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Dralion's Journal - Getting TST Funded

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La Paz, Mexico
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Dralion's Journal - Getting TST Funded

Futures IO has been a great community has helped me a lot in my Journey to become a Professional Day Trader.

Therefore I will do my best to try to show my method and the lessons learned along my long and often hard and expensive journey.

I have been working on my Combine for several months, and after many account resets I can honestly share with you that I am ready mentally, and have the right skills and systems in place to continue my path to become funded.

Today and until my I get Funded this journal will narrate my daily episodes on trading.

I trade four instruments: Gold (GC), Crude Oil (CL), Nasdaq(NQ) and the 30 Year Bond (ZB)

I have attached the images of my main trades, as you can see my system is very visual:

My Indicators are from different vendors:

BPT - The BPT Renko Bars, Projections Zones of Support and Resistance, Entry
Shark Indicators - My system shows when I get confluence of Direction and Indicatos in 3 time frames
GZT - Volume Zones

And Daily Open, High and Close from the FIO Indicator Database.

I am working on my $100K Combine, so in order to pass the combine I need to generate $6,000 in profits, with two main challenges my daily loss can't go more than $2,000 and my Max Drawdown can't exceed $3,000.

So based on that: My Weekly Goal is to make $2,000 and my daily stop loss should NEVER exceed $700 ... I Trade between 1 and 5 Contracts per Trade, depending on the setup and the instrument.

I am a Scalper, so my trades last from a few seconds to Seven minutes ... I tool me some time to find the Style of Trading that fits my personality ...

Tomorrow I will continue ... Thanks

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Best wishes


Best wishes on your combine dralion! I am doing a 50K one. Look forward to following your journal.
Danny

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Good luck to you too.... One very simple recommendation ... be careful with daily stop loss ... That is the most troublesome


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February 10th

Early Finish on Friday

CL - The bigger move was before I started Trading, so carefully tried to Scalp ... Flat
NQ - Entered a Few Times but too close to support and the Price Bounced ... Small Loss

ZB - Took a few Scalps based on my System and was Succesful ...

GC - Today's best Instrument was Gold ... I was able to get in and out of a few trades with profit

So Today we finish with $433 on the Positive

Don't want to be greedy and try for more ... Between $300 and $600 per day is plenty to get my Combine passed

AGAIN THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IS ... DAILY MAX LOSS

Good Weekend

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Early Finish on Friday

CL - The bigger move was before I started Trading, so carefully tried to Scalp ... Flat
NQ - Entered a Few Times but too close to support and the Price Bounced ... Small Loss

ZB - Took a few Scalps based on my System and was Succesful ...

GC - Today's best Instrument was Gold ... I was able to get in and out of a few trades with profit

So Today we finish with $433 on the Positive

Don't want to be greedy and try for more ... Between $300 and $600 per day is plenty to get my Combine passed

AGAIN THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IS ... DAILY MAX LOSS

Good Weekend


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Feb 13th


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For me in order to trade on Mondays, I must do my homework on Sunday.

On Sundays
* Check Workspaces
* Check Parameters of Indicators

Daily Ritual
* Get up 4:30
* Visualize
* Meditate
* Exercise for 35+ Minutes
* Shower / News

At 7:20 (9:20 ET)Ready to Trade

Rules:
* First Trade after 9:35 ET
* Only Master Setups
* Max Max Daily Loss $600

Today I was disciplined and Patient ...

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Good luck to you too.... One very simple recommendation ... be careful with daily stop loss ... That is the most troublesome


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hi did you encounter any problem of the software when doing the combine? I am hesitate to buy a combine because I 've read some bad reviews about the software not correctly tracking the trades. Thanks and good luck with your combine!


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hi did you encounter any problem of the software when doing the combine? I am hesitate to buy a combine because I 've read some bad reviews about the software not correctly tracking the trades. Thanks and good luck with your combine!


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Hi Sabrina ... I have been working on my combine for several months (7) honestly Topstep has a great system and excellent support ... The system is designed to help us reach our goal of becoming better Traders ...

As I mentioned in the Journal ... The hardest part of the Journey to Become Funded is Discipline ... Very simple to understand but hard to do ...

Later on I will post my Trades of the Day ... I have a Max Daily Limit of $600 ... Today I broke my Rule and went from + $200 to Negative $1,200 ... Only to end the day at Minus $255 ....

The discipline is the hard part

Hope it helps ... Dralion

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Thanks for the quick reply, @dralion ! Did you make your own rule, like the max daily limit of 600? Cause I don't see any account on their website has a daily loss limit of 600. Many thanks again.


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