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Yo, G!

Golf is not a game of perfect!!

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Better day today. I certainly met one of my goals...one trade...call it a day!

Here is my trade and my stats. Ready for a nice enjoyable weekend looking at a good trading forum. Anybody know a good one???

So what is different today? I waited...I didn't trade the news (although today was a rocket down day because of the unemployment news)...I watched the market action and I watched my indicators. When things lined up, I went short and rode it out. Good trade!!

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Not my best day. I did not do as well as I would have liked, but I traded. And for the most part I followed my strategy. I say 'most part' because I did not let my ATM strategies run. I was trading 'scared money' which I can not do. Had I not intervened, I would have made all three targets. I took a screen shot of the move so I could remember. Scared money should not be trading! Why was it scared money?? I think it's because I was trying to make my stats look good and not look like a loser to the people who visit my posts. That being said, I have to be me.

On a positive note, I learned something about myself and got stronger in my methodology. It's all good!

I have attached my missed opportunity trade and my PnL.

Enjoy
G

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Hey G, at least you noticed that you did it dude! Waaaaay better to c0ck up and notice than pretend to yourself that you did the right thing all along!

Good Luck hombré!!

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Okay...I missed yesterday's journal entry so I need to catch up. I had three losers yesterday. I hit my limit and quit. It was not my best day. Now I have three different days with losing balances. Why is that? Is there a lesson to be learned? Is there a pattern? Each of those days, I was trying to trade...on the road...on my laptop...in a less than desireable time situation. Moral of the story...don't trade on the road. If I'm not home, I don't trade! That's the good thing about sim...learn from your mistakes...FOR FREE!

Now on to today's trades. I made four trades. I was up $600+ on two trades and got greedy. I entered a less than perfect trade and got whacked! My next trade, I took a quick win because price action was being stubborn (trying to trade during the lunch hour!), so I took a few more dollars and called it quits.

Not my best day trading and not my worst. $600 would have been better than $300, but they are both better than a negative...MUCH BETTER!!!

I am still looking to go live on 8/23/10! I truly believe that I can be successful with this metod. Time will tell!!

I put my standard thumbnails here plus the graphs that are part of my spreadsheet.

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Nice trading day. I kept my cool and did well. I made two tades and followed my stategy. I am counting an error for myself because I took the first trade right at the open. I think that is less than optimal for my long term success, so I am counting it as an error. I am modifying my spreadsheet and going back to do a serious analysis of the errors I made since I settled on this method. I will share the results when I have compiled the information.

My numbers are still good and I feel good about how things are going. I think the hard part is being slow and consistent in my money management. I feel like I have to make the whole thing in a week. When I think about it, I only NEED $100 a day to survive, $250 would make things nice and $500 a day would be pure delight. I am not a greedy person. I just lack patience. I have a new badge for my trading jacket (attached). It's a funny statement, but it tends to identify my personality. My years as a fighter pilot were not good for my trading psyche.

I have downloaded and am looking at Wicked Renko charts. I am not ready to wholeheartedly switch, but they do add another dimension to my charts. I included that in my trading screen shots below.

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Hi Gordo,
I watched the ZelmaVelda visual and liked it very much.
Is it possible, you, kindly, make a NinjaTrader's 6.5 version, please?
All the best.
Barrosco.

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Hey there Barrosco
I'm sorry but I will not be able to honor your request. I have made a full transition to NT7 and can't get back into NT6.5. I believe NT7 will be out of Beta soon and writing indicators in a soon to be obsolete version doesn't help me much in my trading so I'm not dedicating any time to NT6.5 versions.
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Hi Gordo,
Thanks for your reply.
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