me they are super exciting! Last week was my first full week ever trading anything and I was positive, which is a tremendous reason to celebrate in my book. I gained confidence, especially since the 2 hours a day that I had to trade were not ideal by any means. Here are my stats:

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I am definitely excited and looking forward to this week!

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You kidding me? You are doig good, keep at it and good luck.

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My First Loss


I took an aggressive entry but got nervous when price came into my entry box so strongly. So I closed my trade out when price got near my entry point for -1 tick. If I had a use a limit order instead of a market order to get out of the trade, I could of have +1 instead of -1.

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https://futures.io/trading-journals/39043-my-topstep-150-000-combine-2.html#post592942

Pretty ballsy to write on the thread of which @newtotrading got ousted.

Funny that you and @newtotrading had a father "she" could use as a mentor trading CL. And you both decided to do a TST Combine! What a coincidence!

So to just to clarify...

"a complete “Newbie” to trading" - A "Newbie" Trading CL just like @newtotrading.

"I only have a few hours each day to learn how to trade" - Doing a TST combine just like @newtotrading.

"My dad is the one taking the time to assist me in my growth process as I desire to become a full time trader" - just like @newtotrading.

Well, would you Adam and Eve it.

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@JonnyBoy In case of newtrading girl, she's new and she earned thousands already...that doesn't makes sense unless she's genius trader. But don't you think this guy's P&L is a bit small if he's trying to sell something?

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@rintin2x

Yes, I did think about that, but I figured showing smaller wins could add to the perception of being more credible.

The usernames chosen too, "newtotrading" and "stressfreetrader". It just seems odd.

If I am wrong I am wrong and I will admit that on this thread. But if @StressFreeTrader is faking it, it is probably better to bow out now than lead people up the garden path as @newtotrading did.

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@rintin2x

Yes, I did think about that, but I figured showing smaller wins could add to the perception of being more credible.

The usernames chosen too, "newtotrading" and "stressfreetrader". It just seems odd.

If I am wrong I am wrong and I will admit that on this thread. But if @StressFreeTrader is faking it, it is probably better to bow out now than lead people up the garden path as @newtotrading did.

I don't know anything about all that. I am a new trader. My dad struggled for years and still has some bad habits which he is trying to keep me from duplicating. Anyhow, he is NOT selling anything. I would appreciate it if you don't have anything helpful to say just go to another thread - Thank you!

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I am home sick today. If this helps you can NOW see my bad trades from yesterday. LOL - I was looking at the trees and not the big picture and so when my trade went against me, I did what my dad told me NOT to do and that is move my stop out to avoid a loss and unfortunately I didn't move it far enough. LOL - I was stopped out for a huge loss by 1 tick only to watch price go back down. However, I did reenter short for +21 to help minimize my down day to under $250.

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Here is my TopStep Trader update from yesteday!

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I slept in because of sickness but have tried 2 trades today. The first went +10 and then came back negative so I exited the trade at +2 ticks. I re-entered the trade later but elected to take the +10 ticks this time because of the time of day and the mess in price action.

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