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My Gauntlet journal

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Antwerp
 
Trading Experience: Advanced
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2 trades today.

1 long 2 contracts on CL, entry at 66.38, SL triggered at 66.18 for a loss of 400$.
1 short 2 contracts on NG, entry at 3.248, TP both contracts at 3.223 for a profit of 300$.

Total loss for today of 117,76$.

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I had no time to do an update yesterday so i will do it today.

2 trades:

1 long 2 contracts on NG, entry at 3.260, SL triggered at 3.244 for a loss of 320$.
1 short 2 contracts on GC, entry at 1233.60, both contracts out at 1233.40 for a profit of 40$.

The reason i closed the GC trade so soon was because i was not supposed to enter it in the first place, i thought i had a valid signal but when i took another look after executing the trade it turned out it was not.

Total for the day is a loss of 280$.

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2 trades today:

1 long 2 contracts on NG, entry at 3.185, first target at 3.206, other contract closed at 3.192 which generated 280$.
I made a small mistake there since the second contract should have been closed at 3.202.
1 long 2 contracts on GC, entry at 1233.50, first target at 1234.7 and trailing stop at 1235, which generated 270$.

Total for today 532,24$

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My concentration has got better with the new alerts i have created, however the last few days there have been not as many signals as in the beginning.
So lets hope the amount of signals increases again so that i finally can start generating the return that i know this system is capable of.


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Only 1 trade for me today.
I have missed some other signals since i had a few meetings today.

Short 1 contract CL, entry at 63.64, took profit at 63.10 since i expected some support between 63.10 and 63.00.
However it looks like i should have left the trade open, anyway i made a profit of 540$.

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Edit: i have done some more research and testing, from now on i am going to use a risk/reward of 1:1,5. The trailing stop remains the same.
I have analyzed all my trades from my Gauntlet so far and only 1 of the profitable trades would have resulted in a loss using a 1:1,5 instead of a 1:1, however the profits made would have been much larger then the loss from that 1 trade.

I know my system works, yet i am still intervening sometimes (like today, my 1:1,5 risk reward TP would have been at 62.89).
A really bad habit ...


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Posts: 393 since Jun 2016
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Going to take the day of today and spend some quality time with the family.

I do not want to risk losing a part of the profits i have made so far because of some unexpected move.
My return so far is 8,58%, my average risk:reward currently is 1:1,01. There definitely is room for improvement here.
So far i have missed all the trades that would have given me a good risk:reward ratio (1:3 or more).
A few of those and my average will be closer to 1:1,5.
Win rate currently is 59%, also room for improvement if i stop missing so many trades in the future.

25 active trading days remaining my Gauntlet.


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Done for today, the frustrations are getting to much.

Missed 2 trades today when i had to get my son from school and went to the grocery store where i ran into an old friend that i haven't seen for years, so it took much longer then expected.

The 2 trades that i have missed where good trades ... one would have made 920$ (short GC), the other one would have made 330$ (short NG, one contract would have been open for the trailing stop).

The 2 trades that i actually took are, what else, losers of course ...

2 trades on CL for a total loss of 640$.

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This shit is getting annoying ...


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Took another trade, why ...
Looked like a perfect setup, long GC, loss of 460$.

Total loss today 1100$.

Surely this streak of bad luck has to end sometime ... with those 2 winning trades i would have ended up with a small profit.

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8 trades today, 4 losers, 2 winners, 2 BE.

One of the losing trades went to 1 tick from my first target, should have gone out at break even here.
One very nice short on NG for 620$ profit.
3 losing trades on CL and on GC.

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I do realize that struggling periods like these are normal, if i would not have missed as many trades as i did then it would be no problem at all, however now it is just pure frustration since it is eating away the little profit i have made so far.

Currently another signal on CL is forming for me, however i think i will not take it.
Edit: took it anyway, if i would be selecting my own trades then why do i have a mechanical system is the first place ... i have to follow the rules at all times.


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Totally forgot about the FOMC today ... yet another mistake.

However no reason to panic, plenty of time left, no more room for mistakes, focus focus focus so i stop missing trades and everything should be fine.

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Posts: 393 since Jun 2016
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Finally a good day today, current closed profit 1040$, (460$ at risk with the open trade).

Still long in a GC trade, if i get my target i will be back above 27000$.

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